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Determining closest heir for probate?

Lady Y is the cousin of Lady X's mother Lady Z is the daughter of Lady X's Cousin Are both Lady Y and Z second cousins to Lady X, and for probate who is the closest heir?
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1812) for Charles H. Cox born in North Carolina?

I would like to find a birth or baptism record for my 2nd great grandfather Charles H. Cox, in order to identify his father. His father I'm told was from the United Kingdom. The timeline I have for ...
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1845) for August E.F.Reichow in Germany?

How would I find a birth/baptism record for my great grandfather (August E.F.Reichow 1845-1899) in order to identify his parents and siblings? The timeline I have for him is: Left from Bremen in ...
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Getting information from closed mental institution in California, USA?

My great-uncle's wife was committed to Camarillo State Hospital in California for something over 30 years, until her death in 1967. She has no descendants. I have become very interested in this ...
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What are these abbreviations in a Verlustliste (zurueckgeh, krgef, A)?

I'm looking at Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, page 22.835: Peter Robert (Bremerhaven) on genealogy.net. In the entry, it says "zurueckgeh." What does this mean? I know other entries say things like ...
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Finding information about 1920s adoption in New York State?

I am trying to find out information on my great great uncle. I need some advice on how to go about finding the information. All I know about him other than his name at birth which I am unable to post ...
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Record of 1890s UK consular marriage in Japan?

In the 1890s there was consulate in Kobe, and I am trying to determine whether the consulate issued a particular certificate of marriage. Did the consulate provide witness to such marriages? If the ...
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What is my step-father's second wife's child to me? [duplicate]

Let's say that my mother remarries, and then dies, leaving me under my step-father's care. He then remarries and has children with his second wife. Are these children considered my step-siblings, even ...
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Meaning of source numbers in U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

There are 3 records in The U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about the marriage of Luke Lea and Elizabeth Wilson, showing two different birth states for her: Source number: ...
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MyHeritage.com Vs FamilySearch.com Vs Ancestry.com [closed]

After looking at FamilySearch.com, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com to draw my family tree, I see some differences in the way they show the tree. On MyHeritage.com as shown below, I can add brothers ...
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Did Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster marry Elyas de Richmond?

Many people say that Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster married Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, which I believe could be true but I am yet to see a marriage record for the two. But I ...
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2answers
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Family Tree as table in excel or similar format

Is the table layout an accepted format for a family tree and how easy it to use such layout for creating a tree? I have seen such a one on the GenPro website. Although the graphical representation of ...
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Are these percentages considered mixed race? [closed]

If I am 77% African 20% European 2% Native American and 1% Asian, am I considered mixed?
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Finding church records for Koselitz, Saxony, Germany?

I am looking for the records of Lutheran Johan Mueller, born 22 June, 1826 in Koselitz, Saxony. He came to the US in 1845. Where are church records now located for someone born in 1826 in Koselitz, ...
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What was the weather like?

I would like to build context for certain genealogical events I am researching, and one component - as dull as it may seem - is weather. For example, it would be interesting to know what the weather ...
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What type of chart is this?

I stumbled upon a family tree here called Chehebar. It is very aesthetic. Is there a name for this type of chart, or is this a pedigree presented differently?
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Does the Church of Latter Day Saints perform a 'baptism for the dead' ritual for everyone they obtain records for?

I have recently been to a family reunion in which we all offer updates to our branch of the family, such as births, deaths, graduations, etc. Therefore personal data about me, my kids and my parents ...
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Simple way to visualize First Cousin marriage [duplicate]

I came across some blood relations / intra family marriages like first cousin marriages in some of my family history books that I have. They are all documented as text in a family history book, not as ...
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Preserving old Typewritten pages from 1925?

After my grandmother passed away my mother received all of her old photos and documents. I have been going through these and have found an old genealogy manuscript written by a distant relative in ...
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Looking for 1869 birth certificate in Pennsylvania?

My grandmother was born in Scranton, lackawanna, PA abt. 1869, how do I get hold of a birth certificate.Born 1869 then shown in 1880 U.S. census as living with family she is recorded as niece then ...
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How should I model family with unknown relationships?

The focus of my work now is on a set of Tallents who lived in rural North Carolina around 1750-1820. I'm quite certain they were all related, but there is little evidence to establish specific ...
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Search Coat of arms of a noble family

I would like to discover the design Coat of arms and motto of the family "de la Mengaliaire von Avalgau" possibly extinct, I only know that the colors of the escutcheon are blue and red.
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Meaning of term “Alias” in parish baptism record

In the 1861 parish baptism record for a probable distant ancestor of mine it gives the parent surname for the baptism of Mary as "NORWOOD alias DOBBS". What precisely does this mean? I guess someone ...
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Etiquette for asking loved one to share life story before death [duplicate]

This might be a bit of an odd question, but I figured that at least one or more persons here have been in the situation that I am now. My question is as follows: What is the (if any) 'proper ...
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Identifying ancestor believed to have been born ca 1830 in New Mexico, USA?

The best candidate for my 3rd great grandfather Juan Jose Garcia appears to have: been born in the New Mexico Territory in 1830 been married to either Juana Ma Garcia or Maria Juana Garcia (thought ...
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Who are the parents of Mary De Freis who was born in Germany in 1833?

I'm trying to find out who the parents of Mary De Freis are? She was born in Germany on March 23, 1833. She married Henry Baker. She died in Illinois in 1895.
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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

The Texas birth index from 1956 gives a county number of 057 for a birth record I found, how can you determine what county that corresponds to, and more generally, how can I map any county number in ...
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1answer
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How can I find historical city directories for the United States?

I want to search the entire U.S. from 1750 to 1959 for residences. I have found the Polk city directories in the archives of some libraries in several cities, and it is useful. But I have to travel ...
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Finding obituaries for people who died in Houston, Texas in the 1930s?

Where can I locate an obituary for Bert Newton Long who died July 11, 1935 in Houston, Texas? His grandchild gave me his name, and only knew he died there. All other known relatives know nothing. I ...
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How to read Tennessee marriage record

I am trying to interpret the bottom marriage record from Ancestry.com's "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002": I know that the couple getting married is Lyman J. Strong and Martha H. Green. What ...
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Who was the father of Thomas Jocelyn/Joslin who emigrated to Massachusetts in the Increase (1635)

It is well documented that Thomas Jocelin/Josselyn/Joslin/Jostlin (1592-1660) emigrated to the Massachusetts Colony on the Increase in 1635 with his wife Rebecca and children Rebecca, Dorothy, ...
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How can I draw a family tree for blended / adoptive families?

I would like to draw a family tree, but I don't know how to represent some of the relations in the family. How can I show: both the adoptive parents and the birth parents for an adopted child ...
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Interpreting Musgrave's Obituaries (for London) from around 1790?

On Ancestry.com I found a reference that may be to my 4th great grandfather John Stacy (also discussed in Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been ...
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What Polish village is named in this document?

This draft registration card lists a birth location of what looks like Soodlikof, Poland, but I cannot find any record of such a place. This relative was a Jew born in 1888, so the location is likely ...
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Whether to trust (and what to record) from handwritten record of birth with one date and type written page with two dates?

While doing research in Massachusetts, I have found hand-written records of births, and then I find the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, which are typed. Most of the dates match, but on some two ...
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Brick wall for Guillielmus and Egidius Van Sever

So far I have found quite a bit of information on related family trees on myheritage.com (basically it got added automatically to my tree after filling in a couple) and on the following website: ...
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Could John Stacy who lived/married at London and later lived at Exmouth (Devon) have been baptized in 1759 at North Petherton (Somerset)?

I would like to identify the parents of my 4th great grandfather John Stacy. The timeline I have for John Stacy is: 1777 Paying 4 pounds 4 shillings rent for Coach Houses and Stables at Farringdon ...
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Is “mythological” information relevant?

I am currently trying to get as far as possible in my Ahnentafel. Thanks to a couple of online sources, I have been able to find a lot of ancestry, google helped me get up to this website which offers ...
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Obtaining Belgian pre-1796 information

Thanks to Napoleon, a lot of registration regarding births, baptisms, deaths, marriages, etc started to happen in Belgium from 1796 on. This helped me get to a point where I know all names (and often ...
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FamilyEcho incorrectly lists my relationship as “ex-husband”

I'm new to genealogy and started to build my tree in http://familyecho.com/ and after entering my initial family I noticed an issue in the information I so far have not been able to figure out. I ...
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1answer
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Reconciling mid-18th century US marriage records for James Lea and Ann/Anne Tolbert/Herndon?

I am finding contradictory information about James Lea (of 18th c. America) [JL] and whether he married Ann/Anne Holbert or Terndon. Of course, it is possible that there is more than one James Lea. ...
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How to edit the text of a MacFamilyTree 7 Narrative Report for Event Types

I use MacFamilyTree 7.5 as my primary software and I have been generating narrative reports for people recently and something about the wording of the reports has been bugging me and I would like to ...
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1answer
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Registration of Russian immigrants to England in late 19th century?

My great-grandfather wrote a diary about his leaving the Pale of Settlement in the end of the 19th century to England. The diary, or at least part of it, can be read here. I am trying to follow his ...
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1answer
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Did other countries have the concentration of first names that England had in past centuries?

Anyone who has done genealogical research on England in the 17th through 19th centuries will have noticed it: a parade of Johns, Williams and Thomases, accompanied by Marys, Elizabeths and Annes. ...
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If mother's maiden name is listed as same as child's last name, is child illegitimate?

If the Tennessee death certificate for John Tindell (1836-1915) leaves the father's name blank and fills in the mother's maiden name as Jane Tindell, should I infer that John was illegitimate, or is ...
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What is the meaning and origin of the surname Nesselrothees?

I am having trouble finding anything out about the surname Nesselrothees. My great grandmother was registered under the surname in 1840 England. Her father was Alexander Dorow Nesselrothees. He was ...
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

I don't know how to find my mother's grave site. She was: Born 1937 Died 1974 Chicago IL.60653
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How to read Swiss Church Book / Kirchenbücher Collection Indexes?

I recently discovered the Swiss Church / Kirchenbücher book collections, and though you can locate them on FamilySearch, you have to view them in a LDS Family History center or library. This creates ...
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Until what age did little boys in the early 1900s wear dresses?

I found a family photo from 1910. Someone wrote on the back that it was four sisters and a baby brother from my uncles and aunts. But that wouldn't work for the ages of those particular children. I ...
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Can you identify this Russian town: “Chashvato, Podolski”?

Can you identify the name of the USSR town referenced in the 1910-1914 images below? My maternal grandfather's side references several different places in various naturalization records & ship ...

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