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Questions tagged [20th-century]

For questions about research in the period from 1901 to 2000.

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Seeking records of ancestor born in Lemberg/Lviv (Ukraine) in 1913?

My family and I are trying to find official records of my late grandmother. She was born in Lemberg in 1913. First name: Bronislawa/Bertha Last name: Barth/Halpern I tried https://search....
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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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What ships did father serve on in Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)? [duplicate]

My father Wilfred Charles Shortland served as Engineering Officer for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. I am trying to find the ships when he was stationed in Malta in 1929-1934 and ships when stationed in ...
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Reading surname from US, Massachusetts Boston - Crew Lists, 1917-1943?

I’m currently indexing records from US, Massachusetts Boston - Crew Lists, 1917-1943. I’m having trouble reading the surname of a particular crew member. As usual with indexing, r, s, u, n, t, w, and ...
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Identifying a German soldier born in 1925 [duplicate]

My father befriended a German soldier (who was born in 1925) in 1941 - and sent him a letter many years ago which I have just found. How can I learn about this individual and his history?
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Seeking current location of shtetl from 1900 named Sukaron?

My grandfather came over from a small village (shtetl) near Odessa in Ukraine c.1900. The name as it was told to me was "Sukaron" (I am most likely misspelling it). I am turning 70 years old this ...
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What lodge did my grandfather belong to?

What lodge did my grandfather Jac C Holman belong to in New York State in the twentieth century? Does that lodge currently accept women in the twenty-first century?
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What is this hand written, abbreviated month?

I have a death section of a family bible and I'm having trouble reading it: The entry for James B Scott died Feb ?Sep? 21, 1953. Is that month September, April, or another month in 1953? The first ...
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Finding records of ancestor who died in London in 1948?

I have an extensive tree but can find nothing at all about my grandfather. He was Newman Rosenthal, and the only thing I know is that he died in London in 1948. I’d welcome something suggestions on ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Michael Zomolsky born 1913 in Ukraine?

I am trying to verify the birth family of my grandfather, Michael Zomolsky born 1913 Ukraine. I believe he had these family members: father: Stanley, mother: Anna brothers: John and Sam one sister ...
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Seeking birth family of Srinivasan with parents Arunasalam and Amirtham poondi thanjavur in India?

I am a 1st generation Indian breed born in Malaysia. My father Indian born sometime in 1913 - 1915 left Thanjavur, India when he was in his teen. His name is Srinivasan. He has passed on in the year ...
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Reading illegible marriage record?

I need help reading this marriage record. This is what I can decipher: Jones Catherine Oct 21 ----- of Brook St. Chester daughter of Robt Jones a ---------- ---- 22.8.1903 at R.O. Chester -...
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Reading Austrian public record?

This is a mention on a public record in Vienna, AT around 1916. How can you help me reading additional mentions in 1928, 1939 and 1940? Context is Matricula online from a church record in Vienna, ...
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Looking for the birth place of Michael Joseph Farrell

I'm looking for the birth place of Michael Joseph Farrell, who according to family search died in 1981 in Chester and was born in April 1926. He married Veronica M Kelly in Chester in 1956. There ...
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Obtaining 1932 birth certificate from Turkey?

Can anyone advise me on how to obtain my mothers birth certificate from Istanbul, Turkey? She was born in 1932.
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What can I deduce (if anything) from these US City Directories

I'm looking at the City Directories for Youngstown, Ohio (Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. ) My ancestor William ...
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Trying to find dates for cabinet cards with Brooklyn business information and addresses?

We have 2 cabinet cards and a cabinet-card-esque photograph that I believe are from the early 1900s that we are trying to date more concretely based on writing on the three cards. The first image has ...
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Where did my 2nd great-uncle William Morris go after 1914?

My 2nd great-uncle, William Morris was born 10 May 1887 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. His parents were Henry Morris and Mary nee Green Morris. I have his birth and baptism. He is found on the ...
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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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What records are available that might contain someone’s blood type?

What records are available that might contain someone’s blood type? Blood types can be helpful in determining paternity or non-paternity. Obviously, we would prefer to use DNA tests, but for people ...
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Finding death record of Charles Brown Filshie born 1910 Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland?

He married Eliza Ward in Sunderland Durham England in 1936, but she remarried in 1944 stating she was widowed. However the Glasgow register of 1945 has Charles Brown Filshie living with his brother ...
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Privacy restrictions for ordering death certificates in England?

I would like to order the death certificate for an ancestor of mine who died in 1959 so I can ascertain why they died, and am trying to search the GRO website. However, the year of registration won'...
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German marriage query for Anna Waltraude ENSFELDER born Hamelin

From family Stammbuch Anna Waltraude ENSFELDER was born in Hamelin/Hameln, Germany in 1912. She had a daughter Ursula. Can anyone tell me who she married?
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Seeking US death record from about 1912?

The family story says that my Grandfather Harry Avery died sometime in 1912. In 1906 he was in Jefferson Maine. [PAINTER AND PAPERHANGER]. In 1908 he was in Attleboro, Massachusetts where he married ...
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Meaning of occupation codes in Maine Town Register?

What is the meaning of 'ph' in records? I found this abbreviation in the 1906 Town Register of Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine next to my grandfather's name. He was listed as ptr, and ph. His name ...
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Is Frances CHADWICK also Catherine Pearl?

My great-grandfather, James C. Siegel of Schenectady, New York (30 AUG 1884 - 13 DEC 1951) was married to a Catharine Pearl Chadwick on June 30; I don't have the year and this information from a ...
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Finding specific records of US WW2 veterans?

My grandfather enlisted in the US Army in 1942. How can I find more details about his service?
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How can I get USCIS to send me electronic results instead of paper?

I've been researching relatives that immigrated to the United States during the early 20th century and have done search reports with USCIS Genealogy Index Search Request. In my index search requests, ...
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Is there a way to search for 1935 inferred residence from the 1940 census?

I am searching for the birth father of someone conceived in 1935. They didn't marry and everyone was long gone by 1940. Is there a way to search the 1940 census to find who all said they were living ...
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What should I look for during a research trip to Knoxville, Tennessee?

Most of my family history is in North Carolina and East Tennessee (1750s-present) and I do most of my research remotely from Texas, so I'm generally limited to sources like Ancestry and FHL. My ...
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Finding Actes notariés (Notarial Acts) when Notary's name is known?

I have found an entry for a marriage in one of the Répertoires de notaires (Notarial Repertoires) in Ancestry's database Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1626-1935 and I am trying to find the ...
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Finding paternal grandfather?

My paternal grandfather's name was not permitted to be on the birth register of my father. How does one find Unknown Unknown? through time and place? Thru DNA tests? through a GEDmatch? I think I've ...
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Why would relatives in Massachusetts cross New Hampshire border to be married?

I have been doing some genealogical research, and have stumbled across an unusual scenario. Several relatives, between 1930 and 1960, traveled from Lawrence, MA to Windham, NH to be married. As far as ...
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Finding Romanian ancestor's UK naturalisation date?

My Grandfather (Stan Cancea) came over from Romania in 1908 and we believe was made a British citizen after the 2nd World War. Unfortunately the National Archives cannot find any record, apparently ...
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Is Rosa Balladares mother of all these children?

I am looking for the children of Rosa Balladares, born in Nicaragua. I found the corresponding records on FamilySearch. When I was able to access the mentioned records some months ago, I was asking ...
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Looking for information on Trude Schneider, a member of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, Nazi youth league for girls

Trude Schneider was a member of the BDM. My father served in WWII and somehow ended up with her photo album which details her summer in 1940 youth camp, some of that time near Nuremberg. I would love ...
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Tracking 1st arrival of two brothers to US in early 20th century?

Gregor and Lluk Lakuriqi arrived in the U.S. in 1911. They stayed until 1919, left and came back in 1920. Here is a timeline for them: Gregor born 1894 in Albania (then Turkey), Greek Orthodox Lluk ...
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Finding ancestor Nathan Cohen who was born in Russia and immigrated New York City 1900-1905?

My Great Great Grandfather Nathan Cohen was born in Russia. He had a wife Lissie Bernstein with whom he had a daughter Minnie, born in Vilna sometime around 1886. Lissie died about 2 years later in ...
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Seeking German Meir Family living in 1930s Łódź (Poland)?

My great grand parents were Krzysztof & Magdelana Meier. They lived in Łódź, Poland. I have an address for Meiers in 1930. My grandparents, Arno & Julianna Hennig, had 6 children 3 boys and 3 ...
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How to find Romanian (and Canadian-Romanian) ancestry online

For about 25 years I have wondered deeply about the origins and family of my Romanian grandfather (born Montreal, Canada in 1914). His family had emigrated to Canada, where he was born, but returned ...
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Finding record of immigration to Argentina from Spain?

I have lost track of a relative when he took a ship to Argentina from Spain. His name was Pedro Peñalba Águeda (born around 1890-1900), and our oral history says that he took a ship named Conte Rosso ...
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Tracing Kathryn Connolly Chalmers Hearst (born 1898, Minneapolis)?

I am trying to locate information on my maternal grandmother Kathryn Connelly Chalmers Hearst for who I have this timeline: born in Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN ON 3/27/1898 as Kathryn Eileen Connelly ...
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Finding parents for early-20th century immigrant to US from Germany?

I am looking for the names of the parents of my great grandmother Emilie Hannaman-Heunemann-Honneman? She was born about 1883. She immigrated to US in 1906 from Berlin. She married my great ...
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Searching for Proof of Jewish Ancestry?

There has always been a family tradition that my mother was Jewish. My mother even has recollection on her mother and her mother's mother using specifically Jewish terms, such as referring to "Hashem" ...
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Black History ancestry

I am running into dead ends when it come to my husband's family search from the mid 1900"s and before. Does anyone know good information on slave records or older black ancestry record keeping?
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Looking for family of Heinrich Märte from Sipplingen, Germany?

I am looking for information on Heinrich Märte (my grandfather) and his family. He was born on July 1, 1912 in Sipplingen and died On April 19, 1944 when the military plane crashed in Geierswalde ...
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Take a punch at this (or…identifying a boxer?)

I have found the photo below amid a collection of family photographs. I don't think it's a relative, as we don't – to my knowledge – have any boxers in the family. But I am hoping to identify who this ...
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Finding Death Record for Swiss lady who emigrated to US in 1880s?

My great grandmother Katherina Schober VonNeiderhauser Bahler: Was widowed (with 6 children) Then married Johannes Bahler Had one child with Johannes in Wattenvil, Switzerland Then immigrated to the ...
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Seeking death/burial record in Germany for man born 1922?

I am seeking information for a man and his wife . He was born in Stuttgart, Germany during 1922. There is no known death date for him. How could I find a death/burial record for him? I know his ...
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Finding ancestors thought to be from Chalakudy, India?

Only details we know is that my great grandmother was from a rich Ezhava family where her brother (he did not marry, therefore no descendants) did puja in a Sarpakavu, and that my grandfather should ...