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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?

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 ...
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Requesting copies of WWII Draft Registration cards?

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 ...
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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

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 ...
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Run away marriage: why did people go to Maryland?

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 ...
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Publication date of this Jimmy Hatlo cartoon

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 ...
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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

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 ...
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Dixie Kiefer died on a mountain. Should I include the mountain's name in the place of death?

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 ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

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 ...
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Locating burial in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer

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 ...
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Getting mother’s birth certificate from lwow Rosa 1945?

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 ...
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1935 residence code in the 1940 census

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 ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

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 ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

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 ...
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Marriage certificate of ancestor in Caracas

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 ...
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Where is Hockaday School 1940 census page?

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 ...
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Searching 1940s census database without names?

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, ...
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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

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 ...
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Why did my mother have two names when she married in Jaffa in 1946?

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 ...
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Why did my mother have two names when she married in Jaffa in 1946?

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 ...
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Seeking 1945 New Jersey Death Record

Disclaimer: I have not ordered certificates from New Jersey yet and have written this answer based on what I could find online. Please direct questions about the current availability of certificates ...
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Finding 1941 death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock in Cernauti

Yad Vashem holds a testimonial for one Elias Weinstock murdered in 1941, Chernovits Quoting: Elias Weinschtok was born in Czernowitz, Romania to Shaul and Malka. He was a journalist and married. ...
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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?

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 ...
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Finding grave of ancestor who died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg, Germany

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 ...
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Committed for Postnatal Depression 1930-40?

"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 ...
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Searching 1940s census database without names?

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 ...
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