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Seeking grandfather's German military records from World War I [duplicate]

My grandfather, Ernst Oscar Link, was in the German military during WW1. He emigrated to the US in 1924 or 1925. He died in 1943. I am looking for his military records where he served what his title ...
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Missing birth records for Great Grandfather - London, UK

I have been tracing my ancestors to Italy and have accounted for all their vital BMD records, with the exception of just one, which is my British-born Great Grandfather, Baptista Sabini, and his birth ...
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How can two different generations of one family be a half sibling to an outsider?

My full paternal uncle and I enough cM with an outsider to both be listed as half siblings to an unknown male. My uncle shares more cM with that unknown male than I do (a female). Both my uncle and I ...
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Transcribing and making sense of baptism record written in Kurrent

This baptism record is from Creuzburg, in 1758. The bits in brackets are the bits I'm having trouble with. 20.† Anna Maria, [Vyl] Nicolaus Beckens, Ackermanns      zu [Elmau] töchterlein ist den 11. ...
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What is the house number on this 1891 Census record?

Here is a census entry for Mary Ann Brown in 1891. I notice in the transcription that it says 61 East Street. On the image though it looks like this: I no longer have access to view the images on ...
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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?

Here is the time line for my grandmother: I know that she got divorced from my late grandfather sometime after I was born. So 1972 is a guess. But I noticed this additional information of the 1939 ...
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File naming photos convention [duplicate]

I am sorry if this is a basic question but I am struggling to come top with a simple file naming convention. I have never used one until now and want to work through all of my files.. From my research ...
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Viewing Facts and Sources using Ancestry

I noticed something today and I wondered if this is a bug, by design, or specific to my tree. If I click on the Marriage Fact on the left it links to the Source: If I click on the Source it links to ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

Would a Catholic irregular session marriage at St. Andrews in Glasgow on 25/11/1821 be listed in the OPR? I believe these are my 3x-g-gp Donald McDonald, Tailor, and Mary Crerar.
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Deciphering correct birth place for 1901 census entry

I am slightly confused about a place on a 1901 England Census entry. Class: RG13; Piece: 1946; Folio: 29; Page: 1 Snippet: I am interested in: Emily Smith What I have transcribed is Milson, ...
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Clustering of DNA regions at the grand-parents level

My father is born of unknown father and did a 23 and me DNA autosomal test. I thought I could use this test to potentially identify some relatives on this side but only very distant ones (at best 3rd ...
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Other “Indian Territory” besides Oklahoma?

I've got a girl in the 1900 Census living with her father and step-mother. The father, Charles, as far as I can tell, always lived in the Atlanta region (born 1867 in Carrollton, almost due west to ...
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How to store data with Gramps?

I'm a new user to Gramps genealogical software. I absolutely don't understand how Gramps manages data. I have a .gramps file I think stores all the data, but when I launch the app, I have to select a ...
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What does GO#4HQ mean on the DD214 Service Record?

On my fathers DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, in the section Decorations and citations, it lists Purple Heart with 3 oak clusters GO#4HQ. What does that mean?
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What are these place names (in present-day Slovakia) from this US passenger list in 1913?

The full passenger list can be found below -- I'm looking at the entry for "Ignatz Schwarz" line 14. What is the name of the city he identified as last place of residence (also same thing as ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Here is a record on Ancestry from a 1911 military census enumeration. Sharing link from Ancestry to the image. Original link to the record page (may need subscription or 'registered user' account to ...
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Trying to find Kina Rd in Toronto

The 1921 Census of Canada indicates family members lived at 536 Kina Rd, Toronto South District, District #133, Sub-District, Ward 4. I can't find this street. Was it renamed or has it disappeared or ...
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Waffen SS member Rudolf Neumann [duplicate]

I'm looking for information on my Uncle, Rudolf Neumann who served with the Waffen SS. He was killed on March 06 1942 in Russia
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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

This is a snippet from a burial entry. I am not permitted to show the full image: I am trying to decipher the name of the Reverend. I think it is: Rev. A. E. Markly. This was in 1933 in Salisbury at ...
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Organizing FamilySearch Sources in Gramps

I'm trying to get started with Gramps and am having trouble figuring out the right way to model references to Family Search as sources/citations. I tried to follow the model from this email thread, ...
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Seeking term for daughter in law's brother [duplicate]

Is there an English (if not English, do any other languages have words for this?) word for the brother of a daughter-in-law? For example, in the following diagram, what would Jim be to Lily?
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Looking for the Hans Hanson (Hansson, Hansen) family who came to North America via Quebec in 1870

I have tracked the Hanson family (Hanna, Hans, Jens, infant) from Gothenburg to Hull to Liverpool to Quebec (aboard the Allan Line SS Germany) but her husband and other son (Hans and Nils) were not ...
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How can I find out about the Oklahoma Children’s Home (Finding) Society

Searching for records/lists/info from this organization after it moved from Guthrie Oklahoma to Oklahoma City. Anyone know if there is a book or anything about the history of this particular branch of ...
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Determining if Medal Card is for relative William James Truckle or another man of same name

I don't know if it is possible to shed light on this record but I don't like to blindly attach a reference to a person without some valid basis to do so. This question relates to Confirming if ...
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Confirming if relative received medal in WW1 before death

I have this medal record (I blurred some of it) for Sidney Truckle: We know that Sidney died on 15th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey. On this "Medal" card it states that he was &...
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Locating World War 1 burial or cremation records in Turkey

I have this confirmed death record: TRUCKLE, SIDNEY, Reg. No. 2873. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 6th Batt.; killed in action, Gallipoli, August 15, 1915; born Woodford, Wiltshire. Thus, ...
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WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers query concerning name / date

Today I paid to gain access to images on Fold3 website. As a result I have deleted some of the content of the document: It is a WW1 Pension Document but I am confused. Her birth name is Mary ...
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Assessing accuracy of profession stated on daughter's baptismal record

While researching my great-grandmother, Celia Anna Gadd (1865-1915), I found a baptismal record dated December 15, 1872, which shows that she and her sisters Ada (b.1863) and Alice (b.1867) were ...
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Fact type to enter for the 1939 Register?

For each person, I usually enter each census as a fact in my software, to keep track of who I've identified in each census. However when it comes to the UK 1939 Register this becomes problematic. ...
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Looking for Records in Grodno

I am trying to trace the birth of my Jewish grandmother in Grodno (then Poland) in 1892. What is the best way of starting my search?
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Transcription of baptism record handwriting

I am having trouble deciphering some of this baptism record. It seems to be a match for a William John Gifford, whose parents were William and Lydia, servants in Belgravia. I think there's a small ...
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Susanna NEAL in Lincolnshire baptized 1774 - who did she marry?

On 7-Jan-1774, Susanna Neal was baptized in Huttoft, Lincolnshire, England. Her parents were listed as Willm Neal and Ann. On 15-May-1791, in South Ormsby (11 miles from Huttoft), Susannah Neal ...
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Travelling within the UK in 1800s

My 4th great-grandfather was a weaver who was born in 1772 and was married, lived and died in the Wigan area. I have found a record dated 1801, for someone with the same name, age and occupation in ...
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Y-dna upgrade or SNP pack?

I took the Y-dna12 test first, it came out as J-M67 but I want to proceed to find out my subclade and I can't decide to either get the J2 - M67 & L24 SNP Pack or to upgrade to Y-DNA67. What would ...
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Can I work on more than one tree on Family Search?

I understand that Family Search has a "grand tree" concept, so everyone in the world is on the same tree, but is there any way of working on a family tree other than my own for a friend ...
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Jewish records in Germany, late 1700 to early 1800

I've been able to trace my ancestry several generations but seemed to have reached a wall. Here's the [long] story behind my question below: Between records and family lore, I understand my 3rd great-...
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What can I do with my Y-DNA marker file from LivingDNA?

I took the 3-in-1 test from LivingDNA. The Y DNA result was a haplogroup, plus a 405-line text file that looks like this in part F82/M620 F93/M621/PF6114 FGC41/Y108/M12190 IMS-JST00305/F719/M3636/...
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Generating Population Density Heat Maps using Gigatrees 5

I've started using Gigatrees 5.08 downloaded from http://timforsythe.com/gigatrees.html as a tool for sharing information on my family tree research. I'm very impressed and everything works fine (and ...
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What determined whether someone received parish relief or went to the workhouse?

Parish relief, an early form of benefit system, existed in England simultaneously alongside the workhouses. I'd like to understand what the system was that determined whether a person was eligible for ...
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is there a GRAMPS descendant or family report that includes photos

I have tried to find a report in GRAMPS that has the features that I require. I want a family or descendant report that includes primary person photos. There is one other requirement: It needs to be ...
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Ormond/Orman Surname Change

I have been tracing my family history (Orman)and have found a switch to my GGG-Grandfather (Orman) from GGGG-Grandfather Ormand.Does anyone know why and when the name was changed?
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Understanding Maltese death records

I am trying to interpret the Maltese burial records found on the Malta Archives website, but am confused as to what the columns correspond to. There appear to be multiple names in each entry, as well ...
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Does AncestryDNA sequence the Y Chromosome, and if so, to what extent?

I have recently read that you can use third party tools like Morley's DNA and Cladefinder to generate your haplogroup from Raw DNA. SInce you get no haplogroup info from Ancestry, do they bother ...
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Working on pre-16th century German genealogy

I was researching my family on Ancestry, and I seem to have discovered that I can trace my mother's father's line all the way from present-day to about 11th C. The earliest name I can find is Moshe ...
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How can I verify a record of burial on Hart Island, New York?

I have found a FindAGrave memorial that lists a Nathain Affelder, died December 3, 1944. The memorial notes that Nathain Affelder was buried on Hart Island. The person who posted the memorial is no ...
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World War I Branch of Service

I am researching an individual that served in WW I. His branch of service indicated "M". Was the "M" referring to the Marines, the Medical Corps, or something else? He was a ...
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Does 23andMe limit matches?

Out of 1500 DNA matches, none are more distant than estimated 5th cousin (15 Centimorgans). Do 23andMe have a 15 Centimorgan cutoff, or a cutoff of the number of matches that is limiting how many ...
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Full sibling vs half sibling

Initially one of my full siblings and I received dna results from ancestry.com. which showed that our shared dna is 1752cm, and we were matched under close family - 1st cousin. I was a little ...
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Identifying location of Suelewa in 1912 Russia

I am trying to trace Valentina Korzauthkowska who could be my beloved aunt Valentine. She immigrated to the US and arrived in NYC on the Rijindam on June 19, 1912 from Rotterdam. Her manifests says ...
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Identifying Catherine who probably married Thomas Courteney before 1695 at or near Ladock (Cornwall)

My 7th great grandfather Thomas Courteney (Courtenay/Courtney) appears to have baptised seven children at Ladock, Cornwall, England: William Courteney on 1 Nov 1695 to parents Thomas and Catheren Ann?...

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