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Finding alternatives to World War 2 U.S. Army records burnt in1973

My grandfather JOHN ARAQUE enlisted in San Francisco (California) in Dec 1942. All i can find is his rank at enlistment (Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Private) but nothing about what he ...
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Baby recorded on 1911 census – but born a month after the census?

Got a bit of a puzzle – I have found a baby, born 7 May 1911, who seems to be recorded on the 1911 census in rural Nottinghamshire, England. But the census was taken on 2 Apr 1911. How is this ...
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Reading US Marine Muster roll

number 438 Donald R. Petit, joined the US Marines on the 14th December, 1942. He was my father. He was a journalist and founder of the "boot" marine newspaper/magazine. What does the rest of the ...
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DNA vs Family Tree

I recently got a DNA match for my wife and it was suggested that this man is a 1st cousin once removed or 2nd cousin. When I pursued that branch of the tree to confirm the match, it seems they are ...
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How do I cite this record from the Arolsen Archives?

The Help page of the Arolsen Archives includes information about how to cite their records: When you cite documents, always give the following information: [Title of the document], [Sub-...
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Recognize a handwritten word from a Spanish town

I am working on the investigation with old documentation, to see if you can help me to recognize this town in Spain, it could be in Castilla La Mancha, although I do not know for sure.
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Looking for jewish ancestor immigrant from swinchian pale of settlements to London

Previously I have asked Registration of Russian immigrants to England in late 19th century? about my great grandfather's diary which I am using to seek the roots of my family. In the diary he mentions ...
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haplogroup diversity in the context of genetic diversity

I'm just an average Joe trying to understand the context through the simplest explanation. When I read World Map of Dominant Y-DNA haplogroups distribution, it echoes "differences among human". But ...
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Identifying parents of Frederick Victor Sturm b.1756 Magdeburg

I am trying to find out who the parents of Frederick Victor Sturm were. He was born in Magdeburg Ackan in 1756 and then left Germany and served in the British army for 23 years from 1774-1797. He ...
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Italian immigrant vital records

Seeking Italian church records (birth, marriage, death) dating back to late 1800's for ancestors who immigrated to USA from Alessandria del Carretto, Italy.
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Looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756

I am looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756. I could use some insight into major US port that was used by ships from there. I’ve scoured ancestry ...
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What is name of this Captain in War of 1812?

In this pension file record on Fold, I have a commander whose name I cannot make out: I've transcribed the page as follows: State of South Carolina, Pickens District } On this the Eighth Day of ...
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Learning about last days of Leutnant Albrecht Sesselmann during battle of Poznan in 1945 [duplicate]

Did anybody meet my uncle Leutnant Albrecht Sesselmann during WWII and specifically the battle of Poznan in 1945? It is said he died during the fighting in Poznan. Does anybody know more about?
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India death records from c.1947?

I have a relative who lived in India later in life but am struggling to identify exactly when he died. He was British but was in Punjab, India by 1911 (he appears on the UK 1911 census as he was in ...
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What is this abbreviation symbol in War of 1812 Pension File?

This image from Fold has a symbol that I cannot identify, shown circled here: My transcription reads: Allowed July 23' 1860 at the rate of $4.00 per month from Febry 1st 1859, Subject to all pay ...
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Learning about father's WWII US Army military experience [duplicate]

I know he started as a bugler, he was in transportation and served in Italy and maybe ended the war in Germany. He was discharged as a second lieutenant. He also spent at least 20 years in the Army ...
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Distant Cousin of Shakespeare

A family member just emailed me to inform me that he did some genealogical research and that we are distant cousins of William Shakespeare (1st cousin 14x removed). I don't know anything about ...
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Half brother Or someone else?

I was given an AncestryDNA test as a Christmas gift and I took the test. I was matched with several people that I didn’t know but I assumed they were people on my dad’s side who I knew absolutely ...
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Birth Record Missing: Joseph C. (POLEO) O'BRIEN 1921 - 1981

My project invlolves finding the proof of birth for: Joseph C. (POLEO) O'BRIEN (born, orphaned, adopted?) Apparent info (not certain) is: BIRTH 05 JUN 1921 • Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA DEATH 11 ...
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Removing media file name under pictures in person report of Macfamilytree

How do I remove a media file name under pictures in a person report? Filenames all different and some with huge names and I cannot find a way to remove it other then going to each file and deleting ...
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Finding out if ancestor owned land they lived on in England

I found the will of my 2x great-grandfather and a voters list where they lived. Norah Pybus B: 11 Mar 1870 in Bramhope Yorkshire England D: 13 Aug 1948 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada ...
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Finding World War 2 English sailor’s number and ship name

My dad Stanley G Henry was on a ship in World War 2. From what I remember he was a cook on there. He was born 25 Nov 1915 and lied about his age so he could go fight. How can I find his number or ...
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Military Records of Rudi Traute German Army Eastern Front WWII

I am looking for any information on Rudi Traute. He was killed on the Eastern Front 16 April 1945. I have attached a map showing were he was and what happened to him during WWII.
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Finding the regiment of a German soldier who died in WW1 [duplicate]

I am looking for any information on Bernhard Hülhs ( Hüls ) born in Gleussen in Bayern Germany on 11/8/1881. I know he was in the German Military between 1903 and 1905. He lived in England for several ...
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

Like a bad beginner I had come across one census taken of the town called Angloh Germany in the Kirchham area in Passau region I believe. Anyway I long lost that link. I was hoping to see what family ...
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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

My brother died on March 17, 1953. On record I found for Deaths report in NYC, there was a heading of BO and for my brother a Y was entered in that column. How can I find out what that all means?
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Finding the Truth

I am trying to find information about my maternal great-grandmother. We were always told that she was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. However, in doing a genealogy search, this is the information I ...
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Sources of cabinet-making apprentices in Ireland around 1815-1830?

My great-great-grandfather Charles Frazer, a 'wild Irish republican' according to family folklore, was a master cabinet-maker in Tasmania. He was very cagey about his roots about which nothing ...
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How can I determine whether there are BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) minutes or records for an alien on a list of detained aliens?

How can I determine whether there are BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) minutes or records for an alien on a "List of Detained Aliens" or "Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry"? Were there always ...
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Hungarian sham adoptions?

With great help from shoover and JPmiaou in the other Q&A about the marriage between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig I found out that both husband and wife were adopted but ...
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Meaning of “kitumat” for cause of death in Finland death record

I have a Finland parish death record that shows someone who died 30 Mar 1880 of kitumat. I cannot find a translation or abbreviation for this word as being either Finnish or Swedish or Latin. When I ...
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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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Where is (or was) Trabash in Quebec?

In my efforts to track down my eloped 3xgreat-grandparents Edward McDowell and Susan of unknown surname (he'd been her family's coachman, possibly somewhere near Plymouth in Devonshire, and she was '...
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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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Why would my cousin's son not show up as a DNA match with me, yet we both show a DNA match to a distant relative on that same side?

I recently did a DNA test thru 23andMe as did my half-brother (my father's son from a previous marriage). It showed up as ZERO DNA shared, which baffled me as he looks just like my father and his ...
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Locating polish 1922 birth record Roman Catholic

I'm trying to locate my grandfather's birth record/certificate or other documents. He was born in 1922 in Lvov/Lviv. He was Roman Catholic
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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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Information from passenger list/ship manifest from 1912 NY - Polish/Russian city and names

The full passenger list can be found below – I'm looking at the entry for "Jankel Samolicz" on line 30 (the final line). Can you help me to read some of the information? I'm trying to figure out: the ...
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My mother was adopted but i have no information to find her birth parents, what should i do to find them?

My mother was adopted but i have no information to find her birth parents, what should i do to find them? She was born in 1957 in Florida that's all I know. I do not know any other details except the ...
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Finding birth/baptism record for Owen Melvin B. Pinkerton born in Indiana around 1872

My Great Grandfather was Owen Melvin B. Pinkerton born in Indiana around 1872. He was supposedly adopted by the Pinkerton's Married and had children in Kansas. Wife Florence Munkres. Children Harvey, ...
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Looking for this Fryer family in further records

I am currently researching the Fryer family and am trying to see if I can another Fryer family in Chester to mine. The family in question is found on the 1841 census in Chester, Cheshire at George ...
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Location of Route 1, Grants Pass, Oregon USA

I am trying to find the location of the addresses: R.F.D 1, Grants Pass (1934-1944) and Rt 1, Box 413 Grants Pass (1946). My great-grandmother and her husband, Thomas Albert Bird, lived in Grants Pass ...
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Benefit of Y-DNA testing self vs father or grandfather?

I am planning on taking a Y-DNA test. As a male myself, if there is an option to test my father or paternal grandfather instead, would there be any practical benefit? I am not inclined to test more ...
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Adoptee's Birthfather was also adopted and I have found a second cousin on my fathers side Trying to track down my Birthfathers Parents

I was adopted and have my Birthmothers info But my Birthfather was adopted and thru Ancestry DNA I found a Second Cousin
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Italian grand grand Father Italy to Venezuela manifest passenger list

My Grand-Grand Father Domenico Calabrese came from Italy (south Italy) to Venezuela, I don't have the exact date nor the ship, but I estimate he travels from 1880 to 1900. We think he traveled with ...
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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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Could Will be Proved twice?

My 7th great-grandfather Clement Uren appears to have written a Will on 7 Aug 1745 making his wife Elizabeth and daughter Tiberia the beneficiaries. At the Cornwall OPC (Online Parish Clerk) site ...
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My close family dna match

On ancestry.com my first to second cousin match is my supposed first cousin but him and I share 841 CM across 46 segments is he my cousin or my half nephew and do I possibly have a half sibling?
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Looking for Italian military record of ancestor

I am looking for some help to attain a military record for Luigi Gascone. I believe he was with the Alpini 1st mountain artillery battery 1st Regiment Turin “Susa” Service anything from 1906-1935 as ...

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