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What "hidden" clues are there in the GRO Indexes of births and deaths?

This Q&A is inspired by Jan Murphy's question – Finding Devon parish marriage records? – but this one pertains to the birth and death indexes for England & Wales. We all will have come across ...
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Using a card index to find Probate records?

Since I asked the question about working with unindexed probate records, I have located some card indexes for administrations in Queens County New York online (as images which can be browsed) and one ...
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Where do I find the record pointed to by a naturalization index?

I found an image of an index record for a declaration of intent in a New York court, published online as part of the collection Alphabetical Index to Declarations of Intention of the U.S. District ...
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How to index your own digitalized records?

I recently started to digitalize some church records. A photo of each double page, each double page between 5 and 15 entries. I got over 1000 photos which I renamed (church - running number - year - ...
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What does "Occasional Copy" refer to in the new GRO Index?

On some entries in the recently released Online GRO Index there are birth and death entries with the notation "Occasional Copy: A". For example: What does "Occasional Copy" refer to and why might an ...
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How can I correct Ellis Island Indexes?

I found several entries in the Ellis Island index where I am sure that I know better than the index. Is it possible to file corrections somewhere? I don't even know, to be honest, whether the index is ...
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Identifying Robert Chichester listed amongst British Guiana Colonists?

British Guiana Colonists is an index of 18th and 19th century residents of the colonies of Berbice, Demerara, and Essequebo ... compiled and maintained by Tikwis Begbie from a wide variety of ...
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Is there Index to Cornish Mining Captains that might include Richard Boyens (1750-1838)?

My 5th great grandfather Richard Boyens (sometimes spelled Boyns) was a Cornish mining captain who lived from 1750 to 1838. I am confident that he is my direct ancestor from this link which refers to ...
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Finding where a marriage took place from the GRO index reference?

This is a worked case study and is intended as a supplement to the related question Finding Devon parish marriage records?. There are two different websites which offer help with determining the ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

I'm not able to locate a George Bismark Foster, married to Ola Kathleen Mundy in the 1940 census records by name search. I know they were still alive because I have found an April 27, 1942 WWII draft ...
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