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Locating information on John Megone from 1800's Ireland

When I get stuck, I find it helpful to step back from where I am and review what I already have, starting over again as if the problem was completely new to me, and pretending that I am a complete ...
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Forced Emigration of Zipf ancestors from South-West Germany (Baden/Wurtenburg) in mid 19th century?

Forced emigration did happen in Baden Germany during the early to mid 1850s. I'm currently researching two towns that sent people to America this way. On January 2, 1855, sixty-nine people left ...
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Finding railroad maps for Germany in late 19th century?

This is what I've found so far: Wikipedia, History of Rail Transport in Germany, The Länderbahn era (1871 to 1920) and Geschichte der Eisenbahn in Deutschland on de.wikipedia.org Wikipedia, Royal ...
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Where is Wortono, Russia?

Maybe Wortono is a misspelling of Воротыня (Vorotynya), a small village in the Vologda oblast. See the Russian Wikipedia article for Воротыня.
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How can I find birth record/Hungarian evidence of ancestor born before 1895?

Before the start of civil registration, vital records were the responsibility of churches. According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (https://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt03110501/0_0_1_pg_14.html),...
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Twentieth-century emigration from Romania?

In the 1911 UK census he is called Stan, which is indeed possibly a shortened version of Stanley. He was a 26 year old boarder at 19 Blissett Street, Greenwich, and his occupation was Engineer. His ...
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Forced Emigration of Zipf ancestors from South-West Germany (Baden/Wurtenburg) in mid 19th century?

I have this surname too from a large family of cyclists in Newark, NJ. I am not sure the earliest history but can tell you that we are also linked to Baden as another of our ancestor (Conrad ...
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Emigration records for private colonisation attempts from England

The main source for passenger lists for vessels leaving the UK is series BT 27 in the National Archives but those only start in 1890 and as the catalogue entry explains any lists prior to that date ...
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Emigration Documents Antwerp 1905 SS Montreal April 1905

We've all done it! We've seen the Hamburg passenger lists and asked "Do outbound records exist for the port my passenger sailed from?" Sadly, the answer is mostly "no", so your ...
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Emigration records for private colonisation attempts from England

I've found passenger lists for the arrival ports tend to better documented and with more information than the departure port, likely because the country receiving immigrants were more interested in ...
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

This problem is a good illustration of how we can create problems for ourselves by extracting information from records and leaving the context behind. Scrolling back two images on the microfilm (New ...
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Jewish records in Germany, late 1700 to early 1800

This is not a conclusive answer per se, but might aid as a lead to further investigate your German heritage. There is a (commercial) German website called Archion.de, also available in English, see ...
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Jewish records in Germany, late 1700 to early 1800

There was a Jewish community in Ballenstedt and it seems that it was shrinking over time. They had a synagoge build in 1791 and today there still is a Jewish cemetery there (but only 15 gravestones ...
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