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With a marriage that took place before Loving vs. Virginia I see three possibilities: Your parents didn't disclose your mother's heritage (i.e. she could 'pass'). Your parents married somewhere else (not likely to be South Carolina or Georgia). Your parents married after 1967 (or never married). Since you have a marriage date, let's assume for the moment ...


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I have a box of photos from different families and still bother sorting them and identifying the people displayed. You named plenty good ideas whom to contact to help you. Focus on group photos if available, also those which exist elsewhere. Especially wedding photos are somewhat “standardized”, people are arranged according to their relationship and status. ...


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The "B" page of "Find your boxing ancestors" on boxinghistory.org.uk lists several Butlers but only three with the first initial "G" (as his shorts appear to be monogrammed "GB"). The first of these, George Butler from Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, can be found on a "Local Sporting Legends" page on the Blidworth Historical Society site. There's a photo on ...


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First I feel obligated to say that there is no such thing as a UK death certificate. There are death certificates for England & Wales, then there are death certificates from Scotland, and there are death certificates from Northern Ireland. Three sets of rules and regulations that cannot be amalgamated into one. You seem to be referring to the new GRO ...


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Alright, I believe I can offer you a different insight than those above have provided you... C&EI Railroad likely had several stations. Railroads often operated with bunkhouses at each station. He could have been working in Evansville, but not an official resident as he was only staying in the bunkhouse. I am led to believe this because your grandmother ...


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You'll need to visit the Einwohnermeldeamt (registration office), which is usually a part of the Stadtverwaltung (city administration), in Bad Tölz, ideally in person. As long as you can prove that your mother was indeed your mother (copies of your own and your mother's birth certificates and ideally your grandmother's death certificate along with your ID ...


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Adrian is correct -- as he suggested in the earlier answer, we can find some clues in Marian L. Smith's Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations. Let's look at the two lines you are most interested in: line 21, column 8: 12x – 3100 – (505) 3/25/37 line 22, column 8: 12x – 2810 – (505) 9/29/36 In the Glossary of Acronyms and ...


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Professor Rebecca Probert ("a leading authority on the history of marriage law and practice in England and Wales" to quote the blurb on her book) has written a useful book: Divorced, Bigamist, bereaved? the family historians guide. She writes: "... a void marriage needed no decree of annulment..." "Bigamy is, essentially, the crime of going through a ...


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I caution against trying to over-interpret the term in the light of modern usage. It may signify nothing more than the fact that she has been married previously. She is Mistress M(?)eisstin because she is no longer Miss McPherson but nor is she still Mrs Meisstin. One might have expected the same courtesy to be offered to the divorcee on the facing page, ...


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The only U.S. tax records that have been made public are pre-Internal Revenue Service (and therefore pre-SSN). I expect there would be a major furor should anyone propose making even 100-year-old IRS records public, but you never know. Same issue for credit records (and, since credit agencies are non-governmental, even less likely). Social Security ...


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I have great news for you. :) A 24 years old single man called Pedro Penalba Agueda arrived in Buenos Aires on 1930/03/18. The ship was "Conte Rosso". You can run the search here: https://cemla.com/buscador/ Note that the last name appears as "Penalba", not Ñ but N. This could be an error when he arrived, or an electronic misspelling when loading the ...


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The Israel Genealogy Research Association (https://genealogy.org.il) is in the process of indexing marriage and divorce records from the British Mandate period. You can search their database and see all the information for free, but it requires one to register on their site first. Viewing the actual marriage certificate requires membership in the ...


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The first thing to do would be to try to find your father (and his then family) in the 1940 Census (possible here at Family Search or several other information providers). If his surname is very distinctive, you may not have too many candidates in NYC to consider. If you are very fortunate and the daughter's birth was before, or in, 1939 that might be ...


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The ideal source for information on how a particular person spent her time at a particular time and place will be her diary -- an original record made by the participant immediately after the event. Sadly, few of us have the luxury of access to such a source and are forced to rely upon accounts of what was "typical" of the community. A local newspaper will ...


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Colin's suggestion to seek newspaper photos is a good one. Jan Murphy's statement about online microfilmed papers being less than clear is also valid. However, many of those news photographs are filed away by newspapers as a hedge against future needs. Those real, clear, sharp photographs or negatives may still exist in the newspaper's files. I would ...


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The SSA retrospective The Story of the Social Security Number traces the changes in Social Security card evidence requirements from 1936–2008, and has a table of legislated and regulatory requirements for using Social Security numbers (SSNs) from 1943–2008. These tables provide clues as to what other records may have been created about an individual that ...


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The Masonic Library & Museum Association (MLMA) looks like it could be a useful resource for anyone looking for membership records in past periods. However, with your grandfather being so recently deceased, I am thinking that trying to locate any extant friends and business associates that he may have had, to ask them if they know, may be the best way ...


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Here are some things to consider when looking for membership information. Structure of Masonic organizations and content of membership lists Ancestry.com has a database of Mason Membership Cards from Massachusetts (Original data: Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards 1733–1990. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts)...


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I think it might be Kovel. This link will also help. It says: "Volinsky = Volhynia. Prior to WW I, this was a province wholly within Russia. Between 1921 and WW II, it was split in half with the west being in Poland and the east remaining in Russia. Today it is wholly in Ukraine." http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=21349&p=...


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I had a quick look for the tricycle. I found a few similar ones on ebay and such, without any firm date information. The most useful example appears to be this auction for an "Antique Vintage Wooden Kiddie Kart Child's Bike trike Riding Toy Tricycle", which states: Age: Quite Old - Maybe 60-80 years old??? Marked: Kiddie-Kar (Kart) The age range isn'...


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I don't think this is a comprehensive answer, but I will outline my process for dealing with record hints on services which offer them like Ancestry and Find My Past. Assemble all the information you already know (as you've done in writing the question). Make a timeline and work from the 'last seen' date forward in small increments, or work outward from ...


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I've left in my wrong turns below on purpose, to show the process of genealogical research and how to build evidence. This manifest is both correct and a red herring. It led me to some hypotheses that didn't pan out. To read about the path that led to the answer, go down an entire section, to "I'm getting nowhere fast." The full page is on FamilySearch (...


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First, investigate the birth registrations (using the GRO website -- free but you do have to register) for Margaret Amy Williams and Margaret Ann Williams in the June and September quarters in 1899 (both quarters because she was born so close to the June quarter end) and compare the maiden names of the mother with the maiden names of Frederick Williams to ...


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Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe is a great site. If you are looking for a place in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Eastern Poland and Western Belarus, the topographic maps published by the Prussian military at the turn of the 20th century are really good. The map is divided into grids an you can click on them to drill down to see the map detail.


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Yesterday, online records related to the Kindertransport children became available through FindMyPast: This is a fascinating collection of digitised government documents relating to the Kindertransport operation, dating from 1939 to 1945, held by The National Archives. The records may reveal when and where your ancestor arrived in Britain. This is ...


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The definitive source for arrivals in Australia is being developed by the National Archives of Australia at Passenger arrivals index, 1921-1949. As you can see from the title, it does not (yet) include even all those we can confirm leaving the UK. However, there is a broader name search facility that will run over all immigration and naturalisation records (...


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If your father lived in New York, there may be limits on how much information you have access to because of privacy restrictions. I think this is a case where you will be much better off hiring a professional to help you, especially since you live outside of the USA. There are several questions on this site about doing research in New York, and some on ...


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Finding streets in the Canada 1921 Census (especially for Toronto) has been discussed in an earlier question. As I wasn't able to find a street index, I compilied a partial one from the descriptions Ancestry supplied for some subdistricts. It doesn't include streets where the subdistrict contains more than one polling subdivision, which is especially ...


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