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What does "R F D" stand for in a city directory?

RFD = Rural Free Delivery, referring to those people on the rural mail routes. The numeral will refer to the route. The abbreviation is noted in the introductory information of a 1914 Missouri ...
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Finding more information about Rhode Island grave stone bearing date range 1897-1923?

FindAGrave lists a considerable number of persons named Maria Correia in various graveyards in Rhode Island (as well as in other states). I would be wary of an identification based solely on first and ...
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How to locate 1860 United States census pages by address?

The 1880 census was the first US census to include a place on the form for what we call a street address. On the censuses prior to that, individual dwellings were organized geographically in districts ...
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How to locate 1860 United States census pages by address?

As already stated, the types of information asked for in the Census changed over the years, and so did the arrangement of the Census itself. The 1880 Census introduced the numbering of the ...
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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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What might occupation of "public school" mean in 1885 Sands and Macdougall Directory (for South Australia)?

I'm not too convinced that your ancestor, born in 1878, would appear in a directory in 1885. There's a history of Hindmarsh at www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.../a-heritage-history-of-hindmarsh.doc ...
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Is city ward information provided in U.S. census records useful?

In larger cities, like New York City, you can use a person's assignment to an Administrative District (A.D.) and an Enumeration District (E.D) in a census to get an approximate idea of their A.D. and ...
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What might occupation of "public school" mean in 1885 Sands and Macdougall Directory (for South Australia)?

With some useful ideas thrown in by others I did some more research in the Sands and Macdougall Directories and Trove newspapers and noticed the timeline below: Adelaide Observer on 24 Nov 1883 - ...
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Determining location/address of Robert John Steven Sellers in 1900 from Sands and Macdougall Directory for South Australia?

If the layout is similar to the City Directories I am familiar with from the New England region in the USA, your 'subheading' of Regent Street is an indication where Regent Street crosses Halifax ...
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Finding 1870 Federal Census image that corresponds to street address in Albany City, New York, USA?

I don't believe this is possible for US Fed. Census records prior to 1880. Before that census, the records don't indicate the addresses of the individuals. Beginning in 1880 they do start to include ...
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Finding more information about Rhode Island grave stone bearing date range 1897-1923?

When dealing with online databases, especially where the record creator or indexer may have been unfamiliar with the correct spelling of a surname, sometimes it is worth searching just on first name ...
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Census 1905 address 89 Madison St. Brooklyn, New York

This web page (www.stevemorse.org) offers searches to locate the relevant ED and AD values(AD = Assembly District, ED = Election District) by street. Those districts are what the census is organized ...
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Finding 1896-1897 residence of William and Emily Mountjoy Rouse in Adelaide, South Australia?

With their first daughter Gladys Kathleen Rouse being born on 2 Feb 1896 in Adelaide it seems likely that her birth certificate (or transcript; not yet obtained) will have recorded her parents ...
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Finding 1870 Federal Census image that corresponds to street address in Albany City, New York, USA?

I just made a very lucky strike by using an Ancestry search for anyone named Mary (Hugh's wife's name), born 1805+/-5 years, from England, in Albany Ward 9 of the 1870 Federal Census. Looking at ...
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Finding 1870 Federal Census image that corresponds to street address in Albany City, New York, USA?

For descriptions of census subdivisions and enumeration districts, see the following resources: NARA's publication T1224, Roll 3 (see the downloadable PDF, Descriptions of Census Enumeration ...
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