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Is there a BNF (Backus Normal Form or Backus–Naur Form) for the gedcom grammar?

BNF is Backus Normal Form (or Backus–Naur Form) and is a standard way to define a grammar for a syntax. It makes it easy for parsers to digest data. I was thinking of writing some erlang code for ...
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Identifying difficult words in 1651 will

I am transcribing a Nottinghamshire will and probate bond dated 1651, and two passages of the will are eluding me. In the first passage the testator bequeaths unto his "sonne my house & my ...
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Is name Angloher derived from Anglii from northern Germany?

Is the name Angloher tied to the Anglii from northern Germany? Would this mean that the name would then be a derivative of a Herr of Anglii? Or Angels?
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Family Tree drawn like a honeycomb?

What I have seen in a pedigree or family tree chart is node drawn as boxes. Do genealogists use hexagons to draw family tree? I'm looking for a sample family tree drawn like a honeycomb similar to ...
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Traded a dollar for a Penney

My (very...) great grand-father Silas Carpenter married a woman by the name of Phebe Penn(e)y on 27 Mar 1804, likely in Pittstown, New York. There's a family legend that states that Silas used to say ...
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Learning family background of Ferdinand Robert Milks who died after 1960 in Frankfurt?

Ferdinand Robert Milk. My grandfather died sometime in 1960 plus. He lived in Frankfurt and died there. I would like to know his family background.
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Finding information about Martin Schelske (1771-1802) from Grünbach, Lodz, Poland?

Have a family genealogy that begins with Martin Schelske (1771-1802) who also lived in Poland - Grünbach, Lodz Poland. I was told that my great-great grandmother had to flee the Bolsvick revolt? ...
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Finding death record without knowing death date?

I can trace an ancestor of mine, Samuel McReynolds b. 1812 Tenn, up to the Arkansas (Sebastian county) 1880 census, but loose him after that. I am trying to find a record that will help me determine ...
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Autosomal DNA Chromsome Browser - Is there such a thing as a 'family trait' of shared segments?

I realize the passing of genes is approximately 50/50 (reference Generational Loss of Data with DNA testing) with each generation and which genes are passed are commonly referred to as 'random' based ...
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How to cite the National Probate Calendar?

The National Probate Calendar for England and Wales is now available on multiple websites (Ancestry.co.uk, Gov.uk, FindMyPast). Not all of these sites are fully name-indexed. I would like to know the ...
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Where to find wills/probate for Brecon (Wales) printers who died 1794, 1820 and 1839?

From Finding birth/baptism/marriage record for Priscilla who married printer Henry Hughes probably about 1810 in Breconshire, Wales? I know that my Hughes ancestors included three prominent printers ...
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Determining surname for 1782 baptism in Breconshire, Wales?

In Finding birth/baptism/marriage record for Priscilla who married printer Henry Hughes probably about 1810 in Breconshire, Wales? I sought vital records for Priscilla Hughes, the printer, of Struet, ...
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In 17th century Scotland/Virginia, could a Jr. have a different name than his father?

According to all known records, John Burnett (b. Scotland 1610, d. Virginia 1686) had sons named John and Thomas. The will of John's widow, Lucretia, refers to "MY ELDEST SON JOHN BURNETT" and "my ...
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Searching databases for ancestors with aliases?

I have a probable ancestor about whom I know very little, except for the fact that he used an alias and he is mentioned in his father-in-law's will. The two names are quite common - something along ...
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Penalty for late registration of birth in England?

My great grandmother was born in January 1905, but her birth was not registered until June quarter (i.e. April or later). Her son's birth in the 1920s was registered 57 days after his birth. Births ...
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Is there a polish variant of the name Thillmann ? What does this name mean?

So it appears my great-great-grandmother was named Thillmann, and was Polish despite her name sounding German. Does a Polish equivalent of this name exist at all ? What could be the meaning of this ...
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Reading Irish birthplace on 1851 Wales Census?

I am looking for help reading the word after Dublin Ireland on the third line down (Christopher Brangham) in the Where Born section. I think this might be the name of a place in County Dublin or the ...
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Why is my name spelled Masur and not Mazur?

My great grandfather, August Masur, immigrated from Śmicz, Silesia to Switzerland. Since asking about Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?, I got the confirmation from my grandma ...
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Where does the surname Cousins come from?

My Mother's father's surname is Cousins. I'm doing some research to find the origin and the meaning of the name.
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Early 19th century German women using maiden names

I have a German third great grandmother who appears to have used her maiden name at times as well as her married name. She appears with her husband in 1824 in Armstrong County, PA on a communicant ...
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Spelling of Original Hungarian or Czechoslovakian surname?

I am working on tracing my girlfriend's family tree. Her last name is Paul, however her great-great grandfather immigrated from either Hungary or Czechoslovakia depending on who you ask. They say ...
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Determining subdistrict extent from code in post-1993 GRO index?

Through 1992, the GRO indexes for births and deaths in England and Wales cite a volume and page in the registers (as they have done since the inception of civil registration in 1837). After 1992, the ...
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Proper British birth date syntax?

I happened to come across a Wikipedia page that showed birth dates of a man's children and wives. Their birth dates appeared to have the format, "b. Q4, 1968" as opposed to what his birth date was ...
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Finding Professional Genealogist in Germany knowedgeable on Kaiser Wilhelm?

I would like to find a Professional Genealogist to: work with all the time and so that when I make a trip to Germany in a couple of months time I have places to see and points of interest to help me ...
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What are spurious baptisms?

In the Parish Records for Lapley, Staffordshire, England, there are a number of baptisms followed by the word "spurious". Is there any interpretation possible other than "illegitimate" for these? ...
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Looking for more information about the surname Judah / Juddah

My great x 4 grandfather had the surname Judah. Before coming to the U.S in the early 1800's it was spelled Juddah. I'm simply trying to understand if this is a true Jewish last name and if someone ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

Where may I access original baptism, marriage and burial records for Bexley, Bexleyheath and Sidcup? I am seventy six years old and live in Norfolk. I am able to access original online Norfolk ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

The Oskar Heftle and Johanna Wilhelmina Brackenhammer found in FamilySearch could be my ancestors but I'm not quite sure. All I know is that one of my 3rd great grandparents was called "Oscar Heftlé" ...
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Locating 1861 British Passport Application for Robert Sillers?

My 3rd great grandfather Robert Sillars/Sellars/Sellers was baptised on 15 Oct 1830 at Dundonald, Ayr, Scotland and spent much of his adult life from about 1854 to about 1870 (when he died is unknown) ...
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Are probate records typically only for males?

I'm looking at the probate record of Samuel Bangs, who died in 1786 (Or thereabouts) in Dutchess County, New York. I'm noticing that his wife, Thankful, was still alive, and there are mention of ...
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How to identify date of this photograph?

I have a picture of a man with his dog in a car and I'm trying to approximate the date of the picture to help figure out which relative is in the picture. I'm thinking it is from the 1920s or 1930s ...
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Obtaining probate or administration documentation from solicitor?

These two situations are linked, and relate to relatively recent grants of administration in England. An individual died intestate about 5 years ago, and having no surviving spouse or children, her ...
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Meaning of “vous condition” on baptism records from Maine and Canada in Drouin Collection?

In the Parish records (Drouin Collection) in Maine and Canada I have found several baptism records that state "vous condition". I do not speak french and I am not sure of the first word as the ...
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What settings to use in GedMatch to confirm a seventh generation relative sharing DNA?

I have a relative, Nancy Ann Trigg, who is 7 generations removed from me, so I expect I have one part in 2^7 (128) of her DNA in my autosomal DNA test. I want to confirm this relation and found ...
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Who were the parents of the Anna who married Elisha Strong?

Benjamin Dwight's History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong says that Elisha Strong "m. Anna Pinneo, b. in 1746 (dau., as the author supposes, of Dea. James Pinneo of Lebanon, Ct., and Priscilla ...
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Seeking candidates for British ancestor who fathered children in Kobe (Japan) during 1890s?

I have been considering a Mr C.Z. Ede to be the best candidate for my British great-grandfather who fathered children in Japan. However, during the 1890s, there were many foreigners living in Kobe. ...
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Where were Bavarian soldiers of E/R 14 imprisoned on farm in Normandy?

Father entered Bavarian army in WW1 in Germany on August 30, 1914. He was in E/R 14, taken prisoner and sent to Normandy, France on a farm. Where was the farm?
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What is an “ehemalige Trompeter”?

On the death entry for my great-great grandfather, it says that he was a master weaver, which I knew, but also an "ehemalige Trompeter," a former trumpeter? I find this intriguing, because the fact ...
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Where is Lebonnaire in Canada?

I have a record that indicates a great aunt was born "at" (not "in") Lebonnaire, Canada. The record does not indicate which Province. I know her father was Canadian, her mother was from New ...
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Linking handwritten numbers on an arm band to German WWII military records

I have an arm band my father brought back while fighting for the Canadian army. It has hand written numbers on it. Is there any way to trace the numbers in German army records?
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Who were the parents of William H. Clements, husband of Lulie Ida Strong?

I have hit a dead end with William H. Clements (b.c. 1829), husband of Loula/Lulie Ida Strong and father of Lyman Jairus Clements. Thanks to his distinctively named wife, I was able to find the ...
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What does it mean for two DNA half-matches to not match each other?

I'm looking at my gedmatch.com kit A951428 and found close matches at the same overlapping location of chromosome 3: Kit Chr Start Pos End Pos cM SNPs F236166 3 25,435,600 ...
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Determining closest heir for probate?

Lady Y is the cousin of Lady X's mother Lady Z is the daughter of Lady X's Cousin Are both Lady Y and Z second cousins to Lady X, and for probate who is the closest heir?
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1812) for Charles H. Cox born in North Carolina?

I would like to find a birth or baptism record for my 2nd great grandfather Charles H. Cox, in order to identify his father. His father I'm told was from the United Kingdom. The timeline I have for ...
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1845) for August E.F.Reichow in Germany?

How would I find a birth/baptism record for my great grandfather (August E.F.Reichow 1845-1899) in order to identify his parents and siblings? The timeline I have for him is: Left from Bremen in ...
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Getting information from closed mental institution in California, USA?

My great-uncle's wife was committed to Camarillo State Hospital in California for something over 30 years, until her death in 1967. She has no descendants. I have become very interested in this ...
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What are these abbreviations in a Verlustliste (zurueckgeh, krgef, A)?

I'm looking at Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, page 22.835: Peter Robert (Bremerhaven) on genealogy.net. In the entry, it says "zurueckgeh." What does this mean? I know other entries say things like ...
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Finding information about 1920s adoption in New York State?

I am trying to find out information on my great great uncle. I need some advice on how to go about finding the information. All I know about him other than his name at birth which I am unable to post ...
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Record of 1890s UK consular marriage in Japan?

In the 1890s there was consulate in Kobe, and I am trying to determine whether the consulate issued a particular certificate of marriage. Did the consulate provide witness to such marriages? If the ...
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What is my step-father's second wife's child to me? [duplicate]

Let's say that my mother remarries, and then dies, leaving me under my step-father's care. He then remarries and has children with his second wife. Are these children considered my step-siblings, even ...

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