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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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What is the meaning of this symbol in a German churchbook?

This is from a church book from the Thuringia region. The priests often marked deaths with a cross symbol, and in more recent years, also a reference to the entry for that death. However, I notice ...
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Translating German Jewish birth record in Hebrew

Can somebody translate the two lines in Hebrew of this birth record for a German Jew from 1832 in Dessau? The German part is translated (s. below), what is missing is the line in Hebrew in the first ...
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Reading occupation in 1860 US census record

Below is an excerpt from an 1860 US Census record for Wheeling, (West) Virginia. What is the occupation listed at the bottom? The first letter looks like an M, and the last three look like 'der'. ...
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Seeking example of invasion of privacy (PII ) by DNA testers

On 31 Jan 2021 CBS 60 minutes did a lengthy segment on data collection of individuals by foreign countries, particularly China, having access to individual biometrics data including an individual's ...
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Translating French documents [closed]

I need some help translating a couple of documents from 1800's France. The first one is this birth record for Philippe Kindelberger.
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What could explain that somebody is buried half a year after dying?

Perhaps a rather morbid question, but it made me think when I saw this data: Died: 2017-11-19 Buried: 2018-05-05 I thought that corpses were put in those little "chilly boxes" near/in ...
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Locating Reihngnahting/Reihmahting in Germany

I'm hoping someone can help me read a place name. I found the attached on Ancestry in Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1964: Name Georg Muggenthaler Birthdate 1826 Age 32 Arrival Date Jul 1858 Port of ...
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Why does 23andMe say there's “not enough information” on a few of my chromosomes?

I've been looking at the chromosome painter and my matches in 23andMe, and realised I have a few chunks of DNA that are greyed out and read "not enough information", and therefore don't ...
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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Dating entry in Collections for a history of Staffordshire

In Collections for a history of Staffordshire (1903), via the Internet Archive, I have found an entry that may or may not relate to a direct ancestor of mine named William Fletcher: Staff". John ...
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Why do I only share 360 Centimorgans with my 1st cousin?

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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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

I am hitting a brick wall trying to research my second great grandparents, Isaac and Allegra Honen. On Ancestry I found NYC death indexes showing the day that they both died in 1963, July 13 for Isaac ...
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Does FamilySearch.org prohibit freelance genealogists from charging clients for research services utilizing their platform to do the research?

If I want to hold myself out as an independent researcher willing to receive for-hire compensation to research a client's family history, and I want to use FamilySearch.org as my primary research ...
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Who did Emerich Braunschweig marry?

This is the church book entry for my 11ggf Emerich Braunschweig's marriage, in 1593. It is in German. Unfortunately, I can't make out anything legible here other than his name. I'm hoping that ...
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Abbreviation “H.M.C” in Sands Directory

What does "H.M.C." stand for in the following entry in the Sands Directory Street Index for Balmain, New South Wales, in 1890? Henry Gill was about 64 at that time. He had owned and run a ...
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Is 1,147 cM match for half sibling or cousin

I have an 855 cM match with a mystery 1st-2nd cousin. My cousin has an 1,147 cM match to the same mystery cousin. Is it possible the 1,147 cM match could be a half sibling?
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How can we find a record that we see on Ancestry on another website?

Here is background for me asking this question ... I have located a Baptism Entry using Ancestry: Name: Austin Harries Birth: 1914 Baptism Date: 2 Sept 1914 This is what I see when using Ancestry on ...
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Can my half uncle's, half sister be my 1st cousin once removed?

What we believe to be my half-uncle (16% shared DNA | 1,118 cM), has a believed half-sister (1,660cM). My relation to the 'half-sister' is (8% shared DNA | 541 cM) which would most likely make her my ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish marriage certificate

I am trying to decipher two names on this Spanish Marriage certificate: This is what I do know: Manuel Muñoz Guilloume Aurosa Pérez Arellano The two items in bold I am not sure about.
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Creating a FreeBMD Death citation / source / repository

I am sorry if this is basic. But I just have not needed to create sources really up until now. This is what I have done: Create a repository with FreeBMD: Create a Source: Create the Citation: I ...
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Do you associate the “Cause of Death” fact with the death GRO entry?

I always associate the death GRO reference with the "Death". If I go so far as you acquire a death certificate I then find out the "Cause of Death". So I add it as a fact. But it ...
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Locating a birth record for Mary Harris circa November 1919

The story with Mary Harris started out with my research for Alexander Campbell Harris records in Wales. Eventually I located a burial entry for Alexander at Llanelli Cemetery and they kindly provided ...
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Using Hungarian Civil Registry

I am looking for three things: My father's original birth certificate (b. 1951, March 3 in Budapest IV) My grandparent's marriage certificate (location and date unknown, though date most probably ...
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An Odd Set of cM Match Amounts

I can't resolve why the following strange set of match results is occurring. We have a fairly simple set of known relationships as shown in this tree: All the DNA Testers are shown in green. Jenny ...
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Records from Murska Sobata - Hungary, Yugoslavia & now Slovenia

I was surprised to find Trautman's were listed as Jews and killed in Auschwitz on JewishGen.com. How do I find records from a Synagogue that was shut down by the Nazi's. The Synagogue I need the ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I wasn't expecting to find this when I received a marriage certificate in the post today. The year of marriage is 1877 in the registration district of Exeter. Mary Ann Vickery, age 22 which make her ...
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I'm looking for birth or baptismal record Westensee, Germany

My great grandfather, Ludwig August Adolph Ehlers, 1854–1942 BIRTH 19 SEP 1854 • Westensee, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Arrived in USA in 1894 in New York. Sailed out of ...
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Finding details of Maltese ancestors

Trying to find details such as birth dates and marriage dates of my grandparents on my mothers side, His name was Carmenu Farrugia ... married to Kristina ( born Baldachino).... They lived in Tarxien/...
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How (in GEDCOM) to document returning to a home previously immigrated to?

Person went from France to Canada in the 1800s but in 1914 he passed through New York from "Besaçes, Roanne, France" via Le Havre with destination listed as "home, (illegible), Canada.&...
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How to document a “Baby Scan”?

We had the scan for our second son back on 2nd September 2003. And I still have the digital image and was thinking of adding it to his profile. But since this is an event that occurs before his birth ...
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DNA implications if my Gr Grandfather is also my Dad's father? (incest)

I am trying to find my family of origin. My dad died several almost 15 years ago before DNA was a common thing. He was adopted and never knew anything about his birth parents and he never wanted to ...
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Can someone legally publish photos I uploaded to Ancestry?

I had uploaded some ancestor and family photos onto Ancestry and Find A Grave. A cousin contacted me about purchasing her books she had published on our family history. After I purchased her two books,...
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How to interpret this19th century Ukrainian Jewish birth index result?

I found these search results among Ukrainian Births on JewishGen: I would like help interpreting the second column. The three rows of headers are: Father, Grandfather Mother, Grandfather Mother, ...
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When do you decide to add media to the Fact or the Source Citation?

I have this fact: I have this source citation: At the moment, the media is attached to the fact: How do you decide when to link the media to the fact or the source citation? And are there any side ...
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331 cm Uncle - could it be different relative

On 23&me the DNA results came in yesterday and it exactly states "You & John share the DNA that was passed down from two of your grandparents (his parents)". We have 331cm in common ...
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I don't understand the Piece scope of a UK Prison Register record on Find my past

I found a likely match for a family member in the prison registers on the UK find my past site, but don't understand the "Piece scope" part: Beds. - Hunts. The record can be found here: ...
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Determine family from obituary

I have a very poorly set up obituary and I need to determine who the 7 children and their families are, but the the way it is laid out and the punctuation are making this quite difficult for me. The ...
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Identifying paternal grandfather using DNA tests if birth name is unknown

My paternal grandfather was raised by others and took their name, but he was not officially adopted. I have no idea of his real name. Can I still find him/family with DNA test(s) and, if so, which ...
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Where was Kolashine, Russia?

I am researching my great-grandmother. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, she listed her place and date of birth as Kolashine, Russia, 1888-11-09. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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How best to display a tree or trees of cousins?

How can I best display all my first and second cousins, in a large printable chart, that we can reference at family gatherings? Ideally for two people to quickly see their relationship. I know I can ...
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Where was Mishaf, Russia-Poland?

I am researching my great-grandfather. In a naturalization form on 1936-04-23, he listed his place and date of birth as Mishaf, Poland-Russia, 1884-08-24. Source: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/...
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New Hampshire Poor Farm Records

I am looking for listings or names of men who were paupers in the Nashua or Hillsborough County poor farms (aka pauper farms aka town farms aka poor houses) in 1855-1857. Does anyone know if records ...
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Was this common usage of “mother-in-law” in late 19th century in US census?

I have been researching my great-grandfather in US records and the 1880 census of his household referred to a middle-aged woman with different last name living in the household as his "mother in ...
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Finding 19th-century passenger arrivals to the United States

My great-grandfather Aloysius Deckert was born in Germany and died in Albany, New York in 1901. How can I find his arrival in the United States?
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What information should I include for this source citation?

I would like advice on entering more recent death references as source citation details. I tend to rely on whatever Ancestry creates but the newer stuff is not always there. Admittedly, this is 2003, ...
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What does birthplace: “Cold Rain,” Ireland imply?

On a 1908 Pennsylvania death certificate for John Stewart, 82, his birthplace is listed as "Cold Rain" Ireland. Irony aside, I think it can be safely assumed that this is a butchering of ...
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What month is this? (German kurrent abbreviation)

I've seen this abbreviation used in the Thuringia region as late as the late 1800s. Yet it isn't on even the rather exhaustive list at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Month_Names_in_German To ...
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Understanding Irish Baptismal registration of Owen Leahy in 19 Aug 1852

Ancestry.com claims that this is a Baptismal record for Owen Leahy, son of Owen Leahy and Peg Walsh. Looking at the source material, I don't understand how they determined the name (or age) of the ...
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Tracing Hungarian birth and marriage records

I am trying to trace birth father's birth and marriage records. He died when I was very young and I was later adopted by my stepfather so my birth father's details no longer show on my birth ...

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