Questions tagged [1930s]

For questions about research in the decade from 1930 to 1939. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.

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Finding information on relative who joined Italian army in Somalia around 1935

My grand uncle joined Italian arms around 1935 in small town located in north east Somalia. We do not know whether he died during World War 2 or whether he survived. Can you guide me to any archive ...
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Finding records of emigration from UK to Argentina in 1935

My relative George Owen emigrated on 19 Oct 1935 with his two children from Southampton, UK to Argentina via ship to Buenos Aires. He was an experienced railway engineer and family stories say helped ...
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Locating autopsy results for suicide in NYC in 1931?

Has anyone had any success in obtaining a police file or coroner's report from the 1930's? I am having difficulty finding out if those records were destroyed or not. If not, I cannot find any place ...
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Marshalls fought in the Spanish Civil War

I am trying to find out if I am related to Marshalls who fought in the Spanish Civil War. There were Marshalls killed in battle outside Madrid.
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Locating and reading will of Elwyn Bernard Blair who died in 1934 at Atchison, Kansas?

Elwyn Bernard Blair was the youngest son of Edward and Barbara Blair. At the time Elwyn died on 28 Jun 1934 at Atchison, Kansas, he was married and had an infant son Robert who was buried on 21 Dec ...
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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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What does schedule number mean on 1939 Register?

What do the schedule numbers on each record represent on the 1939 Register?
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Finding correct FTM template for Digital Images (Online Commercial Site) for 1930 US census?

Looking at the source templates available to create a source for 1930 US Census using an online commercial site, FTM 3.1 (build 3.1 22.2.6) allows me to chose this option. I am choosing the template "...
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What became of Auguste Liebnitz and family from Hamburg?

My great aunt Auguste Liebnitz lived in Hamburg (20.2.1931) at the following address Hamburg 26, Kentzlerweg 13 Ptr. How could I find out what became of her and her family?
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Finding birth record of American Airman using only full name and service number?

How do I find the birth record of an American Airman, with only his full name and service number for our family research? He was born around 1939, and was stationed at RAF Mildenhall (Cambridgeshire,...
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Seeking address for 1930s migrant to Brazil from Lebanon?

I'm looking for my grandfather who migrated to Brazil around 1930s, his name is Mahmoud Chahine. I believe he worked in the coffee industry in Sao Paulo. I am seeking an address in Brazil where he ...
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Committed for Postnatal Depression 1930-40?

Scenario: 1930-40's UK. A new mother "Mary" (fake name) was institutionalised in an "asylum" for what the records state to be "postnatal depression". The records frustratingly do not elaborate ...
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Meaning of abbreviation “(O.K.)” on 1939 Michigan death certificate?

I have located my grandfather's Michigan death certificate from 1939. Following his father's name is the abbreviation "(O.K.)". What does that mean?
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Finding Marriage Certificate/License most likely in 1930s Michigan?

My grandparents were apparently married but I cannot find any proof. They lived in Michigan and I've requested marriage information from more than 9 counties and it's getting expensive! My mom was ...
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What's on the right-hand page of the 1939 Register?

Looking at the images for the 1939 Register, FindMyPast only displays the left-hand page and the first column of the right-hand page: I have heard that the right-hand page contains "sensitive medical ...
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How accurate are birth dates on the 1939 Register?

One of the most useful pieces of information on the 1939 Register is the date of birth, since there are no other country-wide records containing birth dates other than civil registration records. ...
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Tracing child adopted from Washington County, Tennessee Poor Farm in the 1930s?

I am looking for a 3rd cousin. I have been working on ancestry information, and came across a close family member Florence who was adopted out. She was born in 1927 in Johnson City, Tennessee. In the ...
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Finding birth details of baby abandoned in New York, 1938?

I am trying to determine the background of my deceased wife. She was left in Central Park N. Y. on a bench in 1938. She is deceased as of 2001. We had two daughters, and one daughter has tested most ...
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Marriage certificate of ancestor in Caracas

I am in Europe and have an ancestor who lived in Caracas and married around 1930 to 1940 in Venezuela, most likely in Caracas. He died in 1990. Where can I find his marriage certificate? Can I ...
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Locating will from Berlin (Germany) in 1930s?

I am trying to find my grandfather's last will and testament. He resided in Berlin, Germany and died in the late 1930s. I will be in Berlin shortly and so offline as well as online resources will ...
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Where is the marriage of F. M. Weston/Mason to a Goodman?

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 1947 which has been recently verified using the ...
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Determining the area covered by an Enumeration District (ED) on the 1939 Register?

The way places are organized and indexed in the 1939 Register has me somewhat befuddled. Sometimes even when looking at an original page, the parish or village name is not shown, making it difficult ...
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Do any fragments of the 1931 census of England & Wales survive?

It is a well known fact that the 1931 census of England and Wales was destroyed by a fire during the Second World War. However, did any fragments of this census survive at all? Were both the household ...
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Finding obituaries for people who died in Houston, Texas in the 1930s?

Where can I locate an obituary for Bert Newton Long who died July 11, 1935 in Houston, Texas? His grandchild gave me his name, and only knew he died there. All other known relatives know nothing. I ...
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Looking for Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in 1930 census in Los Angeles?

I can't find my father, Francois Paul Leon Mouchet in the 1930 census. He usually went by Frank Mouchet or F. Paul Mouchet. He was born in Canada (British Columbia) on 14 November 1906. In the 1929 ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

I'm trying to locate the records of an undertaker for a burial in 1931. Goodman & Boller were in business as undertakers until at least 1952. They also had a furniture store of the same name as ...
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How can I get Soviet era arrest documents? [duplicate]

I saw many people having arrest and interrogation transcripts of people arrested in the 1930s in the Soviet Union. Where can I get such documents? Are they online?
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Where can I find information about Soviet Union arrests in the 1930s?

One of my ancestors was arrested and killed in the purges of the 1930's in the Soviet Union. I've heard of people who got papers from the Russian (post Soviet) government containing the "crimes" they ...
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What reference materials discuss any “known issues” in the microfilms of 1930 US Federal Census?

I have been unable to locate some of the families I'm researching in the 1930 Census (for one example see my question What are good search techniques for finding people who have moved within the same ...
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Difference between “roomer” and “boarder” in 1930 US census?

I encountered the following situation in a 1930 census of a household of a family I am researching: In addition to mother (head) and daughter, there is a roomer, and three girls with the same last ...