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Contacting AncestryDNA match?

I have a match on Ancestry.com with someone who I believe is a nephew who was given up for adoption. I sent 3 messages through Ancestry.com but no response. Do you know of any other way to contact ...
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Reading information from US Soldier Index Card?

I have finally found a document from an ancestor, Gustav (Adolf) Neumann, see attached image, from the fold3 website when it was free to use for everyone for one day recently. As I am new to US-based ...
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Assessing Biogene DNA results for half-sibling?

My sister and I have a perplexing situation. She believed a family friend to be a half brother, so they got a test at Biogene DNA. It states: Based on the results of the analysis obtained from the ...
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Did my potential ancestor lie about his wife dying so that he could marry again?

I am researching my 2x great-grandmother. Her life has been quite the mystery. Ann Norah O'Brien Birth ABT 1860 • England Death 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom She married ...
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What email address is used to ask about my Prussian grandfather who was captured by the Russians in Stettin, Pomerania in 1945?

What language should be used to contact the Russian organization. I know the 5 page answer will be in Russian. I do not know Russian but I could use Google Translate. I would like to know when and ...
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What is the parenthetical phrase in this Irish baptism record?

In Ancestry's "Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915" record set there is a baptism in Birr, Offaly on 15 May 1856: Mary Henry Moore Margt Gillece Sp: (per pr??) John & Bridget ...
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Historical Census and Authenticity

I am wondering if anyone knows of cases of where a household might have claimed a member even if they did not live there? For example, I am looking at an individual in New Hampshire in 1850, but there ...
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Stacking DNA and trees?

I would like to combine information from my trees at Ancestry and MyHeritage and my family members' DNA kits. Is there a software program I can download that will let me input everything? I need the ...
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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

My 2x great-grandmother's life has been quite a mystery. Ann Norah O'Brien Birth ABT 1860 • England Death 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom She went by the name Norah O'...
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Renaming Family when people have not thought of others as part of their Family?

Some (most) Family Tree software uses the term Family regularly in reports and display. An example is Family Historian with Family Work Sheet and Family of Individual. I have people who are not happy ...
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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?

I have done a bit of research on various family tree makers but some can be pricey and I would hate to spend the money on something to find out it does not work how I want. Is there a family tree ...
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Seeking pre-1825 birth/baptism record in Prussia for George Fesch?

I am seeking a birth/baptism for George Fesch who was probably born prior to 1825 in Prussia, possibly in Cassel Hesse. I have not found a marriage record for George but his son Augustus Otto was ...
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Removing options from name “Origin” field of Gramps?

Gramps offers a bit of a "stealth" way to add options to its dropdown lists. I've accidentally added "Suffix" data to the "Origin" field on the person page that I'd like to remove. I see the option ...
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Testing siblings DNA to determine full siblings? [duplicate]

I have done a sibling DNA test to determine if my children are full siblings or not. There was a possibility that my eldest daughter could have been her father's brother’s and not actually his. I ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading place names in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Determining if 1,814cM match from AncestryDNA is Half Sibling?

My son recently had a match come up as close family the match is male and 1814cm. His only living grandfather is already in our tree at 1857cm. All other grandparents are deceased and have never ...
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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Seeking birthplace of William Kruse, b 1899

Seeking birth place of William Kruse, Father, born 1899, Hanover Area, served in the Imperial Army in WW1, and was wounded in mustard gas attack. The Kruse family owned a large farm in Hanover area ...
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Seeking software to help triangulate segment DNA matches?

Every time I have a significant group of DNA segment matches, I enter their entire genealogical tree into my family database. Then I need to compare each of these family trees with each of these ...
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Seeking information about Immigration to America from Austria?

My Great Grandfather, Joseph F. Kohl was born in Austria in 1860, sometime in his life he moved to America where his wife Vincencia Puhair gave birth to their child Frank James Kohl. I was wondering ...
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What does Mother Late Spinster mean on Baptism?

Looking at a Baptism transcript I came across this: Mother Late Spinster Does it mean she is married or that her husband has died (which would be a worry as she has had 8 children since then!)
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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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Finding where Dobhal family came from in Karnataka?

I am from an Indian family - Dobhal's. Who live in Uttarakhand, India. I'm curious about knowing our real origin, I've read in a few books that the Dobhal family consists of people who migrated from ...
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Proper way to record mother's maiden name in Gramps 5?

It's not clear to me how both surnames should be entered for women who took their husbands surname when they married. On some genealogy websites I often see married women's names displayed in the ...
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Seeking unknown History to German soldier [duplicate]

Who can help me find Franz Hauser service in the German Army? He was born in 1924. Sent to the eastern front, wounded and transferred to a hospital at Dombås in Norway where he fell in love with a ...
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Finding 1845 birth/baptism record for Augustus Otto Fesch in Prussia?

How do I trace the birth or baptism record of Augustus Otto Fesch B 10 April 1845 in Cassel in the Electorate of Hesse Prussia?
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Where can I find more detailed prison records - Stroud, England?

My great-grandmother was an illegitimate child and it's not clear if the man her mother later married is her father or not. Winifred Lyida O'Brien BIRTH 30 OCT 1896 • Stroud, Gloucestershire, ...
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Difficulty providing a saliva sample for DNA testing [duplicate]

I find it difficult for medical reasons to generate the spit needed to do a genealogy DNA test. What are my options?
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Would a Half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter?

Would a half aunt share x-dna with her father's granddaughter? The situation is simple, but we are missing a link somewhere. The two match at 1160cM, however one is in her 60's, the other in her 30's,...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I'm trying to find information on someone who was born in October 1910 at 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch (London, UK) which I have come to learn was the St. Leonards workhouse and hospital. The short ...
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Identification of an old postcard

A question quite very similar to this one. I have an old postcard, probably around WW2 era, probably sent from Germany. Unfortunately this postcard is empty when it comes to handwriting or otherwise ...
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Great grandfather adoption in 1860 in illinois

My great grandfather William Frederick Bancroft was adopted by Charles L Bancroft in 1860 apparently the year William was born. I heard he was left on the door step of an orphanage but not sure that ...
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Does George B Sperry logo on fold case for photos indicate photographer or case manufacturer?

I've got a married couple in two portrait photos inside a folding case measuring 7.25 x 9.25 inches that was taken in approximately 1940. On the back outside lower right corner is this logo: Is ...
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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

Can anyone tell me the language used and/or translation to English of the Column headings in this Slovak Marriage register: Additional Info: for those interested here is the Link, while some of the ...
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How many years back are these Gedmatch European matches?

I got many matches on the Gedmatch website that are from the same heritage background (Irish/English/Dutch/German/Spanish/French). The total cM of shared DNA runs from 10 to 32 cM. The most common ...
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Why is my ancestor missing from the New GRO Index - England?

I found my 2x great-grandmother on the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Norah O'Brien Abt 1861 or 1866 St Albans 1901 census https://www.ancestry.ca/sharing/16562936?h=72ff1d&utm_campaign=bandido-...
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How do I record a Repository from one Agency but different sections?

I have obtained: Birth and Death Certificates from Queensland Birth, death and marriage certificates, https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-...
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When did FOX CO make photographs of this style?

I've got a photo I'd like to try and date: See the edge which has a pattern and "FOX CO" in the corner: When was this style photograph produced by the "FOX CO"?
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Creating a phased DNA kit using grandparents' kits?

I was lucky in that I was able to DNA test both paternal grandparents, as well as my maternal grandmother before she died last year. I have also tested my mother, but unfortunately my other ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

Here is the photo: I'm guessing it is around 1915, but wondering if there are clues in the photo to date it better? The photo measures 3.25" x 3.875" and is probably taken in Texas. Does the ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I'm going through a photo album with photos that appear to range starting from 1915. It includes a lot of postcards, which I thought were stock photos, but now I find one that is identified as family ...
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Reporting problems with GEDMATCH site?

I have a couple of beefs with GEDMATCH as a web site -- nothing to do with DNA or genealogy. There is no link that I could find to a customer service or tech support function. My login keeps timing ...
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What are some possible reasons that a father's name is missing from a birth certificate - England?

I posted a previous question about my great-grandmother before but I ordered her birth certificate from the New GRO index https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp However, ...
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Combining sibling DNA data for easier research

I have DNA from four of my siblings (they were tested at three different places). I'd like to find a way of easily combining our raw DNA data into two files -- even if the files weren't sorted by our ...
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Cousin claiming to be half sister?

Thought to be cousins, fathers are brothers, both male parents are deceased. Is it possible to DNA test accurately enough to verify half sibling when female cousin is daughter of brother of my ...
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Understanding half first cousin DNA results when no match?

We have strong reason to believe we know who my aunt's half first cousin is. However, he is not matching her with autosomnal dna test on ancestry. Its fair to say ok forget it but there are so many ...
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Interpreting MyHeritage DNA Match of 973cM?

I just got a DNA match at MyHeritage with 973 cM, in common, which says first cousin. My mother had one brother, and it's from her side of the family. He had a son, who passed at a young age. I am ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

When a couple married in England in early 1800s, how would 'consent of the parents' be presented? Did they need a piece of paper, attendance of the parents or was their word good enough? In the ...
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What would DS and FL stand for in Passenger list

In the Lists of immigrants arriving by immigrant ships at Maryborough QLD, there is a Remarks column. There are numerous DS and FL in this column. What would the DS and FL stand for? They are not ...

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