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What is name of this 1927 town in Missouri?

The handwriting isn't great (and it hasn't come through well on the pdf copy), but the Address is given as "Independence MO". The downstroke of the J of "Jr" crosses the last "e" of "Independence". ...
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Seeking details of travel to South Africa in 1920s

If you are on Facebook, there is a closed and private group called 'South African Genealogy' that has lots of helpful and active members who know their way around the South African information sites. ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

This answer is an overview of the 1920 Census microfilms and aids for using the census, using your missing ED as a case study. It will cover some of the resources you've already consulted for your ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

Chemist is one of those occupations that has several meanings, each of which brings another web of meanings and qualifications. From what you say, my initial suggestion would be that she worked in a ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

The census forms and instructions for the 1921 census of England, Wales, and the islands can be found at Online Historical Population Reports (www.histpop.org). Navigate to TNA Census - Other > ...
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Finding 1920s Adoption Information in New York State?

Okay, so there's good news and there's bad news. The bad news first: At the moment (February 2019) all New York State adoptees' Original Birth Certificates (OBC's), and usually their adoption ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

The name of the town did not change. Nor did the correct spelling change. But the language the officials spoke did. Sânmihaui is not a German word and, while Romania (like the rest of the Austro-...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

While it's possible that your father wasn't recorded in the 1920 census, there are a lot of avenues of research to follow which might let you find where he was recorded. First, since he's your father ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

Sometimes people were just missed in a census. If the enumerator talked to a neighbor instead of the actual family, it's possible that the family or the neighbor were new to the neighborhood and didn'...
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Finding medical records for Richmond State Hospital patient?

According to the Indiana State Family and Social Services Administration website, many of the early patient records were destroyed. Their site says: There are some archive books listing very limited ...
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Meaning of "c" notation at end of St Louis obituaries?

Those numbers appear to have nothing to do with the obituary information. If you look at the rest of the full page you linked to, you'll see (2) and (c2) and (c8) and (c14) and other such codes in ...
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What did a 'chemist' do in the 1920s?

As already noted, a chemist could have been pretty much anyone preparing or dispensing pharmaceuticals or other preparations. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has kept a register of chemists, ...
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How to interpret dates on California Indexes to Electoral Registers

Before every election in the US, there is a cutoff date by which one has to be registered to vote -- if you miss the cutoff, you can't vote in that area. People who are already registered to vote in ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This appears to be a Ford Model T Coupe, produced from 1917-1927 Looking through some various model year images here, seems to narrow it to 1923-25 by location of the hinges and how the door swings. ...
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Finding 20th Century Irish Ship Passenger to New York on Manifest?

This will be a multi-part answer because I am still not certain exactly what the question is asking. Since the original question suggests that the research subject may have come to the USA, I'll ...
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Christian Orthodox Cemeteries in Philadelphia

Have you seen Brief History of St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church & SS. Peter and Paul Church, Uniondale PA? Dedicated church cemeteries seem to have been the norm, but they also used ...
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

This might be tricky. For starters, it looks like the club is no longer extant. Local club Farnsfield's homepage reports their "recent acquisition of the Edingley Cricket Pitch". The Edingley club ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

There are a couple of examples of Scottish household schedules in the English 1921 census, where the families were visiting England and handed them to the enumerator there. You won't see any on ...
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Does the 1921 English "Army" Census records include the "Soldier Number"?

I do not have a specific answer for the 1921 census, but prior censuses (e.g. 1911 census) that I have seen did not usually include the service number. However, in prior censuses I have found it will ...
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Adoption in New York 1927

As far as I'm aware, it was a criminal offence to falsify a birth certificate in New York in 1927. That is not to say that people didn't do it, as evidenced by the case of the notorious child-...
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Who was in Edingley Cricket Club in 1920?

This is not a comprehensive list, but here are some ideas to start with. The principle for researching an organization is the same as what you do for a person: start with what you know, and work ...
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Where is the Marriage of Milly Bungay/Mason/Weston to John Weston?

Examining the time of Milly's name change is key here, so I would start with a detailed timeline. You would do well to complete this timeline going back to Milly's birth, and forward to her death, but ...
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How to get copy of birth certificate from Hildalgo, Mexico from 1927?

With the help of a professional genealogist experienced in research in Mexico, this turned out to be a simple task. There was a border crossing record for the person in question (who had an unusual ...
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What information can be gleaned from these Naval Academy accomplishments?

The numbers in parenthesis can be indicative of the number of the year that the Cadet participated in the activity. Buzzard (2) would equate to participation in "Buzzard" during year 2. Class ...
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Finding marriage location / records of parents in 1920s Blair Co, PA?

As Jan mentioned, it would be useful to know where you've already looked.... For Pennsylvania marriage records of this period, the first best place to look is FamilySearch's "Pennsylvania, County ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

In addition to the information and sources given in Jan Murphy's excellent answer, you might also consider alternative or replacement information sources instead of the census. For the generic case of ...
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Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA [1925]

As you may know, what you are looking at are the Town Reports for the town of Plymouth. Almost every town in New England publishes a town report every spring for Town Meeting(usually March). Many ...
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Finding 1925 Catholic baptism record from Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Many online collections of Roman Catholic records do not include "recent" records. A better way to proceed might be to try to identify the parish and contact them for help, since you are looking for a ...
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Trying to find Kina Rd in Toronto

Looking at the 1921 Canada census image (only 45 names indexed at ancestry.com living in Toronto* with keyword Kina), the street name is "King W" not "Kina Rd". This is borne out ...
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United Kingdom 1921 census example forms and guidance

Here’s some information on completing the 1921 Scottish census taken from contemporaneous newspaper articles: http://talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18925&p=149220&hilit=1921+...

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