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Aden Colony records for Native Yemenis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for Aden Colony for Native Yemenis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all Muslims by ...
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British India records for Native Indians and Pakistanis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for British India for Native Indians and Pakistanis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all ...
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Understanding B.D. abbreviation on Irish Marriage Register

Can anyone help me understand what the abbreviation B.D. means in the attached image of my 2nd Great Grandparents marriage record?
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What name birth or step

In my life, I have never been known by my birth name, only by my step name. In my marriage, both birth and step names are recorded, my children are recorded in my step name. I want to start a family ...
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Marriages in Caracas Venezuela 1969

I was married in Caracas in 1968 or 1969. How I can obtain these records from that time? I live in the USA now and need documentation for USCIS to process my Citizenship.
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Parents date of marriage

How can I find the date for my parents' marriage? They were married in Virginia.
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New Jersey Marriage Index

I found an entry for a 1923 marriage on the New Jersey Marriage Index. It references a VOL and Page #. Where can I view the Volumes?
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Reading German Church Records

These are fairly easy to read, but there are a few words that I can't read. The godparents/witnesses usually aren't that useful, I am less concerned about them. The mother's surname is spelled two ...
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finding 20th Century marriage records

Trying to find a marriage record for my ex father in law and ex mother in law, for my kids family tree. I know they were married in Missouri. I also know it was before 1962, they had a son that year. ...
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Transcribing address from New York 1870 marriage certificate

I am having trouble transcribing an address from a New York marriage certificate from 1870. Hopefully someone with knowledge of the area and time might be able to see it as I am unfamiliar with the ...
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"Place of Marriage" in New Jersey Marriage Index

I am looking at the New Jersey Marriage Indexes (available on Archive.org and Ancestry.com, and probably other places as well). Here is a couple of example entries: My question is about the two ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from marriage certificate

I received a marriage certificate in the post yesterday from 1918, in the Christchurch district of Hampshire. I am struggling to read what the groom's work profession was: Any thoughts / reasonings ...
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Who did my great-great-great-grandfather marry?

I can say that my interest for genealogy started when I got my great-great-grandfather baptism record from Ciudad Real, Spain. This is the record (online version in Family Search): It's a bit hard to ...
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Wording on an English marriage register from Somerset in 1834

I am confused by the word "resident" when referring to the groom - here in context: Henry Chapman (a bachelor) resident of this parish and Grace Cummins (a spinster) of this parish To me it ...
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Help needed to resolve two conflicting pieces of information

I have traced one of my ancestors to this particular individual, but the trail goes dead and other family trees have gone with, what i perceive as incorrect. James Borland, married Janet Livingtone in ...
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Transcribing marriage record from Gilfershausen in 1761

I could use some assistance with obtaining a transcription for this image. This marriage entry is from the Iba/Gilfershausen Kirchenbuch 1742-1773. The handwriting is pretty poor overall, and this ...
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Seeking Russian Orthodox birth records for Laski/Leski in Grodno region of Belarus. . .c. 1880 - 1905

My grandfather Zuk/Zukowsky immigrated in 1905. Born 1887, his younger brother Nikita about 4 years younger. . .one older brother Phillip. Russian Orthodox. Passenger list for Nikita indicate birth ...
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Translating Polish certificate

I have this certificate and I need to translate the 4th row which is for Epstein Isaak. How can I get started?
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Where would Büchenan have been in Thuringia in 1730?

This is a marriage record from Mihla, Germany, in 1730. My best reading of the 2nd and 3rd lines is: Hanß Georg Monton, Bürgers Zu Creuzburg, [mia?] [und?] An= spänners und Schultzens Zu Büchenan ...
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Understanding why same couple seemingly married twice within year

I've found the record of the marriage of my 8x great-grandparents. However, I've actually found two different records that both appear to document their marriage, on two different dates. Hans ...
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Who did Hanß Burckhardt marry in Madelungen in 1659?

Unfortunately, I cannot read the name of the woman Hanß Burckhardt married here, in Madelungen in 1659. Can anyone make out either of her names here?
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Married twice, but …

If this be bigamy, make the most of it! :-) William Mays and Eva Kamp married in an Oklahoma Presbyterian church in 1925. In 1928, they married in a Roman Catholic church in the next county. The ...
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Finding a South Carolina marriage record cited in a periodical index?

This Ancestry record: South Carolina, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965; Ancestry Record 7840 #279656 Name: John Knight; Spouse: Mary; Marriage Date: 1675-1858; Source: South Carolina Magazine ...
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What is a spinster widow in a North Carolina marriage record?

I found a marriage record: "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)," database with images, FamilySearch (10 March 2021), W J Moses Knight and Charity Wenton, 22 Sep 1761;...
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When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children

When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children? A---B ___|___ | | | C B D This is a scenario where B ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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Marriage "in der Bethstund"?

I'm trying to understand the last bit of this entry: Item. Nicolaus Burchardt, und Jungfer Elisabetha Braunschweigs          Copuliert am 26. November. Er: M. in der Bethstund zusammen gegeben. I ...
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Can anything be assumed from the use of "Jungfrau" in an old German marriage record?

For the Braunschweig family, I have been able to find record of and to connect every person in the Creuzburg, Germany area of the 1600s. There were two Elisabetha Braunschweigs alive and unmarried in ...
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Denmark marriage 1842, in German, has term "Vau. Attest" What does it mean?

I have roughly translated about a dozen ancestral marriage records from Sønderborg Parish, Aabenraa-Sønderborg Amt in southern Denmark. All are in German and I understand them except for the reference ...
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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish marriage certificate

I am trying to decipher two names on this Spanish Marriage certificate: This is what I do know: Manuel Muñoz Guilloume Aurosa Pérez Arellano The two items in bold I am not sure about.
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I wasn't expecting to find this when I received a marriage certificate in the post today. The year of marriage is 1877 in the registration district of Exeter. Mary Ann Vickery, age 22 which make her ...
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Tracing Hungarian birth and marriage records

I am trying to trace birth father's birth and marriage records. He died when I was very young and I was later adopted by my stepfather so my birth father's details no longer show on my birth ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

Would a Catholic irregular session marriage at St. Andrews in Glasgow on 25/11/1821 be listed in the OPR? I believe these are my 3x-g-gp Donald McDonald, Tailor, and Mary Crerar.
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Susanna NEAL in Lincolnshire baptized 1774 - who did she marry?

On 7-Jan-1774, Susanna Neal was baptized in Huttoft, Lincolnshire, England. Her parents were listed as Willm Neal and Ann. On 15-May-1791, in South Ormsby (11 miles from Huttoft), Susannah Neal ...
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Identifying Catherine who probably married Thomas Courteney before 1695 at or near Ladock (Cornwall)

My 7th great grandfather Thomas Courteney (Courtenay/Courtney) appears to have baptised seven children at Ladock, Cornwall, England: William Courteney on 1 Nov 1695 to parents Thomas and Catheren Ann?...
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Marriage Dates not included in detailed reports

My question is about reporting of marriage dates in GRAMPS output reports. I am using GRAMPS AIO64-5.1.2-1. When I print detailed reports the marriage dates ARE NOT shown in the various reports. I ...
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Who was my grandfather's first wife?

My grandfather married my grandmother in Berwick upon Tweed, England on 31st May 1918 at St Andrew's Church, now demolished. He was described on the marriage certificate as a widower and I can find ...
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Banns read multiple times at St Brides, Fleet Street early 19th century

I have copies of the Banns read for James Henry Hunter and Charlotte Matilda Thomas as follows: 1819: 30 May, 6 June and 13 June 1820:16 November, 3 December and 10 December 1821: 9 December, 16 ...
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Where are US WW2 "War Bride" Marriage Records Located?

My grandparents were married in Regensburg, Germany. My grandfather was a part of the 250th Station Hospital and he married a German woman who was admitted to the US under PL 271 AKA "The War ...
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Finding when parents married in Modesto, California, USA

I need to know what year and month my parents married in Modesto, California, USA. How can I find out?
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Did late 18th century naval ship captains conduct weddings? If so, where would these be recorded?

A pair of direct forebears, my 3xgreat-grandparents, eloped in the early-mid 1790s. He, Edward McDowell, had been the family coachman when he ran away with Susan of unknown surname. A 1797 naval ...
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Getting copy of 1947 marriage licence in Georgia (USA)

My parents got married in 1947 somewhere in Georgia, in August. I have looked everywhere for a copy of their marriage licence.. where should I be looking? Herbert Eugene MCNUTT 4-26-1929 BORN IN ...
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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

I am looking for the 24 February 1911 marriage entry between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai (Mária Kafka-Somfai) and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig (Károly Taussig). (The only thing I have found was his death ...
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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

My ancestor was a US citizen (naturalized in 1920) who travelled to [then-]Poland (where he was originally from), and got married to a non-US citizen and had a child with her while he was abroad. He ...
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"Jos" name in itself or a short form of "Joseph" or "Johannes"?

I have here this German-Latin marriage record from Austria about the marriage between Angelus Constantin and Catharina Werckin on the 11th April, 1780 (last entry on page): The father of Catharina ...
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Chasing information about Marie Zierke

I am after information about her family details, any other chidren born to her, better a picture of Marie Luise Zierke (dob 27/07/1889.) She married Willi Max Karl Babbel (dob 26/01/1891) on 22/05/...
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Groom's birth place entry additions

I have a marriage entry here of someone (Edmund Hoffmeister von Hoffenegg) with birth place listed as Andrijevci in present day Croatia but then for some reason also mentions Klattau (Klatovy) in ...
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How was a marriage license penalty fee determined?

Through my observation of marriage licenses in England through the 1600s to the 1800s I have witnessed a tremendous variation in the penalty that would be required if a marriage was invalid. Some ...
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Looking for roots of the Kobi family of Romanshorn and Winterthur, Switzerland

Elisabeth (Kobi) Conaway, daughter of Ernst Kobi and Klara Merz, immigrated to the U.S. The family has no further information.
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