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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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Determining a relationship from the 1871 census?

I am trying to identify the parents of my great-grandfather Thomas Jones (born 5 March 1870 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tyfdil, which ties up with all his census entries from 1881 onwards.) I know their ...
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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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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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How did two birth records from the same sub-district end up in different districts?

I have found a curious inconsistency in registration districts for a couple of 1850s English birth records. I was looking for children of David Hill and his wife Jane (nee Harris) of Little Rissington,...
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Obtaining birth certificates from colonial Malacca/Straits Settlements

I'm looking to get a birth certificate of a family member who was (according to another relative who seemed not entirely certain) born in Malacca in the 1930s and died in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s. ...
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An explanation for unusual birth record

I'm trying to find an explanation for why Jane Ann Parry, born in 1857, was born in Kent. Jane Ann Parry's parents are Thomas Parry and Jane Parry (I know this because of later census records 1861 ...
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Seeking birth record for Jacob Schulthess from Wangen an der Aare in Switzerland?

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Jacob Schulthess Wangen an der Aare records [duplicate]

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Backtracking to find source of birth date?

I have been tracing an ancestor of mine Catherine Cowin (nee Jones). I have been getting complacent and foolishly forgot to put in sources I had found for her DOB and the place of birth when I found ...
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Looking for birth record of Catherine Jones in Llanfynydd, circa 1882

I'm looking for the above record of a birth of Catherine Jones, said to have been born around 1882 in Llanfynydd, which could be any number of places in Wales. She married my great-great grandfather ...
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Obtaining Birth Certificate in Poland?

Is there any economical way to obtain my Fathers birth certificate from Warsaw?
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Obtaining 1899 birth certificate of ancestor born in Turkey to Turkish parents?

How do I reach the birth certificate of my grandfather who was born in Istanbul, turkey in 1899?
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Where to find Scottish birth records from 1905?

I'm using family search and also find my past at the moment as they're both free for me to use. I'm looking for the birth certificate of my great granddad Alexander Barclay Ormond born circa 1905 in ...
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Seeking birth record for Margery/Margaret Eddison b. abt 1879 in Scotland?

Margery (or possibly Margaret) Eddison is my 2nd great grandmother. Eddison is her maiden name. I have been unable to find her birth or any records for her. I know about her only because my dad told ...
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Birth records for Baltimore Maryland in the 1840s

I am trying to locate birth records for my 2nd great grandfather, Jesse Carson so I can possibly trace the Carson family back a little further. Archive.com was not helpful, it didn't provide me any ...
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Searching for Birth Records In Philadelphia, PA for births in 1914

I would like to find the birth records for my father who was born in 1914 in Philadelphia, PA. What would be the best way to proceed to find those records? My goal is to track down his father's ...
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Deciphering a word from a Spanish birth record (1903 Latin America)

I got my hands on a 1903 birth certificate from Managua, Nicaragua. I speak Spanish (as a non-native), but have issues to decipher one word shown below. I can read ... de Granada. The whole record ...
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GRO rules for sub-districts of birth registrations?

This is a worked case study related to What "hidden" clues are there in the GRO Indexes of births and deaths? Nicholas Tabb's WWI Draft Registration card lists his birth date as 31 Oct 1887 ...
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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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Finding evidence for Daniel Connors' birth in Wales about 1880?

My grandfather, Daniel Francis Connors came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1882. He was about 2 years old. I know this for a fact as evidenced by Ship Records and the US Census. His mother was Margaret ...
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Finding birth record of American Airman using only full name and service number?

How do I find the birth record of an American Airman, with only his full name and service number for our family research? He was born around 1939, and was stationed at RAF Mildenhall (Cambridgeshire,...
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What circumstances could lead to these birth registrations?

In 1857S, the GRO marriage indices have a Thirza (or Thurza) Broad marrying William Harper in Wantage. This is the only record I have found that refers to William. Thurza Broad appears in the 1841 (...
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Trying to find birth and death info for Thomas and Sarah Bissell

I am trying to find birth and death info for Thomas and Sarah Bissell. Thomas Bissell's Christening date is December 25, 1787 in Saint Thomas',Dudley,Worcester,England but I do not have any birth ...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

I am looking for my father Herman Albert Zimmerman, who was born Oct 13, 1896, in Magdeburg, Germany. I found his World War I and II draft papers and have done much research with census and, on the ...
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Should the GRO Birth Index year be entered as birth year?

The GRO Index, both the old and new versions, is the cornerstone of genealogy in England and Wales. So much so that for years I have been making certain assumptions based on GRO Index data. For ...
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Seeking birth family of Michał (Michael) Gudzinowicz Praniewicz from Poland/Russia? [closed]

after reaching out to some historical societies in Massachusettes, I learned that I was dealing with two exact people named “Michael Praniewicz” – sorry for all the confusion. Below you will see my ...
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Tracing ancestor CF Evans who died in World War 2 (aged 39 in 1945)?

I am stuck at first-base in trying to trace my UK ancestry. My grandfather died in World War 2 in 1945 at 39 years of age (according to the War Grave Commission). He was discharged from the Royal ...
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Birth record for a Jane Glasson in 18th century Cornwall?

Jane Glasson married John Short in Whitstone Parish, North Cornwall, England, 6 Jan 1821. http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=587662 Her headstone in ...
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How to interpret differences between different birth indices in England and Wales

While exploring the possibilities of the new GRO indices, I've come across an anomaly that I can't (yet) explain. For example: Various databases based on the 'old' GRO indices show a total of 5 ...
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Using new GRO Index Online to make birth families more complete?

I have understood for years that my 2nd great grandparents William Henry Rouse and Agnes Green had 10 children in Truro, Cornwall, England before they emigrated to South Australia in 1880 with eight ...
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Birth registration listed in Ancestry but missing from GRO Index Online?

The England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 lists the birth of my 2nd great grandmother: Name Elizabeth Slight Registration Year 1853 Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun ...
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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 2007 births by parents in Missouri?

How can I find the names and birth dates of children born to particular parents? I know the parents full names and birthdates and the approximate birth date (2007) and the location (Rolla, ...
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Searching for possibly adopted great aunt?

I'm searching for my great aunt, Wanna Evans #L2B8-VDJ. She is listed on the 1910 US Census as living with her uncle Orval Evans and his sister also lives in the household and shows having 1 birth ...
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Searching for Birth Record or 1900 Census, Marie Paris b 28 Mar 1885 St. Louis, Missouri

Can you help me to find either a Birth Record or a 1900 Census Record for Marie Paris who was born 28 Mar 1885 at St Louis, Missouri? Marie's parents are: Isabella Washington (Benden - div) Paris ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Salamina Radke from Kulm, Russia?

I am researching the ancestors of Salamina Radke from Kulm, Russia. She was born August 19, 1876 and immigrated to the United States. How can I find her birth/baptism record to identify her ...
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Why is Maria listed twice in this 18th century church record?

I see a Maria Lent listed twice in a church record shown at Ancestry.com: Also the year is unclear and entered twice there: Name: Maria Lent Gender: Female Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 10 Feb ...
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Did General Winfield Scott have any grandchildren?

I am trying to either disprove, or find evidence for, an old family story. According to my deceased grandfather, Winfield S Burns (1911-1982), the first male son has been named Winfield Scott in honor ...
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Is it possible for me to have been adopted without me knowing? [closed]

Now this is fairly far fetched question but if my parents changed their name to my birth parents names is there any way of me knowing I'm adopted? Technically the mothers birthday would be different ...
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Struggling to read birth record of my German Jewish great-grandfather

I found this birth record for my ancestor Max Mayer who was born in Speyer, Germany in 1879. I'm struggling on two counts: I can't read his father's full name, I'm pretty sure it ends Marx Mayer, ...
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Identifying birth family of Abram Frank, possibly from Bessarabia?

Abe Frank (1/15/1859 - 11/18/1925), buried in B'Nai Israel Cemetery, Jackson, Tennessee, was married to Betty (11/13/1859 - 7/1/1927), also known as Bodgie. Their daughter Dora, my grandmother, ...
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Finding birth family of Betsey Richmond who married in mid 19th century Liverpool?

I have hit a complete brick wall concerning my three times great grandfather and his family. John Jenkinson (appears as Jinkinson on marriage certificate) married Betsey Richmond on 14th August 1837 ...
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Identifying the father of a man born in Lemberg/Lviv/Lwow in 1884/85?

My great grandfather, Ignacy Isadore Pfeffer, was born in Lemberg, Austria in 1884/1885. We know that this area has traded hands multiple times in the years since his birth and was also known as ...
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Looking for evidence of my grandfather's German citizenship?

I am looking for records of my grandfather, Ernest Paul Wolf, born on 1.11.1899 in Strehlen, Silesia, son of Fiedrich Wolf and Auguste Krause, both German. During WWII he was a civilian. I need his ...
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Where can I find a Dutch record of birth for Louis Edward Schaap?

I'm looking for a birth or civil record for Louis Edward Schaap. He was supposedly born in 'Holland' in abt 1845 according to the 1871, 1881 and 1891 UK Census. He married Clara Matilda Bish in 1876 ...
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John Sherwood Clarke: Explaining the two surnames and finding his birth record in France?

An ancestor, John Sherwood, is noted on his marriage certificate to Maria Berry on 7/4/1834 as being 'aka John Sherwood Clarke'. From later Bedfordshire censuses, he appears to have been born in ...
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Researching family member that immigrated to USA from Poland in 1831

I'm looking for information on the surname Lyskowinski in Poland. I know he came on a ship named Northumber that departed from London, England and arrived in America on Aug. 23, 1852. His place of ...
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Researching background on life in Finland before immigrating to Canada?

My mother arrived from Finland at the port of Quebec on June 2, 1923 at 23 years old. She resided for 19 years before passing away in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. I would like to research her life in ...
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Would having the exact same GRO Birth Index reference mean two children born to the same parents were twins?

I have two ancestors, Mary Juden and Sarah Juden. I have Sarah's Birth Certificate but not Mary's as shown below. They were both baptised on the same day, 16 September 1838 as shown below. They both ...