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What might someone being a “real Object of Charity” in 1753 London indicate about their circumstances?

Today I received a scan of the admission papers of John Smyth (who I believe to be my 4th great grandfather) into Greenwich Hospital School. The first page reads (with handwritten parts italicized): ...
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Italian Navy National Service

Would like to know where my father Mario Siega served as I am trying to make a family tree and have had a problem finding any information about him. He was born in Trieste Italy in January 1914
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Finding Unknown relationships in Ancestry family trees

In my Ancestry.com.au family tree there are an unknown number of Unknown relationships that should be Biological relationships. I often spot them when I am on a profile page like below: These are ...
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How do I search for a newspaper (instead of a person) on Genealogy Bank?

In trying to answer Determining who died on particular voyage of ship?, I tried searching GenealogyBank.com since I have a paid subscription and wanted to help @JustinY. His question was 'how' so I ...
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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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Saving guest comment books from funerals, baby namings, anniversaries, etc?

My mother died last month and left me with all of the family photos and such. Among the two large boxes are guest comment books, the books that people attending funerals and other rites of passage ...
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Locating “Bankhead of …” in parish of Forfar

I am attempting to determine the location of an area whose name is difficult to read on two parish records from the parish of Forfar: The marriage of John Ormond and Katherine Henderson in 1767 (...
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Getting started tracing Native American ancestry

I did the Ancestry.com DNA test and found out that I had traces of Native American. I myself am from Sweden but have American ancestry. How can I trace this back further? I am a beginner.
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Changing parent in MacFamilyTree

In MacFamilyTree, if a person has been assigned the wrong parent, is it possible to reassign it to another parent? Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to delete the person and create a ...
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Finding out the ethnicity of your DNA matches?

I've seen people discussing things like "I'm English but I have a bunch of Polish matches" with regard to DNA genealogy. How exactly do you go about finding the ethnicity of your matches? By ...
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Visualising genetic distance information from personal genetics sites

I've been using 23andme.com it shows me a comparison with genetic relatives and lists our common relatives. I have over 1000 3rd, 4th and distant cousins on 23andme. Is there are way to make a ...
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Understanding shared match of 1,177 cM?

I recently received a "DNA Match" on my account to some one who shows 1,177 cM shared. I am trying to understand what this is really telling me. This is important to me as I do not know who my ...
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Can 419 and 468 shared cM indicate first cousins?

I was adopted and have known my birth family for many years. I just did a DNA test and found I have 702 matching cM's with the daughter of my mother's brother (making her my 1st cousin). This helps ...
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Convert tellmeGen DNA file to FTDNA file or similar to upload it

I have a DNA file from tellmeGen and was wondering whether I can convert the file to an ancestryDNA, FTDNA, MyHeritage or similar file format in order to upload it to myHeritage, FTDNA or DNA.Land for ...
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If My Husband's cousin gets married, what will his new spouse be to me? [duplicate]

On my husband's side of the family, his cousin is getting married, will his new wife still be considered my cousin-in-law?
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Determining relation to specific Native American family [duplicate]

I have no documents to prove my descendancy from a particular native american lineage therefore the tribe won't allow genetic testing. Is there any way to prove otherwise my lineage?
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Determining who died on particular voyage of ship?

One voyage of the ship William Stetson began the 26th of April, 1855 in Liverpool, England and ended the 27th of May, 1855 in New York. One account of the voyage says: The New York Herald of May 30,...
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Date and Cause of death numbers on New York Passenger list?

I am trying to find out the date and cause of death of a passenger in the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 on Ancestry. The passenger is ...
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German documents [closed]

So recently I was gifted a number of old documents , passports with photos vaccine records medal award certificates. I'm clueless as to what they all say from what I can see the young man was a nazi ...
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Seeking mother’s German passport

In a recent question (German documents) an understanding of a number of German documents that had come into the possession of @Cat was sought. I recognize the first as being the passport of my mother ...
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Finding maternal grandfather using AncestryDNA and GEDmatch

I have my DNA and my mom's DNA on Ancestry and Gedmatch. My mom was adopted. I got her original birth certificate from Kansas and found her birth mom's family (birth mom was deceased) but the man ...
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Including name change for transgender person in genealogy

I'm modifying a genealogy (updating an old, written one, that is) which includes a trans man. We will have him listed as male (of course), and will not be recording the (apparent) change in gender (...
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WW2 soldier details [duplicate]

my grandfather was a German soldier and I want to know if there is anyway I can find his records? I have his name details but have been unable to find out any other details. I have tried Ancestry with ...
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What are the pre-1993 US Air Force Specialty Codes?

Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC's) are used to denote what responsibility or job someone is performing in the Air Force. The system was overhauled in 1993 to better match recent restructuring and ...
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Looking for Davit family in Sibiu between 1875 and 1900 [duplicate]

My great grandmother immigrated to the US from Romania around 1900. She identified her nationality as German in all the census she answered. I am assuming she came from Sibiu but I don't know for ...
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Seeking World War 1 military record Antonio Alphonso Ferrari of Italy [duplicate]

I am seeking any records of my grandfather who fought on the italian side in World War 1. His name was Antonio Alphonso Ferrari. His fathers name was Felice ferrari and his mothers name was Dorothea ...
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Finding a death record from Manhattan (New York City)?

The person I am looking for died in Manhattan, NY 16 May 1864. The only document I've been able to find (thus far) is what appears to be an index of deaths shared on Ancestry. The record I'm ...
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Getting certified as genetic genealogist

Do you have any recommendations on how to get certification as a genetic genealogist?
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Which FHL microfilms are available to view online?

My research subjects are two sisters who lived in College Point, Queens, NY. For the sister who died in 1902, I have the date of death and certificate number from the collection "New York City, ...
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U boat WW1 activity west of Ireland

Currently researching U-boat World War 1 activity on the west coast of Ireland. Attached is a copy of Defence of Realm Act Nov 1914. Source: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/...
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Name Changes in New York City during 1830s?

Are there records for people who changed their names in New York City (NYC) in the 1830's? My ancestor was from France and changed his name after arriving in NYC in the 1830's.
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Understanding code in Dutch Reformed Church Record

This marriage record is from the U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 > New York > New York City > NY Marriages, Book 32 database at Ancestry. The excerpt below is from ...
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Analysing relationships using autosomal DNA

I (A) am 1095 cm's from a known cousin (M). I (A) am 1224 cm's from an unknown person (S) My cousin (M) is 1458 cm's from the unknown person (S). I (A) am described as a Cousin to (S) (M) is ...
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How to get an elderly person to provide saliva sample for DNA?

I have an Ancestry autosomal DNA kit that we are trying to get a 95 year old woman to take and having trouble. I provided the hints that 23andme offers to my cousin that is trying to administer the ...
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Citing data from ancestry.com

I found some records using ancestry.com that I want to be able to cite in an article. The provenance of the information is something like (1) handwritten parish records, photographed for the (2) FHC ...
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Understanding Cursive Script Irish Baptismal Reg Entry March 1846, accessed via RC Parish Records National Library Ireland

Request assistance in understanding Cursive writing for March 1846 Baptismal Reg Ireland RC Parish - cannot make out surname after Catherine in reg at the baptism of Rose McGauran. Source ...
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Seeking 1912 Passenger Lists into United States for ships near 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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Using NYPL's City Directories of New York City

I am searching 1900-1910 city Directories for Manhatten,the New York public library digitized these and they are available for view at thier digital Collections website here is 1901 What I can't ...
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Route of ships going from Norway to US in 1912

I finally was able to get the name of the ship my great-grandfather traveled to from Norway to Newport News, Virginia. That ship is the Noruega, run by Norway-Mexico Gulf Line, and I am fairly ...
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How could I be 10% French when there's no French in my mother or father's DNA results?

Ancestry DNA says I'm 10% French. My father never got tested, but my half sister and cousin on my father's side (who were both identified by the site) both tested as 100% European Jewish. My ...
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Does Ancestry.com have a developer API?

I'd like to access to access data programmatically on Ancestry.com. Other sites provide their own APIs for this: e.g. MyHerigate has the Family Graph API http://www.familygraph.com/. I can't find ...
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Meaning of Mermaid Ring?

My grandfather owned a ring that we have recently identified as a mermaid ring with his initials (WCJ) on the top in an "oriental" font that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s: Did rings like this ...
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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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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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Are 1,053 shared cM likely to be a cousin or a half sibling?

I found a 1st cousin not connected to my mom and my dad was an only child. She has 1053 cM on 40 DNA segments. I have heard people say 1st cousins can also be half-siblings? If she is a first ...
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Understanding 1,102 shared centimorgans?

I took an AncestryDNA test and have matched with a new relative JP. She and I share 1836cM. She’s not my half sister. She’s not my grandparent. She could be my father’s half sister. With this amount ...
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How is this relationship likely to be 'identified' by a DNA testing company?

I have recently made contact with a putative (half)-first-cousin with whom I may share a grand-father. There is not a definitive documentary trail that confirms her grandfather and mine are the same, ...
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Is it possible to fall below the lowest amount of shared cMs for a half first cousin and still be a half first cousin?

My father's grandfather was born as one of a set of twins to a woman named Margaret, back in 1886. Margaret was a widow with other children at the time of the birth of the twins. She kept one and ...
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Understanding half first cousin DNA results when no match?

We have strong reason to believe we know who my aunt's half first cousin is. However, he is not matching her with autosomnal dna test on ancestry. Its fair to say ok forget it but there are so many ...

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