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Finding state records for Veneto region after 1815

I have been relying on this website for the records during the Napoleonic times: http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/en/gallery But after 1815 there is nothing. Are there any records from that ...
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How do immigrants change their names?

My grandfather was born in Sweden in 1877 and he was a Johansson. He came to the U.S. in 1891 and the next record I can find is his Naturalization and his name is now Erickson. Where did he get his ...
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Denmark marriage 1842, in German, has term "Vau. Attest" What does it mean?

I have roughly translated about a dozen ancestral marriage records from Sønderborg Parish, Aabenraa-Sønderborg Amt in southern Denmark. All are in German and I understand them except for the reference ...
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Identifying father of Jacob David Keil born 1854 around Lemberg

My great grandfather was Jacob David Keil was born in 1854 and lived somewhere around Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv Dobrotvor. My great grandmother Lottie Keil was born 1860 . They had 4 children Samuel born 1888,...
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Translating French documents [closed]

I need some help translating a couple of documents from 1800's France. The first one is this birth record for Philippe Kindelberger.
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Abbreviation "H.M.C" in Sands Directory

What does "H.M.C." stand for in the following entry in the Sands Directory Street Index for Balmain, New South Wales, in 1890? Henry Gill was about 64 at that time. He had owned and run a ...
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How to interpret this19th century Ukrainian Jewish birth index result?

I found these search results among Ukrainian Births on JewishGen: I would like help interpreting the second column. The three rows of headers are: Father, Grandfather Mother, Grandfather Mother, ...
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New Hampshire Poor Farm Records

I am looking for listings or names of men who were paupers in the Nashua or Hillsborough County poor farms (aka pauper farms aka town farms aka poor houses) in 1855-1857. Does anyone know if records ...
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Was this common usage of "mother-in-law" in late 19th century in US census?

I have been researching my great-grandfather in US records and the 1880 census of his household referred to a middle-aged woman with different last name living in the household as his "mother in ...
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Finding 19th-century passenger arrivals to the United States

My great-grandfather Aloysius Deckert was born in Germany and died in Albany, New York in 1901. How can I find his arrival in the United States?
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

On a 1908 Pennsylvania death certificate for John Stewart, 82, his birthplace is listed as "Cold Rain" Ireland. Irony aside, I think it can be safely assumed that this is a butchering of ...
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Missing birth records for Great Grandfather - London, UK

I have been tracing my ancestors to Italy and have accounted for all their vital BMD records, with the exception of just one, which is my British-born Great Grandfather, Baptista Sabini, and his birth ...
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Looking for the Hans Hanson (Hansson, Hansen) family who came to North America via Quebec in 1870

I have tracked the Hanson family (Hanna, Hans, Jens, infant) from Gothenburg to Hull to Liverpool to Quebec (aboard the Allan Line SS Germany) but her husband and other son (Hans and Nils) were not ...
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Travelling within the UK in 1800s

My 4th great-grandfather was a weaver who was born in 1772 and was married, lived and died in the Wigan area. I have found a record dated 1801, for someone with the same name, age and occupation in ...
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What determined whether someone received parish relief or went to the workhouse?

Parish relief, an early form of benefit system, existed in England simultaneously alongside the workhouses. I'd like to understand what the system was that determined whether a person was eligible for ...
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Transcription of an 1835 will entry in Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills record

I have transcribed the will of a likely ancestor in a tree I am building for a friend, but can't get one last word. Can anyone tell me what the word is? It is just three words from the end, between &...
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Finding Death Certificates in Puerto Rico

My Great grandfather arrived in Puerto Rico in 1939 (?).His name was Jules Jean Joseph Olivieri Perreymond, known as Julio Olivieri or Oliviery in PR. After 1886 he disappears from birth records of ...
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Identifying when and where photo of man wearing German Waffenrock uniform might have been taken?

I recently was given this photo by a cousin who was wondering if I knew who this person was. I figured the first thing I need to figure out is about when and where this photo was taken. From the ...
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My family migrated from Lübeck to Guatemala

My great grandfather migrated from Lübeck to Guatemala in the late 1880's. I am trying to find certified records of his family left behind in Germany. I tried writing to the city hall but I haven't ...
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Banns read multiple times at St Brides, Fleet Street early 19th century

I have copies of the Banns read for James Henry Hunter and Charlotte Matilda Thomas as follows: 1819: 30 May, 6 June and 13 June 1820:16 November, 3 December and 10 December 1821: 9 December, 16 ...
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What happened to captured confederate Woodman Stanton in Tennessee after US Civil War

My ggf brother, Woodman Stanton, born about 1838 possibly in Montgomery or Dickson County, Tennessee. In 1850:census he is in middle district, Dickson, TN. In 1860 census he is in district 1, Hardin ...
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Where in England would a young man, 14-15, be sent to learn trade of an iron molder about 1815?

My ggf, Robert Stanton, was born somewhere in England about 1800. We do not know parents or siblings names. The first record we have is a baptism of a daughter in St Ann, County Antrim, Belfast, with ...
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Trying to find parents of William Carroll Gardner, born in 1828

I'm looking for the parents/family of my third-great-grandfather William Carroll Gardner (1828-1870). I know he was born in Tennessee, but the only records I can find for him are from Montevallo, ...
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Looking for this Fryer family in further records

I am currently researching the Fryer family and am trying to see if I can another Fryer family in Chester to mine. The family in question is found on the 1841 census in Chester, Cheshire at George ...
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Searching for ancestor from Malta

I have found my great grandparent's marriage certificate from 1886 in England. However, he was a merchant seaman. I located a ship record where he was a cook in 1881 and it says he was from Malta. Got ...
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Determining if ancestor was freemason in Pennsylvania

All my life my dad and grandfather told me that my 2nd great grandfather was a Freemason, His name was Solomon Leighty he lived 1840 till 1885 in Westmoreland county Pennsylvania. He lived in or near ...
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How can I find the images where the data was sourced for the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database?

I found my ancestor in the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database on Family Search FamilySearch has this info about the database: United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897 Data files ...
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Location on map of BARESNO in Poland/Russia+1880-1912?

Where is the town of BARESNO located on a map in Poland/Russia in the time-frame 1880-1912?
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

I have mentioned my 4th great grandmother Christian "Kitty" Rouse (nee Crossman) in two previous questions: Establishing identity of Edmund Rouse of St Clement, Cabinet Maker, Private in Napoleonic ...
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What is the parenthetical phrase in this Irish baptism record?

In Ancestry's "Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915" record set there is a baptism in Birr, Offaly on 15 May 1856: Mary Henry Moore Margt Gillece Sp: (per pr??) John & Bridget ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

When a couple married in England in early 1800s, how would 'consent of the parents' be presented? Did they need a piece of paper, attendance of the parents or was their word good enough? In the ...
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Died at sea but listed as arriving

As I was doing some family history, I came across two relatives that died at sea. One was the daughter of the other, she died about 4 days before the mother. My question is, on the passenger ...
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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?

What does 'M' mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?
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Similar info on death info, but a different middle name shown

Whilst researching the family of my Great Grandfather, Frederick Williams, I learned from the 1901 England and Wales Census that he had a younger sister, born in 1899. Her name was Margaret Amy ...
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Finding German immigrant family named Karl in US (1850s/1860s)?

I have an ancestress, Margaretha Karl. I know a fair amount about her, but not as much as I would like. (Isn't that always the case?) She married Edward McHorney about 1860 (no record that I can find,...
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Establishing birthplace of Heinrich Oldag in Silesia?

I am trying to find more information about Hans Heinrich Rudolf Oldag and Ernestine Pauline Friederike Hampel, the parents of Anna Minna Martha Oldag (born 10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn, Silesia, now ...
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Private baptism in one church followed by baptism in another?

I have definitively identified my ancestor John Charles Wright born circa 1830, but have two conflicting baptism records for him that I need to reconcile. John Charles Wright maintained all his life ...
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Was there a Morascini (Morrasini) on Italian naval roster anywhere during 19th century?

I am looking for a family connection to seafaring in 19th century. The Morascini (Morrasini) family were located in the lower Alps region of northern Italy. Was there a Morascini (Morrasini) on ...
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Estimating when photo of ancestor who lived 1833-1902 was taken?

This is a photo of my 4th great grandfather Pacifico Vega. He was born on 1833 and died on 1902, living his whole life in Panama. I am not very good at estimating when photos were taken so can ...
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Was Daniel Rich (Jr.?) the grandson of Jacob Rich? Or, the confusing case of Daniel Rich (Sr.?) and Nancy Marshall

I apologize up front, because this is going to be a long, rambling and confusing question, but here goes: With a high degree of certainty, I can trace one branch of my family tree back to one Daniel ...
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Searching family roots in Bihar, India?

Could anyone provide clues as how I could trace my roots back to Bihar, India from where my great grandfather emigrated to Mauritius around 1847? My great grandfather named "Fakun" emigrated from ...
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Why was ancestor imprisoned in Bodmin Gaol?

I have located my 3rd times Great Grandfather in Bodmin Gaol from Ancestry records but no details of why he was there. I have the following information and would be grateful if you were able to let ...
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Looking for records in Dumfriesshire pre 1841

Specifically for Thomas Kerr, possibly from Sanquar born around 1806 though listed in one census as being born around 1811. I've searched on Ancestry and Scotland's People but can't find a birth date ...
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Interpreting a Freemasons' Lodge Register

According to the records available on Ancestry, Edward Harper of Kidderminster joined the Lodge of Hope and Charity on 30 April 1836 aged 35 (so born approx 1801, which ties up with the 1841 census ...
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What is written over some of these Irish birth records?

In the below Irish birth records, two entries that interest me, 476 and 477, were crossed out, with some cursive writing on top of them (most visible in entries 473, 474, and 476). What is written ...
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Who was the Jackson Moore named in the 1838 will of Zachariah Green?

Zachariah Green's will, dated 13 August 1838, included bequests to: "my daughter Peggy Heardin" "my Grandson Jackson Moore" "my Grand daughter Emily Tesdel" The will was written in and probated in ...
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How long might a couple have 'courted' and been engaged in mid-nineteenth century Wales?

What might the 'courting' and engagement period have been for a young couple in mid-nineteenth century Merthyr Tydfil. Their ages were both recorded as 21 at their marriage in the Register Office (...
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Finding information about ancestors from Eastern Thrace who were forced to leave Turkey 1922-1923?

I would like to find out more about my maternal ancestors who lived in Eastern Thrace, possibly at Domuzdere (now known as Gumusdere) or perhaps at Buyukdere N.E, of Istanbul, Turkey, until they were ...
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Seeking to verify 1862 Scottish marriage, birth and death records for a Henry Clifford stationed with the Royal Navy at Leith

In researching Henry Clifford (b 1839, Ewell, Surrey), grandparents' names in lieu of parents' names disallows certainty of his marriage to a Jane Young in Edinburgh 1862. Henry volunteered w/the ...
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Would a deceased father be named on his child's baptism record?

I'm searching for the bmd records of a couple (Samuel and Ann Page) who were baptising their children in Brierley Hill Staffordshire in the early nineteenth century: Maria Page baptised March 1803 ...

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