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Recording census as event or source in GRAMPS?

For some reason I am struggling to understand different explanations about this. I have been told that a Census is an event, and the sheet of paper is a source. This is similar to a Birth being an ...
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How to confirm my research of Charles P. Cantrell?

I wonder if you would give your professional opinion on a certain part of my ancestry search. We have been trying to track down my great grandfather, Charles P. Cantrell. He & my great ...
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Searching 1940s census database without names?

I'm adopted. I have non-identifying information about my birth mother and birth father, which I was able to use to find my birth mother's family through the 1940s census data (I also had her last name,...
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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

My grandfather Charles Thomas Gigg was born in Kensington, London in 1887. He appears to be illegitimate -- no father shown on birth certificate. He is in the 1911 census -- married with own family. ...
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Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

I have Naturalization papers of my Grandfather & it states he became Naturalized 20th of April 1896. We can find him in the 1920 & 1930 census...but nothing for the 1900 & 1910 census. ...
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Where is Mary Elizabeth Richardson in the UK 1891 Census?

My 2nd great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth ("Mary"), was born to Richard and Penelope Hill in Islington, London, on 01 Jan 1857. She is found with Richard, her stepmother Annie, and brother Richard D in ...
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Meaning of “Map” as birthplace on NY 1855 Census?

On the 1855 NY Census, one of my relatives (Mary Whitney) has a birthplace noted as "Map". According to the instructions on the census form, that field contains one of the following: the NY county ...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

I am interested in Ryle Holme who is the uncle of C.Z. Ede, a candidate for my great-grandfather, who I have asked about in a number of previous questions. He was greatly concerned with the Meiji ...
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Looking for Canadian Pacific Railway worker James Edward Allan/Allen, believed to have died in Canada/USA about 1925?

The last member of my family on my mother's side died in February 2014, and while alive refused to give me any information about our family or my maternal Grandfather. While my father's side is well ...
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What is Ellen M Berry's relationship in this Census Record?

I'm looking at the 1880 census record for a Ellen M Berry. She stuck out to me as odd, being much younger than anyone else in the family, despite the transcription saying she was a daughter. She also ...
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Proving parents of Thomas Morgan of Tre-bryn, Pencoed, Coychurch, Glamorgan, Wales about 1808 were Thomas and Ann?

The family bible of my 2nd great grandparents Thomas Chichester Browning and Ann nee Morgan states that Ann was born on 15 Apr 1839 in the parish of Coychurch, Glamorgan, Wales, and that she was the ...
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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

I am researching my family tree and am stuck because my ancestor, Henry Harmon, was 24 in 1850 so he is already living with his wife Catherine and child George. The 1840 census doesn't tell me ...
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Deciphering place name in 1841 Census for Tavistock, Devon, England?

The image below is from the 1841 Census at Tavistock, Devon, and includes my 4th great grandparents John Creber and Harriet (nee Palmer). I have been trying to make out the name of the PLACE where ...
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How to locate 1860 United States census pages by address?

I'm not able to locate a Catherine Stanley, widow, last name now Mundy in the 1860 census records by name search. According to 1850 census, when her husband, Robert, was just deceased, she was living ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where is Hockaday School 1940 census page?

I'm looking for a student who I believe attended the Hockaday boarding school for girls during the 1940 census. I used http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html to lookup the ED number of 255-181 for ...
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Who are the parents of Henry Charles Pynn?

My 3x Great Grandfather was Henry Charles Pynn (1833-1894). I am trying to figure out who his parents were. This is his Marriage Certificate to Eliza Pickering. His father is listed as John Henry ...
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Do any fragments of the 1931 census of England & Wales survive?

It is a well known fact that the 1931 census of England and Wales was destroyed by a fire during the Second World War. However, did any fragments of this census survive at all? Were both the household ...
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Reading place of birth in France on 1881 Census for Camberwell (London)?

I'm looking in to a person, Pierre Louis Oscar Cordier and one thing I'm still struggling with is finding where in France he is from. In the above picture is him in the 1881 Census, he is a Pastry ...
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UK census shows visiting family but no owners

I'm researching the history of my house, so technically not genealogical, but it still involves sifting through censuses. The first census (UK census) on which the property appears is from 1881. At ...
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Reading Irish birthplace on 1851 Wales Census?

I am looking for help reading the word after Dublin Ireland on the third line down (Christopher Brangham) in the Where Born section. I think this might be the name of a place in County Dublin or the ...
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Looking for Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in 1930 census in Los Angeles?

I can't find my father, Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in the 1930 census. He usually went by Frank Mouchet or F. Paul Mouchet. He was born in Canada (British Columbia) on 14 November 1906. In the 1929 ...
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What is “Canada E” in the 1860 US Federal Census?

I am looking at the 1860 US Census Record of John Surarrer. The transcription of it states that he was born in "Canada E". Here is the image. Does this just mean Canada, or does the E give some kind ...
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What might Wine & Spirit Vaults be in 1841 Census at Helston, Cornwall?

I have mentioned my 4th great grandmother Alice Rutter previously in Were Liquor Licenses required in early 19th Century Cornwall? I know that she and her husband William Symons were wine/spirit ...
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Where to find 1900 Swiss census for Bern?

I have a birth certificate for my grandfather Ernst Bachmann. He was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1903. I doesn't have very much information on it. It has his father's name but not his mothers name. ...
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How likely are 1915 Missouri neighbors with same last name to be related?

I see a George Bismarck Foster (b. May 1869 Missouri – d. abt 1940) married 1890 to Anna M. Faught (b. 5 Jun 1870 Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania – d. 17 Aug 1931 Boonville, Cooper, Missouri) that ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

I'm not able to locate a George Bismark Foster, married to Ola Kathleen Mundy in the 1940 census records by name search. I know they were still alive because I have found an April 27, 1942 WWII draft ...
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Looking for 1901 birth/baptismal certificate in Poland?

I am trying to locate my grandfather's birth record, his parents' marriage certificate or anything else that will help me delve back into my family's history in Poland. Grandfather: Jan Zaluga, born ...
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Citation of both folio and page in England census

When citing census records for England and Wales (1841-1901), 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What does the term “domestic” mean on the 1901 Manitoba 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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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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What does 1851 UK Census “Relation to Head of Family” entry that looks like “Depen” mean?

I've run across a curious designation in the "Relation to Head of Family" column of the 1851 Census that I'd like some help figuring out. Following the entries for the parents and their children who ...
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How to identify individual family members / household size on early US Censuses Pre-1830 NY & PA?

In some of 1780 through the 1820 censuses they only seem to list the head of household and some statistics on household size. The NY & PA state censuses provide some more detail for tax purposes ...
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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 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M7MX-...
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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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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, of Illogan, Cornwall, for the 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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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 Pennsylvania,...