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Questions tagged [japan]

For questions about ancestors living or visiting Japan, and records originating in Japan.

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Looking for 3rd cousins among 4th cousin matches

So I was wondering if its possible in any way to get a hint if someone showing as a 4th cousin match could be a 3rd cousin? From my understanding you can't, but I want to ask if anyone has done this ...
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Looking for shipping information leaving England in September 1879 for Japan

I am looking for shipping information about one James Main Dixon (1856 (Paisley)-1933 (Los Angeles)) who left England in September 1879 for Yokohama, Japan. He stayed in Japan from 1880 through 1892 ...
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Can commoners have kamon that look like the Japanese Imperial Crest?

I have been researching my Japanese heritage and have found that it comes from the Masuhara「増原」family. My grandmother says that Masataro Masuhara moved over to the US as a merchant and that he had a ...
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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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Finding cause of death in 1909 for Scotsman James McMillan in Nagasaki, Japan?

James McMillan was chief engineer for the Straits Steamship Company on the Perak in 1908, working between Singapore, Port Swettenham and Penang. This information is contained in a letter written to ...
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Tracing Japanese ancestor who immigrated to Hawaii?

I am a 1/4 Japanese. My mom is half and my Grandmother full. My Great-grandmother was full Japanese and the one that moved from Japan to Hawaii. That is where she had my Grandmother. So, I am 3rd ...
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Do letters of Ryle Holme mention marriage of Cecil Zohrab Ede in Japan?

I have asked about the marriage of Cecil Zohrab Ede previously: Determining if C.Z. Ede and Kogiku Nagaya were officially married? Record of 1890s UK consular marriage in Japan? I have now found ...
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Can a Japanese man use the kamon of their mother officially?

In official contexts, can a male Japanese use the kamon of their mother? For example, if the person's father is a commoner, only their mother may have a kamon. I am hoping for an authoritative ...
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Determining if C.Z. Ede and Kogiku Nagaya were officially married?

It is now almost certain that my great-grandfather is CZEde because my genetic information and the descendants of his mother's family is matched. The relationship between wrote in the past Denmark, ...
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Seeking candidates for British ancestor who fathered children in Kobe (Japan) during 1890s?

I have been considering a Mr C.Z. Ede to be the best candidate for my British great-grandfather who fathered children in Japan. However, during the 1890s, there were many foreigners living in Kobe. ...
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Record of 1890s UK consular marriage in Japan?

In the 1890s there was consulate in Kobe, and I am trying to determine whether the consulate issued a particular certificate of marriage. Did the consulate provide witness to such marriages? If the ...
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Proving identity of Japanese great grandfather when no marriage record?

I am trying to prove who my great-grandfather is. I investigated many records (Kobe Directory, Japanese "koseki"), and even DNA testing, but I'm still not sure. In the Japanese koseki, the name Mr ...
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Verifying if Mr and Mrs Ede travelling in late 19th century Japan were Cecil Zohrab Ede and Kogiku?

I have investigated about "C.Z. Ede" and I have some data. For example, "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat and a record of National Archives. First "Mr and Mrs Ede" got on board a boat from ...
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Finding my Great-Grandfather when DNA test not conclusive?

I am from Japan and I have been trying to identify my great-grandfather who was British. For more background these are two questions that I have asked here previously: Finding UK record(s) of ...
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Finding UK record(s) of British great-grandfather with children born in Japan during 1890s?

My great-grandfather is British. He was in Japan during the 1890s working with trade. His wife's name is Kogiku. The couple had three sons. My great-grandfather is thought to have returned to ...