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Finding illegitimate boy after birth in 1903?

Edward James Logan Reid was born in May 1903 to Margaret Reid. I can find no record of him until 1923 in Canada as Edward James Fraser. Margaret had married James Fraser in Ontario in 1915. Where was ...
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Dealing with sibling surprise?

My Husband's DNA through Ancestry.com shows his first match at 1922cm's over 45 segments. This person has a small tree (750 names) going back about 4 generations. My husband also matches 5 other ...
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Is Whole Genome Testing in any way useful for Genealogy?

There are several DNA testing companies out there that are excellent for genealogists. These include Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage DNA and 23andMe. These companies provide match lists of ...
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FTDNA match list includes people who don't appear as matches

I just downloaded a list of matches from FTDNA on the chromosome browser view so that I could sort the segments by chromosome and position. I saw that the list includes tiny segments, so I filtered ...
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Phased psuedo-kit on GEDmatch — what accounts for huge drops in SNP count?

I guess first I should make sure I understand how GEDmatch stores raw data -- I'd guess that during "tokenization", GEDmatch turns my raw data file into a format that it likes, i.e., perhaps replacing ...
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DNA results from Ancestry

A friend of mine took a DNA test with Ancestry.com a while back. Now I (a trained mathematician) am being asked to help interpret the results, and I am finding myself totally out of my depth. The main ...
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Confirming a connection

Ancestry connected me with 2 people that are siblings, (Unknown to me) .Our DNA match between me and the other 2 is 850 and 971 CM respectively. They are 10 and 20 years older than me as well. Based ...
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Finding military record of B F Ervin of 2nd Indiana Cavalry?

Find A Grave Memorial 22835373 includes a gravestone photo with this inscription: B. F. ERVIN CO, D. 2ND IND CAV This seems to suggest that B. F. Ervin served in the 2nd Indiana ...
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Proving the father of Elijah Butterfield born 1792 in Washington County, New York

Need help getting my DAR application approved. The only ancestor I haven't proved yet is the link between Elijah Butterfield born November 24, 1792 in Kingsbury, Washington County, New York, and his ...
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Who were the wives of John Ervin (1791-1843)?

According to Benjamin Shinn in Biographical Memories of Blackford County (The Bowen Publishing Company, 1900, p. 240): John Ervin was prominent among the early settlers. His early life was spent ...
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How could we be related. All combinations make zero sense

I the poster is K2 as related below Objective: Learn how T and G fit into the K's tree T&G appeared in DNA match with CM to K2 (K1 is still in testing) BackGround T and G are siblings born ...
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Finding recent death records in Germany?

I have two persons that died recently in Germany since 1994. I don't know the city but I have the full name and birthdates. Any suggestions?
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Half Sibling Mystery

I have somewhat recently started using Ancestry.com, so just a fair warning that I'm still learning how everything works! That being said, I am the child of my biological mother, who I know, and an ...
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Relationship to DNA match who may share my mother with my great-uncle

I know this will sound far-fetched, but maybe someone can help me. DNA Match through Ancestry shows: 'First Cousin' match at 820 CM over 37 segments (Let's call him Tom) 'Second Cousin' match at 541 ...
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Reading names on 1912 City of Chicago death certificate?

What are the names of the father and mother on this death 1912 death certificate? Her husband was known to have been born in Kiev, so it is likely she and her family are from Kiev (despite the ...
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Is this close family member on AncestryDNA a half sibling?

on ancestry.com i got a "close family" match, with 1,430 centimorgans shared across 58 DNA segments - it says it could be a niece, aunt, or half sibling (range includes 1st cousin, but i have read ...
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Estimating centimorgans of shared autosomal DNA between female and half paternal brother?

I am a female. My half paternal brother and I share 328.7 centimorgans across 13 dna segments. Is that possible, or should the numbers be higher?
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Seeking records of ancestor born in Lemberg/Lviv (Ukraine) in 1913?

My family and I are trying to find official records of my late grandmother. She was born in Lemberg in 1913. First name: Bronislawa/Bertha Last name: Barth/Halpern I tried https://search....
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Interpreting a Freemasons' Lodge Register

According to the records available on Ancestry, Edward Harper of Kidderminster joined the Lodge of Hope and Charity on 30 April 1836 aged 35 (so born approx 1801, which ties up with the 1841 census ...
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Where is Shemelincsi, Volynsk guberniya in Russia?

I'm trying to determine where in Russia the town/city from the passenger list actually is located in Russia today - below pic is for the passenger "Belinsky" showing contact and town/city for 1911 ...
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Why would I match someone in a region neither of my parents do?

I was surprised to find someone show up in FTDNA as a 2nd-3rd cousin to me (168 shared cM, 34 segments with a minimum length of 5 cM) but not among the 17,667 matches of my father or the 18,178 ...
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Sharing more autosomal DNA with second cousin's child than with second cousin?

In my shared matches on AncestryDNA I am used to seeing matches to the children of my 2nd cousins that are less than the match I am to their parents. However, when examining my sister's DNA I see ...
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What can I infer about John Wright from this 1841 census entry?

The 1841 census for England and Wales (Piece number 1208, Book number 8, Folio number 26, Page number 2) has a John Wright aged 11 at Coventry Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He is ...
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Looking for ancestor in or around Râvâsel, Sibiu, Romania?

I have some limited information about a great-grandfather. So far, this is the information that I have: Johann Löprich Born around 1868 Married to 18 April 1892 to Anna Müller in Rafael, Sibiu, (...
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half-sibling's child listed as 1st/2nd cousin

A child of a half-sibling has been determined to be a 1st or 2nd cousin; and the explanation is that variability to four degrees. Is it possible that the half-sibling status with his mother creates ...
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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?

I am 56 years old and I recently received negative paternity results from a spanish court appointed lab in Sevilla , Spain regarding half siblings, biological father is deceased. My mother will not ...
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Evaluating Ancestry DNA match to clarify Half Sibling relationships?

I did the Ancestry DNA an had a match of 1671 to a person I did not know. My sister did the test and matched him at 1251. My father believes he has a son he does not know and the stories seem to add ...
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Where to find church records for Niedersachsen / Nordstemmen

I have a subscription to https://www.archion.de (a selection of german church records) but I cannot find records for the town of Barnten, which I would expect to find in an archive for Niedersachsen / ...
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How to help adoptee find her father without outing him?

I provide a lot of background, which may not all be essential. Feel free to skip to the question. Background I was contacted by a woman who got a 3rd cousin match with me online. She told me that ...
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What is written over some of these Irish birth records?

In the below Irish birth records, two entries that interest me, 476 and 477, were crossed out, with some cursive writing on top of them (most visible in entries 473, 474, and 476). What is written ...
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Is this a half niece/uncle relationship vs 1st cousin once removed, or something else?

I've been in search of my deceased father's biological family. He was placed for a closed adoption 60+ years ago. I've discovered the two families who parented him thanks to Ancestry DNA matches. ...
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Where is (was) the Mormon Post Office in Utah Territory in 1860

In trying to unravel some family relations in Utah Territory, one of the source materials is the 1860 Federal Census: Paging through that census there are several Post Offices in Salt Lake County: ...
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How does this cousin have NO relation to other cousin? [closed]

My husband and two of his cousins had their DNA done. Cousin A comes back as 1st cousin (as he should) cousin B comes back as distant 6th-8th cousin. Cousin A and B have NO relation. Cousin B ...
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How would one find listings of names on ledger stones in English cathedrals?

I had several trips to UK 25 to 50 years ago. I once saw my surname on a few ledger stones in a main corridor of an English cathedral. But now I can not remember which one. I thought it was Winchester ...
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Reading old 16th century baptism records

I'm tracing the name "Lorberg" back as far as I can in the UK, and recently discovered a 16th century baptism record; much older than other records I've found previously. However, I'm struggling to ...
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Who was the Jackson Moore named in the 1838 will of Zachariah Green?

Zachariah Green's will, dated 13 August 1838, included bequests to: "my daughter Peggy Heardin" "my Grandson Jackson Moore" "my Grand daughter Emily Tesdel" The will was written in and probated in ...
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Can half siblings share no common DNA?

My half sister and I share the same father, but different mothers. Because my paternity was questionable we both did an ancestry DNA test....I matched to relatives of my grandmother and she didn't.......
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Gedcom file with Person/Individual containing multiple Places/Residences

I want to create a Gedcom file which contains information about the places where the person lived in the course of his life. But in GEDCOM 5.5.1 as I understood it the ADDR & RESI tags contain ...
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Being ignorant of these matters I presume a list/timetable of sailings still exists. from this I might be able to shortlist any sailing that might give me the information I'm searching for. Firstly, ...
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Understanding why two female first cousins share a lot of X-DNA?

I’m on 23andMe. I have a first cousin that I share a lot of xdna with. I am adopted but I am pretty sure she is related to my bio father. I am wondering if I can tell if he is her mother’s brother ...
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Seeking relationship terminology between cousins of spouses? [duplicate]

suppose a parent has a plurality of children. If child 1 marries a spouse, the terminology is that the brothers and sisters of child 1 are "brothers or sisters in law" of the spouse. Suppose that ...
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Is Russian village named Rawaliszki in 1912 still there?

My Grand father immigrated to the USA in 1912. On his entry to Ellis Island on the manifest list he listed his ethnic background as Poland/Russia, and the village he was born in is listed as ...
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Extracting data from Family Tree Maker into spreadsheet?

Is there a way to download the data on all people in a family tree from Family Tree Maker (I'm using version 2012 on PC, file format is .ftmb) so that the data can be seen in a spreadsheet (including ...
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What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol?

What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol and what would their spelling be in the cyrillic alphabet? Specifically from the Buchovnia region.
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Importing .fbc, .ftmb files into Linux GRAMPS?

Will Linux GRAMPS import .fbc and .ftmb files? If not, is there a stand alone Linux utility that will convert .fbc and .ftmb to gedcom?
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How long might a couple have 'courted' and been engaged in mid-nineteenth century Wales?

What might the 'courting' and engagement period have been for a young couple in mid-nineteenth century Merthyr Tydfil. Their ages were both recorded as 21 at their marriage in the Register Office (...
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How to interpret “in descent from”

An article in NEXUS: New England Across the United States (volume XVI, no. 5), published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, contains genealogical entries such as (p. 157): William ...
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Is this DNA match likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?

I found a 1st cousin not connected to my mom and my dad was an only child. She has 1053 cM on 40 DNA segments. I have heard people say 1st cousins can also be half-siblings? If she is a first ...
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Can half-siblings show different relationships to extended family?

My husband has found a half sibling, first on Ancestry showing a match of 1542 cm over 77 segments, and then confirmed on 23andme with a suggested relationship of "half sibling". Ancestry only showed "...
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Using DNA to prove parentage?

I am the biological mother of a woman born in 1967. To substantiate birth records for her and to prove that I am her biological mother, what is BEST DNA testing?

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