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Locating Birth Certificates in Spain using Census Info

I want to try and obtain accurate details about my Great Grandparents birth (ie. obtain certificates) on my Grandfathers side. My mother has provided photos of them to me and told me a bit about them. ...
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Why would a family misspell their surname?

I found a family on the 1861 England census that I could be related to. However, when I look at the New GRO Index I find a different situation. It seems like the family said that their name was ...
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Reading occupation in 1860 US census record

Below is an excerpt from an 1860 US Census record for Wheeling, (West) Virginia. What is the occupation listed at the bottom? The first letter looks like an M, and the last three look like 'der'. ...
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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?

Here is the time line for my grandmother: I know that she got divorced from my late grandfather sometime after I was born. So 1972 is a guess. But I noticed this additional information of the 1939 ...
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What Exactly are the "Jewish Records" on Ancestry.com?

Ancestry.com has a category under the title Jewish Records, but I'm interested as to how it works exactly. Does anyone who is known to have been Jewish show up in the records, or is there something I'...
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Was this common usage of "mother-in-law" in late 19th century in US census?

I have been researching my great-grandfather in US records and the 1880 census of his household referred to a middle-aged woman with different last name living in the household as his "mother in ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Here is a record on Ancestry from a 1911 military census enumeration. Sharing link from Ancestry to the image. Original link to the record page (may need subscription or 'registered user' account to ...
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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 ...
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What is the house number on this 1891 Census record?

Here is a census entry for Mary Ann Brown in 1891. I notice in the transcription that it says 61 East Street. On the image though it looks like this: I no longer have access to view the images on ...
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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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Recording census as event or source in GRAMPS?

For some reason I am struggling to understand different explanations about this. I have been told that a Census is an event, and the sheet of paper is a source. This is similar to a Birth being an ...
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Other "Indian Territory" besides Oklahoma?

I've got a girl in the 1900 Census living with her father and step-mother. The father, Charles, as far as I can tell, always lived in the Atlanta region (born 1867 in Carrollton, almost due west to ...
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Trying to find Kina Rd in Toronto

The 1921 Census of Canada indicates family members lived at 536 Kina Rd, Toronto South District, District #133, Sub-District, Ward 4. I can't find this street. Was it renamed or has it disappeared or ...
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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?

When I started recording my tree I recorded the fact that an ancestor was present in census as such. This produced, as expected, a census (CENS) record in my GEDCOM. After working with my tree on ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

I am interested in Ryle Holme who is the uncle of C.Z. Ede, a candidate for my great-grandfather, who I have asked about in a number of previous questions. He was greatly concerned with the Meiji ...
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Census- Records column 30 [duplicate]

Ancestor was born in 1832 England, lived in Minneapolis Ward 13. Column 30 ..what is the meaning of -9- . No letters just dash 9 dash
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Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns?

I have located a record for Alfred Clarke in the United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records. The TNA record series number is WO 97, and the original images are available at Find My Past. ...
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What is this immigration year symbol on a 1900 US Census in St. Joseph County Indiana

The Instructions for Enumerators of the 1900's us Census states: Citizenship 148. Column 16. Year of immigration to the United States.—If the person is a native of the United States, leave the column ...
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How can I distinguish between name changes and missing records?

Every now and again I come across a person, who seems to have changed their name. For example, a birth/baptism record may have one name, while subsequent records (marriage, census…) use another for ...
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GRO and Other Data - How to Provide Access via my site?

I notice that some sites give access to Census returns, GRO records (for the UK) etc eg this one has a long list of databases you can search https://www.familyrelatives.com/post_search.php. Does ...
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Baby recorded on 1911 census – but born a month after the census?

Got a bit of a puzzle – I have found a baby, born 7 May 1911, who seems to be recorded on the 1911 census in rural Nottinghamshire, England. But the census was taken on 2 Apr 1911. How is this ...
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

Like a bad beginner I had come across one census taken of the town called Angloh Germany in the Kirchham area in Passau region I believe. Anyway I long lost that link. I was hoping to see what family ...
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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

The 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia is a useful source for researching in Georgia. It was done during the ahem, late unpleasantness, between the northern and southern US to locate ...
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Wrong ages in England and Wales Census

I'm currently in the process of researching my Great Great Grandfather Ivan Williams, along with his mother, Mary Williams on ancestry. I found on the 1901 Census that Mary was aged 82 and that Ivan ...
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1935 residence in the 1940 census

The 1940 census includes fields for the person's residence in 1935. The fields are city, county, and state. When it says "same place" for the residence in 1935, does that refer to the town or to the ...
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Looking for this Fryer family in further records

I am currently researching the Fryer family and am trying to see if I can another Fryer family in Chester to mine. The family in question is found on the 1841 census in Chester, Cheshire at George ...
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How to find address of building in New York State censuses (1870, St Lawrence, USA)?

Is there a way to know what address is dwelling #1847 in the St-Lawrence 1870 census ? ref question : How to find death record from late 19th century New York (State)?
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Where in Handbridge is / was the Rook or Rock?

On the 1841 census, Frances Potter was living in Handbridge, Chester, and the place is listed as "Rook" or "Rock". I have been to Handbridge many times but have never come across this place before. ...
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Can 19th century US Census records be reliably used to identify a family of origin?

I am trying to establish the birth family of Martha (L.) Stewart, born in Ohio 1832-1840 (1860 & 1900 census records). She is identified in the 1860 census living in Pease Township, Belmont Co., ...
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What does un mean in the column for immigration year on the 1920 US census?

What does un mean in the column for immigration year on the 1920 United States census? Other people have a year entered.
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Schedule Number on 1911 census [closed]

How do I find the house number I have a schedule number from the 1911 census but I would like to know the house number.
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading place names in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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How to lookup a UK census reference

I have the parameters of a UK census page in a citation and I would like to go directly to it in Ancestry. However, I cannot find the feature any more. For instance, series=RG13 (i.e. 1901), piece=...
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Are there populations with comprehensive genealogies for most members?

Are there any human populations for which comprehensive genealogies (or just pedigrees) have been compiled? eg researchers compile genealogy data in their study of a island population.
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

I have just stumbled over the fact that my Great x 3 Grandmother remarried a Charles Chant. My Great x 2 Grandfather Henry is listed along with his sister Fanny as step children. Does this mean ...
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Why can't I see 1861 / 1871 census entries on Freecen website when I can see them on Ancestry website?

According to Ancestry there are two potential census entries (1861 and 1871) for Martha Coke: I don't have a paid subscription so can't view these documents. What I don't understand though is why I ...
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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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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

I am researching my family tree and am stuck because my ancestor, Henry Harmon, was 24 in 1850 so he is already living with his wife Catherine and child George. The 1840 census doesn't tell me ...
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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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Historical Census and Authenticity

I am wondering if anyone knows of cases of where a household might have claimed a member even if they did not live there? For example, I am looking at an individual in New Hampshire in 1850, but there ...
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Where are 1910 US census records for Topeka State Hospital Inmates?

Where are the 1910 US census records for Topeka State Hospital Inmates? The rather notorious Topeka State Hospital (Insane Asylum) was in Topeka, Kansas in Shawnee County. It operated from 1879 ...
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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?

What does 'M' mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?
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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 households in the 1926 census of Prairie Provinces?

The 1926 Canadian Census of the Prairie Provinces (including Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) has been released to the public. I can’t find some relatives and their neighbours south of Tompkins. ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

Edit: The enumeration district for Kennady Township was 0017 and 40-19. I believe there is an enumeration district that was missed in the 1920 census that contains a few of my ancestors and their ...
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Why might ancestors be missing from 1926 Canadian census?

My great-grandparents came to Canada from Romania. They travelled by boat (arrived Halifax Jan 1924) and then took the train to Saskatchewan to become farmers. They stayed with a cousin around the ...
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Cannot find an immigrant in the 1860/70 US Census

In the US Census from 1860 and 1870, I am looking for a German immigrant named Gustav Adolf (or Adolph) Neumann, born October 27, 1824 in Leipzig, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany, who immigrated to the ...
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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 ...