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Understanding double cousins?

I’ve been trying to find out the identity of my grandfather for quite some time and recently, new DNA matches have meant it easier for me to narrow it down. I have 3 matches that are all descendants ...
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Could a first/second cousin DNA match actually be my half brother?

I was adopted at birth and know very little identifying information about my birth parents. I recently took a DNA test on Ancestry.com and found a match that was a possible 1st/2nd cousin match. ...
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Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA [1925]

I'm looking for the Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA for the year 1925. According to the following blog post from the Plymouth Public Library, Annual reports are available on the Internet ...
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Seeking copy of 19th century South African birth certificate?

I'm trying to find the birth certificate of my wife's great grandmother who was probably born in Durban, South Africa in 1884. I'm currently unable to find any online resources for this. Does such a ...
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Seeking birth and/or death certificate for Ian Symington Torrance who died in South Africa in 1970? [duplicate]

Seeking a copy of the birth and/or death certificates of Ian Symington Torrance who died near Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1970.
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

I am searching for the passenger list of the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle. The ship left Plymouth on 10 Sep 1918 bound for South Africa, and was torpedoed by the Germans two days later near ...
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Distinguishing grandparent from uncle for 1,768 cM match?

Ancestry DNA says: Predicted relationship: Close Family–1st Cousin Shared DNA: 1,768 cM across 68 segments But how does it distinguish between an uncle and a grandparent? It appears that the ...
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Grandmother on Gallway Castle [duplicate]

My grandmother Alice Fielder was aboard the Gallway and had three little girls with her - Edith Fielder, Louise Fielder and Florence Fielder. I would like to know if there was any mention of them. We ...
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Does 1,864 centimorgans indicate half-siblings?

My sister, daughter and I all took DNA tests for fun. My sister and I show up on Ancestry as "close family," and share 1864 Centimorgans, and we do not share any relatives that my daughter and I share ...
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Possibility of tracing my great grandfather's wife's homeland

I have heard stories about my great grandfather's father who was a merchant and traded between India and the Islands nearby Indonesia. Once during some incident probably World War 2 all the travel was ...
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How can I research relatives in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912 online?

I'm trying to find out if my great-grandfather was in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912.
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Prussian army records before 1890

My greatgrandfather was ethnic Polish but was in the Prussian army prior to 1890. How can I find his records?
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What does 'Via' mean for state of birth

In 1880 census, 'Via' was entered as a birth state. Does Via mean Virginia? I have not researched this elsewhere. Update> found the record highlighted the info as "Virginia"....problem solved
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What does “bur nav” mean in an active Navy directory?

Nicholas B Van Bergen is listed as "bur nav" on page 104 of the January 1938 Registers of the Commissioned, Warrant, and Volunteer Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States: What ...
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Changes in place names of birth [duplicate]

How should one report "place of birth" (or death) where the location has legally changed over time? Many locations experienced county name changes, or birth occurred in an area that later became a ...
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How is it possible that my ancestor left the workhouse so quickly with a baby?

I am still researching my 2x great-grandmother. Ann Norah O'Brien BIRTH ABT 1860 • St Pancras, Middlesex, England DEATH 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom She had 5 ...
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Calculating segment cM from 23andMe matches?

Going through my list of matches I'm working on a triangulation analysis. (Such that if person A matches from position 10-15 and person B matches from position 10-13 I can break out position 10-13=A&...
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Stacking DNA and trees?

I would like to combine information from my trees at Ancestry and MyHeritage and my family members' DNA kits. Is there a software program I can download that will let me input everything? I need the ...
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Family Tree Maker 2005 files import to 2019 version?

I have Family Tree Maker 2005. Yeah, I know...way outta date. But when Ancestry said they weren't going to support it anymore, I just kept what I had. It works fine. Now I want to upgrade (...
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Frank Parker's origins and disappearance?

Trying to find more information on my 2x great grandfather Frank E. Parker who lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. According to his US naturalization papers he was born in Canada, East (Quebec) on 6 ...
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

I am researching my 2x great-grandmother. (Ann) Norah O’Brien BIRTH ABT 1860 • St Pancras, Middlesex, England DEATH 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Her life has been quite ...
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Seeking Royal Navy or Merchant Navy records of Arctic Convoys during World War 2?

How do I find my father's records in World War 2? I know he was in the arctic convoys but that is about all.
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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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Finding haplogroup through raw DNA data?

I just got my results from AncestryDNA. What are some ways to find my haplogroup through my raw DNA data?
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Searching for ancestry records of family from Bosnia/Serbia/Former Yugoslavia

My partner was born in Bosnia, as were his parents (migrated to Australia in the 90s). Is there any site or anyone I can contact to find records of my partner's grandparents, great grandparents etc.?...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

I’m trying to track down my grandfather who came to NZ in the 1950’s and was very secretive about his life/family before NZ. I have no idea where he was born but I believe he could have been born in ...
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Seeking marriage certificate of Russian and Serbian from about 1900s?

My Serbian Grandfather Milan Marich (born 1880) married Russian Zinaida Dimitrieva Homichevskaya around 1900. How could I find their marriage certificate? The last picture is a document of my ...
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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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Gravestones without date of death seems odd. Is it common?

One of my objectives is to find the gravestones of my ancestors. I notice many of them have date of death and age of the deceased instead of the birthday. This makes a certain sense to me since it's ...
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Using née to indicate more than one previous surname for same person?

Can you use the term née twice when referring to someone married three times. For example, "My mother Jill Smith, née Brown, née White ..."
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Question on 1/2 sibling versus 1st cousin

A lady showed up in my DNA I think they are the same person. The first one showed up as 1,942 centimorgans shared across 72 DNA segments. The 2nd one says 936 centimorgans shared across 36 DNA ...
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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

How do I find my great grandfather's birth record? His name was Victor Godlewski born in Poland on April 6,1894. I have been using familysearch.org for researching but don't get anything on where ...
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Reasons for leaving Germany in 1886?

Have done much reading, still trying to figure why great-grandparents would have left Germany in 1884-1886? Went through Luxembourg, then to Antwerp, to Philadelphia. Land ownership,freedom and ...
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Is Mariner to Nautical Assessor a likely career change in late 1730s Bermondsey?

In What records might survive of nautical assessor who died on London Docks in second half of 18th century? I have presented evidence that the father of John Stacy (1759-1831) was Henry Stacy, ...
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Passenger Lists for 1912 in to the United States, for ships near the RMS Titanic

I've long heard a story that my Great Grandfather was going to travel on the Titanic, but ended up choosing another ship. Supposedly his ship was close enough that they heard the SOS call for the ...
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On average how far back before two of our ancestors are the same person?

We have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, and so on. But on average how many generations does this break down, and two of our great-great-great-grandparents are actually the same person?...
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

My Grandfather Peter came to Canada from Romania anywhere between 1910-1915 to Quebec by ship. His last name was Vavaruk, Vavruk, or Varvarook. He later ended up with the last name Warll. The ...
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Ancestors came to England on the “Belgian Mail Packet” in 1920/1921 - How to find those records?

My wife's grandmother (Annie Pieniążek, age 9) emigrated from Poland to Canada in the early 1920s. She travelled from Liverpool to Halifax on the "SS Canada", leaving 10-Feb-1921, and arriving 19-Feb. ...
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What does 'in attendance' mean on an England death certificate?

This is the death certificate of my x2 great-grandmother. The informant is her eldest son. What does 'in attendance' mean on a death certificate? Does it mean that the person was with her when she ...
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How many generations is needed to go back to get an ethnicity estimate without a DNA test?

I'm a 3rd generation Canadian meaning that my great-grandparents were from Europe and my grandparents are Canadian born. I haven't completed my family tree yet but from the looks of it most of my ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

In Ancestry.com's England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 there is an image from Piece 4330: Chelsea Hospital (Church of England non-parochial), 1691-1765 which ...
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Passenger to the Caribbean from Spain

I’ve been looking for ship passenger manifests from Spain to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. I’ve never been able to find anything originating from Spain. Has anyone had any luck with this. I ...
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Finding husband of Sarah Beckham?

Sarah Beckham had two daughters, Charlotte and Jane. Any thoughts are how to find the husband of Sarah? The daughters maiden name was Johnson. Sarah Beckham is buried at Cedars Cemetery, Camden, ...
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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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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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Searching through family tree on Ancestry.com by LOCATION?

If I want to find a particular person in my family tree on Ancestry, I use the field in the top right-hand corner of the screen that says "Find a person in this tree". A drop-down menu then appears, ...
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Gedcom Import Diagnostic Errors

The standard behavior of Gramps [most current 5.x versions as well as 4.x and 3.x with which I have played in the past] is to conveniently create a Note record tied to an INDI or FAM or SOUR record ...
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Half siblings or double cousins?

MB= my brother (1/2 sibling) MC=cousin (our mother's sister's daughter given up for adoption-no longer married to SS) DC=cousin to both of us but either 1/2 sibling to my brother or double cousin) AS= ...
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Understanding DNA test results for aunt

My maternal aunt sent me her mtDNA test results. How can I relate this to my own ancestry? If her mtDNA falls 15% within a certain country, what percent of my DNA would also fit there?
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DNA siblings or cousins

If my mother’s sister and my fathers brother have a have a daughter, how close will her DNA be to mine? Would we be as close as half siblings?

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