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Deciphering 1868 Irish marriage record?

Counkilla or Ceancullig (Gaelic: Ceann Coille) is located just north of Drimoleague. It is a townland in Drimoleague parish. Clearly there are numerous spelling variations of this place that you may ...
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Where is (was) the Mormon Post Office in Utah Territory in 1860

The easy way to find census locations on a map is to consult William Thorndale and William Dollarhide's Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, ...
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Do DNA results support theory of 1860s adoption of illegitimate nephew?

You don't say how many segments your 20 cM match is, but it's significant. A 20 cM single-segment match effectively guarantees a common ancestor, but doesn't indicate along which ancestral line, or ...
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Where is (was) the Mormon Post Office in Utah Territory in 1860

@JanMurphy's response is wonderful! Just a quick note--the P.O. Reports of Site Locations, 1837-1950, have actually been digitized and are available if you click through here: https://catalog....
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Cannot find an immigrant in the 1860/70 US Census

Start with a document you're sure of and work your way back. The birth record and ship manifest are both good places to start, but you need more. Gustav Adolf Neumann is a fairly common name. ...
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Finding UK immigration record for Isaac Gabriel of Russia?

There are naturalisation case papers at The National Archives for an Isaac Gabriel of Woolwich dated 1882 which seem likely to be for the same man. Those should give some background about him and his ...
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Looking for Alexander Ormond on 1861 census?

What about the family of Jean Osment, with James, Alexander (19), Elizabeth and John? Anytime a whole family disappears, I look for common mistakes in the spelling of the last name. Parish: Forfar; ...
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Finding a death record from Manhattan (New York City)?

This record appears to be an image copy of a page in a Manhattan borough death register. Unfortunately the person who shared it gave us no information about where he found this image. It may be a ...
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Where was Shankston in Ayr in 1868?

Looking on the National Library of Scotland's online collection of Ordnance Survey maps, I found the following sheet in the 25 inch to the mile, 1st edition of the Ordnance Survey of Scotland, 1855-...
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Finding clues for a missing immigrant in the 1870 Census?

Are you sure that your Gustav Nuemann was born in Leipzig? The guy you linked to in the 1870 Census reported his birth place as Prussia. I do not believe that Leipzig was ever considered part of ...
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Finding clues for a missing immigrant in the 1870 Census?

I found the Missouri Gustav in the 1880 census here. There is also a marriage record, which is not the same Gustav Adolph, because the date clashes with the 1880 census info, but interesting because ...
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Civil War-era death records for West Virginia?

Note that the death record you disregard has the age within 2 years of the range you list, and does not actually say he is unmarried. That line (188) in the West Virginia Vital Research Records is ...
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Civil War-era death records for West Virginia?

When you're stuck, it's a good idea to start by reviewing all the things you've already found -- mine them for clues that will give you ideas for further research. Assemble all the information you ...
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Seeking image from New York 1860 Federal Census Index?

The following ultimately references 3 sites with the desired image, 2 with indexes created independently of the database you originally found. Collection New York, Compiled Census and Census ...
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Where can I find names of enslaved people in Alabama?

This is challenging work which requires researchers to really dig to find records. Asking other genealogists to generate a comprehensive list of records for you to try is not the best use of Stack ...
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Where can I find names of enslaved people in Alabama?

GenWeb includes only estates contributed by users. That usually is only a handful. Estate case files are arranged by the name of the decedent and begin in 1841. https://www.familysearch.org/search/...
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Lady of the house?

If it's the schedule that I think it is, then the relationship to the Head of House is "Lodger & Boarder" - though I'm not sure of the ampersand in the middle. The schedule is on Piece ...
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Lady of the house?

I don’t see why the term could not be used. Possibly it was tongue in cheek. I found a census return where the householder's 15 year old daughter’s occupation was given as: “Does as she pleases.” I am ...
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Do DNA results support theory of 1860s adoption of illegitimate nephew?

I find this interesting that I randomly did a search for Kober, and this pops up. I AM a direct descendant of Elias KOBER and his wife Mary Agnes Wellhauser. Elias and Mary and my 3rd great-...
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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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Finding birth parents in Utah 1865

There is a letter afloat from Elias to Mary that said as far as he was concerned she was his daughter and hoped to put her anxieties to rest. The tone of letter suggested he didn't really know about ...
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