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Robert Ellis has an article Looking for an Ancestor in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904–1914 and when I did a further search under his name there is a website Obtaining Former Panama Canal Zone Documentati …
answered Nov 1 '12 by Jeni
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One of the reasons my Ancestry.com tree is public is so that I can make connections to “cousins” I don’t know. The relatives I have connected with have been a fantastic help in researching our common …
asked Nov 1 '12 by Jeni
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In addition to the other suggestions: You can read genealogy blogs. Doing it through an RSS feeder is very helpful - I get good tips that way. One of the things I would like to do is attend a genea …
answered Oct 11 '12 by Jeni
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How do I figure out if someone is a first cousin, second cousin, cousin once-removed, etc?
asked Oct 11 '12 by Jeni
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There are some lines in my ‘”tree” that contain few confirmed ancestors. One of the ways I’ve found people and information is by connecting to “cousins”. I’ve done this through: a public online tr …
asked Nov 3 '12 by Jeni
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This site was suggested to me by a relative in Australia - National Library of Australia You have to join, but it's free. The newspaper archive only goes up to 1954, but Australian Women's Weekly g …
answered Oct 19 '12 by Jeni
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What basic information do I need to have about my ancestor before I start looking for the ship that he/she came to America on? So that I don't waste a lot of time fruitlessly searching for a ship - w …
asked Oct 12 '12 by Jeni
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I think the change is a positive one that clarifies the evaluation of evidence. As someone who finds they like things spelled out clearly, the five criteria listed below (taken from the website you c …
answered Oct 31 '12 by Jeni
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Cyndi's List at lists some professional groups located in Poland (including A.A. Watta & Co. and Discover Polish Ancestors). You might also consider contacting the Polish Genealogical Society of Amer …
answered Oct 17 '12 by Jeni
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One reason he may have waited is if there was a language barrier - " Applicants age 55 or older when they filed for naturalization and have lived as a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) …
answered Apr 26 '13 by Jeni
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Another way I've found Cyndi's List helpful is when I'm researching a family in a particular state. Under Categories - United States, there is an alphabetical list of States with resources I may not …
answered Oct 28 '12 by Jeni
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You could consider putting Atlantic Ocean into the Country field. Since you know the relative was born "at sea" between England and the US, a more specific location (Ocean name) can be used.
answered Apr 15 '13 by Jeni
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You might want to consider making it clear what the expectations are for your role. Are you responsible for any fact-checking or editing? Are you going to double-check the research? What if this 'd …
answered Feb 23 '13 by Jeni
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My nephew has shown an interest in what I'm doing in genealogy. He asks via email how it is going and what new information I've found. That encourages me to continue. Even my youngest grandson asks …
answered Nov 16 '13 by Jeni
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You could try the Forces War Records. This is a subscription site that enables you to conduct a free name search to decide whether it has the information you are seeking. In your case, the advantage …
answered Jul 1 '13 by Jeni

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