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Tracing residence in England during WW2?

This notice from the Cheltenham Chronicle published on October 11, 1947 refers to Mrs. Augusta Elliott as "formerly of High-street, Cheltenham". I am trying to determine when she might have lived in ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

On my parents marriage certificate it says that my mums profession was a Batswoman: The year is 1963 and the location Warminster, England. My mother tells me that at the time she was a carer for a ...
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How to order copies of English wills (post-1858)?

I have the following entry from the National Probate calendar and would like to find the will: ELLIOTT Augusta of The Myrtles Slapton near Kingsbridge Devonshire widow died 17 April 1947 Probate ...
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Comparing currency in different time periods?

In the question How to order copies of English wills (post-1858)? I used as examples these two Probate Calendar entries, which are for a husband and wife. At the bottom I added some notes about the ...
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Transitioning from person-based genealogy to record-based genealogy?

When we start genealogy we know the persons who are closest to us in time so we are comfortable using software where each person record is a unique "conclusion" person. We create a person record for ...
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Software/tool to generate 'trial' family trees?

During my research, I often want to 'rough out' simple multi-generation family trees (based on birth/bap/mar/death/bur) to explore, for example, how a bunch of entries in the parish registers on a ...
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Usual ports of arrivals by nation (case of Albania)

Are there statistics on the ports of arrivals by nation? In particular, I am interested in the ports of entries of Albanians before WWI and WWII to the US.
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How accurate is Ancestor Timeline of 23andMe?

My Ancestry composition at 23andMe states: "You most likely had a French ancestor, second, third, fourth or fifth great grandparent who was 100% French born between 1760 and 1850." How accurate is ...
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Understanding Irish marriage certificate register abbreviations?

I have a question re the use of abbreviations in Ireland perhaps on a broader scale too with other countries too. Attached is an image of a signature which looks like James Byrne on a marriage cert (...
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Understanding Cursive /Joined Writing in Irish Register Death

I hope I am not out of order asking a question re writing again but rethinking my effort on last query has resulted in me finding the record I need. I am attaching another example of writing that I ...
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Does age factor in when calculating relationship on DNA match

A result of 193 cm from 100 year old, matched up to a 35 yo. Does the age of the participants factor in? The sample also showed cross match. The relationship is estimated at 2nd to 3rd cousins. Does ...
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List of ships arriving in Boston

One of the people I am researching claims in his naturalization form to have arrived in Boston, Mass on 8 Jun 1891. No ship name is given. A naive search on Ancestry.com does not turn up any ship ...
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Accessing Italian World War I records online?

Is there a way to access Italian war records pertaining to individual soldiers (I'm looking specifically for World War I) online? For example, I know Australia does but my somewhat limited knowledge ...
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Distinguishing half sibling, uncle or half nephew using Ancestry DNA?

My husband did ancestry dna to find any info on his biological fathers side. He just got a “close family” match with whom they share 1440 cM across 49 segments. Is it possible to be a half sibling?...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

I have a picture that includes this building that I'm trying to locate from 1958: I believe the signage reads: Bristol Yards / Frankford Supply Co. I believe this is in New Jersey, otherwise ...
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Does 1,517 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

My husband has a close family match of 1,517cM across 61 segments and his niece shares 906 cM across 40 segments. Is there a chance this is a half brother to my husband and half uncle to his niece? ...
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Is AncestryDNA match of 1,655 cM a half sibling?

Shared DNA: 1,655 cM across 46 segments. Can someone that shows this as one of my matches on AncestryDNA be a half sibling?
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Is AncestryDNA match of 2,063 cM a half sibling?

I am new to AncestryDNA and my results came back with my top match having 2,063 centimorgans out of 62 segments saying close family. Would this be a half-sibling? The match is a few years older ...
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Does 1,366 shared cM indicate half-siblings?

I recently did Ancesty DNA to determine a match between me and a possible half sister. The results came back, and we share 1,366 cM of DNA. As I’ve learned, this is on the low side for half siblings ...
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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

In my research there are several documents that can only be accessed at Family History Centers. The term used (when searching for these documents) is that they can be Viewed, does that imply that ...
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Are there any published guidelines for organizing a family narrative other than in the Register-style generation-by-generation format?

The common format I've seen for published family trees (e.g., Register-style) start with a particular ancestral couple and move forward generation by generation. This has the advantage that the ...
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How were illegitimate sons raised in Scotland in the late 1800s?

My great grandfather was apparently an illegitimate child, the oldest of the family, and it has been said that back in the day (1877, Scotland) it was common practice for such children to be raised by ...
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Getting mother’s birth certificate from lwow Rosa 1945?

My mother was born in 1945 in lwow Rosja. How I can get her birth certificate?
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Obtaining personnel records about Panama Canal without going to Panama?

I have an ancestor whom I've been told helped construct the Panama Canal. I have done some searching online but have not been able to find any personnel records or other data that would help me ...
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Modeling family with unknown relationships?

The focus of my work now is on a set of Tallents who lived in rural North Carolina around 1750-1820. I'm quite certain they were all related, but there is little evidence to establish specific parent/...
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Creating record for individual where no details are known?

Where a child is born but no details of the father are known, should a record be created for that person and no details recorded or should no record be created? The part hinting at this in How ...
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Military records for the Battle of Waterloo?

My great-great grandfather Gottlob Daniel fought with the German army under Gen. Bluecher in the Battle of Waterloo. I have a medal he received which has been passed down thru the family. He was a ...
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Finding information about Brick Kiln - Motcombe - Dorset

My 2nd Great Grandmother's birth certificate arrived today. She was born in 1858 and according to the entry the place of birth was: Brick Kiln, Motcombe The registration district was Shaftesbury ...
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Does 1,427 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

I share 1427cm 54 segments with a close family to 1st cousins with a probability of 93.7% to grandparent, aunt uncle or half sibling. All of my info is that he is related on my maternal side, ...
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Does sharing 1,249cM indicate half sibling?

My husband was raised by his older half brother. We have been told throughout the years that he is actually my husband father.We ran an ancestry test with his daughter. Results were sharing 1249cm ...
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Identifying uniform thought to be German?

Does anybody recognize this uniform?
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name “Swel”?

I've got the WWI registration records of my great-great grandpa who was supposedly born in Russia in 1890-1892, he emigrated to the US (Chicago) in around 1910 I think. The typed up transcript on ...
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Total centimorgans vs shared dna segments?

What is the relevance of the amount of shared DNA segments? Example: I have a match that is from my adopted grandmother's family. The match shares 167 cMs over 12 DNA segments. I typically use DNA ...
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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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How to organize my genealogy downloads?

My digital genealogy research is organized according to my needs: A flat folder hierarchy, a lot of tags (Finder tags provided by macOS), standardized filenames and tagging schemes. I have no ...
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Looking for Franz Msyk Dispatch rider in the Second World War awarded the second and first class Iron cross [duplicate]

My dad was a dispatch rider in the second world war for Germany because of his job and the danger he was awarded the iron Cross first and second class he was captured by a resistance group and was ...
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Understanding Bessarabia for genealogy?

My grandparents, Albert Miller (Müller), born 1901, and Maria Staubert, born 1905, grew up in nearby villages in Beassarabia, perhaps Leipzig and another. They met and and married in 1925 (I ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

I have understood that banns / marriages were a maximum of 3 months apart. So I am confused. Take these two individuals: William Finsley Partridge Mary Elizabeth Brown Take these banns: The source:...
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Identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs)

Are identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs) less from grandparents because they are identical twins?
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Identifying city of Bacziw in Poland?

On my father's birth certificate and Naturalization papers, Bacziw, Poland is listed as his birthplace. Imagine my shock when I found these papers after his passing two years ago. All along, we were ...
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

I have just stumbled over the fact that my Great x 3 Grandmother remarried a Charles Chant. My Great x 2 Grandfather Henry is listed along with his sister Fanny as step children. Does this mean ...
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Understanding prison sentence records - England - 1880s

I am not familiar with reading prison records. This actual document is typed so it is clear. The date is 14 April 1888 in Dorset. It seems to me that John Coke ( a son of my ancestor ) was involved ...
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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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Prison offence - trespassing underwood fence

I have come across this prison offence for one of my ancestors: I have read the offence to be: Trespass, Damaging Underwood fence This offence was in 1844. I understand this offence to mean that ...
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Tracing German WW2 soldier's name with number 7001519

My great grandfather from South Africa took a knife and fork set from a German soldier during World War II in Italy. On the back of the knife with the swastika symbol there is a number ...7001519 ...
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

On a 1909 passenger list I have the following record. The 1st word is the city name. There is a ditto mark to the left of that, it is for Russia. To the right of the city name it says Father Jozef ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I am looking for records of my family who were in the Islington workhouse and Highgate Hill Infirmary (HHI or St. Mary's) around 1908-1909. I have already found many records including admissions and ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I'm trying to find information on someone who was born in October 1910 at 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch (London, UK) which I have come to learn was the St. Leonards workhouse and hospital. The short ...
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Finding information about British slave owner Henry Stanley in Jamaica/England?

In his will my 2nd great grandfather Henry Stanley Robert Pearce (1821-1868) leaves all my estate and interest whatsoever in the lands and hereditaments called Gale Mount and Dunsinane in the ...
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Does match sharing 952 cM indicate grandparent or great uncle?

My mother was adopted and we are trying to find the parents. I have a DNA match that is 952cM and 38 DNA segments. What is the chance of this being my grandparent? It says 1st cousin and we know ...

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