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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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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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Should I mark a divorced family as Married or No-married?

In Gramps, I can mark the family type as Unknown, Married, No-married or Civil union. When the 2 parents was married but are now divorced, should I mark the family as married (they are no more ...
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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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How can 3/4 siblings share mother but not paternal ancestry?

My family is running the DNA test gauntlet and my dad got back some interesting results. He is related to his half sister (1,687 cM across 66 segments) at a level that is to be expected. He is ...
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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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Finding German birth record for Heinz Gunther Edward Curdt in early 20th Century?

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I do not believe his father moved to England with him as he never knew ...
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Seeking birthplace of William Kruse, b 1899

Seeking birth place of William Kruse, Father, born 1899, Hanover Area, served in the Imperial Army in WW1, and was wounded in mustard gas attack. The Kruse family owned a large farm in Hanover area ...
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Seeking information about Immigration to America from Austria?

My Great Grandfather, Joseph F. Kohl was born in Austria in 1860, sometime in his life he moved to America where his wife Vincencia Puhair gave birth to their child Frank James Kohl. I was wondering ...
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What does Mother Late Spinster mean on Baptism?

Looking at a Baptism transcript I came across this: Mother Late Spinster Does it mean she is married or that her husband has died (which would be a worry as she has had 8 children since then!)
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Tracing family tree if grandparents moved to UK from Pakistan?

I have lived in the uk all my life and I want to trace my family tree back as far as possible. However, my father came to the uk from a place called Swat valley in north west Pakistan and his family ...
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Finding where Dobhal family came from in Karnataka?

I am from an Indian family - Dobhal's. Who live in Uttarakhand, India. I'm curious about knowing our real origin, I've read in a few books that the Dobhal family consists of people who migrated from ...
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How to find birthplace and parentage of Maine individuals given known details of 19th Century death?

I am looking for the birthplace and parentage of Ambrose Sayward , born cir 1805 and died in Burnham, Maine 14th Mar, 1875. He is buried in the Reynolds cemetary in Burnham, Maine.
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Seeking unknown History to German soldier [duplicate]

Who can help me find Franz Hauser service in the German Army? He was born in 1924. Sent to the eastern front, wounded and transferred to a hospital at Dombås in Norway where he fell in love with a ...
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Identification of an old postcard

A question quite very similar to this one. I have an old postcard, probably around WW2 era, probably sent from Germany. Unfortunately this postcard is empty when it comes to handwriting or otherwise ...
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Finding 1845 birth/baptism record for Augustus Otto Fesch in Prussia?

How do I trace the birth or baptism record of Augustus Otto Fesch B 10 April 1845 in Cassel in the Electorate of Hesse Prussia?
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Difficulty providing a saliva sample for DNA testing [duplicate]

I find it difficult for medical reasons to generate the spit needed to do a genealogy DNA test. What are my options?
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Where can I find more detailed prison records - Stroud, England?

My great-grandmother was an illegitimate child and it's not clear if the man her mother later married is her father or not. Winifred Lyida O'Brien BIRTH 30 OCT 1896 • Stroud, Gloucestershire, ...
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How to interpret a reasonable X DNA Match, but no shared cM Autosomal result on GEDMatch?

I recently uploaded one of the Autosomal DNA results I manage to GEDMatch.com and ran the X-Match routine and came up with a puzzling result. The strongest result by far on the test has 37.2 shared ...
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Norwegian naming conventions

I'm looking for a comprehensive explanation of Norwegian naming conventions, specifically relating to multiple given names and middle names, etc., as opposed to Surnames, patronymics, etc. (even if ...
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Great grandfather adoption in 1860 in illinois

My great grandfather William Frederick Bancroft was adopted by Charles L Bancroft in 1860 apparently the year William was born. I heard he was left on the door step of an orphanage but not sure that ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I'm going through a photo album with photos that appear to range starting from 1915. It includes a lot of postcards, which I thought were stock photos, but now I find one that is identified as family ...
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Understanding the indexing process used to produce records searches?

So I'm having some difficulty using ancestry's search engine to locate someone in a Massachusetts Index of Marriages. Rather than trying to problem solve that directly, it occurred to me that having ...
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Died at sea but listed as arriving

As I was doing some family history, I came across two relatives that died at sea. One was the daughter of the other, she died about 4 days before the mother. My question is, on the passenger ...
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Viewing Family Group Sheet using Ancestry.com?

Before Ancestry.com upgraded its interface in early 2016, there was a button on a person's profile page to create a family group sheet that I often used to see at a glance whether all the children ...
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Does George B Sperry logo on fold case for photos indicate photographer or case manufacturer?

I've got a married couple in two portrait photos inside a folding case measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches that was taken in approximately 1940. On the back outside lower right corner is this logo: Is ...
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Seeking list of Jewish Cemeteries in the USA

I am seeking a searchable list of the Jewish cemeteries in the USA, especially the larger, still active cemeteries. By searchable, I mean that it is possible to search by cemetery name and also sort ...
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How do I record a Repository from one Agency but different sections?

I have obtained: Birth and Death Certificates from Queensland Birth, death and marriage certificates, https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-...
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Creating a phased DNA kit using grandparents' kits?

I was lucky in that I was able to DNA test both paternal grandparents, as well as my maternal grandmother before she died last year. I have also tested my mother, but unfortunately my other ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

Here is the photo: I'm guessing it is around 1915, but wondering if there are clues in the photo to date it better? The photo measures 3.25" x 3.875" and is probably taken in Texas. Does the ...
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When did FOX CO make photographs of this style?

I've got a photo I'd like to try and date: See the edge which has a pattern and "FOX CO" in the corner: When was this style photograph produced by the "FOX CO"?
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Cousin claiming to be half sister?

Thought to be cousins, fathers are brothers, both male parents are deceased. Is it possible to DNA test accurately enough to verify half sibling when female cousin is daughter of brother of my ...
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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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Interpreting MyHeritage DNA Match of 973cM?

I just got a DNA match at MyHeritage with 973 cM, in common, which says first cousin. My mother had one brother, and it's from her side of the family. He had a son, who passed at a young age. I am ...
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Private baptism in one church followed by baptism in another?

I have definitively identified my ancestor John Charles Wright born circa 1830, but have two conflicting baptism records for him that I need to reconcile. John Charles Wright maintained all his life ...
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What are some possible reasons that a father's name is missing from a birth certificate - England?

I posted a previous question about my great-grandmother before but I ordered her birth certificate from the New GRO index https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp However, ...
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Reporting problems with GEDMATCH site?

I have a couple of beefs with GEDMATCH as a web site -- nothing to do with DNA or genealogy. There is no link that I could find to a customer service or tech support function. My login keeps timing ...
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Downloading images from Ancestry trees?

How to download images from those I have personally added to my Ancestry.com tree? I currently do not own or plan on purchasing the now discontinued FamilyTreeMaker. As mentioned in this "What do ...
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Combining sibling DNA data for easier research

I have DNA from four of my siblings (they were tested at three different places). I'd like to find a way of easily combining our raw DNA data into two files -- even if the files weren't sorted by our ...
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Setting up arbitrary relationships in Gramps?

I've just started using GRAMPS to plot out something people might find silly: family trees of comic book characters. Now I know this probably isn't something people would od here, but it mostly works,...
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Getting from New York to Chicago in the late 1800s

In an earlier question, GeneJ offered some evidence for how some of his ancestors traveled from Quebec to Wisconsin. I am wondering whether there are any records other than private recollections or ...
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How should place names be recorded?

I have been entering place names into genealogical records from smallest to largest location (i.e. town/locality, county/parish/district, state/province, country). Where one part is not known, I have ...
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Where were my parents married?

My parents were married on Christmas Day 1954. The problem is that I cannot find their marriage license anywhere and to add to the problem my mother was 1/2 black, and in Georgia they could never ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

When a couple married in England in early 1800s, how would 'consent of the parents' be presented? Did they need a piece of paper, attendance of the parents or was their word good enough? In the ...
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How many generations back will specific ethnicity show up in DNA?

When getting a DNA test, how many generations back will a specific ethnicity show up? Our family tree shows that our 5th great grandfather was African. My cousin just received her DNA results ...
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Where are 1910 US census records for Topeka State Hospital Inmates?

Where are the 1910 US census records for Topeka State Hospital Inmates? The rather notorious Topeka State Hospital (Insane Asylum) was in Topeka, Kansas in Shawnee County. It operated from 1879 ...
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Can one known use of a name be regarded as a nickname?

On Margaret's Death Registration, Francis is recorded in the 'If married, to whom" section. The informant section is Frank - Husband. There is no mistaking the 'k' for 'cis'. The original record is ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

I have some differences on the certificates and census information. Birth Certificate: Name: Edith Nellie Hardiman Birth Date: 16 Sep 1892 Birth Location: Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire,...
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Reading city, town or name under Father in 1910 immigration record?

This is from the Father column in a document of immigration from 1910. I am trying to discover the name of the town/city/region in Russia they came from.
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What would DS and FL stand for in Passenger list

In the Lists of immigrants arriving by immigrant ships at Maryborough QLD, there is a Remarks column. There are numerous DS and FL in this column. What would the DS and FL stand for? They are not ...

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