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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

I agree with the comments that it more likely reads "C. E. Markby". A good possibility would be the Rev. Cecil Edward Campbell Markby. He was recorded as "Clerk of Holy Orders" in ...
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Looking for grave of German soldier who died in World War II

The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund) is the authority that maintains a database of German war graves (especially World War I and World War II). The only mandatory information you need for a ...
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Reading 1625 burial record from East Quantoxhead, Somerset, England?

The entries begin "Item uppon the...". Item is a Latin word meaning "also", commonly found in British parish registers and documents such as inventories where entries are written in list. On its ...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

Shipping the body back to the home village is a possibility, as you can see in the related question What records might be created in England when people are re-interred?. In his book talk The ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

I believe L. H. M. stood for Light Horse Man. This was a rank of light-armed soldier. There are numerous references to this rank in Chelsea Hospital and its Traditions (1838). Just for your ...
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Why might I be unable to find a parish burial record?

My general advice on finding records in a particular area is in this answer: What records are available in a particular locale? My checklist looks like this: Learn what records might have been ...
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Locating burial in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer

The phrase following the placename is: eine Stadt am Ägäisches Meer that is, "a city on the Aegean Sea" That means that "Veles" must be in either Greece or Turkey Fuzzy Gazetteer suggests a ...
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Did UK Poor Houses pay for pauper's graves?

The Poor House system in Ireland was run on similar lines to the English model and I have some experience of it. In Ireland the Poor House would pay for a burial for someone whose family didn’t or ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

After getting links from @ColeValleyGirl I viewed a burial record for Catherine Rouse, aged 84, on 4 Jan 1857 at Truro St Mary: transcription: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=R_273488574 (...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

I can't see an obvious burial record for Edward, but if you can find out where his wife was buried, there's a decent chance he'll be there too. Or he could be in a family plot somewhere, so you could ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

1963 is recent enough that privacy law may prevent some data being publicly available publicly. As a descendant, you might request copies of the death certificates from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

The Index To Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 at FindMyPast gives the residence of Edward Brewer Brooks at the time of his death on 11 May 1901 as being Loughborough. You may already know this but, if ...
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Seeking English burial/death record prior to 1837?

On the limited information provided the following would appear to be a candidate burial for Hannah Evans on 12 Jan 1824 at Leominster. "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, ...
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Affidavits in English burial records

In 1667 and 1678 the English wool trade was in trouble so a law was passed requiring every body would be wrapped in a woollen shroud to help the industry. Remember that everyday folk would not have ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

There are at least four good potential sources for burial information: (1) death certificates (the most likely, already covered), but also (2) newspaper obituaries (in NYC, you might need to find a ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

Here are some suggestions for research you could try while you are waiting for the death certificates to come in. Keep in mind that New York City keeps its own records, separate from New York State. ...
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What might letters L.H.M. after name at Chelsea Hospital (London) burial mean?

On the advice of @HarryVervet I browsed more pages through until 1750 and found many instances of "L.H.Man" but no other "L.H.M.". A few pages before Jeremiah Smith's entry I found one for an "L.H. ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

Although I think my other answer (which was prompted by help from @ColeValleyGirl) will prove to be correct, another way I was going to try to find Christian's death record was by following where her ...
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Finding out where someone who died in England during 20th/21st century is actually buried?

Another collaborative genealogy website, WikiTree has a Global Cemeteries Project that aims to help people find burial places. Just sign up; no charges for using the site. To build a tree there, we ...
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