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The name is Agnes. You can compare each of the letters to those shown in this BYU Script Tutorial for German handwriting. I extracted the relevant letters from the alphabet image on that site, and put them together in one image. I've included your image below for easy comparison.


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It looks like "instant" meaning "this month". Since the latest month mentioned in the left column is October, I would interpret it that the child John was born October 1st and baptized on October 24th. "Instant" (often abbreviated "inst.") and "ultimo" (or "ult."), meaning the previous month, are old English words originally from Latin. The previous ...


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Very simply, an illegitimate child whose father did not consent to being included on the certificate (from 1875, if the child was illegitimate the father had to be present at the birth registration to be named; before that the mother could name a father but it wasn't verified), or an illegitimate child whose father was 'unknown' would not have a father's ...


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I can't read the script yet. But we can say what it meant - if you look at the vertical annotation to the right, it explains that the registrations were cancelled because the qualification of the informant was not stated. Births and deaths in the English / Welsh registration system, and apparently the Irish I see from the image here, can only be reported by ...


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Regarding your specific questions: 1) Can you be reasonable confident that this census record relates to your ancestors? Answer: The father and son's names match; the address is likely. Can you find any other corroborating evidence, for example, something that would establish that there was a daughter named Annie Augusta Holmes? 2) Can Annie was a ...


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Yes, it is fair to infer that Mary and Sarah were twins. The indexes were compiled quarterly, meaning that children born over nine months apart should appear in different quarters. If one was registered late then they often are entered in the index in the correct quarter as well, with a reference in the margin such as "see Dec '37". The fact that both of ...


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Here are the questions that I would investigate, that might help determine who this extra household member was: Have you looked at the census page image to verify it was indexed correctly? This is the most frequent issue. Are there any notes in the margin beside this entry, that point to another page or another family? Indexers almost always ignore these, ...


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There are online databases, where you can find records of certain cities. They are called "Ortsfamilienbuecher", which means something like "Family records of a city" [1]. These records are mostly digitalized records from the church. Most of them start at about 1900 and might go back to the 16th century, which of course depends on the church records and the ...


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The question was for unnamed children, but the answer (the way I read it) makes the assumption that that these are stillborn children. It is only a "modern" practice to give names immediately at birth. I have aunts and uncles that went unnamed for weeks. From family letters written by my grandmother to my grandfather, he was working 20 miles from home, so ...


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Coverage of the birth registrations on FreeBMD is given in "Coverage Charts - Births" - these look complete for the years around 1884. However, I am unclear how well the data in Ancestry reflects that on the FreeBMD site. It is possible that the Ancestry data is an older version and not as complete. You probably appreciate perfectly well that the FreeBMD ...


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Your father's birth certificate accurately reflects the information provided to the authorities at the time of his birth. That's all it can do: a birth certificate is not proof of biological parentage but a legal document. For any birth certificate, we have to consider how accurate the information was given a number of factors: legal requirements (in ...


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The first thing to do would be to try to find your father (and his then family) in the 1940 Census (possible here at Family Search or several other information providers). If his surname is very distinctive, you may not have too many candidates in NYC to consider. If you are very fortunate and the daughter's birth was before, or in, 1939 that might be ...


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When you see a date reference in the form Q4 1968, you are looking at what is referred to as a quarter date. Birth Registrations In the United Kingdom, once births are registered, a summary of the information is collected and published in a quarterly index. You can use the index reference to order a certificate for England and Wales via gov.uk -- the ...


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Great explanation from @AdrianB38! It appears to me that the script reads, "Tabulate."


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My first step was to look for the births of children registered with the surname Harris and the mother's maiden name of Earley from 1911 onwards, using the GRO indices. I found 4: Cyril Alexander Harris 1913M quarter Cardiff Austin Harris 1914S quarter Cardiff Esme Harris 1916D quarter Llanelly Jeanie Harris 1918S quarter Llanelly (The GRO indices with ...


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I've left in my wrong turns below on purpose, to show the process of genealogical research and how to build evidence. This manifest is both correct and a red herring. It led me to some hypotheses that didn't pan out. To read about the path that led to the answer, go down an entire section, to "I'm getting nowhere fast." The full page is on FamilySearch (...


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First, investigate the birth registrations (using the GRO website -- free but you do have to register) for Margaret Amy Williams and Margaret Ann Williams in the June and September quarters in 1899 (both quarters because she was born so close to the June quarter end) and compare the maiden names of the mother with the maiden names of Frederick Williams to ...


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There would be no requirement to produce a birth certificate to get married (and still isn't -although you do now need to produce some proof of identity- most use a passport). Likewise there is no need to have a birth certificate to vote now, so unlikely to have been necessary at any time. The rate of non-registration of births was quite low by the time ...


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First off, the more information you have the easier this will be. You'll optimally want to know the: Port of departure Date of departure Ship name Port of arrival Date of arrival ...and any other information about the voyage you can lay your eyes on. As far as I know, very few, if any, ship records exist pre-1800. These are spotty at best and rather ...


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Archion has lutheran records from Württemberg. Use either the search option to lookup a specific parish or start browsing at Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel. All the entries in green are available online. Ancestry has also the collection Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500–1985. However, there is no online (of offline) ...


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If your father lived in New York, there may be limits on how much information you have access to because of privacy restrictions. I think this is a case where you will be much better off hiring a professional to help you, especially since you live outside of the USA. There are several questions on this site about doing research in New York, and some on ...


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The page linked to in the answer by user3310902 discusses a particular court case, and the status of children born abroad to British parents isn't discussed there. However that page provided the crucial search term "British Nationality Law" which led to a helpful article at Wikipedia, and from there, to another Wikipedia article: History of British ...


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I think the answer to your question may be that you will need to ask Queensland's Registrar-General in order to find out. The process is described on a Queensland Government page entitled Applying for a birth certificate which says that your husband will need to: Include proof of eligibility To determine that eligibility there is a PDF on the same ...


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Unfortunately it isn't definite proof that he is, but equally does not rule him out either. DNA testing will be the only way of proving 100% and everything else will be about the weight of evidence. So objectively gathering as much as you can both for and against would be the way forward. Is John named on the birth certificate as McAllister or Strachan? ...


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Since you are accessing the database Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on Ancestry.com, look the database up in the Card Catalog. Under the section About Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 there is a description of the database, which includes the county codes. County 57 is Dallas County. FamilySearch has a collection Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997 which is described ...


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The father's given name is Marx Mayer. At the first appearance of this name he is further identified by the words "der Kaufmann" (merchant or business man). At the bottom of the document his name appears again. The line before that reads "Read, accepted and signed". The handwritten word is "unterschrieben", indicating that the words in the second line ...


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Using birth date and birth registration data from my one-place study, I was able to assess how many births occurred in the year they were registered. The data is from all the individuals on the 1939 Register in an East Midland parish, born more than 100 years ago (1916 or earlier). The corresponding GRO birth index entry was located for each 1939 Register ...


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The crux of this question is what does the "-" in the Mother's Maiden Surname column on the new GRO indexes mean? The fact that there is a dash in the index does not mean there is a dash in the birth register in the place of the mother's maiden surname. There is no specific column in the birth register for the mother's maiden surname. In compiling this ...


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