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Top new questions this week:

What is name of this Captain in War of 1812?

In this pension file record on Fold, I have a commander whose name I cannot make out: I've transcribed the page as follows: State of South Carolina, Pickens District } On this the Eighth Day of ...

palaeography pension-records war-of-1812  
asked by WilliamKF 4 votes
answered by sempaiscuba 9 votes

Looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756

I am looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756. I could use some insight into major US port that was used by ships from there. I’ve scoured ancestry ...

manifest ship guyana rhode-island 1750s  
asked by washingon 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Are there any privacy issues regarding publishing the image of a grave marker online?

I know that some families have 'family plots' and cemeteries on private land, but there are so many cemeteries open to the public - Am I allowed to just take a photo of any tombstone and publish it ...

privacy grave-marker cemeteries  
asked by Canadian Girl Scout 20 votes

Software options to display whole tree from imported GEDCOM?

I am not content with the limited options that I have been able to find for viewing a tree. Many of the software packages I have located limit the tree to direct descendants and ancestors of one ...

software-recommendations  
asked by Risiki 15 votes
answered by Colin 7 votes

Is a half-sibling match on AncestryDNA reliable, or is more testing needed?

I'm new at the DNA testing but here are my results. After receiving my DNA results in January 2016 my first match was with a known cousin who is also on Ancestry with a score of 959 centimorgans at 41 ...

dna autosomal-dna ancestry.com relationship-analysis half-siblings  
asked by skilax50 9 votes
answered by RobertShaw 7 votes

What is written in this excerpt from a Manifest of Alien Passengers for the US arriving at Providence?

I'm having difficulties reading a field from a specific column from a List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival In this case Port of ...

united-states palaeography immigration 1910s  
asked by LuisTavares 6 votes
answered by shoover 6 votes

Average time between birth and baptism in the Church of England?

Because it is relatively uncommon to find sources of birth dates before the start of civil registration in England in 1837, it is a widespread (and I think not unreasonable) convention for ...

england statistics baptism-practices anglican-church  
asked by Harry Vervet 7 votes
answered by Colin 5 votes

When WWII Army enlistment records list "Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA", what does that mean?

On Ancestry.com [library edition] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 there is a record where the Branch and Branch Code is listed as "Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA". What ...

united-states military-records ancestry.com world-war-2  
asked by user489 6 votes
answered by fbrereto 3 votes

Using vehicle number plate to infer registration year in Wiltshire photo

Here is a photo of my late father (passed away earlier this month 🙁) driving a tractor: The registration is: MWV714 Dad would have been driving this tractor in Wiltshire, England. I had a look ...

photo-dating 1970s wiltshire  
asked by Andrew Truckle 4 votes
answered by sempaiscuba 8 votes
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