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William Wandless - was born on 18 Jan 1829 in New Town, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England
William Wanless - was born on 18 Jan 1846 in Leadgate, Lanchester, Durham, England
Hugh Wanlass - was born on 18 Jan 1868 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota, USA
Eldon Leroy "Roy" Wanless - was born on 18 Jan 1876 in Iowa
George Alexander Wanless - was born on 18 Jan 1877 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England

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Tree #12: James Wanlass & Margaret Neilson

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James Wanlass (1825-1895) of Midlothian, Scotland, married Margaret Neilson of East Lothian, Scotland in 1845. Most of their family immigrated in 3 groups to Salt Lake City, Utah in the mid 1870s. Family lore from several sources says James's mother died in an accident when he was young and he was raised first in an orphanage and then by a family called Ramsey. James's parentage is uncertain.

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GRO Birth Index 1837-1911 updated with mother’s maiden surnames

Updated the GRO Birth Index for 1837 to mid-1911 with mother’s maiden surnames, which are now supplied on the main GRO site.

Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall moved to tree 52

Moved the 45-person tree of Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall from the catch-all database (tree 100) into tree 52 (John Wanless and Ann Harpley/Hartley). We’re 90% sure Thomas is a son of John and added […]

George Wandless & Ann Lax moved to the Lumley-area tree

Moved the family of George Wandless & Ann Lax from the Strays tree into tree 35. Realized that Ann Lax Wandless was the Ann Wandless who married Thomas Turnbull, because their son William Turnbull b. […]