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Unable to import data from ART

I spent a couple of weeks researching my family tree back in 1999 documenting my findings in a program from Everton Publishers named Ancestor Research Tool. It appears to be a Foxpro database I can ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

I have a record that is an Intent to Marriage for my very great grandparents George Dutton and Ann Davies. I'm trying to understand exactly what it means, including the handwritten portions. ...
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Korean book listing family history for 5000 years - is this particular to a specific culture in Korea?

My manager told me today that her husband has a friend who is from Korea (I did not ask but I assume this is South Korea). She said that because that friend is the father's oldest son, the father ...
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Has anyone used WIndows Symbolic Links (symlinks) to avoid duplicating files?

In organizing source documents into a directory structure, whether based on individuals, families or locations, very often one document will refer to several people or places. One way is to simply ...
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Offline availability of commercially available online sources?

I want to gain an understanding of commercial genealogy services from the perspective of a market that is described as "embryonic" (Germany) in Ancestry's Ancestry Global Family History Report 2014. ...
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How can I get Soviet era arrest documents? [duplicate]

I saw many people having arrest and interrogation transcripts of people arrested in the 1930s in the Soviet Union. Where can I get such documents? Are they online?
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Are there any Genealogical / Historical Photo Request Communities?

I have been curious if there are any specific Historical Genealogical Photo Request Specific Forums / Communities out there that anyone knows about? I am aware of the primary one for Find-a-Grave in ...
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What is written after John Lark's name?

This snippet comes from Family Search and the parish of Trunch, Norfolk, England. I started looking at this record because I believe John Larke was married twice, once to an Elizabeth Vial, and a ...
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How to overcome, within reason, constraints in the US on obtaining older records not yet at 50/100 year mark?

Very much understanding the privacy concerns of possibly living individuals in the last 100 years I was wondering if there is alternative repositories for obtaining the details for genealogical ...
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What is the origin or meaning of the photographed ring and pin?

I am looking for information regarding the attached photos. One photo is of a ring that looks well-worn. The other is for a pin that appears to be unused. I am assuming they are military in origin, ...
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How should I organise my family archive?

I want to create a family archive of all the physical (non-digital) artefacts I have collected over the years and have wrestled with the proper way to do this with many false starts. I need a ...
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Are parents listed on marriage certificate “proof” of parentage?

I have traced back to a John McAllister born in 1856 in St Quivox, Ayrshire in Scotland. I have his marriage certificate which names both his parents (Thomas McAllister and Martha Strachan) however I ...
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What is uniform worn by Herr Schedler in photo taken late 19th century in Hannover?

I have a scan of this photo. It is believed to be the brother of Pauline Schedler (1860 - 1937). She was born in Thann, Alsace, France and family legend has it she fled to the UK in the 1870s during ...
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What could the numbers after an affidavit of a burial mean?

In the parish records for Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire, some of the early 18th-century records have an "aff." notation at the end of a burial record (Ancestry.com example). I presume that means that the ...
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finding people missing in action during World War 2

Recently I was given the email address to contact concerning the internment of my Great Uncle in Dachau concentration camp. The person who sent me the information was very helpful and sent me all ...
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Interpreting comments and abbreviations on death record abstracts

In the last few days I have been looking at abstracts / e-copies of Death Certificates on Ancestry and FamilySearch primarily. While I have not obtained any originals or photos of any yet I have seen ...
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Returning World War I era German dog tags?

I have 2 World War I "dog tags", one each from two different soldiers, which provides name, DOB and some regimental info. One of them I think may include some address information. Is there any way I ...
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Can a child of a living individual request a birth certificate from Queensland Australia?

I would like to have my mother in law's birth certificate. She lives across the country and is loosing her memory so it would be a big ask for her to get her birth certificate. And she doesn't have a ...
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How to interpret Quaker dates entered after 1752 but referring to before 1752?

Consider the following Quaker document: http://sharing.ancestry.com/5454387?h=94e830 Which Ancestry.com shows as having these details for Hannah Wright: Name: Hannah Wright Birth Date: 27 Nov ...
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Where can I find Pennsylvania Archives Series II?

I'm trying to locate the probate of James Wright from March 4, 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia and see references on the web to it being in Pennsylvania Archives Series II. I cannot find any such ...
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How to interpret Quaker dates in the eleventh or twelfth month with only one year?

If I have a Quaker date that only lists one year and is in the eleventh or twelfth month, should I assume it is Julian year and not Gregorian? For example, see this entry: ...
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What does this Y symbol abbreviate in a Quaker birth record?

You can view the document here: http://sharing.ancestry.com/5447249?h=386203 For each birth, it reads something like this example: Mary Wright (Daughter of James Wright & Mary his wife) ...
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What churches in/near Ward 6, Albany, New York State might have baptized Scottish baby in 1854?

I have asked an earlier question about the brief time my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers and his parents Robert Sellers and Margaret Clacher spent at Albany in New York State as ...
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Catch 22: how do you know if a data provider's sub will be valuable to you — before you subscribe?

One of the questions I constantly struggle with is how to evaluate whether it is worth it to me to subscribe or buy credits on Pay-Per-View (PPV) at the websites of the big data providers. (Side ...
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Who were parents of Xavier Rebholz who was born 1826 in Prussia?

I'm looking for my gg grandfather's ancestors. His name was Xavier Rebholz: Born in 1826 in Prussia, Died 09 JULY 1891 in Minneapolis. Married Mary Gerger, who was born in 1835 in Bavaria, died ...
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Were un-wed mothers documented in the United States in the early 20th Century?

I am researching a branch of the family tree and attempting to identify the mother. In this particular example there are three people with the same first and last name as the known mother of the ...
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How to organize your sources (digital system)

I'm using an application to store and work on my research. I can have a source, with multiple entities referring to it. Each entity has a unique "page" for the source. Additionally each source can ...
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European participant lists for the crusades?

I have been doing some looking around and with many of histories events (Medieval Times in general, Inquisitions, Wars, Fires, Low Literacy, Lack of Printing Press, Plagues, etc) are there any lists ...
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Passenger Lists for 1912 in to the United States, for ships near the RMS Titanic

I've long heard a story that my Great Grandfather was going to travel on the Titanic, but ended up choosing another ship. Supposedly his ship was close enough that they heard the SOS call for the ...
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Was William Chichester recorded as Judge in 1841 Census at Dymock, Gloucestershire, England?

The picture below is from the 1841 England Census for my 4th great grand uncle William Chichester. "England and Wales Census, 1841," index, FamilySearch ...
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Genealogical records from Rensselaer county?

I'm looking for genealogical records, specifically marriages and births, from the late 1700's and early 1800's from Rensselaer county. I'm struggling to find a good source of them online. Is there ...
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How Complete is GEDCOM Export from Various Programs?

One major concern when using my genealogy software program is that I can later export all the data that I entered to GEDCOM. This could be for the purpose of backup, giving to someone else who uses a ...
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Where to find ship manifests for immigrants to Venezuela, 1946-1953?

I'm researching Latvian immigrants after WWII to Venezuela. Where can I find ship manifests for immigrants to Venezuela during the period 1946-1953?
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What are the records that can be used in India to trace one's ancestry?

I'm an Indian and all my ancestors as far as I know are from India. I'm actually trying to reconstruct my family tree by tracing it back. The resources within family like various documents, ...
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Generational Loss of Data with DNA Testing

I have personally done the Y-DNA, the add-on Y-block with FamilyTreeDNA, mtDNA, and new FamilyFinder/AncestryDNA (via Ancestry) which i plan in transferring to FamilyTreeDNA just recently as a base ...
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How are the grandchildren related to the head of household in this census?

Whenever I find a census household, I try to confirm the relationships listed in the census by looking for vital records or other information. The formatting of this 1891 Census entry has been ...
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Current name of Jatotowicze village from 1903 Russia?

I'm trying to locate the current name of the village my grandmother was born. She was born in 1903 in the village of Jatotowicze, in or near the township if Iwje, in the province of Nowogrodek. She is ...
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Average age at marriage in Highland Scotland in 18th century

I am seeking the parents of my 3x-great-grandmother, Isabella Colville, who was baptised in 1785 in Invergowrie. According to her baptism record, her father was John Colville. Her eldest sibling ...
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Proving Jane Middleton of Somerset only Next of Kin in 1872 to Thomas Chichester who died 1838 in Guyana?

From the source below I know that my 3rd great grand uncle Thomas Chichester (who is mentioned in Where to find Will of Giles Chichester from 1820s, probably in Somerset or Guyana?) left Effects under ...
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Where to find Will of Giles Chichester from 1820s, probably in Somerset or Guyana?

My 4th great grandparents Robert Chichester (1767-1830) and Martha Noake (1762-1836) married on 13 Apr 1797 at Branscombe, Devon and had five children: Priscilla (my 3rd great grandmother) was born ...
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Who were parents of Nettie A Priddy born 1867 in Tennessee, USA?

I am looking for the parents of Nettie A Priddy, born 4 July 1867 in Tennessee, United States and died 17 May 1891 in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States. She was married to James Edwin ...
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Where was Mary Ann Harper in the 1881 England census?

As described at Locating an elusive UK birth record (Mary Ann Harper born circa 1865 possibly Dudley, England)? Mary Ann Harper is particularly elusive. Two years before her marriage at age 18 I'd ...
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Deciphering letters with “crossed lines” from 1813 Battle of Vittoria?

Can anyone help decipher this letter from a Lt. Moore of 1st Life Guards from the Battle of Vitoria in 1813? many thanks, also if interested there are two more pages!
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Were James Smyth Stacy and family in London, Devon or elsewhere for 1841 Census?

My 3rd great grandparents James Smyth Stacy and Elizabeth Mary Murch arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 12 Oct 1849, along with their five children that included my 2nd great grandfather ...
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Where was Matthew Nettell, usually of Illogan, Cornwall, for 1861 Census?

I've mentioned my 2nd great grandfather Matthew Nettell previously in Did uncle of Grace Martin Wills (or perhaps of Matthew Nettell) own the Gosforth? Although I have not yet ordered his birth ...
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Where was Charlotte Hancock, usually of Lewannick, Cornwall, for the 1851 Census?

My 2nd great grandparents Charlotte Hancock and Edward Sleep married on 22 Sep 1853 at Lewannick, Cornwall, England, and two years later they emigrated to South Australia. Charlotte was recorded as ...
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Are records of Reed and Shaw, Solicitors of Cheapside, London, related to John Billin in 1845 likely to still exist?

In an earlier question (Interpreting "From what County selected" column for Billin family on 1849 "Eliza" Passenger List (Plymouth, England - Port Adelaide, South Australia)?) I ...
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Is there a place I can search specifically by birth date for a list of people born on that date?

I am looking for a different style of database that would allow me to execute an iterative search that instead of searching by name, it allows me to search primarily by birth date by area to get a ...
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What does “Do” mean in the birthplace field of the 1850 US Census?

I am reviewing a 1850 Census Image for Western Pennsylvania, and under place of birth I see both what looks like a "Pa" and a "Do". I know some of the individuals marked "Do" were born in ...
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Could photo be Edward Nettell (1812-1879) and Maria Hocking (1811-1902) of Illogan, Cornwall?

Below is a photograph from the album of my great grandfather Thomas Anslow Hitchcox. The album was given to Thomas by his mother (my 2nd great grandmother) whose maiden name was Emma Symons Treloar ...

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