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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

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 ...
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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

An address would only be shown in column 5 (mother's name) when the mother's usual address at the time of the birth is different to that shown as the place of birth. So you would read that she was ...
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Ancestor born in Bristol City workhouse?

A good place to start researching workhouses is workhouses.org.uk. They have a page about Bristol Workhouse. Bristol actually maintained two workhouses: The Clifton Union workhouse at 100 Fishponds ...
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

To expand on @JanMurphy's first method, there's a set of rules that genealogists use when they get stuck: If you can't go backwards, go forwards If you can't go forwards, go sideways If you can'...
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

This is a good example of how we have all created brick walls for ourselves. We blindly accept the information on records -- we match names and call it a day -- and then when we can't find things that ...
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Locating ancestor's birth town in New York State?

Since the information you have so far is not helping, it might be better to try an indirect approach. Here are some things to try. Make a list of all the source material you have about your ...
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Where is Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia?

I think it may be the town of Yelisavetgrad (also spelled Yelisavetgrod), now the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine. If you are able to read Polish, the entry for Elizabetgrod in the Glossary ...
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How to get birth place in Gramps 4.2.1?

You can look up a place, given a place handle: place = db.get_place_from_handle(place_handle) print(place.name.value)
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Reading place of birth in France on 1881 Census for Camberwell (London)?

You already have an answer to this question that I believe is correct. I don't think I'll tell you anything you don't already know but I'll wax on a bit more about my usual sub-conscious process for ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

As someone who lives a few miles from Coleraine, to me the town of Coleraine is where he was born. Simple as that. The 1831 census of Coleraine parish has 7 Stewart families in the town a mix of ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

Be aware that not all parishes in Co. Limerick have baptism records for 1829. Some parishes have gaps eg Fedamore which has no records between 1822 and 1854, and KIlfinane which don’t start till 1831. ...
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Finding a town in Russia-Poland from 1910

Additional tidbits: "Zaniewicze" (in slightly dated Polish, but still used) could mean "a place belonging to Zaniewski" or "place where Zaniewski family lives". And indeed, it's well documented as a - ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

In a different context, one of our community members cautioned against premature connectivitis syndrome (PCS) when connecting up people, and I think the advice to "think INCHWORM (rather than ...
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Finding 18th century birth record when "born Foreign Parts" according to 1841 England Census?

If he was a mariner, as stated in the parish register, then I'd check to muster books for the port of Liverpool. Now, most don't have names for crew members (they're not nearly as useful as the crew ...
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Looking for birth record of Catherine Jones in Llanfynydd, circa 1882

The first thing to check is the marriage certificate for Catherine and John James Cowin (From FreeBMD: Q3 (Sept) 1903; Chester; Vol 8a; Page 843). The marriage record should give you the name of ...
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Finding information about Brick Kiln - Motcombe - Dorset

The brickworks and kiln were located just south of Motcombe Park, as shown on this 1890 OS map: See the National Library of Scotland website to view this and other historic maps.
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

OK, this is too long for a comment, but isn't yet an answer. More documenting a search. The Father-in-Law, Julien Paudois, actually lived (and died) in Lacordaire, Saskatchewan. His grave is on ...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

Based on sempaiscuba's answer, Julien PAUDOIS is most likely: Julien Joseph Emile PAUDOIS, born in Saint-Mars-la-Jaille (probably what was later turned into "Saint Lagille", as it sounds ...
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Finding place named St Lagille, France in 1914?

The FamilySearch Research Wiki article France Gazetteers refers the reader to an online gazetteer at France Gen Web. The FamilySearch Research Wiki article also lists several references that are at ...
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Deciphering correct birth place for 1901 census entry

Before I address the place name issue, I'd like to repeat the wise advice given elsewhere on the site in this answer to the question Tracing US ancestor back to Germany: At one time or another, I ...
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Pennsylvania Birth-records

When you are looking for historical place names, the best type of reference source is the gazetteer. This is a book containing information about places, usually with descriptions, often with origins ...
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1946 - Duncan House - Clifton Bristol

The building still stands, at 20 Clifton Down Road, and normally I would expect the UD to mean Urban District would assume that the registrar probably just forgot to write the district name before it. ...
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1946 - Duncan House - Clifton Bristol

As you know, it is difficult to give a good answer to unspecific "I want to know everything/anything" queries, so I will answer with some questions and ideas for further research. ...
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Pennsylvania Birth-records

When you are looking for a person in a record set, you'll have the most success when you know three things: the time the event took place the place the event took place the name (including variants) ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

From Ancestry.com records (Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915) I found baptism records in 1829 in the county of Limerick for: Catharine Kenedy on 31 Dec 1829; Catharina Kennedy on 23 Dec ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

In your original post you asked whether Coleraine might mean the civil parish or the RC parish. Presbyterians in Ireland didn’t use the parish system for their churches, so it wouldn’t be normal for ...
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Looking for anyone with Chevtaikin Surname

Since you know that your father came from NovoSibirsk, which appears to be "the third-most populous city in Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg)", it seems likely that it would have people there ...
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Changes in place names of birth

I would report both of them. I have a friend who has birthdates in his tree of "16-Mar-1623, Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America". Of course, there was no USA in 1623 :-) However, ...
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Where is town of Pogena, Russia (or Lithuania) where ancestor born in 1885?

A good place to start when looking for people from Russia and adjacent countries is Jewish Gen. This link will take you directly to pages on Lithuania. http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/#Lithuania
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