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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

I note that Charles Thomas Gigg was baptised on 13 Feb 1887 at St James Norlands, Kensington. His mother is given as Hannah Sarah Gigg, of 5 Mary's Place, single: Source: Ancestry.co.uk, London, ...
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Where is Asszumki, Russia?

You may also check Szumki (pronounced /shoomki/), Bielsk county, Poland. The entire Bielsk county was occupied by Russia between 1807 and 1915. There's a weak point in this version, I can't figure ...
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Where is Asszumki, Russia?

That appears to be the index card for the naturalisation petition in New Haven Connecticut. The birthplace may well be mis-transcribed by the indexer. I think you can check the original ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

Part of your difficulty lies in the way the big data sites like Ancestry encourage us to 'do genealogy' -- we look for our 'people' by cherry-picking the most likely matches to the person we're ...
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Where is Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia?

I think it may be the town of Yelisavetgrad (also spelled Yelisavetgrod), now the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine. If you are able to read Polish, the entry for Elizabetgrod in the Glossary ...
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Are there records relating to individual convictions or convicts found in British Army Service Records?

One place you could start is with TNA's research guide on How to Look for Courts martial and desertion in the British Army 17th-20th centuries (tip courtesy of David Underdown on Twitter). Make a ...
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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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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I have tried to remove as much of the paper color as possible, as a means of highlighting what was written: My best interpretation is "J. H. Gold":
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Finding photo of Robert Mason's 1890 Headstone on Isle of Wight?

This does read like a gravestone epitaph, especially the line from the hymn "Come unto Me and rest". There are a few resources for the Isle of Wight that would be my first ports of call. The Isle of ...
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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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What was "Chronic Endeidis"?

I agree with other comments/answers, that this is probably due to misreading t's as d's, and you are looking at Enteritis. Here are some resources to double check, or for future issues: Genealogy ...
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Obtaining 1899 birth certificate of ancestor born in Turkey to Turkish parents?

A good starting point is often the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for the place you are interested in. Unfortunately, in this case, the page about civil registration for Turkey genealogy just states ...
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Looking for Deliatitz, Russia?

I think you may be talking about a town that is no longer in Russia, but rather was in the Russian empire at the time your ancestor's record was created. In Belarus there is a town Delyatichi (...
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Civil War pension card listing alias and different wife?

As already mentioned in the comment by AndyW, there were "contesting widows" -- cases where two women applied for the pension of the same veteran. One article examining these cases is Beverly ...
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Civil War pension card listing alias and different wife?

I think the pension file has a clerical error that has somehow combined two different people. In PA Civil War unit rosters, you find both George Heffelfinger and Mahlon Buchert (or Buchard). In the ...
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Missing father for Mary Goldie born 1891?

The other place that you could check is the Kirk Sessions records for the parish where her mother was living when she was born (you should have the parish from the birth certificate). Although many ...
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Where is Asszumki, Russia?

I think the next things to check: the cities, towns and villages names were probably written as the clerk heard it. The clerk does not have any idea what is the correct spelling of the place where ...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

Much of the advice given in the previous question Tracing US ancestor back to Germany? will also apply to this question -- in this answer I will add information specific to immigrants to the US during ...
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Seeking candidates for British ancestor who fathered children in Kobe (Japan) during 1890s?

From: http://www.archerfamily.org.uk/family/weale.htm Arthur George Morey [WEALE], partner in the firm of Cornes & Co., Japan 1897-1911, of Impington Hall, Cambridgeshire and Echo Pit Lodge, ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

Here's the only photographer I found with initials J. H. Name: James H Schwartz Residence Year: 1887 Street address: ws Broad Residence Place: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, ...
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What was "Chronic Endeidis"?

There is no such thing as Endeidis, so it is definitely a misspelling. Of what it is a misspelling would just be a guess. I tend to agree that Enteritis is most likely You say that this is ...
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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

http://www.lostshoebox.com/poland/online-records/ I have used the above link. It is helpful because there is a map where each district shows the numbers to which the matching number is a database ...
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Looking for Deliatitz, Russia?

I have found such references: Géographie universelle, Vol 3 Wzielub (Vsieloub) & Dolatycze (Dolatitche) petites villes I believe that this is the same with https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

Although difficult to find, I found original records for 4 great uncles (all became Catholic priests) and a great aunt, all of whom were born in Magdeburg, and a marriage record for their parents, my ...
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Finding immigration record from Greece to U.S.A in about 1890-1950?

Did he become a US Citizen? Or at least start the process? (You might be able to discern this from looking at census records, voter registration records, and/or military records.) If so, look for ...
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Seeking candidates for British ancestor who fathered children in Kobe (Japan) during 1890s?

I examined the eight people that I wrote about in my question and concluded that none of them are my ancestor. I have examined all the records of foreigners in the 1890s and only Cecil Zohrab Ede ...
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