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Should a transcript appear in both the media and the citation?

Take this media entry: As you can see, I added it as a transcript. And take this citation: I have added the transcript in both places.
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What is family connection for 1722 cM match?

I have a DNA match with a man that AncestryDNA discovered. The match is DNA 1722 cM across 62 DNA segments. I have messaged the guy to try and talk with him and discover how we are related. He seems ...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

On the passenger manifest arriving March 25, 1910, it shows my great grandfather, Stanislaw Zaniewski as being from "dawewicz" Russia. We are trying to track down his birth or baptismal records. He ...
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How many centimorgans can be considered full sibling?

My sister and I share 2,277 centimorgans. It seems low for full sibling but high for half sibling. Any thoughts?
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Possible Half Sibling

I was adopted as a small child and have never known my natural mother or father. I recently completed an AncestryDNA test and have been matched against a lady with a score of 1,912 cM across 73 ...
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Privacy concerns regarding online (web-based) genealogy software

I'm a bit conflicted about asking this question, but it has been bothering me so why not ask? I recently attended a genealogy workshop where the instructor said that he would NEVER use THE major ...
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Can the amount of saliva affect how many centiMorgans are shared between 1st cousins?

I share 279 centimorgans with a 1st cousin in 12 segments. I don't believe that is enough to be considered 1st cousins. She says she couldn't spit a lot. Would a small amount of spit affect the ...
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How can 3/4 siblings share a mother but not paternal ancestry?

My family is running the DNA test gauntlet and my dad got back some interesting results. He is related to his half sister (1,687 cM across 66 segments) at a level that is to be expected. He is ...
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Creating a custom source on ancestry.co.uk

I am trying to learn good habits for creating custom source entries. So take this entry: Glamorganshire Baptisms Transcription First name(s) Cyril Alexander Last name Harris Birth year ...
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Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?

I have a marriage certificate for my wife's great Grandfather. According to the certificate, he was born about 1885. He signed it as "Alexander Campbell Harris". He stated that his father was "Samuel ...
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Seeking computer-based family-tree software for Mac/PC?

I am looking for a software program that works cross platform Mac/PC and isn’t exclusively cloud-based. Also I want to have access to my own data, so Ancestry software, though nice, doesn’t tick any ...
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Which type of DNA test could help spot ancestry from father's great-grandmother?

My father and his sisters have claimed that their great-grandmother was of a different race from the rest of my family. I've tried 23andMe, and I didn't see any interesting results at 3% of my ...
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Second cousins or double second cousins?

My parents share a set of first cousins but don’t share any common ancestors. I then share four great grandparents with my second cousins. Would they be considered my second cousins or double second ...
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Dating photo of family members in front of house in Texas?

I've got a family photo: I believe the boy, second from left, is either born in 1901 or 1930, so given the boy looks to be around 12, that would make photo taken around 1912 or 1942. Can we tell ...
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Dating photo of train station depot in Mertzon, Texas?

I've got a photo of what I think is a postcard showing the train depot in Mertzon, Texas: I'm wondering what the likely date is?
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Dating photo of car and camper from about 1940s?

I have this family photo: showing a camping trip at McCullens Lake, Michigan, United States for Robert Carroll and his wife Mag. I'd like to estimate the date it was taken from the car and the ...
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Understanding second cousin predictions from AncestryDNA?

I have three extremely high second cousin predictions from my father's side. I do not know my anything about my biological father (Name, age, etc..). My top matches are: R - 619 cM across 39 ...
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which programmes use UID tag and what are the guidelines

Where can I find guidelines for GEDCOM Unique Identifiers and UUID format UUID format is the most popular one. Other applications that use the same UUID format for their _UID tag are Family ...
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Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

I am trying to work out which of two death records in Wakefield registration district is my ancestor. To do this I need the subdistricts listed in the order they come on the census. I don’t know ...
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Finding German birth father who emigrated to Canada?

I was adopted in 1961. I think that my birth father was born in Germany and was around 19-20 years old when he emigrated to Canada and met my birth mother. They didn't marry and she later returned ...
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Unknown 1st cousin match who shares matches with both grandparents

I received notice of the following DNA match through Ancestry: 1,193 cM shared across 46 DNA segments, predicted relationship first cousin, extremely high. The next closest match is my nephew (1,...
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Obtaining US Social Security number (SSN) [duplicate]

The LDS FamilySearch no longer includes the SSN in results from the death index. Is there still an online search that will provide SSN for somebody who died 9 years ago? What fields are available ...
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Making family chart with everyone in it? [duplicate]

I'd like to make a chart of every family member I know of, similar to Charting all cousins, all aunts, all uncles to degree (all living family in all lines to degree)? I don't want a pedigree ...
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The Stanley family in Jamaica and England

I'm looking for information about the Stanley family who apparently owned a plantation in Jamaica. I'm trying to find out if this family was part of my husband's great grandfather's family. My ...
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Sisters who match to me have very different centimorgans?

I have done a DNA test and show a 2nd cousin match with 313 cM and then a 4th cousin match with 67cM yet these two matches are sisters with the same parents. How is this possible?
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Family History Grandfather who served in 7th Panzer Division War Records [duplicate]

I am trying to locate my grandfather’s war records I have his service number his division & discharge papers. He was a POW in Algiers 1944. But I want more information about where he was posted ...
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Understanding DNA ethnicity result?

I have been trying to understand a DNA result and have been reading lots of info and asking questions of Ancestry.com. Still not finding an explaination that will help me move forward. I apologize if ...
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Finding 1953 Louisiana marriage license of parents?

My parents married in 1953. I think they went to Mississippi from Louisiana to marry. They didn’t want to do the waiting period. Then they came back the next day and were married by a priest in ...
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Understanding West Eurasian DNA when no European ancestry?

A DNA land and GenePlaza DNA test reports that I am 73% South Asian, 24% Central Asian and 2.8% Mediterranean Islander. It then concludes that I'm mostly West Eurasian. How is this possible when I ...
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Why do parent and child share more cM than full siblings?

According to the shared cM project, a parent and child share 3330-3720 cM (99th percentile). Full siblings share 2209-3384 cM (99th percentile). In other words, almost all people share more DNA with a ...
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Adequacy of DNA evidence — how can I improve it?

Individuals H and J are 2nd cousins (supported by a strong documentation trail) who share two ancestors: John Charles Wright (circa 1830-1904) and Caroline Ellen Brown (circa 1827 – 1871). They share ...
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Reading a word in an 1841 census image

I'm struggling to read part of an 1841 census record: The difficult element is at the far right of the line for Saml Brown Gamekeeper (in the column headed Where born in Scotland Ireland or Foreign ...
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Can I do the 23 and me spit test after a prolonged fast?

If I fasted for 90 hours beforehand (instead of eating regularly every day), would it affect my 23 and me DNA spit test kit results?
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Distinguishing half-brother from uncle when sharing 2,183 centimorgans?

Results from Ancestry show that I share 2183 centimorgans with a complete stranger who is my age. 1450-2050 centimorgans = grandpa, uncle, half-brother 2400-2800 centimorgans = brother I wonder if ...
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Gramps on Linux cannot read BDDB from Windows

I am migrating from Windows version of Gramps (AIO 4.2.1) to Linux (Debian Stretch, manually installed 5.0.1 deb file), but cannot read the BDDB as it complains that the database has version 6,0,30 ...
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Finding Irish children in Germany post-1917?

I had a granduncle who had children in the Rhineland after WWI. His name was Reilly. He was Irish, but in the American army at the time, post 1917. He gave the children to his wife's/girlfriend's ...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

I have located Isaac in the 1871 census, 29 years old and resident in London. He was not included in the 1861 census so I have concluded that he arrived in uk sometime between 1861and 1871. He became ...
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Finding immigration and surname record russia to Leeds uk

My great grandfather Jacob Masson came to Leeds in c.1900 from Odessa area i think in Russia, now Ukraine. I would like to find out his original surname and any passenger and immigration records. ...
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What is the proper way to denote that a person is known by his/her middle name?

For people who are known by a name which isn't their first name, it is common to write that name in quotes preceding the surname, such as Thomas "Tom" Fudd, or Guy Thomas "Toddy" Nichols. What is the ...
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Can Ancestry.com DNA matches be wrong

I (female) had an unexpected half sister match (1,866 cM across 49 segments) in Ancestry.com. We are about the same age so I'm assuming sibling. Upon closer examination I realized my brother(A) was ...
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23rd Light Dragoons

Any one have knowledge of the 23rd Light Dragoons who fought at the Battles of Talavera & Waterloo? My G/G/G/G/Dad William King was the trumpet Major to the regiment His Son fought alongside ...
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Would a Wife be mentioned in 18th Century English Will?

I have been transcribing a number of 18th Century English wills and noticed that there don't seem to be mentions of wives -- at least not in the ones that I'm working on. Given the legal doctrine of ...
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Understanding relationship with Shared DNA of 1,911 cM across 62 segments?

I had a person contact me via Ancestry.com and we appear to be very close in ancestral background. She is 10 years my senior and appears that she could be a very close match with the following shared ...
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Does the name “Geerkens” have a meaning in either old Dutch or German (possibly related to “gherkins”)?

The source of my interest is likely obvious. The name itself is much more common in Belgium than in Netherlands though my ancestry on that side is from Schiedam, outside Rotterdam. I include German as ...
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Locating ancestor's birth town in New York State?

I am in the process of applying for my Italian citizenship and need many documents. The last document I need is my grandmother's birth certificate. She was born in 1916. On her marriage certificate ...
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Are there general notions of distance between individuals in a genealogy?

The terminology Nth cousin Mth removed is common, but I was wondering if there are other notions of "distance" on genealogies? For example looking at the Cousin tree (with genetic kinship) chart at ...
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Reporting error in someone else's tree at Geni.com?

I was going through matches on Geni that seem to come from two different trees made on MyHeritage website. I primarily use MyHeritage's desktop app, so I am not paying for either of their web services....
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How Piasecki was spelled originally?

The Piasecki family originally is from Poland. They came to Ellis island, then ended up in Connecticut. I know that there is no connection to the Piasecki’s who have to do with helicopters. I am ...
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Was Daniel Rich (Jr.?) the grandson of Jacob Rich? Or, the confusing case of Daniel Rich (Sr.?) and Nancy Marshall

I apologize up front, because this is going to be a long, rambling and confusing question, but here goes: With a high degree of certainty, I can trace one branch of my family tree back to one Daniel ...
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What is the meaning and origins of the family name, Majersdorf?

What is the meaning of my family name, Majersdorf. (Also spelled Maiersdorf, Meierdorf, Meyersdorf, Myersdorf.)

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