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Are birth records of US adoptees really sealed?

In many states, yes, original birth certificates (OBCs) are sealed when a child is adopted. An amended birth certificate is then issued with the adoptive parents' names and the child's new name. So, ...
5 votes

Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

1910 Census A search of Williamson County, Illinois 1900-1910 for all men named William born in Russia between 1860-1876 gave six results. This one appears to match your grandfather. Index spelled ...
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Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

To find other documentation about your grandfather, make a research plan. You have a good start already -- you have a set of documents. Start with a timeline and a genealogy source checklist, ...
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Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

To rule out the possibility he was just missed during those Censuses, try focusing on other supporting documents that help pin-point where he lived during those times. If there are other names ...
4 votes

Naturalized in 1896, but cannot be found anywhere in the US 1900 or 1910 censuses?

Since we don't have specifics, I'll offer some general suggestions. Not finding an individual in a census usually comes down to two problems. Wrong name, or Wrong place. Name. Several issues arise,...
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

You might try searching for the record on Cook County Genealogy. Once you register, you can search for death records that are over 20 years old. To view the actual record, however, you need to pay $17....
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

If you haven't already done so, I suggest placing an inquiry with the local genealogy group in Chicago. I was looking for information on my grandmother who was never issued a death certificate (she ...
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In the early 1900s, were Chicago deaths recorded by government?

Assuming they did die in the state of Illinois, there is a fair chance that your grand father's death certificate is on file in the state of Illinois and it can be ordered rather cheaply for ...
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3 votes

Finding parents of Elizabeth Razor (b.1811) who married Fielding Hash?

Being I do not have all of the background (as in location, was Elizabeth her first or middle or nick name) I did some picking at the information and came up with the following: With so little ...
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2 votes

Getting from New York to Chicago in the late 1800s

In addition to the excellent resources mentioned by GeneJ, one can look for travel guides of the period. The modern guidebook emerged in the 1830s, around the same period as the railroad maps. For an ...
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Reading names on 1912 City of Chicago death certificate?

Those are tough. I read the father;'s first name as "Arie" and the mother's as "Amy". No guesses as to the last names. However, you have several hints: Jennie married a guy by the name of Trachtenberg....
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In the early 1900s, were Chicago deaths recorded by government?

When searching for any records, I use the following checklist that I created for myself: Learn what records might have been created in a particular time and place. Research which of those records ...
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