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This is a place where you can create articles about your ancestors, and easily link them to other articles about where and when they lived. You can work wholly within this wiki, or you can link your articles to sites on the world wide web. And because this is a wiki format, you can work collaboratively with others to create a network of articles about your ancestors and about those they lived and worked with — or simply about people you find interesting. It is our hope that, as this site grows, we will gradually be able to link our ancestors into a network that goes far beyond the simple nuts and bolts of who lived where and when.

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William Hancy (1766-1830) (a 220-kB article by one of our contributors who joined Familypedia as recently as December 2012!) - William Hancy was born circa 1766 in United Kingdom ... and died 6 December 1830 in Baulkham Hills, The Hills Shire, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of head injury from being thrown from the horse he was riding.
Immigrant on the Minorca in 1801
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Today is December 19.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Rachel Abbott (1835-1911) Jonathan Abbott (c1800-c1848) Ada Wright (1799-1882) Licking County, Ohio, United States
Farroll Jasper "Preacher" Alford (1916-2001) Samuel Nathaniel Alford (1885-1961) Hattie Jane Magee (1890-1973) Walthall County
Martha Barlow (1853-1920) Charles Barlow (1813-1901) Amelia Sherringham (1820-1896) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Joseph Henry Barsden (1873-1943) Joseph Henry Barsden (1851-1901) Kerrenhappuch Shield (1854-1895) Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Peter Behre (1872-1926) George Ludwig Frederick Behre (1844-aft1900) Regina Tillman ( -aft1872) North Rhineland, Germany
Bertrude Leopold Blyton (1889-1917) Henry Blyton (1851-1932) Eliza Glanville (1861-1939) Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Guurtje Breed (1848-1892) Arie Breed (1820-1864) Eefje Brakeboer (c1820-?) Hoorn
Mary Brown (1761-1844) New York, New York
Sophia Budd (1826-1913) Thomas Budds (1788-1833) Hozapha Besquante Wood (c1797-1868) Chatham Barracks, London, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Caroline Laura Jane Bridgeland (1865-1955) Charles Bridgeland (Bef 1850-?) Welland, Ontario, Canada 90
Klothilde Brunswik von Korompa (1869-1903) Romeo Hugo Brunswik von Korompa (1832-1889) Rosalie Ungard (1838-c1895) Vienna, Austria-Hungary 34
Agnes Capet (1260-1327) Louis IX Capet (1214-1270) Marguerite de Provence (1221-1295) 67
James Clark (1602-1674) 72
Harriet Cozens (1804-1874) William R Cozens, Dr (-1823) Charlotte Nicola (1761-c1835) Rahway, New Jersey, United States 70
Thomas Eather (1800-1886) Thomas Eather (1764-1827) Elizabeth Lee (c1771-1860) Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 86
Harriet Marion Fulljames (1868-1956) Charles Fulljames (1840-1907) Janet Algie (c1851-1940) Taree, New South Wales, Australia 88
John Gallup (1620-1675) John Gallup (c1596-1650) Christobel Crabbe Bruchett (1592-1655) South Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
Henry Gardner (1818-1879) Edward Gardner (-) Mary Bolton (-) Balmain, New South Wales, Australia 61
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Henry Alce (c1810-c1836) Charlotte Gutsell (1819-1891) Sydney
Elizabeth Allyn (1700-aft1752) Joseph Allyn (1671-bef1743) Mary Doty (1671-bef1743) Hezekiah Kilbourn (1700-?) Wethersfield, Connecticut
Jan Bijl (1892-1973) Dirk Bijl (1860-1894) Niesje Tol (1862-1940) Annigtje Mientjes (c1892-) Rotterdam
Nancy Jane Blackwell (c1810-) Thomas E. Pigott (1804-1866)
Thomas Bray (1792-1855) John Bray (1760-1797) Mary Devine (1766-1827) Martha Squire (1794-1814)+Ann Bloodworth (1798-1875) Sydney
Mary Brown (1761-1844) Samuel Doty (1765-1829) New York
Walter Butler (1703-1783) John Butler (c1672-c1740) Ellen Morris
Stephanie Agnes Cooper (1883-1918) Alfred Cooper (1838-1908) Agnes Cecil Emmeline Duff (1852-1925) Arthur Francis Levita (1865-1910)+Maurice Ffoliot Rhys Wingfield (1879-1941) London
William Harris Cravigan (1861-1944) William Cravigan (1833-1912) Ann Jane Francis (1836-1930) Catherine Carolan (1868-1901)+Isabella Annie McPherson (1866-1947) Woodburn, New South Wales
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
William Forbes, 7th Lord Forbes (1513-1593) John Forbes, 6th Lord Forbes (c1475-1547) Christiana Lundin (c1460) Unknown+Elizabeth Keith (1522)
Mary Ann Rose (1780-1838) Thomas Rose (c1749-1833) Jane Topp (c1757-1827) William Green (c1774-1806)+Henry Murray (c1776-1812)+James Singleton (c1777-1849) Parramatta
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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

    Hi

    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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