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Finding death record without knowing death date?

The first thing is to narrow down the location that he died. This can be rather tricky, but there's a few ways to do it. Considering it's in the 1800's, you have a lot of options. Generally speaking, ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

While it's possible that your father wasn't recorded in the 1920 census, there are a lot of avenues of research to follow which might let you find where he was recorded. First, since he's your father ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

Sometimes people were just missed in a census. If the enumerator talked to a neighbor instead of the actual family, it's possible that the family or the neighbor were new to the neighborhood and didn'...
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What information would be on a 1915 Arkansas death certificate?

Many of the online guides on US Vital Records give an overview of what information may be on the death certificates. Some examples for Arkansas: Ancestry's About the Database for its database ...
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What month was Allie Tharp born as shown in 1900 U.S. census?

To my eye the two samples you have pointed out seem to read "Un" for unknown. I suggest you look for other instances on the surrounding pages, and then look in other record groups for those ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

The 1880 Enumerator instructions, which can be viewed at ipums.org, say: Wherever an institution is to be enumerated, as a hospital, an asylum, an alms-house, a jail, or a penitentiary, the ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

Although it's a bit of long shot, you might also want to try the Orphan's Court records (or Surrogate's Court, or whatever it's called in Arkansas) for the county she lived in. I say long shot because ...
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Are Orphanages Included in the U.S. Census?

Orphanages were enumerated in the 1880 census. I tried "orphanage" as keyword at 1880 United States Federal Census and got 40 results, but none in Arkansas. Most results matched "orphanage" in the ...
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Understanding Adv. abbreviation at end of 1921 Arkansas newspaper notice?

One of the job titles in the legal profession is Advocate. In some regions, the abbreviation Adv is suffixed to a lawyer's name to indicate this position. Other similar expressions would be JP (...
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