Hot answers tagged

8 votes
Accepted

Seeking 1912 Passenger Lists into United States for ships near RMS Titanic?

There are multiple approaches to this problem -- here are my recommendations for how to go about the search. Important note: Do not assume there is only one passenger list -- many families had family ...
user avatar
  • 24.4k
8 votes

Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

Passenger lists can be difficult to decipher, and I think the transcriber has interpreted the place name incorrectly. I think a more accurate transcription would be: Berditschew. Translating place ...
user avatar
  • 18.5k
8 votes
Accepted

Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Take a look at the image and scroll back a few pages, to the start of that enumeration book. You will see it shows the location of the regiment at the time of enumeration: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, ...
user avatar
  • 18.5k
7 votes

Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

I have family roots I'm searching in Berdichev in the Ukraine, south of Zhytomyr. I wasn't familiar with the Berdychiv spelling given by Harry, but that does appear to be the same city. I've often ...
user avatar
  • 16.5k
7 votes

Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

The report you want is available on Histpop.org. Specifically, go to page 286 of the report titled: Areas, families or separate occupiers, and population, England and Wales, Vol. II. Registration ...
user avatar
  • 18.5k
6 votes
Accepted

Finding details of where Polish soldier in German Army was living before Great War?

The 113th infantry regiment was from Baden (Freiburg im Breisgau). The garrison for the 113th infantry regiment can be looked up online, e.g. in GenWiki or in the literature ( Das 5. Badische ...
user avatar
  • 5,377
6 votes

Where is Wortono, Russia?

I'm new to "Genealogy & Family History". I'm a native English speaker, but have been researching Eastern European places for nearly 20 years now. I've never heard of Wortono, but let me ...
user avatar
  • 133
6 votes
Accepted

Finding parents and precise Date of Birth for child born in Massachusetts in 1919?

The information in the index makes it straightforward to find the original birth record, if you know of what it is an index. In this case, it is quite self-explanatory, this is an index of centrally-...
user avatar
  • 18.5k
6 votes

Translating WW1 German postcard?

Sectioned using photo orientation in question. German transcript (mis-spellings per original), followed by English translation: [top left] Von Zum An[d]enken 1916 From ___ For remembrance 1916 [...
user avatar
  • 7,926
6 votes

What is written in this excerpt from a Manifest of Alien Passengers for the US arriving at Providence?

It appears to read: Female cousin. Theresa C. Te?r?eira 868 Broad Street. Central Falls where the ? might be j or f There is a Theresa Kelly Feireira in the Rhode Island marriages.
user avatar
  • 1,961
6 votes

Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Findmypast haven't omitted the header pages, there is a direct link from the page image. Go to 'Related images' in the bottom right corner and you will see it under 'Address'. As this is an ...
user avatar
5 votes

Where is Wortono, Russia?

If "Wortono" is taken literally as cyrillic "Шoгtoпo" or "щoгtoпo"(approximately shogtopo) ;it doesn't appear as a place or a valid word.. or at first glance sound Russian. "W" does not exist is ...
user avatar
  • 5,531
5 votes

Where is Wortono, Russia?

Without further information (where in central or north-western Russia it was located or whether it was a big or small town, etc), it will be difficult to identify the place with any certainty. I took ...
user avatar
  • 778
5 votes
Accepted

Grandmother died in 1910 of bowel paralysis - what is that exactly?

The modern term is paralytic ileus. According to this Medline Plus article on Intestinal obstruction: Paralytic ileus, also called pseudo-obstruction, is one of the major causes of intestinal ...
user avatar
  • 24.4k
5 votes

Locating ancestor's birth town in New York State?

Since the information you have so far is not helping, it might be better to try an indirect approach. Here are some things to try. Make a list of all the source material you have about your ...
user avatar
  • 24.4k
5 votes
Accepted

Deciphering Lunacy Asylum case notes about administering Brandy and Milk

I believe, after some investigation: ℞ brandy ℥iii in XXIV hours. Fed per rectum with peptonized milk. ℞ designates a prescription ℥ is an apothecary symbol denoting 'ounce' so 3 ounces per 24h ...
user avatar
  • 166
5 votes

Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

The name appears to be written as "Dovgirdeli" or "Dowgirdeli". However, this will have been an attempt to render a Russian/Polish/Lithuanian name into English so we shouldn't expect that the ...
user avatar
  • 5,167
5 votes

Locating 1912 Russian town of Novoe Kurhane

There are several villages called Kurgan'e (Курганье) in present-day Russia and Belarus. Yandex Maps has a settlement called Kurgan'e, a part of Vladimirovka village, in Klichev district, Mogilev ...
user avatar
  • 151
4 votes

Finding Listing of Polish Soldiers that were forced to fight with Germans in WWI?

For your grandfather’s cousins the same research strategies apply as outlined in: How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? For this surname the Verlustlisten ...
user avatar
  • 5,377
4 votes
Accepted

Searching for Birth Records In Philadelphia, PA for births in 1914

Read the helpful overview "How to Find Pennsylvania Birth Records" (FamilySearch Wiki), especially Births_After_1905 The wiki page does need to be updated: as of 2017, birth records are available ...
user avatar
  • 7,926
4 votes

Where is Wortono, Russia?

Maybe Wortono is a misspelling of Воротыня (Vorotynya), a small village in the Vologda oblast. See the Russian Wikipedia article for Воротыня.
user avatar
4 votes

Looking for Czaruazien, Russia?

The first thing I'd do is look for further records to their place of origin - records created at different times, as well as records created for different people who may have come from the same area. ...
user avatar
  • 1,366
4 votes

What is written in this excerpt from a Manifest of Alien Passengers for the US arriving at Providence?

Female cousin, Thereza C. Teixeira 868 Broad Street, Central Falls I would suggest searching the available censuses and directories to determine who was living at this address around this time.
user avatar
  • 18.5k
4 votes

Hungarian sham adoptions?

I don't think the word "sham" applies, and no, it was not a common or widespread practice. Your example has the second and third cases of adult adoption that I have encountered in ten years of ...
user avatar
  • 990
4 votes
Accepted

Why would the filing date of a birth certificate be prior to the date of birth?

As commented by @shoover: I think the date is Dec 2. Look at the "I hereby certify..." near the bottom of the page. and if it is Dec 2 then, unlike Dec 21, that is before and not after the ...
user avatar
  • 11k
4 votes

Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

County/Island: Military ... is just Ancestry trying to stuff the type of census into a convenient field and using County. What you need to do is go to the image in Ancestry (which is 47 of 341), ...
user avatar
  • 11.3k
4 votes

Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

I suspect the vessel you are looking for is actually the SS Wittekind, which arrived in Baltimore on 26 May 1910. The passenger list is available on Familysearch, and Marcin Glowacki, aged 18, is ...
user avatar
  • 5,167
3 votes
Accepted

Determining who died in the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918?

This will be a very general answer for the US, since we don't have a specific smaller jurisdicition, showing the types of resources that can be found. Be on the lookout for webinars discussing the ...
user avatar
  • 24.4k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible