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What is the house number on this 1891 Census record?

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 ...
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At what age did girls leave home in 1880s England?

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 ...
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Seeking records of Prussian army artillery service in 1880s?

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 ...
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Deciphering word related to Farrier occupation in 1881 Census?

I think the words, and thus the recorded occupation of your ancestor, are: Farrier & General Smith
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Finding death record without knowing death date?

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, ...
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Registration of Russian immigrants to England in late 19th century?

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 ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

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 ...
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Understanding prison sentence records - England - 1880s

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 ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

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 ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

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 ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

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 ...
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Determining mother's former names on 1884 death certificate from Glasgow?

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 ...
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Determining mother's former names on 1884 death certificate from Glasgow?

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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What is Ellen M Berry's relationship in this Census Record?

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 ...
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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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Finding 1882-83 Immigration Record through Castle Garden

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 ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

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, ...
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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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Finding evidence for Daniel Connors' birth in Wales about 1880?

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 ...
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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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