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Questions tagged [19th-century]

For questions about research in the period from 1801 to 1900.

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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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Seeking information on Mine Captain Mat Rogers from Cornwall?

Captain Mat Rogers was a "very famous" mine Captain. who went to Tsumeb in Namibia in 1896. His expedition had around twelve Cornish miners under his command. I seek any information on his ...
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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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What newspapers/magazines would people have used in Solloghodmore Ireland around 1850?

What newspapers, magazines, etc would people have used in Solloghodmore/Solloghod-more around 1800-1899? I'm looking for: death notices news stories advertising etc Basically looking for ...
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Finding out what church a 19th century English family belonged to?

I am trying to research the birth of a child in 1864 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (England), and have run into a problem with the lack of a baptismal record. There was only one parish (All Saint's) for ...
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Looking for John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward

I'm looking for a John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward. James Spencer Ward was born in Wrenbury, Cheshire some time in the 1830s. On James' wedding certificate to Mary Davies in Chester in 1864, ...
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Italian Navy Records from 1820 to 1840

I am researching about my family tree and I finally found something on my great great great grandfather. I have discovered that he was from Italian Navy posted in Sistre Levante from 1838 to 1842. I ...
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No age shown for daughter who “died while the revision was being compiled”

In the 1850 revision list (ревизские сказки) for my ancestor's household it has no age listed for his daughter; but says only “умерла при составлении сказок” (“died while the revision was being ...
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How can I distinguish between name changes and missing records?

Every now and again I come across a person, who seems to have changed their name. For example, a birth/baptism record may have one name, while subsequent records (marriage, census…) use another for ...
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Who were parents of Johann Gottlieb Drange (b.1850 or 1851)

Johann Gottlieb Drange birthplace is given variously as Darschäwitz, Possen or Posen(possibly misspelled Preußen?), Germany, July 1850. The 1900 US Census lists him as “Jno G. Drange” of Cullom ...
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Finding Birth Parents of Child from New England in 1850s?

Ella Louisa Fuller, born 16 February 1850, was adopted by Hiram Fuller and his wife Emilie Louise Delaplaine. I'm not sure when the adoption occurred, but they had been living in Halifax, MA, and ...
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What proportion of the births or baptisms of children were recorded in early nineteenth century England?

It's usual to search for a baptism record as a substitute birth record in England in the period prior to the start of Civil Registration (i.e. pre-1837.) (Baptism records may also include birth ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

In Looking for information about Anna Oldag (*10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn) I asked a number of questions about my great-grandmother Anna Minna Martha Oldag. I was advised I'd get better response by ...
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Barney DeVine Circus Performer from Ireland 1800-1860 [closed]

I'm looking for any information someone might have regarding Barney DeVine who was a circus performer in Ireland and came to the US around 1834.
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Finding 3rd great grandmother’s parents’ names around 1836 in Warren, Ohio?

She was born in 1836 in Warren, Ohio, as Elvira Scott, as she indicated on her marriage certificate in 1854 in Illinois. There were no birth records there in Ohio until 1867. On an 1860 US Census ...
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Where did this baptism take place?

I'm looking at the record of the birth and baptism of the brother of one of my ancestors (William Prichard) and trying to determine where the baptism took place. (Note: I can read the record; it's the ...
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What errors are in this transcription in Status Animarum from Slovenia?

I've attempted to transcribe the entry for Mali Cirnik 11 in the Austrian Empire in the first half of the 19th century: This is written in German using Kurrent handwriting style. In particular, I ...
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Looking for information about Anna Oldag (*10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn)

According to her tombstone in the German Cemetery in Haifa, Israel, my great grandmother Anna Minna Martha Oldag (her maiden name) was born in Warmbrunn on 10 Oct 1866. I have tentatively identified ...
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Search for Joseph Whalley

The person I am trying to find is Joseph Whalley born June 27,1861 in England, excerpt from family bible. His 1885 Nova Scotia marriage certificate to Mary Jane McMullen listed his father as Joseph(a ...
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Is it normal to be baptised on same day as birth?

I'm looking at a transcription of a baptismal record from September 18, 1866 that lists the birth as also being September 18, 1866. Is it normal for this time period to be baptised on the same day ...
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Formulating a strategy to locate a marriage

What strategy can I adopt to locate an English marriage record for two ancestors? Of course, they may not have married at all, but Rebecca Probert points out in Marriage Law for Genealogists the ...
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What does this Peninsular War medal roll say?

I am looking on this peninsular war medal roll under Charles Ormond and cannot understand what this abbreviation means. The column above reads "Particulars of Clasps". It looks to say "Bus to C.R.B....
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Did the spelling of this surname change or is it misread?

I have several examples of this same surname over time as shared in this answer for a marriage record. Oldest example in Kurrent handwriting (around 1800): Groom of the marriage in 1837: Father of ...
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Finding British militia records?

According to Charles Ormond's marriage record (Church of Forfar, a Church of Scotland church) from 1804, he was a private in the 11th British militia. When did he begin military service and when did ...
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What does location Boshte mean?

I've got a Status Animarium from Ljubljana in the early 1800s written in German using Kurrent handwriting and it lists a birth location as ditto Boshte, underlined in red, but I don't understand what ...
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What town is meant by the location Gorn. Laknic?

I have a transcription provided by the Ljubljana church archives of Slovenia that says that Jozefa Zaman was born at Gorn. Laknic 8 on 17 Aug 1843. You can see an example of this underlined in red in ...
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What is this first name for Gregorčič witness to marriage?

I have a marriage record from 1837 written in German with a groom's witness with surname Gregorčič (written Gregorzhizh in German). It appears close to Anton but that doesn't quite work to my eye, so ...
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Is this surname Maizen?

I've got a marriage record from 1837 written in German and wish to determine the maiden name of the bride's mother underlined in red: I think it says Maria Maizen, but I'm not sure.
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What is the meaning of the cross symbol I see added to individuals in Status Animarium records?

I've seen this cross image (underlined in red) occur repeatedly in the Catholic church Status Animarium records starting from the mid-1800s, such as the following example: Is there any significance ...
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When did Charles Ormond die?

I'm looking for the death record of Charles Ormond, born circa 1781, who possibly died between the 1841 and 1851 census enumerations. His wife was Elisabeth "Betty" Adamson and his children were Ann ...
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Determining a relationship from the 1871 census?

I am trying to identify the parents of my great-grandfather Thomas Jones (born 5 March 1870 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tyfdil, which ties up with all his census entries from 1881 onwards.) I know their ...
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How old was infant considered to be in US in 1850?

In reading material for a course I'm doing on genealogy: A minor was one under 21 but over 7. An infant was usually under 8, but sometimes referred to those under 21. However, in some countries ...
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Looking for Alexander Ormond on 1861 census?

Looking for Alexander Ormond born in 1841 in Forfar on the 1861 census. I can't seem to find him or any of his immediate family for that matter. His mother's name was Jane/Jean Ormond (nee Peter). ...
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Which archive holds records for Swiss Guard serving in Naples, Italy or Vatican?

My great-grandmother was born in Naples in 1853 (implied from the age on her British marriage certificate and British census). On her marriage certificate, her father's occupation is listed as "...
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What is this man's uniform and probable decade of photograph?

This is a photograph of a man whom I suspect is Stephen Caldwell Roach, born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, 1839 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9RF-YGM The photo is from an older relative ...
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Locating origin of Macht Family from Bavaria;possibly Wunsiedel?

Family located from Germany to Norwich,CT area. Johann and Nicolas worked in a textile mill. Johann died in 1906 and his death certificate indicates parents names were Wolf and Barbara. Have been ...
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What are names and dates in this Status Animarum for Gregorcčič at Roženberk 6?

Here is a German Status Animarum for the Roženberk 6 household in the Šentrupert parish in the early 1800s. I've added what I think are the names and dates as written in German, but expect I have ...
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Identifying birth family of Heinrich Ernst Walter in Markendorf, Hannover, Germany?

Heinrich Ernst (or Ernst Heinrich) Walter was born March 15, 1867 in Markendorf, Hannover (now in Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony), Germany. He had sisters Lena, Clara, and Etta and brothers Fred and ...
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What is German translation of this Marriage record written in Kurrent?

I have an photo of a computer showing a scan of a marriage register for the household shown in this answer which is also written in German using Kurrent style of cursive: I'd like to know what the ...
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What are the names in this Status Animarum from Slovenia?

I have a Status Animarum for Mali Cirnik 12 in the Šentrupert parish records stored at Ljubljana diocese in Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Slovenia). The third line matches the birth date of ...
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Looking for marriage (or birth) of Isabella Cubbin, born circa 1847 on Isle of Man?

I am looking for the marriage (or birth) of Isabella Cubbin, born circa 1847 on the Isle of Man. She married William Cowin at some point in the 1870s, but can't find a record of this. She had ...
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Can 1801-1831 censuses in England be viewed online? [duplicate]

Can the 1801-1831 censuses in England be viewed online? If so, where and how?