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Who was the father of Thomas Jocelyn/Joslin who emigrated to Massachusetts in the Increase (1635)

It is well documented that Thomas Jocelin/Josselyn/Joslin/Jostlin (1592-1660) emigrated to the Massachusetts Colony on the Increase in 1635 with his wife Rebecca and children Rebecca, Dorothy, ...
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Finding haplogroup through raw DNA data?

I just got my results from AncestryDNA. What are some ways to find my haplogroup through my raw DNA data?
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DNA.Land vs AncestryDNA

I received results back from DNA.Land. Northwest European Includes: Scottish Argyll_Bute_GBR and British in England; Icelandic in Iceland; Norwegian in Norway and Orcadian in Orkney Islands Does not ...
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Is a new DNA sample required for paternal haplotype or maternal mitochondria analysis

A year ago I sent in a DNA sample to Ancestry for autosomal analysis. I have the RAW DNA data file. Can that data be used with 23&me or another testing company to have mitochondria and paternal ...
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“len pat.” in Lithuanian passport

In this Lithuanian passport, the home location appears to be "len pat." (or "sen pat.") What does this mean? For reference, the prior section lists date and location of birth. In other passports, ...
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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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Does 1,864 centimorgans indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

My sister, daughter and I all took DNA tests for fun. My sister and I show up on Ancestry as "close family," and share 1864 Centimorgans, and we do not share any relatives that my daughter and I share ...
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Name of Klawinin today and where is it?

I have a grandparent whose US Declaration of Intention states that they were born in Klawinin which in 1878 was part of Russian Poland. Can you tell me what that town is called today and where it ...
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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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Can 1,782 cM shared indicate Half Siblings? [duplicate]

Could a person with 1,782 cM actually be my half-sibling? This person is listed as close family to me, yet I do not know them. My cM is the same as this person's. I do have 6 paternal half ...
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Where in Handbridge is / was the Rook or Rock?

On the 1841 census, Frances Potter was living in Handbridge, Chester, and the place is listed as "Rook" or "Rock". I have been to Handbridge many times but have never come across this place before. ...
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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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Searching for ancestor from Malta

I have found my great grandparent's marriage certificate from 1886 in England. However, he was a merchant seaman. I located a ship record where he was a cook in 1881 and it says he was from Malta. Got ...
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Are adoption records for the U.K. available for 1892?

In the 1980's I requested a birth record for my grandpa from the U.K. post office in London. The researcher couldn't find his name or anything like it for that year or for several years before or ...
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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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How can WGS be done on a bone marrow transplant recipient?

Most of the testing companies use a saliva sample that contains white blood cells for doing Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of your DNA. White blood cells are created by your bone marrow, so if you get ...
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Searching for Manuel Amigo, Pontevedra, Spain 1896

I’m looking for help finding a link back to Spain for my grandfather, Manuel Amigo. I don’t know anything about his family in Spain. He left around 1914 and went to Cuba, no records of that found but ...
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Identifying numbers on the United States Immigrant Identification Card

The green "Immigrant Identification Card" issued by the United States Department of Labor includes an immigration visa number, a longer red number, and in this case, a stamped black number on the ...
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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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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

This is a UK-related question, relating to the search for my grandmother's birth records. She lived between the late 1870s and 1946. I have found her mentioned in censuses from 1881 to 1911, and I ...
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How can a 3rd Cousin be a DNA match to my mother AND my father’s side?

On Ancestry I have a match at the 3rd cousin level and we have common matches with both my mother and fathers side. New to this and that is confusing to me. Sorry if I am missing something obvious!
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

My father was born 1923 in NovaSibirsk. 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 ended ...
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How to merge Gedcom files?

A relative has sent me five GEDCOM files of different family branches. They are partly redundant, their content is formatted differently and place names are inconsistent. While most programs offer ...
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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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Child of possible incest

My sisters, two aunts and several cousins (on maternal side) did the 23 and me DNA test. One of my aunts (the younger one) showed up as a half sister to me (we share 1,942 cM and 44 segments) and my ...
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Locating burial in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer

My grandfathers name was Adam Fischler died 2.8.1944. According to the letter that I have he was buried in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer. I cannot find that on a map. He was born in Stari ...
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What is the origin or meaning of the photographed ring and pin?

I am looking for information regarding the attached photos. One photo is of a ring that looks well-worn. The other is for a pin that appears to be unused. I am assuming they are military in origin, ...
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What would the starting shared cM number be for abnormally close relationships in Autosomal DNA test?

I have seen in the examination of family trees where individuals sharing a great grand parent marry and have children, somewhat commonly in pre-American Civil War, which I would think would create ...
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Contacting MyHeritage users without premium account

Does anybody knows a trick of how to contact other users of MyHeritage if I am not using a premium account? Just purchasing the premium account for an email contact is an overkill for me.
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Unreadable word in latin 18. century church death record

I'm unable to decrypt some word in a Latin church record of a death in 1769. It is available at Matricula Online (the second last entry on the page). Since the image is licensed CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 I ...
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Understanding Ancestry DNA match of 1,668 cM

Can someone help me to understand an Ancestry DNA match of 1,668 centimorgans shared across 52 DNA segment?
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What would Captain Richard Boyens do as Toller to Duke of Leeds in Cornwall?

In another recent question (Is there Index to Cornish Mining Captains that might include Richard Boyens (1750-1838)?) I referred to my 5th great grandfather Richard Boyens (sometimes spelled Boyns) ...
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Adopted 1st cousin match possible secret sibling?

An unknown woman matches: me with 1045cM my aunt (my father's sister #1) with 1952cM one of my 1st cousins (from my father's sister #2) with 998cM. My father has one other sibling: a brother who has ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian “Kitty” Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

I have mentioned my 4th great grandmother Christian "Kitty" Rouse (nee Crossman) in two previous questions: Establishing identity of Edmund Rouse of St Clement, Cabinet Maker, Private in Napoleonic ...
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Using vehicle number plate to infer registration year in Wiltshire photo

Here is a photo of my late father (passed away earlier this month 🙁) driving a tractor: The registration is: MWV714 Dad would have been driving this tractor in Wiltshire, England. I had a look at ...
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What is the correct word for Step siblings?

I've asked this here but its too old to migrate so I'm asking again. I'm creating a list of family members: Mother: Jane Father: John Children -------- Biological, Justin, 5/20/1981 Biological, ...
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Seeking term for step-grandmother's brother [duplicate]

I'm trying to wrap my head around this, but I have no clue what's right. Maybe it would just be classified as "no relation", but that seems wrong to me. The situation is that you have a grandfather, ...
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Identify the first letter in this surname on a German birth certificate

This is an extract from my great-grandfather's birth certificate. The official had suprisingly nice and clear hand-writing, but I have trouble identifying the first letter in my great-great-...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers ...
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How can I find the images where the data was sourced for the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database?

I found my ancestor in the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database on Family Search FamilySearch has this info about the database: United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897 Data files ...
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Determining if German naturalized in South Africa

My Grandfather was born in Germany 31 October 1900, in Koningsberg. He came to South Africa 22 July 1930 according to Table Bay stamp in passport. I have no idea if he became a South African citizen ...
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Seeking free/open software or method to view/edit PAF file in Windows 10

It is 2020 and I have an old paf and ged files and would like to read and or edit for saving offline. Is there any recent 2020 software that is not a "Pay per Use" commercial software, that can read ...
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My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA from dante labs

I have done 23andme. And I see there is a 23andme tag and an Ancestry.com tag. I have just come across an ad from Dante Labs for "My Full DNA: Whole Genome Sequencing with mtDNA." While I have a PhD ...
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How to completely upload an “Everything” kit created from Dante Labs to GEDmatch?

I have Dante Labs WGS kit for which, using WGS Extract, I created an everything kit for GEDmatch. When I uploaded it as other since Dante Labs is not an option, it was identified as being "23andMe ...
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How would a woman born 1935 in Poland end up in Germany in 1953?

Looking into the family history of a friend of a friend, I have brief details of two events for her mother, both of them from a birth certificate. The mother (surname Stickel) was born in Warka (...
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What is this German document from the mid-1950s?

I've been asked to look into the ancestry of a friend of a friend, who was adopted mid-1950s in Germany. She has a document, but doesn't know whether it's a birth certificate or something related to ...
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Software that export/imports Ancestry.com sources

I have my main family tree on Ancestry.com and I've added a lot of sources within the Ancestry interface i.e. the Sources appear with a small preview and a direct link to them. With a lot of my ...
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X-DNA and Half Sister

I am a female. Another female and I have come up as sharing 1915 cM's and when we do the one to one X-DNA on GED Match, if we click on "prevent hard breaks", we have a straight blue line across the ...

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