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Like all British Army units Casualty Clearing Stations kept war diaries. You can download that for 47 CCS for the relevant (for a small fee) from http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/0bd98c64d2cb44c0b61a9b8f7457ad2f The unit location should be noted, and it can be possible to work it out with some accuracy. CCSs were either in a building, ...


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According to this letter from the Ministry of Pensions to the British Red Cross Society Records Office posted on George Laughead's website The Medical Front WWI, it looks like CCS 47 was indeed in Varennes at that time (near the bottom of the document). The Casualty Clearing Stations list (posted on the website http://www.1914-1918.net) is easier to read: ...


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Variations may include: Dubet, Dube, Dubée, Dubais, Dubaie, Dubey, Dubay, Dubbée, Dubbee, Dubbaie, Dubber, Dubbey, Dubbay, etc. These answers were borrowed from: http://www.houseofnames.com/dube-family-crest and http://www.houseofnames.com/fc.asp?s=dub%E9 You might also try looking up the variations on House of Names to see where that leads you. I have ...


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If you are only looking for the date, you can search online the City of Paris civil registry reconstituted books. Select Acte de décès (Death record) for Type d'acte, enter the last name of your ancestor in the Nom de la personne recherchée field and press Rechercher (Search). That should bring a page with a list of death records tables for people with ...


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It seems that you, her son, has acquired your mother's materials and has already invested at least some time thinking about this as you are now asking this question of what to do with it. Since you say no one else in the family has interest, the obligation is on you. So it will depend how much time you wish to invest. If nothing else, you should at least ...


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For British subjects (and anyone born overseas whose father was a British subject at this time would count), it is worth checking the GRO's overseas records - indexes are on various sites and originals can be ordered from the GRO. These include some military records, births and deaths at sea, and births, marriages, and deaths registered with the British ...


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As I alluded to in an earlier comment to the question, sometimes missing information is itself information. What were the practices of the day? There were probably medical examiners instructions or requirements for death certificates in 1908. (We just need to find them.) These instructions may have provided the circumstance under which the cause of death ...


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This time period is outside my area of study, so I don't have many practical suggestions to find records for the 1790s, but perhaps this will help you get started. The basic principles are to start from the known, to work outward from that to the unknown, and to make as complete a picture as you can, so that with each new historical record you find, you ...


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Cause of death can sometimes be found in the funeral records of a church, burial records of a cemetery, or in a city death registry. If place of death was a hospital or other institution, records may exist. Not sure when autopsies became required for suspicious deaths, but check if the death certificate was signed by an attending physician or a city coroner. ...


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When I am trying to learn more about a topic or place and trying to find records that might mention my family or my research subjects, I follow a checklist I made for myself: Learn what records might have been created in a particular time and place. Research which of those records might still exist, and which records are accessible to the public. Research ...


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For an overview and timeline for New York Law, see the New York State Archives' research guide Naturalization and Related Records: Records of Name Changes. If you're looking for a formal legal document such as we might have in the 20th century, declaring the 'old name' and 'new name' of an immigrant, you may not find one for this period, especially if you ...


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My French is rather rusty but I think I've managed to fill in the gaps: L’an mil huit cent quarante deux, le douze octobre à une heure après-midi, par devant nous Pierre Ferdinand Guyot adjoint au Maire de la commune de Bourbon Vendée, chef lieu du département de la Vendée, auquel le dit maire a délégué par arrêté du sept décembre mil huit cent ...


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The French military records, held at the SDH in Vincennes, have been famously difficult to access, although apparently with a recent change of leadership, things are getting better. There is one list of officers available on this page, 'Répertoire des officiers généraux', but this is, I think, only for the higher ranks, and your man is not found there. At ...


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You already have an answer to this question that I believe is correct. I don't think I'll tell you anything you don't already know but I'll wax on a bit more about my usual sub-conscious process for deciphering a difficult word. What does it look like it says? I would likely transcribe this birthplace as "Vender". Depending on the consistency of the writer,...


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These may be references to deaths overseas, copied into the locality where the person lived. According to Familysearch: The death of a soldier who died away from home is usually noted in the death records of the town where the soldier was born. Such an entry may be listed in the records a year or two after the soldier died. If we look at the French ...


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I would hate to see all that work lost, and I would expect that the materials might be of much interest to at least one amongst your more distant cousins. I suspect that your mother would have been born within the last 100 years which means that our Privacy Policy will come into effect with any mention of her name. On the other hand if your grandparents, ...


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This Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 seems to confirm what you have concerning place of birth, and includes the fact that John Redonnett was a Civil War veteran, as well as cause of death. As to immigration the first census does list John as a Sailor, so he may have arrived as crew and not passenger. Some Redonet names do appear (Louisiana, New ...


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A good starting point would be the International Committee of the Red Cross who have archives about PoWs; however, they operate limits on how many questions they will handle in a quarter and the gates are now closed until October 2017. They do suggest the following website as a way to pursue your research: German military personnel Deutsche Dienststelle (...


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Ultimately I think any decision on this depends on What you've got How interested you are How much work you want to do If the records are just a box of clippings, pictures, certificates etc then they are likely to be of interest only to another researcher, which will probably be a relative. It sounds like you've covered that line of enquiry, though as @...


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These days, there is quite a lot already indexed for France through various sites. Often my first stop if a proper location is not known is to look at GeoPatronyme and get a feel for how common the name is and where distributed. Then Genealogie.com. This is a pay site, but with a little cleverness we can get it to give us quite a lot of info, then go look ...


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Your question does not have enough information to answer it properly. Here are some things to work out to get you closer to either identifying the arms or (as I suspect) confirming that they are made up. the colors. It is very unusual to have a black and white arms, so presumably it is really in colors that are indicated by hatching. Try to to find a better ...


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Often overlooked are probate records. They on occasion have places of burial and or causes of death.


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I was left in a similar situation when my mother died in 2013. She had done much more genealogy research than the little she occasionally mentioned. I have a large box of information she dug up, and another large box of pictures. She also created a extensive chart of ancestors, both on her side and my father's. One of the first things I'm doing is ...


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The Research Process One of the things I recommend when you are stuck is to go back to the beginning and review all the records you have collected so far. Make a Genealogy Source Checklist which lists all the sources you've found so far. If you haven't already, look for research guides and other material that will help you put the record in context. Do ...


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Resources which could be used in solving this problem include: FamilySearch Wiki: German Genealogical Word List Google Translate: https://translate.google.com/ Google Translate parses Geschwisterkind as the child of a sibling (so in this case, nephew). (Compare Geschwister = siblings, brothers and sisters from the Genealogical Word List) For ...


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You're talking about "Camp de Gurs", a french internment camp between 1939 and 1946. Given that your great-grandfather have fought during the Spanish Civil War, I find your hypothesis quite good. Taken from wikipedia: Gurs Internment Camp was a internment camp and prisoner of war camp constructed in 1939 in Gurs, a site in southwestern France, not far ...


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Based on the information you've provided from the marriage record (I can't read the original), my guess is that Peter Altermatt carries the surname of his father, who I would guess was Anna Maria Zwolle's husband. You'd need to find birth/baptism and marriage records to confirm. As for the guardian, was Dorothea old enough to enter a marriage contract ...


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It is one or two initials, not a name. I think it is most likely an H, but there is a break in the middle which suggests it is two initials - maybe T_ or I_ or J_. In those cases the second initial could be possibly S or C. I have split the surname from the initials, which is where some of the confusion in the previous answers was coming from (the stroke ...


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It appears that the French people do not put the cause of death on a death certificate. I am finding that out now, after my sister who lived in Paris for three years, passed away last month in her sleep. The French government have conducted an autopsy but it is their thing that they don't release any information about the cause of death. Even in the most ...


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