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Is this compiled genealogical record generally accurate? Stowell family of Higham, MA

In a previous question I enquired, in part, in re the general accuracy of this sort of compiled genealogy to which @janmurphy gave me an excellent and well-reasoned answer. I am particularly ...
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Searching for birth record for Lucy Pratt Stowell b circa 1813 Norfolk/Plymouth Co, MA

As per my original question(s) here: How accurate do late 20th century Genealogical histories of New England in early 19th century tend to be? I am searching for a birth record for Lucy P. Stowell ...
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How accurate do late 20th century Genealogical histories of New England in early 19th century tend to be?

I am sure there is a term or phrase for this sort of publication-- but unfortunately I don't know the correct one! I have used/referred to "Christopher Noble of Portsmouth, N.H. and some of his ...
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Finding information on ancestors who lived in the Polish Borderlands (Kresy)

I have been trying to find more information on one of my family lines which is from the Grodno region in present-day Belarus. A little background information: My paternal grandfather's line is from ...
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In the early 1900s, were Chicago deaths recorded by government?

I am looking for information on my great-great-grandfather, and I am just trying to figure this out. My great-grandfather was born in 1907 in Chicago to Polish immigrants, I have his baptismal ...
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How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

I have several times now encountered limestone tombstones that are well weathered, as well as sometimes just dirty or have broken and have been face down or face up for years. There are numerous ...
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Finding baptism record at Marystow, Devon, for Harriet Palmer in about 1773?

My 4th great grandmother Harriet Palmer married John Creber on 9 Jun 1794 at Marystow, Devon. Harriet was a spinster of the parish who made a mark rather than signed, and banns had been duly ...
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have two direct ancestors named Ferdinando: Ferdinando Hicks, baptised 1 Jan 1630 at St Germans, Cornwall Ferdinando Sleep, baptised 13 Sep 1720 at Morval, Cornwall (who is a grandson of the ...
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What is considered a strong match on a Big-Y DNA test?

I have done Big-Y on FamilyTreeDNA for a single individual and considering others as well as using the YFull interpretation service without fully understanding how to use it because I wanted to ...
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Forensic Y-STR DNA test provider that can provide results at greater than a Y-37?

I am trying to research a family line that shares a name, but not sure if anywhere in the distant or near past we share a common ancestor and both sides are interested in doing a Y-DNA test, we just ...
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French migrants to Puerto Rico 1800-1870

How did immigrants travel to get to Puerto Rico in the period from 1800-1870? Where can I find information about the ships?
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Army Intelligence Posting

Can anyone tell me what the acronym F.I.C.S stands for in relation to a French speaking stenographer being posted to India in April 1945? The acronym appears on the service record from TNA of a ...
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Do I have indian ethnicity? [duplicate]

I live in the Philippines, my father is pure Filipino. But my mum, i dont know. My grandma (mother side) is half indian, her father is 100% indian and her mother is 100% filipina. So.. My mother has ...
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Genetic Distance to Generations Calculation for Y-STR DNA tests

As a follow-up to the Q&A on Generational Loss of Data with DNA Testing, which described generational detail loss really well for Autosomal, I am now looking for a calculation or some basic ...
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What are the names of these Polish villages?

I found a seelenliste of the Wojnowski family which includes their places of birth. The only problem is that they were all born in different places (according to this) and some of the names are ...
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How can I find which parish a village in Poland belonged to?

Someone on Facebook just helped me find immigration records for the Vannoske family which point to Rudnicze, Poland as their place of origin. How can I figure out which parish that village belonged ...
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Relationship between Baldwin II and IV of the Crusades? [closed]

I'm trying to find out if and how Baldwin II and Baldwin IV, kings of Jerusalem, are related. Their wikipedia pages don't make it easy to determine this. So, my question is whether these ...
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Did indentured servants in 1700s Pennsylvania receive different types of land warrants from what other immigrants to PA received?

I have an ancestor who left Northern Ireland (probably County Down) sometime around 1745-1750 and settled in York County, Pennsylvania. I think he may have come to America as an indentured servant ...
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Where to find 1900 Swiss census for Bern?

I have a birth certificate for my grandfather Ernst Bachmann. He was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1903. I doesn't have very much information on it. It has his father's name but not his mothers name. ...
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Seeking parents' names for Shadrach/Shedrick Montgomery, born 1790 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA?

My family is looking for our great-great grandfathers parents' names. His name is Shadrach or Shedrick Montgomery, and he was born in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1790. How can we find a birth record ...
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Where to find Birth and Death Records for Bucharest, Romania?

My husband's family came from Bucharest. Specifically his mother was born in Sibiu. I have been able to piece together names and relations of several grand and great grandparents from word of mouth ...
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Media links broken after migration from PC to PC with GRAMPS

I have the following problem (not a bug!) when using GRAMPS on Linux (or perhaps it is just me not knowing how to use it properly). I was migrating my system to another pc and - after a backup with ...
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Is there list of apprenticeship types for FindMyPast record set called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808?

A new set of records has come online at FindMyPast called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808: What was your family trade? Discover your ancestor in the registers from the Board of Stamps. ...
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Approaching relatives with dementia about family history?

It is important to write down or record the memories of elderly relatives while we still have the opportunity. However, I find it difficult to know how to best approach this subject even with close ...
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Requesting information on how to approach newly found father's other family?

My husband who is 68 years old just found out who his father is. He is deceased, but I have located a family member of his. They probably don't know anything about my husband. All I want truthfully ...
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Finding descendants of British great grand uncle who was in Japan during 1890s?

From Finding British great-grandfather with children born in Japan during 1890s? I have received the information of the person with the possibility of great-grandfather. However, I have a bigger ...
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How likely are 1915 Missouri neighbors with same last name to be related?

I see a George Bismarck Foster (b. May 1869 Missouri – d. abt 1940) married 1890 to Anna M. Faught (b. 5 Jun 1870 Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania – d. 17 Aug 1931 Boonville, Cooper, Missouri) that ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

I'm trying to locate the records of an undertaker for a burial in 1931. Goodman & Boller were in business as undertakers until at least 1952. They also had a furniture store of the same name as ...
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What does “R F D” stand for in a city directory?

I've seen several entries in different cities of the Missouri area that use the abbreviation of R F D sometimes followed by a numeral for the address of a person. What does R F D stand for?
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Married couple presented for fornication in Nottinghamshire (1631)?

I have been searching for a marriage for Peter Allicocke and Ann, and I think I may have found a possible marriage on 9 Nov 1630 at Laxton, Nottinghamshire. The marriage is transcribed by Phillimore ...
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Where to donate records related to South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids?

When my father passed away, among his possessions were some items related to The South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids. He had been its Secretary in Moonta (South Australia) for many years ...
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What does confy stand for in Missouri (USA) city directory?

In city directories around 1906 to 1910 for Independency, Jackson, Missouri, what does the abbreviation "confy" stand for?
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Returning German air force record book to family of Walter Schamberger of Sonneberg?

I would like to find relatives of Walter Schamberger born 15/01/1910 in Oberlind, now part of the city of Sonneberg. He was a flight leader in the German air force. I am in possession of his ...
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Photos with Audio Descriptions and Acid-Free labels for photos

I've got lots of photos from decades ago in my family. I'm recording my aunts (in their 70's) as they talk about the photos. I ultimately plan to create some sort of web based app where photos will ...
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Finding the parents of Caroline Hipp in Bruckinthal Germany

I have been looking for parents of Caroline Hipp Bommersbach for years and cannot find a clue as to who they were. Their daughter Carol was born 28 June 1883 in Bruckinthal,Germany. She was married 7 ...
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Are South Australian Miners expected to appear in Boothby and later directories?

My 2nd great grandfather Edward Sleep, with his wife Charlotte Hancock, immigrated to Port Adelaide, South Australia aboard the William Prowse on 22 Sep 1853. Edward's occupation was recorded as ...
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Finding origins of Romanian grandparents born in mid 1920s?

My Grandparents immigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1950. My Grandfather was born in Ploiesti in 1924 and went on to be a soldier in the in the Romanian Airforce during WW2. During the war ...
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Where was The Murray, South Australia?

My 2nd great grandparents Edward Sleep and Charlotte Hancock had their first child William Joseph born on 29 Dec 1854 in South Australia. The Place of Registration (Page: 207 Volume: 6) was given as ...
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What does the Anglican church terminology in this document mean?

There are terms in this document (Parish/Parish Church, Banns/Licence, Established Church, Rect.[or]) that aren't familiar to everyone in a genealogical context (even in the English speaking world) ...
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Finding parents in Germany of Jacob Drager (b. 1825; living Michigan, USA 1900)?

Does anyone have any information on the parents of Jacob Drager? Some of his information is below. Birth: June of 1825 Birth Place: Germany Wife: Gustina Rosomfsha Marriage: About 1867 in Wayne, ...
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Finding Worcestershire parents of James Rammell, husband of Elinor Orrosmit or Arrowsmith?

Does anyone have information regarding the parents of James Rammell, father of Thomas Rammell, and husband of Elinor Orrosmit (or Arrowsmith)? Both James and Elinor were born in Birlingham, ...
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Finding British great-grandfather with children born in Japan during 1890s?

My great-grandfather is British. He was in the 1890s in Japan in the work of the trade. His wife's name is Kogiku. The couple was born three sons. Great-grandfather is thought to have returned ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

I'm not able to locate a George Bismark Foster, married to Ola Kathleen Mundy in the 1940 census records by name search. I know they were still alive because I have found an April 27, 1942 WWII draft ...
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Finding B.213 forms for Australian Nurse serving mainly in Egypt during World War I?

This is a follow on question from Interpreting Service Record of QAIMNS nurse in Egypt at time of Gallipoli campaign? which could be referred to for additional background. My great grand aunt Eleanor ...
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William Miller, private in the Driver Corps

I have an ancestor (William Miller) who on his son's baptism record (Woolwich, London, 1813) is listed as a 'Private in the Driver Corps'. How can I get more information?
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Finding apprenticeship record for Blacksmith born 1846 at Illogan, Cornwall, England?

In another, currently unanswered, question (Where was Matthew Nettell, usually of Illogan, Cornwall, for 1861 Census?) I sought the 1861 Census location for my 2nd great grandfather Matthew Nettell ...
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Understanding Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index?

I am referring to the record marked with an arrow. Can someone tell me what do the numbers or letters in parenthesis after his name and before his birth date mean ? Also on the extracted info on ...
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How likely is it that ftDNA made a mistake about my y-haplogroup?

Context I bought a National Geographic Geno 2.0 kit, tested by FamilyTreeDNA, and it seems like I'm positively of the G2a haplogroup. This (statistically) disagrees with both where my recent ...
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Where can I find New York probate records after the 1920s?

FamilySearch has New York probate records for county courts but "most records end in the 1920s." I'm particularly interested in Montgomery county where FamilySearch only has records through 1922. ...
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What happens when a last will and testament enters probate?

In a newspaper, I found mention of an ancestor's last will and testament: Last will and testament of Ida O. Vannoske, late of Amsterdam, will admitted to probate. Letters testamentary Issued to ...

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