Questions tagged [birthplace]

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Is there any information about the 1st Bn, the Royal Sussex Regiment at Peshawar being in Cliffden during 1917?

I would like to find out more about Cliffden, in Peshawar in the year 1917. Allow me to provide some background information: My wife's great grandfather was serving in the 1st Bn, the Royal Sussex ...
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Online Canadian immigration info?

A woman and three daughters were born in La Crouais, France. A cemetery record, source unknown, says another daughter was born in Plumaugat, France. But the same daughter's immigration-to-USA record ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

My great grandmother Catherine was born into a very large family of Andrew Kennedy 1815-1869 and Mary Hogan b. 1811. She was sentenced for stealing a cow to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen's Land ...
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Finding birth certificate from late 19th century Transylvania

I am trying to find birth certificate or details about my great grandparents who were from Transylvania. My great grandfathers name was Marton Joszef and my great grandmother was Sarlota Lefkorits. ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

On a 1908 Pennsylvania death certificate for John Stewart, 82, his birthplace is listed as "Cold Rain" Ireland. Irony aside, I think it can be safely assumed that this is a butchering of ...
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Deciphering correct birth place for 1901 census entry

I am slightly confused about a place on a 1901 England Census entry. Class: RG13; Piece: 1946; Folio: 29; Page: 1 Snippet: I am interested in: Emily Smith What I have transcribed is Milson, ...
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

My father was born 1923 in Penza region of Russia. 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 ...
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Finding information about Brick Kiln - Motcombe - Dorset

My 2nd Great Grandmother's birth certificate arrived today. She was born in 1858 and according to the entry the place of birth was: Brick Kiln, Motcombe The registration district was Shaftesbury ...
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Changes in place names of birth [duplicate]

How should one report "place of birth" (or death) where the location has legally changed over time? Many locations experienced county name changes, or birth occurred in an area that later became a ...
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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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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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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

A 1914 USA immigration form says Marie Paudois was born in "St. Lagille, France" but a web search only turns up "Rue St. Lagille" in various French cities. Can't find a village or ...
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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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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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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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Finding 18th century birth record when "born Foreign Parts" according to 1841 England Census?

I am seeking birth and or baptism records for my 5x ggf John Kennick: born abt 1776 (born Foreign Parts re: England 1841 census), death 1848 Greenwich, 1st wife seems to be Mary Kennick nee Philips ...
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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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Where is Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia?

My grandfather's military draft registration states that he is from, based on my interpretation of the handwriting, Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia. I can't find any towns with similar spelling. I ...
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Where is town of Pogena, Russia (or Lithuania) where ancestor born in 1885?

On my grandfather's naturalization papers, birthplace is listed as Pogena, Russia. It may be located in Lithuania. His name is Julius Albert Knoll. I am also looking for my grandmother's ...
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How to get birth place in Gramps 4.2.1?

I have a script to create a book from the database of Gramps. After an update to Gramps 4.1 (I have now 4.2.1), the place have a hierarchical place structure. How can I retrieve the birth place now ...
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Country other than Switzerland where place of origin is not same as place of birth?

In Switzerland we have a system where the place of origin is not the place of birth - the place of origin is transmitted from father to son just like the surnames are, and is strongly linked with the ...
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Reading place of birth in France on 1881 Census for Camberwell (London)?

I'm looking in to a person, Pierre Louis Oscar Cordier and one thing I'm still struggling with is finding where in France he is from. In the above picture is him in the 1881 Census, he is a Pastry ...
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Reading Irish birthplace on 1851 Wales Census?

I am looking for help reading the word after Dublin Ireland on the third line down (Christopher Brangham) in the Where Born section. I think this might be the name of a place in County Dublin or the ...
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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

The Texas birth index from 1956 gives a county number of 057 for a birth record I found, how can you determine what county that corresponds to, and more generally, how can I map any county number in ...
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Where is/was location of Balintuger, Fife, Scotland?

My 4th great grandmother Elizabeth Doig was born/baptised on 16 May 1790 at Monimail, Fife, Scotland and she married John Moore on 30 Nov 1817 at Cupar, Fife, Scotland. Her parents were Robert Doig ...
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Birth place points to Quaker Monthly Meeting

I was perusing some in-laws to my ancestors, and noticed something interesting. One gentleman's birthplace was listed as Stillwater MM, Belmont, Ohio. I couldn't find any Stillwater in Belmont county, ...
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How can I establish an early 19th century birthplace?

I have been investigating my ancestor, Vestus/Sylvester Blackstone with a goal of getting an accurate timeline for some of the major events in his life. I am trying to resolve a number of ...
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Birthplace of Phillip Smith

I can't find Phillip Smith. He was born 8 June 1789 and died 27 January 1869 in Utah. I need to find where he was born. I have tried Family Tree and Tracing Mormon Pioneers. I need to find out who ...
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What is the correct location for a person born at sea?

I have an individual recorded as having been born aboard a ship while travelling from Norway to the United States. As far as location goes what is the correct way to document this birth?
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Identifying Lemuel K. Preston's 1830s-era birth place of "Broome, L. C."?

In his 1852 Providence, Rhode Island, marriage record,1 Lemuel Keyser "L. K." Preston (ca1828-ca1881) was reported born "Broome, L.C.," the son of Michael and Mary Preston. I interpret the reference,...
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Finding living individual from Queensland, Australia, when not much information is known?

I am working on an individual about whom very little is known. His daughter knows his name and is able to estimate his age. Our information doesn't really help us identify him well. He was born in ...
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How to find birthplace and parentage of Maine individuals given known details of 19th Century death?

I am looking for the birthplace and parentage of Ambrose Sayward , born cir 1805 and died in Burnham, Maine 14th Mar, 1875. He is buried in the Reynolds cemetary in Burnham, Maine.