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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

I have this photo from around June 1958 that I'm pretty sure is in New York City and I'm trying to identify the intersection. The reflection of what is off camera across the street to the right may ...
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

I have three photos of what appear to be the same building, taken in consecutive succession on the same roll of film around June 1958. I see military folks in the photos. The photos are taken near ...
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What are these New York area buildings?

I've got two photos of buildings taken around June 1958. They are labeled as being Tarrytown, New York, but I wasn't able to find the building they go to. If not Tarrytown, I would expect them to be ...
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Half Siblings and DNA Matching

My sister and I are half-siblings. We have always know this and my mother reportedly had an affair during WW2. This was confirmed with ancestry DNA as we only share 1603cM. I'm trying to filter out ...
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Finding maternal grandfather

All names in the description below have been changed. My mother is going through a crisis because she is afraid my grandfather is not her biological father. She has been diagnosed with type 2 ...
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Most current information on parents of Lydia Redfield Bayley?

Can someone please provide a source(s) for the most current information on the parents of Lydia Redfield Bayley/Bailey? History of New London, Connecticut: from the first survey of ... Caulkins, ...
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Familysearch terms of use (2018) and “ownership” of information?

It seems to me that the copyright and ownership of historical images and information is legal quagmire that does not lend itself to straight forward answers. As an example: According to ...
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Why might somebody apply for a English copy birth certificate in the first half of the 20th century?

I have just received a bundle of copies of family history material found when my late aunt died (in 2013). Including copies of some certificates which I already have... except. Why might somebody ...
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What does “care of” mean in the 18th century with respect to letters?

In The Virginia Genealogist. Washington, DC: J. F. Dorman, 1957 - 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Name: Col. Abraham TRIGG; Record: ...
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Where to find Catholic Church records for the early 1800s Middlesex, England?

I need to find Catholic church records for the time period between 1830 and 1860 St Giles & Bloomsbury, Middlesex and St Andrews, Middlesex. I have tried to look on Ancestry and on FindMyPast ...
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Why would a family misspell their surname?

I found a family on the 1861 England census that I could be related to. However, when I look at the New GRO Index I find a different situation. It seems like the family said that their name was ...
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What does it mean to be a part of XYZ Battalion in World War 1?

I found my great-grandfather's obituary and it says that he was a WW1 veteran and that he was a part of the 25th and 46th Battalion. What does this mean?
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What was the process for joining the military in Canada for WW2 and what are the different associated records?

If someone in Canada wanted to join in on World War 2 what was the process, requirements, and associated records for each step? For example, did they have to do informal training first or do an oath ...
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Bulk changing content of place field (e.g. search and replace) using Gramps

Can I bulk change the content of the place field in GRAMPS genealogy software? I am discovering a lot of errors since I started using (trying to use) the "enclosed by" feature. Now I need to fix a ...
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What are the reasons people from the same parish may have married by license?

My ancestor William Ward married Margaret Powell in 1706. They both resided in the parish of Overton, Flintshire (in Wales) and married by license. I have heard that typically the purpose of ...
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Locating heirs of killed german soldier [duplicate]

I have a friend that has the German Lugar, Helmet, and Bayonet from a German soldier that this American soldier had killed during WWII and would like to locate heirs to return these items to them. We ...
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Where to find World War 2 records for Canada?

I was told a family story and I would like to see if there are any records to verify the story. I was told that my grandfather began the military training for WW2 but just as he finished the military ...
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Obtaining Brazilian military service records?

Is it possible to obtain records of Brazilian military service from individuals who may have served in the early/mid 20th century? I have not seen any such records on familysearch.org or ancestry.com. ...
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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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Resolving conflicting GRO birth and death registration indexes?

Every now and again when I am searching the GRO indexes of births or deaths, I find a nearby registration where the Registration District is not what I expect. The most recent example is: FreeBMD ...
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Finding World War 1 military record for Hauptmann Karl Stephan [duplicate]

Although my question doesn't concern my own genealogy I hope I can get some help or advice at this site. I do a lot of research in Dutch archives especially on interned German soldiers and deserters ...
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Understanding the organization of New York City Marriage records (1850's)

In my quest to find the original marriage record of James C. Redenburgh and Mary Jones (m. 5 Oct 1853), I found that his marriage was could be found in FHL Microfilm 1,671,673. So I accessed that film ...
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Privacy Considerations of Widow(er)

The general rule for putting family information up on public family trees such as Ancestry, FamilySearch, your own website, etc., is that no information about living people should be included. This is ...
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Locating town named Porshwel(?) in Lithuania

I have recordings of my grandfather's cousin interviewing his father about life in Lithuania during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Asked where he was born, my great great uncle says, "I was born ...
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Unreadable word in latin 18. century church death record

I'm unable to decrypt some word in a Latin church record of a death in 1769. It is available at Matricula Online (the second last entry on the page). Since the image is licensed CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 I ...
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What is my wife's relationship to my sisters husband? [duplicate]

What is my wife's relationship to my sisters husband? Are they spouses in law in law or spouses in law once removed?
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Did Blanche Adelaide LAPPAGE (b 1872) attend school?

Blanche Adelaide LAPPAGE was born in 1872. Blanche’s mother died 1874, and her father remarried 1875. Blanche cannot be found until the 1881 census in a Woolwich workhouse. I have found no record ...
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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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2nd cousins. One 4%, one 8%?

I’ve recently been matched to two second cousins by DNA. However one shows a 4% match and the other one shows an 8% match. One is on my father’s side and one is on my mother’s side. Why, or how is ...
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Was HMS Cumberland of 1748-1750 a fireship?

At Were 18th century British mariners incentivized to serve aboard fireships? I am assuming that my candidate 6th great grandfather Jeremiah was a Steward of the ship Cumberland from 7 Mar 1748 to 22 ...
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Adolph Bernhard Richard Bohme ( went by Richard Bohme ) living in Berlin, Germany

I am fairly great in german research but dont know if anyone can help me with my Grandfather... you see .. My dad was born 20 years before his siblings who have passed ( he just turned 79 this October ...
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Were 18th century British mariners incentivized to serve aboard fireships?

Strong candidates for my 6th great grandparents are Jeremiah and Mary Smyth who baptised four children at Oxwich, Glamorgan, Wales: 16 Jan 1737, Jeremiah, s. of Jeremiah & Mary Smith 25 Feb 1739, ...
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Reading church name in Gaelic on Marriage Certificate

I've just found a certificate online and I'm trying to work out in which church the marriage took place because it is written in Gaelic. Can you translate it for me?
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Including Names That Changed in Online Trees

Say I have a person legally born (for example) as Harry William Smith, but he was known by everyone since his teenage years as Buddy. His father passed away when he was young and his mother remarried ...
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What might someone being a “real Object of Charity” in 1753 London indicate about their circumstances?

Today I received a scan of the admission papers of John Smyth (who I believe to be my 4th great grandfather) into Greenwich Hospital School. The first page reads (with handwritten parts italicized): ...
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How to differentiate John Ormond (husband of Katharine Henderson) from others of the same name?

John Ormond, weaver, married Katharine Henderson, daughter of James Henderson, in Forfar in 1767. Baptism records can be found for three children: Jean Ormond (1768) Forfar Margaret (1771) Forfar ...
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Finding Unknown relationships in Ancestry family trees

In my Ancestry.com.au family tree there are an unknown number of Unknown relationships that should be Biological relationships. I often spot them when I am on a profile page like below: These are ...
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Locating “Bankhead of …” in parish of Forfar

I am attempting to determine the location of an area whose name is difficult to read on two parish records from the parish of Forfar: The marriage of John Ormond and Katherine Henderson in 1767 (...
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Changing parent in MacFamilyTree

In MacFamilyTree, if a person has been assigned the wrong parent, is it possible to reassign it to another parent? Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to delete the person and create a ...
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Determining relation to specific Native American family [duplicate]

I have no documents to prove my descendancy from a particular native american lineage therefore the tribe won't allow genetic testing. Is there any way to prove otherwise my lineage?
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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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Seeking mother’s German passport

In a recent question (German documents) an understanding of a number of German documents that had come into the possession of @Cat was sought. I recognize the first as being the passport of my mother ...
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WW2 soldier details [duplicate]

my grandfather was a German soldier and I want to know if there is anyway I can find his records? I have his name details but have been unable to find out any other details. I have tried Ancestry with ...
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Finding maternal grandfather using AncestryDNA and GEDmatch

I have my DNA and my mom's DNA on Ancestry and Gedmatch. My mom was adopted. I got her original birth certificate from Kansas and found her birth mom's family (birth mom was deceased) but the man ...
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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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Seeking World War 1 military record Antonio Alphonso Ferrari of Italy [duplicate]

I am seeking any records of my grandfather who fought on the italian side in World War 1. His name was Antonio Alphonso Ferrari. His fathers name was Felice ferrari and his mothers name was Dorothea ...
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Looking for Davit family in Sibiu between 1875 and 1900 [duplicate]

My great grandmother immigrated to the US from Romania around 1900. She identified her nationality as German in all the census she answered. I am assuming she came from Sibiu but I don't know for ...
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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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Finding a death record from Manhattan (New York City)?

The person I am looking for died in Manhattan, NY 16 May 1864. The only document I've been able to find (thus far) is what appears to be an index of deaths shared on Ancestry. The record I'm ...
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U boat WW1 activity west of Ireland

Currently researching U-boat World War 1 activity on the west coast of Ireland. Attached is a copy of Defence of Realm Act Nov 1914. Source: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/...

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