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Here are the questions that I would investigate, that might help determine who this extra household member was: Have you looked at the census page image to verify it was indexed correctly? This is the most frequent issue. Are there any notes in the margin beside this entry, that point to another page or another family? Indexers almost always ignore these, ...


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The easiest way is to make a record request so that St. Louis can pull the record and scan it for you. YouTube recording of Day 3 of the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair. See session 13, "Discovering Your Family’s Past in Military and Early Veterans Administration Personal Data Records and Selective Service Records" by Stephen A. Smith, Daria Labinsky, & ...


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I understand it as follows: He arrived in Buchenwald 26 January 1945 ("26.1.45 eingel.") and was send to Sachsenhausen on 6 February 1945. This is however not verifiable just from the card. The transport might not have happened. You could send an inquiry to the memorial site of the former Buchenwald Concentration Camp for additional information. You could ...


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For those interested, the marriage certificate has been found. While the law forcing couples to wait 2 days between the license and the marriage had significantly reduced the number of couples going to Maryland to get married, some people still ran away to get married there. The 2 days waiting period put Maryland on par with Delaware, NJ and Pennsylvania ...


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This cartoon by Jimmy Hatlo is one of his "They'll Do It Every Time" series, which ran in multiple newspapers around the U.S. from 1929 to 2008. (Other illustrators took over after Hatlo's death in 1963.) This particular cartoon ran on February 20, 1942. I found it in the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News and the Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald-Journal by ...


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To put this card in context, we can look at the information pane on Fold 3. This image is from NARA microfilm publication A3355, roll 0012B, Miscellaneous Lists and Registers of German Concentration Camp Inmates, Originated or Collected by the International Tracing Service described as "Lists and Registers of German Concentration Camp Inmates, compiled 1946-...


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There is no single best way to do this but in my research I have come across some similar situations including for some close family as well as had people reach out to me trying to establish a connection to someone who 'may' be related to me. It is not clear exactly what you are hoping to gain from making the connection, and in whatever approach you take I ...


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I just came across this, as the 70th anniversary of Dixie Kiefer's death is approaching this year. I am a reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal who is preparing a story about the crash. I also have copies of the Nov. 12, 1945 editions of our newspaper, which recount in detail the crash and search. And today, I hiked to the crash site, where wreckage of the ...


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The phrase following the placename is: eine Stadt am Ägäisches Meer that is, "a city on the Aegean Sea" That means that "Veles" must be in either Greece or Turkey Fuzzy Gazetteer suggests a number of possibles for Greece. Vélos and Vólos are on the coast. Turkey doesn't have any good matches on the coast No likely places are marked on the Volksbund "...


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Assuming the place is Lwów (Polish name) or Lviv (current transliteration from Cyrillic) - it's a city currently in Ukraine, in 1939 it was annexed by the USSR, previously part of Poland. To get her birth certificate, you need to go to ZAGS (civil registry) archive in Lviv. I don't think they do it remotely, but things change, yo can check that. If not, you ...


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This is a preliminary answer that will be added to as I find more information -- see the area below the dividing line for updates. The short answer is that the code 7251 is the designation for Baltimore county -- it is equivalent to the information in the fields that come before it. These codes were added in the office by the workers preparing the ...


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I found the page here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27818-9190-18?cc=2000219 By using this tool: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html To look up the address of University Blvd. in the county of Dallas and city of University Park (not Dallas) which has the University Blvd listed. I then entered the cross streets by looking up the ...


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Rather than a lawyer, which might give the wrong impression, I would suggest you look for someone who provides counselling and intermediary services for adoption reunions. While your family's case is not technically one of adoption, such a person will be used to handling similar circumstances - where the birth mother has passed away and the surviving ...


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When I read your question, I was very hopeful that perhaps an answer would also address my question "Transients and New Arrivals in the U.S. 1940 census". However, it seems that the Non-Resident schedule form (whenever it was used) was appended to the regular forms at the end of the enumeration district. Ancestry did not index the page used as an example in ...


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You could try the Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 registers available on FamilySearch.org. They contain Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in Venezuela. If that doesn't work then definitely contact the local city hall. According to the US Embassy in caracas: The Civil Code states that a ...


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You can download a copy of the 1940 Instructions to Enumerators from the US Census Bureau. Students are discussed on page 16, under Persons Not to Be Enumerated in Your District: e. Students or children living or boarding with this household in order to attend some school, college, or other education in the locality, but who have a usual place of ...


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Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org will let you search census indexes using multiple family members' names, but I don't know of any sites that allow search by multiple family members' ages. However, this Familysearch.org WILDCARD Search may shorten the list of families you need to eyeball. Put in the Last Name: * a * (asterisk A asterisk, with no spaces) ...


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I believe the notation on your card "Kriegsdientzeit: 26.1.1945 Bu" means that your cousin was serving time at Buchenwald on January 26, 1945. He was sent to Sachenhausen on February 6, 1945. Note that on the line with the Sachenhausen stamp, the notation is "Wohnort: Amsterdam" (residence Amsterdam). This has nothing to do with which camp he was sent to. ...


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It may be worth mentioning that whether a widow remarrying is indexed under both her maiden name and her current (pre 2nd marriage) name depends on the custom and practice of the people compiling the index. It may well be the case that the standard GRO index for England and Wales indexes only once (I've never checked!) but I know that my 4G-GM is indexed ...


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I presume when you say "2 records of marriage" you mean two entries in a marriage index; there is almost certainly only one record, and purchasing it (which can be done directly through the GRO; going through third parties only adds to the cost) would tell you exactly what the situation was. The way that bmd records, including consular registrations, were ...


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I think it's important to remember that for genealogy, the historical records we use were created for another purpose. Understanding that purpose is key to getting the most out of the information inside our sources. You can learn more about the 1940 Census by looking at research guides like the offerings at The US Census Bureau or the US National ...


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I had a look on findagrave.com, but wasn't able to find your great-grandfathers grave, however, not all headstones are included, so that doesn't mean much. It seems that there is only one cemetery in Luckau, so you could try contacting the city to see whether they have an index of who is buried where. The page here includes an e-mail address you can try: ...


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"Postnatal Depression" as you call it is probably "Postpartum Depression", the term we now use. It happens shortly after and can continue for a long time after giving birth. The severity can range from mild to extreme as with any other mental health diagnoses. Postpartum Depression, sadly, still has a stigma attached to it as a new mother should be ecstatic ...


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Population Studies The kind of search you want to do is theoretically possible -- see the user guides for the IPUMS USA website, especially the user guide chapter on Family Relationships. For an example of the kind of analysis population researchers do, see the 1940 Codebook. The difficulty is getting the data set to work on. IPUMS and other sites ...


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