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Numbers above marital status on ship's manifest

I found a copy of the ship's manifest record from when my great-grandfather came over from Italy. His name is Giovanni DiDomenico. To my surprise, he was listed as a widower, which I was not aware of. ...
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Finding Polish 1921 census records of town called Wola Raniżowska

Where can I find the Polish 1921 census records of a town called Wola Raniżowska? My grandmother immigrated to the USA from there.
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Finding UK deportation records for 1923 for Julius Brust

Julius Brust was Russian by birth. He was convicted in 1923 of arson and Served 4 years imprisonment in UK, and then deported to Poland. Where can I find records of that deportation?
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Searching for birth record in Ukraine

I have been searching for the birth record of my Grandfather. He was born in 1928 in the Ukraine in a place called Maximowka. I have no idea where to look anymore. The state archive sent my request ...
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Clarification about name of father on baptism v birth. and location of father as solider in 1920?

I have been researching one of my wife's uncles (her grandfathers youngest brother. I received his birth certificate in the post today: The above confirms that her grandfather did have a third ...
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Confirming the correct location of Curragh and the associated French Furze Camp

This question relates to the 1921 Census entry as discussed for William Henry Baker here: Does the 1921 English "Army" Census records include the "Soldier Number"? In the ...
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Does the 1921 English "Army" Census records include the "Soldier Number"?

I used this search to locate this record in the 1921 census: I am specifically interested in this entry because it says Army. I looked a little more at the article The British Army overseas in 1921 ...
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1921 Census and noting name different in Ancestry

I use Ancestry for my family tree and consistently for all women I have then with their maiden surname. I have a case where on her birth certificate it was: Fanny Priscilla Selby On the 1921 census ...
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What is the connection between Campbell and Ayr? [duplicate]

So I have at long last established the birth of my wifes Great Grandfather (Alexander Campbell Harries). (see: Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?). ...
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Transcribing testimonial

I am attempting to transcribe a testimonial for a grandaunt of my wife: So far, I have come up with the following: University of London Courtauld Institute of Art 20 Portman Square, London, W.I. ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

I'm preparing for the release during 2022 of the UK 1921 census records (England & Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). [Note: there was no census taken of Northern Ireland ...
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Finding 1939 birth place in Pomerania, Poland

I am looking for my mother's birth place and where she last lived in Pomerania 1924/1939. The documents I have are confusing. One states her place of birth as Kisiewe. Another states Kiczewa. Nearest ...
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Trying to find Kina Rd in Toronto

The 1921 Census of Canada indicates family members lived at 536 Kina Rd, Toronto South District, District #133, Sub-District, Ward 4. I can't find this street. Was it renamed or has it disappeared or ...
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Finding record of US name change in 1920s in New York?

My Grandmother immigrated to the US from England in 1911. She appears as Sophie Charney in the 1920 US census, but in 1924 she appears as Shirley Charney in the New York State marriage record to my ...
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Do petitions for naturalization indicate the date of the first arrival to a country or the last time they had entered the country when filing?

In the United States in 1927, on the Petition for Naturalization (Form 2204-L), applicants would complete the line : I emigrated from .... in .... For example, here is a Petition FHL Film # 004112253 ...
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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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Finding 1925 Catholic baptism record from Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I'm searching for a baptism record for a person born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1925. The denomination is Catholic. The name of both parents is known. From the following link I couldn't find ...
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Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA [1925]

I'm looking for the Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA for the year 1925. According to the following blog post from the Plymouth Public Library, Annual reports are available on the Internet ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

Edit: The enumeration district for Kennady Township was 0017 and 40-19. I believe there is an enumeration district that was missed in the 1920 census that contains a few of my ancestors and their ...
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Why might ancestors be missing from 1926 Canadian census?

My great-grandparents came to Canada from Romania. They travelled by boat (arrived Halifax Jan 1924) and then took the train to Saskatchewan to become farmers. They stayed with a cousin around the ...
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What is name of this 1927 town in Missouri?

I have a death certificate: https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1927/1927_00034802.PDF With an informant, George A Plank Jr. and I'm unable to read the town he resides in within ...
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What was the process for getting started with farming in the 1920s in Saskatchewan?

If Europeans arrived in Saskatchewan with the intention to stay permanently and become farmers, what would the process have been like in 1924? Would they have to wait or be granted land before ...
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Finding 1920s Adoption Information in New York State?

I am looking to find information on my deceased grandmother's adoption. The story is that she was adopted from a New York orphanage in the 20's or so I am guessing since she was born in 1925. She ...
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Name changes in Canada in the 1920s?

My great-grandfather died in WW1 and then my great-grandmother remarried and had more children with her second husband. This would have been 1920s rural Saskatchewan. All of the children took one last ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

My relatives might have been from a place called Sânmihaui, Romania. They were German-speaking. Upon arrival in Canada, the name of where they were from was changed and such place on the immigration ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

My dad was in school at the time of the 1920 census. He was born and lived in Arkansas in 1920. His dad was alone in that one, and his mom was with his sister in St Louis. He was part Cherokee and ...
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Seeking Argentina-Buenos Aires immigration and residential records for Dusan Biukovic

My grandfather Dusan (or Daniel) Biukovic (surname versions: Biucovich, Biukovich) migrated from Svinica, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) in 1926 and probably died in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. How to ...
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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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Looking for more occupational records of Walter Cowin

Looking for occupational records of a Walter Cowin, born circa 1910. He can be found on the 1939 register living at 6 Mill Street Chester, as a "public works labourer". He was between the age of 18 ...
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Adoption in New York 1927

I have my mothers adoption papers from New York in 1927. The name given as the person giving her up for adoption is suspect in my opinion. Was it possible in that day to use another name to hide their ...
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Finding medical records for Richmond State Hospital patient?

My 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Armegust or Arbingast, was born 22 Sept 1837 in Ohio and died 24 July 1929 at the Richmond State Hospital, Wayne, Indiana, United States. She lived for a ...
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Christian Orthodox Cemeteries in Philadelphia

In which cemetery would Christian (Albanian) Orthodoxes be buried in Philadelphia in the 1920s? Would they be buried in standard, i.e. protestant, sites?
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

I have a photo of Edingley Cricket Club from Nottinghamshire in 1920 (helpfully the photo is titled and dated). I would like to attempt to identify the people in the photograph. Might there be a list ...
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Finding Montreal map from 1921?

Looking for rue Rivet in Montreal around 1921. I am looking to find out where some of my relatives lived in the city. I know it's not too far from where I am currently but cannot find a map. I am ...
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Seeking details of travel to South Africa in 1920s

I am looking for information about Mr/Dr Ernst Ludwig Wittman who came to South Africa in the 1920's to work as medical Dr for Iscor, a South African steel company. When did he arrive and by what ship?...
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Understanding Adv. abbreviation at end of 1921 Arkansas newspaper notice?

I found the following posted in a Arkansas newspaper in 1921 regarding a family member of mine: NOTICE--I hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, ...
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Meaning of "c" notation at end of St Louis obituaries?

The image below is an portion of obituaries from this full page (page 21 of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 5 Feb 1923). Right aligned on the last line of most obituaries is one of the following: (c) ...
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How to interpret dates on California Indexes to Electoral Registers

Ancestry has a collection "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968". This consists of images of various documents relating to Electoral Registers. In particular, I am looking at the images for San ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This photo is from 1925 in Big Lake, Reagan, Texas. Can anyone tell what the make of the vehicle is? Photo is Developed by Sun Company, Kodak Finishers, San Antonio, TX with number 217 stamped on ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

I have the below two pictures from about June 1923, most likely in Hutchinson, Kansas, but possibly in Wichita, Kansas. Can anyone identify the exact pool? I found this article stating that public ...
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Finding marriage location / records of parents in 1920s Blair Co, PA?

I think my parents were married in 1926 or 1927 in Blair county, PA. Their names are Charles Elmer Coughenour and Irene Catherine Fabian. How can I find a marriage record that shows when and where ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

My great-aunt Susan Jane Wright declared her occupation as chemist/chemistry when she arrived in Canada from the UK on at least two occasions in the 1920s. Given the family background, I'm pretty ...
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Where is the Marriage of Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston to John Weston?

My 2x Great Grandmother was Milly Bungay(Bungay/Bungy/Bungey/Mason/Weston). She was born 28th August 1860 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She died in 1945 which has been recently verified using the ...
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How to get copy of birth certificate from Hildalgo, Mexico from 1927?

Is getting a copy of a birth certificate from Hildalgo, Mexico from 1926 or 1927 easy for a non-Spanish speaking amateur? If so, how might I go about doing that? If not, how might I go about finding ...
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Finding records of emigration/immigration from Germany to South Africa?

My paternal grandfather was born in 1900 in Attenhoffen, Germany. He came to South Africa in the 1920s. My quest is to find out how and when? There is a story that he was a seaman who jumped ship in ...
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Finding information about 1920s adoption in New York State?

I am trying to find out information on my great great uncle. I need some advice on how to go about finding the information. All I know about him other than his name at birth which I am unable to post (...
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Finding 20th Century Irish Ship Passenger to New York on Manifest?

I am trying to find a passenger ship manifest listing an individual (Thersa Briget Connellan) travelling from Ireland to the USA. She was born in Clare Ireland Apr. 27, 1908 and we have found her ...
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How do I find a Canadian address that appears to go missing between Censuses?

I'm looking for a record for 426 Clinton Street, Toronto in the 1921 Census. In the 1911 Census this was Toronto West, Ward 5, Sub-District 65. The 400 block is north of Bloor Street, but only south ...
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Street index for Canada 1921 census

Is there a street index for the larger cities in the 1921 Canadian census? (When I first asked this question, the 1921 census (on Ancestry) was images only, with no name index. Although a name index ...
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What information can be gleaned from these Naval Academy accomplishments?

Attached are a series of accomplishments/details about a 1921 Naval Academy graduate. They are listed immediately below a brief biography: For Google's sake, they are: Two Stripes; Clean Sleeve; ...
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