Questions tagged [1880s]

For questions about research in the decade from 1880 to 1889. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.

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Finding 1882-83 Immigration Record through Castle Garden

I have searched for my great Grandmother Catherine Schneider in the lists of immigrants coming through Castle Garden. She came over in 1882-1883. I have not been able to find her. Does anyone have ...
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Did Blanche Adelaide LAPPAGE (b 1872) attend school?

Blanche Adelaide LAPPAGE was born in 1872. Blanche’s mother died 1874, and her father remarried 1875. Blanche cannot be found until the 1881 census in a Woolwich workhouse. I have found no record ...
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Understanding prison sentence records - England - 1880s

I am not familiar with reading prison records. This actual document is typed so it is clear. The date is 14 April 1888 in Dorset. It seems to me that John Coke ( a son of my ancestor ) was involved ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

I'm looking for family information on Tymko or Tomko Napadij. He is my great grandfather and was born October 25, 1886. He emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada via Halifax. Are there any Austrian/Galician ...
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Reasons for leaving Germany in 1886?

Have done much reading, still trying to figure why great-grandparents would have left Germany in 1884-1886? Went through Luxembourg, then to Antwerp, to Philadelphia. Land ownership,freedom and ...
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Seeking records of Prussian army artillery service in 1880s?

My grandfather Adolph Schwintowski was in Prussian Army Artillery. We had a certificate with his picture on it, very delicate and cracked. I don't have the dates because in one of my moves while in ...
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Seeking 1880 Birth Record of Santa Catherine Gazzanovich at Brecon, Wales?

My Grandmothers sister was Mary Evans,born Merthyr Tydfil 1856. On the 5th may 1875 in Cardiff she married Nicoli Gazzanovich. Their daughter Santa Catherine Gazzanovich was born in 1880 according ...
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Seeking marriage record of John McGrady and Elizabeth McDonald in Ireland about 1885?

John McGrady born approximately 1860, married Elizabeth McDonald, (on her birth cert but later written Elizabeth O'Donnell) in approx 1885. Proni does not have a record of this marriage. She was born ...
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Seeking birth record for Margery/Margaret Eddison b. abt 1879 in Scotland?

Margery (or possibly Margaret) Eddison is my 2nd great grandmother. Eddison is her maiden name. I have been unable to find her birth or any records for her. I know about her only because my dad told ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

My third great-grandmother was an orphan, whose mother passed away either during childbirth or shortly after, and whose father passed away January 24, 1880 when she was six years old. There is a ...
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Seeking business records of South Australian general hawkers and drapers around 1880?

My 3rd great uncle Thomas Hitchcox (born 12 May 1837 and baptised 14 Jun 1837 at Brewood, Staffordshire) has been asked about in another question (Tracing police service of South Australian constable ...
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Is there register of South Australian vaccination certificates from 1870s and 1880s?

Today I sighted a vaccination certificate dated 21 Apr 1880 from Gladstone in South Australia. It belonged to an ancestor of a correspondent rather than to an ancestor of mine so I am only presenting ...
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Finding evidence for Daniel Connors' birth in Wales about 1880?

My grandfather, Daniel Francis Connors came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1882. He was about 2 years old. I know this for a fact as evidenced by Ship Records and the US Census. His mother was Margaret ...
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Deciphering word related to Farrier occupation in 1881 Census?

I have a word under the job description title of my ancestor that I can't understand. The top line: Farrier (unknown word) Smith then follows: Farriers Wife Farrierboy Farriers Daughter ditto ...
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Determining mother's former names on 1884 death certificate from Glasgow?

The cropped image below comes from the Death Certificate (dated 28 Aug 1884 at 127 Watt St, Glasgow Kinning Park) of my 4th great grandmother Mary Campbell who married Robert Clacher. The remainder ...
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At what age did girls leave home in 1880s England?

Ellen Sutton (born to Harriet and John Sutton 1868 in Wolverhampton) appears in the 1871 Census, but not the 1881 Census, even though her siblings do. The death index shows that a 4-year-old Ellen ...
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Locating late 19th century British immigration/landing records?

Many of my ancestors came to Britain around 1880-1900. They were originally from Russia but that may not have been their point of departure by sea. Are there immigration or landing records for this ...
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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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Looking for birth record of Valeria Marta from late 1890s in Bucharest/Transylvania area?

My Grandmother Valaria Marta, was born in Bucharest or the Transylvania area in the 1870's - 1880's. Emigrated to Canada on a ship with her brother when she was 21. When they got to Canada, her ...
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Finding death record without knowing death date?

I can trace an ancestor of mine, Samuel McReynolds b. 1812 Tenn, up to the Arkansas (Sebastian county) 1880 census, but loose him after that. I am trying to find a record that will help me determine ...
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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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Where do I find records for artist competitions from the 1880s?

Family writings describe Blanche Elliott Watson (Sydney, 9/5/1863 - 27/3/1919) as a good artist by the age of 17. It records how she beat close on a thousand competitors in "black and white" (pencil ...