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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Abbreviation “H.M.C” in Sands Directory

What does "H.M.C." stand for in the following entry in the Sands Directory Street Index for Balmain, New South Wales, in 1890? Henry Gill was about 64 at that time. He had owned and run a ...
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How can we find a record that we see on Ancestry on another website?

Here is background for me asking this question ... I have located a Baptism Entry using Ancestry: Name: Austin Harries Birth: 1914 Baptism Date: 2 Sept 1914 This is what I see when using Ancestry on ...
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Locating a birth record for Mary Harris circa November 1919

The story with Mary Harris started out with my research for Alexander Campbell Harris records in Wales. Eventually I located a burial entry for Alexander at Llanelli Cemetery and they kindly provided ...
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Is 1,147 cM match for half sibling or cousin

I have an 855 cM match with a mystery 1st-2nd cousin. My cousin has an 1,147 cM match to the same mystery cousin. Is it possible the 1,147 cM match could be a half sibling?
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What Exactly are the “Jewish Records” on Ancestry.com?

Ancestry.com has a category under the title Jewish Records, but I'm interested as to how it works exactly. Does anyone who is known to have been Jewish show up in the records, or is there something I'...
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An Odd Set of cM Match Amounts

I can't resolve why the following strange set of match results is occurring. We have a fairly simple set of known relationships as shown in this tree: All the DNA Testers are shown in green. Jenny ...
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Can my half uncle's, half sister be my 1st cousin once removed?

What we believe to be my half-uncle (16% shared DNA | 1,118 cM), has a believed half-sister (1,660cM). My relation to the 'half-sister' is (8% shared DNA | 541 cM) which would most likely make her my ...
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Interpreting runs of homozygosity data to determine how closely parents were related?

According to Gedmatch's Are your parents related? tool, my grandmother's DNA shows several runs of homozygosity (ROH): Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs 3 180690286 ...
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Source for Russian Army records for the WWI period

Is there a source with records of the participants and/or casualties of the Russian army during the WWI period (1914-1918) and thereabouts? Preferably on-line and indexed/searchable by name(s), ...
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Private DNA Test Results for Half Sibling

I have 2 alleged fathers and have recently ruled out one of them with a private DNA test. I am now trying to determine whether the other is my father but he is deceased, so I am testing with one of ...
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Determining if siblings are half siblings or full siblings?

I recently found 6 siblings 4 who are half and 2 who may be full. My sister was born in 1949, I was born in 1950 and my brother in 1952. The other siblings all know who both their parents are. The ...
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Do you associate the “Cause of Death” fact with the death GRO entry?

I always associate the death GRO reference with the "Death". If I go so far as you acquire a death certificate I then find out the "Cause of Death". So I add it as a fact. But it ...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

A 1914 USA immigration form says Marie Paudois was born in "St. Lagille, France" but a web search only turns up "Rue St. Lagille" in various French cities. Can't find a village or ...
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Records from Murska Sobata - Hungary, Yugoslavia & now Slovenia

I was surprised to find Trautman's were listed as Jews and killed in Auschwitz on JewishGen.com. How do I find records from a Synagogue that was shut down by the Nazi's. The Synagogue I need the ...
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Duplicate Identities and Persons and Incorrect Records

How do I discover the cause of and fix duplicate records on Ancestry, and on FamilySearch? How do I find the true dates and places of life events, the true names of people, and their true relation ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I wasn't expecting to find this when I received a marriage certificate in the post today. The year of marriage is 1877 in the registration district of Exeter. Mary Ann Vickery, age 22 which make her ...
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What is my relationship to the spouse of my cousin?

If my cousin gets married am I now related to his new wife's immediate family. Would I be related to his new wife's brother or sister?
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DNA siblings or cousins

If my mother’s sister and my fathers brother have a have a daughter, how close will her DNA be to mine? Would we be as close as half siblings?
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Two ships, two manifests, same passengers?

I knew that my great-grandmother arrived in the US from Italy in about 1914. When I searched the Ellis Island database I found her easily. Unfortunately, I found her twice. Let me be specific. My ...
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I'm looking for birth or baptismal record Westensee, Germany

My great grandfather, Ludwig August Adolph Ehlers, 1854–1942 BIRTH 19 SEP 1854 • Westensee, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Arrived in USA in 1894 in New York. Sailed out of ...
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DNA implications if my Gr Grandfather is also my Dad's father? (incest)

I am trying to find my family of origin. My dad died several almost 15 years ago before DNA was a common thing. He was adopted and never knew anything about his birth parents and he never wanted to ...
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Finding details of Maltese ancestors

Trying to find details such as birth dates and marriage dates of my grandparents on my mothers side, His name was Carmenu Farrugia ... married to Kristina ( born Baldachino).... They lived in Tarxien/...
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When do you decide to add media to the Fact or the Source Citation?

I have this fact: I have this source citation: At the moment, the media is attached to the fact: How do you decide when to link the media to the fact or the source citation? And are there any side ...
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How to document a “Baby Scan”?

We had the scan for our second son back on 2nd September 2003. And I still have the digital image and was thinking of adding it to his profile. But since this is an event that occurs before his birth ...
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How (in GEDCOM) to document returning to a home previously immigrated to?

Person went from France to Canada in the 1800s but in 1914 he passed through New York from "Besaçes, Roanne, France" via Le Havre with destination listed as "home, (illegible), Canada.&...
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Name change records for New York City (NYC)?

One of the people I am researching appears to have changed her name: in the 1915 NYC census she appears as Reva Osernoff, living with the Axel family: Similarly in the 1920 federal and 1930 censuses: ...
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Determine family from obituary

I have a very poorly set up obituary and I need to determine who the 7 children and their families are, but the the way it is laid out and the punctuation are making this quite difficult for me. The ...
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Finding alternate indexes or record sets for passenger lists / ship manifests from Germany?

I'm researching German immigrants to the USA. Some of their records can be found in NARA's Access to Archival Databases, in this collection: Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Germans to the ...
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How to interpret this19th century Ukrainian Jewish birth index result?

I found these search results among Ukrainian Births on JewishGen: I would like help interpreting the second column. The three rows of headers are: Father, Grandfather Mother, Grandfather Mother, ...
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Looking for the Hans Hanson (Hansson, Hansen) family who came to North America via Quebec in 1870

I have tracked the Hanson family (Hanna, Hans, Jens, infant) from Gothenburg to Hull to Liverpool to Quebec (aboard the Allan Line SS Germany) but her husband and other son (Hans and Nils) were not ...
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Side notes with dates on parish records

I have here two Austrian Catholic baptism record from 1883 and 1893 with numerous dates scribbled at the side or at the bottom of the record: What do these dates denote? Maybe whenever a birth/...
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Identifying paternal grandfather using DNA tests if birth name is unknown

My paternal grandfather was raised by others and took their name, but he was not officially adopted. I have no idea of his real name. Can I still find him/family with DNA test(s) and, if so, which ...
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Clustering of DNA regions at the grand-parents level

My father is born of unknown father and did a 23 and me DNA autosomal test. I thought I could use this test to potentially identify some relatives on this side but only very distant ones (at best 3rd ...
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Can someone legally publish photos I uploaded to Ancestry?

I had uploaded some ancestor and family photos onto Ancestry and Find A Grave. A cousin contacted me about purchasing her books she had published on our family history. After I purchased her two books,...
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Looking for Adam Gould and Rachel Burkholder in 18th/19th century Pennsylvania?

I can find a later Adam Gould and Rachel Burkholder in McKeesport but I am looking for an earlier couple that may have lived in Westmoreland County PA. They would be the parents of the Adam in ...
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Interpreting where Informant was when 1908 Death on NSW Certificate occurred?

I suspect that my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers was the uncle named in a newspaper report (Geelong Advertiser, Tue 31 May 1910) about the divorce of his wife's niece Lesley Baylis ...
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I don't understand the Piece scope of a UK Prison Register record on Find my past

I found a likely match for a family member in the prison registers on the UK find my past site, but don't understand the "Piece scope" part: Beds. - Hunts. The record can be found here: ...
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331 cm Uncle - could it be different relative

On 23&me the DNA results came in yesterday and it exactly states "You & John share the DNA that was passed down from two of your grandparents (his parents)". We have 331cm in common ...
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Seeking English term for relationship between two members of extended family?

Here at the Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange we see many questions about relationship mapping which is also known as: relationship calculation kinship terminology etc If you are just ...
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

I am researching my great-grandmother. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, she listed her place and date of birth as Kolashine, Russia, 1888-11-09. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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How best to display a tree or trees of cousins?

How can I best display all my first and second cousins, in a large printable chart, that we can reference at family gatherings? Ideally for two people to quickly see their relationship. I know I can ...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

I am researching my great-grandfather. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, he listed his place and date of birth as Mishaf, Poland-Russia, 1884-08-24. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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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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New Hampshire Poor Farm Records

I am looking for listings or names of men who were paupers in the Nashua or Hillsborough County poor farms (aka pauper farms aka town farms aka poor houses) in 1855-1857. Does anyone know if records ...
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How did the lives of Worcestershire nail-makers change 1840-1880?

The 1851 Census of England and Wales shows my ancestors living in Forge Lane, Halesowen, Worcestershire. Not only are all the adult males on the page working as gun barrel forgers, but also every ...
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Explaining risks when seeking DNA testing by cousin?

It has recently occurred to me that I have been in intermittent contact with a second cousin who shares my father Y-DNA (subject to any mutations in the last two generations, which should be slight). ...
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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 to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

I have several times now encountered limestone tombstones that are well weathered, as well as sometimes just dirty or have broken and have been face down or face up for years. There are numerous ...
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Was this common usage of “mother-in-law” in late 19th century in US census?

I have been researching my great-grandfather in US records and the 1880 census of his household referred to a middle-aged woman with different last name living in the household as his "mother in ...

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