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Today is January 29.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Eliza Ann Bickmore (1830-1901) William Montier Bickmore (1799-1882) Christena Bagley (1808-1880) Madison, Madison County, Illinois, United States
Apolonia Borst (1822-1909) Jan Borst (c1789-1850) Barbera Bakker (1791-1847) Hoogmade, South Holland, Netherlands
Amelia Carlisle (1813-1876) William Carlisle (c1784-1852) Mary Ann Gordon (c1791-1813) Mulgrave Place, New South Wales, Australia
Benjamin Cheney (1675-1718) Thomas Cheney (1630-1695) Jane Atkinson (1634-1724) Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Sarah Ann Christie (1852-1938) James Christie (1825-1895) Harriet Brown (1833-1913) Wheeo, New South Wales, Australia
Esther Cowle (1804-1880) Daniel Cowell (1761) Elizabeth Kelley (1769) Ballaugh, Isle of Man
Amanda Melvina Faubion (1825-1900) Jacob Faubion (1800-1849) Hephzibah Wall (1806-1888) Cocke County, Tennessee, United States
George FitzClarence (1794-1842) William IV of the United Kingdom (1765-1837) Dorothy Bland (1761-1816)
Lucretia Greene (1771-1851) Benjamin Greene (1738-1808) Elizabeth Whitwell Hubbard (1738-1808) Massachusetts, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) Leendert Bakker (1825-1866) Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 79
William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf (1349-1386) John Bardolf (1312-1363) Elizabeth d'Amory (1318-1361) England, United Kingdom
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917) Henry Baring (1776-1848) Cecilia Anne Windham (1803-1874) London, England, United Kingdom 76
Orissa Angela Bates (1823-1878) Cyrus Bates (1792-1839) Lydia Harrington (1795-1873) Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho
George Beehag (1876-1933) Isaac Beehag (1841-1895) Mary Ann Wilson (c1846-1924) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 57
Sarah Blackman (1815-1904) Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843) Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857) Bigga, New South Wales, Australia 89
Josiah Blundell (1877-1965) Joseph Blundell (1839-1906) Louisa Turnbull (1839-1920) Mooney Mooney, New South Wales, Australia 88
Anne Bourchier (c1572-1600) Thomas Bourchier (c1542-c1579) Bridget Scrope (c1546-?)
Louis I de Bourbon (1279-1342) Robert de Clermont (1256-1317) Béatrice de Bourgogne (1257-1310) 63
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Cornelius Kelso Tasman Blackman (1883-1942) Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914) Casiah Elizabeth Hill (1849-1913) Jean McEwan Frew (c1888-1918)
Stephen Campbell Brown (1829-1882) John Brown (bef1829) Frances Helen Watson (bef1829) Emma Booth Jones (c1836-1869) St Stephens, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Ebenezer Ernest Buttsworth (1866-1937) John Buttsworth (1824-1896) Priscilla Anne Jones (1827-1897) Fanny Coombes (1867-1955) Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Frederick John Caddy (1885-1970) William John (Ben) Caddy (c1858-c1952) Sarah Annie Haddy (1857) Doris Mary Lees (1892-1972) England
Fanny Coombes (1867-1955) James Coombes (1840-1927) Rosanna Lennon (1842-1924) Ebenezer Ernest Buttsworth (1866-1937) Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Isaac Coombes (1883-1970) John Coombes (1844-1942) Sarah Jane Cameron (1859-1917) Mary Ellen Smith (1883-1972) Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Maria Cramp (1865-1886) Benjamin Josiah Cramp (1840-1917) Martha Jane Squire Bray (1842-1926) John Kelly (c1848-1925) Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848) Susannah Wedgwood (1765-1817) Emma Wedgwood (1808-1896)
Thomas Hyde Fentiman (1756-1818) William Fentiman (c1709-1796) Sarah Hyde (c1714-1783) Ann Loat Southwark, London, England (Christ Church)
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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
James Maybury (1837-1896) William Maybury (1799-1843) Mary Ann Hale (1811) Elizabeth Priestley (1856-1932) Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Mitchell (c1802-1882) Thomas Mitchell Elizabeth Thomas (c1781-1830) Alexander Morrison (c1808-1874) Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia
August von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1614-1680) Johann Georg I. von Sachsen (1585-1656) Magdalena Sibylle von Preußen (1586-1659) Johanna Walpurgis von Leiningen-Westerburg (1647-1687) Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Elisabeth von Pfalz-Zweibrücken und Veldenz (1469-1500) Ludwig I. von Pfalz-Zweibrücken und Veldenz (1424-1489) Johanna de Croÿ-Porcéan (1435-1504) Johann Ludwig I. von Nassau-Saarbrücken (1472-1545) Saarbrücken
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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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