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What does 'Via' mean for state of birth

In 1880 census, 'Via' was entered as a birth state. Does Via mean Virginia? I have not researched this elsewhere. Update> found the record highlighted the info as "Virginia"....problem solved
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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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Finding 1845 birth/baptism record for Augustus Otto Fesch in Prussia?

How do I trace the birth or baptism record of Augustus Otto Fesch B 10 April 1845 in Cassel in the Electorate of Hesse Prussia?
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Great grandfather adoption in 1860 in illinois

My great grandfather William Frederick Bancroft was adopted by Charles L Bancroft in 1860 apparently the year William was born. I heard he was left on the door step of an orphanage but not sure that ...
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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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23rd Light Dragoons

Any one have knowledge of the 23rd Light Dragoons who fought at the Battles of Talavera & Waterloo? My G/G/G/G/Dad William King was the trumpet Major to the regiment His Son fought alongside ...
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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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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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Determining birth year (~1837) and birthplace of Jeremiah Ryan from Drumwood, Tipperary, Ireland?

I've been trying to track down when and where Jeremiah Ryan was born. Over the years he has given a range of inconsistent birthdates while living in New Zealand. He died on 21 Jun 1907. Names written ...
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Finding records of Spanish ancestor born 1839 in Catalonia?

On of my great great grandfathers was born in Spain in 1838 and emigrated to NY around 1858. I have plenty of records of his after entering the U.S. but nothing pertaining to him before his appearance ...
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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 ...