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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

There are several places one might find information about a cause of death for a person who died in England and Wales in the 1950s: Death certificate: As per Adrian's answer, the death certificate is ...
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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

The death certificate itself, surely. I am assuming that what you have seen is only an index to the death certificates, as I have never seen death certificates without cause of death. We can't be ...
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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

On the main search page on Ancestry there is a search box called "Keyword" if you use that to search for "Frankford Supply" you will find several references to newspaper want ads mentioning Frankford ...
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What is note ("Line 25 - Confidential Report") on 1950 Census page

For the 1950 Census, certain lines on each sheet were designated as sample lines, and the individuals on those lines were asked extra questions. The person on the last sample line on each sheet was ...
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How to search for a New York area 20th century building by its appearance?

FWIW, the Hudson Valley is full of historic mansions with landscaped grounds — many of them white — so your search terms should mention things that are unique about this one (e.g. "white" is ...
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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

According to the legend at the bottom of the page, BO stands for BORO (borough). The possible values are M: Manhattan, X: Bronx, K: Brooklyn, Q: Queens, R: Richmond (Staten Island), Z: at sea, and Y: ...
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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

This page of the Paterna city council shows different maps of the city, including orthoimages of the flight made by the Army Map Service of the United States in 1956 (under Cartografía --> ...
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Source record URL, linking to a line in a 1950 Census Population Schedule P1?

While there doesn't seem to be a way to link to a specific line on a page of the 1950 U.S. Census, it is not too hard to get a permanent link to the census page. You should be careful about using URLs ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

Looks like this is on Broadway on the W 42nd St block. Changed a lot since this photo taken but on Google Streetview you can see the old building (now Knickerbocker Hotel) on the right is still ...
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What is this military related building in New York City area?

This is the West Point Military Academy, the West Academic Building, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and built in 1895; renovated in 1959 and renamed Pershing Barracks
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Looking for a specific ED in the 1950 U.S. Census (by searching a specific street's name)

When possible, I cross-check addresses against the USPS Zip Code Finder, and local property tax records so I can get a landowner's map with the property lines on it. If the building is still ...
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Acronyms from 1952 US Army document

From quick googling, I found two sources from the WW2 and Korean War eras that match some of the abbreviations: this page with Korean war information suggests EDDFEC is "Estimated Date of ...
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Seeking info on merchant marine who died at sea mysteriously in 1952?

Firstly, querying the U.S. Coast Guard would be your first source for information about your father-in-law if he was a U.S. citizen sailing as a merchant seamen on U.S. flagged vessels. In 1952 he ...
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Determining cause of 1958 death in England?

As already stated in previous answers, the obvious course of action is to use the reference in the registration you've already found and order the certificate from the GRO's Certificate Ordering ...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

As suggested by ColeValleyGirl, try looking for an unusual landmark in the photo that is likely to be still around today. In this case, there was a fountain that could be added to the search terms to ...
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Source record URL, linking to a line in a 1950 Census Population Schedule P1?

After fooling around for a while with the Amazon S3 documentation and the json data at 1950 Census Dataset on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Registry of Open Data | National Archives (e.g. for ...
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Locating map of Campament, Paterna, near Valencia Spain from 1950s

For questions of "where do I locate X type of resource?" I like to use the FamilySearch Wiki. On the main page of the Wiki, you can use the map to identify a place to research, or you can ...
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What is meaning of MOS 3060 in 1950-1952 documents from US Army service?

From ARMY | BCMR | CY2004 | 20040005186C070208, it appears your relative (like the person that page is about) may have: served in military occupational specialty (MOS) 3060 (Cook).
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Source record URL, linking to a line in a 1950 Census Population Schedule P1?

Simple hacking of the URL showing in the image viewer only seems to show you the first page of any given ED. For example, a search for all EDs in Los Angeles resulted in a list of EDs. I chose 19-1 ...
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Finding death record using Massachusetts Death Index?

Vital records in Massachusetts are created and held at the town level. Unlike many other states where records are privatized for decades after the events, the records are mostly open to the public (...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

The road on the right in the photo is a two-way, while the road on the left is a one-way. I'd say find out when in NYC past were the East-West streets one-way and North-South avenues two-way, and you'...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

The Seagram Building, 1958, view from across Park Avenue near the Racquet & Tennis Club building (not St Bart’s as I initially thought) https://www.britannica.com/topic/Seagram-Building
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Finding 1953 Louisiana marriage license of parents?

You are a direct relative. Send requests to both the Mississippi and Louisiana Vital Records department on the appropriate forms and the required documentation, usually birth certificate. As a direct ...
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