Help us connect Christine to our Global Tree!

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Hi Folks,

Christine recently joined WikiTree in hopes she'd be able to find her connection to our Global Tree. She is entering what she can, but would love to have a hand from our crew of GFR volunteers to trace her into the family. Here is what we have so far; remember all discussions, comments, cool finds, questions, and updates can happen here on the thread:

Frederick Eccles of Birmingham, Engand married to Beatrice Maude Price


John Thomas Davidson married to Francis HIgginson

WikiTree profile: Francis Davidson
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
Probable match for Francis Higginson (typically the spelling of Francis with an 'i' is a male and Frances with an 'e' is a female). Christine's 'Francis' is a female.
Frances Jane Higginson
England and Wales Census, 1871
Father is a match to William Higginson and he was born in Cheshire, which is very close to Worcester. This matches the notes in Williams profile.

good luck with your search!

2 Answers

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Best answer
Hello Christine and Abby

Looks like Frederick Eccles and a bit more of his family tree is already on Wikitree -  Perhaps the profile manager of that profile knows more?

As they seem to be English, the best option to try and find more ancestors might be to track back in the English census and also look at the BMD material.

Most of the paid genealogical sites have the complete census from 1841-1911 and I think it was mentioned on G2G recently that has a 2 week trial.  On you can also buy credits rather than pay for a full subscription.  The 1881 census is freely available and that can be accessed via FamilySearch and probably other places.  There is also the FreeCEN site but not a great deal has been entered for some counties and you have to take pot luck.

The FreeBMD site is much more complete and although it only provides the index can be helpful in working out other relationships.

answered by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (298k points)
selected by Sharon Centanne
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If we're sticking with the Birmingham area for the family there is a Joseph Eccles with father James in the 1881 census.  Looks like Ann Maria was not the mother of Joseph though.


James Eccles Head M 40 Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Ann Maria Eccles Wife F 33 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Joseph Eccles Son M 20 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Frank Eccles Son M 9 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
James Eccles Son M 8 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Harry Eccles Son M 3 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Anne Elizth Eccles Daughter F 0

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


answered by Brenda Butler G2G6 Mach 3 (38.7k points)

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