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Frederick Victor Sturm b.1756 Magdeburg

I am trying to find out who the parents of Frederick Victor Sturm were. He was born in Magdeburg Ackan in 1756 and then left Germany and served in the British army for 23 years from 1774-1797. He was ...
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Meaning of “kitumat” for cause of death in Finland death record

I have a Finland parish death record that shows someone who died 30 Mar 1880 of kitumat. I cannot find a translation or abbreviation for this word as being either Finnish or Swedish or Latin. When I ...
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Genetic Distance to Generations Calculation for Y-STR DNA tests

As a follow-up to the Q&A on Generational Loss of Data with DNA Testing, which described generational detail loss really well for Autosomal, I am now looking for a calculation or some basic ...
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Half brother Or someone else?

I was given an AncestryDNA test as a Christmas gift and I took the test. I was matched with several people that I didn’t know but I assumed they were people on my dad’s side who I knew absolutely ...
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Italian immigrant vital records

Seeking Italian church records (birth, marriage, death) dating back to late 1800's for ancestors who immigrated to USA from Alessandria del Carretto, Italy.
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Pennsylvania cultural transition from German to English and guidance on Englishification?

I am trying to perform some research in the Pennsylvania area and have run into a couple of instances where I encountered German and English transitions or just pure German; specifically in tombstones ...
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Korean book listing family history for 5000 years - is this particular to a specific culture in Korea?

My manager told me today that her husband has a friend who is from Korea (I did not ask but I assume this is South Korea). She said that because that friend is the father's oldest son, the father ...
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Looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756

I am looking for list of ships and passenger lists from Dutch Guiana to Rhode Island around 1756. I could use some insight into major US port that was used by ships from there. I’ve scoured ancestry ...
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Who built the SS Persia in Quebec in 1853?

Like many other Australians with European heritage, I have several ancestors who spent more than 100 days on a ship travelling to Australia in the nineteenth century. There was ample time for births, ...
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What is name of this Captain in War of 1812?

In this pension file record on Fold, I have a commander whose name I cannot make out: I've transcribed the page as follows: State of South Carolina, Pickens District } On this the Eighth Day of ...
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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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Learning about last days of Leutnant Albrecht Sesselmann during battle of Poznan in 1945 [duplicate]

Did anybody meet my uncle Leutnant Albrecht Sesselmann during WWII and specifically the battle of Poznan in 1945? It is said he died during the fighting in Poznan. Does anybody know more about?
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What is this abbreviation symbol in War of 1812 Pension File?

This image from Fold has a symbol that I cannot identify, shown circled here: My transcription reads: Allowed July 23' 1860 at the rate of $4.00 per month from Febry 1st 1859, Subject to all pay ...
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India death records from c.1947?

I have a relative who lived in India later in life but am struggling to identify exactly when he died. He was British but was in Punjab, India by 1911 (he appears on the UK 1911 census as he was in ...
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Finding parents of John Brown 1774-1845 born Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England?

Henry Brown was born 1746 who I have attributed to being the father of John Brown. The records show he was a sojouner and agricultural labourer, so he was down as a sojourner as he probably traveled ...
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Learning about father's WWII US Army military experience [duplicate]

I know he started as a bugler, he was in transportation and served in Italy and maybe ended the war in Germany. He was discharged as a second lieutenant. He also spent at least 20 years in the Army ...
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What should I be doing to 'preserve' digital media?

The originals of most sources that genealogist use today reside on paper. Many have been digitized to allow easy access, but the original is still a physical piece of paper in some archive. As more '...
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Finding the regiment of a German soldier who died in WW1 [duplicate]

I am looking for any information on Bernhard Hülhs ( Hüls ) born in Gleussen in Bayern Germany on 11/8/1881. I know he was in the German Military between 1903 and 1905. He lived in England for several ...
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Distant Cousin of Shakespeare

A family member just emailed me to inform me that he did some genealogical research and that we are distant cousins of William Shakespeare (1st cousin 14x removed). I don't know anything about ...
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Italian grand grand Father Italy to Venezuela manifest passenger list

My Grand-Grand Father Domenico Calabrese came from Italy (south Italy) to Venezuela, I don't have the exact date nor the ship, but I estimate he travels from 1880 to 1900. We think he traveled with ...
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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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Removing media file name under pictures in person report of Macfamilytree

How do I remove a media file name under pictures in a person report? Filenames all different and some with huge names and I cannot find a way to remove it other then going to each file and deleting ...
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Birth Record Missing: Joseph C. (POLEO) O'BRIEN 1921 - 1981

My project invlolves finding the proof of birth for: Joseph C. (POLEO) O'BRIEN (born, orphaned, adopted?) Apparent info (not certain) is: BIRTH 05 JUN 1921 • Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA DEATH 11 ...
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Obtaining birth certificates from colonial Malacca/Straits Settlements

I'm looking to get a birth certificate of a family member who was (according to another relative who seemed not entirely certain) born in Malacca in the 1930s and died in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s. ...
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How to find Romanian (and Canadian-Romanian) ancestry online

Origins of my Romanian grandfather (born Montreal, Canada in 1914). His family had emigrated to Canada, where he was born, but returned to Romania after a few years. Later he joined the British Army ...
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Sources of cabinet-making apprentices in Ireland around 1815-1830?

My great-great-grandfather Charles Frazer, a 'wild Irish republican' according to family folklore, was a master cabinet-maker in Tasmania. He was very cagey about his roots about which nothing ...
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Finding out if ancestor owned land they lived on in England

I found the will of my 2x great-grandfather and a voters list where they lived. Norah Pybus B: 11 Mar 1870 in Bramhope Yorkshire England D: 13 Aug 1948 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada ...
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Where is (or was) Trabash in Quebec?

In my efforts to track down my eloped 3xgreat-grandparents Edward McDowell and Susan of unknown surname (he'd been her family's coachman, possibly somewhere near Plymouth in Devonshire, and she was '...
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Finding World War 2 English sailor’s number and ship name

My dad Stanley G Henry was on a ship in World War 2. From what I remember he was a cook on there. He was born 25 Nov 1915 and lied about his age so he could go fight. How can I find his number or ...
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Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?

Where can I find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? I am curious to find out about my ancestors' role in the wars, i.e. what rank they had, where they where fighting, ...
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Military Records of Rudi Traute German Army Eastern Front WWII

I am looking for any information on Rudi Traute. He was killed on the Eastern Front 16 April 1945. I have attached a map showing were he was and what happened to him during WWII.
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Looking for birth records in what was Oppeln, Germany?

My mother's parents' names were Wawrzysniec and Anna Klak. Their children were born between 1923 and 1941. I am unable to locate any birth record for their children from Grudschütz (Gruden 1939-1945)...
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Is there a chart type that shows myself, a chosen ancestor, every intervening ancestor and their siblings?

I use Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2012, and would like to produce a multi-page PDF chart, probably in Landscape orientation, that lists myself at bottom and a chosen direct ancestor at top, ...
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In a Record of Detained Aliens, what “Cause of detention” is “To call”?

Looking at ship passenger manifests and a related "Record of Detained Aliens", and in the "Cause of detention" column is sometimes listed "To call". To call what and why? Examples are: Katie Scahill ...
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

Like a bad beginner I had come across one census taken of the town called Angloh Germany in the Kirchham area in Passau region I believe. Anyway I long lost that link. I was hoping to see what family ...
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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

My brother died on March 17, 1953. On record I found for Deaths report in NYC, there was a heading of BO and for my brother a Y was entered in that column. How can I find out what that all means?
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How to upload a “stripped” GEDCOM to DNA sites

I want to find a simple little app/software that would strip my GEDCOM of any non-blood relatives (plus spouses) and eliminate any non-vital data (only include birthdates, birthplaces, deathdates, ...
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Could DNA matches of 1,591 and 1,773 cM be half siblings of person tested?

I recently received my DNA match from Ancestry,and I share 1,591 centimorgans across 53 segments with one and 1,773 centimorgans across 58 segments with another. Could these people be half siblings?...
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Finding the Truth

I am trying to find information about my maternal great-grandmother. We were always told that she was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. However, in doing a genealogy search, this is the information I ...
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How can I turn a family tree on Geni.com into a printable PDF report?

I've been building a family tree on Geni.com. How can I turn that into a printable report, including all profile photos?
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Hungarian sham adoptions?

With great help from shoover and JPmiaou in the other Q&A about the marriage between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig I found out that both husband and wife were adopted but ...
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Identifying and locating records for town in Westfalen?

My great grandfather was George Eichstedt born July 13, 1851 in Germany. I found out he had a lot of names so he was Gustav Adolph Emil Franz George Eichsteadt. His father was Ferdanaid Eichsteadt ...
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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

The 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia is a useful source for researching in Georgia. It was done during the ahem, late unpleasantness, between the northern and southern US to locate ...
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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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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

My ancestor was a US citizen (naturalized in 1920) who travelled to [then-]Poland (where he was originally from), and got married to a non-US citizen and had a child with her while he was abroad. He ...
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How can I determine whether there are BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) minutes or records for an alien on a list of detained aliens?

How can I determine whether there are BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) minutes or records for an alien on a "List of Detained Aliens" or "Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry"? Were there always ...
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Getting copy of 1947 marriage licence in Georgia (USA)

My parents got married in 1947 somewhere in Georgia, in August. I have looked everywhere for a copy of their marriage licence.. where should I be looking? Herbert Eugene MCNUTT 4-26-1929 BORN IN ...
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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

I am looking for the 24 February 1911 marriage entry between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai (Mária Kafka-Somfai) and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig (Károly Taussig). (The only thing I have found was his death ...
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Did late 18th century naval ship captains conduct weddings? If so, where would these be recorded?

A pair of direct forebears, my 3xgreat-grandparents, eloped in the early-mid 1790s. He, Edward McDowell, had been the family coachman when he ran away with Susan of unknown surname. A 1797 naval ...
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Why would my cousin's son not show up as a DNA match with me, yet we both show a DNA match to a distant relative on that same side?

I recently did a DNA test thru 23andMe as did my half-brother (my father's son from a previous marriage). It showed up as ZERO DNA shared, which baffled me as he looks just like my father and his ...

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