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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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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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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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Ancestry DNA Results

Results of Ancestry DNA Results Please can some one help with the results match thank you 1,668 centimorgans shared across 52 DNA segments
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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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Does 866 cM shared suggest half aunt rather than aunt?

There is a joke in my family that my father's father is not his biological father. He only has sisters and his father is dead, so there's no possibility of a true test. But I'm his daughter and I did ...
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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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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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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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Locating 1912 Russian town of Novoe Kurhane

My grandfather came to USA in 1912. In his Federal Naturalization record he said his town was Novoe Kurhane in Russia. I can't find the town on maps. Does anyone know where Novoe Kurhane was or ...
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Have I found both biological parents, one biological parent or should I keep looking?

My husband's mother was adopted without any records (1910 NYC). I located her biological paternal family along with several possible brothers through DNA. I cannot locate her biological maternal ...
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What “hidden” clues are there in the GRO Indexes of births and deaths?

This Q&A is inspired by Jan Murphy's question – Finding Devon parish marriage records? – but this one pertains to the birth and death indexes for England & Wales. We all will have come across ...
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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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Arrival ports for Irish Immigrants to the US?

I'm trying to find my Irish ancestors point of entry. My Great Great Grandparents were married in 1869 in Ireland. Their first child my Great Grandmother was born in the U.S. either New York or New ...
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Understanding shared DNA of 1,576 cM with great nephew

I had my DNA tested through Ancestry. About a year ago, my great nephew (I'll call him GN-1) whom I raised had his tested. The match came up Close Family–1st Cousin Shared DNA: 1,576 cM across 69 ...
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Is this close family member on AncestryDNA a half sibling?

on ancestry.com i got a "close family" match, with 1,430 centimorgans shared across 58 DNA segments - it says it could be a niece, aunt, or half sibling (range includes 1st cousin, but i have read ...
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Obtaining Brazilian Civil Registry documents from abroad

I have located several birth and marriage records of interest in the Brazilian civil registry via familysearch.org; now I would like to obtain official copies and transcripts of these records. (I ...
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Recording Research Logs / Plans

I am looking for some guidance on how best to record the research I have completed so I do not duplicate the same research. I will also use the logs to plan future research. Can anyone point me in ...
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Would it be helpful to see, on FreeBMDresults, the County and/or subdistricts? [migrated]

Inspired by Harry Vervet's work - What "hidden" clues are there in the GRO Indexes of births and deaths? here at Free UK Genealogy we are wondering if it would be helpful if we could use ...
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Evaluating half sibling using AncestryDNA?

Recently we (two full sisters and a full brother) think we may have found a half brother who is 50 years old on Ancestry DNA, where he is being categorized as Close Family-First Cousin. sister 52yr ...
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Might 3.46% American Native DNA come from 10 generations back?

If DNA shows 3.46% American Native, then how far back in generations did it come from? I am told it was from a 10 generations back.
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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

The Texas birth index from 1956 gives a county number of 057 for a birth record I found, how can you determine what county that corresponds to, and more generally, how can I map any county number in ...
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Finding records for founding of printing firm of Messrs. Hughes and Son, Ltd. at Becon, Wales around 1802

A Roger_Heron shared the image (needs subscription to view) that the picture below is cut from on 16 Jan 2020 at Ancestry.com: The text in the picture is (with my bolding): The printing firm of ...
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Incestual representation in genealogy tree

I am far from an expert when it comes to genealogy but I just had a random thought. How do you deal with complex incestual relationships in genealogy when trying to represent a family tree. A father ...
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Stuwkach, Poland listed in Obituary

Trying to find out where Stuwkach, Poland refers to in my great grandmothers obituary. She was born in 1894 and immigrated in 1911 (according to the 1930 US census) was Roman Catholic
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Location on map of BARESNO in Poland/Russia+1880-1912?

Where is the town of BARESNO located on a map in Poland/Russia in the time-frame 1880-1912?
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Does 439 cM shared suggest half uncle rather than half first cousin?

I am trying to determine if my half sister had a different father than the one she grew up with. I was given a name of who the father could be. He has passed away but his son took a DNA test on ...
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Looking for information about Anna Oldag (*10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn)

According to her tombstone in the German Cemetery in Haifa, Israel, my great grandmother Anna Minna Martha Oldag (her maiden name) was born in Warmbrunn on 10 Oct 1866. I have tentatively identified ...
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How to unmerge a family tree in Family Tree Builder 8.0?

I have two merged family trees and I would like to know if there is a way to break them back into two separate family trees? I downloaded the My Heritage Family Tree Builder 8.0. I got the GEDCOM ...
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Finding information on relative who joined Italian army in Somalia around 1935

My grand uncle joined Italian arms around 1935 in small town located in north east Somalia. We do not know whether he died during World War 2 or whether he survived. Can you guide me to any archive ...
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Can 19th century US Census records be reliably used to identify a family of origin?

I am trying to establish the birth family of Martha (L.) Stewart, born in Ohio 1832-1840 (1860 & 1900 census records). She is identified in the 1860 census living in Pease Township, Belmont Co., ...
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Date and Cause of death numbers on New York Passenger list?

I am trying to find out the date and cause of death of a passenger in the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 on Ancestry. The passenger is ...
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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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English translation of “wagenknecht”

In a southern German church record from 1793 I found the professional designation "Wagenknecht". From the context it is clear that the person was working in the military at the time, and it seems he ...
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Determining whether soldier in US Civil War was German mercenary?

I am looking for ways to determine whether Civil War soldiers were hired mercenaries. I know the name of my great-great grandfather only from a census record when he was living with his son. From that ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

This is a follow on from: Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate This is the first part of my Great Great Grandmothers death ...
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Determining cause of death from Spanish death certificate

This is related to: Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate I am trying to decipher this cause of death. The added complication is ...
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False-Positives in Autosomal DNA Matches

I have spent a significant amount of time and effort beating my head on brickwalls that appear when tracking Ancestry Autosomal DNA matches. I've had success in establishing document trails with ...
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Did Nazi soldiers go on ski patrol or work on railroad in Germany during World War 2? [duplicate]

My question is about my relative who served in WWII in Germany, Fritz Gonschorek. He was on ski's in the mountains and also worked on the trains. When we were in Germany in 1989 he was still living. ...
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Getting birth certificate of German born in Romania in 1895 [duplicate]

My grandfather was a German born in Romania in 1895. I need to get a copy of his birth certificate to prove he was German, as I need to prove he was German to apply for a German passport for my ...
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Filtering for specific associations in Gramps

Godparents have an important role in my family and, as advised in Gramps, I list such associations under the tab Association. However, I find myself able to filter individuals only by number of ...
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Affidavits in English burial records

My question is about English 17th century burial records. At the end of the affidavit information is a date and month like >19Mar>. Is this the date of death or the signing of the affidavit or ...
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What can be gained by paying for a subscription website such as Ancestry?

I see many free sources of information available, either online, through libraries or in person eg freeBDM, micro fiche etc. My research interests are in Queensland, Australia for the past 130 years ...
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Name change documentation for child naturalized in the United States via his father

According to NARA's online research guide Naturalization Records, in the United States: From 1790 to 1940, children under the age of 21 automatically became naturalized citizens upon the ...
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What would I call my half sister's step grandmother? [duplicate]

I have an older half sister on my mother's side, and the grandfather on her (my half sister's) father's side got remarried. So, how would I refer to his new wife in a conversation?

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