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Help finding Shrader ancestors

jadepx did an awesome job confirming that all my Shraders are from the same family. German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families Can someone help find the birth records of the parents? ...
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Information regarding a Royal sip that migrated from Russia to England in the 1900's (1911) [closed]

My family migrated from Russia to England in the 1900's it is believed they were a family of 10. 2 adults with 8 children. They were musicians and managed to get passage by playing on the ship.
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Sharing GRAMPS database between 2 computers

How do I share my database between 2 computers on the same network. One is Windows 10, the other is Ubuntu 20.04. My database resides in the Windows partition but was built using Ubuntu. When I supply ...
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Using AncestryDNA to verify if sister also aunt

My bio dad adopted my sister. We share the same mother. I recently found her birth certificate, and on it was grandfathers name. It was in German so I do not really understand it all. Our mother has ...
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German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families

I inherited the German records of my family tree from a distant relative 20 years ago (no sources, just a descendant list). It has special meaning to me because it got me started in Genealogy. ...
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Understanding name on German headstone

I can use an online translator to understand the first half: Bertha M, wife of John Shrader, died May 17, 1885. Age 34 years, 6 months, 28 days. This matches my other records for this person, maiden ...
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GEDCOM: how to declare two different individual records as the same person?

If a person changes the gender or the name or both: how can I interlink the two individuals in GEDCOM to declare them as the same person?
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Multiple German Given Names

I believe that these are the birth records of my GGGrandmother and her sister. In the USA, they were known as Sophia (1st pict) and Mary (2nd pict). Their parents were known as Christ and Sophia. The ...
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1695 Baptism at sea?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper Sr. was (supposedly) born at sea, the story told in Littell (First Settlers of the Passaic Valley) is commonly repeated: But if this actually happened (there are ...
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Finding birth certificate from late 19th century Transylvania

I am trying to find birth certificate or details about my great grandparents who were from Transylvania. My great grandfathers name was Marton Joszef and my great grandmother was Sarlota Lefkorits. ...
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Finding unit of WWII soldier that fought in Italy

Where do I look to find out what unit my uncle was assigned to and where his unit fought in WWII. I do know he was in Italy at one point I have his serial number: 39614088 He enlisted (was drafted) ...
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Klein & Rosenzweig family tree question

I am in search of family geneaology for my 2x great grandparents. I knew my 2x great grandmother until I was 10 (I know crazy!), so I have some history on her side, but not my 2x great grandfather. ...
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What is a spinster widow in a North Carolina marriage record?

I found a marriage record: "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)," database with images, FamilySearch (10 March 2021), W J Moses Knight and Charity Wenton, 22 Sep 1761;...
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How would you search for an obituary for someone with a common name?

My dearest friend died recently in March 2021, but he has a common 1st, middle, and last name. All three could be considered as basic first names. I have made endless and extensive searches, and ...
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Using DNA to find biological father

I have done both 23 & me and Ancestry trying to gets leads on who in the world my birth father could be. My mom truly can’t recall. I found a first cousin or potential great aunt I think. She ...
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Correctly adding a repository / source / citation for a Burial as received by email

Repositories, sources and citations still confuse me a lot. I know I have asked similar questions before. I have tried to take onboard that advice. Background I wrote a letter to the Cemeteries of ...
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Widow's probate in 18th century US?

When my ancestor Elias Van Court died in 1750 in New Jersey, he left everything to his wife Ann "as long as she lives". (from "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State ...
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Making sense of low DNA match for half-siblings

My DNA match on Ancestry was thought to be my half sister. After my test came back, 713 cMs across 20 segments, 10% shared DNA, longest segment 136, that says my Grandfather would be her father, but ...
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Obtaining a plan of the Cemetery in Paterna near Valencia, Spain

Using this website I am able to retrieve information about the burials at the Cemetery of Paterna, Spain. Grandfather: Enrique Torres Dominguez: Grandmother: Patrocinio Marcilla Bienzobas They have ...
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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

I am trying to locate an older map of Campamento, Paterna, Valencia Spain. I can find the current streets etc. easily enough using Google Maps, including Street View but my mother would like to see ...
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Where does the extra information come from on FindAGrave.com?

On FindAGrave.com, I often find information in the record that is not included in the headstone. An example can be found in the tombstone of my 2nd great grandfather John Coleman Thomas Ross. I know ...
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Were 1700's Danish betrothals more likely to be of a couple that went through their confirmation ceremony together?

Was it considerably more common for marriages in 1700's Denmark to be comprised of a bride and groom from the same parish who also had their confirmation ceremonies in the same year or even in the ...
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What was the standard for requiring an absolution in 1700's Denmark?

I understand that an absolution is an event to clear a couple from the sin of having a child out of wedlock. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Scandinavia_Absolution If a child was born out of ...
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Translating profession from two records written in Kurrentshrift

I'm struggling to identify these characters in two records for the same person, recorded one year apart. The documents are from around 1900 and written in Kurrent, and I've tried using both a Kurrent ...
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Does anyone know where Gilford, Yorkshire is / was?

I found the census entry below and I read the place of birth for William Thacker as Gilford, Yorkshire. I have been unable to find a location for this or anything similar. Does anyone have any ...
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Locating case records after death in Valencia, Spain

This question is linked to this one Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate. So the wording below will be updated as and when then actual transcribed text / ...
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How do I find Haplogroup X from AncestryDNA raw data?

I just received my AncestryDNA raw data and I'm trying to find my Haplogroup X. I used the "ytree.morleydna.com" and I have that data. Can that data be used to determine X? There are ...
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Transcribing Spanish text (and translating into English) on Death Certificate

My Great Grandfathers death certificate has this entry: I can make out some of the words but not all of them and would appreciate assistance in determining an accurate translation into English for my ...
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Finding record of family name change in New York City from 1943 or 1944

During WW II my family changed their name. We all lived in New York City, Manhattan, at the time. The name change was made prior to my parents' application for citizenship. Where might I find a record ...
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Listed as 1st cousins instead of half siblings

I recently was contacted in regards that I have a deceased half sister 11 years older than me. I did a 23amd me test and it shows us as 1st cousins with 13.57% shared DNA. Because of this, I contacted ...
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Translating grave marker written in Hebrew?

I'm doing the tree and need to know who this man's parents are, anyone know Hebrew?
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Finding 1939 birth place in Pomerania, Poland

I am looking for my mother's birth place and where she last lived in Pomerania 1924/1939. The documents I have are confusing. One states her place of birth as Kisiewe. Another states Kiczewa. Nearest ...
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Is 64.2% / 4776 cM full sibling an outlier?

According to 23andme, my younger brother and I (male) matched 64.2% with 4776 cM. That seemed weird since our matches with our parents are the normal ~50% or just under. This is very much not my field,...
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Including a gedcom within a gedcom

I have a large gedcom which I am wish to break into several different gedcoms. For example, I am trying to break out my half sisters tree and my tree into separate gedcoms. We have a common father, ...
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Adding more information to Gramps Descendant Reports

I’m trying to add more information to my Descendant reports. Nothing is working for me when trying to add a birth date and a residence for example. I open reports, descendant reports, go to the ...
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Half uncle cM match to niece/nephew not same as reverse match

My mother's half brother and I both submitted DNA samples to Ancestry. His came back 393 cm related to me. Mine came back 795 related to him. Why would there be such a large difference?
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Understanding DNA match of 2,559cM to grandparent

I received my DNA results from Ancestry. My first DNA match ended up being my paternal grandpa. We shared 37 percent of our DNA and 2559cm. If that seems high, what could be causing so strong of a ...
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Automatically marking relatives dead when born more than 100 years ago

I've found an old GEDCOM file of mine where I did not mark many ancestors as dead despite their birth lying back over a hundred years. Is there an easy way to automatically mark them as dead (with ...
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Identifying freemason regalia from New York

I just found out that my late grandfather was a Freemason. I know he was with the grand lodge of New York. I even have his membership number. I am mostly curious about his regalia. He has some ...
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Locating Birth Certificates in Spain using Census Info

I want to try and obtain accurate details about my Great Grandparents birth (ie. obtain certificates) on my Grandfathers side. My mother has provided photos of them to me and told me a bit about them. ...
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Searching for WW1 records of Adolf Totschek or Totscheck [duplicate]

I am searching for my Great Grandfather’s WW1 records. His name is Adolf Totscheck or Totschek and he lived in Görlitz, Germany.
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Is there some software that can draw a family diagram with a timeline?

I got an idea of how I wanted to represent my family tree. A regular tree has the disadvantage that time is not taken into account. Generations are shown at the same line, while in fact most of the ...
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Deciding between two competing theories - who am I anyway?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper arrived in the US around 1695 (maybe he was born here, maybe born at sea), and while his descendants are relatively well documented, nothing is known for sure ...
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Can a citation be copied within Ancestry.com?

I created a source (a certain book) and citation (a certain page) within Ancestry.com and attached it to one person. The page mentions multiple people in my tree. Is there a way to duplicate the ...
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Can a person confirm paternity by results of a DNA matching service to the father's distant relative?

I am trying to find a way to confirm that the man listed on my birth certificate is my father or not (hopefully not). I have some obstacles, of course, one is that he died in 2011. We were not close (...
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DNA matches half uncle

I was wondering if anyone could answer this question I have. I have DNA match with my half uncle ( fathers side) , and I also have a half great Aunty - mother’s side. My sister has a slightly higher ...
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Would half siblings share the same DNA links to extended family

I've matched with either a half sibling\aunt or niece on MyHeritage - we chatted and it seems like we share the same father. However, I have links to a 1st cousin once removed or second cousin, for ...
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3rd Cousin DNA with a person

I share a DNA match with a male person of 152cM coming up as a 3rd cousin. I also share a match with his half brother but much Lower at 45cM. These two share the same father but different mothers. I’...
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Is person who has lost family last name still considered Direct descendant

My aunt's children, already have children, and these kids no longer have any of my grandparents' last names, as they have inherited the lastname from the husband. Can they still be considered as ...
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how to find out about german prisoners of war after they returned to Germany

I am trying to find out more about a group of German prisoners of war who worked on my grandparents farm in the north of England in the late 1940s. I have letters which they sent from Germany in the ...

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