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Hans Bahlow (trans. Edda Gentry): German Names under Wischer says this is a Westphalian variant of Wiese "meadow", and mentions the spelling variant Wiesche.
answered Dec 7 '18 by JPmiaou
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Frank and Francis are the same name; one is from the Old German for "a Frenchman", the other is from the Latin for same, transmitted via Italian. E.G. Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christi …
answered Apr 24 '19 by JPmiaou
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The sounds [polɑvt͡ʃɛk] would be written Polavcsek in modern Hungarian; [pɑlovt͡ʃɛk] would be Palovcsek. However, surnames often preserve archaic spellings, and in any case nobody paid much attention …
answered Aug 31 '18 by JPmiaou
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My mother (who is only related by marriage to the family in question) recounted a story that my great-grandmother's little brother died in the first World War when he and a group of fellow young offic …
asked Nov 12 '18 by JPmiaou
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It's statistics. "Accurate" simply doesn't apply: a prediction may be 99% likely, but that will not mean a thing to that 1 in 100 where it fails -- and you have no way of knowing which group you fall …
answered Sep 13 '19 by JPmiaou
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It seems likely that it's her Yiddish name. Various users of Behind the Name indicate that Schewa is a German Yiddish variant of Shevye, from Hebrew Sheva', compare Elisheva and Batsheva. (JewishGen …
answered Apr 19 '20 by JPmiaou
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My underlying question (whether Gaiter Adalbert in the Loss List is the same person as my Gaiter Béla) hasn't been answered yet, but I have been made aware of some resources that may help others looki …
answered Jan 18 '19 by JPmiaou
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The manifest got his names switched. (That is, the clerk wrote Leonidas in the "Family Name" column and V. Zotos in the "Given Name" column.) Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJK1-6M …
answered Jul 26 '20 by JPmiaou
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Before the start of civil registration, vital records were the responsibility of churches. According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (https://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt03110501/0_0_1_pg_14.html) …
answered Jul 10 '20 by JPmiaou
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OK, so am I understanding it correctly that you have the following set of relationships: ?1 --- A --- B | | C --- D E --- ?2 | | F G where F is you, and G …
answered Jun 15 '20 by JPmiaou
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The name is Pál, not Pól. If your father was roughly the same age as your mother, then his birth records will not be publicly available for decades yet. Some archives in Hungary use the current law as …
answered Dec 13 '20 by JPmiaou
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The Help page of the Arolsen Archives includes information about how to cite their records: When you cite documents, always give the following information: [Title of the document], [Sub-colle …
asked Jun 5 '20 by JPmiaou
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REGISTER OF MARRIAGES Consecutive number Year, month, and day of wedding The couple's sur- and given name and civil status, along with the sur- and given name and civil status of the parents bir …
answered Jun 4 '19 by JPmiaou
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DNA Painter thinks that the probability of 1449 cM being a half-uncle/aunt relationship is only 5.5%. It's much more likely that he's her full uncle, meaning the following diagram accounts for all of …
answered May 28 '20 by JPmiaou
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Given the 1723 cM number, I'm interpreting "his father is one of a twin" as "his father and my father are identical twins". This means that genetically, you and your first cousin are half-siblings. Th …
answered Mar 26 '21 by JPmiaou

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