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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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What records document how African Americans received their Surname in early New York state?

My understanding is that pre-American revolution New York state had free blacks and slaves, then during the war both sides offered freedom to those that fought. Eventually, in 1799 slavery was ...
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Birth Record for Son of Scottish Surgeon Attached to Canadian Regiment During US Occupation

James Davidson, Surgeon, born in Scotland, attached to Royal Canadian Emigrant regiment 1775-1779, and then attached to the 84th regiment from 1781-1785. Official posting (documented) is to Quebec ...
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Finding and ordering records for Civil War Veteran?

Where do I go to find and order records for a Civil War Veteran? I have the wife's and child's pension numbers.
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Claiming noble title of Earl in Ireland that seems to have died out?

Is it possible to claim a noble title from an ancestor several generations back, even when the male line has been broken by a female descendant? One of the titles is Earl, and the country of that ...
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Recording place of death when that is hospital/home away from long term residence?

I am doing research into the Bullock family. A question about recording place of death. In a number of cases, an individual has lived a long time in a town. At the time of death, the person is in a ...
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Were nephews and nieces sometimes referred to as cousins in 18th century Cornish wills?

I have copied a sizable chunk from The Will of William Bond [Clothier in Ladock, Cornwall], dated 7 April 1747, below, and would like to draw your attention to the parts that I have highlighted in ...
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Tracing Latvian Legion service records/internment/dp records?

Does anybody know where I would start in tracing my fathers war record/history timeline during his time conscripted into the Latvian Legion? He was born in 1926 in Riga. I have used the usual search ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

Wonder if anybody can help me out on what I suspect is altered information from a marriage record. The info from the alleged marriage record is posted on familysearch.org. Portion of record is as ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

I am trying to determine the best approach to reach out to a group of people that may be related to my immediate family but these people could be surprised by the news. After my grandparent's death, ...
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How to identify individual family members / household size on early US Censuses Pre-1830 NY & PA?

In some of 1780 through the 1820 censuses they only seem to list the head of household and some statistics on household size. The NY & PA state censuses provide some more detail for tax purposes ...
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What might occupation of “public school” mean in 1885 Sands and Macdougall Directory (for South Australia)?

Below is an image from the Sands and Macdougall Directory in South Australia for 1885 which lists Sellars Louisa, public school, Hindmarsh on page 388/984. Hindmarsh is an inner suburb of Adelaide, ...
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Determining location/address of Robert John Steven Sellers in 1900 from Sands and Macdougall Directory for South Australia?

Relatively recently I have discovered what a wealth of information is available about my South Australian ancestors in the annual Boothby and then Sands and Macdougall Directories from 1864 to 1973 ...
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Denoting end of family line, no children in GED and other records

I am wondering if there is any "genealogical standard" for denoting end of line (such as there is a symbol on tombstones that means this) or that it is definitively know they had no offspring. I have ...
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Middle name or two first names?

Genealogy applications, such as geni.com (the web app that I use), ask me to fill the middle name of profiles that I add. My ancestors usually have two personal names, one of them even has four ...
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Confirming death details of gentleman born 1921, died 1970-75 (probably California) and buried in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA?

I believe a particular gentleman was born in 1921, and died probably in California between 1970 to 1975, but was buried in Wilkes County, Georgia where he was born. He had been a merchant seaman at ...
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Johann Hasse in Germany and Venezia

I am looking for more info on Johann Adolph HASSE & Faustina Bordoni. Johann's paternal line was: Father was Peter HASSE Grand Father Nikola(u)s HASSE, he was a pupil of Sweelinck in ...
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Establishing identity of Edmund Rouse of St Clement, Cabinet Maker, Private in Napoleonic Wars and Weaver?

I always wondered why my 4th great grandparents Edmund Rouse (of St Clement) and Christian "Kitty" Crossman (of the parish) who married on 1 Feb 1801 at Truro St Mary, Cornwall appeared to have had ...
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Finding Passenger Lists for Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S (DFDS) steamships, particularly from Denmark to UK in 1913?

Background Many Europeans who immigrated to the US traveled through the UK. A Danish company called Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S (abbreviated DFDS) was frequently used to reach the UK from ...
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Building Genealogy/Family trees for Hindu families?

Has anyone in this list any experience building family trees for Hindu families? I tried building one, and have encountered many difficulties. Would like to exchange notes with anyone who has ...
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What does “Containing by Estimation Seven Days' Work” mean in 1810 Land Auction advertisement?

A search for David Mellor found this advertisement for a land auction in an 1810 newspaper. In auction Lot II there are two "closes" of land being sold with David Mellor being listed as Occupier. ...
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What does “Full Baptist Communion” indicate?

I am trying to tie baptism records with my ancestors, and recently came across a copy of the baptist church records in the area. The name of this person is Edward Penny, born about 1742 in Harwich, ...
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What happened to Nathan Stein and Sarah Goldberg Stein who were living in London 1897?

On 28 Feb 1897 Nathan/ Nissen Stein, a bootmaker, lived at 27 Winterton Street in London. He had at least two children: a daughter Ada/Ida born about 1877 in; and a daughter born about 1893. ...
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Seeking English term for relationship between two members of extended family?

Here at the Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange we see many questions about relationship mapping which is also known as: relationship calculation kinship terminology etc Rather than ask a ...
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World War I Military service for Canada by Belgian living in USA?

My grandfather was born in Belgium, emigrated to the U.S. in 1906 through Ellis Island, then moved to Pennsylvania. He later moved to Detroit, Michigan and started a family. In 1917 he went to Canada ...
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What is sibling of son-in-law or daughter-in-law called? [duplicate]

Is there a term for the sibling of ones son-in-law or daughter-in-law? Real-life example: The composer Dohnanyi had a son who married a sister of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. So Dohnanyi was the father of ...
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Searching and analyzing Valuation Rolls in Scotland in the early 20th Century?

Whenever I find a street address for a person I'm researching, I like to look for property records to find out whatever I can about the building the person was living in. Even when the person is a ...
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How to Audibly “Hear” the pronunciation of a text name or pronunciation coding?

I am trying to determine how a name 'might' sounded based on text values how a name is pronounced audibly. I am aware of SoundEx and this calculator for it, the improved MetaPhone, Double Metaphone, ...
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Finding US immigration/travel documents for Ohio Denehy family from Ireland/Wales?

Looking for immigration/travel documents for: Daniel Denehy: Born May 1858, Ireland moved to Youngstown Ohio and died 8 March 1912 Ellen Denehy/Connors: Born 1 March 1872 Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, ...
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Finding evidence for Daniel Denehy and Ellen Connors in 19th Century Wales?

I have hit a wall. I know my Grandparents Daniel and Ellen Denehy lived in Wales were married there and had Thomas A. Denehy there. I cannot find any other information on them such as ...
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Find Austrian vital records?

My grandfather was born 1931 in Deutchkreutz Austria. Are there any websites I could find any records of his (especially birth record)? I tried to look up his name in Ancestry with no luck. Are there ...
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Birth place points to Quaker Monthly Meeting

I was perusing some in-laws to my ancestors, and noticed something interesting. One gentleman's birthplace was listed as Stillwater MM, Belmont, Ohio. I couldn't find any Stillwater in Belmont county, ...
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Did Edward Buten change his name from Edward Bulen?

For several years I have hit a dead end with one branch of my family tree. My Great Grandfather Edward Buten married by Great Grandmother Elizabeth Mary Ann Dunnington in 1893 at the Islington ...
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Searching for great grandfather Arnold Kuhn who lived in Poland then Russia?

Is there any way to trace the origins of my great grandfather Arnold Kuhn? He lived in poland and had a family there I believe towards the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. At some point he moved ...
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Why use name Ebzeebra for Ebbot Millman (nee Martin) on 1840 gravestone at Marystow, Devon, England?

My 4th great grandmother Ebbot Martin was baptised on 7 Nov 1773 at Beaworthy, Devon, England. Ebbot married John Millman on 14 Sep 1795, also at Beaworthy. John and Ebbot had at least nine ...
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Exporting my tree from Ancestry without latest version of Family Tree Maker

Is it possible to export data from Ancestry without Family Tree Maker? I am in the very frustrating situation of having bought Family Tree Maker twice before. The latest version I have is FTM 2010 ...
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What is the actual date of death for this self-contradictory death certificate?

I'm looking at the following death certificate: http://sharing.ancestry.com/5522904?h=da4a8d Which is transcribed in part to read: Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics ...
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Which members of my family were Freemasons in the 1800s?

I've been increasingly interested in freemasonry, and I'm curious if one of my great grandfathers was a member. Is there any way to determine this? I'm relatively sure if I have any, it dates back to ...
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Meaning of the “(O)” and “(X)” in various places in name on Pennsylvania Early German Pioneers Book

I am looking at some names in the "Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, Vol. 1". Throughout the passenger lists there are ...

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