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Today is May 30.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Nicolaas Bakker (1816-1902) Jan Bakker (1780-1837) Jannetje van Diemen (1776-1833) Roelofarendsveen, South Holland, Netherlands
Wellow Baldwin (1804-1869) Henry Baldwin (c1771-1843) Elizabeth Carpenter (1775-1839) Mulgrave Place, New South Wales, Australia
Edward Beecroft (1827-1880) Edward Beecroft (1799-1857) Corah Maskey (1809-1881) South Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Ethel Ruby Idonea Blackman (1884-1952) George Harley Blackman (1838-1916) Margaret Ann Wilson (c1844-1909) Cullenbone, New South Wales, Australia
Philadelphia Blanch (1823-1872) Edward Blanch (c1787-1860) Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837) Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Anders Johan Alfrid Byström (1843-?) Anders Garp (1814-?) Christina Gustava Lisa Widegren (1820-1880) (Roma, Gotland, Sweden)
Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848) Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) Mary Howard (1740-1770) Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Bertha Mae DeCroteau (1889-1968) Julius Croto (1848-1936) Mary Louise Lapierre (1849-1943) South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States of America
Benjamin Doty (1689-1770) Edward Doty (bef1638-aft1688) Sarah Faunce (c1645-1695) Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Roland Allen (1898-1978) William Allen (1868-1948) Lillian Merryweather (1868-1944) Louth, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom 80
John Backhouse (1817-1907) John Backhouse (bef1817) Catherine Thompson (bef1817) Moruya, New South Wales, Australia 90
Albert Warren Baker (1908-1909) William Baker (1872-1950) Emily May Thwaite (1873-1956) Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia 1
Edward Baker (1819-1861) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia 42
Mary Barker (c1670-1734) Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994) George Taft Benson (1875-1934) Sarah Sophia Dunkley (1878-1933) Salt Lake City, Utah, United States 95
Claus Bostelmann (1735-1803) Kutenholz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Lillian "Dolly" Britten (1912-1995) Louis Frederick Breitenbuecher (1884-1970) Lillian Hodge (1891-1940) 83
Jane Brown (1853-1892) John Brown (1821-1896) Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908) Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia 39
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
William Aldridge (1772-1832) John Aldridge (bef1772-) Lucy Howell (bef1772-) Kezia Smith (1798-1870) Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Elspeth Anderson (c1794-1882) Alexander Anderson (bef1794-) Elsie Forsyth (bef1794-) John Ross (-bef1883) Duffus, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
John Cavelor Arbon (1813-1864) James Arbon (1780-1864) Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868) Rebecca Dennis (1812-1864) Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Matthew Baglin (c1725-1803) John Baglin (c1697-?) Mary Peglar (c1705-?) Ann Neville (c1725-1803) Uley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Joseph Bailey (1845-1928) John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890) Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885) Amelia Ann Fernance (1850-1917) St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Berkeley (1750-1828) Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley (1716-1755) Elizabeth Drax (c1720-1792) William Craven, 6th Baron Craven (1738-1791)
Emily Althea Blanch (1891-1983) Thomas Blanch (1854-1931) Ada Jane Rachel Cravigan (1859-1945) Adam Ernest Rankin (1887-1957) Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Jantje Blikkenhorst (1812-?) Hendrik Blikkenhorst (1782-?) Adriana Waterman (1782-?) Dirk Schoonbergen (c1803-bef1862) den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands
Henry Botting (1761) Henry Botting (1729-1810) Mary Francis (bef1759) Ann Heasman (1758-1846) Brewhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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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
Afonso V of Portugal (1432-1481) Edward of Portugal (1391-1438) Eleanor of Aragon (1402-1445) Juana of Castile (1462-1530) Plasencia
Thomas de Berkeley (c1310-1361) Maurice de Berkeley (1280-1326) Eva la Zouche (-1314) Katherine de Clyvedon Charfield, Gloucester
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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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    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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  • 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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