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"indef add" as cause of detention?

What is the meaning of "indef add" as cause of detention on 1904 ship's record of detained passengers from Italy to US? Occurred in New York, presumably Ellis Island, though unconfirmed.
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Finding 1918 birth certificate for Lviv

Where do I start looking for a birth certificate for my father born in Lviv Fathers surname Mandel name aka Zygfryd born Lviv 19/01/1918
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Deciphering Work Profession from marriage certificate

I received a marriage certificate in the post yesterday from 1918, in the Christchurch district of Hampshire. I am struggling to read what the groom's work profession was: Any thoughts / reasonings ...
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Is there any information about the 1st Bn, the Royal Sussex Regiment at Peshawar being in Cliffden during 1917?

I would like to find out more about Cliffden, in Peshawar in the year 1917. Allow me to provide some background information: My wife's great grandfather was serving in the 1st Bn, the Royal Sussex ...
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Clarification about men being Munition Workers (on Birth Certificate)

I am intrigued by this occupation on a birth certificate from 1918 in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire: Munitions Worker According to this article it implies such a role would be performed by women. Can ...
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Sinking of the SS Galway castle in 1918, is there a complete list of missing passengers [duplicate]

Is there any way to find a list of those whose lives were lost in the sinking of the SS Galway Castle in 1918? Newspapers at the time give details if they were local to the area and also the number, ...
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Decipher Handwritten cause of death 25yr old male 1918

I cannot make out first word in cause of death right before “intestinal obstruction” also the contributor line. Can anyone read it?
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

Looking for the Passengers list on the SS Witteland. Landed in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1910. Name Marcin Glowacki. His final destination was Grand Rapids Michigan. Born November 4, 1892.
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Tracing ancestor with 1910 Wisconsin Birth Registration but nothing afterwards

I have located my ancestor Serafina Alice Brylski's 22 OCT 1910 Registration of birth and nothing else after that. Serafina Alice Brylski 1910– BIRTH 22 OCT 1910 • Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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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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Locating a birth record for Mary Harris circa November 1919

The story with Mary Harris started out with my research for Alexander Campbell Harris records in Wales. Eventually I located a burial entry for Alexander at Llanelli Cemetery and they kindly provided ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Here is a record on Ancestry from a 1911 military census enumeration. Sharing link from Ancestry to the image. Original link to the record page (may need subscription or 'registered user' account to ...
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Why would the filing date of a birth certificate be prior to the date of birth?

My grandmother's birth certificate states her date of birth as December 21, 1914. At the bottom there are two dates. One appears to be a filing date, and the other I am not sure I understand the ...
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Baby recorded on 1911 census – but born a month after the census?

Got a bit of a puzzle – I have found a baby, born 7 May 1911, who seems to be recorded on the 1911 census in rural Nottinghamshire, England. But the census was taken on 2 Apr 1911. How is this ...
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Hungarian sham adoptions?

With great help from shoover and JPmiaou in the other Q&A about the marriage between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig I found out that both husband and wife were adopted but ...
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Death certificate from 1910

My great-grandfather died in 1910, and I'm trying to figure out the cause of death. It looks like "Nussisplexie" (hand written) but could be Neuris, or something similar. Underneath the cause of death ...
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Translating 1914 Postcard in German sent from USA to Germany

Is anyone able to translate this 1914 postcard my grandfather sent to his sister in 1914?
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Locating 1912 Russian town of Novoe Kurhane

My grandfather came to USA in 1912. In his Federal Naturalization record he said his town was Novoe Kurhane in Russia. I can't find the town on maps. Does anyone know where Novoe Kurhane was or ...
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Alien Passenger (1917) who became Relative to be joined (1920): how to reconcile address discrepancies?

From a previous question it was noted that a certain Alien Passenger arriving at Providence RI in 1917, gave as an Address of a female cousin to be joined: 868 Broad Street, Central Falls From ...
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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 ...
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

On a 1909 passenger list I have the following record. The 1st word is the city name. There is a ditto mark to the left of that, it is for Russia. To the right of the city name it says Father Jozef ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about products administered / surname

Here are my remaining transcription queries on page 3 to complete the asylum case notes: 7.7.17 Has an attack of vomiting and is very weak. Has been put to bed in hospital. Milk ???. 2.9.17 Could ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about Unions and First Names

We are nearly complete with transcribing the lunacy case notes for my ancestor. I could not have done it without everyone's help and it has been interesting learning a few things along the way. I ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about the patients health

With the exception of this currently open question (from the list below), there is one more deciphering issue on page 2 of 3 in these lunacy case notes of my ancestor. 11.8.16 Is much better now ???...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patient "quotations"

My ancestor was reported to say the following statements: "Don't ??? kill me" "Oh do ??? spare my life!" At first I wondered if the word I can't decipher stood for you all but ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about a suspicious mark / Diarrhoea

These are the last entries on page 2 of the case notes before the document continues with a final page in another volume. 2.3.17 P. back in 7 with Diarrhoea. Frequently complains after ??? when ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about General appearance / Description of Bodily Symptoms

Has a wild and terrified expression. A few stumps of teeth remain. Lips dry. Tongue ??? and dry. Pupils of medium size, equal, regular, react to light and to accommodation. ??? ??? ???. Planter ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Brandy and Milk

This is a continuation of: Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patients previous history Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about nurses entry? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about symptoms of inflammation

This is a continuation of Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 2 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 3 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about escaping through a window

This is a continuation of Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 2 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 3 Where I made a request for ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Paraldehyde

This is a continuation of: Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 2 Where I made a request for deciphering phrases on my Great Great ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about nurses entry?

This is a continuation of Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? where I made a request for deciphering phrases on my Great Great Grandmothers case notes. Slept 11 hours last night. Takes ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patients previous history

I obtained the case notes for my Great Great Grandmother (Lunacy Asylum). I am slowly working through the text and here is a sentence I am not fully sure about: At the moment I have: Neuralgia &...
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How can I research relatives in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912 online?

I'm trying to find out if my great-grandfather was in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912.
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Looking for emigration records from Liverpool England in 1921

I have an arrival record for my wife's grandmother. She and her mother/brother/sister arrived in Halifax, Canada on the "SS Canada" in February 1921. The record said that the ship departed from ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I'm going through a photo album with photos that appear to range starting from 1915. It includes a lot of postcards, which I thought were stock photos, but now I find one that is identified as family ...
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Reading city, town or name under Father in 1910 immigration record?

This is from the Father column in a document of immigration from 1910. I am trying to discover the name of the town/city/region in Russia they came from.
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

My Grandfather Peter came to Canada from Romania anywhere between 1910-1915 to Quebec by ship. His last name was Vavaruk, Vavruk, or Varvarook. He later ended up with the last name Warll. The ...
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Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

I am trying to work out which of two death records in Wakefield registration district is my ancestor. To do this I need the subdistricts listed in the order they come on the census. I don’t know ...
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Locating ancestor's birth town in New York State?

I am in the process of applying for my Italian citizenship and need many documents. The last document I need is my grandmother's birth certificate. She was born in 1916. On her marriage certificate ...
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Translating WW1 German postcard?

I have an old WW1 postcard letter which was written by my Great Great Grandfather, i managed to come across this at my Grandfathers house. The writing is in German and i believe it may be old German ...
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Looking for Czaruazien, Russia?

Family arrived from Czaruazien, Russia in 1913... Last name Bilan. Can't find Czaruazien. This town/village is now likely to be in eastern Poland around the vicinity of Lublin (according to ...
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Where is/was village of Chalewisz in 1913 Russia?

My husband's father was born in 1896 in the then Russian Empire. He came to the US in 1913 on the ship Caronia. On the copy we have of the ship's manifest, it states he came from chalewisz. However, ...
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Finding WW1 military record of German ancestor?

I’m trying to find out information about my German Great Great Grandfather (the guy on the left on the photograph). His name was Karl Griesbach, Born on 2nd March 1877 and died on 17th October 1942. ...
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Polish/ Russian Town - 1913

Grandmother & Father immigrated from Russia/Poland in 1913, from listed location of Jesnayewa, Russia/Poland. have not been able thus far to find this town/city to further advance information of ...
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Seeking Crew List for Prinz Oskar German Passenger Ship to Philadelphia, Pa circa 1914?

I am looking for information about the crew on the German Passenger Ship ****Prinz Oskar** which was detained (circa 1914) and confiscated by the US in Philadelphia,PA (1917) as a result of WWI. I ...
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Finding parents and precise Date of Birth for child born in Massachusetts in 1919?

The only record I can find for a child born in Massachusetts in 1919 has the name and year of birth, but not much else. This is a link from Ancestry.com's Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970 for ...
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Locating relatives in 1920 Siberia

I am helping a friend research her roots. Her grandmother escaped Siberia in about 1920, leaving the rest of the large family of Rublovs behind in Ulan Ude where Pavel Rublov owned a tea importing ...
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Locating German World War One records when unit not known?

I see that this question has been asked and answered with a plethora of information as well as the notation that a lot of archives were destroyed in 1945. However, I thought it might be worth asking ...
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