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Looking for very old water way in North Carolina?

I have scoured the internet and state archives. I am in need of locating this Oak(s) Branch off of Moon Creek in Caswell County, North Carolina. Attached is the original survey map. I have trolled ...
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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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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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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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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

I have asked a question about my 4th great grandfather Francis Green previously as Finding late 18th Century service record of Francis Green in Cornish Militia? Francis Green was, according to: the ...
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Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?

I am looking for info about my great-great-grandparents. The info I'm looking for is: Dates and locations of their birth, marriage and death Go back further in time and find their ancestry Whether ...
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Can this Verlustliste record be excluded or verified based on what (little) I know?

My mother (who is only related by marriage to the family in question) recounted a story that my great-grandmother's little brother died in the first World War when he and a group of fellow young ...
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What is the meaning and origin of the surname Lambert?

What is the meaning of this name? What was the history behind it? Which country does it originated firstly? What ethnicity people will have this name?
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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?

I have now almost completed my family tree, having each branch going back to approximately the French revolution, discovering dozens of previously unknown ancestors. I would like to share the family ...
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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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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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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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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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Possible half-sibling based on matching Centimorgans

I have been using Ancestry.com for years. A year back I submitted my DNA test. I have had quite a few matches that land in the distant relative to 3rd or 2nd cousin range. Recently, I was notified ...
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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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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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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 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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What fields are available from a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) search at different websites?

There are several different websites that offer a search form for the Social Security Death Index, the public-access extract of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. Since ...
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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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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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Parsing a GEDCOM

I have a need to parse GEDCOM files to extract: For all Individuals: their (primary) surname, given names, plus a unique ID, and life dates (birth/baptism/christening - death/burial) For all ...
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Creating GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not another?

How can I create a GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not the other.? I have just got wikitree up to date with one branch of my ancestry tree much that I originally imported into wikitree a ...
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How to merge Gedcom files?

A relative has sent me five GEDCOM files of different family branches. They are partly redundant, their content is formatted differently and place names are inconsistent. While most programs offer ...
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Which tools are available for GEDCOM comparison?

At the moment I work with two programs: Gramps has my master database, and I use RootsMagic to connect to the FamilySearch tree, because it helps me find clues that would otherwise be hard to find. I ...
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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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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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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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Charting all cousins, all aunts, all uncles to degree (all living family in all lines to degree)?

What software, website, or service can output a chart of all cousins, all aunts, and all uncles up to some arbitrary degree, like third, which would mean that you want the chart to show all people ...
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What uses are there for the Social Security Number (SSN) of a deceased ancestor?

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI), or Death Master File (DMF) is an index of the deaths of US persons that have been notified to the US Social Security. It's available online at various places ...
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Finding information about British slave owner Henry Stanley in Jamaica/England?

In his will my 2nd great grandfather Henry Stanley Robert Pearce (1821-1868) leaves all my estate and interest whatsoever in the lands and hereditaments called Gale Mount and Dunsinane in the ...
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Estimating year photo was taken or printed?

My wife's father was born in Queensland, Australia in 1930. He died in 1989. She has only 2 photos of him. One has no markings on the front or rear and nothing to identify the year taken. What avenues ...
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Interpreting WW2 discharge papers codes?

On the World War 2-era WD AGO Form 53-55, which was the four-page honorable discharge form, there is a code or reference in Box 32 (Battles and Campaigns) which on my father-in-law's form says "...
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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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What were UK reserved occupations during World War 2?

In the United Kingdom, men in certain essential occupations were exempt from military service in World War 2. Which occupations were reserved? Is there an accesible list or reference book I could ...
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Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?

Does anyone know where I can find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? I'd be curious to find out about my ancestors' role in the wars, i.e. what rank they had, where ...
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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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Changing “skin” and fonts in Gramps Windows All-In-One (AIO)?

Is it possible to change the “skin” and fonts in Gramps Windows All-In-One (AIO)? I'd like to see more data by making the font smaller. I also think the buttons and graphics in the latest version are ...
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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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Fractal display of a family tree on a computer screen

Is there a computer program that allows you to see a whole family tree, on screen, and expand, compact and shift, vertically and horizontally, just as you can in Google Earth?

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