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Finding railroad maps for Germany in late 19th century?

I am studying a group of immigrants who came to the northeastern United States from Saxony in the 1870s to 1890s. Many of them were skilled workers all recruited from the same area specifically for ...
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DNA result notification lost

I sent in the tube with my DNA /fluid on the 14th of June and had a computer crash losing everything before having received notification of my test results from ancestry.com regarding my DNA results. ...
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How accurate are birth dates on the 1939 Register?

One of the most useful pieces of information on the 1939 Register is the date of birth, since there are no other country-wide records containing birth dates other than civil registration records. ...
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Benefits of joining the Guild of One-Name Studies?

For years I have been conducting an informal (and/or obsessive) one-name study. There are only 150 or so people who bear our surname globally, all but a handful of those in England. I have many ...
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Is there a word for my dad's uncle's children? [duplicate]

I am unsure if there is but is there a term to describe my dad's uncle's children in relationship to me? Are they likely second uncle's and aunts?
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Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

I have Naturalization papers of my Grandfather & it states he became Naturalized 20th of April 1896. We can find him in the 1920 & 1930 census...but nothing for the 1900 & 1910 census. ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

My 3rd Great Grand father died in 1906 and I am trying to verify who his father was. In Georgia they did not start issuing death certificates until 1913 or so. I do know that a doctor did the ...
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Finding Staquet/Degueldre/Casimir marriage record, likely in Pennsylvania?

I have information that my paternal great grandmother, Leonie Casimir (who settled in Philadelphia, PA, in the US), was married to Jean Baptiste Degueldre. Marriage took place July 30, 1883, in Meux, ...
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Identifying the father of a man born in Lemberg/Lviv/Lwow in 1884/85?

My great grandfather, Ignacy Isadore Pfeffer, was born in Lemberg, Austria in 1884/1885. We know that this area has traded hands multiple times in the years since his birth and was also known as ...
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Do insurance companies pay for ancestral DNA testing? [closed]

Do insurance companies pay for ancestral DNA testing? I tried to look it up but could find nothing, so I went on a online and a man said not to trust the census records.
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Citing or crediting leads to sources?

Many of the sources that I have found were a direct result of finding references to them on genealogy websites. For example, a reference on Ancestry.com to FindAGrave.com led me to performing my own ...
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1answer
101 views

Looking for evidence of my grandfather's German citizenship?

I am looking for records of my grandfather, Ernest Paul Wolf, born on 1.11.1899 in Strehlen, Silesia, son of Fiedrich Wolf and Auguste Krause, both German. During WWII he was a civilian. I need his ...
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Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

My Grandmother emigrated from Berditoscher, Russia in 1912. I'm trying to find out where this city was located? Updated to add the probable source of this information (incorporating information ...
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Seeking military record for father who was discharged in 1941? [duplicate]

He was discharged on 20.08.1941 para 390 (xv1) KR 4
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1answer
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How long after birth would a Catholic baptism have occurred in the late 19th Century in Mexico?

How long after an infant's birth would the baptism have occurred in the Catholic church in the 1890s in Mexico? I've found a record of a baptism that may be my grandfather's, but it is almost a year ...
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1answer
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Partial matches on Triangulated DNA segments

With DNA information from FamilyTreeDNA, I have determined trangulation groups. I have chromosome segments of significant size (> 10 cM) over which A (myself) matches B (my known cousin) and A (myself)...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

A relative has hundreds of photographs and other documents which he would like to make available to our fairly large number of known relatives. Presumably a web site would be the best way to do this (...
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2answers
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What year is this photo likely taken?

I've got a glossy photo that measures 3"×4.75" of a man near Devil's River, Texas with a car in the background. The back of the photo has a blue 10 on it from the film processing. What is the ...
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Where is Mary Elizabeth Richardson in the UK 1891 Census?

My 2nd great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ("Mary"), was born to Richard and Penelope Hill in Islington, London, on 01 Jan 1857. She is found with Richard, her stepmother Annie, and brother Richard D in ...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

I have a ship manifest for the Vaderland, run by Red Star, departing from Antwerp, Belgium and arriving at New York, New York on November 4, 1904: On line 21 is a Robert Gregorčič fromm Austria and of ...
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2answers
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I uploaded a tree to Ancestry and it has old UID facts. How do I delete them?

I uploaded a tree to Ancestry from a gedcom I had created some years ago. It included some UID facts. How do I delete these from a personal member tree?
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What does R nucleotide mean for mtDNA result?

I have a mtDNA (mtFull Sequence) test result on FamilyTreeDNA that shows Revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (CRS), and at Position 9053 the CRS shows G and my result is R. I thought DNA was either ...
3
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0answers
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Why do I get a better match on mitoSearch than FamilyTreeDNA?

For my cousin's mtDNA test (C52RJ) on FamilyTreeDNA, my closest matches are all 2 mutations away, I exported to mitoSearch, and there I find an exact match with TXANE, and the match shows as coming ...
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1answer
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How far back is a mtDNA match of genetic distance 2 likely to be?

On FamilyTreeDNA, for haplogroup H1, my closest matches are all genetic distance of 2 for HVR1, HVR2, CODING REGIONS. I don't see any tool to predict the number of generations like we have for yDNA ...
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2answers
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Was traditional Scottish naming pattern the same for Highlands, Lowlands and Ulster Scots?

I've recently started checking my Scottish ancestors' families against this traditional Scottish naming pattern: For sons: 1st Son = Father's Father 2nd Son = Mother's Father 3rd Son = Father ...
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1answer
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Can I register for ancestry.co.uk if I live somewhere else?

Is it possible to register for an ancestry.co.uk account if I live in a different country? What would be the benefit of doing so? Would my tree connect better to UK member trees? I can't afford the ...
3
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1answer
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Tracking 1836 removal from Brewood to Tipton, Staffordshire?

The image below comes from Ancestry.com's England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 (Piece 2932: Brewood (Independent), 1810-1837) for Joseph Anslow and it appears to ...
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Determining relationship to President Jefferson? [duplicate]

I am a little confused with determining the relationship status here: My 4th Great Grandfather was the brother of Mary Branch. Mary is the Great Grandmother of Thomas Jefferson so the line is this: ...
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1answer
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Researching Cohen de Murcia in Spain? [closed]

Our family is trying to trace our family ancestry who were of Spanish descent. Are there any databases that we could research to obtain more information?
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1answer
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What is the best way to store my own text records into the future?

Here is what I want to do: Record my memories somewhere they will last for the next 200 years (or as long as possible), so my posterity etc can get at them I'd prefer to use a digital format so ...
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Are there records for Whitecross Debtors Prison Turnkeys in 19th Century London?

Nether Fustian Continuations and a Drink for Desperate Men Too often, I underestimate human ingenuity. I had never imagined, for example, that a man would wreath himself in cow-guts full of gin. But ...
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Where can I find a Dutch record of birth for Louis Edward Schaap?

I'm looking for a birth or civil record for Louis Edward Schaap. He was supposedly born in 'Holland' in abt 1845 according to the 1871, 1881 and 1891 UK Census. He married Clara Matilda Bish in 1876 ...
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0answers
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John Sherwood Clarke: Explaining the two surnames and finding his birth record in France?

An ancestor, John Sherwood, is noted on his marriage certificate to Maria Berry on 7/4/1834 as being 'aka John Sherwood Clarke'. From later Bedfordshire censuses, he appears to have been born in ...
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1answer
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Meaning of “Map” as birthplace on NY 1855 Census?

On the 1855 NY Census, one of my relatives (Mary Whitney) has a birthplace noted as "Map". According to the instructions on the census form, that field contains one of the following: the NY county ...
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Which British Army regiment did Thomas Stretch join as a drummer boy in 1774?

Thomas Stretch was born in Norwich in 1763, joined the army, eventually retired in Nottingham and died there in 1851. His Chelsea Pension Discharge record (PDF) from 1807 states 33 years 9 months ...
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How do I convert an AncestryDNA 1.0 file format to 2.0 and vice-versa?

I noticed today that AncestryDNA.com has converted over to their new 2.0 file format, where as about a week ago they were still on the 1.0 format. Both file formats state they are based on build 37....
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How do I verify that my GGF Josef Berg died as shown in this WWI German military record, and where is his grave likely to be?

My GGF Josef Berg died a few days before 1 Jan 1915 (probably on 27 Dec 1914 (World War I). I want to find his grave. I also want to verify that the information I'm giving here is actually my GGF's ...
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1answer
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How to return NSDAP Membership Book to family of Adolf-Georg Werner?

My Father was an American soldier during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. Among his things I have found a red NSDAP Membership booklet with the photo and information of an Adolf-Georg Werner. It is ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This photo is from 1925 in Big Lake, Reagan, Texas. Can anyone tell what the make of the vehicle is? Photo is Developed by Sun Company, Kodak Finishers, San Antonio, TX with number 217 stamped on ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I'm trying to identify the photographer that took this picture around March 1891 in Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, from the faint imprint on the back of the photo cardboard holder. I can make out ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

I have the below two pictures from about June 1923, most likely in Hutchinson, Kansas, but possibly in Wichita, Kansas. Can anyone identify the exact pool? I found this article stating that public ...
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What year does this toy tricycle appear to be?

I have a glossy photo, measuring 2.75"×4.5", that I'm trying to date. Clues are: The toy tricycle. The clothing of the child. (Is this a boy or a girl?) The style of home in the background. The ...
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Which UK county type to use for data entry: historic, ceremonial, registration, or administrative?

This question is related to: Should I use the modern (what it is called now) or historical (what it was called) place name? There is no doubt that the standard is to record the name of the place as it ...
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When was grandfather in Huntsville Prison?

A man might be my biological grandfather, but he was in Huntsville prison during the 1950's. I have some data, but can't figure out when he was in prison, when paroled, when he returned, etc. ...
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Where to find online records of New York City Potter's Field / Hart Island pre-1980?

I recently have read a few articles about New York City's Potter's field on Hart Island. According to Wikpedia's article Hart Island (New York) and a New York City Corrections Department history ...
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1answer
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Why would Y-DNA matches have different paternal haplogroups?

I am researching Clements ancestry and am puzzled that kits that are matches on almost all 111 Y-STR tested markers would be categorized into different paternal haplogroups. Specifically consider ...
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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by Robert Whitehead?

My great grandfather supposedly served in the Berlin Airlift. His name is Robert Seaborn Whitehead. I have no pictures only family stories is there any way to confirm this?
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1answer
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Making sense of conflicting death dates for Juliet D. (Strong) Wilder?

Julia/Juliet/Juliette D. (Strong) Wilder is known to be the daughter of James A. and Eleanor (Denton) Strong: Michigan census records show James (1850, 1860) and Eleanor Strong (1850) living with ...
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votes
1answer
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Explaining and interpreting YFull raw data statistics?

YFull displays several statistics about the BAM / Full Genomes sample used to create the YFull report. Unfortunately there is no explanation of what the statistics really mean in terms of impacts on ...
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votes
1answer
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Online resources for Cuban genealogy?

Is there an online source of information that can be publicly accessed which contains Cuban genealogy data? I have searched around but have not been able to find any. In my specific case I am trying ...

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