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Is a half-sibling match on AncestryDNA reliable, or is more testing needed?

I'm new at the DNA testing but here are my results. After receiving my DNA results in January 2016 my first match was with a known cousin who is also on Ancestry with a score of 959 centimorgans at 41 ...
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Does 1,845cM shared indicate possible half sibling?

I was adopted in 1958 when I was 14 months old. I have finally found my birth mother and also that I had 2 half-brothers. They told me that mom had had another baby when that she gave up for ...
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Does 1,957 centimorgans indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

I have recently had a DNA test and have a shared match of 1957 over 50 segments with one of the matches. They are not interested at the moment in communicating. I was brought up as an only child, so ...
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What is the date of this family portrait from Pennsylvania?

I am looking for help dating this photograph. The man is my great-great grandfather Thomas Ryan, born in Pennsylvania in 1855, died 1926. I am fairly certain that the older woman is his mother (born ...
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Reading Romanian baptismal record?

I have a copy of baptism that belong to my great grandmother who immigrated here from Romania. Is there anyone who can help me make sense of this document? I am attaching a copy of this record.
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Meaning of job recorded as “USAF – AFSC#29430”?

I am interested to know a description of the job recorded on old family papers as "USAF – AFSC#29430". I cannot seem to find this job description anywhere.
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Finding war record of Karl Weber who was German WW2 POW based in England? [duplicate]

I'm looking for information on a German POW based taken to a camp in England during WW2. His name was Karl Weber I believe at some point he was based in Nuneaton. He could speak English and was the '...
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Gramps detailed ancestral report with web addresses?

Is it possible to generate a detailed ancestral report in Gramps that contains web addresses associated with each person in the report? This is the report that can be reached by going to Reports > ...
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Would wife have any entitlement to estate if not mentioned in husband's will?

I have a copy of a will dated 1743 of a married man, from Oxfordshire, England, which makes no mention of his wife. All his estate is left to his siblings, nephews, servants, etc. They had no children....
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Could a first/second cousin DNA match actually be my half brother?

I was adopted at birth and know very little identifying information about my birth parents. I recently took a DNA test on Ancestry.com and found a match that was a possible 1st/2nd cousin match. ...
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Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA [1925]

I'm looking for the Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA for the year 1925. According to the following blog post from the Plymouth Public Library, Annual reports are available on the Internet ...
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Seeking birth and/or death certificate for Ian Symington Torrance who died in South Africa in 1970? [duplicate]

Seeking a copy of the birth and/or death certificates of Ian Symington Torrance who died near Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1970.
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

I am searching for the passenger list of the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle. The ship left Plymouth on 10 Sep 1918 bound for South Africa, and was torpedoed by the Germans two days later near ...
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Grandmother on Gallway Castle [duplicate]

My grandmother Alice Fielder was aboard the Gallway and had three little girls with her - Edith Fielder, Louise Fielder and Florence Fielder. I would like to know if there was any mention of them. We ...
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How can I research relatives in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912 online?

I'm trying to find out if my great-grandfather was in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912.
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Prussian army records before 1890

My greatgrandfather was ethnic Polish but was in the Prussian army prior to 1890. How can I find his records?
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What does “bur nav” mean in an active Navy directory?

Nicholas B Van Bergen is listed as "bur nav" on page 104 of the January 1938 Registers of the Commissioned, Warrant, and Volunteer Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States: What ...
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Changes in place names of birth [duplicate]

How should one report "place of birth" (or death) where the location has legally changed over time? Many locations experienced county name changes, or birth occurred in an area that later became a ...
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Calculating segment cM from 23andMe matches?

Going through my list of matches I'm working on a triangulation analysis. (Such that if person A matches from position 10-15 and person B matches from position 10-13 I can break out position 10-13=A&...
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

I am researching my 2x great-grandmother. (Ann) Norah O’Brien BIRTH ABT 1860 • St Pancras, Middlesex, England DEATH 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Her life has been quite ...
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Seeking Royal Navy or Merchant Navy records of Arctic Convoys during World War 2?

How do I find my father's records in World War 2? I know he was in the arctic convoys but that is about all.
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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?

I have now almost completed my family tree, having each branch going back to approximately the French revolution, discovering dozens of previously unknown ancestors. I would like to share the family ...
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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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Searching for ancestry records of family from Bosnia/Serbia/Former Yugoslavia

My partner was born in Bosnia, as were his parents (migrated to Australia in the 90s). Is there any site or anyone I can contact to find records of my partner's grandparents, great grandparents etc.?...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

I’m trying to track down my grandfather who came to NZ in the 1950’s and was very secretive about his life/family before NZ. I have no idea where he was born but I believe he could have been born in ...
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Seeking marriage certificate of Russian and Serbian from about 1900s?

My Serbian Grandfather Milan Marich (born 1880) married Russian Zinaida Dimitrieva Homichevskaya around 1900. How could I find their marriage certificate? The last picture is a document of my ...
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Gravestones without date of death seems odd. Is it common?

One of my objectives is to find the gravestones of my ancestors. I notice many of them have date of death and age of the deceased instead of the birthday. This makes a certain sense to me since it's ...
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Using née to indicate more than one previous surname for same person?

Can you use the term née twice when referring to someone married three times. For example, "My mother Jill Smith, née Brown, née White ..."
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Question on 1/2 sibling versus 1st cousin

A lady showed up in my DNA I think they are the same person. The first one showed up as 1,942 centimorgans shared across 72 DNA segments. The 2nd one says 936 centimorgans shared across 36 DNA ...
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Reasons for leaving Germany in 1886?

Have done much reading, still trying to figure why great-grandparents would have left Germany in 1884-1886? Went through Luxembourg, then to Antwerp, to Philadelphia. Land ownership,freedom and ...
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Is Mariner to Nautical Assessor a likely career change in late 1730s Bermondsey?

In What records might survive of nautical assessor who died on London Docks in second half of 18th century? I have presented evidence that the father of John Stacy (1759-1831) was Henry Stacy, ...
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Ancestors came to England on the “Belgian Mail Packet” in 1920/1921 - How to find those records?

My wife's grandmother (Annie Pieniążek, age 9) emigrated from Poland to Canada in the early 1920s. She travelled from Liverpool to Halifax on the "SS Canada", leaving 10-Feb-1921, and arriving 19-Feb. ...
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What does 'in attendance' mean on an England death certificate?

This is the death certificate of my x2 great-grandmother. The informant is her eldest son. What does 'in attendance' mean on a death certificate? Does it mean that the person was with her when she ...
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How many generations is needed to go back to get an ethnicity estimate without a DNA test?

I'm a 3rd generation Canadian meaning that my great-grandparents were from Europe and my grandparents are Canadian born. I haven't completed my family tree yet but from the looks of it most of my ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

In Ancestry.com's England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 there is an image from Piece 4330: Chelsea Hospital (Church of England non-parochial), 1691-1765 which ...
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Passenger to the Caribbean from Spain

I’ve been looking for ship passenger manifests from Spain to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. I’ve never been able to find anything originating from Spain. Has anyone had any luck with this. I ...
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Gedcom Import Diagnostic Errors

The standard behavior of Gramps [most current 5.x versions as well as 4.x and 3.x with which I have played in the past] is to conveniently create a Note record tied to an INDI or FAM or SOUR record ...
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Understanding DNA test results for aunt

My maternal aunt sent me her mtDNA test results. How can I relate this to my own ancestry? If her mtDNA falls 15% within a certain country, what percent of my DNA would also fit there?
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Looking for emigration records from Liverpool England in 1921

I have an arrival record for my wife's grandmother. She and her mother/brother/sister arrived in Halifax, Canada on the "SS Canada" in February 1921. The record said that the ship departed from ...
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Where is village of Soluszki Sobolony?

My grandparents had to relocate close to Ketrzyn after WWII, after Russia moved eastern border. They were originally from a village called Soluszki Soblany? Village was in Podlaski region of Poland. ...
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What is the meaning and origin of the surname Lambert?

What is the meaning of this name? What was the history behind it? Which country does it originated firstly? What ethnicity people will have this name?
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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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Assessing Biogene DNA results for half-sibling?

My sister and I have a perplexing situation. She believed a family friend to be a half brother, so they got a test at Biogene DNA. It states: Based on the results of the analysis obtained from the ...
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Slovakia, Bratislava, Reca - Jewish records

I would like to know if someone has any hints about finding Jewish records dated circa 1810 for the small village of Reca, Slovakia. My grandfather was born there in 1812 and moved to Vienna, but I ...
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Researching ancestors of someone adopted from Hungary?

One of my close living relatives was adopted from Hungary at the age of two, in 1991. Unfortunately, the only real information we currently have is the full name of her birth mother and her city of ...
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Were 19th century Austro-Hungarians in Sweden or Swedes in Austria-Hungary (Carpathian Mts)? [closed]

I am researching a family that I strongly believe has Carpatho-Rusyn roots, at least on one side. However, I have not been able to find any birth information for any of the children, their parents, or ...
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Finding birth/baptism record for Don ancestor who resided in Arad in Transylvania before World War I?

My late father in law was born in Arad around 1905-1906. His last name was Don. This is not a Hungarian name, although he was. I believe it is the name of a river in Russia. I am trying to do ...
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How many years back are these Gedmatch European matches?

I got many matches on the Gedmatch website that are from the same heritage background (Irish/English/Dutch/German/Spanish/French). The total cM of shared DNA runs from 10 to 32 cM. The most common ...
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Resources for researching family from Greene County, Tennessee?

I am researching my family tree and am stuck because my ancestor, Henry Harmon, was 24 in 1850 so he is already living with his wife Catherine and child George. The 1840 census doesn't tell me ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...

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