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Ormond/Orman Surname Change

I have been tracing my family history (Orman)and have found a switch to my GGG-Grandfather (Orman) from GGGG-Grandfather Ormand.Does anyone know why and when the name was changed?
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Understanding Maltese death records

I am trying to interpret the Maltese burial records found on the Malta Archives website, but am confused as to what the columns correspond to. There appear to be multiple names in each entry, as well ...
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How does genealogy really work? [closed]

I apologize for my ignorance, I don’t understand how Ancestry.com works. What I mean by that is, how does it know where my ancestors are from? In order for Ancestry to know what my background is, ...
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Does AncestryDNA sequence the Y Chromosome, and if so, to what extent?

I have recently read that you can use third party tools like Morley's DNA and Cladefinder to generate your haplogroup from Raw DNA. SInce you get no haplogroup info from Ancestry, do they bother ...
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Working on pre-16th century German genealogy

I was researching my family on Ancestry, and I seem to have discovered that I can trace my mother's father's line all the way from present-day to about 11th C. The earliest name I can find is Moshe ...
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How can I verify a record of burial on Hart Island, New York?

I have found a FindAGrave memorial that lists a Nathain Affelder, died December 3, 1944. The memorial notes that Nathain Affelder was buried on Hart Island. The person who posted the memorial is no ...
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Where can I get photos of men enlisted in the U.S. Army? [closed]

I am researching several WWII Veterans. I have their discharge records.
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World War I Branch of Service

I am researching an individual that served in WW I. His branch of service indicated "M". Was the "M" referring to the Marines, the Medical Corps, or something else? He was a ...
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Does 23andMe limit matches?

Out of 1500 DNA matches, none are more distant than estimated 5th cousin (15 Centimorgans). Do 23andMe have a 15 Centimorgan cutoff, or a cutoff of the number of matches that is limiting how many ...
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California Medical Records in the 1960s

I was in hospital as a child in Stockton California in the mid-1960s; I remember very little about it. How might I access my records?
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Full sibling vs half sibling

Initially one of my full siblings and I received dna results from ancestry.com. which showed that our shared dna is 1752cm, and we were matched under close family - 1st cousin. I was a little ...
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Identifying location of Suelewa in 1912 Russia

I am trying to trace Valentina Korzauthkowska who could be my beloved aunt Valentine. She immigrated to the US and arrived in NYC on the Rijindam on June 19, 1912 from Rotterdam. Her manifests says ...
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Identifying Catherine who probably married Thomas Courteney before 1695 at or near Ladock (Cornwall)

My 7th great grandfather Thomas Courteney (Courtenay/Courtney) appears to have baptised seven children at Ladock, Cornwall, England: William Courteney on 1 Nov 1695 to parents Thomas and Catheren Ann?...
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Where is Hepzibah Mason in Gregory Stone genealogy : ancestry and descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917?

The American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) on Ancestry has this record which states: Name: Hepzibah Mason Volume: 111 Page Number: 364 Reference: Gregory Stone gen. Anc. and des. Of ...
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Transcription of an 1835 will entry in Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills record

I have transcribed the will of a likely ancestor in a tree I am building for a friend, but can't get one last word. Can anyone tell me what the word is? It is just three words from the end, between &...
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Finding record of US name change in 1920s in New York?

My Grandmother immigrated to the US from England in 1911. She appears as Sophie Charney in the 1920 US census, but in 1924 she appears as Shirley Charney in the New York State marriage record to my ...
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What does VSP mean in the book The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783?

In the book ''The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783'' by David Dobson, published in Baltimore by the Genealogical Publishing Co. in 1984, I find on page 349 it lists an entry for ...
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What do MRC and WI Abbreviations Mean in Virginia Marriages of the Northern Neck?

I have a marriage entry I found in this book on Ancestry: Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800; Ancestry Record 5063 #14673; Name: Elizabeth Wilson; Marriage Date: Abt 1697;...
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Why would someone born in the U.S. file a petition for naturalization?

I was look at Ancestry's "Pennsylvania, Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931" and noticed that several of the entries for Schuykill County were for people born in the U.S. In a few ...
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Can two Paternal Y-DNA Haplogroups still be identical if they are processed on two different 23andMe Chips?

I have a male match on 23andMe that I'm fairly certain is a Paternal match through my Paternal Grandfather. As far as I understand it, I should have a (nearly?) identical Y chromosome to him. ...
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23andme shows a man as my dad's cousin, but ancestry.com shows him as my dad's brother

I did 23andme, and so did our mystery man. Two of my grandfather's brothers also did 23andme, as well as a number of the kids and grandkids of my grandfather's brothers and sisters (my grandfather ...
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DNA half-sibling

My brother did an Ancestry DNA test last year and last week got notification of a new close relative match. The man matches at 1695cM which indicates grandparent/grandchild/uncle/nephew/half-sibling. ...
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Finding Death Certificates in Puerto Rico

My Great grandfather arrived in Puerto Rico in 1939 (?).His name was Jules Jean Joseph Olivieri Perreymond, known as Julio Olivieri or Oliviery in PR. After 1886 he disappears from birth records of ...
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Finding details when German killed in action during World War 2 [duplicate]

Thaddeous Zak(Zack) 10. Komp fliger Aushbiloting(?) Regiment 72 Feld post Number 47671 10 Komp Jager Regiment 22 (Luftwaffe) '' OPERATION WALDTEUFEL''. From the 6th to 23rd March 1945, the 11th ...
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Broderbund Software World Family Tree CDs

Can FTM World Family Tree CD's compatible with FTM 1995-98 still be accessed for use with FTM 2017, or is there another program that can access this data for research purposes.
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What is the cut off for a half-sibling and first cousin in CM's?

I am adopted and was searching for my birth family and found a cousin and since then I had someone in the family helping me with the search. I found someone who I think is my half-sibling. She did a ...
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Trying to narrow down biological grandfather

I have been working on finding my biological grandfather. The closest DNA match I have to my father (who has taken a test) is 1015cM. I've narrowed down his father to either her father or her uncle. ...
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Trying to find birth certificate or any birth records for Heinz Gunther Curdt (German ancestry)

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I am trying to find out anything about my great grandfather, Heinz ...
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Do two halves make a whole?

Jack has a half brother. Jill has that same half brother. Jack and Jill are not related. Jack and Jill have a child. The brother becomes the half uncle to the child on his brothers side and on his ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Noble Hutchinson Fleming who was born in 1827 at Cork, Ireland

I am looking to identify family members of Noble Hutchinson Fleming, born in Cork, Ireland in 1827. The family was Protestant, possibly some sort of evangelicals. His father owned businesses in Cork ...
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Marriage Dates not included in detailed reports

My question is about reporting of marriage dates in GRAMPS output reports. I am using GRAMPS AIO64-5.1.2-1. When I print detailed reports the marriage dates ARE NOT shown in the various reports. I ...
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Investigation in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am trying to investigate a relative that migrated to Argentina. I have been able to find the references to the records of marriage and death. What I know: Name: Pedro Peñalba Águeda Marriage: 16/12/...
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was proof of first wife's death required for marriage in England in 1938?

My parents marriage certificate in 1938 shows my father as a widower but I have been unable to find a previous marriage or any records showing him as being married before. Would proof of first wife's ...
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What would the cM range be for persons sharing the same mother and the fathers are brothers?

I had a swab test performed to establish sibling-ship through DNA Diagnostic Center (DDC) wanting to confirm what I thought was certain paternity with myself, male sibling and and mother (father ...
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Can 2,025 cM shared indicate full Siblings?

My brother and I did ancestry tests at different times. We had 2,025cM over 39 segments. Longest one was 158. As I looked at our matches all I could see was my moms side of the family. It was saying ...
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Export GEDCOM from geni.com and then importing not working properly

When I export a GEDCOM (no matter whether in FTB oder GEDCOM 5.5.1 format) and then try to import into Gramps then I am getting a lot of warnings and many addresses are not showing up properly, e.g. ...
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Finding S.S. Merion Passenger List sailing from Liverpool in 1904

My grandfather's "Declaration of Intention" states he came to the United States aboard the S.S. Merion, sailing from Liverpool, in 1904. I have hit a brick wall trying to find the ship's ...
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Who was my grandfather's first wife?

My grandfather married my grandmother in Berwick upon Tweed, England on 31st May 1918 at St Andrew's Church, now demolished. He was described on the marriage certificate as a widower and I can find ...
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How to define a “patchwork-family” in GEDCOM?

I would like to know how i can define a "patchwork-family" in GEDCOM, that is: a child in a family is adopted by one parent, but is the biological child of the other parent.
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

I am trying to locate my Grandfather's Birth records. He lists "Chruszow, Poland,1901" as his birthplace. What would Chruszow, Poland, now be known as? What Parish would I search for ...
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Best way to make photo of very tall family trees?

I have a family tree of over 100 generations and I am trying share it with my family in print or as a file. Geni.com only allows exporting as many 8×11 papers. I have found a printing service where I ...
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Catholic naming conventions

Is it a convention in the Catholic church to put a baby's Christian name first in a birth record, before their actual first name? For instance, my father was born Elmer Edward. Since he was very ...
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Finding the port for a 1905 arrival to United States?

My grandfather John Gibson Gowans immigrated the second time to the United States from Scotland on a ship called The Caledonia in 1905. This was his 2nd time as his parents first immigrated in 1888 ...
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Spelling Alternatives for Lithuanian Surnames

I am having trouble with determining the correct surname spelling for my grandfather. On almost every document, including those from Churches, the names have been spelled different. Examples: Mike ...
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Significance of registration by Registrar General versus Assistant District Registrars in New South Wales

I've just received a death certificate for someone I believe to be one of my ancestors from the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. All the other NSW certificates that I have from around the ...
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Finding WW2 records of a Luftwaffe pilot named Adolf Schwartz [duplicate]

I’m trying to find records on my grandfather, his name was Adolf Schwartz and he was a Luftwaffe pilot in world war 2. I only have a picture of him. Does anyone know where I could find his records? He ...
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What year to record for info discovered in annual City Directories?

The 1909 edition of the Atlanta (not that it matters what city) records that my relative died on December 13, 1907. This gets me wondering how early in 1908 they started working on the 1909 Directory, ...
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Mapping DNA relationships on paper

I have recently started digging into my DNA matches. I have several closely related matches. I was born in Montana and my grandma was married to a man who has no biological relationship to me. However ...
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Birth certificate in Algeria

I am trying to get the birth certificates of two people who were born in 1920 in Algeria in "Sidi - Biraber" and in "Sebdon Oran". By the names and surnames I believe the ...
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Determining relationship to cousin solely based on mutual relationships to other cousins

Background I am researching genealogy on 23andMe.com, trying to find new cousins and determine their relationships to me. All the site gives me is a list of people and their predicted cousin-...

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