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For questions about research in the decade from 1800 to 1809, not the entire period from 1800 to 1899. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.

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Deciphering 1808 Alsatian German birth record

Having some trouble getting through this civil birth registration record from Issenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace. I've left blanks for words I can't make out. Maire von Issenhausene Gemeinde ____ von ...
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Travelling within the UK in 1800s

My 4th great-grandfather was a weaver who was born in 1772 and was married, lived and died in the Wigan area. I have found a record dated 1801, for someone with the same name, age and occupation in ...
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Finding records for founding of printing firm of Messrs. Hughes and Son, Ltd. at Becon, Wales around 1802

A Roger_Heron shared the image (needs subscription to view) that the picture below is cut from on 16 Jan 2020 at Ancestry.com: The text in the picture is (with my bolding): The printing firm of ...
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How to identify 19th century birth record in England when uncertain of parent's given names?

This question refers to people in a previously posted question about the identity of the mother of Elizabeth Cowan, b. 29 Sep 1824, England, and d. 14 Oct 1896, Ohio, USA: Could "Our Mother" ...
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Finding parent for William Jefferson KLJG-CYG who was born District of Columbia about 1810?

I have looked for 2 years and can't seem to find a parent for: William Jefferson Birth: About 1810 District of Columbia, United States Death: 1890 Alexandria, Virginia I can find several censuses ...
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Identifying parents of Clayton Earl Cook who was born 1800 in Virginia, USA?

Clayton Cook was born on 4 Jul 1800 in Wythe, Virginia and died on 18 Jul 1863 in Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia during the battle of Wytheville. In the 1830 Census, he was living in Evesham, Wythe, ...
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Reading first name for Samples surname in Virginia Tax records of 1806?

In the Virginia Tax records for Rockingham County in 1806, I see the following name written: I read the last name as Samples, but the first name I can't figure out. As best as I can read, it says ...
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Determining if FindMyPast image comes from Parish Register, Bishop's Transcript, or something else?

I am looking at an image via FindMyPast for the baptism of a William Milman on 14 Apr 1805 at Okehampton, Devon as the son of William and Ebbet. I think that this is from the Parish Register of ...
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Identifying parents of John & William Milman who were baptised 1800 & 1805 at Okehampton, Devon, England?

Susanna Millman was my 3rd great grandmother and she married William Creber on 25 Dec 1820 at Marystow, Devon, England. She is mentioned in Why use name Ebzeebra for Ebbot Millman (nee Martin) on ...
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Any Russian Orthodox records of Kamchatka priests around 1800?

Yakov Volkov might have been a priest in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky around 1800 or slightly before. The Irkutsk bishop who appointed or sent him might have been Beniamin Bagranskii (1789-1814). The "...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

On 24 Nov 1806, my 4th great grandfather Joseph Billin was listed amongst the "Additional Individuals Bounded" in the Helston Bastardy Papers 1729-1823. At the time "JENKIN Elizabeth, Helston, ...
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Seeking ca 1801 records of 1st Helston Volunteers?

My 4th great grandfather Joseph Billin(g) lived from 1776 to 1839 and was a Tailor, Mercer & Draper at Helston, Cornwall, England, where he was baptised, married and buried. Today I found in ...
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Finding prison records for Bodmin Bridewell in Cornwall?

In the National Archives there is a record that belongs to my 4th great grandfather William Hobbs. The Session held at Bodmin names his wife as Jane (nee Courtenay) and also Jane's sister Philippa. ...
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Understanding 1807-1812 Pennsylvania land records document?

We found this record a while ago, and have always been a bit puzzled by it, so I'm hoping for some input. The first bit appears that Sarah Penrod may still be living (dated 1807). The second bit dated ...
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To what extent would people in the 1800s travel to get married?

I have ancestors from Hull. I have found a marriage certificate that I think is theirs but that places their marriage in Leeds. How likely is it that they would travel all the way to Leeds to get ...
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Interpreting 1801 Settlement Examination from Marystow, Devon, England?

In a comment on Meaning of term Sojourner on 1794 Marriage Record at Marystow (Devon) for John Creber? @ColeValleyGirl alerted me to the existence of a Settlement Examination for a John Creber at ...
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Finding records of Transport-office that John Smyth worked for in London prior to 1806?

I have been trying to determine the occupation(s) of my 4th great grandfather John Smyth, who married Sara Osment on 13 Jul 1764 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, when a "Captain's Clarke ... on his majestys ...
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Traded a dollar for a Penney?

My (very...) great grand-father Silas Carpenter married a woman by the name of Phebe Penn(e)y on 27 Mar 1804, likely in Pittstown, New York. There's a family legend that states that Silas used to ...
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Relocating christening record for Margaret Morgan, believed to be 1808 at St James, Bristol, England?

I have asked a different question about my 3rd great grandmother Margaret Morgan previously in Identifying photograph which may be Margaret Morgan (1808-1902) taken at Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales? ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

I have a record that is an Intent to Marriage for my very great grandparents George Dutton and Ann Davies. I'm trying to understand exactly what it means, including the handwritten portions. ...
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Finding marriage record for Priscilla who married printer Henry Hughes probably about 1810 in Breconshire, Wales?

I first learned that my 4th great grandfather was Henry Hughes, a Printer, from the marriage certificate of my 3rd great grandparents Elizabeth Hughes and William Lewis on 26 Apr 1839 at St Giles ...
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Dates in 19th century German records

Recently, I had some German (Pfalz, Bavaria) records from the ealry 1800s translated. The records contained dates that were specified in an unusual format, and I was curious to know what these were. ...
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Finding New York birth record from around 1804?

My 3rd great grandfather, Charles James Sanderson, was born around 1804 in New York according to the 1851 and 1861 England Census (and some other references I've been able to find). The earliest ...
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