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Can I determine the relationship between Mary Anne Wright (nee Harper) and Charles William Kimmons?

In the 1901 census for England, Mary Ann Wright (nee Harper) was living in Kings Norton, Worcestershire (not Birmingham) with her husband Stanley and her children. In the 1911 census she's shown as a ...
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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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Did the Army know when somebody in the Reserves died?

I have now obtained my grandfather (TJ)'s Army Records and they're a very interesting read... To put it mildly, he was neither a good soldier nor one who believed in staying with the colours ...
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Finding origins of Romanian grandparents born in mid 1920s?

My Grandparents immigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1950. My Grandfather was born in Ploiesti in 1924 and went on to be a soldier in the in the Romanian Airforce during WW2. During the war ...
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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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Working on Korean Family History without speaking fluent Korean?

I want to work on my Korean ancestry on my mother's side, but have encountered two obstacles. The first is that I don't speak or read Korean and the second is that I can't find any records or ...
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India death records from c.1947?

I have a relative who lived in India later in life but am struggling to identify exactly when he died. He was British but was in Punjab, India by 1911 (he appears on the UK 1911 census as he was in ...
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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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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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Determining if German naturalized in South Africa

My Grandfather was born in Germany 31 October 1900, in Koningsberg. He came to South Africa 22 July 1930 according to Table Bay stamp in passport. I have no idea if he became a South African citizen ...
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Why might somebody apply for a English copy birth certificate in the first half of the 20th century?

I have just received a bundle of copies of family history material found when my late aunt died (in 2013). Including copies of some certificates which I already have... except. Why might somebody ...
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Looking for birth records in what was Oppeln, Germany?

My mother's parents' names were Wawrzysniec and Anna Klak. Their children were born between 1923 and 1941. I am unable to locate any birth record for their children from Grudschütz (Gruden 1939-1945)...
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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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Seeking mother’s German passport

In a recent question (German documents) an understanding of a number of German documents that had come into the possession of @Cat was sought. I recognize the first as being the passport of my mother ...
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Dating photo of car and camper from about 1940s?

I have this family photo: showing a camping trip at McCullens Lake, Michigan, United States for Robert Carroll and his wife Mag. I'd like to estimate the date it was taken from the car and the ...
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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 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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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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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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Finding French immigration records for ancestor from Spain who changed name?

My great grand parents from my mother's side (born circa 1900) left Spain in the first quarter of the 20th century to move to France where my grand father was born in 1925. They left Spain because ...
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When was grandfather in Huntsville Prison?

A man might be my biological grandfather, but he was in Huntsville prison during the 1950's. I have some data, but can't figure out when he was in prison, when paroled, when he returned, etc. ...
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Getting copy of 1947 marriage licence in Georgia (USA)

My parents got married in 1947 somewhere in Georgia, in August. I have looked everywhere for a copy of their marriage licence.. where should I be looking? Herbert Eugene MCNUTT 4-26-1929 BORN IN ...
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Learning personal history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen?

I am researching the history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen, originally from Flensburg in Germany, born 2 June 1911. He was the commander of the U-182, which was sunk on 16 May 1943, when he died. His ...
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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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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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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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Determining Alexander Mokowich's death date (after 1920), possibly in Massachusetts?

Alexander Mokowich was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1917. He was listed in a WWI military record and in a 1920 census in Pittsfield, but not in the 1930 census. When was his death date? His ...
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Searching for 1947 Italian immigrant to Venezuela?

I am searching for my late grandfather. All I know is he imigrated to Venezuela around 1947. The family in Italy was told he died but there was never a death certificate issued. His Name is LUIGI ...
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