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Determining if 1,814cM match from AncestryDNA is Half Sibling?

My son recently had a match come up as close family the match is male and 1814cm. His only living grandfather is already in our tree at 1857cm. All other grandparents are deceased and have never ...
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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Seeking birthplace of William Kruse, b 1899

Seeking birth place of William Kruse, Father, born 1899, Hanover Area, served in the Imperial Army in WW1, and was wounded in mustard gas attack. The Kruse family owned a large farm in Hanover area ...
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Seeking software to help triangulate segment DNA matches?

Every time I have a significant group of DNA segment matches, I enter their entire genealogical tree into my family database. Then I need to compare each of these family trees with each of these ...
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Seeking information about Immigration to America from Austria?

My Great Grandfather, Joseph F. Kohl was born in Austria in 1860, sometime in his life he moved to America where his wife Vincencia Puhair gave birth to their child Frank James Kohl. I was wondering ...
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What does Mother Late Spinster mean on Baptism?

Looking at a Baptism transcript I came across this: Mother Late Spinster Does it mean she is married or that her husband has died (which would be a worry as she has had 8 children since then!)
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Tracing family tree if grandparents moved to UK from Pakistan?

I have lived in the uk all my life and I want to trace my family tree back as far as possible. However, my father came to the uk from a place called Swat valley in north west Pakistan and his family ...
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Finding where Dobhal family came from in Karnataka?

I am from an Indian family - Dobhal's. Who live in Uttarakhand, India. I'm curious about knowing our real origin, I've read in a few books that the Dobhal family consists of people who migrated from ...
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Proper way to record mother's maiden name in Gramps 5?

It's not clear to me how both surnames should be entered for women who took their husbands surname when they married. On some genealogy websites I often see married women's names displayed in the ...
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Seeking unknown History to German soldier [duplicate]

Who can help me find Franz Hauser service in the German Army? He was born in 1924. Sent to the eastern front, wounded and transferred to a hospital at Dombås in Norway where he fell in love with a ...
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Finding 1845 birth/baptism record for Augustus Otto Fesch in Prussia?

How do I trace the birth or baptism record of Augustus Otto Fesch B 10 April 1845 in Cassel in the Electorate of Hesse Prussia?
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Where can I find more detailed prison records - Stroud, England?

My great-grandmother was an illegitimate child and it's not clear if the man her mother later married is her father or not. Winifred Lyida O'Brien BIRTH 30 OCT 1896 • Stroud, Gloucestershire, ...
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Difficulty providing a saliva sample for DNA testing [duplicate]

I find it difficult for medical reasons to generate the spit needed to do a genealogy DNA test. What are my options?
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Would a Half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter?

Would a half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter? The situation is simple, but we are missing a link somewhere. The two match at 1160cM, however one is in her 60's, the other in her 30's,...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I'm trying to find information on someone who was born in October 1910 at 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch (London, UK) which I have come to learn was the St. Leonards workhouse and hospital. The short ...
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Identification of an old postcard

A question quite very similar to this one. I have an old postcard, probably around WW2 era, probably sent from Germany. Unfortunately this postcard is empty when it comes to handwriting or otherwise ...
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Great grandfather adoption in 1860 in illinois

My great grandfather William Frederick Bancroft was adopted by Charles L Bancroft in 1860 apparently the year William was born. I heard he was left on the door step of an orphanage but not sure that ...
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Does George B Sperry logo on fold case for photos indicate photographer or case manufacturer?

I've got a married couple in two portrait photos inside a folding case measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches that was taken in approximately 1940. On the back outside lower right corner is this logo: Is ...
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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

Can anyone tell me the language used and/or translation to English of the Column headings in this Slovak Marriage register: Additional Info: for those interested here is the Link, while some of the ...
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How many years back are these Gedmatch European matches?

I got many matches on the Gedmatch website that are from the same heritage background (Irish/English/Dutch/German/Spanish/French). The total cM of shared DNA runs from 10 to 32 cM. The most common ...
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Why is my ancestor missing from the New GRO Index - England?

I found my 2x great-grandmother on the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Norah O'Brien Abt 1861 or 1866 St Albans 1901 census https://www.ancestry.ca/sharing/16562936?h=72ff1d&utm_campaign=bandido-...
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How do I record a Repository from one Agency but different sections?

I have obtained: Birth and Death Certificates from Queensland Birth, death and marriage certificates, https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-...
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When did FOX CO make photographs of this style?

I've got a photo I'd like to try and date: See the edge which has a pattern and "FOX CO" in the corner: When was this style photograph produced by the "FOX CO"?
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Creating a phased DNA kit using grandparents' kits?

I was lucky in that I was able to DNA test both paternal grandparents, as well as my maternal grandmother before she died last year. I have also tested my mother, but unfortunately my other ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

Here is the photo: I'm guessing it is around 1915, but wondering if there are clues in the photo to date it better? The photo measures 3.25" x 3.875" and is probably taken in Texas. Does the ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I'm going through a photo album with photos that appear to range starting from 1915. It includes a lot of postcards, which I thought were stock photos, but now I find one that is identified as family ...
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Reporting problems with GEDMATCH site?

I have a couple of beefs with GEDMATCH as a web site -- nothing to do with DNA or genealogy. There is no link that I could find to a customer service or tech support function. My login keeps timing ...
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What are some possible reasons that a father's name is missing from a birth certificate - England?

I posted a previous question about my great-grandmother before but I ordered her birth certificate from the New GRO index https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp However, ...
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Combining sibling DNA data for easier research

I have DNA from four of my siblings (they were tested at three different places). I'd like to find a way of easily combining our raw DNA data into two files -- even if the files weren't sorted by our ...
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Cousin claiming to be half sister?

Thought to be cousins, fathers are brothers, both male parents are deceased. Is it possible to DNA test accurately enough to verify half sibling when female cousin is daughter of brother of my ...
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Understanding half first cousin DNA results when no match?

We have strong reason to believe we know who my aunt's half first cousin is. However, he is not matching her with autosomnal dna test on ancestry. Its fair to say ok forget it but there are so many ...
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Interpreting MyHeritage DNA Match of 973cM?

I just got a DNA match at MyHeritage with 973 cM, in common, which says first cousin. My mother had one brother, and it's from her side of the family. He had a son, who passed at a young age. I am ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

When a couple married in England in early 1800s, how would 'consent of the parents' be presented? Did they need a piece of paper, attendance of the parents or was their word good enough? In the ...
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What would DS and FL stand for in Passenger list

In the Lists of immigrants arriving by immigrant ships at Maryborough QLD, there is a Remarks column. There are numerous DS and FL in this column. What would the DS and FL stand for? They are not ...
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Deciphering death certificate writing

I have another death certificate that I am struggling to read! This one is for my Great Great Grandmother who passed away in 1917. I know that she died at Roundway Hospital in Devizes which was an ...
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Died at sea but listed as arriving

As I was doing some family history, I came across two relatives that died at sea. One was the daughter of the other, she died about 4 days before the mother. My question is, on the passenger ...
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Handling nicknames on Ancestry.com?

I have a relative whose first and middle names were given as "Mary Magdalena". However, for her entire life, she went by "Lena" and some records even have that listed. Anyone living who remembers her ...
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Finding place named St Nagille, France in 1914?

A 1914 USA immigration form says Marie Paudois was born in "St. Nagille, France" but a web search only turns up "Rue St. Nagille" in various French cities. Can't find a village or department by that ...
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How to identify 19th century birth record in England when uncertain of parent's given names?

This question refers to people in a previously posted question about the identity of the mother of Elizabeth Cowan, b. 29 Sep 1824, England, and d. 14 Oct 1896, Ohio, USA: Could "Our Mother" ...
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Can one known use of a name be regarded as a nickname?

On Margaret's Death Registration, Francis is recorded in the 'If married, to whom" section. The informant section is Frank - Husband. There is no mistaking the 'k' for 'cis'. The original record is ...
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Adding source citation for Cremation?

Here is an entry concerning a cremation: At the moment I do not have a "source citation" for this entry. But, I did receive this information from the manager at Gwent Crematorium via email. In this ...
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Understanding the indexing process used to produce records searches?

So I'm having some difficulty using ancestry's search engine to locate someone in a Massachusetts Index of Marriages. Rather than trying to problem solve that directly, it occurred to me that having ...
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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?

What does 'M' mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?
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Change birth name or use Also Known As

Francis was born in 1857. Registrar entry sighted and records only one first name. Original birth record not available. Electoral rolls from 1905 to 1914 record Francis Joseph and other names and ...
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Getting birth certificate of Augusta Fluger Pasch born in Hamburg in 1834?

I would like to have a birth certificate of Augusta born in Hamburg - Germany in 1834. His father was Clemens Augustus Fluegels and his mother Magdalena Pasch. When she was born, her father was 22 ...
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Understanding how to use Massachusetts Marriage Index

Using Ancestry, I found that my cousin L.F. (a female) is listed in the Massachusetts Marriage Index as having married in 1947. The index provides a Volume and Page Number for that marriage. Is ...
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Which archives have the Imperial-era revision lists & metrical books from Kamchatka?

In Imperial Russia, the state and the state church kept two kinds of records particularly important for genealogists: revision lists (revizkie skazki) for tax assessments, and metrical books (...
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Searching for information about WWII German soldier? [duplicate]

I am searching for information about Siegfried Cornarius. Allegedly his father was in the same unit in WWI as Adolf Hitler. Cornarius served in North Africa with Field Marshall Rommel. Later he was ...
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Possible family relationship with 3rd cousins

I have three 3rd cousins on my mother's side with 66.1-71 cM shared between us. One is male and 2 female. These 3 cousins are 2nd cousins to each other and I believe I am their third cousin. They ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

I have some differences on the certificates and census information. Birth Certificate: Name: Edith Nellie Hardiman Birth Date: 16 Sep 1892 Birth Location: Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire,...

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