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Determining the location of No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station in March 1917?

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/...
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Determining the location of No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station in March 1917?

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 ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

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 ...
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Death of an American in Paris

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 ...
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Name Changes in New York City during 1830s?

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 ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

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 ...
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In vital records at the Paris (France) Archives, what is the meaning of "ter" in the Numéro de l'acte (record number)?

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 ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

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 ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

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 ...
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Seeking immigration record John Redonnett, born in France, who came to US ca 1840s?

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. ...
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John Sherwood Clarke: Explaining the two surnames and finding his birth record in France?

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 ...
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What is "Geschwisterkind von muetterlicher seit"?

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 ...
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Seeking records of German relative in French Camp de Gur during World War II?

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. ...
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Translating French documents

What I was able to transcribe: Mairie d Thrie Derthiubau Arrondissement de Wissembourg Le trente Mai mil huit cent quarante-neuf, a six heure du foin Acte de naissance de Philippa Kindelberger ne a ...
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Where to begin with British, French, and Belgian ancestry?

The Geneanet site could be of help, it's very popular in France. I've found 2 occurences of Benoit (Benedict) Spennewyn : https://gw.geneanet.org/mike1960?n=spennewyn&oc=&p=benoit+benedict ...
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Can someone sort out a tricky wedding party for me?

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 ...
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