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Recently, I found my great-great grandmother's (Emily Griffiths) 5th grade report card from 1895 nailed to the wall in the attic over the garage (don't ask me why it was there, I took it down and put …
asked Nov 25 '18 by Jack
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Well, building off of Robert Shaw's answer, it appears to me that the person in the photograph is wearing a Type I unit disk, which puts the photo somewhere between 1910 and 1937. According to both …
answered Dec 25 '18 by Jack
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I have an ancestor named Richard Dugdale who was probably born in 1845 (although 1844 and 1848 are also possible) somewhere in England (possibly Manchester or Bristol) and died in 1909 in Massachusett …
asked Jul 23 '17 by Jack
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My suggestion would be to investigate WolframAlpha (https://www.wolframalpha.com/) if you haven't already, at least for the United States. If you enter the term "surname xxxx," it will produce a numbe …
answered Jul 23 '17 by Jack
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In general, I would say that there is certainly nothing wrong with using the word county when referencing a US place name. In some cases, it is necessary in order to correctly identify the location. F …
answered Aug 13 '17 by Jack
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The above answers are entirely correct, but since you already have the patent number, you can also just go straight to the source - the U.S. Patent Office! They have a bunch of different ways to searc …
answered Nov 27 '18 by Jack
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I agree with the other answers given here that one should simply start with the earliest confirmed ancestor, regardless of whether they are an immigrant or not. I would just like to add a quote from s …
answered Aug 16 '17 by Jack
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Most large universities and colleges have these sorts of scanners available for use for a nominal fee per scan, or potentially for free, especially if you are an affiliate of the school (i.e. if you h …
answered Nov 26 '18 by Jack
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I apologize up front, because this is going to be a long, rambling and confusing question, but here goes: With a high degree of certainty, I can trace one branch of my family tree back to one Daniel …
asked Dec 11 '18 by Jack
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Yes, I would use "notes" to create a biography for each person. Then, if you want to, you can create a "detailed ancestral report" for the person in question and as many generations of ancestors as yo …
answered Jul 29 '17 by Jack
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A year or so ago I found this index-only marriage record for Richard Griffiths Jr. (no idea why they added a second "Griffiths" in) and Mary Gomersall on Ancestry. I believe it is for the right couple …
asked Jul 29 '17 by Jack
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I can't speak intelligently to the question of whether or why the first entry is a reference to Isaac Brizendine's estate, although the quote that WilliamKF added seems to provide an answer to that qu …
answered Aug 15 '17 by Jack
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I believe that sempaiscuba is probably correct with their answer. However, there is a slim possibility that the "M" stands for "manumitted", which is the technical term for the act of a master freeing …
answered Apr 22 '19 by Jack
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When adding media such as pictures and documents to a gallery in Gramps, you are given the option between an "absolute path" and a "relative path" for linking the media to the source location on the c …
asked Aug 12 '17 by Jack
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This isn't a question about any particular death certificate, but rather a general question. On modern birth certificates, say after 1950, the general style seems to be to give the date of death, the …
asked Jul 26 '17 by Jack

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