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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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Historical records of money transfers for emigration (Remittance) from England?

A Wikipedia article defines Remittance as: A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. In a city directory from New England dated 1876, ...
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Searching for great grandfather Arnold Kuhn who lived in Poland then Russia?

Is there any way to trace the origins of my great grandfather Arnold Kuhn? He lived in poland and had a family there I believe towards the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. At some point he moved ...
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Who did my great-great-great-grandfather marry?

I can say that my interest for genealogy started when I got my great-great-grandfather baptism record from Ciudad Real, Spain. This is the record (online version in Family Search): It's a bit hard to ...
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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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Finding ships sailing from Germany to Brazil between 1824 to 1830?

Is it possible to find the names of ships used to transport German emigrants to Brazil in the period of 1824 to 1830? I am specially looking for ships in the period 1827-1829.
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Apprenticeship records or trade information for 1830s Sheffield, Yorkshire?

This is the same family as in the related question Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s? I have two references to George Hindley in Sheffield, Yorkshire -- both identify him as a ...
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Identifying family in photo taken by Edwin Lott at Bridgend, Wales?

Can anyone identify the family in this photo taken by Edwin Lott at Nolton Studio Bridgend? I believe it's a Morgan family. The reverse side of the photograph can be seen in Dating photo by Edwin ...
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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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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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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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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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Identifying parents of Adelhaid Marx (died 1920/45) of rabbinic family from western Germany?

My great-great-grandmother, Adelheid Marx was a descendant of the Marx rabbinic family from western Germany. Her husband was Albert Westheim (d c. 1915) and her children include my great-grandmother, ...
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Who were the parents of Joseph Souser b. 1815 d. 1883 in Pennsylvania?

My long ongoing brick wall that I have been trying to break down for 15+ years is who the parents of Joseph ?NMN? Souser b.4/25/1815 (Pennsylvania?) d. 1/7/1883 (Dauphin, PA). Married Emilian Ickes ...
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Finding first marriage of William Franklin Greenfield of Patterson, Caldwell Co., North Carolina, USA?

I have been researching my Great-Grandfather, William Franklin Greenfield for many years and this is the timeline I have for him: William was born around 1854 or so. William was married to my Great-...
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Proving identity of Japanese great grandfather when no marriage record?

I am trying to prove who my great-grandfather is. I investigated many records (Kobe Directory, Japanese "koseki"), and even DNA testing, but I'm still not sure. In the Japanese koseki, the name Mr ...
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Person has no house number on Census, but two different house numbers on Electoral Rolls (19th Century UK)

On the 1849-50 Register of Voters, Charles Ashmore in Manchester, UK was listed at 331 Rochdale Road. On the 1850-51 Register of Voters, he was listed at 329 Rochdale Road. And on the 1851 Census, ...
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Turkish Doctor death report for Neil MacNeill Campbell died 1895, Hasskeni, Turkiye

How would I obtain access to the death record of Neil MacNeil Campbell died 25 October 1895, physician presiding Dr. Kanas. Turkish law usually required parents name on doctor’s report. I have the ...
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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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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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Tracking down birth of James Spencer Ward circa 1830s in Wrenbury?

I am trying to find a birth for a James Spencer Ward in Wrenbury, Cheshire, sometime in the 1830s. I know that James Spencer Ward lived in Chester as of the 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871 censuses. His ...
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John Rebbler/Latour of New Orleans brickwall and adoption

My great, great grandfather, John E. Latour was always listed as the son of James A. Latour and Emma C. Lacqueret in different family trees. I had no luck for years finding much about this couple, ...
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Comparing 1842 and 1861 signatures of William Barrett?

I have spent a long time trying to trace my gg grandfather William Barrett. I believe he married twice first at the age of 20 in 1842 and secondly at the age of 39 in 1861. The top signature is ...
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Looking for shipping information leaving England in September 1879 for Japan

I am looking for shipping information about one James Main Dixon (1856 (Paisley)-1933 (Los Angeles)) who left England in September 1879 for Yokohama, Japan. He stayed in Japan from 1880 through 1892 ...
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Was William Campbell both married and having another relationship?

William Campbell born 1816/1819 Creich, Sutherland, Scotland, was the husband of Elspeth Matheson (born 1820 Rogart, sutherland) and had 6 children and as far as I can ascertain had a relationship ...
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Verifying if Mr and Mrs Ede travelling in late 19th century Japan were Cecil Zohrab Ede and Kogiku?

I have investigated about "C.Z. Ede" and I have some data. For example, "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat and a record of National Archives. First "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat from ...
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Can anyone assist me to read the details of the number 102 birth record of William Howes (Villiam Hoves )?

enter link description hereCan anyone assist me to read the details of the number 102 birth record of William Howes (Villiam Hoves ) ? 24 July 1858 Thanks
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 coal mining towns in Austria were in common migration paths for Slovenians?

I have a marriage in Austria on January 10, 1898 between Jožefina Gregorčič most likely born in Veliki Cernik, Slovenia on February 24, 1874 and coal miner Alois Kovač born in Austria on June 30, 1872....
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Identify immigration record for John Kelly, Ireland to Michigan about 1840's?

John Kelly or John W Kelly was born in Ireland about 1833. He likely immigrated prior to 1855 and married Mary Ling (also Irish) after arriving in the US. By 1860 he was a Teamster in Battle Creek, ...
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Finding records about members of the Indian Civil Service?

My grandmother was "in service" to a retired Indian Civil Servant. I have all his career details in the Indian Civil Service, but I would like to find out more about his actual life whilst he was in ...
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Locating birthplace of Herman Malies born around 1870 in Baden, Germany?

I am looking for birth information for Herman Malies born around 1870 in Baden, Germany. I have found him in Camden New Jersey but cannot find any thing before that time.
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Seeking records for Thomas Chorley of Madras, India (born 1821, died 1843)?

Thomas Chorley: was born 1821 at Madras, India died 1843 at Madras, India "India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGPT-1JR : 3 ...
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1812) for Charles H. Cox born in North Carolina?

I would like to find a birth or baptism record for my 2nd great grandfather Charles H. Cox, in order to identify his father. His father I'm told was from the United Kingdom. The timeline I have for ...
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Finding parents of Jacob Drager (b. 1825, Germany; living Michigan, USA 1900)?

Does anyone have any information on the parents of Jacob Drager? Some of his information is below. Birth: June of 1825 Birth Place: Germany Wife: Gustina Rosomfsha Marriage: About 1867 in Wayne, ...
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1860-1868 Birth Certificate from Hungary

Can anyone advise me on how to obtain my great-great-grandfather's birth certificate (he was born in Fogaras, Transylvania, Hungary between 1860-1868 [corrected]) and possible renunciation of ...
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Identifying language of 1840s document in West Indies

I have an old document that was submitted to a governmental office in the West Indies. The file that the document originated from had other documents in French, English and Danish. I can't identify ...
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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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Investigating whether blood relates two Holme women?

I want to investigate whether there is blood related to the two Holme. They are those who lived in the same age. One side is my distant relatives. (Ann Holme) The other one is the mother of my great ...
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Locating pre-emigration records in Ireland for Peter Starrs born abt 1836 and relations?

I am trying to find a Peter Starrs born in Ireland in the 1830's, most likely about 1836. He most likely emigrated alone to the U.S. about 1855. From US Census Records presented in Finding record of ...
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Who are the parents of Diedrich Peron, born about 1803 in France

Diedrich was born in France in about 1803 and his wife Regina was born in Württemberg, Germany in about 1812. Dedrick and Regina met and fell in love but strong opposition to their courtship was ...
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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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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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