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When did national surnames like “Ireland” develop?

I notice that sometimes people have "national" surnames, for example, Jill Ireland. Since the word "Ireland" was not even in use until the 15th century, the country being called ...
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Tracing ancestor with 1910 Wisconsin Birth Registration but nothing afterwards

I have located my ancestor Serafina Alice Brylski's 22 OCT 1910 Registration of birth and nothing else after that. Serafina Alice Brylski 1910– BIRTH 22 OCT 1910 • Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ...
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Understanding why first cousins may share only 360 cM

I have taken a closer look at the info on my 23andMe match with my known 1st cousin. It says we share 360 Centimorgans, and the Centimorgan charts I've looked at suggest this is potentially outside ...
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What is my percent of DNA [duplicate]

My mother is 50% American and 50% Native American, my dad is 25% Italian and 75% Mexican, what does that make me!
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Seeking ship manifests 1903-1912 from Spain to Philippines

I am looking for ship manifests 1903 - 1912 from Spain to Philippines, possibly Iloilo. My search is for Jose G. Paramos and wife Tamanan I have done online searches, Ancestry, Newspapers and Church ...
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Interpreting shared DNA information from FTDNA test

I am brand new to DNA testing and relationships. We did a 23 and me due to a health scare, there was a sale so we say why not see ancestry and family too. My husband's test came back saying someone he ...
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Finding a South Carolina marriage record cited in a periodical index?

This Ancestry record: South Carolina, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965; Ancestry Record 7840 #279656 Name: John Knight; Spouse: Mary; Marriage Date: 1675-1858; Source: South Carolina Magazine ...
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Broderbund Software World Family Tree CDs

Can FTM World Family Tree CD's compatible with FTM 1995-98 still be accessed for use with FTM 2017, or is there another program that can access this data for research purposes.
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Determining ethnicity according to ancestry

My sister, cousins, and other relatives speculate that my mom's grandmother was Jewish (for various reasons). I've heard people say at times things like, for example, "I'm 50% German" or &...
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What is my blood type percentage ethnicity [duplicate]

On the father's side, my Grandmother is half Filipino and Half Spanish and my Grandfather is half Filipino and half Japanese, so, my Father is half Filipino and has a blood of Spanish and Japanese. ...
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Researching relative's WW II Italian military service?

I have an uncle who died during Italy's WW II incursion into Russia. I have no details of the military unit he was in. Is it possible to: establish the miltary unit my uncle served under? identify ...
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How to effectively communicate your tree for DNA Matches in first contact emails?

In genealogy in general there is a lot of ‘cousin hunting’ but in DNA Genealogy where people do not necessarily also have published trees for you to explore but you are reasonably close matches you ...
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Determining likely relationship for DNA match of 1,148cM

Was not looking to discover my father wasn't my bio dad. Now I have a match claiming I'm his half- aunt. I'm hoping that I'm NOT his parent’s half-sibling but instead their half-cousin. Is it possible?...
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Identifying John Morgan, son of Thomas D. Morgan (1809-1870)?

I have a real dilemma. I have found a DNA link to the Thomas Morgan (1791-1860) family through Frances Denira "Fanny" Morgan (1821-1899), daughter of Benjamin Francis Morgan (1762-1835), who was the ...
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Acquisition of US citizenship by children under Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

I am pursuing recognition of German citizenship through descent. My grandparents and my father (born 1950) emigrated to the United States in 1952, with my grandfather holding German nationality. My ...
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Which of these German birth records is correct?

I believe that this is the correct marriage record for 12 & 13. A family story says that 6 & 7 in my pedigree chart were first cousins. 13 & 14 are brother and sister. I found 2 possible ...
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English names from 16th century found in Ancestry [closed]

I see names followed by a slash followed by a number dash number . What does this indicate? For instance "John Wolley/ 3-9"
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What is the Russian town in this census listing?

I'm trying to determine my (step-)grandparents' birth place from the 1916 Canadian Census. The relevant portion is this: For context, here is the entire record. The people in question are listed as ...
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Citing online image copies with inadequate information or provenance

In a recent blog post, Elizabeth Shown Mills asked the question Do You "Just Trust" Citations Offered by Digital Providers? EE hopes your answer is no. Today’s image demonstrates why. Not ...
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Sharing 52% DNA with mother

I received my 23 and me results and it says I share 52% DNA with my mom. Is this possible?
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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 this ...
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Why was GEDCOM based around concept of nuclear family?

It seems to me to be a strange design decision for GEDCOM to make the structure based around the nuclear family. What was the officially stated reason or reasoning for choosing this design?
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Researching genealogy in Peru

I am trying to research my mom's family in Peru. My mom was the only one that immigrated to the US and the rest of the family remained in Peru. I do have some relatives that moved back to Spain and ...
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Understanding Surnames On Vital Records From Peru

I'm trying to understand how to create legitimate records from documents written in Spanish from Peru. It seems like two surnames are often used. I have an idea of what the last names are supposed ...
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Obtaining Death Certificate Argentina

My Russian Grandfather escaped in 1948 on a ship to Buenos Aires, I have located the passengers list, his name, Cámara Nacional Electoral in Buenos Aires confirms his registration and official ...
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How to decode / read US Veterans Bureau Form 7202?

In doing some family background research, I came across an old military service record which says it is a "Form 7202 - Rev. Sept., 1927". I would like to decipher the meanings of the various codes to ...
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Seeking current location of shtetl from 1900 named Sukaron?

My grandfather came over from a small village (shtetl) near Odessa in Ukraine c.1900. The name as it was told to me was "Sukaron" (I am most likely misspelling it). I am turning 70 years old this ...
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Is it crass to record cause of death? What about for suicide?

Most death records have a place where 'cause of death' is recorded. I have recently discovered that a number of my relatives committed suicide. It was always acknowledged that they died, but never ...
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Identifying the cause of death

This is a photo of my ancestors cause of death. For the life of me I cannot decipher what it says. If anyone has a good idea or even a hint of what it is please let me know!
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Trying to find Archibald McAllister in Ireland after his birth about 1788?

I am looking for an Archibald McAllister (various spellings including Mac Alester) who in the 1841 Census in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland is recorded as being born around 1788 in Ireland. His ...
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Understanding 1,537cM match to person and 1,950cM match to their uncle

I have a match with a female that is a few years younger than me (she is in the 60s). She and I match at 1,537 cM across 47 segments. Her Uncle (Paternal Uncle, as far as I know) is a match with me ...
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Family History location [closed]

I am trying to locate an American Airman (aged 27 in 1960) who was on a 3 year contract and based in Oxfordshire England between 1958 and 1960 who married in 1955 an English girl(aged 25 in 1960). On ...
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Deciphering cause of death and surname of informant

Can someone help me with deciphering the informant's surname (first line in the second box)and cause of death (first line in the first box)?
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Finding Shrader birth records

jadepx did an awesome job confirming that all my Shraders are from the same family. German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families Can someone help find the birth records of the parents? ...
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Determining if ancestor was freemason in Pennsylvania

All my life my dad and grandfather told me that my 2nd great grandfather was a Freemason, His name was Solomon Leighty he lived 1840 till 1885 in Westmoreland county Pennsylvania. He lived in or near ...
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How accurate are birth dates on the 1939 Register?

One of the most useful pieces of information on the 1939 Register is the date of birth, since there are no other country-wide records containing birth dates other than civil registration records. ...
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Interpreting dna results

On the combined siblingship index the number was 0.2486. The probability of them being half siblings were 19.9% and the likelihood of them not sharing a common biological parent is 4-1. I need help ...
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Seeking German Naval records for Reinhard Flohr [duplicate]

Reinhard Flohrwas born in Borkum, Germany in 1901 and served on a German sub tender, until being interred in Sweden, and then escaped to return to Germany.
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What can I learn about Sir William Brereton based on his portrait?

This portrait of Sir William Brereton (1550-1631) hangs in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Regarding the portrait I have the following questions: I assume the number "1579" in the corner is the date ...
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Finding age of man from photo by comparison

I'm looking to find out when the photo on the right was taken, so I can identify this mans age. I am trying to work out either by the suit or the style of photo a rough era, as well as by the ...
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How do Genetic Percentages in Common Compare to Possible Familial Relationships?

I recently was contacted about a deceased half-sister who is 11 years older than me. I did a 23AndMe test, and it shows us as 1st cousins with 13.57% shared DNA. An adoption agency lists my mother as ...
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Finding a full roster and history for the US Army's Philippine-American war veterans?

Where can I find a full roster and history for the US Army's 38th Volunteer Infantry, Company L, Philippine-American war veterans? The article Philippine–American War on Geni explains why researching ...
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Including name change for transgender person in genealogy

I'm modifying a genealogy (updating an old, written one, that is) which includes a trans man. We will have him listed as male (of course), and will not be recording the (apparent) change in gender (...
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German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families

I inherited the German records of my family tree from a distant relative 20 years ago (no sources, just a descendant list). It has special meaning to me because it got me started in Genealogy. ...
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GEDCOM: how to declare two different individual records as the same person?

If a person changes the gender or the name or both: how can I interlink the two individuals in GEDCOM to declare them as the same person?
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Sharing GRAMPS database between 2 computers

How do I share my database between 2 computers on the same network. One is Windows 10, the other is Ubuntu 20.04. My database resides in the Windows partition but was built using Ubuntu. When I supply ...
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

My Grandfather Peter came to Canada from Romania anywhere between 1910-1915 to Quebec by ship. His last name was Vavaruk, Vavruk, or Varvarook. He later ended up with the last name Warll. The ...
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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

I am trying to locate an older map of Campamento, Paterna, Valencia Spain. I can find the current streets etc. easily enough using Google Maps, including Street View but my mother would like to see ...
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Using AncestryDNA to verify if sister also aunt

My bio dad adopted my sister. We share the same mother. I recently found her birth certificate, and on it was grandfathers name. It was in German so I do not really understand it all. Our mother has ...
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Widow's probate in 18th century US?

When my ancestor Elias Van Court died in 1750 in New Jersey, he left everything to his wife Ann "as long as she lives". (from "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State ...

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