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Today is January 26.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Sijmon Gerritsz (1663-1730) Gerardus Euverst (c1633-1720) Griedt Simons (c1638-bef1699) Wervershoof
Alfred Edward Adams (1877-1882) Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920) Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925) Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath (1905-1992) Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath (1862-1946) Violet Caroline Mordaunt (1869-1928) Longleat, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Thomas Bellamy (1846-1892) William Bellamy (1823-1891) Elanor Thompson (1824-1897) Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Janet Bentley (1811-1848) James Bentley (1771-1846) Isobel Dingwall-Fordyce (1771-1854) Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Gijsbert Bleijenberg (c1770-1840) Wouter Woutersz Bleijenberg (1743-) Lisabeth Gijsbertsen Burgers (1743-bef1791) Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gerrit Blokhuis (1842-1844) Peter Blokhuis (c1806-) Petronella van Rijn (c1809-1848) Diemen, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Gulia Boggs (1894-?) Clement Boggs Leora McAtee (Caldwell, Ohio)
Marrigje Adriana Boot (1900-1976) Casper Boot (c1875-1919) Mensje Schlingmann (c1870-1942) Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Thomas Arbuthnot (1776-1849) John Arbuthnot (c1728-1797) Anne Stone (c1733-1782) Salford, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom 73
Maartje Bakker (1785-1840) Johannes Bakker (1746-) Hildegondis van Grieken (1757-1828) Alkemade, South Holland, Netherlands
John Levi Bankston (1848-1933) Levi Harrison Bankston (1816-1900) Sarah Magee (1821-1900) 85
Sarah Bayly (1849-1898) Nicholas Paget Bayly (1814-1879) Sarah Amelia Blackman (1827-1909) Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia 49
Gustav Adolf of Sweden (1906-1947) Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973) Margaret of Connaught (1882-1920) Copenhagen, Denmark 41
Thomas Best (1799-1874) George Best (c1763-1836) Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833) "Tangmangaroo", Gunning, New South Wales, Australia 75
Isabella Blackman (1866-1949) Thomas Harley Blackman (1818-1879) Cathrine McCann (1829-1894) 83
Jacobus Brussé (1827-1910) Jacobus Brussé (1794-1860) Carolina van Schuik (c1792-1854) Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands 83
Ann Butler (1831-1907) Sylvester Butler (c1804-1847) Ann Andrew Elkin (1805-1833) Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) Thomas Adair (1774-1858) Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Frances Rogers (1818-1847) Pickens County, Alabama
Frederick Walter Botting (1894) Frank Botting (1859) Annie (bef1882) Kathleen O'Reily (1892) Norwood, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington (bef1674-1704) Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan (1639-1694) Jane Seymour (1637-1679) Juliana Noel (1672-1750)
James A.N. Butler (1893-1971) James A.W.F. Butler (1849-1943) Ellen Stager Jessie Carlos Clarke
Maria II of Portugal (1819-1853) Pedro I of Brazil (1798-1834) Maria Leopoldine von Österreich (1797-1826) Auguste Charles von Leuchtenberg (1810-1835)
Thomas Chapman (1701-1793) Thomas Chapman (1683-1721) Ann Kettell (1679-1767) Mary Throop (1707-1795) Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Joseph Cheney (1726-1810) Daniel Cheney (1699-1791) Sarah Littlefield (1695-1791) Dorcus Stewart (1735-1817) Wells, York County, Maine, United States
David Chidester (1840-1929) John Madison Chidester (1809-1893) Mary Josephine Parker (1809-1879) Rebecca Ann Price (1845-1929) Washington, Washington County, Utah
Richard Crossingham (1833-1917) Richard Crossingham (1813-1874) Henrietta Tolhurst (1811-1894) Harriett Maria Field (1837-1908) Bolwarra, 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
Adeline Annie Blanch (1887-1965) Thomas Blanch (1854-1931) Ada Jane Rachel Cravigan (1859-1945) Patrick Henry O'Connor (1879-1952) Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Alfred Marks (1870-1961) Elisha Marks (1846-1939) Sarah Ann Quince (1852-1918) Amelia Eve Hackney Wong (1869-1959) Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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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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  • Jslash831

    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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  • Robin Patterson

    Wikia management decided last year not to allow any more Wikia sites to take up Semantic MediaWiki, because of apparently insoluble problems. As our expert staffer said, "SMW is tough to run on a wiki, it's almost impossible to run effectively on a farming platform like Wikia."

    At that time staff remained "committed to keeping it active and useable…

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  • Phil allen


    August 26, 2014 by Phil allen

    Thanks for the updates and addition of the tree, will look at that functionality next time I am editing. have lots more data in ancestory but the transfer is manual so takes time. Shame there is no automtic GED transfer to get the process started.

    Cheers Phil Allen

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  • Robin Patterson

    The 33,333 counts only the pictures that have been uploaded. There are thousands more that appear automatically by a process of transclusion from Wikimedia Commons.

    Uploaded images include relatives' contributions of photos of people and the places where they lived as well as of original census pages and a variety of other matters of genealogical i…

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