Questions tagged [1900s-decade]

For questions about research in the decade from 1900 to 1909, not the entire period from 1900 to 1999. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.

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Finding ship manifests for immigrants to Argentina in early 1900s?

I am looking for a family that emigrated from Poland to Argentina around 1901. I found a transcription of the ship's (SS Georg, sailed from Libau to Buenos Aires) manifest on which they arrived (the ...
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Where was Eiszuk, Russia?

Grandfather is listed at Ellis Island as having arrived from Eiszuk, Russia in 1906 but I cannot locate such a place. I am aware that the name could have changed or been misspelled, but thought I ...
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Where is Oulu Impijats/Impitaja/Impijas Finland?

My great grandmother arrived in Quebec on 5 Jul 1907 from Finland. The ships card showed that she was from Oulu Impijas Finland. Does anyone know what parish to look for her baptism record in? I ...
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Locating records of coronor's Inquests in Oxfordshire in 1909?

I have a death certificate issued in Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) in 1909 that says the cause of death, decided by an inquest the next day, was by drowning (in the river). Where would records of the ...
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Finding 1907 New York City arraignment results?

In searching my great grandfather, I came across an article in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6/16/1907) of the arrest of a man with the same name (Harry Farson - not sure if they are one in the same yet, ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

My 3rd Great Grandfather died in 1906 and I am trying to verify who his father was. In Georgia they did not start issuing death certificates until 1913 or so. I do know that a doctor did the ...
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How to get birth and death cerificate from Istanbul, Turkey in 1902-1905?

How can a non-Turkish speaking amateur get a copy of a birth certificate for a grandmother born in Istanbul, Turkey (1902) and a death certificate for a grand-grand father buried at Eyup Cemetery in ...
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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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Finding out more about Haynes, Sparrell & Co letterhead from 1901 in Boston?

Sparrell is a fairly rare last name so I google seach it occasionally and search on various sites. On ebay I ran across an envelope from "Hayes, Sparrell & Co." to A.J. Ives, Brandon, VT ...
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Tracing ancestor CF Evans who died in World War 2 (aged 39 in 1945)?

I am stuck at first-base in trying to trace my UK ancestry. My grandfather died in World War 2 in 1945 at 39 years of age (according to the War Grave Commission). He was discharged from the Royal ...
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Locating parents and siblings of someone born in Oklahoma (1903)?

My grandfather was possibly born in Dewey, Oklahoma. I'm trying to locate his siblings and parents. I've Googled and found the following: Tunin, Robert T. 1903 – 1989 (Grandfather) Tunin, Abbie ...
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Is Unregistered Death possible after 1900 in U.S.?

I am researching my great uncle, James Barton (no middle initial), trying to find a death record. I believe he was living in Mt. Victory, Hardin County, Ohio in 1900. I found a 'James Barton' married ...
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Finding cause of death in 1909 for Scotsman James McMillan in Nagasaki, Japan?

James McMillan was chief engineer for the Straits Steamship Company on the Perak in 1908, working between Singapore, Port Swettenham and Penang. This information is contained in a letter written to ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

Can anyone tell me what sort of information I will find on an UK death certificate from 1908? I think my great-great-grandfather died in a work house in 1908 and was hoping his death may have been ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

I am trying to locate my Grandfather's Birth records. He lists "Chruszow, Poland,1901" as his birthplace. What would Chruszow, Poland, now be known as? What Parish would I search for ...
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Tracing undertaker records for funeral held in Sydney 1908?

To try and assist resolution of Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred? I am wondering whether the funeral arrangement records of the undertakers may have ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A? This title was found and copied from the obit for my great grandfather Adam Farnlacher who passed in San Francisco in November 1908.
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Looking for the 1901 census record of Annie Elizabeth Ward

I'm looking for a 1901 census record of Annie Elizabeth Ward (maiden name I think is Campbell). According to the previous post and digging around I've done, in the 1911 census Annie Elizabeth and ...
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Deciphering lines from 1909 Ellis Island record?

I am trying to read some lines from an Ellis Island record. The record is from 1909 and I managed to read everything except the details of the contact/address for the person in question. It is the ...
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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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Finding S.S. Merion Passenger List sailing from Liverpool in 1904

My grandfather's "Declaration of Intention" states he came to the United States aboard the S.S. Merion, sailing from Liverpool, in 1904. I have hit a brick wall trying to find the ship's ...
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Reading word on 1908 death certificate from New South Wales?

Today I obtained the Death Certificate of my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers who died in Sydney on 18 Jan 1908. In the picture below I am trying to read the middle of the three ...
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Finding passenger lists for arrivals to Baltimore in 1900s-1910's?

I know someone who arrived to Baltimore directly (without going through Ellis Island) in the early 1900s. Are there any listings of passengers on these ships?
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I am looking for records of my family who were in the Islington workhouse and Highgate Hill Infirmary (HHI or St. Mary's) around 1908-1909. I have already found many records including admissions and ...
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Where would I find a copy of a US patent from 1905?

Attached is an image from the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office from 1905. On the last line you can see patent 804,529 was issued to Minna B. Foster of Sausalito, CA on 14 Nov that ...
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Finding marriage record using Massachusetts Marriage Index?

I did a search on Ancestry using the Massachusetts Marriage Index, trying to find my uncle's spouse. I have the index page staring at me, and it says Vol 588 P 115. When I search, it brings me back ...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

My ancestors came through Ellis Island in 1904. The last place of residence is listed as Mieljkow. We know it is in Russia. Does anyone know where it is? Only 1 Ellis Island arrival index uses ...
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Other "Indian Territory" besides Oklahoma?

I've got a girl in the 1900 Census living with her father and step-mother. The father, Charles, as far as I can tell, always lived in the Atlanta region (born 1867 in Carrollton, almost due west to ...
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Where to find Scottish birth records from 1905?

I'm using family search and also find my past at the moment as they're both free for me to use. I'm looking for the birth certificate of my great granddad Alexander Barclay Ormond born circa 1905 in ...
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What date is this colored portrait likely made?

I have a relatively large framed picture of a married couple: It appears to be a black and white photo that has been colored by hand or maybe it is all hand drawn with mixed media. It almost looks ...
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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

What might alternative spellings be for my father's surname of Swider? His father, Andrew emigrated from Poland in about 1907. I cannot find his name on immigration lists and so I suspect his name ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

I have understood that banns / marriages were a maximum of 3 months apart. So I am confused. Take these two individuals: William Finsley Partridge Mary Elizabeth Brown Take these banns: The source:...
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Finding parents of Doris Reardon, born about 1906, probably in Lancashire?

I'm looking for the parents of Doris Reardon. All I have on her is Marriage certificate to John Crankshaw registered in Wigan, Lancashire in 1932 which lists her father as "John Reardon", and a ...
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What is Census occupation named Folder Work?

A Census record for London from 1901 includes “Folder Work” as the occupation of a 15-year-old boy. (What is possibly the same individual a decade later was occupied as a “Malsters Labourer”.): The ...
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Deciphering a word from a Spanish birth record (1903 Latin America)

I got my hands on a 1903 birth certificate from Managua, Nicaragua. I speak Spanish (as a non-native), but have issues to decipher one word shown below. I can read ... de Granada. The whole record ...
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Finding person by birthdate alone

In February, 1903 Leiser and Nachman Feinstein left Timkowitz (Slutsk), Belarus and sailed via Hamburg for New York where their mother Minka Cohen Feinstein collected them and brought them to join her ...
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Deciphering correct birth place for 1901 census entry

I am slightly confused about a place on a 1901 England Census entry. Class: RG13; Piece: 1946; Folio: 29; Page: 1 Snippet: I am interested in: Emily Smith What I have transcribed is Milson, ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading place names in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Finding the port for a 1905 arrival to United States?

My grandfather John Gibson Gowans immigrated the second time to the United States from Scotland on a ship called The Caledonia in 1905. This was his 2nd time as his parents first immigrated in 1888 ...
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Locating plot of 1908 burial in the Necropolis of Sydney?

From his Funeral Notice in the Sydney Morning Herald that I found on Trove I know that my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers, who was visiting Sydney from Adelaide when he died on 18 Jan ...
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What is this immigration year symbol on a 1900 US Census in St. Joseph County Indiana

The Instructions for Enumerators of the 1900's us Census states: Citizenship 148. Column 16. Year of immigration to the United States.—If the person is a native of the United States, leave the column ...
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What month was Allie Tharp born as shown in 1900 U.S. census?

On the 1900 census, the month for line 94, Allie Tharp is not legible to me. I've compared to other readable dates on the page and cannot determine what month she is reported to have been born in, ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Is Xmas 24th a common way to refer to 24th December (Christmas Eve)?

I recently received an image from the inside cover of a book ("The Poetical Works of Lord Byron") that I believe belonged to my great grandmother Mary Ellen Nettell (1869-1932) who was known as "...
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Seeking ship manifests 1903-1912 from Spain to Philippines

I am looking for ship manifests 1903 - 1912 from Spain to Philippines, possibly Iloilo. My search is for Jose G. Paramos and wife Tamanan I have done online searches, Ancestry, Newspapers and Church ...
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Seeking marriage certificate of Russian and Serbian from about 1900s?

My Serbian Grandfather Milan Marich (born 1880) married Russian Zinaida Dimitrieva Homichevskaya around 1900. How could I find their marriage certificate? The last picture is a document of my ...
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Finding birth/baptism record for Don ancestor who resided in Arad in Transylvania before World War I?

My late father in law was born in Arad around 1905-1906. His last name was Don. This is not a Hungarian name, although he was. I believe it is the name of a river in Russia. I am trying to do ...
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Finding 1904 Birth Record from Constanta, Romania? [duplicate]

My mother's mother was born at Constanta, Romania, at 1904 and after a time she immigrated to Istanbul,Turkey. She died at 1980 at Istanbul. I want to find her birth records at Romania, where l must ...
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Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred?

I suspect that my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers was the uncle named in a newspaper report (Geelong Advertiser, Tue 31 May 1910) about the divorce of his wife's niece Lesley Baylis ...
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great grandather Luigi Raimondi and Sylvia Fiorentini in Brasil 1900

Sylvia Fiorentini was born in Italy. Her father went to Brasil for a three years contract as an architect or engineer? in the building of theatres in Brasil 1900s. Unable to trace him. . Sylvia's ...