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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

This is a UK-related question, relating to the search for my grandmother's birth records. She lived between the late 1870s and 1946. I have found her mentioned in censuses from 1881 to 1911, and I ...
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

My father was born 1923 in NovaSibirsk. His grandfather was Andreas, his father was Demetri and mother Tatania. His 3 brothers went to war (WWII) and his family home was taken over and papa ended ...
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What is this German document from the mid-1950s?

I've been asked to look into the ancestry of a friend of a friend, who was adopted mid-1950s in Germany. She has a document, but doesn't know whether it's a birth certificate or something related to ...
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Getting birth certificate of German born in Romania in 1895 [duplicate]

My grandfather was a German born in Romania in 1895. I need to get a copy of his birth certificate to prove he was German, as I need to prove he was German to apply for a German passport for my ...
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Obtaining Brazilian Civil Registry documents from abroad

I have located several birth and marriage records of interest in the Brazilian civil registry via familysearch.org; now I would like to obtain official copies and transcripts of these records. (I ...
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Resolving conflicting GRO birth and death registration indexes?

Every now and again when I am searching the GRO indexes of births or deaths, I find a nearby registration where the Registration District is not what I expect. The most recent example is: FreeBMD ...
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Determining relation to specific Native American family [duplicate]

I have no documents to prove my descendancy from a particular native american lineage therefore the tribe won't allow genetic testing. Is there any way to prove otherwise my lineage?
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Looking for Davit family in Sibiu between 1875 and 1900 [duplicate]

My great grandmother immigrated to the US from Romania around 1900. She identified her nationality as German in all the census she answered. I am assuming she came from Sibiu but I don't know for ...
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Looking for Franz Msyk Dispatch rider in the Second World War awarded the second and first class Iron cross [duplicate]

My dad was a dispatch rider in the second world war for Germany because of his job and the danger he was awarded the iron Cross first and second class he was captured by a resistance group and was ...
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Getting mother’s birth certificate from lwow Rosa 1945?

My mother was born in 1945 in lwow Rosja. How I can get her birth certificate?
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Were Scottish middle names sometimes added later? Eg. Campbell

I have asked questions relating to Alexander Campbell Harris before. You may recall that I had issues with his year of birth due to differences between the information on the marriage and death ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

I'm looking for family information on Tymko or Tomko Napadij. He is my great grandfather and was born October 25, 1886. He emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada via Halifax. Are there any Austrian/Galician ...
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Seeking birth and/or death certificate for Ian Symington Torrance who died in South Africa in 1970? [duplicate]

Seeking a copy of the birth and/or death certificates of Ian Symington Torrance who died near Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1970.
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

I am researching my 2x great-grandmother. (Ann) Norah O’Brien BIRTH ABT 1860 • St Pancras, Middlesex, England DEATH 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Her life has been quite ...
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Finding birth/baptism record for Don ancestor who resided in Arad in Transylvania before World War I?

My late father in law was born in Arad around 1905-1906. His last name was Don. This is not a Hungarian name, although he was. I believe it is the name of a river in Russia. I am trying to do ...
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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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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

My 2x great-grandmother's life has been quite a mystery. Ann Norah O'Brien Birth ABT 1860 • England Death 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom She went by the name Norah O'...
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Seeking pre-1825 birth/baptism record in Prussia for George Fesch?

I am seeking a birth/baptism for George Fesch who was probably born prior to 1825 in Prussia, possibly in Cassel Hesse. I have not found a marriage record for George but his son Augustus Otto was ...
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Seeking birthplace of William Kruse, b 1899

Seeking birth place of William Kruse, Father, born 1899, Hanover Area, served in the Imperial Army in WW1, and was wounded in mustard gas attack. The Kruse family owned a large farm in Hanover area ...
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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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Why is my ancestor missing from the New GRO Index - England?

I found my 2x great-grandmother on the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Norah O'Brien Abt 1861 or 1866 St Albans 1901 census https://www.ancestry.ca/sharing/16562936?h=72ff1d&utm_campaign=bandido-...
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What are some possible reasons that a father's name is missing from a birth certificate - England?

I posted a previous question about my great-grandmother before but I ordered her birth certificate from the New GRO index https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp However, ...
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How to identify 19th century birth record in England when uncertain of parent's given names?

This question refers to people in a previously posted question about the identity of the mother of Elizabeth Cowan, b. 29 Sep 1824, England, and d. 14 Oct 1896, Ohio, USA: Could "Our Mother" ...
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Getting birth certificate of Augusta Fluger Pasch born in Hamburg in 1834?

I would like to have a birth certificate of Augusta born in Hamburg - Germany in 1834. His father was Clemens Augustus Fluegels and his mother Magdalena Pasch. When she was born, her father was 22 ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

I have some differences on the certificates and census information. Birth Certificate: Name: Edith Nellie Hardiman Birth Date: 16 Sep 1892 Birth Location: Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire,...
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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 names for parents of Louis Spitzer who was born 1826 in Prussia?

Who were the parents of Louis Spitzer born March 5, 1826 (per Death Certificate) in Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia? He was jewish at death, but could have been Christian at birth.
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Birth certificate v Baptism entry

Bulford, Wiltshire, England Year: 1823 Why is it there are Baptism entries but no Birth entries?
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Finding name changes and surname usage for children?

The following are from Queensland Australia records. Margaret married James in 1886. They had 3 children between 1888 and 1895. From 1897 to 1907 Margaret registered 4 more children. There was no ...
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Finding place of birth for Martha Hyde Bell of Quebec?

What I know: Martha Hyde was born 1822? Died February 1849 in Quebec. Martha Hyde married William Bell in 1847 at Saint Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Quebec. Martha gave birth to my great ...
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Finding birth records in Scotland?

It seems to me that freebmd does not cover Scotland. Are there any free resources that do? The ones I found charge 7.50 just to see the page.
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Finding parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams?

Who were the parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams born in Grundy, Tennessee in 1808?
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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?

the 1940 federal census record for my dad's family is 100% accurate for the entire family - names spelled correctly, ages correctly listed - for 2 parents and their 4 children. But the census also ...
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Finding German birth record for Heinz Gunther Edward Curdt in early 20th Century?

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I do not believe his father moved to England with him as he never knew ...
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How to interpret this Scottish Catholic Register birth/baptism entry?

I've found the entry for an ancestor's birth in the Scottish Catholic Register (1851, Glasgow) and I'm confused what two annotations might mean. I found it on ScotlandsPeople but have searched the ...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

On the passenger manifest arriving March 25, 1910, it shows my great grandfather, Stanislaw Zaniewski as being from "dawewicz" Russia. We are trying to track down his birth or baptismal records. He ...
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Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?

I have a marriage certificate for my wife's great Grandfather. According to the certificate, he was born about 1885. He signed it as "Alexander Campbell Harris". He stated that his father was "Samuel ...
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Locating ancestor's birth town in New York State?

I am in the process of applying for my Italian citizenship and need many documents. The last document I need is my grandmother's birth certificate. She was born in 1916. On her marriage certificate ...
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1890s birth for Anna Hunkalo in Lwów?

I am trying to find information on the birth family of Anna Hunkalo, born 21 March, 1890/1897. Official records for her a few. Her country of origin is different on all of them, including her children'...
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Finding Grandfathers birth certificate born in Lwów Poland

I'm trying to find my Grandfathers birth certificate, he was born in Lwów/ Lvov 1922 back when it was Poland. I've searched both the Galacia Database and Jewish Gen including all the usual Ancestry....
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

My GreatGrandfather listed in his US census that he was born in Prussia around 1840. I believe that I traced him to Lubeck. How can I find birth/baptism records for Lubeck/Travemunde for about that ...
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Are birth records of US adoptees really sealed?

My family history used to be cut and dry...My Mom was adopted to a good home. Taken in by the dentist of her biological mother, an 18 yr old immigrant from Ireland who was impregnated by her employer——...
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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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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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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

How do I find my great grandfather's birth record? His name was Victor Godlewski born in Poland on April 6,1894. I have been using familysearch.org for researching but don't get anything on where ...
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Finding records in the place of origin of an immigrant to Canada & USA from Poland?

I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow. He emigrated to Canada Quebec ...
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Reading Ireland baptism record from 1826?

This is the baptism for Jacobus (James) Fleming and Maria (Mary) Dwyer’s daughter, Juliana. Juliana was baptized in the Sologhead Catholic Parish on 18 September 1826. Godparent: Honora. But I can't ...
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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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What is meaning of apostatavit on 18th century Alsatian birth record?

I am looking at a birth record from Alsace, 1751. In the margin is written the word "apostatavit". I have not been able to figure out what that means. Any ideas?
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Seeking 1880 Birth Record of Santa Catherine Gazzanovich at Brecon, Wales?

My Grandmothers sister was Mary Evans,born Merthyr Tydfil 1856. On the 5th may 1875 in Cardiff she married Nicoli Gazzanovich. Their daughter Santa Catherine Gazzanovich was born in 1880 according ...