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Finding personnel records for Railway Company in Panama around 1865?

Margaret Elizabeth Sellers was born on 28 Jul 1865 at Tradeston, Glasgow. On her birth certificate (which I have not sighted), the occupation of her father, Robert Sellers (my 3rd great grandfather), ...
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What is the English equivalent to the German term “Spitzenahn”?

In German, Spitzenahn (plural Spitzenahnen) describes an ancestor (male or female) without parents that are known to you. It is not necessarily a brick wall (or an orphan with never known parents), ...
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How do I create a list of my most distant ancestors online or with a Mac?

I want to create a list of my most distant ancestors (= ancestors without known parents) of each family branch from a Gedcom file. We call them Spitzenahnen in German and some applications can create ...
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How long do results typically take for Ancestry DNA test?

I ordered a family DNA test from Ancestry.com and sent it in for lab processing, they received it and the web page shows: Test in Process: Lab processing began on 02/26/2015 It is now four days ...
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What occupation is a “bottom puller”?

My father's enlistment document lists his civilian occupation as a bottom puller code 8-61.01. What does that mean?
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Big and public family tree as gedcom

Are there any public and big family trees available online as downloadable gedcom files? Something like royal families, presidents or like that.
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Alternative software to generate family tree like Descendant tree in Gramps?

Is there any other software that generates family tree like the Descendant tree in Gramps? This report generates a chart of people who are descendants of the starting person. Alternatively it may ...
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Layout setup for Descendant tree in Gramps

Is there any way to change the layout of the graph created through the Descendant tree report in Gramps? All the elements are aligned to the top of the page, I would like a middle alignment. Here an ...
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Seeking Birth Certificate for Emilie Yznaga in New York City around 1859-1864?

Does anyone have records of Birth Certificates for births in New York, NY between the years of 1855 and 1864? If so, would it be possible to locate a birth certificate for a relative named Emilie ...
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Where is/was location of Balintuger, Fife, Scotland?

My 4th great grandmother Elizabeth Doig was born/baptised on 16 May 1790 at Monimail, Fife, Scotland and she married John Moore on 30 Nov 1817 at Cupar, Fife, Scotland. Her parents were Robert Doig ...
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Finding a marriage record for Samuel McReynolds in Oregon or Washington?

I am trying to find a marriage record for an ancestor of mine, Samuel McReynolds (1847-1905). The reason I am trying to find this is that I have no idea who his parents are and I am hoping to find ...
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Where was Joseph Brown Lever for 1841 England Census?

In a self-deleted answer to Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ship(s) Constance and/or Antelope? user @GinnyButler mentioned that: On the 1841 census we find Joseph Brown ...
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Finding where US citizen owned land and/or was registered to vote in 1855?

As a spin off from my question below, I know (or at least it appears) that Moody M. Hale (or Hall?) was a U.S. land owner and voter in 1855 living in Albany, New York. What was occupation of Skipper ...
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What was occupation of Skipper in 1855 New York State Census?

In the 1855 New York State Census the household (Residence: Albany City, Ward 6, Albany, New York, USA, Line Number: 12, Sheet Number: 1) of my 4th great grandfather Hugh Sellars, a Ship Carpenter, ...
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Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census?

As I delve deeper into the records of my Sillars/Sellars/Sellers ancestors in Albany, New York, USA, I am developing a much better picture of their lives there but numerous questions remain. Here I ...
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Finding a birth record for Samuel McReynolds?

I can't find a birth record for an ancestor of mine, Samuel McReynolds (1847-1905).   The reason I am trying to find this is that I have no idea who his parents are and I am hoping to find that out.  ...
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Where in Romania was Wolf Finkelstein born?

Wolf Finkelstein was my great-great grandfather. He was born in Romania in 1832. How could I determine a more precise location and date for his birth?
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What does the term “domestic” mean in a census?

What does the term domestic mean in the 1901 Manitoba census? A girl, age 7, who had been adopted by the family at age 3 is referred to as domestic rather than daughter.
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How to connect digitized images to a map?

This is similar to the earlier question How to index your own digitalized records? but with a twist. One of my places of interest uses a lot and block survey system and has maps available for ...
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Where is Warish Khan buried?

I am looking for the burial site of my grandad Warish Khan. I can't find the information online. Can you help me?
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How to interpret a reasonable X DNA Match, but no shared cM Autosomal result on GEDMatch?

I recently uploaded one of the Autosomal DNA results I manage to GEDMatch.com and ran the X-Match routine and came up with a puzzling result. The strongest result by far on the test has 37.2 shared ...
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What do index numbers mean in Rhode Island Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths?

I've been unable to figure out what these index numbers in the leftmost column of Rhode Island Marriage, Births, and Deaths registers indicate. The image below is from the first page of the ...
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Reading handwriting of David L. Aldrich's Occupation in 1860 Census?

I am trying to figure out David L. Aldrich's occupation. By the 1860 Census and after, he is listed as a cotton manufacturer. I know that he was also involved with the Richmond Bank from 1856 on. But ...
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Finding details of recent Will in California?

I want to be sure if I am or am not included in the will of my relative who died in California in 2000. What kind of lawyer I should refer to investigate. Can a lawyer give idea about cost to look ...
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Rule of Thumb for when Anglo-American surnames became standardized?

There are good Q&A's on this site about how to identify alternative versions of a given surname, but I have a different question more related to this and this. I know that when I'm looking at ...
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Can we estimate the distribution of last names in 19th century Rhode Island?

I am researching the histories of a number of Rhode Island families. It would be very useful for me if I had historical data on the distribution of last names in Rhode Island at any point before the ...
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How to effectively communicate your tree for DNA Matches in first contact emails?

In genealogy in general there is a lot of ‘cousin hunting’ but in DNA Genealogy where people do not necessarily also have published trees for you to explore but you are reasonably close matches you ...
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How to find Guide in Romania for Jewish Ancestry Search?

Planning on going to Romania in June, 2015. Need a guide/translator/driver to take me to Ramnicu Sarat to try to find any information on my family. How do I go about finding someone?
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Locating Charles A. Schuman's birth parents and birthplace in Germany?

How can I locate the birth parents and birthplace in Germany of Charles A Schuman (my paternal gr grandfather)? Arrived in US 1868, age 18, recorded on 1900 census. 2 May 1875 Charles, age 25 ...
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Validating Merchant Navy records?

My first post, apologies if I break protocol. My grandfather's name was Thomas John Hegarty, born Queenstown 26th June 1887. I was tracing his naval record and came across a record from 'another' ...
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What is occupation that looks like “Pre MJ” on 1841 England Census Record from Cornwall, England?

In the screenshot below, I have been unable to decipher the Profession, Trade or Employment of Joseph Green in the 1841 Census at St Clements, Cornwall, England. To me the first word has three ...
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Records generated when transporting the deceased in the US?

When someone dies in the United States away from where they are going to be buried, what records are generated for the transport of them? I know there is a separate question for when someone is ...
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Adding adoptive grandfather's surname in Texas, USA?

My husband's grandmother married a man who adopted her son, but he kept his original surname. Due to family issues, my husband was raised most of his life by his adoptive grandfather. He is ...
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How can I quickly source 'events' in Mac Family Tree?

I am using Mac Family Tree currently as my primary 'tree' database and my biggest issue with it is the ease of 'sourcing' events. As of this post I am running version 7.3.2. My understanding of the ...
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How to find out where someone died in 1952 United States?

I have been searching for information on a female relative, and have been unable to find anything about them after their divorce from the family in the 1920s. I just know their married name from ...
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How can I add a second set of parents in Ancestry.com?

I want to add a second set of parents to someone in my Ancestry.com tree. I'm surprised that I'm unable to find a way to do this. I've searched online and found references to a relationships tab which ...
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Investigating Compulsory Acquisition of Land near Adelaide in first half of 20th century?

I have asked a question previously about my great grandfather William Rouse (1860-1948) in Finding 1896-1897 residence of William and Emily Mountjoy Rouse in Adelaide, South Australia? and as I get ...
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How to find cousin who lives in Grape Vine, Texas, USA?

I am trying to find an older cousin who has vital information that I would like to know in order to do my family history research. I know the city and state which is Grape Vine, Texas, USA.
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Finding identity of Eliza Ann Wills who witnessed marriage of Grace Martin Wills and Matthew Nettell in 1865 at Redruth, Cornwall?

My 2nd great grandmother Grace Martin Wills married Matthew Nettell on 23 Sep 1865 at Redruth, Cornwall. Grace gave her age as 17 (I think it was just over 16 and half), and Matthew gave his as 19. ...
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Finding 1896-1897 residence of William and Emily Mountjoy Rouse in Adelaide, South Australia?

I have been using the online Sands and Macdougall South Australian Directories to try and trace the residences of my great-grandfather William Rouse (born 26 Jul 1860 and baptized 26 Aug 1860 at Truro ...
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Custom of hyphenated names in Germany

I am searching for Joseph/Josef Greiner (my 4th great grandfather and a glass maker from the German Greiner line of glassmakers) and while doing so have gathered literally thousands of records which ...
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WW2 Discharge Papers Codes

On the World War 2-era WD AGO Form 53-55, which was the four-page honorable discharge form, there is a code or reference in Box 32 (Battles and Campaigns) which on my father-in-law's form says ...
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Which notable developments/products were announced during RootsTech 2015?

How can I find out about notable technical developments and products that were announced during RootsTech 2015? Were there any major software releases, progress regarding GEDCOM successors, or new ...
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How do I unaccept a hint on Ancestry.com?

Some time ago, I confused two people with the same name. I've since split off the extra person and corrected the information for both people, but the "main" person I'm interested in still lists a ...
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Relocating christening record for Margaret Morgan, believed to be 1808 at St James, Bristol, England?

I have asked a different question about my 3rd great grandmother Margaret Morgan previously in Identifying photograph which may be Margaret Morgan (1808-1902) taken at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales? ...
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Genealogical Standard way to record the US, USA, United States, United States of America?

What is the genealogical standard way to record specifically the United States of America? I want to be clear this question is specific to storing "United States of America", not a general how to ...
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What does 1851 UK Census “Relation to Head of Family” entry that looks like “Depen” mean?

I've run across a curious designation in the "Relation to Head of Family" column of the 1851 Census that I'd like some help figuring out. Following the entries for the parents and their children who ...
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Looking for origins of Johan Balthasar Bott from Mosbach, Baden, Germany?

Johan Balthasar Bott was a master tailor in Denmark in the 1800s. He married Kirstine Sophie Stephensen in 1834 in Nykobing Falster, Maribo, Denmark. I'm told that when he was married he signed an ...
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Should I preserve my family Bible in a cedar box?

I have a family bible that was dates back to 1864. When I originally recieved it from my grandmother it was in a cotton zippered pillowcase. It was taken from me for a few years & when I got it ...
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Can anyone explain this administration of Estate?

My great great great grandmother Ann Helferty died in Glasgow in 1871. She was originally from county Tyrone but came to Scotland with her husband and children in the 1850s. I am confused about the ...

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