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Today is May 6.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Imre Bezerédj (1922) Imre Bezerédj (1887-1976) Piroska Ugron (1894-1968) Szombathely, Vas County, Western Transdanubia Region, Hungary
Walter Vivian Harcourt Biddell (1859-1933) Walter Biddell (?-?) Eliza Jane Sheppy (?-?) Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (1953) Charles Leonard Augustus Parsons (1923-2012) Hazel Corscadden (1923-1975) Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dimitrie Bogdan (1876-1969) Lupu Bogdan (1843-1890) Maria Docan (1849-1911) Gâdinți, Neamț County, Moldavia, Romania
Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon (1890-1967) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) Ham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Mary Jane Browne (1840-1894) John Browne (1803-1881) Elizabeth Mary Alcorn (1806-1876) Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Rachel Buell (1826-1905) Orange Buell (1792-1878) Fannie Freeman (1787-1873)
Jonathan James Bush (1931) Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) Dorothy Wear Walker (1901-1992) Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
John Buttsworth (1824-1896) Henry Buttsworth (1789-1853) Sarah Rose (1795-1869) Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Cora Arledge (1886-1963) George F. Arledge (1863-1936) Cora Rebecca Wiggins (1871-1943) Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, United States 77
George Tatum Atkinson (1810-1894) John Atkinson (1756-1837) Elizabeth Borton (1768-1838) Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States 84
Johann Leonhard Bach (1792-1792) Johann Georg Bach (1756-1823) Maria Magdalena Eschenbach (1759-1844) (Germany) 0
Alfred Baker (1851-1934) William Baker (1814-1898) Frances Friend (1826-1906) Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico 83
Clara Baker (1852-1908) William Baker (1822-1907) Julia Ann Scanlin (c1824-1885) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 56
George Henry Beasley (1842-1923) Charles Beasley (1807-1876) Sarah Dean (1810-1874) Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia 81
Anna Fidelia Beck (1889-1963) Samuel Clinton Beck (1858-1938) Marietta Anna Johnson (1861-1949) Lake Worth, Florida, United States 74
Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1950-2000) Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1928) Adriana Henriëtte Meijers (1930-2006) Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands 50
James Blackman (1759-1842) James Blackman (1733-aft1759) Jane Hearn (bef1739-aft1759) Dewhurst Cottage, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 83
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Trijntje Elberts (-) Joris Oud (-) Westwoud
George Washington Adair (1818-1897) Thomas Adair (1774-1858) Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Tiaga, Pitts County, Iowa
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930) Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones (1899-1966) Anne Messel (1902-1992) Margaret Rose of the United Kingdom (1930-2002) Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912) Elijah Randolph Billingsley (1806-1888) Emeline Lovina Northcott (1806-1882) George Washington Adair (1818-1897) Tiaga, Pitts County, Iowa
Rebecca Bloodworth (1833-c1913) James Bloodworth (1790-1857) Maria Pantony Lee (1795-1895) Charles Daniel Younger (c1833-1878) St James's, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Blundell (1846-1933) Joseph Blundell (1798-1874) Susan Osborne (1812-1892) Flora McLennan (1845-1917) Wesleyan Parsonage, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Caroline Brown (1845-1908) Thomas Brown (1806-1871) Sarah Benn Turk (1811-1902) William Southwell (1840-1877) Yass, New South Wales, Australia
Afonso V of Portugal (1432-1481) Edward of Portugal (1391-1438) Eleanor of Aragon (1402-1445) Isabel of Coimbra (1432-1455)
Cornelis Cats (1905-1992) Elias Levy Cats Maria Wilhelmina Schonk Gesina Elisabeth Vitali (1913-1948) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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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
Simon Bankras (1797-1841) Jacob Bankras (1770-1818) Geertje Schuytemaker (1759-1824) Neeltje Pater (1784-1848) Blokker
Elizabeth Charlton (1807-1860) William Charlton (1768-1839) Mary Gittos (c1771-1847) Matthew Smith Finley (?-1861) Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
William French (1603-1681) Thomas French (1568-1613) Anne Olmstead (c1566-1624) Mary Lathrop (1640-1735) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Ferdinando III di Toscana (1769-1824) Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen (1747-1792) Maria Luisa de España (1745-1792) Maria Ferdinanda von Sachsen (1796-1865) Florence
Mary Lathrop (1640-1735) Thomas Lathrop (1612-c1707) Sarah Learned (1614-c1652) William French (1603-1681) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Samuel Manning (1644-1711) William Manning (1614-1691) Dorothy Adams (1612-1692) Abiel Wight (1654-1713) Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch (1651-1732) Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch (1626-1651) Margaret Leslie (c1620-1688) Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis (1655-1698) St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Joseph Fielding Smith (1838-1918) Hyrum Smith (1800-1844) Mary Fielding (1801-1852) Julina Lambson (1849-1936)
Hermijntje van Vliet (1791-1861) Gerrit van Vliet (1758-1831) Susanna Snappenburg (1759-1832) Jacob Kort (c1795-1855) Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
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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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    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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    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.

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