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Do we have more female than male ancestors?

This article is not talking at all about pedigree collapse or male reproductive rates. What Baumeister states in his book Is There Anything Good About Men is that "DNA studies, notably those by Jason ...
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Age of surnames in German region?

The GenWiki page "Familienname" (in German) is an overview of the history and origins of German surnames. Most German surnames came into use during the 14th to 16th centuries, and are derived from ...
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Did my European family member immigrate to the United States?

This answer is most applicable to those who emigrated 1880-1915. Preparation, as outlined by Jan Murphy, is essential. There were 2 U.S. record collections I used most extensively when I mined my ...
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Did my European family member immigrate to the United States?

Note: I'm using examples for Germany in this answer because it is the country I'm most familiar on the continent, but the basic principles are the same for any country. I'm going to start with the ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

You can do genealogy research in Romania, just that it has to be of the "legal" rather than the "purely historical" kind. What I mean is that you should start with your wife's birth certificate. It ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

You're right, up until a few years ago it was very difficult to get any kinds of records from this area. The LDS has not gotten permission to film in the regional Romanian archives, though they've ...
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Is surname Ede of Northern European origin and rare in England?

From the Forebears website the surname Ede appears to be more common in England than in other Northern European countries. The "Surnames of England and Wales - the ONS list" website says that there ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

There is no problem to get the church records from former Austro-Hungary territory. Firstly, you need to decrease the searching area to one or two counties or towns. Then, you can continue you ...
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European participant lists for the crusades?

It might be worth checking out prosopographic studies on the crusades and the crusade states, and historians working with prosopograhy. For a start try: Jonathan Riley-Smith: The First Crusaders, ...
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How to find a passenger who left NYC to europe around 1885-1913.

A search at the US National Archives' catalog for the keywords 'passenger lists departing' will find several catalog entries for passenger lists, many from Record Group 85. Ancestry has digitized ...
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Finding biological father and half siblings in Spain using DNA?

From what I understand of the paternity and sibling tests, because the mother of your potential half-siblings tested, the results should be certain (with a negligible uncertainty value). I would like ...
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GDPR and genealogy

"The GDPR does not apply to certain activities including ... processing carried out by individuals purely for personal/household activities." A hobby such as genealogy counts as personal activities.
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GDPR and genealogy

Having looked into this for my genealogical society this is what we have found: If you have any data that can identify a living EU citizen regardless of where they reside or any citizen from any ...
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How many years back are these Gedmatch European matches?

You've asked a great question but one that is very difficult to answer because it depends so much on a very complex history of Algeria and other parts of North Africa. A history you have outlined ...
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Is everyone of European ancestry actually descended from Muhammad and Charlemagne?

A very easy way to challenge the article is to highlight that there are still races in the world and not a single mixed race. What the article tries to demonstrate is that, the more generations ...
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Origin of surname Шцмоняк

In my experience, identifying the town from which your ancestor came might make easier to understand the original spelling (assuming that you can then track down documents for the town). Following ...
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