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Best practices for producing document abstracts or summaries?

I usually transcribe documents or manuscripts in full so that I do not miss important details. However, often these documents ramble on for pages and pages of legal jargon, so it is useful to produce ...
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Would having the exact same GRO Birth Index reference mean two children born to the same parents were twins?

I have two ancestors, Mary Juden and Sarah Juden. I have Sarah's Birth Certificate but not Mary's as shown below. They were both baptised on the same day, 16 September 1838 as shown below. ...
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Finding Specific Railroad Segments in the United Started named after employees?

I have found at least two references to relatives that implied a Railroad spur / section was named after them. One in Pennsylvania (multiple potential Sousers) , the other in Nebraska (specifically ...
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Locating records of a man employed by Rufford Abbey for 70 years?

Rufford Abbey, early 20th century, photo credit ruffLives I have an ancestor who appears to have been employed at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire his entire life. When he died aged about 87 in ...
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Marriage certificate of ancestor in Caracas

I am in Europe and have an ancestor who lived in Caracas and married around 1930 to 1940 in Venezuela, most likely in Caracas. He died in 1990. Where can I find his marriage certificate? Can I ...
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How can you use FamilyTreeDNA's Search tool to contact matches / find contact information?

How can you use FamilyTreeDNA's Search tool to contact matches / find contact information? I have been continually challenged (as described in the challenges below) by trying to figure out how to use ...
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Are there any tools to search unstructured, digital data?

While I have been searching for ancestors in early America (late 1700s) I have found multiple records that have been OCR'd and made available online. These are extremely useful, however all that data ...
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Is there a Python/Django GEDCOM Parser that would parse gedcom for django app?

I am wondering what type of database would be best for this even. I want to create an app for uploading a gedcom file, having it parsed and saved in a database/triple store. Then the Django ...
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What relation does my mother's sister's brother-in-law to me [duplicate]

What relation would my mother's sister's brother-in-law be to me?
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UK death certificate details in 1908

Can anyone tell me what sort of information I will find on an UK death certificate from 1908? I think my great-great-grandfather died in a work house in 1908 and was hoping his death may have been ...
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What documentary trail should I expect for a bigamous marriage?

There is a story in my family about a cousin who had a child just after WW2 (the cousin is deceased and the child doesn't mind details being made public but they aren't necessary to this question). ...
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Older version of Gramps for OSX

To recover from 'bsddb unknown version' I am searching for an old version of Gramps. I took some time to find out Gramps had an error with 9 of the 16 family trees. The most used trees can still be ...
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Could a beneficiary also be witness to a will?

I have several wills from 16th/17th century England where a witness to the will had the same name as one of the sons who was a beneficiary in that will. I have always assumed these witnesses were ...
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Where are the best online resources to do collateral research on the Internet?

So I'm sure that genealogists know what collateral research, the study of family members, along with members of the ancestor's community, is. However, I do not know of any online resources that use ...
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How to download images from Ancestry.com trees?

How to download images from those I have personally added to my Ancestry.com tree? I currently do not own or plan on purchasing the now discontinued FamilyTreeMaker. As mentioned in this "What do ...
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How can I estimate which of my ancestors were literate?

For the vast majority of my ancestors, when going back in time the sociocultural level gradually decreases until I end up having poor farmers. The rate at which the level decreases depends on the ...
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Using signature comparison as genealogical evidence?

Often when I am clutching at straws to determine the relationship between individuals or families, I will compare signatures from the relevant documents. There is an inherent bias in my interpretation ...
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47 views

What are the rules for putting media on different sites?

I have accounts on many Genealogy Related Sites (FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindMyPast, etc.) and other people are uploading stories and photos to our common ancestors. Is it okay for me to take photos ...
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Where is Oulu Impijats/Impitaja/Impijas Finland?

My great grandmother arrived in Quebec on 5 Jul 1907 from Finland. The ships card showed that she was from Oulu Impijas Finland. Does anyone know what parish to look for her baptism record in? I ...
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Was it common for parents to baptise a baby/child if they knew he was sickly and likely going to die soon?

At Upper Beeding, Sussex, England, my 4x Great Uncle, Henry Juden seems to have been baptised just before his death. Henry Juden Baptism - 13th May 1842 ...
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Gramps' Prolog Export Function: fancy filter or statistical tool?

Gramps is one of the most widely used genealogy program as far as I know and has recently seen another addition to its wide array of export features, called prolog as announced here. Can someone show ...
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Burial of a person who committed suicide in 18th century England?

I have an ancestor who committed suicide in 1748 in rural Northamptonshire, England. The burial register of his parish does not record his burial, but it does note that he "hung humself lying almost ...
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Finding details of where Polish soldier in German Army was living before Great War?

What I know so far from family sources: My great-grandfather August Masur was polish, and a soldier within the German Army. He surrender to French troops and was made prisoner. Likely he did this on ...
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Direct editing of underlying database for Genealogy program?

I like Gramps, but dislike it from time to time for its complexity when creating events, notes, person etc., too much tabs and submenus. I would like to be able to edit the underlying database ...
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Why were there no Polish given names in Polish village (part of Prussia)?

In order to find information about my ancestors, I accessed a Catholic church register of a village in the upper part of Silesia, via Family Search. The village, Śmicz, was Polish but was part of ...
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Standard GEDCOM tag/note for copyright?

I understand that the basic facts (birth dates, marriage, etc.) can not be copyrighted. But notes and observations can. I have no interest in having my work be uploaded to ancestry.com and similar ...
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How to display sperm/egg donors or surrogates on a family tree?

When diagramming a family tree, is there a typology or visual display rule set for the new methods of creating genetic lineage: sperm, egg, uterus donors or surrogates?
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Finding ancestors in Wisconsin from 1871 and onwards?

I am looking for my ancestors who migrated from Gunnarskog, Sweden to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (their end destination) in 1871, namely: Marta Nilsdotter (born 1818) Simon Jansson (husband, born ...
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Creating a list of surnames from a specific municipality in Germany (Baden)?

I am looking to make a list of current day surnames where my ancestors lived in the 19th century to aid in translating and spelling out names in old baptism and marriage records. I know that the ...
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Finding 1919 birth record from Veracruz, Mexico?

I am looking for information regarding my grandmother who was born in a place call Ixhuacán de los Reyes, Veracruz, Mexico back in 1919. Her mother and twin brother died apparently at birth and she ...
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Finding parents/siblings of Pietro Bracchetti who lived in Ala, Trent,Tirol, Austria around 1678?

I am researching Pietro Bracchetti who lived in Ala, Trent, Tirol, Austria around 1678: He was born in Lemma. He traveled to Ala because he was the architect that worked at the construction of the ...
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Finding an elusive ancestor after the 1901 census (who may have deserted his family)

What strategies should I adopt to find an elusive ancestor in the early twentieth century? He may have deserted his family, so I can't rely on records of a wife of children to corroborate ...
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Locating will from Berlin (Germany) in 1930s?

I am trying to find my grandfather's last will and testament. He resided in Berlin, Germany and died in the late 1930s. I will be in Berlin shortly and so offline as well as online resources will ...
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Bathing registers?

In my search for vaccination records, I came across a guide published by the Nottinghamshire Archives describing their Poor Law Union Records (PDF). On the last page, under Other Sources, I see ...
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Where is the 1911 Census record relating to Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1945 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Where is the marriage of F. M. Weston/Mason to a Goodman?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1947 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Is there an online resource for searching Italian census records [duplicate]

From ancestry.co.uk I know I have an Italian Great-Great Grandmother, name Maude Angelina Georgina Antonio, born 1880 Milano, Italy, father Thomas Antonio, married William Elias Barnett in 1899, ...
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Where is the Marriage of Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston to John Weston?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1945 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Finding online resource for searching Italian records?

From ancestry.co.uk I know I have an Italian Great-Great Grandmother, name Maude Angelina Georgina Antonio, born 1880 Milano, Italy, father Thomas Antonio, married William Elias Barnett in 1899, ...
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1answer
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Is there a space to collaborate to create a single family tree (for a surname)?

There seems to be many sites whereby you can search for records or even share each others family tree. But what I would like is a site that contains family trees (perhaps broken down by surname) where ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

There are lots of programs that can import new persons from the shared tree on FamilySearch. I know most of the FamilySearch features of Ancestral Quest, Legacy, and RootsMagic, but they all lack one ...
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Locating pre-emigration records in Ireland for Peter Starrs born abt 1836 and relations?

I am trying to find a Peter Starrs born in Ireland in the 1830's, most likely about 1836. He most likely emigrated alone to the U.S. about 1855. From US Census Records presented in Finding record of ...
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What is the least painful non-cloud software to transition to from Family Tree Maker 2012?

I am a newbie and just learned here that Family Tree Maker has been discontinued Why has Family Tree Maker been discontinued?. What non-cloud software is the least painful for me to transition to? ...
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What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?

I was considering purchasing Family Tree Maker only to find it has been discontinued. What do they plan for a replacement ?
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How can I create a visual representation for a particular surname (and husbands/wifes) only?

How can I create a visual representation for a particular surname (and husbands/wifes) only? What I mean is starting with the earliest record for a particular surname I want to show all the ...
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Ways to find headstone names in Mexican cemeteries?

I am a complete newbie. I've heard there are compilations and other documentation of headstones, foot-stones, etc. from cemeteries in various countries. Is there such a compilation for Mexico? ...
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How to narrow down date of U.S. census data collection before 1850?

Starting in 1850, the U.S. census had a date at the top of the page for when the enumeration was recorded for the families on that page. I was looking at the 1830 census and 1840 census in Claiborne, ...
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Finding late 18th Century service record of Francis Green in Cornish Militia?

Using FindMyPast, I recently sighted images of the Marriage Banns and Marriage Record for my 4th great grandparents Francis Green and Grace Woodley who married on 13 Feb 1798 at Totnes, Devon, ...
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How do you record fuzzy facts?

Most of my prior genealogy research was based on family records. Very little of it came from hard sources like census records. Some folks would claim that what I have is not genealogy, but folklore. ...
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Number of ancestors after 30 generations [duplicate]

If I'm calculating this right when I go back 30 generations I should have a billion ancestors. But that's more than the human population of the entire world around the time of the Middle Ages. 2 x 2 ...

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