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Searching for WW1 records of Adolf Totschek or Totscheck [duplicate]

I am searching for my Great Grandfather’s WW1 records. His name is Adolf Totscheck or Totschek and he lived in Görlitz, Germany.
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Is there some software that can draw a family diagram with a timeline?

I got an idea of how I wanted to represent my family tree. A regular tree has the disadvantage that time is not taken into account. Generations are shown at the same line, while in fact most of the ...
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Deciding between two competing theories - who am I anyway?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper arrived in the US around 1695 (maybe he was born here, maybe born at sea), and while his descendants are relatively well documented, nothing is known for sure ...
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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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DNA matches half uncle

I was wondering if anyone could answer this question I have. I have DNA match with my half uncle ( fathers side) , and I also have a half great Aunty - mother’s side. My sister has a slightly higher ...
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What are the chances of having autosomal DNA from an ancestor N generations back?

I understand that everyone carries autosomal DNA from both their mother and their father. Because there are only a small number of crossovers per chromosome, I see that not everyone would carry any ...
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Can a citation be copied within Ancestry.com?

I created a source (a certain book) and citation (a certain page) within Ancestry.com and attached it to one person. The page mentions multiple people in my tree. Is there a way to duplicate the ...
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Can a person confirm paternity by results of a DNA matching service to the father's distant relative?

I am trying to find a way to confirm that the man listed on my birth certificate is my father or not (hopefully not). I have some obstacles, of course, one is that he died in 2011. We were not close (...
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Half Uncle possibility -fathers side

I recently conducted a DNA test on ancestry.com and I received a strong match with a guy I don’t know . 758cms across 23 segments longest segment 86cm. He is 57 years of age and my father is 70 and i ...
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AncestryDNA showing No Match for Half Aunt?

My father's half sister just posted her AncestryDNA results. I did not come up as a match, nor did my sister. Does this mean that my father's dad is not really his dad, or could there be another ...
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What relation is my Half-Aunt to her DNA Matches?

I have recently discovered through an Ancestry DNA test + GEDMatch that my Aunt is my half-Aunt and that she and my mother don't share the same biological father. Looking at my Aunt's DNA Matches on ...
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Would a Half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter?

Would a half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter? The situation is simple, but we are missing a link somewhere. The two match at 1160cM, however one is in her 60's, the other in her 30's,...
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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?

I know someone who has a PAF file he wants to use but can no longer access because Personal Ancestral File is gone from his computer. It's been discontinued, so he needs to move to something else and ...
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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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Distant Cousin of Shakespeare [duplicate]

A family member just emailed me to inform me that he did some genealogical research and that we are distant cousins of William Shakespeare (1st cousin 14x removed). I don't know anything about ...
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Would half siblings share the same DNA links to extended family

I've matched with either a half sibling\aunt or niece on MyHeritage - we chatted and it seems like we share the same father. However, I have links to a 1st cousin once removed or second cousin, for ...
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3rd Cousin DNA with a person

I share a DNA match with a male person of 152cM coming up as a 3rd cousin. I also share a match with his half brother but much Lower at 45cM. These two share the same father but different mothers. I’...
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Is person who has lost family last name still considered Direct descendant

My aunt's children, already have children, and these kids no longer have any of my grandparents' last names, as they have inherited the lastname from the husband. Can they still be considered as ...
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how to find out about german prisoners of war after they returned to Germany

I am trying to find out more about a group of German prisoners of war who worked on my grandparents farm in the north of England in the late 1940s. I have letters which they sent from Germany in the ...
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Montmorency Island, Québéc?

I have lots of records that allegedly come from churches in “Montmorency I., Québec, Canada.” I had assumed that the ‘I’ was for Île (Island). But I cannot find such a place in Canada—not even a ...
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What is the relationship based on shared DNA

We are trying to find out information regarding my mothers biological father side of the family. My mom was adopted in 1945 and later in life discovered her biological mother but not her biological ...
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What did “SVO co” mean in Worcester, Massachusetts circa 1940?

I have been trying to track my great grandfather's life as detailed as possible. In doing so, I came across two nearly identical entries for him in the Polk's Worcester City Directories, one from 1939,...
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How common is it to be related to another person in at least two different ways?

While exploring my genealogy, I found out that I am related to my best friend Nate via 2 different genetic routes. But a little more backstory. I was born in Texas, spent my younger years in Minnesota,...
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Looking for parents of Samuel F. Ervin, country of birth

Samuel F Ervin married Jane Barron in West Virginia, USA. I am looking to find his parents and country of birth.
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Using name numbering for fathers, sons, etc

In my family, we have Bill Jones, his son Bill R Jones, and a grandson Bill G Jones. Can the grandson properly use Bill Jones III (the third)?
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My nana is Fully Puerto Rican & my mom is half what does that make me? [duplicate]

Okay so my nana is fully Puerto Rican & all of my moms side of the family is Puerto Rican. My mom is half Puerto Rican & half black. What does that make me?
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Why would a family misspell their surname?

I found a family on the 1861 England census that I could be related to. However, when I look at the New GRO Index I find a different situation. It seems like the family said that their name was ...
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What is considered a strong match on a Big-Y DNA test?

I have done Big-Y on FamilyTreeDNA for a single individual and considering others as well as using the YFull interpretation service without fully understanding how to use it because I wanted to ...
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Explaining and interpreting YFull raw data statistics?

YFull displays several statistics about the BAM / Full Genomes sample used to create the YFull report. Unfortunately there is no explanation of what the statistics really mean in terms of impacts on ...
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Interpreting YFull mt-DNA data

I just got my YFull mt-DNA results. I'm new to genealogy. I don't have a Y chromosome. I have no idea what they mean. YFull offers no tutorial. Where do I start?
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False name on birth certificate

I am using fake names for this question. Jane Jones is the daughter of Julie ___ and Bob Smithers. Julie and Bob were not married. They lied, and Jane’s birth certificate says “Smith.” Jane later ...
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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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Pedigree Collapse Visualization

Are there any visualization software out there that will display pedigree collapse as efficiently as the following? https://learnforeverlearn.com/ancestors/ Although the site is free to use, it is not ...
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Unknown dna match [duplicate]

I’m new here and I just found out who my biological father was. Why I’m here is on ancestry.com a new dna match came up with 1,012 centimorgans with 36 segments longest segment is 100 centimorgans. ...
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Checking if surname is common in Czech Republic?

I’m thinking of trying to find relatives in the Czech Republic so I can learn more about my family history. Here in the US, my name is so rare that anyone who shares it is definitely related to me, ...
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Removing [Null] Person and Related Hints on Ancestry?

This has happened when I am adding people and later realized they are a duplicate (multiple marriages, same mother, same father, etc). When I merged the two people it all seemed okay, until I realized ...
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Publishing family tree online?

I would like to have my family tree online to share with relatives. I do not see a current need to have any extra such as matches with other people's trees and resources (online sources). Would I be ...
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Denoting end of family line, no children in GED and other records

I am wondering if there is any "genealogical standard" for denoting end of line (such as there is a symbol on tombstones that means this) or that it is definitively know they had no offspring. I have ...
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History of German small town of Angloh?

I found the town of Angloh in Germany but nothing is left of it other than a spa. I tried searching for weeks throughout the web but couldn't find anything about it other than coordinates. How do I ...
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

The entry for Peter Rill in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, p. 26217, lists M.-Gladbach as the location. Is this an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach, Germany? Peter Rill was lightly wounded. I assume ...
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Where to find Brazil immigration records of ancestor from Italy?

I'm looking for an ancestor who moved from Italy to Brazil between 1800 and 1900. Where can I find Brazilian immigration records?
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Shared DNA when MRCAs are Cousins

On average, 2nd cousins are expected to share about 1/16 of their DNA. If parent-child share 3600 cM, then the 2nd cousins would share on average 1/16 of that or 225 cM. The 2nd cousins share a set of ...
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Older records of ship movements

Trying to reconstruct the Navy travels of myself, my father, my uncle, and my father-in-law. Is there an online source for location information of U.S. Navy ships 1975-1987 ? Or merchant marine? Old ...
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Finding state records for Veneto region after 1815

I have been relying on this website for the records during the Napoleonic times: http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/en/gallery But after 1815 there is nothing. Are there any records from that ...
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Determining AncestryDNA Match relationship [duplicate]

I had my DNA tested through Ancestry.com. My closest match shares 2041cm. Is it safe to say this is probably a half-sibling? Are other ways of confirming this relationship?
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Finding 1834 location in St Clement, Cornwall, England

I am using the Kresen Kernow website for the first time, and trying to understand information about my 4th great grandfather Francis Green in one of its holdings. The documents are titled Mortgage, ...
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Seeking immigration (Italy to Argentine) and birth records for Anselmo Vichi

Seeking immigration (Italy to Argentine) and birth records for Anselmo Vichi I´m looking for a Anselmo Vichi´s immigration manifesto and birth record. He emigrated from ITALY (to Argentina on December ...
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Correct spelling of Polish surname Czizyk or Czisik? [duplicate]

Looking for correct spelling of my grandparants who are from Poland. Came over to America via Ellis Island in 1913. Immigration papers reflect: Grandfathers name: Stanislaw Czizyk or Czisik Arrived ...
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Finding 1911 marriage record from Poland

My grandfather Stanislaw Czyzyk was born 23 May 1885 at Kurpiecz or Grodno. My grandmother Julia Zinkowski was born 19 Mar 1896 in Czernawta (as far as I could find in old records, or Bialystok which ...
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Learning more about father than just his name

I have my biological father's name and that is all. He and my mother were never married. He was born somewhere in Colorado around the turn of the 20th century. My investigation turned up three men ...

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