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Today is October 21.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Frank Leonard Andrews (1881-1936) William Andrews (c1844-1928) Ellen Hillier (1852-1923) Smithfield, South Australia, Australia
Joachim Ernst von Anhalt-Dessau (1536-1586) Johann IV. von Anhalt-Dessau (1504-1551) Margaretha von Brandenburg (1511-1577) Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf (1349-1386) John Bardolf (1312-1363) Elizabeth d'Amory (1318-1361) Wormegay, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Blackman (1821-1897) Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843) Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857) Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia
Dorothy Bland (1761-1816) Francis Bland (c1740-1778) Ireland
Stephen Campbell Brown (1829-1882) John Brown (bef1829) Frances Helen Watson (bef1829) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marijtje Bulloper (1751-1829) Cornelis Bulloper (1731-1803) Dina Seegers (c1722-1787) Wervershoof
Emily Alice Marsden Clyburn (1873-1936) Thomas Clyburn (1834-1891) Elizabeth Jane Robinson (1844-1922) Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia
William Davis (1771-1872) William Davis (1748-1803) Anna Wilbor (1748-) Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Charles George James Arbuthnot (1801-1870) Charles Arbuthnot (1767-1850) Marcia Mary Anne Clapcott-Lisle (1774-1806) 69
Sara Armijs (1763-1820) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands 57
Sophia M Arndell (1825-1904) Samuel Arndell (1797-1874) Elizabeth Dring (1794-1890) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 79
Francis Bernard (c1528-1602) John Bernard (c1491-1549) Cecily Muscote (c1500-?) Northamptonshire, England "Northamptonshire, England" 74
Birger Magnusson (c1200-1266) Magnus Minniskiöld (c1175-c1209) Ingrid Ylva (bef1195-) 66
Percival Harley Blackman (1890-1954) William George Blackman (1854-1930) Alice Burden Nevell (1869-1958) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 64
Thomas Bridge (1852-1882) Benjamin Bridge (1816-1875) Susannah Ann Craft (1820-1910) Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 30
Johannes Hendrikus Brussé (1814-1841) Johannes Brussé (1792-1840) Johanna Hendrika van der Heijden (1791-1841) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Charles VI de Valois (1368-1422) Charles V de Valois (1338-1380) Jeanne de Bourbon (1338-1378) 54
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
Sarah Arnold (1790-1867) William Arnold (c1751-1831) Mary Stocker (c1755-1842) Thomas Smith (1795-1879) Guilden Morden
Leonardus Gerardus Bakker (1858-1945) Leendert Bakker (1825-1866) Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893) Antonia Burgers (c1856-)+Catharina Paardekooper+Anna Maria Does (c1861-1951) Alkemade
Mary Bigelow (1775-1864) Thomas Bigelow (1753-1837) Hannah Chase (1757-1848) Aaron White (1773-1846)
John Billing (1846-1896) Joseph Billing (c1816-1884) Sarah unknown (c1821-1870) Anne Marie Broster (1848-1898) Penfield, South Australia
Anne Marie Broster (1848-1898) George Broster (1823-1901) Elizabeth Chivell (c1829-1893) John Billing (1846-1896) Penfield, South Australia
Robert Puckett Butt (1843-1927) Richard Alfred Butt (1825-1863) Sarah Maria Puckett (1826-1893) Esther Ann Lawton (1854-1934) Yass, New South Wales
Reginald Harcourt Buttsworth (1913-1996) Henry Wilberforce Buttsworth (1883-1977) Millicent Redman (1896-1921) Emily May Gough (1918-1989) Taree, New South Wales
Colin Robert Vaughan Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor (1962) Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor (1932-1993) Cathryn Hinde (c1932-) Isabella Rachel Stanhope (1966) Adare
Charles Cheney (1803-1871) George Cheney (1771-1829) Electa Woodbridge (1760-1853) Waitstill Shaw (1780-1841) Providence, Rhode Island
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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
Ann Burrell (c1820-1900) John Burrell (1797-1884) Mary Horton (1806-1876) John Daley (1814-1841)+Joseph Wright (1822-1852)+James Greenfield (1801-1868) Windsor, New South Wales
Karl Ludwig von Österreich (1833-1896) Franz Karl von Österreich (1802-1878) Sophie Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmine von Bayern (1805-1872) Margarete von Sachsen (1840-1858) + Maria Annunziata delle Due Sicilie (1843-1871) + Maria Teresa de Bragança (1855-1944)
Jakob I. von Mörs und Saarwerden (c1421-1483) Johann I. von Mörs und Saarwerden (c1384-1431) Adelheid von Geroldseck-Lahr (c1396-aft1440) Anastasie von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg (c1424-1452)+Kunigunde von Waldburg zu Sonnenberg (c1444-)
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    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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    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.

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