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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

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, ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

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 ...
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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

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 ...
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What is my Lineage?

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 ...
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Familysearch terms of use (2018) and "ownership" of information?

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 (...
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What are the rules for putting media on different sites?

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 ...
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Indexing nE census record at FamilySearch?

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-...
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Analyzing Wurttemberg church records discovered via FamilySearch?

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 "...
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What is my Lineage?

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 ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

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, ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

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 ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

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 ...
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Working with browsable images of probate records?

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 ...
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Finding more details in 1851/1861 Scotland Census?

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 ...
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Using a card index to find Probate records?

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 ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

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 ...
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Is there any program that automatically imports sources attached to the FamilySearch tree?

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 ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

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, ...
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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?

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 ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

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 ...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

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 ...
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How to access digitised content at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library?

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-...
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Importing Gedcom from MyHeritage into existing Ancestry.com tree?

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 ...
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Determining whether FamilySearch entry is my ancestor and not a namesake?

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 ...
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Finding church / parish records for Kent?

Further to the answer above, you will find it helpful to use a parish map such as this - http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/west-kent.gif - to establish the names and locations of the parishes you wish to ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

Also, be aware that in the 1870's in America and in many other countries, Y and I were often interchangeable, as the alphabet was not yet officially 26 letters, and so Y, J, I all were basically used ...
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Finding more details in 1851/1861 Scotland Census?

Not having an international ancestry subscription, I can't give urls, but I think your guy is indexed at ancestry as Robert Clachus in the 1861 Scotland census. Ancestry has the censuses you asked for;...
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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

Update to previous answer by @AdrianB38: In a post (submitted byrraymondon Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:28) in the discussion Using FamilySearch Citation on the Evidence Explained website, Robert Raymond ...
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Finding FindMyPast Devon Marriage image indexed by FamilySearch?

I used the Old Search to search for any marriage in 1729 with "Plymouth, Devon, England" in the Where box, then narrowed the search by selecting these filters: Country: England Subcategory: Marriages ...
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