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New York Passenger List 1820-1957

I'm trying to locate the following family on the passenger lists George(Georgios) Vogiatzis Charalampos Vogiatzis All Greek. Must arrived in New York probably in 1923 after the Minor Asia catastrophe. ...
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How to Decipher U.S. Passenger Manifest Text?

Would love some help with deciphering the attached Passenger Manifest. I can't make out the text in Line 14, Col 11 of the first image AND Line 14, Col 18 of the second image. The line in question ...
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Techniques for reading poor or illegible images

What techniques work for reading poor or illegible images of a source? Turning the source into a negative is one that's often quoted but what other techniques are valuable, and in what circumstances?
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What fields are available from a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) search at different websites?

There are several different websites that offer a search form for the Social Security Death Index, the public-access extract of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. Since ...
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How to find current Name (or location) of “Russian” town recorded in 1910?

A passenger arrived in the port of New York on the ship Philadelphia in 1910. His residence, as listed on the Ellis Island manifest, is transcribed as "Ruistikovicz, Russia". The passenger is said ...
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How to find biography (dates of birth/death, etc) of prominent 18th Century English person?

Hugh Clark is the author of "An Introduction to Heraldry", but I could not find anything about his biography and even his dates of birth and death. How can I learn more about an 18th century author ...
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What entitity compiles the “US Public Records Index”?

There are several compiled indices of US Public Records which have been referred to as the "US Public Records Index". In its various forms, it is compiled from an assortment of different records ...
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Is saving both sides of Family History in Two rather than One Data Files recommended?

I have my mothers and fathers family history in book form. I would like to enter these books into a program but am wondering if I use two family data files or just one. I would like to share these ...
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What reference materials discuss any “known issues” in the microfilms of 1930 US Federal Census?

I have been unable to locate some of the families I'm researching in the 1930 Census (for one example see my question What are good search techniques for finding people who have moved within the same ...
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What can be gleaned statistically from Surname occurence in Population?

Is there a calculation or test to determine if the occurrence of a surname in a population in a specific geographical area is statistically significant or just a random distribution? For example, in ...
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Which parent generally named the babies in 18th and 19th century USA?

I have found, when researching long-dead ancestors, that sometimes the names that parents chose to give their children are the only glimpse I have into the inner life of those parents. When I look at ...
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What is the origin of hyphenated or double-barreled surnames?

I found this answer by John Hanna which implies that the practice originated with the British aristocracy or 'upper-bourgeoisie' as WS2 dubs them. This makes sense on a hereditary-rule/feudalism ...
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How to find Historical Sources for prominent person in 15th Century England?

Can anyone suggest historical sources I may use to find out about Elizabeth Bedelgate/Bedlisgate who was the mother of Richard Woodville/Wydeville, 1st Earl Rivers? I can find some basic facts on ...
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How can I find a professional genealogist to perform a search in Italy?

I need a professional genealogist who can get a copy of the birth certificate of my great grandfather who was born in Piemonte region (Italy) in the year 1875 or 1876. He came to Argentina when he was ...
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How to find 19th Century birth certificate from Novara, Italy?

I am looking for the birth certificate of my great grandfather who was born in the year 1875 or 1876 in Novara, Italy. He died on 19 July 1958 in Argentina. I went to the Church of Jesus Christ of ...
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Managing the research process — what are useful techniques for flagging unconfirmed information?

I want to be more diligent about how I record the information in my lineage-linked software (I use Family Historian). This question may be a bit difficult to describe because the plain-English words ...
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How to change “skin” and fonts in Gramps Windows All-In-One (AIO)?

I'd like to see more data (smaller font) and also, buttons and grapichs in lates version too big.
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How to find the address of a building in US censuses

Is there a way to know what address is dwelling #1847 in the St-Lawrence 1870 census ? ref question : How to find death record from late 19th century New York (State)?
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How to merge Gedcom files?

A relative has sent me five GEDCOM files of different family branches. They are partly redundant, their content is formatted differently and place names are inconsistent. While most programs offer ...
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Where to find information on villages Jablonow & Suchostaw, Husiatyn, Ukraine (Galicia area, formerly Austria & Poland)?

Looking for information or databases that will help with my research of Jablonow & Suchostaw, Husiatyn, Ukraine. These two villages are in the area known as Galicia and have in the past been part ...
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Application to create a Google Map of ancestors?

I had the idea some time back of working on an app that would take a GEDCOM and identify the geo-coordinates of each person's birthplace, then map these on a Google map. Do you know of any app that ...
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Medieval (15th and 16th century) records in Spain

In recent meanderings through my family history, we have found a link to medieval (15th and 16th century) Spain (Pamplona region to be precise) - so, is it possible to access records (births, deaths ...
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How to find death record from late 19th century New York (State)?

I have been looking for the death record of my great grandmother who died in Rochester around 1899. She was around 27 years of age at the time. Her maiden name was Mary Gagnon, wife of Joseph Bean ...
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How to find information about a Dachau Internee?

I am posting here as I have no idea where to begin. And information that I have is limited and Im hoping that somebody can point me in the right direction. My Great Uncle was a political prisoner ...
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How to track late 18th century migrants from France to Pennsylvania, possibly via Louisiana?

The Francois Dusnesmil family eventually arrived at the French Azilum colony in Pennsylvania. Where did Francois Dusnesmil with his wife Eliza Champion and 3 children arrive in America? I would like ...
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Tracing genealogy in South Africa and prior

What is the best process for tracing a family line from a great-grandfather and upwards in South Africa. What do you do once the line goes outside of South Africa to Netherlands/Germany? Who do you ...
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What does “linear forms” mean in this context?

Spanish heraldry is chiefly remarkable for the manner in which the different bearings are connected in the shield, and for the frequent divisions of it "per saltire"; while Italian heraldry is ...
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Where was Eiszuk, Russia?

Grandfather is listed at Ellis Island as having arrived from Eiszuk, Russia in 1906 but I cannot locate such a place. I am aware that the name could have changed or been misspelled, but thought I ...
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Locating a deceased family member

My Great-Grandfather was born in Letten, Germany (right outside of Munich) in 1887. I have some information on him: He enlisted into the military (at Port Bremerhaven) in 1907 and I believe he was ...
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How did US census takers record household information?

I have run into a number of errors in the census where my ancestors and relatives are involved. Most notably my 2nd great-grandmother was recorded twice as Augustus A.-male (once in 1860 and again in ...
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Y–STR Male Lineage DNA Testing

My father died never knowing who his biological father was. His birth certificate has no father mentioned and whenever we speak to his mother who is still alive, she will not reveal any information. ...
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Huguenot lineage from Flanders creates a brick wall

I have been researching the family history of my wife and I, and whilst researching my wife’s family history, it appears that her mother was descended from Huguenots. My wife's mother's maiden name ...
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What does “S” mean in the context of possessing a ticket for the next leg of a journey?

In this ticket manifest and other transatlantic passenger manifests that I have seen, it appears that the answers to the question "whether having a ticket to such final destination" (in column 14) are ...
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What is a “partner” in the Canadian 1901 census?

I found this record on the canadian census of 1901 http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/results.aspx?k=cnsSurname%3a%22Kutschke%22+AND+cnsGivenName%3a%22Heinrich%22 It lists "William ...
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How should I distinguish between the US and UK National Archives?

We have the US National Archives and the UK National Archives. They are both referred to as "the National Archives." What is the most common and well understood way of distinguishing between the two? ...
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Which type of DNA test?

I am currently starting to research my family history and I am new to the process. How should I go about the DNA testing process? Any DNA testing companies more popular or have larger databases than ...
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Linking two brothers via gravestones

I am doing research about my great-grandfather who was Jewish and had a brother who survived the Holocaust in Ukraine. I've found a gravestone image via a website which documents Jewish genealogy ...
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What to think about information in FamilySearch search windows that then don't appear in the entry?

I am in a situation where I found a matching birth date in a baptism certificate through the search function of family search, but upon following the link to the index, I don't find that information ...
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What does a phrase like “dit St Pierre” mean, when it follows a surname?

What does a phrase like "dit St Pierre" mean, when it follows a surname? For example: Marie-Anne Romure dit St Pierre
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Standard notation/symbols to denote male and female entries in a family tree

I just wrote my own family tree using TikZ. For each male and female entry i used a rectangle, colored pink for female, blue for male. However, this does not show up if I am printing in black and ...
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How can I find information about an Allied WWII Prisoner of War in Germany?

I'm looking for information about an American POW (Prisoner of War) at Stalag Luft 1 in Germany during World War II. What free records of pilots/POWS, etc. are available online?
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Is there a site where you can connect with individuals willing to go to local sources & research for you?

I need info from the Wyoming Boys School from 1937 re: my father. I've tried contacting the school inquiring if they have records that can be accessed from that period but I get no response. Is ...
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Is the IGI a derivative of primary evidence or an original of secondary evidence?

Looking at the BCG's "Skillbuilding: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Resources", I note that derivative sources may include "transcripts, abstracts, and notes produced from viewing the original ...
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Is there a national death registry?

I believe at least 2-3 of my family branches ended in deaths that were not handled by family (meaning they died alone or no one bothered telling anyone), so the only record of what happened to them ...
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How to find marriage record from just possible year(s) when state archive has no record?

My GG-Grandparents had 8 children, lived in Massachusetts, USA. The Massachusetts Archive has no record of marriage and all I have is that 1st child was born in 1891 (Brockton, MA). My GG ...
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What was the “Old War” and how should I interpret this pension index card?

I'm looking at this old military pension file index. Jeptha Tallant is listed under the heading "Old War" -- which war is it referring to? I believe he was born in 1811, so the Revolutionary War ...
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Does this headwear tell me anything about the individual wearing it?

This image of a member of the Women's Institute in Dorset at a Christmas Party around 1953 shows a woman wearing a very distinctive head-dress. All the other women in the picture are bare-headed or ...
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How can I correct Ellis Island Indexes?

I found several entries in the Ellis Island index where I am sure that I know better than the index. Is it possible to file corrections somewhere? I don't even know, to be honest, whether the index is ...
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Is the term “baptism” or “christening” more accurate in old parish registers?

Looking at Church of England parish registers from the 17th-18th centuries, some pages are titled "baptisms" while others "christenings". Now we use the terms more or less interchangeably, but would ...
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How can I learn more about my father, who was born in Spain and lived in Morocco?

My father was born in La Linea, Spain. He said he played football for Morocco and also was married there. He spent many years in Morocco in the 1940's. How can I learn more about him?

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