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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

There would be no requirement to produce a birth certificate to get married (and still isn't -although you do now need to produce some proof of identity- most use a passport). Likewise there is no ...
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Struggling to read birth record of my German Jewish great-grandfather

The father's given name is Marx Mayer. At the first appearance of this name he is further identified by the words "der Kaufmann" (merchant or business man). At the bottom of the document his name ...
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Deciphering Irish Locations & Names (1873 Marriage License)

I'm wondering if the clerk might have mis-heard the name Listowel. For pronunciations see https://forvo.com/word/listowel/ Wikipedia's article on Listowel says: Listowel (/lɪsˈtoʊl/; Irish: ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I have several thoughts on this: Ages given on census rolls are not accurate and can be as much as 10 years off either way. Compare ages in different census rolls for the same people and you'll see ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

The simple answer is probably the obvious one, that they were "creative" with the ages they gave the registrar when getting married, probably because of the age difference, or because ...
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Cause of death on an 1871 British Death certificate

It is unlikely to be meningitis as that disease was known to medicine well before that time. It is the case that many forms of mental illness were described just as a disease of the brain in the late ...
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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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What documents were needed for a woman to register to vote in UK elections after 1918

Women's entitlement to vote began with the Representation of the People Act 1918. That allowed women over 30 years old, with certain other qualifications such as property ownership, to vote in the ...
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Finding 1879 Rhode Island marriage record from Ancestry index-only result?

This doesn't answer your question, but you should be aware that you don't need to have an Ancestry subscription to view the Ancestry Card Catalog. Once your subscription lapses, your account should ...
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

I thought that I may have solved this when I noted that on the very next day he wrote: Here the way he has written the seventh word, "last", in lettering that looks like "lust", leaves me with some ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

I do research on Albany Rural Cemetery burials on a very frequent basis. The phrase "In whose lot interred" on the Albany Rural Cemetery burial index cards always refers to the person whose name is ...
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

I do not think it is possible from this one instance of the name to determine whether it reads Stratten or Strutten. In my opinion it would be best transcribed as Str[a/u]tten. You can't rule out ...
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

The legal process for adoption wasn't introduced in England & Wales until 1926/7. The relationship on the census shows exactly what the situation was - that they were children of his wife, not ...
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What might 'pitt Zink' in 1873 South Australian diary mean?

Corrugated iron is galvanized, and galvanising is effectively coating with zinc. See Wikipedia So corrugated iron roofing material sounds like a good bet.
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

The "South Australian Register" (Adelaide, SA) Wednesday 5 March 1873 p 1 has an advert from Thos U Scrutton about a lost mare from Barn Abbey, Fullarton:
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Finding 1879 Rhode Island marriage record from Ancestry index-only result?

The index record is still present in Ancestry.com but no longer has the doubling up of Griffiths: Name: Mary B Gomersall Spouse: Richard Griffiths Jr Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1879 You may be ...
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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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Finding ship arrivals for Australia in the 1870s?

I found an immigrant list for the arrival of the Eaton Hall on 25 Jun 1877 in the South Australian Register and the Evening Journal of 26 Jun 1877, and also the South Australian Chronicle and Weekly ...
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Would variety store in Albany, New York, USA (1862-1872) leave records and what would it sell?

What records were created? Some clues to what records might have been created can be found by looking at modern-day requirements for starting a business, then researching when that requirement was ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

I agree that there can be little doubt that "In Whose Lot Interred" refers to the proprietor of the lot. A search on the Albany Rural Cemetery website, entering only the section number 103 as my ...
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Meaning of "In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars" at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

For those who haven't yet visited the website of the Albany Rural Cemetery -- the site has other resources besides the search box that allows you to directly search for people who might be interred ...
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Seeking birth record for Margery/Margaret Eddison b. abt 1879 in Scotland?

I think that this should be considered a candidate birth record for "Margarey/t Eddison" indexed as Marjory Addison: ADDISON MARJORY F 1882 258/2 49 Cookney I found it using these Scotland's ...
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What might 'pitt Zink' in 1873 South Australian diary mean?

The spelling of Zink for Zinc has been followed up on at the English Language & Usage Stack Exchange as Was Zink ever valid spelling for Zinc? where the earliest known spelling of Zinc is from ...
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Deciphering Irish Locations & Names (1873 Marriage License)

I think Listowel is a good guess but based on that, then the maiden name may well be Garvin or Garvan. According to this site, incidence of that surname more likely in Cork area (based on 1901 census)....
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Finding former slaves on the 1870 US Federal Census?

Here is a list of the names of African Americans from the 1870 Federal Census of Richland Parish though I am not sure of their status: http://www.afrigeneas.com/aacensus/la/1870richland.htm Also, ...
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Reading surname in 1873 diary from Fullarton, South Australia?

We need more examples of this hand writing. Strutten seems to me very probable variant, but please note that a and u by this write is written similar. Also he writes t in very specific way, so I ...
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Seeking business records of South Australian general hawkers and drapers around 1880?

I have concluded that my 3rd great uncle Thomas Hitchcox (born 12 May 1837 and baptised 14 Jun 1837 at Brewood, Staffordshire) does not appear to have been a bigamist by comparing records that I ...
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Looking for birth record of Valeria Marta from late 1890s in Bucharest/Transylvania area?

If you can identify the exact place of her birth would be much easy. There are registers at The Romanian National archives for that period. As soon as you identify her birth date you can ask for an ...

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