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Today is February 1.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Martha Bigelow (1662-1729) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Trijntje Botman (1847-1880) Meindert Jansz Botman (1815-1856) Rigt Kok (1819-1893)
Marie-Thérèse de Bourbon (1666-1732) Henri Jules de Bourbon (1643-1709) Anna Henriette Julie von Pfalz-Simmern (1648-1723) Paris
John Chandler (1762-1841) Joseph Chandler (bef1745) Lydia Eastman (1726-1820) Epping, New Hampshire, United States
William Thomas Collier (1861-1939) Robert Collier (c1830-1902) Mary Kirkman (1834-1904) Butchers Gully, Nundle, New South Wales, Australia
George Cox (1847-1922) Richard Goodman Cox (1805-1894) Elizabeth Cowley (1809-1869) Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Mary Cox (1830-1890) Richard Goodman Cox (1805-1894) Elizabeth Cowley (1809-1869) Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
John Cramsie (1832-1910) William Cramsie (1788-1862) Anne Boyd (-1868) Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Catherine Clare Critchlow (1964-1964) Jeffery Edward Critchlow (?-?) Margaret Hughes (?-?) Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Abigail Abbot (1734-1807) Benjamin Abbot (1686-1748) Abigail Abbot (1699-1753) Andover, Massachusetts, United States 73
Hermann III. von Brandenburg (c1271-1308) Otto V. von Brandenburg (c1246-1298) Judith von Henneberg (c1247-bef1295) Eldenburg 37
Jutta von Brandenburg (c1301-1353) Hermann III. von Brandenburg (c1271-1308) Anna von Habsburg (c1278-1327) 52
Hedley Francis S Askew (1895-1972) William Askew (c1844-1925) Hannah French Phillips (1854-1944) Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia 77
Johann Georg Bach (1836-1903) Johann Konrad Bach (1794-1857) Anna Maria Schmidt (1796-1877) Germany 67
Robert de Beauchamp (-bef1252) Simon de Valletourt Unknown de Beauchamp (c1200-) England
Henry H. Beck (1833-1910) Andrew Beck (1807-1882) Lydia Fenstermacher (1814-1878) Salem Township, Allegan County, Michigan, United States 77
William Bennett (1863-1923) Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States 60
Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Westminister, Worcester County, Massachusetts 90
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Rosa Algeo (1883-1965) Charles Lockhart Algeo (1857-1943) Fanny Crossingham (1856-1943) Sydney Jonathan George Lambert (1884-1968) Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Samuel B. Arbuthnot (1848-1889) James Gibson Arbuthnot (1816-1893) Mary Catherine Vogel or Fogal (1826-1900) Sallie Kelley (c1848-) Pine Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Rebecca Frances Ashcroft (1854-1937) Henry Ashcroft (1827-1896) Rebecca Frances Taber (1830-1902) William Dean (c1851-1925) Molong, New South Wales, Australia
Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916) Catherine Levingston (1856-1942) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
James Thomas John Bean (1753-1839) Thomas Bean (1709-1761) Elizabeth Pitt (1716-1760) Elizabeth Taylor (1754-1818) St James, Piccadilly, England, United Kingdom
Maria Barbara Beck (c1722-1771) Michael Beck (c1692-?) Johann Georg Balthasar Weinmann (c1721-1784) Tauberscheckenbach, Württemberg, Germany
John Bellamy (1803-1873) William Zadock Bellamy (c1772-1850) Ann Fay (1774-1843) Margaret Ann Kelly (1802-1856) St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) Berent Bentinck (1597-1668) Anna van Bloemendael (1622-1685) Anne Villiers (c1651-1688) The Hague, Netherlands
William Bowden (1819-1899) William Bowden (1796-1882) Elizabeth Godfrey (1798-1838) Caroline Munn (1818-1901) St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 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
Theodorus Jacobsz Bergman (1784-) Jacobus Dirksz Bergman (1756-) Catharina Steenvoorden (1761-) Elisabeth van Dam (1798-) Bloemendaal, North Holland, Netherlands
Francis F. Case (1902-1982) Rose Marie Conti (1921-2004) (Salamanca, New York)
Rose Marie Conti (1921-2004) Angelo Conti (1874-1935) Marianna Marie LaBarbera (1882-1960) Francis F. Case (1902-1982) Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States
Jan Egges (1643-1695) Egge Jorisz Maria Adelberti Walburgis Laan (1649-1716) Grootebroek
Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (c1313-1376) Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel (1285-1326) Alice de Warenne (1287-1338) Eleanor Plantagenet (c1318-1372)
Jacob Hartzell Foor (1860-1940) Joseph Ritter Foor (1833-1896) Teresa Smith (1840-1907) Carrie L Shaffer (1870-1958) Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, United States of America
Joseph Gore (c1670-1726) John Gore (bef1635-bef1674) Margaret ? Lucrecia Tugwell (Middlesex County)
Huibert Korver (1822-1881) Adrianus Korver (1788-1846) Lijsbeth Schuitenmaker (1789-1847) Grietje Elswijk (1840-1888) Egmond Binnen
Catherine Levingston (1856-1942) Robert Levingston (1812-1883) Mary Cosgrove (1816-1867) Frank Urquhart Austin (c1854-1916) Sydney, 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.

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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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  • 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."

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    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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    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.

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