A continent. Borders Asia on the east along the Ural and Caucasus mountains, separated from Africa by the Mediterranean Sea.

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Is surname Ede of Northern European origin and rare in England?

I am trying to identify my British great-grandfather. I have investigated him in Japan and narrowed the candidates down to eight. I then checked those eight candidates in detail; seven of them seem ...
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Age of surnames in German region?

browsing through stories likes these, I was just wondering if there are books or websites or other kind of sources that make it possible to see when a certain surname appears the very first time in a ...
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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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How to find a passenger who left NYC to europe around 1885-1913.

How to find a passenger manifest who left New York City to Europe around 1885-1913? I know he arrived to New York City, and there are 4 records at Ellis Island of people who would match him almost ...
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19th century Austro-Hungarians in Sweden? Or, Swedes in Austria-Hungary (Carpathian Mts)? Perplexed!

I am researching a family that I strongly believe has Carpatho-Rusyn roots, at least on one side. However, I have not been able to find any birth information for any of the children, their parents, or ...
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How to best track Romanian & Hungarian ancestry

My soon to be wife is Romanian, I would like to add her family to my tree so that any future children will have a more complete tree rather than just Dad's side. My issue is that her mother is the ...
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Where should I start research for someone adopted from Eastern Europe?

One of my close living relatives was adopted from Hungary at the age of two, in 1991. Unfortunately, the only real information we currently have is the full name of her birth mother and her city of ...
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Seeking birth record for Ellen/Elinor, wife of John Billington, who arrived on Mayflower?

What is known about the Mayflower passenger Ellen/Elinor Billington? Specifically, what was her maiden name and who were her parents? She was the wife of John Billington and mother of Francis ...
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Name selection practices driven by the Napoleonic Code

The Napoleonic code was a consistent body of law adopted in many parts of the Europe (and other places) that were conquered by Napoleon I. These laws covered, among other things, property rights and ...
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Where can I find Jewish Historical Information Pre WWII in Europe?

I am looking for a site/records for information on Jewish History in Europe of pre WWII era. Mainly of birth and marriage records from Poland.