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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

It says "Leeds in the County of York"
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What might word "wise" mean on 1764 Marriage Record of John Smyth and Sarah Osment from Stoke Damerel, Devon, England?

I think (having looked at the full page on FindMyPast) that it probably actually says "were" so that it reads: John Smith Captains Clarke of his Majestys Ship Firm and Sarah Osment of St Andrews ...
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Deciphering 1868 Irish marriage record?

Counkilla or Ceancullig (Gaelic: Ceann Coille) is located just north of Drimoleague. It is a townland in Drimoleague parish. Clearly there are numerous spelling variations of this place that you may ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

Interestingly, James and Annie's headstone seems to hold some key information about Annie's ancestry and therefore her marriage. It can be found on FindAGrave: As you can see, the Wards were buried ...
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Married twice, but …

One thing to research is their later church affiliation. One possibility is that between 1925 and 1928 they changed their religious conviction. The Roman Catholic church, at the time, may not have ...
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What does huba mean in this Polish Catholic marriage record?

Some small differences, especially in word endings: Inter Josephum Wojnowski viduus de Bialybrod operanium et Hedwigem Wojleckem de huba Lukowo non uxor atam ad contrahendum matrimonium ...
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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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What is written after John Lark's name?

The words after John Larke's name are "Single Man" it's just the top of the a doesn't go all the way over. Compare to "Single Woman" after Elizabeth's name. I would interpret it as meaning he was a ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

I assume that the children you have found in the birth indexes are these ones: Eveline Edith WARD 1903 Q4 Chester 8a 380 Rose Gertrude WARD 1905 Q4 Chester 8a 364 James Spencer WARD 1907 ...
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Providing evidence of Consent of Parents for Marriage by minor in England in early 1800s?

The rules had been set out in Hardwicke's Marriage Act 1753. The Act required that, for a marriage to be valid, it had to be performed in a church and either after the publication of banns or the ...
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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

The language of the text is Hungarian. Mainly using an online translator and dictionary and the word list linked by @ColeValleyGirl, I came up with the following: Hazasultak: marriage A jegyesek: the ...
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Meaning of profession Batswoman on marriage certificate

Based on this reference work originally referred to by @ColeValleyGirl in her comments to my question it states: A batman or an orderly is a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as ...
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Wording on an English marriage register from Somerset in 1834

The word resident at that time implied ownership. A resident of the parish will have owned property. They own a residence. Being described simply as of the parish indicates the person lived there but ...
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Local record of serviceman's marriage in British Mandate Palestine?

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (https://genealogy.org.il) is in the process of indexing marriage and divorce records from the British Mandate period. You can search their database and see ...
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How can I find information on a nineteenth century marriage in Denmark?

First, have your looked in Nørresundby Kirkebøger (churchbooks) for their marriage (Viede)? Was your father a first child? Or were there older children? That has a bearing on your timeline. (Consider ...
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What does "Int. Reads" mean on list of marriages from around Boston about 1794?

I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and ...
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What is German translation of this Marriage record written in Kurrent?

Header in Gothic typeface & German language; some words use archaic spelling: [Seite] 114, Trauungs=Buch Jahr Monath und Tag der Trauung. Bräutigam -Wohnort -Haus Nro. -Taufnahme [sic], Familien=...
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Conflicting names of ancestor's parents from different records?

I suggest you obtain a copy of Winifred's birth certificate. It can be ordered from the GRO website. In the New GRO index, here is her entry: As you can see, the Mother's maiden surname is given as ...
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Groom's birth place entry additions

I read Andrievci, Kreis Brod in Slawonien heimatszuständig nach Klattau gl. Bez. in Böhmen The answer to your question lies in "heimatzuständig" or also only "zuständig" (responsible) in other ...
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Are parents listed on marriage certificate "proof" of parentage?

Unfortunately it isn't definite proof that he is, but equally does not rule him out either. DNA testing will be the only way of proving 100% and everything else will be about the weight of evidence. ...
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Clarification on GRO index marriage reference?

The GRO (General Register Office) Index of Marriages contains only the names of the bride and groom, not witnesses. I expect this question arises from the fact that often more than 2 people have the ...
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Deciphering Irish Locations & Names (1873 Marriage License)

I'm wondering if the clerk might have mis-heard the name Listowel. For pronunciations see https://forvo.com/word/listowel/ Wikipedia's article on Listowel says: Listowel (/lɪsˈtoʊl/; Irish: ...
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Run away marriage: why did people go to Maryland?

For those interested, the marriage certificate has been found. While the law forcing couples to wait 2 days between the license and the marriage had significantly reduced the number of couples going ...
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Understanding Irish marriage certificate register abbreviations?

I think it is "St." from the address "Cumberland St.", which encroaches on the next box. The bar of the "t" is detached, as in "Cottages" in the groom's address, and the dot is elongated, so that it ...
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Reading church name in Gaelic on Marriage Certificate

Building on @sempaiscuba's highly informative comment: checking the addresses (Tolka Rd & St. Attracta Road) shows that the church is in Dublin (Gaelic: Baile Átha Cliath), which is in the ...
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