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Understanding name on German headstone

I can use an online translator to understand the first half: Bertha M, wife of John Shrader, died May 17, 1885. Age 34 years, 6 months, 28 days. This matches my other records for this person, maiden ...
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What is a spinster widow in a North Carolina marriage record?

I found a marriage record: "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)," database with images, FamilySearch (10 March 2021), W J Moses Knight and Charity Wenton, 22 Sep 1761;...
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Multiple German Given Names

I believe that these are the birth records of my GGGrandmother and her sister. In the USA, they were known as Sophia (1st pict) and Mary (2nd pict). Their parents were known as Christ and Sophia. The ...
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1695 Baptism at sea?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper Sr. was (supposedly) born at sea, the story told in Littell (First Settlers of the Passaic Valley) is commonly repeated: But if this actually happened (there are ...
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Finding birth certificate from late 19th century Transylvania

I am trying to find birth certificate or details about my great grandparents who were from Transylvania. My great grandfathers name was Marton Joszef and my great grandmother was Sarlota Lefkorits. ...
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Klein & Rosenzweig family tree question

I am in search of family geneaology for my 2x great grandparents. I knew my 2x great grandmother until I was 10 (I know crazy!), so I have some history on her side, but not my 2x great grandfather. ...
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Finding unit of WWII soldier that fought in Italy

Where do I look to find out what unit my uncle was assigned to and where his unit fought in WWII. I do know he was in Italy at one point I have his serial number: 39614088 He enlisted (was drafted) ...
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Reading given name of German great-grandaunt?

I cannot read this name, which is the name of one of the older sisters of my great-grandfather. It is supposed to be a german female name. This was written in 1878. Sample of handwriting by the same ...
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Using DNA to find biological father

I have done both 23 & me and Ancestry trying to gets leads on who in the world my birth father could be. My mom truly can’t recall. I found a first cousin or potential great aunt I think. She ...
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How would you search for an obituary for someone with a common name?

My dearest friend died recently in March 2021, but he has a common 1st, middle, and last name. All three could be considered as basic first names. I have made endless and extensive searches, and ...
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Where does the extra information come from on FindAGrave.com?

On FindAGrave.com, I often find information in the record that is not included in the headstone. An example can be found in the tombstone of my 2nd great grandfather John Coleman Thomas Ross. I know ...
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Obtaining a plan of the Cemetery in Paterna near Valencia, Spain

Using this website I am able to retrieve information about the burials at the Cemetery of Paterna, Spain. Grandfather: Enrique Torres Dominguez: Grandmother: Patrocinio Marcilla Bienzobas They have ...
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Correctly adding a repository / source / citation for a Burial as received by email

Repositories, sources and citations still confuse me a lot. I know I have asked similar questions before. I have tried to take onboard that advice. Background I wrote a letter to the Cemeteries of ...
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Making sense of low DNA match for half-siblings

My DNA match on Ancestry was thought to be my half sister. After my test came back, 713 cMs across 20 segments, 10% shared DNA, longest segment 136, that says my Grandfather would be her father, but ...
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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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Understanding daughter's 314 centimorgans with half nephew

My daughter just learned she shared 314 centimorgans with a boy we believed was her half brothers son. I have just sent in my sample as the supposed father of her 50 year old half brother. We are all ...
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Locating case records after death in Valencia, Spain

This question is linked to this one Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate. So the wording below will be updated as and when then actual transcribed text / ...
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Were 1700's Danish betrothals more likely to be of a couple that went through their confirmation ceremony together?

Was it considerably more common for marriages in 1700's Denmark to be comprised of a bride and groom from the same parish who also had their confirmation ceremonies in the same year or even in the ...
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What was the standard for requiring an absolution in 1700's Denmark?

I understand that an absolution is an event to clear a couple from the sin of having a child out of wedlock. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Scandinavia_Absolution If a child was born out of ...
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Seeking software for automated facial recognition from photos?

A cousin of mine was doing some Thorp research, and found several unidentified photos that were in an album with some AJ Thorp photos and was wondering if there is a good facial recognition software ...
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Translating profession from two records written in Kurrentshrift

I'm struggling to identify these characters in two records for the same person, recorded one year apart. The documents are from around 1900 and written in Kurrent, and I've tried using both a Kurrent ...
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Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate

My Great Grandfathers death certificate has this entry: I can make out some of the words but not all of them and would appreciate assistance in determining an accurate translation into English for my ...
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Finding 1939 birth place in Pomerania, Poland

I am looking for my mother's birth place and where she last lived in Pomerania 1924/1939. The documents I have are confusing. One states her place of birth as Kisiewe. Another states Kiczewa. Nearest ...
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Does anyone know where Gilford, Yorkshire is / was?

I found the census entry below and I read the place of birth for William Thacker as Gilford, Yorkshire. I have been unable to find a location for this or anything similar. Does anyone have any ...
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How can you use FamilyTreeDNA's Search tool to contact matches / find contact information?

How can you use FamilyTreeDNA's Search tool to contact matches / find contact information? I have been continually challenged (as described in the challenges below) by trying to figure out how to use ...
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How do I find Haplogroup X from AncestryDNA raw data?

I just received my AncestryDNA raw data and I'm trying to find my Haplogroup X. I used the "ytree.morleydna.com" and I have that data. Can that data be used to determine X? There are ...
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Finding record of family name change in New York City from 1943 or 1944

During WW II my family changed their name. We all lived in New York City, Manhattan, at the time. The name change was made prior to my parents' application for citizenship. Where might I find a record ...
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Translating grave marker written in Hebrew?

I'm doing the tree and need to know who this man's parents are, anyone know Hebrew?
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Predicted percentages of shared DNA for DNA tests of half-siblings?

My half brother and I each had an Ancestry DNA test. I am female. We share a biological father. Different mothers. Test results show he is my 1st cousin. I am confused. Can you please help me to ...
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Translating German Jewish birth record in Hebrew

Can somebody translate the two lines in Hebrew of this birth record for a German Jew from 1832 in Dessau? The German part is translated (s. below), what is missing is the line in Hebrew in the first ...
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Big and public family tree as gedcom

Are there any public and big family trees available online as downloadable gedcom files? Something like royal families, presidents or like that.
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Is 64.2% / 4776 cM full sibling an outlier?

According to 23andme, my younger brother and I (male) matched 64.2% with 4776 cM. That seemed weird since our matches with our parents are the normal ~50% or just under. This is very much not my field,...
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Including a gedcom within a gedcom

I have a large gedcom which I am wish to break into several different gedcoms. For example, I am trying to break out my half sisters tree and my tree into separate gedcoms. We have a common father, ...
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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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Distinguishing half siblings from first cousins (possible fathers are brothers) using shared cM

Regarding half siblings, sent my DNA to Ancestry came to a match of half sibling at 1530 cMs @ 99% half sibling however was in contact with such match and he is claiming my father or one his two ...
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Adding more information to Gramps Descendant Reports

I’m trying to add more information to my Descendant reports. Nothing is working for me when trying to add a birth date and a residence for example. I open reports, descendant reports, go to the ...
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Tracing my Swiss German roots through to World War I an unknown fallen soldier

My dilemma is finding out about my great-grandfather's war history. Here's a brief summary of what I know. My father is Swiss. His father was Swiss' and served as a border guard in world war II. It's ...
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Half uncle cM match to niece/nephew not same as reverse match

My mother's half brother and I both submitted DNA samples to Ancestry. His came back 393 cm related to me. Mine came back 795 related to him. Why would there be such a large difference?
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Automatically marking relatives dead when born more than 100 years ago

I've found an old GEDCOM file of mine where I did not mark many ancestors as dead despite their birth lying back over a hundred years. Is there an easy way to automatically mark them as dead (with ...
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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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Meaning of term Sojourner on 1794 Marriage Record at Marystow (Devon) for John Creber?

A transcription of the Marriage Record of my 4th Great Grandfather John Creber to Harriet Palmer in Marystow, Devon, England on 9 Jun 1794 can be found in GENUKI. I am intrigued by his Parish being ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

I want to generate a spreadsheet of everyone I have in my FamilySearch.org family tree. I want the data associated with these names as well (birth, marriage, death related info). Is there a tool to ...
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Locating Birth Certificates in Spain using Census Info

I want to try and obtain accurate details about my Great Grandparents birth (ie. obtain certificates) on my Grandfathers side. My mother has provided photos of them to me and told me a bit about them. ...
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Understanding DNA match of 2,559cM to grandparent

I received my DNA results from Ancestry. My first DNA match ended up being my paternal grandpa. We shared 37 percent of our DNA and 2559cm. If that seems high, what could be causing so strong of a ...
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Identifying freemason regalia from New York

I just found out that my late grandfather was a Freemason. I know he was with the grand lodge of New York. I even have his membership number. I am mostly curious about his regalia. He has some ...
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Understanding DNA match of 1,723 cM

I have a DNA match of 1,723 cM with a male 6 years younger than me. His father is one of a twin, could my match be not my half-sibling but my 1st cousin.
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Deciphering names from Spanish marriage certificate

I am trying to decipher two names on this Spanish Marriage certificate: This is what I do know: Manuel Muñoz Guilloume Aurosa Pérez Arellano The two items in bold I am not sure about.
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Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?

Where can I find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? I am curious to find out about my ancestors' role in the wars, i.e. what rank they had, where they where fighting, ...
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

My father was born 1923 in Penza region of Russia. His grandfather was Andreas, his father was Demetri and mother Tatania. His 3 brothers went to war (WWII) and his family home was taken over and papa ...
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When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children

When designing/drawing a family tree in one view, how should I handle the parents, grandparents, etc. of a significant other of 3 children? A---B ___|___ | | | C B D This is a scenario where B ...

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