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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

If the Tennessee death certificate for John Tindell (1836-1915) leaves the father's name blank and fills in the mother's maiden name as Jane Tindell, should I infer that John was illegitimate, or is ...
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What is the meaning and origin of the surname Nesselrothees?

I am having trouble finding anything out about the surname Nesselrothees. My great grandmother was registered under the surname in 1840 England. Her father was Alexander Dorow Nesselrothees. He was ...
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

I don't know how to find my mother's grave site. She was: Born 1937 Died 1974 Chicago IL.60653
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How to read Swiss Church Book / Kirchenbücher Collection Indexes?

I recently discovered the Swiss Church / Kirchenbücher book collections, and though you can locate them on FamilySearch, you have to view them in a LDS Family History center or library. This creates ...
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Until what age did little boys in the early 1900s wear dresses?

I found a family photo from 1910. Someone wrote on the back that it was four sisters and a baby brother from my uncles and aunts. But that wouldn't work for the ages of those particular children. I ...
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Can you identify this Russian town: “Chashvato, Podolski”?

Can you identify the name of the USSR town referenced in the 1910-1914 images below? My maternal grandfather's side references several different places in various naturalization records & ship ...
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Proving identity of Japanese great grandfather when no marriage record?

I am trying to prove who my great-grandfather is. I investigated many records (Kobe Directory, Japanese "koseki"), and even DNA testing, but I'm still not sure. In the Japanese koseki, the name Mr ...
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1answer
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How do I determine our common ancestor?

I'm trying to find a match for DNA that is narrowed down to go through my dad's line and another person's paternal line. I'm thinking if I could compare our fathers' pedigree surnames it might reveal ...
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1answer
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Origin of young German lady's attire with fore-sleeves and head cover in 1878 photo from Hannover?

I have attached a scan of the cover and photograph of a picture taken in Hannover in 1878. We believe the young lady to be a sister to my Great-Great Grandmother (Catherine Sophia Dorothea Wilkering) ...
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Interpreting the Trussell Family Tree

I am having trouble interpreting a family tree of the Trussell family that I found: Specifically, near the top right, I see: "WILLIAM = ROHESE dau[ghter] and heir of WILLIAM PANTULF of Cublesdon ...
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Verifying if Mr and Mrs Ede travelling in late 19th century Japan were Cecil Zohrab Ede and Kogiku?

I have investigated about "C.Z. Ede" and I have some data. For example, "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat and a record of National Archives. First "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat from ...
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1answer
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How to find place of burial or cremation in Gloucestershire?

I am trying to locate where my Grand dad is buried/cremated. He died on 31st March 1972 and lived in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England. What other sources are there for the area I could check ...
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1answer
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How to read DNA matches across multiple related people to a 3rd party?

I have autosomal tests for myself, my sister, a cousin through my dad's sister, and my mother at Ancestry.com I have a third party that is matched to myself, my sister, and my mom, but not my cousin ...
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1answer
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Is there a list of interned in 2-4 Rosenstrasse?

My Great Uncle Siegfried was a German Jew married to a German (Vera). They lived in Berlin and survived World War 2. On February 27 1943, the SS instigated the Final Roundup of Jews in Berlin. ...
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Linking an Individual in two trees using Webtrees?

I would like to use Webtrees but the issue is that the idea of 'Families' is so separated that it doesn't seem like a person can exist in two families. Basically, what I would like to do is have a ...
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Template or Tool for Comparing Y-DNA Results

I am looking for a tool, preferably an excel template, I can run on my computer that I can use for comparing Y-DNA results across multiple types of Y-DNA tests. I realize some version of this exists ...
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0answers
48 views

Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?

I am looking for info about my great-great-grandparents. The info I'm looking for is: Dates and locations of their birth, marriage and death Go back further in time and find their ancestry Whether ...
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0answers
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Did the German authorities respell Polish names to be more German during the time of the Empire? [migrated]

How were Polish names handled by Prussian and German authorities during the times of the German empire? It is well known there was intense Germanisation throughout the area, for example all location ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't the haplogroup K2b2 appear on MitoSearch.org?

I have a mtDNA test for my mom at FamilyTreeDNA.com and the results list her Haplogroup as being K2b2, however, when I go to publish a http://www.mitosearch.org/ entry, the available Haplogroup does ...
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1answer
75 views

Locating possible marriage between English woman and Danish man in (probably) late 19th century?

I am deadlocked in the identification of my great-grandfather. A DNA test has identified an individual (in Denmark) who is suggested to be a near-relation of mine, but he has not responded to ...
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1answer
49 views

Finding ship grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA arriving January 1900?

I am hoping to find the ship that my grandfather took from Liverpool, England to Quebec, CA that arrived January 1900. Isidore Segall's Naturalization papers give the above information. I have ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Where do you go to get military records on WW2 Luftwaffe personnel?

My father and his brother were both in the Luftwaffe. I am trying to obtain their military records, and in the case of my fathers brother, the circumstances surrounding his death in a plane crash in ...
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0answers
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Did Amasa Ransom from Litchfield (Connecticut) serve as sea captain during American Revolution?

Amasa Ransom from Litchfield (Connecticut) is reported to have been a sea captain. Could he have served with the American forces early in the revolution ( 1775- 1776)? He was married to Abigail ...
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1answer
20 views

What civil documents would exist for a mid-19th Century Central Pennsylvania Marriage?

I am searching for a civil record marriage record for an individual who (according to family records) got married in central Pennsylvania in 1835 at the age of 20. To date I have not been able to ...
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1answer
64 views

Verifying birth & death details in England for the 20th century?

How do I go about verifying birth & death details in England for an individual who lived and died in the 20th century? As starting points I have a name of the deceased individual and his place of ...
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0answers
35 views

Finding father who was in UK Royal Navy during 1960s?

I am looking for my father who was an able seaman in the 1960's in the United Kingdom. He was on the Royal Navy ship HMS Brighton. I do have an ID that starts d/j...... Are there any sites I can ...
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2answers
67 views

How to search through a family tree on ancestry.com by LOCATION?

If I want to find a particular person in my family tree on Ancestry, I use the field in the top right-hand corner of the screen that says "Find a person in this tree". A drop-down menu then appears, ...
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2answers
57 views

What was required to be entered into “England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832”

My ancestor, George Dutton, was in Cheshire, England, living there around 1800. I noticed he was in Coddington for a few years in the tax records (1796-1798), disappeared for a few years, got married ...
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2answers
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In the US, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, why did primarily the men only get naturalized?

In the US, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, why did primarily the men only get naturalized? Why didn't women get naturalized? I've heard some say it's because the citizenship status of the man is ...
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0answers
66 views

Finding my Great-Grandfather when DNA test not conclusive?

I am from Japan and I have been trying to identify my great-grandfather who was British. For more background these are two questions that I have asked here previously: Finding UK record(s) of ...
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1answer
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Sources of Philadelphia Quaker records besides Swarthmore College

I have an ancestor who was born in 1811 in Philadelphia, per her death record and census records. She was married in Ireland and the births of her children are listed in the Quaker records in the ...
5
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1answer
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Looking for Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in 1930 census in Los Angeles?

I can't find my father, Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in the 1930 census. He usually went by Frank Mouchet or F. Paul Mouchet. He was born in Canada (British Columbia) on 14 November 1906. In the 1929 ...
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2answers
94 views

X DNA Interpretation

I guess I need a "dumbed down" explanation of these things, since I don't understand the explanations I've read. First, I have a 3rd cousin match from Ancestry who uploaded his info for me on ...
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1answer
56 views

Minimum age to be mentioned in a will?

Edward Penny died in 1824 in New York. A brief abstract of his will is as follows: EDWARD PENNY, Pittstown Wife: Phebe. Oldest son: Benjamin. Son: Ammiel. Oldest dau.: Esther Marvel. Daus.: Thankful ...
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1answer
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What kinds of records should I be searching for a ticketed crew member who transported across on a ship?

I'm looking for which ship my Great Grandfather came across. He came across from Sweden to the US in 1912. I've heard he worked his way across, but had a ticket. Should I look at crew lists, or ...
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Could my great-grandfather be connected with a Danish family? [duplicate]

I gave a DNA test. As a result, it was matched with [name deleted]. I Cecil Zohrab Ede is not a great-grandfather? Although I thought. However, Mr. [name deleted] is Danish. There is no contact from ...
2
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3answers
62 views

Identifying signature in marriage record from Paris in 1901?

I need help identifying the first name of the signature in the center of the image below. I believe the surname is Pattison. It's from the bottom of the marriage record of my grandparents in Paris in ...
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3answers
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Determining where particular parts of ethnicity percentage from DNA come from in family?

I completed a DNA test, and the results stated that I am 77% African 20% European 2% Native American and 1% Asian. From the results of this test, is there anything in the results that would tell me ...
4
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1answer
47 views

Other 'non-loyalist' Immigration to Canada following American Revolution from the US

I am trying to track down a few individuals that I are believed may have immigrated to Canada following the American Revolution but before the War of 1812. Assuming a primary motivation for moving to ...
2
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0answers
31 views

Seeking immigration record from Ireland to US in 1812?

I have been looking for immigration records for my 3rd great grandfather, John Wilson. He emigrated from County Down, Ireland to the US in 1812, according to a family datasheet whose author is ...
3
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1answer
25 views

What is original spelling for Polish surname Chorzelewski?

What is the original spelling of the Polish surname Chorzelewski? The name could be Chorelewski also. My grandmothers maiden name was Chorzelewski here in the US. My great grandmother spelled it ...
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1answer
29 views

What would the starting shared cM number be for abnormally close relationships in Autosomal DNA test?

I have seen in the examination of family trees where individuals sharing a great grand parent marry and have children, somewhat commonly in pre-American Civil War, which I would think would create ...
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0answers
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Information about my Father who fought in W.W 1 Name -Arthur Higgins Private [duplicate]

Arthur Higgins private in 5th Batt. North Staffordshire Regiment, landed in France 5/3/1915 was wounded and repatriated back to England 19/10/1915. I would like know the date and which part of the ...
4
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1answer
67 views

Where can I find additional geneology resources for New York between 1775 and 1850?

Through Ancestry.com (US membership only - currently) I'm trying to determine if the Thompson side of my family tree tracks back to the McTavish clan of the Scottish Highlands since the name Thompson ...
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Derivation of the Irish surname Hamil (is it from Hamuel in the bible)?

My last name is Hamil and my family genealogy comes from Ireland. An individual who researched the family states that Hamil is a variation of the Hamuel found in the Bible who is a descendant of ...
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2answers
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Where is/was location of Corvoda (near Lezant), Cornwall, England?

When my 4th great grandfather Joseph Binney was buried on 17 Jul 1829 at Lezant, Cornwall, England, his residence was given as Corvoda. I have looked for Corvoda (and searched on Cordova as a ...
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0answers
49 views

Can I get information from a service record if I don't know the date of death?

I am helping a friend research her father who was born in 1917. The only document she has, of his, is his marriage certificate...giving his name, father's name and name of spouse and profession. ...
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0answers
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Finding date and battle of wounding for First World War English Private Arthur Higgins in France?

My father, Private Arthur Higgins No 2163, was born 4 Jul 1893, and was in the 5th Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment which landed in France on 5 Mar 1915 and was repatriated to England on ...
2
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1answer
21 views

California Freemason Records

I have been told that my great-grandfather was a Mason in California, and that it is possible to request such records. I have no information on how to actually do that, and haven't had much success. ...
4
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1answer
31 views

Finding New York City Police files?

My great-grandfather may have been the victim of an unsolved homicide in 1907. I have a death certificate which confirms the family story that he was hit over the head and died, but that is as far as ...

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