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Today is July 30.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Andrew Avison (1871-1914) Andrew Avison (1834-1882) Ann Clapham (1835-1913) Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
James Edward Baglin (1863-?) James Poulton Baglin (c1835-1912) Caroline Lovell (c1842-1872) Keynsham, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Bankin (1814-1878) Richard Bankin (1758-1845) Prudence Perkins (1783-1828) Hornchurch, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Brown (1845-1908) Thomas Brown (1806-1871) Sarah Benn Turk (1811-1902) New South Wales, Australia
Charles VIII de Valois (1470-1498) Louis XI de Valois (1423-1483) Charlotte de Savoie (1441-1483)
John Coltrin (1775-1846) John Coltrin (1738-1828) Rebecca Maxham (1742-1805) Tolland, Tolland, Connecticutt, USA
Archibald Graham Davidson (1837-1905) William Davidson (1807-1878) Janet Graham (?-?) Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Rose Baldi Douglas (1920-1994) Charles Gwynn Douglas (1891-1959) Louise Baldi (1896-1976) Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Jane Elizabeth Duff (1839-1920) Peter Duff (1814-1850) Sarah Ann Hobden (1822-1872) Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Anna Margaret Aires (c1567-1629) John R. Aires (1540-1566) Margaret R. Whitford (c1544-) Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom 62
Eliza Maria Allred (1822-1842) James Allred (1784-1876) Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Johann I. von Sachsen-Lauenburg (c1248-1286) Albrecht I. von Sachsen (c1180-1261) Helene von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1223-1273) Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany 38
Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia 89
Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940) John Theodore Thomas Boyd (1825-1891) Lucy Charlotte Martin (c1835-1908) Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 78
Gesche Bremer (1732-1809) Stoffer Bremer (1665-1737) Anna Muller (1692-1750) Kutenholz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Florence Amy Bridge (1865-1950) Joseph Bridge (1840-1916) Rose Anna Elizabeth Chick (1840-1916) "Lake View", Wangi, New South Wales, Australia 85
Maud Lilley Burgess (1875-1962) George Burgess (1829-1905) Eliza Knight (1844-1878) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 87
Thomas Butler (1634-1680) James Butler (1610-1688) Elizabeth Preston (1615-1684) 46
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret (1338-1401) Bernard Aiz d'Albret (c1290-1358) Mathe d'Armagnac (-1364) Marguerite de Bourbon (1344-1416)
Robert Johnston Barton (1809-1863) Charles Barton (1760-1819) Susannah Johnston (1770) Emily Mary Darvall (1817-1909) St James, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Frederick Augustine Bool (1881-1915) George Bool (1835-1900) Martha Geard (1835-1922) Alice Ann Taunton (1883-1970) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Jane Cameron (c1841-1916) John Robert Graham (c1834-1899) South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Marguerite de Bourbon (1344-1416) Pierre I de Bourbon (1311-1356) Isabella de Valois (1313-1383) Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret (1338-1401)
Matilda Rebecca Cavanough (1832-1909) Owen Cavanough (1799-1885) Celia Collins (1810-1890) Thomas Everingham (1827-1916) Lower Portland Head, New South Wales, Australia
Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (1868-1938) Edward Cavendish (1838-1891) Emma Elizabeth Lascelles (1838-1920) Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice (1870-1960)
Alfred George Christmas (1841-1933) Joseph Christmas (bef1841) Matilda unknown (bef1841) Emily Gorfen Yolland (1839-1888)
Eliza Charlotte Darvall (c1820-1909) Edward Darvall (1773-1869) Emily Godschall-Johnson (c1788-1841) Henry Herman Kater (c1813-1881) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd Viscount of Arbuthnott (bef1648-1682) Robert Arbuthnot, 1st Viscount of Arbuthnott (c1617-1655) Marjory Carnegie (-1651) Catherine Gordon (1644-1692)
George Bailey (1843-1915) John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890) Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885) Lucy Northcott (1851-1935) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Brigham (1641-1717) Thomas Brigham (1603-1653) Mercy Hurd (1616-1693) Susanna Shattuck (1642-1716) Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Catherine Shaw (1799-1894) William Shaw (c1758-1815) Catherine Neal (c1777-1813) John Medhurst (1803-1887) St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
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    Another software change, over which we users have no control, has caused problems with renaming pages and maybe with other things. Please read the notes at the top of Help:Renaming pages.

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    My Sixteen

    March 6, 2015 by Kimbo8867

    One of my 8 great, great grandmothers-Phoebe Ann Bronson, was born September 28, 1859 on the  NJ side of Greenwood Lake. Her family lived in Warwick, NY which is not far from Greenwood Lake. I believe that her mother moved in with her sister to have the baby, as census records show Phoebe's aunt, Elizabeth Decker Leachman, residing in Greenwood La…

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  • Robin Patterson

    Something (probably the latest Wikia appearance change) has disabled our main person input form. We are contacting Wikia about it.

    To create new person-pages, please go to Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person or Forum:Data entry without using Form:Person/model and copy-n-paste.

    For existing pages, "Edit with form" may work; if not, just use "E…

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    Braham Abrahams family

    October 1, 2014 by Jslash831

    I have been researching my paternal side of the family for about 15 years now.  Initially I had my last name only to research, Braham, while researching more and more I found that the original surname was Abraham(s), depending on the person, time and place.  But the curious thing was/is that the family went by Braham Abrahams.  There was a brother…

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