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The UK and Ireland censuses are available from multiple places: Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage to name a few. FamilySearch has transcripts, but it links to FindMyPast for the images. I can access the image at Ancestry and MyHeritage through my library. In both of these, the image is not very clear. However, on MyHeritage, I was able to zoom large ...


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The Education Act of 1880 was the first to make education compulsory for English and Welsh children, but only between the ages of five and ten, and even then many parents did not send them to school as they needed the money - just as happens in many poor countries today. So, it is entirely possible, as you suggest, that a thirteen year old could have taken ...


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This is extremely unlikely. A lot of of records were destroyed when the Prussian military archive in Potsdam burned down in 1945. Except for some Reichsmarine (navy) records, almost all individual documents from the Prussian army are lost. Depending where you ancestor lived when he was drafted, local muster rolls might be available from local archives. ...


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I think the words, and thus the recorded occupation of your ancestor, are: Farrier & General Smith


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The first thing is to narrow down the location that he died. This can be rather tricky, but there's a few ways to do it. Considering it's in the 1800's, you have a lot of options. Generally speaking, here's what you do. Try to compile as accurate of a timeline as you can. Find the last date that you have a record for. Census is a good start, use tax records ...


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Depending on how close to the end of the 19th century you are looking for, this may be one such database that Ancestry.com has assembled: About England, Alien Arrivals, 1810-1811, 1826-1869 This data collection contains lists of aliens (non-British citizens) arriving in England between 1810 and 1869. The records come from the following National ...


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The 1880 Enumerator instructions, which can be viewed at ipums.org, say: Wherever an institution is to be enumerated, as a hospital, an asylum, an alms-house, a jail, or a penitentiary, the enumerator will leave three lines blank, and enter the name of the institution (as "St. Mary's Hospital," "Protestant Orphan Asylum," "Insane Asylum," "City ...


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A great many records can be generated as a result of a person being accused and tried for a crime. To evaluate these records properly, it helps to find all the records you can that pertain to the crime(s) and study them as a group. Some guides to help you get started: Prison/Hulk/Gaol Registers (Crime & Criminals) (Including Scotland) at GenGuide.co.uk ...


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This answer covers the access to Ukrainian archives only. Two caveats: No online access. Unfortunately, most of documents (especially before 1919) are in paper form. Get ready to work with officials and archives. People don't speak English. Quite often, officials communicate in Ukrainian only. So you may need someone who speaks Ukrainian to proceed. ...


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Orphanages were enumerated in the 1880 census. I tried "orphanage" as keyword at 1880 United States Federal Census and got 40 results, but none in Arkansas. Most results matched "orphanage" in the occupation field, but linked census images had many child boarders or students. Creative searching using related keywords may find more results. In later ...


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Although it's a bit of long shot, you might also want to try the Orphan's Court records (or Surrogate's Court, or whatever it's called in Arkansas) for the county she lived in. I say long shot because most of the Orphan's Court records I've seen deal with guardianship and protecting childrens' inheritances from the surviving parent (and others). I don't ...


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It looks like "M.S." was a common abbreviation for "Maiden Surname" in Scottish records. There are numerous references to this in commercial sites (two examples) and forums (Rootsweb) although I can't find a direct reference to it on Scotland's People. So your record suggests that Agnes was born a Kennedy, married a Rankine, and later married Archibald ...


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Campbell is her current surname, Rankine her previous married surname and Kennedy her maiden name. M.S. is for Maiden Surname.


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I think it's important to be careful when we analyze individual records because our own assumptions about what we should be seeing get in the way of our understanding what is actually there. Here are some things to consider. We can't take records at face value. The census record claims that Ellen is the grand-daughter of the head of household, but is that ...


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(Some of this may be well known to you but I include it for completeness and to help others facing similar problems). The first places (in England and Wales) to search for a birth registration are: The GRO indices (which have come on line recently-- registration required but they're free to use). In theory, this should be the best place to start as they ...


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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 People search criteria. Cookney is in Aberdeenshire which adjoins Kincardineshire.


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Be aware of the spelling of her first name. It might as well have been spelled "Katharina" or "Catharina" as this is the German variant of that name. I see at least two Katharina/Catharina Schneider arriving approx. at that time in the USA in the United States Germans to America Index, 1850-1897 database of FamilySearch (registration required). To be sure ...


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I have had a bit of luck looking at geneteka.genealodzy.pl. It is a Polish site, but it includes records from when Poland was larger - and does have some Ukrainian & Lithuanian records. However, searching for 'Napadij' doesn't turn up any hits.


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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 believe can be attributed to him with those that I can attribute to another man named Thomas Hitchcox who changed his name to Thomas Cox and died in Tasmania in 1906....


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One way forward would be to look for documents in the United States which confirm the birthdate of your mystery man, for example military records or an entry on the ssdi if he has one. If the birthdate matches, the probability that the Welsh birth and the later US records refer to the same man goes up greatly.


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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 official extras on her birth.


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