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A few notes before I identify it which brings me to my 97% confidence level of my conclusion. Most Czarist Russian Eagles have two heads; not one and similar to other European Eagles. It kind of looks like the Eagle of Tyrol / Tirol; which is not part of Russia BUT is also much more detailed and not in the style of it typically seen. Notice the 13 stripes ...


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Don't throw out funeral books! They are an important record of other family members, friends, associates, and neighbors -- what Elizabeth Shown Mills has called the family's FAN Club. Studying my neighbors' and godparents' families gave me important clues that allowed me to learn more about where my family had lived before I was born. I didn't realize ...


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What is the benefit of using the format for an (in my usage case, privately-held) artifact over the church record certificate format? A good citation tells the reader how to find the relevant source. If it's stored in a box in your attic, the reader needs to know that if they are trying to find that document. Be aware that contemporary copies can differ. I ...


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My father (and many brothers) were in WWII and he had this exact gold pin in his medal collection. It was an Honorable Discharge pin (the "Ruptured Duck"), meant to be worn on the lapel for all branches of US military. From Wikipedia: Here is another link for you -- ARMY ORDER OF DISPLAY/WEAR You can click on each branch at the top of the page. You can ...


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My G-Grandmother passed away in 1959. Last year, I tried reaching out to some distant cousins via postal mail and received no reply. This year, I tried reaching out again, also including a copy of the page that their Father, Aunt, and Uncle signed from my G-Grandmother's funeral guest book. I heard back right away and have established a nice relationship ...


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It sounds like you and your friend have already made considerable effort in dating the clock. I won't question the expertise of whoever suggested it "dates to about 1635" and was "almost certainly made in London," but I would keep in mind that it can be very difficult to accurately date artefacts. In this case, one concern would be that it could be a later ...


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An index to "Clocks Magazine" reports: Chittel, William, of Studley, May 2013 p14 Unfortunately the magazine's website is down at present, but the Google cache of it is available. Scroll down or search for "Chit" on that page to find the reference. A search for that issue might be worthwhile. The magazine site has a back-issues page, so when/if it ...


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From Wikipedia: The Religious Tract Society, founded 1799, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St. Paul's Chuchyard and 164 Piccadilly ... All three addresses† were printed at one time, for example 1888: Two of the above addresses were printed at least until 1899: and one through to at least 1919: with 4 Bouverie Street on its own in use by 1938: So 20th ...


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Technically it is not a British Farthing but a British Trade Token with an exchage value of a farthing. The Internet Archive at www.archive.org has two volumes of reference books which can be accessed - simply enter "Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland" in the search box and they are at the top of the short list. ...


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Assisted with input from a friend, I can answer my own question. Wills and admons for Snook of Stalbridge (and the surrounding district) are on ancestry. There is one admon and one will on ancestry that might relate to the correct Thomas: Thomas Snooke admon 24 July 1683. He was a button maker with wife Melior. Thomas Snooke the Elder, will 1660. He was ...


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My daughter pointed out a genuine historical use for saving guest books: She noted that the signatures of one relative at my parent's 50th wedding anniversary guest book, and the same relative's signature on my father's funeral guest book, almost looks like two different people. In that case the signature indicates a later drug addiction. In other cases ...


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I notice that the design on the inside title page is after the Art Nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who lived from 1868 to 1928. Mackintosh's designs gained in popularity in the decades following his death, so the design in the book seems to put it its release after 1928, so possibly the 1930's.


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