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Correct spelling of Austrian surname Wasmanski?

There is no correct spelling of your surname. Sure, there is now. It's Wasmanski. Unless one of your modern-day relatives spell it differently, and they might. It is possible your current spelling ...
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Groom's birth place entry additions

I read Andrievci, Kreis Brod in Slawonien heimatszuständig nach Klattau gl. Bez. in Böhmen The answer to your question lies in "heimatzuständig" or also only "zuständig" (responsible) in other ...
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What does 1898 wedding/memorial announcement from Germany, Austria, or Slovenia say?

It is a wedding souvenir and it is in German Alois Kowatsch Josefa Kowatsch geb Gregortschitsch Vermählt 10. Januar 1898 zu Oestereich. that is: [groom] Alois Kowatsch [bride] Josefa Kowatsch, ...
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What does it mean for two DNA half-matches to not match each other?

It means that you do not have a triangulation group. In this case, F236166 is a match to A951428 on chromosome 3 between 25M and 38M and close relations F392491 and F381005 match to A951428 on ...
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What is this first name for Gregorčič witness to marriage?

It is "Anton", as already transcribed in a previous answer. The extra flourishes in the A are almost vertical instead of horizontal.
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Would the custom of Charon's obol still be practised in 1722 in Carinthia, Austria?

I don't think it reads "nauli". The two consecutive vowels look very similar, often the same, and sometimes more like an 'a' than a 'u'. Those letters often look very similar in handwritten documents. ...
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Side notes with dates on parish records

Is there a column heading or is this in a page margin? Typically printed baptismal records had extra columns for confirmations, and for comments. I've also seen vaccination records, emigration notes, ...
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"Jos" name in itself or a short form of "Joseph" or "Johannes"?

From what I have seen in baptism/marriage/death entries Jos. is a common abbreviation of Joseph. John (Johann, in Latin Joannes/Ioannes) would have been abbreviated as Joan., Joa. or Joh. See e.g. ...
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Searching for Austrian WW2 Prisoner of War who was held in Worcestershire, England?

Unfortunately, "Schmidt" in all it's variants is a quite common name in Austria. How you wrote it it may be also be more common for a German person. Providing more detailed information about the ...
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Reading Austrian public record?

Apparently this is supplementary ("a mention") to a 1916 church record: Gefirmt? 27 V. '928 A. fide? Defiat? 27. VII 1939 S.115/39 B.H.III. Zivilgetraut am 9.5.1940, 812/40 right column note: ...
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What errors are in this transcription in Status Animarum from Slovenia?

A few suggestions: Bartelmä Gregorzhizh wife: Luzia Perjatu Franz' birth month: 9ber (November) I don't have any better suggestion for the place name, perhaps someone with local knowledge can ...
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What town is meant by the location Gorn. Laknic?

Place is probably Gorenje Lakovnice, Novo Mesto, Slovenia, "and belongs to the Parish of Novo Mesto–Šmihel". As in a previous answer, Fuzzy Gazetteer and GOV led to the above result. In the record ...
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Is this surname Maizen?

I am sure, it is Maizen. g looks different than z, see other words containing g, such as "Durch bezirksobrigkeitliche Bewilligung" in the column "Urkunden" on the same page.
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Is this last name Jurglič?

Yes, all these underlined writings refer to the surname "Jurglič". In these times the priests wrote what they heard and everyone heard it differently and so there are several different forms of names ...
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What is this last name that looks like Kennet?

I am sure the last name is Kurent. I have looked for this name in My Heritage and have found out, that "Kurent" is a Slovenian or Croatian name. There I have found a lot of people with this name.
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What locality was meant by Trbontle, Yugoslavia?

I used the GOV (which now include placenames from most of Europe) and searched for Trb*. 3 possible matches to Trbontle were among the results: Trbovlje, Slovenia (one of your finds, and probably ...
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Locating German World War One records when unit not known?

Given that Austro-Hungarian and German units coordinated on both the Eastern and later Italian Fronts you need to be sure that he actually served in the German Army. The Bavarians, while under overall ...
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Locating German World War One records when unit not known?

The answer provided on Finding information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? is helpful here too, as you don't necessarily need a unit for your research. If he was injured, went ...
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Did the spelling of this surname change or is it misread?

There seems to be a change from Obacha to Obaha. Could be a spelling change between languages (similar to zh to č); could be a pronunciation change over time, reflected in the spelling; could be due ...
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Origin of Falez Surname?

Based on @Adrew Rick's answer where he mentioned that the Slovene writing may be "Falež" I entered "Falež ime izvor" into a search engine and found a site concerned with the interpretation of names "...
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Correct spelling of Austrian surname Wasmanski?

In general you should ask native speakers of various languages, the names just sound right or they don't. This name sounds vaguely Polish-German, and there are various spellings possible - the names ...
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Vertical line and colon ("|:") in register entry

I don't have a definitive answer and can just refer to my experience. I have seen this often in parish registers when referring to how something is said, spoken or generally known e.g. like house ...
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Unreadable word in latin 18. century church death record

"causa mortis fuit hydrops cum gfritok" "Died by cause of dropsy (a now-obsolete term which defined the accumulation of fluid in the body) due to fried potatoes/fries [fritok]" It ...
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Seeking information about Immigration to America from Austria?

Some more information might be helpful. I was able to find a census of 1900 from the state of Conneticut that might contain your great grandfather with his wife and their 7 children including a Frank ...
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Origin of Falez Surname?

My surname is also Falež. My father emigrated to Australia in 1950 from the village of Orehova Vas, Slovenia. I have relatives in Orehova Vas and Rače. My father asked a professor what the origins of ...
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Origin of Falez Surname?

The website of the Slovenian Statistical Office offers a search for surnames and how often they occur in Slovenia: Number of residents of Slovenia whose family name is Falež: 111. This family ...
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Identifying the father of a man born in Lemberg/Lviv/Lwow in 1884/85?

Have you tried searching Gesher Galicia? Its free All Galicia Database has hundreds of thousands of records, including thousands of records from Lviv: http://search.geshergalicia.org Was Ignacy's ...
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