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For some details of FamilySearch's PAL system (Persistent Archive Links), see "PALs that aren't PALs for long? A problem with some links in Massachusetts Land Records" on their GetSatisfaction site, submitted abt end March 2014 by user GeneJ. (And yes, I am aware of the irony of including a link!) PALs are apparently FamilySearch's own technology, which ...


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2020 Update: For the content in this answer, assume that the user has an account with FamilySearch and has logged in to their account. 2017 Update: As of September 7, 2017, FamilySearch has discontinued distribution of microfilm. They are transitioning to digital records access. For the announcement on the transition, see the FamilySearch Newsroom ...


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The critical part of the information is the GS Film number:1562175. If you go to the Family Search Catalog, paste this number into the search box labeled film/fiche number. You will see the following results: Manhattan (New York City) marriage records, 1866-1937 ; index to all boroughs, 1866-1937 Author: New York. Department of Health. Division ...


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I'm not sure whether this works for all films, but when I check the catalog for church records of my home town here in The Netherlands, there is a message saying that the records are available on-line, as you can see here: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/528701?availability=Family%20History%20Library When I follow the link at the end of the red ...


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When I have viewed documents at a Family History Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library in the past I was able to view and download most documents for future access at home. I believe there are some reasonable restrictions on the number of images that can be downloaded, to prevent an entire film from being downloaded, however you are unlikely to reach this ...


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Germany is usually considered to be part of Western Europe, therefore Western European would be the natural option to choose. However assuming you are American I would be surprised if all your ancestors came from the same place in Germany. Therefore, putting a label on your "lineage" may be quite meaningless. In my case, I have yet to locate an ancestor ...


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You seem to be confusing ownership and licensing. When you submit information to a website such as FamilySearch, you will usually be licensing them the information. The FamilySearch Terms of Use (updated 1 Sep 2018) state: In exchange for your use of this site and/or our storage of any data you submit, you hereby grant us with an unrestricted, fully paid-...


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You can only repost something if it's out of copyright or it is in copyright but the copyright owner has licensed it to be reposted in the way that you want to do it. Do not assume that the stuff is there legally in the first place. Yes, it's a minefield. Even my summary is probably suspect.


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I do not know the answer to this. However, some of these points may be useful to prompt others: Any effective cross reference should not be from the film but from the collection(?) / batch(?) of source data. This is because a film could contain images of more than one type of record. I know several films at Chester are split - e.g. Church of England parish ...


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Ancestry.co.uk Many original parish records for Bexley, Bexleyheath and Sidcup can be viewed on Ancestry.co.uk. See: Bexley, Kent, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1558-1812 Bexley, Kent, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925 Bexley, Kent, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 Bexley, Kent, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985 Bexley, Kent, ...


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"What to think?" I would think, "I don't know enough about what I am looking at." and look for more information about the collection of historical records I had found. Do I have a good understand of the how the search engine works? What turns up in a search result is a function of how 'fuzzy' your search was. If you don't understand why something was ...


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Most of the unindexed (not digitally indexed) probate books I've looked at on FamilySearch either have a separate index book, or a handwritten surname index in the first few pages of each volume. I looked at a couple of the Georgia rolls - both Fulton County (Atlanta) and Richmond County (Augusta) have separate indexes; Chatham County (Savannah) has a ...


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Looking at the help / FAQ on the FamilySearch site it states that there is currently no way to export your tree from FamilySearch. It goes on to say that this may be possible with a third party application. So unfortunately it looks as though you may have to do this manually.


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Before 1952, the state today known as Baden-Württemberg did not exist. In 1880, Baden and Württemberg were separate countries, which were part of united Germany since only 9 years, but had large autonomy within the country. Germany was stable in 1880, there was no such thing as a Civil War or any social unrest you're mentioning. Germany had social unrest in ...


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When you are attempting an analysis of historical records, there is no substitute for looking at the original records. In her Quicklesson 1: Analysis and Citation, Elizabeth Shown Mills says "Citations are an analytical tool we use to help ourselves reach accurate conclusions." She goes on to explain: As researchers, we love sources. They provide answers ...


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In a footnote in Kirsty Gover's Tribal Constitutionalism (p 122), citing an interview with genealogist Rita Souther, the author notes that N.E. stood for Not Eligible: Some base rolls exclude non-Indians recorded on the basic roll, for instance by identifying those recorded as 'N.E.', or 'Not Eligible', indicating that the person was deemed to not be ...


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We start with a very simple statement: Facts can not be subject to copyright Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed What that means is that, however you discover it, the date your ancestor applied for naturalisation (indeed, the very fact that they did so) ...


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Today, Randy Seaver wrote a blog post about how RootsMagic Can Import Sources From FamilySearch Family Tree. He gives an example and shows a screen where he compares RootsMagic Sources on the left with FamilySearch Sources on the right and then shows how he added a source from FamilySearch to his RootsMagic database. In conclusion, he says source ...


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The Kent History and Library Centre serves a the county archive, but it does not cover all of the historical county. For counties adjacent to London and where county boundaries have changed over time, records may be found in either side of the original border. Medway, Bromley, Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham have thier own archives. The North West Kent ...


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You can use the Family Search API even though they have no already written tools. This is suggested in the link Colin left in his answer. Specifically, someone has written a python script that exports to GEDCOM. Not sure how well that translates to a spreadsheet.


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Images to the Scottish census records are available only on Scotlandspeople - pay per view only. Unfortunately, finding the right image might not be simple as FamilySearch quotes FindMyPast references of the PRO RG and PRO HO format, which apply to the English and Welsh censuses at Kew, not the Scots ones. In other words they are concocted and useless. You ...


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Hypothesis: Could "317" be a case number in the New York, Queens County, mixed proceedings, 1899-1932 Mixed proceedings, case no. 305-319, 1902, DGS 5041799 (digital images online -- no microfilm) Note that the catalog says: Some cases do not have the number listed and may make it difficult to see where cases are divided. Many case number ranges ...


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You can't know that a particular record at Family Search (or any other vendor) belongs to your ancestor by analyzing the information in that single record and doing nothing else. Records that were made in 1845 or 1846 are so long ago that no one alive could know. All you can say is that elements of the record are consistent with other records that you ...


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With the guidance received from your website, I was able to obtain a copy of the original NY Return of a Marriage for Consuelo Yznaga. As I suspected, the record that was posted on Family Search HAD been altered by Jorge Iznaga in order to reflect his spelling of the surname. I do not wish to share the complete record at this time, but am attaching the ...


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after reading all your questions, I think I understand now your concern. The surnames Heftle and Brackenhammer are quite rare in Germany. How I posted on your other question the family tree down from Tobias Brackenhammer leads to Oskar Heftle (born 19.09.1845 in Rheinweiler/Baden - died 20.04.1927 in Neuchâtel/Svitzerland; his profession was Kleidermacher= ...


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The article Restrictions on viewing an image in historical records says, for the status message These images are viewable: To signed-in members of supporting organizations when they use the site > at a family history center. Who Can View: If the patrons use a family history center computer or a computer at an affiliate public library, ...


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You'll need to contact FamilySearch Support and provide the IP address(es) for the library. Please see this article: https://www.familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Affiliate-Library-needs-access-to&lang=en When it is working properly, a user can be using a library computer, and sign on to Familysearch.org with their own personal ID. (...


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After reviewing my options, I decided to import GEDCOMs from the other sites I use into FamilySearch. This has the advantage of helping me get all data into one place, although it's frustrating that I can't download my tree from there once the process is finished. I'll probably import it into Ancestry as a new tree and delete my old one when I get to that ...


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I'm not really sure what you are asking. You can't really go into any online records and simply find a person with the same or similar name and assume they are your ancestor. There is also a problem with the corruption of spellings, both in the original records and then by transliteration into English. For example, Brackenhammer may be a corruption of ...


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