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Ancestors in Lemberg (Lviv) and Czyczkow/y

My great-grandfather was born in Lemberg, Galicia (now Lviv, Ukraine). However, I am unsure how to proceed to further back in the family tree. I have written to the archives in Lviv which hold the ...
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Familial Terminology in Colonial America

Recently I posted a question about my ancestor John White. In order to find out a little more about him, I read some of the descriptions of him more carefully and came across the following quote (from ...
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Professional Historian takes on the Internet (How to resolve conflicts between the conclusions of different researchers?)

One of my ancestors was named John White. He was a very early settler of Ohio, marrying Priscilla Devol in 1790 when Ohio was still part of the Northwest Territory. Here is a timeline with some ...
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Interpreting “From what County selected” column on mid-19th Century Passenger List (England - South Australia)?

My 3rd great grandparents John Billin and Mary (nee Symons) with their four children (including my 2nd great grandmother Emma Symons Treloar Billin, aged 5) left Plymouth, Devon, England on 11 May ...
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Finding evidence for divorce in mid-19th Century Scotland?

This question involves some of the same family as an earlier question of mine (Where to find New York City/State records relating to British subjects born/died there mid 19th century?) but is intended ...
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Tracing my Swiss German roots through to World War I an unknown fallen soldier

My dilemma is finding out about my great-grandfather's war history. Here's a brief summary of what I know. My father is Swiss. His father was Swiss' and served as a border guard in world war II. It's ...
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How to transfer data between different versions of gramps?

Using Gramps on Linux and Windows is causing problems with sharing the same data. Windows is on version 3.4.8 but Linux on 3.4.0. Data exported from Windows does not import into 3.4.0 on Linux. How ...
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Reading Finnish Parish Records

I believe this is the birth record of Kasia Fredrika Tormanen B: 15 JUN 1858, D: 17 SEP 1900 in Kemi, Finland. I am finding it very difficult to read and translate the writing on this page. ...
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Half brother, step brother, or no term

I was married before and had 3 children. My wife and I got divorced and have since remarried other people. My new wife and I had a son together and my ex wife and her new husband had a son. These ...
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What would “F.S.” abbreviation mean on 1841 Census Record from Cornwall?

On the 1841 Census Record for my 3rd great grandparents John Billin and Mary Symons, there is a notation that I am keen to clarify. The record for this family starts at the bottom of one page and ...
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Port of San Francisco ship departures late 1930's

I have been able to locate arrival records from Europe to the United States but have not been able to have success with the reverse. My grandfather and his mother returned back to Europe soon after ...
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Determining parents of 19th Century Swiss ancestor?

I started getting into genealogy thanks to Ancestry.com and I have run into a brick wall. I am looking for the parents of Christopher Stukey (born somewhere between 1843 and 1848 in Switzerland) his ...
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Getting started in Irish research

A friend's wife has started to research her family history, and has fallen at the first hurdle: one of her ancestors is Irish (born circa 1865 and died in Omagh, Northern Ireland in 1948 -- there's a ...
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Could an Ohio resident be in the Indiana militia? (Timeline resolution)

It is part of my family's tradition that a particular ancestor of mine was a participant in the Battle of Tippecanoe, on November 19, 1811, but I am having a little trouble confirming it. Here are ...
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Finding original surname of 20th Century Russian immigrant to United States?

My Great Grandfather Abraham moved here from Vilna Russia in early 1900's with his wife Udis Rose and two children, Arthor and Bella. They started in New York City and at some point changed the last ...
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Finding 20th Century Irish Ship Passenger to New York on Manifest?

I am trying to find a passenger ship manifest listing an individual (Thersa Briget Connellan) travelling from Ireland to the USA. She was born in Clare Ireland Apr. 27, 1908 and we have found her ...
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Washington County, Ohio in the 1810 Census

In ancestry.com's "About" section for the 1810 Census, we read the following: Schedules exist for 17 states and District of Columbia, Georgia territory, Mississippi territory, Louisiana territory, ...
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using the card index for Queens Surrogate Court Probate records

Since I asked the question about working with unindexed probate records, I have located some card indexes for administrations in Queens County New York online (as images which can be browsed) and one ...
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Where was Dalmasz, Russia?

I am trying to find information about my great grandfather. We have a Declaration of Intention for the United States of America, division of naturalization, which he signed. On the form it shows ...
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Interpreting British Army service records: tours of duty

More details about this service member are in my question Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns? Alfred Clarke, b. 1840, from Brighton, Sussex, England, ...
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How can I make it easier to read scans of records when the other side of the page bleeds through?

Sometimes the scans of parish registers and other old records show “bleed-through” from the other side of the page. Is there something I can do to make these images easier to read? Here are some ...
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Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns?

I have located a record for Alfred Clarke in the United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records. The TNA record series number is WO 97, and the original images are available at Find My Past. ...
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How can I establish an early 19th century birthplace?

I have been investigating my ancestor, Vestus/Sylvester Blackstone with a goal of getting an accurate timeline for some of the major events in his life. I am trying to resolve a number of ...
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Am I related to this family?

I have a puzzling genealogical question, but first you must be prefaced. My family tree contains two half-siblings. (Google "half-sibling family tree" to see what I mean.) Now my half siblings and I ...
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Determining if Mayflower Descendant?

I am interested to know if I am a descendant from anyone on the Mayflower ship. I have access to ancestry.com and also Family Search. My genealogy goes back quite far in many different directions. ...
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Finding records from the 'manor house'

I have an 1881 Census record for one of my research subjects where he appears as a servant at the local Manor house. Mark Herber's Ancestral Trails has a section on finding manor house records ...
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Names at the end of Wills

I have been transcribing several wills over the last few months and am pretty much done. However, at the end of the wills, after the names of the witnesses there are letters that I think are shorthand ...
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Inferring father/son relationships from Senior (Sr.) / Junior (Jr.) naming?

As in my other questions, I am investigating the spread of the Blackstone family name in early America. I came across the following tidbits and I would like to know if my interpretation is (likely to ...
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What would Toller to Duke of Leeds do in Cornwall?

In another recent question (Is there Index to Cornish Mining Captains?) I referred to my 5th great grandfather Richard Boyens (sometimes spelled Boyns) who I believe to have been a Mining Captain at ...
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Is there Index to Cornish Mining Captains?

My 5th great grandfather Richard Boyens (sometimes spelled Boyns) was a Cornish mining captain who lived from 1750 to 1838. I am confident that he is my direct ancestor from this link which refers to ...
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Is “Incain” an old spelling of insane?

This bishop's transcript shows cause of death, which is quite illuminating especially the number that are just listed as "decline". The record at number 49, of William Towler, has cause of death ...
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Lists of casualties of the Battle of Mollwitz

As a battle of the War of the Austrian Succession, the Battle of Mollwitz was fought between Prussian and Austrian forces on 10 April 1741. I wonder if there are lists of casualties available?
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Cannot find the town of Yobeneks, Russia

My grandfather left Lithuania, actually Russia, in 1910. I am trying to locate his town on a map. a copy of his draft card states the town of Yobeneks, Russia. I cannot find this name. does anyone ...
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Resource for late 18th century immigrations?

As noted in Descendants of Sir William Blackstone, a historical puzzle, I have reason to believe that a (potential) ancestor of mine came to America somewhere in the years 1790-1810. He would have ...
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Descendants of Sir William Blackstone, a historical puzzle

I have been researching my paternal line and have come across a stumbling block. My line can be traced pretty easily back to the beginning of the 19th century in Ohio, where we come across one ...
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How far away is too far? Finding period travel information

This is related to the question Why would a family baptise at a parish but not marry or bury there?. If you've exhausted all the records available to you for a parish, and you want to widen your ...
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Ordering copies of English wills (post-1858)

I have the following entry from the National Probate calendar and would like to find the will: ELLIOTT Augusta of The Myrtles Slapton near Kingsbridge Devonshire widow died 17 April 1947 Probate ...
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Why would a family baptise at a parish but not marry or bury there?

I am researching the ancestors of Clementia Underhill, who married William Caldicott in 1703. According to her burial record from 1760, she was born in about 1675. I believe that she was the daughter ...
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Finding William Hudson Minnick

I am researching my ancestor William Hudson Minnick. He married my grandmother Cecilia Mallon in Liverpool, UK in 1920. The marriage certificate states he was born around 1883/84. He was born in the ...
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Organizing ancestors' “circle of cousins”

Background: I would like to focus on the set of people who are first cousins of (my) ancestors at each available level of the hierarchy. This helps me check contemporary family activities, vetting ...
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What might “biblical” names for children in 17-18th Century Devon indicate?

As I look over my family tree I have started to wonder at the significance of what I call "biblical" names in a couple of branches. For example my 6th great grandparents William Noake and Elizabeth ...
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I need help finding my ethnicity [duplicate]

My mom is half black and white and my dad is 75% mexican and 25% white. Whats the percentage of my ethnicities
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Who officiated at the baptism of William Henry Cole? (need help with handwriting)

This image was clipped from a baptism register that is part of the Devon Parish records at Find My Past. These are baptisms performed in the Year 1888-9 at Slapton, St James the Greater (snippet is ...
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Citing online image copies with inadequate information or provenance

In a recent blog post, Elizabeth Shown Mills asked the question Do You "Just Trust" Citations Offered by Digital Providers? EE hopes your answer is no. Today’s image demonstrates why. Not only ...
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How to list GEDCOM events with missing sources?

Is there a way to generate a list of events in a GEDCOM file without a source, maybe sorted by person or surname?
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Is there a resource for easily determining relationships between two relatives?

In the English language, there are many words for relationships between two relatives. For instance, my father's brother is my "uncle", the daughter of my father's brother is my "first cousin", the ...
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Coat of arms origin

Here's sketch of my family's coat of arms-those are some warriors and lions and oak leaves. I read it's supposed to be the copy of some coat of arms from Notre Dame in Paris. We also got this coat ...
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Determining name for family relationship that involves a step daughter?

My grandma had 3 kids. Her daughter Sally is my Aunt. She has a step daughter. Her step daughter has a daughter. My Aunt Sally is her Grandmother. What does that make us?
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When did printed register books come into use in England and Wales?

In Evidence Explained on page 35-36, Elizabeth Shown Mills talks about the analysis of public records, e.g. events which are recorded in register books. She gives an an example a church register book ...
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What might word “wise” mean on 18th Century Marriage Record from Devon, England?

My 5th great grandparents John Smyth and Sarah Osment married on 13 Jul 1764 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, and a cropped image from the record of that marriage appears below. On the top line, ...

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