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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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