Questions tagged [1950s]

For questions about research in the decade from 1950 to 1959. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.

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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

I am trying to locate an older map of Campamento, Paterna, Valencia Spain. I can find the current streets etc. easily enough using Google Maps, including Street View but my mother would like to see ...
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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

My brother died on March 17, 1953. On record I found for Deaths report in NYC, there was a heading of BO and for my brother a Y was entered in that column. How can I find out what that all means?
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My mother was adopted but i have no information to find her birth parents, what should i do to find them?

My mother was adopted but i have no information to find her birth parents, what should i do to find them? She was born in 1957 in Florida that's all I know. I do not know any other details except the ...
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Finding death record using Massachusetts Death Index?

I found a death index for William Stahnke, who died in Easton, Massachusetts in 1956, Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980. Vol 42, page 349. I went to FamilySearch, catalog, looked for death and ...
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How to search for a New York area 20th century building by its appearance?

I have these photos I inherited from my father of a building near a water feature that was taken around June 1958 in the New York City area, in a roll of film that is right before some photos of West ...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

I have this photo from around June 1958 that I'm pretty sure is in New York City and I'm trying to identify the intersection. The reflection of what is off camera across the street to the right may ...
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

I have three photos of what appear to be the same building, taken in consecutive succession on the same roll of film around June 1958. I see military folks in the photos. The photos are taken near ...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

I have a picture that includes this building that I'm trying to locate from 1958: I believe the signage reads: Bristol Yards / Frankford Supply Co. I believe this is in New Jersey, otherwise ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

I'm trying to identify the location of this photograph from the Fall of 1958 in New York City. One store in photo says Broadway Book Store, so I assume this is Broadway. It might be Broadway and ...
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Finding 1953 Louisiana marriage license of parents?

My parents married in 1953. I think they went to Mississippi from Louisiana to marry. They didn’t want to do the waiting period. Then they came back the next day and were married by a priest in ...
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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

I have an ancestor who died rather young (late forties) at a time when there was no major military conflict. This was post-1900 as well so life expectancy wouldn't excuse this as a natural death. He ...
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Seeking info on merchant marine who died at sea mysteriously in 1952?

My father-in-law was a merchant marine who died at sea in 1952 under mysterious circumstances. How can we obtain the cause of death? We have not been able to get a certificate due to privacy laws ...
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Discovering New York City death and burial location?

A search result for my great uncle Salvador M Campos appeared recently in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry. Salvador M Campos birth date: 1 Jul 1886 ...
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Finding resources about circus ancestors?

I am trying to find the family name of the trapeze act (and ideally the individuals) who toured Ireland back in the 1950's with the Chipperfield Circus. I'm struggling to find any resources that ...