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Are there any online resources to verify death of a inmate at Fort Leavenworth?

One of my cousins asserts that her Uncle died "in prison" at Fort Leavenworth Kansas on 1 Jan 1976. Are there any online resources that would verify the death of a prisoner (assuming that he was ...
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My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA from dante labs

I have done 23andme. And I see there is a 23andme tag and an Ancestry.com tag. I have just come across an ad from Dante Labs for "My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA." While I have a PhD ...
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Seeking informational resources on “Robinson” family name origin?

I have hit somewhat of a wall in researching the European lines of my Robinson ancestors. I did learn of the possibility (vs. likelihood?) that Robinson is not a Scottish name, but rather originated ...
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WWII Draft Records for Washington State

My father was drafted into WWII in 1943-44. I have searched online resources extensively for his Draft Registration Card, coming up with nothing. (This surprises me as I have easily been able to find ...
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Seeking records of Prussian army artillery service in 1880s?

My grandfather Adolph Schwintowski was in Prussian Army Artillery. We had a certificate with his picture on it, very delicate and cracked. I don't have the dates because in one of my moves while in ...
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Correct spelling of Austrian surname Wasmanski?

My family has always always spelled our last name Wasmanski. On my grandfathers Declaration on Intention it is spelled Waksmunski. He was from Austria. I have seen so many different spellings of the ...
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Locating autopsy results for suicide in NYC in 1931?

Has anyone had any success in obtaining a police file or coroner's report from the 1930's? I am having difficulty finding out if those records were destroyed or not. If not, I cannot find any place ...
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Marshalls fought in the Spanish Civil War

I am trying to find out if I am related to Marshalls who fought in the Spanish Civil War. There were Marshalls killed in battle outside Madrid.
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Origin of Falez Surname?

My last name is Falez, which is a fairly uncommon surname. The farthest person back in the family tree that I'm aware of was, I'm told, Slovenian or Austrian, which is obviously borders Italy and is ...
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Tracing family from WW2 Lvov

My grandfather Viktor Chitry and his mum and dad were taken to Siberia by Russians. His brother, I believe his name to be Petre? was in the Polish air force and recorded as lost in action again so, I ...
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Not sharing any centimorgans with person who mother shares 102cM?

My mother (age 96) shares 102.1 cM with a man (age 72). However, I do not share any cMs with him. What could their relationship be and why don't I share any cMs with him?
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What is the profession “Greensman” in 1937?

So I have this marriage certificate from 1937 in Chichester. The profession of the father looks to me to be: Greensman I might have read the text incorrectly. Here is the source: I Googled the ...
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Enabling downloads with metadata and/or self-descriptive file names on Ancestry?

For the first time, I downloaded some indexed records from Ancestry using the save to your computer option. These files neither have a particular helpful file name nor contain metadata. I expected ...
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Does AncestryDNA match of 1,697cM indicate half sibling or aunt?

I just received my AncestryDNA results. It shows I have a close family match with a woman who would be my grandmother, aunt, or half-sibling. We matched 1,697cM with 51 shared segments. It cannot be ...
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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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Was there a Morascini (Morrasini) on Italian naval roster anywhere during 19th century?

I am looking for a family connection to seafaring in 19th century. The Morascini (Morrasini) family were located in the lower Alps region of northern Italy. Was there a Morascini (Morrasini) on ...
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Finding 1920s Adoption Information in New York State?

I am looking to find information on my deceased grandmother's adoption. The story is that she was adopted from a New York orphanage in the 20's or so I am guessing since she was born in 1925. She ...
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Finding parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams?

Who were the parents of Lazarus Elisha Adams born in Grundy, Tennessee in 1808?
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Reading remarks from Royal Hospital, Chelsea record from early 19th century?

The below picture is cropped from an image at Ancestry.com's UK, Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Regimental Registers of Pensioners, 1713-1882: It relates to my 4th great grandfather Edmund Rouse who has ...
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Is AncestryDNA match of 1,655 cM a half sibling?

Shared DNA: 1,655 cM across 46 segments. Can someone that shows this as one of my matches on AncestryDNA be a half sibling?
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Associating an obituary with a person on Ancestry

This is what the burial and obituary look like in the facts section: The burial and obituary are both linked to the same source entry. The obituary is a custom fact: I have attached the scan of the ...
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AncestryDNA showing No Match for Half Aunt?

My father's half sister just posted her AncestryDNA results. I did not come up as a match, nor did my sister. Does this mean that my father's dad is not really his dad, or could there be another ...
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Name changes in Canada in the 1920s?

My great-grandfather died in WW1 and then my great-grandmother remarried and had more children with her second husband. This would have been 1920s rural Saskatchewan. All of the children took one last ...
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Estimating when photo of ancestor who lived 1833-1902 was taken?

This is a photo of my 4th great grandfather Pacifico Vega. He was born on 1833 and died on 1902, living his whole life in Panama. I am not very good at estimating when photos were taken so can ...
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Reading the cause of death for an acute type of pneumonia

I received a death certificate today for my wife's Great Grandmother. Poor lady died at the young age of 47. Ouch - I am 47 in April! Ooer ... This is the cause of death: I read it as: a. Acute ??...
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Can ‘junk DNA’ be tested to arrive at genealogy insights?

I’m intrigued as to how much ‘junk DNA’ differs between relatives and wonder which DNA testing companies offer such tests?
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What are the chances of having autosomal DNA from an ancestor N generations back?

I understand that everyone carries autosomal DNA from both their mother and their father. Because there are only a small number of crossovers per chromosome, I see that not everyone would carry any ...
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Understanding process by which People of Color in Georgia got freedom?

While doing Genealogical Research on my Family, I came across records that listed my Ancestors as "People of Color" registering yearly in their hometown at the Courthouse. How did they get their ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

My relatives might have been from a place called Sânmihaui, Romania. They were German-speaking. Upon arrival in Canada, the name of where they were from was changed and such place on the immigration ...
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Finding original surname of Anton Orsik who immigrated to United States from Russia (Lithuania)?

My father in-law Anton Orsik was born in Vilna, Russia 1898, His father was Feodor Orsik, or that is the spelling of the name on the marriage certificate in New York after his immigration in 1913. I ...
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Is AncestryDNA match of 2,063 cM a half sibling?

I am new to AncestryDNA and my results came back with my top match having 2,063 centimorgans out of 62 segments saying close family. Would this be a half-sibling? The match is a few years older ...
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Seeking word for wife's father's first cousin? [duplicate]

What do I call my wife's father's first cousin, other than his name?
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Combining maiden name, birth and death dates in parentheses

I would like to write a narrative sentence describing the names and birth and death dates of a given individual. Would it be acceptable to put the wife's maiden name, followed by the dates, within one ...
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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 ...
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Searching for information on German held prisoner of war in England during WW2 [duplicate]

My husband has been searching for information on his father. Name: Gustav Hendrik Hamster b. 1907 in Estonia, d. 1987 in England. From family stories, he was in the German Navy and was captured. ...
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Father and Son on Same Tax List

A father (for instance James Sr) is on the same tax list in Kentucky with three young men (James Jr., Joseph and William) with the last surname, who could be his sons or nephews. James Sr is listed ...
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Match to a man and his daughter, but not his grandson

My father and I have a DNA match to a cousin but my son does not. How is this possible?
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Deducing relationship from DNA results for two matches at two different websites?

My father was adopted and, while I’ve had my DNA tested, he is not quite ready to do so. I’ve found some fairly close matches, one that shares 9.8% (692.7 cM) and another that shares 14.4% (979 cM). ...
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Finding German birth record for Heinz Gunther Edward Curdt) in early 20th Century?

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I do not believe his father moved to England with him as he never knew ...
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cannot export Family Tree Maker file to .pdf with Win 10

Just got a new Win 10 PC and installed my Family Tree Maker 10 on it Cannot export files to .pdf anymore. Is there a fix?
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Was it mandatory to record a parent as deceased on a marriage certificate?

I'll try to keep this simple. Two sisters ended up marrying two brothers. As a result the two marriages have a common set of parents. Therefore, I have two marriage certificates in front of me. Up ...
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Understanding close family match from AncestryDNA?

I took the AncestryDNA test. It came back with: Close family male, 2022 cM shared across 60 DNA segments. 1st cousin match female, 1194 cM shared across 48 segments. It turns out the female 1st ...
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Travelling to Romania to explore family roots?

I will be traveling to Romania this spring for about a 2 week stay. Aside from enjoying the tourist side of things, family history exploration will be a priority. I will have a Romanian tour guide ...
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Identifying Military Uniform from Franco Prussian War?

I am looking for information regarding my great-great grandfather Heinrich Rositzky and the military uniform he is wearing, and if a unit or even his rank could possibly be determined by it. ...
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Interpreting results of siblingship test?

My sister and I suspect we have different fathers. We took a siblingship test through DDC. The results are a little confusing and honestly, they put our wet swabs each in a paper envelope and then ...
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Learning personal history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen?

I am researching the history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen, originally from Flensburg in Germany, born 2 June 1911. He was the commander of the U-182, which was sunk on 16 May 1943, when he died. His ...
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Locating and reading will of Elwyn Bernard Blair who died in 1934 at Atchison, Kansas?

Elwyn Bernard Blair was the youngest son of Edward and Barbara Blair. At the time Elwyn died on 28 Jun 1934 at Atchison, Kansas, he was married and had an infant son Robert who was buried on 21 Dec ...
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How to interpret this Scottish Catholic Register birth/baptism entry?

I've found the entry for an ancestor's birth in the Scottish Catholic Register (1851, Glasgow) and I'm confused what two annotations might mean. I found it on ScotlandsPeople but have searched the ...
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DNA match higher with a younger generation of the family

I have a 107 cM match with Eli. His mother is Lily and Lily's brother is Henry. Henry's son is Henry Jr and his grandson is Kevin. I have a 235 cM match with Kevin. Kevin is one generation younger ...
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Brother/sister have fully identical segment — match only matches one of them on that segment

Using David Pike's tool: https://www.math.mun.ca/~dapike/FF23utils/pair-comp.php I found that my mother and her brother are fully identical on the portion of chromosome(s) 4 from position 122.2 ...

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