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Citation of both folio and page in England census

When citing census records for England and Wales, by convention we cite both the folio and page number. Since the page number simply clarifies which side of the folio to look on, why is this necessary ...
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Where did the Vannoske's come from?

The origin of the Vannoske family (FamilySearch, Ancestry) is the biggest brick wall I have left. Here's what I know: The obituary of the oldest daughter, Mary Wojnowkski (Mrs Albert Zierak), says ...
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How to test the relationship of two individuals?

How do we test the relative relationship of two individuals? For example, I would like to test whether person A is a 3rd cousin of person B. Could you please introduce me some effective but also ...
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Seeking info in tracing the Starrs line in Ireland pre 1900's

I have hit a roadblock tracing the Starrs family in Ireland. Peter J Starrs, born about 1836 in Ireland, immigrated to New York between then and 1860 (most likely in the 1850's). I cannot find who ...
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What are some of the main conventions used in Gramps?

As I have started recording my family history using evidence based methods in Gramps I've noticed that it is very flexible (too flexible?). I worry that the method in which I record data might seem ...
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Interpreting Service Record of QAIMNS nurse in Egypt at time of Gallipoli campaign?

My great grand aunt Eleanor Bessie Stacy (1879-1925) was a World War I nurse with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and later the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). ...
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How to identify formal military photos?

Is there a web site out there or some place to ask about the context of formal US military photos? I would like to know the time, location, and reason of a photo. For example, here are two photos ...
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Apprenticeship records for Ship Carpenters at Glasgow, Scotland in first half of 19th Century?

Two of my direct ancestors were Ship Carpenters: my 4th great grandfather Hugh Sillars was first noted as such in the 1841 Scotland Census: Hugh Sillars 37 Agnes Sillars 30 Robert Sillars 9 Agnes ...
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Where precisely was Russian town of Osometz (1912)?

In 1912 was there a town or city called Osometz in russia? records show my grandmother came from Osometz russia in 1912. Example from the passenger list of the Campania, arriving in New York NY from ...
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Does having a grandparent born in one country gain you that country's ancestry? [duplicate]

My family and I have debates over this issue constantly. I am American with ancestry of 75% Italian and 25% of some form of Spanish. The 25% at issue comes from my paternal grandmother, all other ...
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Where can I access annual reports of the registrar-general for England after 1920?

The annual reports of the registrar-general relating to births, marriage, and deaths in England and Wales were published every year since civil registration began, and are available at the Histpop ...
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What records are likely for pregnant widow with 8 children in 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England?

My 5th great grandfather Charles Keagle committed suicide and was buried on 3 Jun 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England. On 16 Jun 1791, the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette reported on the inquest. ...
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Reading 1900 U.S. Census Record?

I am doing research into family history and found the 1900 US census with an ancestor in it. The image below has 3 lines and 2 columns where the columns are (part of their) "name" and relationship to ...
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Finding 1870 Federal Census image that corresponds to street address in Albany City, New York, USA?

From Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011 I know that in 1870 my 4th great grandfather Hugh Sellars was living or at ...
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Finding birth and death dates for brother who was born and died in Bucharest, Romania during 1930s?

I am looking for precise dates of birth and death for my brother. All that I know is that he was born in Bucharest, Romania between 1933 to 1935 and died in 1935 in the same location. So was he was ...
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Where to find Brazil immigration records of ancestor from Italy?

I'm looking for an ancestor who moved from Italy to Brazil between 1800 and 1900. Where can I find Brazilian immigration records?
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How do I find information on a relative born in Romania before it became a country? [duplicate]

My great-great grandfather, Wolf Finkelstein, was born in 1832 before Romania came into existence so, I don't know how to find out anything about him such as who his parents were. I think he was born ...
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A standard for names

My name is William George Dunbar. Do I record it like that in a Family History data base or use any of the following formats William George DUNBAR or william george dunbar Is there an ...
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Correcting mistakes in the 1940 US Federal Census?

My youngest sister born in 1937 is not listed in family household on sheet 7B, ward 1, area E, ED 30-23, resident code 8414, enumerated 19 April 1940. She definitely would have been too young to be ...
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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 What was occupation of Skipper in 1855 New York State Census?, I know (or at least it appears) that Moody M. Hale (or Hall?) was a U.S. land owner and voter in 1855 ...
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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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Finding 1832 birth details in Romania for Wolf Finkelstein?

Wolf Finkelstein was my great-great grandfather. He was born in Romania in 1832 which was before that country came into existence. I don't know how to find out anything about him such as who his ...
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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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1answer
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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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