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Understanding cM?

I recently received a "DNA Match" on my account to some one who shows 1,177 cM shared. I am trying to understand what this is really telling me. This is important to me as I do not know who my ...
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Comparing currency in different time periods?

In the question How to order copies of English wills (post-1858)? I used as examples these two Probate Calendar entries, which are for a husband and wife. At the bottom I added some notes about the ...
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Understanding shared centimorgans?

I took an AncestryDNA test and have matched with a new relative JP. She and I share 1836cM. She’s not my half sister. She’s not my grandparent. She could be my father’s half sister. With this amount ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

On my parents marriage certificate it says that my mums profession was a Batswoman: The year is 1963 and the location Warminster, England. My mother tells me that at the time she was a carer for a ...
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How accurate is Ancestor Timeline of 23andMe?

My Ancestry composition at 23andMe states: "You most likely had a French ancestor, second, third, fourth or fifth great grandparent who was 100% French born between 1760 and 1850." How accurate is ...
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Understanding Cursive /Joined Writing in Irish Register Death

I hope I am not out of order asking a question re writing again but rethinking my effort on last query has resulted in me finding the record I need. I am attaching another example of writing that I ...
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Philadelphia business records ca. 1925

Is there a database of businesses (stores) in Philadelphia circa 1925? If so, where can I find it? I am trying to find evidence of a joint business of an ancestor who lived in Philadelphia at that ...
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Usual ports of arrivals by nation (case of Albania)

Are there statistics on the ports of arrivals by nation? In particular, I am interested in the ports of entries of Albanians before WWI and WWII to the US.
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Does age factor in when calculating relationship on DNA match

A result of 193 cm from 100 year old, matched up to a 35 yo. Does the age of the participants factor in? The sample also showed cross match. The relationship is estimated at 2nd to 3rd cousins. Does ...
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Does 1,517 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

My husband has a close family match of 1,517cM across 61 segments and his niece shares 906 cM across 40 segments. Is there a chance this is a half brother to my husband and half uncle to his niece? ...
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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

In my research there are several documents that can only be accessed at Family History Centers. The term used (when searching for these documents) is that they can be Viewed, does that imply that ...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

I have a picture that includes this building that I'm trying to locate from 1958: I believe the signage reads: Bristol Yards / Frankford Supply Co. I believe this is in New Jersey, otherwise ...
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Understanding Irish marriage certificate register abbreviations?

I have a question re the use of abbreviations in Ireland perhaps on a broader scale too with other countries too. Attached is an image of a signature which looks like James Byrne on a marriage cert (...
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cM's for a 2nd cousin?

I'll try to keep this simple. I was adopted and have known my birth family for many years. Just did a DNA test and found I have 702 matching cM's with the daughter of my mothers brother (making her ...
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Military records for the Battle of Waterloo?

My great-great grandfather Gottlob Daniel fought with the German army under Gen. Bluecher in the Battle of Waterloo. I have a medal he received which has been passed down thru the family. He was a ...
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Creating record for individual where no details are known?

Where a child is born but no details of the father are known, should a record be created for that person and no details recorded or should no record be created? The part hinting at this in How ...
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Does 1,427 shared cM indicate half-siblings? [duplicate]

I share 1427cm 54 segments with a close family to 1st cousins with a probability of 93.7% to grandparent, aunt uncle or half sibling. All of my info is that he is related on my maternal side, ...
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Finding information about Brick Kiln - Motcombe - Dorset

My 2nd Great Grandmother's birth certificate arrived today. She was born in 1858 and according to the entry the place of birth was: Brick Kiln, Motcombe The registration district was Shaftesbury ...
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Identifying uniform thought to be German?

Does anybody recognize this uniform?
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Looking for Franz Msyk Dispatch rider in the Second World War awarded the second and first class Iron cross [duplicate]

My dad was a dispatch rider in the second world war for Germany because of his job and the danger he was awarded the iron Cross first and second class he was captured by a resistance group and was ...
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Identifying 1910 Russian Town Name “Swel”?

I've got the WWI registration records of my great-great grandpa who was supposedly born in Russia in 1890-1892, he emigrated to the US (Chicago) in around 1910 I think. The typed up transcript on ...
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How to organize my genealogy downloads?

My digital genealogy research is organized according to my needs: A flat folder hierarchy, a lot of tags (Finder tags provided by macOS), standardized filenames and tagging schemes. I have no ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

I have understood that banns / marriages were a maximum of 3 months apart. So I am confused. Take these two individuals: William Finsley Partridge Mary Elizabeth Brown Take these banns: The source:...
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Identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs)

Are identical twins DNA numbers (centiMorgans/cMs) less from grandparents because they are identical twins?
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

I have just stumbled over the fact that my Great x 3 Grandmother remarried a Charles Chant. My Great x 2 Grandfather Henry is listed along with his sister Fanny as step children. Does this mean ...
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Understanding prison sentence records - England - 1880s

I am not familiar with reading prison records. This actual document is typed so it is clear. The date is 14 April 1888 in Dorset. It seems to me that John Coke ( a son of my ancestor ) was involved ...
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Prison offence - trespassing underwood fence

I have come across this prison offence for one of my ancestors: I have read the offence to be: Trespass, Damaging Underwood fence This offence was in 1844. I understand this offence to mean that ...
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

On a 1909 passenger list I have the following record. The 1st word is the city name. There is a ditto mark to the left of that, it is for Russia. To the right of the city name it says Father Jozef ...
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Getting mother’s birth certificate from lwow Rosa 1945?

My mother was born in 1945 in lwow Rosja. How I can get her birth certificate?
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Tracing German WW2 soldier's name with number 7001519

My great grandfather from South Africa took a knife and fork set from a German soldier during World War II in Italy. On the back of the knife with the swastika symbol there is a number ...7001519 ...
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Adding Marriage Bann to Person in the Time Line [duplicate]

I have a marriage bann with the following 3 dates: May 12, 1878 May 19, 1878 May 26, 1878 I attached it to my family tree using May 1878. Is this the standard way to put the document in the right ...
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Does match sharing 952 cM indicate grandparent or great uncle?

My mother was adopted and we are trying to find the parents. I have a DNA match that is 952cM and 38 DNA segments. What is the chance of this being my grandparent? It says 1st cousin and we know ...
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Run away marriage: why did people go to Maryland?

I am tracking the marriage certificate of a couple who lived in NYC and who reportedly ran away in Maryland to get married between 1940 and 1945. NYC marriage indexes are available and it is true they ...
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Were Scottish middle names sometimes added later? Eg. Campbell

I have asked questions relating to Alexander Campbell Harris before. You may recall that I had issues with his year of birth due to differences between the information on the marriage and death ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

I'm trying to identify the location of this photograph from the Fall of 1958 in New York City. One store in photo says Broadway Book Store, so I assume this is Broadway. It might be Broadway and ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I am looking for records of my family who were in the Islington workhouse and Highgate Hill Infirmary (HHI or St. Mary's) around 1908-1909. I have already found many records including admissions and ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about products administered / surname

Here are my remaining transcription queries on page 3 to complete the asylum case notes: 7.7.17 Has an attack of vomiting and is very weak. Has been put to bed in hospital. Milk ???. 2.9.17 ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about Unions and First Names

We are nearly complete with transcribing the lunacy case notes for my ancestor. I could not have done it without everyone's help and it has been interesting learning a few things along the way. I ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about the patients health

With the exception of this currently open question (from the list below), there is one more deciphering issue on page 2 of 3 in these lunacy case notes of my ancestor. 11.8.16 Is much better now ???...
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Hiring a Private Investigating Agency

If I want to research about my ancestors however I don't have the time or the relevant data on how to do so is it possible to hire someone to do this task? If yes how safe is it and is it recommended ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patient “quotations”

My ancestor was reported to say the following statements: "Don't ??? kill me" "Oh do ??? spare my life!" At first I wondered if the word I can't decipher stood for you all but then the ...
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Why can't I see 1861 / 1871 census entries on Freecen website when I can see them on Ancestry website?

According to Ancestry there are two potential census entries (1861 and 1871) for Martha Coke: I don't have a paid subscription so can't view these documents. What I don't understand though is why I ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about a suspicious mark / Diarrhoea

These are the last entries on page 2 of the case notes before the document continues with a final page in another volume. 2.3.17 P. back in 7 with Diarrhoea. Frequently complains after ??? when ...
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Does sharing 1,249cM indicate half sibling?

My husband was raised by his older half brother. We have been told throughout the years that he is actually my husband father.We ran an ancestry test with his daughter. Results were sharing 1249cm ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about General appearance / Description of Bodily Symptoms

Has a wild and terrified expression. A few stumps of teeth remain. Lips dry. Tongue ??? and dry. Pupils of medium size, equal, regular, react to light and to accommodation. ??? ??? ???. Planter ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Brandy and Milk

This is a continuation of: Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about patients previous history Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about nurses entry? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about ...
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Which program supports export (PDF/LaTex) to show full tree, not only ancestors/decendants

I'm currently using gramps (5.0.2) to build my family tree. I wanted to generate a report of a relative and the report should include basically everything, well at least it should include his ...
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Where can I find the records of WW1 deserters?

I heard rumours that my grandfather William Balshaw deserted in WW1 and ended up in Cape Town, South Africa in 1917 where he took the name of Selby. Where can I find the records of WW1 deserters?
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about symptoms of inflammation

This is a continuation of Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 2 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 3 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum ...
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Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about escaping through a window

This is a continuation of Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes extract? Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 2 Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes - Extract 3 Where I made a request for ...

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