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if my 4th great grandpa is from cuba what percent does that make me [duplicate]

What percent Cuban am Ienter preformatted text here am I like 10 % or the DNA ran out.
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

My great grandmother Catherine was born into a very large family of Andrew Kennedy 1815-1869 and Mary Hogan b. 1811. She was sentenced for stealing a cow to 7 years transportation to Van Diemen's Land ...
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1st cousin or half-sibling

Here is the background: I've matched with a person on 23andMe. We have 1217 cM shared and 35 segments. The longest segment is 114.20 (and there's also a 108.44 cM segment, and several medium lengths). ...
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Finding WWI service records and dates for Friedrich Martin Ziegler born 1884 in Eich [duplicate]

I would like the service records in the German Army during WWI for my grandfather, Friedrich Martin Ziegler, born June 17, 1884 in Eich, Germany.
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Do my Nordic 12 step matches on FTDNA indicate my ancestor was a Viking?

I have several 1 step matches on the 37 panel with my surname (or similar surname), but on the map there is only one. However on 12 step matches the rest of my matches are from Norway, Sweden, Denmark,...
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Using DNA to distinguish product of NPE from secret adoptee

I'm helping a friend J work out her paternal ancestry. She is pretty certain of the identity of her biological father. His own father was supposedly wholly Polish while his mother was English/Scottish....
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What is the origin or meaning of the family name Alwast?

My girlfriends grandfathers family name was Alwast and he originally was from northeastern Germany. She and her family don't know about the origins or the meaning of that name. My own research led me ...
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Finding old gramps data on my computer

I used gramps to work with my family genealogy information years ago, but I haven't touched it since 2016, and did most of the work in 2012. I cannot find where it's storing the old information. Will ...
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Reading the baptismal entry for Wolff Schweitzer's child (Sontra 1636)

I'm having a bit of trouble reading and translating the "Mar" section at the bottom here: At the moment, I have: Wolff Schweitzers kind hain Schwager gewaffen Hans Schmüch Mayer kind ...
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In medieval Germany, would a baptismal sponsor have to be confirmed?

I'm working with the earliest written church records in 1600s Germany, in the north-eastern Hesse area. I have a baptism record from 13 Apr 1611 where Hans Almerod is the sponsor for Johs Schmidt, ...
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Where was BurÿHaüs near 1663 Breitau?

Three people in the 1663 baptism record from Breitau, Germany, in north-eastern Hesse, are listed as being from "BurÿHaüs". I can find nothing even close to that name in that area. Can ...
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Interpreting communion/confirmation records from Sontra in 1606

I'm trying to properly interpret Protestant communion/confirmation records from 1606 in Sontra. According to https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sontra, in 1602 Sontra had 402 households and around 2000 ...
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Where was Ponisci(or Pouiszi), Russia?

Before my great gran died, she tasked me in finding out more about her mothers Russian heritage. I have deducted that, before she immigrated to America, she lived somewhere called Ponisci, Russia. ...
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Was Catharine Elisabeth Schweitzer from Weiterode baptised twice?

I've run into an odd situation. Catharine Elisabeth Schweitzer was baptised in Weiterode in 1822. She is the first child of the parents. However, the next birth record for the same parents is from ...
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Format a large amount of dates

I recently got access to some of my grandpas genealogy research, which I have imported to Gramps as a ".ged"-file. Many of the dates are in a format which Gramps doesn't understand: Is ...
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Determining common ancestor by where descendants match on particular chromosome

Can I tell which ancestor, like a 4th great grandparent by where we match on a particular chromosome? I am trying to find 4th great grandmothers maiden name. I have distant matches with same names ...
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Finding grandfather’s German WW1 service records [duplicate]

I am interested in my grandfather’s German WW1 service records His name was Hubert Severin and he was born in Busbach which is part of Stolberg Germany. My understanding is he was a mechanic for ...
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Getting non-tree ancestry graph for latex from gramps

See the project here https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps There is an addon that does a nice export for trees https://ctan.org/pkg/genealogytree but it only does trees and not the whole database (...
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Reading the name of the father of Johann Henrich Illart (Mihla, 1731)

I cannot read the name of Johann Henrich Illart's father from either his baptism nor his burial record. It looks like "S__ndal" to my eye, and if I'm reading it right, it shows him as being ...
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Reading death record of Margret Hasert (1624)

This is one of the earliest Hasert/Schüchel records I've found, from Mihla, Germany in 1624. I'm having some difficulties reading it, however. The transcription as far as I can figure it out: Den 4 ...
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Software for creating digital images from an album and captioning them

I'm looking for software to create digital versions of and caption individual photos from albums and paper prints. Can anyone suggest any products that might do this?
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Adding non relative using Mac Family Tree

How do I add a person that is not related to me as a reference for other relatives? I realize it is a "Family Tree" but there should be a way, I am referring to Mac Family Tree 9.
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Where would Büchenan have been in Thuringia in 1730?

This is a marriage record from Mihla, Germany, in 1730. My best reading of the 2nd and 3rd lines is: Hanß Georg Monton, Bürgers Zu Creuzburg, [mia?] [und?] An= spänners und Schultzens Zu Büchenan ...
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Where was Ormalonsok Hungary?

In an effort to locate my grandfather's Hungarian birth certificate (born in 1924) I need to narrow down his place of residence/birth prior to him immigrating abroad. On the ships manifest it shows ...
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

My 3x great grandfather and his family of 5 emigrated to the US , arriving in New York on 16 July 1841 from Liverpool UK on board the Ship Splendid (or Splendid of New York). Archives image I would ...
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How to enhance digital images of partly damaged documents (German church book from 1657)?

I found the hardest yet to read document in my carrier, see below. Do you have any idea how to make the remaining information on that digital document (it is German from 1657) readable or is it lost ...
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Letter to my father from German in field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein 1945

At the end of the ww2 my father an American Medic was shot and captured and taken to the field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein Germany. He had been on patrol with 270 men and they were all killed ...
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Extracting Complete Ship Passenger List

I am looking for the full ship record (Ellis Island, ship = Calabria, Arrival date IV.06.1911). Here is a sample : https://www.dropbox.com/s/94pj3l3nc5tusi4/1911%204%2022%20Leonidas%20Zoto%202.jpg?dl=...
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Half siblings connection to another match who is probably a 2C

I am trying to find the relationship of #3 to #1 and #2 #1 is a 20 y/o male with connection to #3 as follows: 299.3cM; largest segment 59.8Q...Total X cM is 109.9cM; largest segment is 66.4cM #2 is a ...
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Transcription assistance for a baptism record from 1620 in Mihla, Germany

The surnames here look quite interesting for two of my lines, but I'm having difficulty reading the writing. Can you fix the errors in my transcription? Sommabeu aliheniradias domini getauff Ni claus ...
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Calculating Genetic Distance

Is the Genetic Distance between two Y-DNA STR test results simply the number of str values that do not match? For example, if two people have the exact same values for all STR values except DYS413, ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I've run into two marriage records from the 1650s, from Mihla, Germany, describing someone as being from "Brunfelt". It could perhaps also be read "Branhalt". However, I cannot ...
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

Looking for the Passengers list on the SS Witteland. Landed in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11, 1910. Name Marcin Glowacki. His final destination was Grand Rapids Michigan. Born November 4, 1892.
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Finding information about ancestor born 1922 in Latvia

My mothers father was born on Apr 15 1922 in Dagda, Krāslavas rajons, Latvia. We know the names of his mother, father, brother and two sisters, but that is it! All we can find is his registration ...
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Understanding why same couple seemingly married twice within year

I've found the record of the marriage of my 8x great-grandparents. However, I've actually found two different records that both appear to document their marriage, on two different dates. Hans ...
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What name might "B." indicate in 16th or 17th century Germany?

I've run across the abbreviated name "B." in the oldest church books I am working with. I don't think I've seen it used after around the middle of the 17th century, but I've seen it in ...
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Autosomal DNA match anomaly or false positive?

I've done autosomal DNA tests on ftdna for myself, my mother and paternal grandmother. I've transferred the results to MyHeritage, where I have a match with a person X with the largest segment of 27cM....
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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

In the journal Southside Virginian Volume: VI page 129 reads in part: Orphans Docket to August Court 1764: Guardian: Jordan Knight; Orphan: Richd. Knight; Of Whom: John Knight; Aug 1764: dism. What ...
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Reading Philipp Burkhardt's profession

I can't read the profession of Anna Maria's father. My Kurrent is still not great, and I can't read the letters well enough to figure out a word that fits. It sort of looks like it's "Bürger u. ...
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What is the term for number of descendants, weighted by genetic relatedness?

There are terms for 1) number of children 2) number of grandchildren - but for longer timescales, where you would like to talk about the total genetic contribution still surviving, what terms are ...
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Distinguishing aunt from half sister using X and autosomal DNA [duplicate]

My dad died 4 years ago. But my grandfather (his dad) could be my bio dad. We have made a test with my aunt (his full sister) and we share 25,27% dna (1860,2cM 43 segments max136,2cM) With Geneanet we ...
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Monumental Inscriptions - Churchyard of St Mary & St Chad in Brewood, Staffordshire

Is anyone aware of an online-accessable index/list of the MI's for this churchyard? I cannot find such on the CD of Staffordshire MI's published by BMSGH (Midland-Ancestors) nor within the ...
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Half Sibling/First cousin [duplicate]

From reading many sources, I've discovered that half siblings' shared centimorgans typically range from 1300-2300? And I'm curious about cm lengths in combination with that number. If a person had ...
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Would occupation be appropriate for the NSFX field for older German listings?

The NSFX field, aka the Name Suffix field, is listed in the GEDCOM 5.5 standard as: NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX: = {Size=1:30} [ <NAME_PIECE> | <NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX>, <NAME_PIECE> ] Non-indexing ...
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Which DNA test(s) is(/are) currently suitable for East Asians?

I think and believe that I am an East Asian . I've browsed to find out which DNA test(s) is(/are) suitable for East Asians but I have not found one yet. Can you help me?
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Calculating percentage Spanish ethnicity [duplicate]

My great great grandfather is 100% Spaniard , but he married a Haitian woman making him 50% Spaniard and then my great grandfather also married a Haitian woman and my grandmother married a Haitian man ...
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Who did Hanß Burckhardt marry in Madelungen in 1659?

Unfortunately, I cannot read the name of the woman Hanß Burckhardt married here, in Madelungen in 1659. Can anyone make out either of her names here?
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Relationship to Me error on Ancestry.com

I am descended from 2 children of my 22nd great-grandmother. One of the fathers is listed as 22nd great-grandfather and the other is listed as husband 22nd great-grandmother. Is there a way to fix ...
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Interpreting parentage in a 17th century German marriage record when the father is not mentioned

It's been my experience over the past year of reviewing ~500 years of marriage records from the same town that in the later 1600s through the earlier 1800s they almost always used the same rough ...
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What day of the German church year would be "Festo Pascha II"?

I'm trying to figure out the proclamation dates for a marriage that took place on April 19 of 1836. The dates are given using the church dates, which seems to have been normal practice for around 50 ...

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