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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

When I have viewed documents at a Family History Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library in the past I was able to view and download most documents for future access at home. I believe there are some ...
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What to do with an ancestor's diary?

I welcome your plan to preserve the diaries and make them available to others. If the relative already gave you the diaries, there is some common ground to discuss the other resources. Scanning them ...
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Finding TNA Discovery catalog entries for digital images on Ancestry?

Using the catalog reference for Alfred and Emily's marriage as a clue, I moved to the next image on Ancestry and looked at the top right corner of the following page: I started from the catalog ...
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Is there a centralized Historical Society index / database for the United States?

The closest thing I know of that meets your criteria is WorldCat's beta project ArchiveGrid. It has a feature FIND ARCHIVES NEAR YOU which allows you to search for a location or zip code, or pick out ...
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Where to donate records related to South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids?

This question has two related parts - one to do with digitization of these records, and the other where the records should be archived. If possible, I would consider digitizing the records yourself. ...
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Pomerania isn't Germany anymore – where are records archived?

This is a really common problem, so I thought I'd write some more about how I have approached it in my own research. First: you need to know where your immigrant ancestor really came from, not just ...
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Pomerania isn't Germany anymore – where are records archived?

I hope you can read German, several websites are in German language. first starting point could be: http://stolp.stadt-stolp.de/ On that page, you find under "Nr 10" an indication of marriages in ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I found one of the three (SHBG/149/013) under "Miscellaneous" of course after digging around for a while longer. I'm glad I previously noticed the LMA sticker on the 149/11 book - I knew to look for ...
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How do I cite this record from the Arolsen Archives?

It looks to me that the sub-collection number is 3.1.3 (Emigrations), based on the fact that the example shows three dot-separated numbers. However, upon scrolling up on the list, it seems to be 3.1.3....
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How can I find the images where the data was sourced for the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database?

Since FamilySearch's catalog description was written, the US National Archives (NARA) has replaced the OPA system with the new Catalog. What you want for this purpose are the electronic passenger list ...
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How can I find the images where the data was sourced for the 'Germans to America, 1850-1897' database?

The "Germans to America" books were created by indexing passenger lists and filtering the results by ethnicity or origin before publishing. The series predates the internet, starting abt 1988. The ...
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Making your first trip to a courthouse

Judy G. Russell, who writes the blog "The Legal Genealogist", has given a webinar That First Trip to the Courthouse which is an hour-long presentation on how to prepare for a courthouse trip, and what ...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

You'll need to contact FamilySearch Support and provide the IP address(es) for the library. Please see this article: https://www.familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Affiliate-Library-...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

The article Restrictions on viewing an image in historical records says, for the status message These images are viewable: To signed-in members of supporting organizations when they use the ...
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What to do with an ancestor's diary?

You have to transcribe it, and publish those transcriptions. Such diaries are like gold dust and have to be shared, as you say. Scanning will help preserve the the written form but sharing needs a ...
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Where to donate records related to South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids?

The questions of whether the records still belong to the United Ancient Order of Druids, and how to find a more permanent home for these records, are two related questions, which could be summed up ...
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Which archives have the Imperial-era revision lists & metrical books from Kamchatka?

They might be kept in few other places. Please note that I didn't do real research about that, just a quick google search. It's just a hint that might or might not lead to something. Unfortunately, ...
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Listing Protocol when there is birth name and other "also known as"?

There are several issues with the accuracy of enlistments for WW1. Firstly they may not have filled in the forms themselves and this was probably done by a ? corporal and witnessed by an officer. ...
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Huguenot lineage from Flanders creates a brick wall

I've done research on Jacques Hoste from Middelburg, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hoste-114. Didn't find much about his father. I'm interested in him since I was born in Middelburg and my name is ...
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Sharing Pictures or Data for access by future researchers?

I would suggest the Internet Archive as a good permanent online home for these sorts of things. You can include lots of metadata, and easily link to and from other places on the web. The IA is a non-...
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