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Danish printed forms - alphabet?

This is Fraktur script, used in Germanic countries. The text above says Forældrenes Navn, Stand, Haandtering og Bopæl which translates to Parents' Name, Condition, Occupation and Residence If you ...
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Reading Finnish Parish Records

I would read Kaisa's birth record as Torparen Josef Johansson Törmänens & hru Anna Greta Matts drs barn: Caisa Fredrika. Faddr: Pehr Majala med hru Greta Mathilda; Matts Törmänen med hru Anna ...
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Meaning of "Map" as birthplace on NY 1855 Census?

Historically, the letter "s" was often written more like a tall, looped "f", and a double "s" could look like "fs", or "p" if close together. So I'd guess this is "Mass", i.e. Massachusetts. It's ...
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Could "Our Mother" be a term of endearment on 1855 headstone?

My initial assessment is: I think it quite unlikely that someone would be referred to "Our Mother" on a headstone, without some mother-child relationship present. It may not be a genetic mother-child ...
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How can I verify if Kilbirnie is in the Dalry parish in Scotland?

As a supplement to the previous answer, researchers who want to explore the historical geography of places can access: GENUKI: link to Kilbirnie, Ayrshire and choose the tab nearby churches A Vision ...
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Birth registration listed in Ancestry but missing from GRO Index Online?

My advice to anyone searching the GRO indexes is to search all available sites and compare them. Note the differences in page numbers. GRO: Name: WILLS, ELLEN MAUD mother's maiden name: - ...
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Birth registration listed in Ancestry but missing from GRO Index Online?

Give Hight a try instead of Slight! This isn't the first time I've seen H mistaken for Sl.
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

His name has been indexed as Kyle rather than Ryle by Ancestry.com in the 1841 Census, aged 2, at Broughton, Lancashire with his parents Thomas (40) and Matilda (30) and siblings James (12), ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

To gather more information about the operations of ships, establish their identity, just as you would for a person, and about the company which operated them. With ships, just like people, there can ...
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How can I verify if Kilbirnie is in the Dalry parish in Scotland?

I am not sure that you understand "parish" in this setting: in the post-1855 Scottish Registers of Births, of Marriages, and of Deaths these are civil parishes. Of course these were ...
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Using Ancestry DNA Circles to distinguish fathers of children to 2nd great grandmother?

I think the answer is probably "it depends" -- and it may not be possible to do this with the information displayed for an AncestryDNA circle alone. You may find the following resources helpful: ...
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Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census?

With a nudge from @JanMurphy I went looking for and found Instructions For Taking the Census Of the State Of New York In the Year 1855; Issued By the Secretary of State, To the Officers Charged With ...
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What churches in/near Ward 6, Albany, New York State might have baptized Scottish baby in 1854?

This answer includes some material which was originally left in comments and is incomplete. The question involves two different intertwined questions -- discovering what church the Sellars family ...
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Reading Finnish Parish Records

I think I can answer one part of your question which is what the number "18" after "15" refers to. I think it is born on the 15th and baptised on the 18th. That this might be the case is based on ...
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Finding information about Brick Kiln - Motcombe - Dorset

The brickworks and kiln were located just south of Motcombe Park, as shown on this 1890 OS map: See the National Library of Scotland website to view this and other historic maps.
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Does Cause of death being Convulsions suggest Cholera?

Cholera often leads to derailments in the electrolyte balance of the body, which can also lead to neurological symptoms. According to Sack (The Lancet, 2004), "severe muscle cramps of arms and legs ...
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Interpreting Georgia property tax digest record from 1850?

I believe it means that Augustus Hinton was Agent of Rebecca Flinn (white) and Guardian for Jane Burnett a free person of color. Check the laws in effect at that time and place because people of color ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

I have found the following information about the Ship Constance and also the Antelope. As I can see it this will tie in all your information and solve some of your problems. Shipping Gazette and ...
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Transfering money between England and New South Wales (Australia) in 1850s?

There are a number of ways money might have been sent abroad. But in your case it would have probably have been via a company. Around the time that countries and empires had colonies in the Americas ...
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How can I verify if Kilbirnie is in the Dalry parish in Scotland?

I had a response from the Scottish Catholic Archive: The church in Kilbirnie was only founded in 1859 so they would have used Dalry, St Palladius which was founded in 1848. So that clears up this ...
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I'm looking for birth or baptismal record Westensee, Germany

You can find a Census for 1855 on FamilySearch (39481) for - among others - Westensee and Neumünster available.
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Tracing police service of South Australian constable from 1855 to 1861?

I'm not sure how I missed this in my original searches but there is a search page for South Australia Police 1838 to 1920 by Maureen M Leadbeater. The entry for Thomas Hitchcox there is: Surname: ...
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Locating Carnarton in ecclesiastical district of Tuckingmill in parish of Illogan, Cornwall?

As commented by @ColeValleyGirl, it appears that I have identified the correct location based on a post at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~peterpjw/Carnarthen.html Carnarthen - a locality, about ...
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Tracing Hitchcox migration Liverpool-Adelaide in 1854 on ships Constance and Antelope?

The answer from @JanMurphy stimulated me to look harder, and provided some pointers in which direction to proceed. By doing that I found: The Ozships website records that the Constance arrived at ...
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