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Identifying the cause of death

The cause of death was: Haemorrhage from Duodenal ulcer
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Tracing US ancestor back to Germany?

My advice to anyone trying to connect an immigrant ancestor back to the country of origin is to start by thoroughly documenting the life of the person in the USA first. You want to have enough ...
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Making sense of conflicting death dates for Juliet D. (Strong) Wilder?

The tombstone and newspaper appear correct. Newspapers don't publish obits a year late. Detroit Free Press Detroit, Michigan Sunday, January 20, 1889 - Page 5 I presume the FS entry to be an error. ...
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Translation of Polish writing mailed on back of photograph

Below is my transcript and translation. I am a Pole, but the text is not easy to read because the author was not proficient in writing. The letter is written along the lines of spoken language, which ...
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Conflicting information about my husband's maternal grandmother's ancestry/DNA

Firstly there's a reason why they are referred to as Ethnicity Estimates. This is a consistent refrain from several commentators. There are plenty of instances of siblings (who must by definition have ...
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Spelling of surname Kowesnki/Kowenski

Being a Kowenski, I can tell you that in Poland while that would be the spelling of a man, the woman would be spelling the name as Kowenska.
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Meaning of abbreviation "(O.K.)" on 1939 Michigan death certificate?

According to the information on the death certificate:- your grandfather:- Irwin Blake his father :- Charles Johnson - Swedish his mother :- Augusta Svenson I'm am wondering why his ...
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Finding Marriage Certificate/License most likely in 1930s Michigan?

The Seeking Michigan site is a great resource that I've used for finding my ancestors' death certificates, census records, marriage records, etc. I have not looked for your ancestors there but you ...
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