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Dead ends on all searches for name

This is a good example of how the big-box genealogy sites don't serve us well for doing genealogical research. They expect us to search for people by name, when their names can be one of the most ...
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What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol?

I don't personally have experience researching in this area, but a very good friend of mine was raised in Romania. She says that they don't use Cyrillic in Romania and wondered if you were thinking ...
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Reading a Lithuanian church record

It's written in pre-1918 Russian Cyrillic. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reforms_of_Russian_orthography and also https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Russia_Handwriting) In google translate, you ...
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Reading a Lithuanian church record

Next column over is about relative's information. After running through readcoop.eu's transkribus and manually correcting some characters and joining the hyphenated words, google translates as follows ...
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Reading a Lithuanian church record

The word is August. "августа". If you compare the entries on all the other lines, they all begin 1903 august 31st, though the final "st" takes on 2 variant forms. The lowercase 'g' ...
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Reading a Lithuanian church record

I went to this really good site for handwriting OCR: https://readcoop.eu/5-ai-models-for-transcribing-old-russian-handwriting-and-printed-russian-texts/ and used the model for generic russian: https://...
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