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Records of miners in the California Gold Rush?

When we can't find a person in a collection of historical records, or don't have enough information to know if it is our ancestor or not, it helps to widen the search -- and the same is true for ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

I located the obituary for your great grandfather in the The San Francisco Call, dated 18 November 1908. This obituary mentions a different lodge: As you can see, in addition to some wonderful ...
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How to interpret dates on California Indexes to Electoral Registers

Before every election in the US, there is a cutoff date by which one has to be registered to vote -- if you miss the cutoff, you can't vote in that area. People who are already registered to vote in ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

Looks like it's the "Knights of the Royal Arch". See this 1901 article from San Francisco about them, where they are described as "an organization of men engaged in the liquor traffic". https://cdnc....
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Confirming death details of gentleman born 1921, died 1970-75 (probably California) and buried in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA?

Regarding whether or not the name should have been allowed to be seen, the federal government limits census records going back for 72 years. For example, my husband, who was born in 1937, is shown on ...
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How to interpret dates on California Indexes to Electoral Registers

Current California Legislative Information on elections includes this provision: "ARTICLE 5. Voter Registration Index [2180 - 2194.1] ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. ) "2180. "(...
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Getting information from closed mental institution in California, USA?

Who Holds The Records? Some records from California State Hospitals can be accessed online. Ancestry's database California, State Hospital Records, 1856-1923 have records from the California State ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

This may be a reference to Royal Arch Masonry. See (via Google Books) Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of California at Its ... Annual Convocation, Volumes 37-39 (...
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Finding when parents married in Modesto, California, USA

The FamilySearch wiki page for Stanislaus County, California genealogy lists the following sources for marriage records: 1800 - 2007 - California, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $ 1850 ...
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Finding when parents married in Modesto, California, USA

A cursory search of the webpages for Modesto and Stanislaus County brought me to the County Clerk-Recorder, where you can order copies of vital records. It doesn't give an e-mail addres, but a phone ...
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Tracing Kathryn Connolly Chalmers Hearst (born 1898, Minneapolis)?

This may be tough because you may run up against privacy restrictions, but here are some things that I would try. Start with a timeline, a plan, a source checklist, and a research log This may sound ...
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