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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Take a look at the image and scroll back a few pages, to the start of that enumeration book. You will see it shows the location of the regiment at the time of enumeration: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, ...
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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 to help adoptee find her father without outing him?

You should be very, very, careful with this. My alarm bells are set off, because despite the emphatic denial of your father's second cousin, he is still a strong candidate. He could know and not want ...
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What was William H. Clements' military service shown on this military grave registration?

According to the article Mississippi and the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848 by Sam Olden, posted on the website Mississippi History Now (an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society), ...
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Decoding trophy cards of german soldiers (WWII)

I can confirm that the text on both cards is indeed in German. Your first card is dated to 1920, the second one seems to have been stamped by the post office in 1917. As far as I know Sütterlin was ...
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Information and photos of WW2 RAF aircraft and crew?

This article describes the incident: http://aircrewremembered.com/roy-arnold.html and leads me to search for "Oblt Walter Schneider" which comes up with another website or two. https://...
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Verifying that Josef Berg died as shown in WWI German military record and finding his grave?

For searching in the Verlustlisten you shouldn't use Ancestry’s incomplete version, but the complete and manually indexed version by Compgen - Verein für Computergenealogie: Verlustlisten Erster ...
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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by a Whitehead?

The "Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation" have a website with a fair amount of information. That includes "The Men Who Participated". That has a list of units that were involved, only some of which ...
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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?

Well, building off of Robert Shaw's answer, it appears to me that the person in the photograph is wearing a Type I unit disk, which puts the photo somewhere between 1910 and 1937. According to both ...
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Meaning of job recorded as "USAF – AFSC#29430"?

If I am not mistaken this speciality code used for Airman who were linguistic experts working for the A F Electronics Security Command. The majority of whom I met, worked within top secret facilities....
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German POWs in Camp Upton and Fort Dupont

The Delaware Military History organization may have some useful material, including pictures and camp activity reports and newsletters. The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) has basic ...
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Correlating military and civil records for one or two individuals

We probably can't prove that "Soldier Matthew" is the same as "Family Matthew", but we can seek to demonstrate that they are not the same person. If, for example, the military records show that ...
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Finding specific records of US WW2 veterans?

Service records for those who served during the 20th century are held by the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) (part of the US National Archives in St Louis). ...
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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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Finding British militia records?

The answers, such as they are, are probably available only at Kew with the Muster Books and Pay Lists (that's one document produced every quarter, usually). See TNA Guide on Militia The problem is ...
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Verify facts about military service and use of alias

If he served through to 1927, then his service record, which would have much of the information quoted, will still be held by the Ministry of Defence, and a copy can be obtained (cost £30). https://...
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Verify facts about military service and use of alias

Just to add some things about the chap in the text. He has a Medal Index Card (MIC) on Ancestry - search for Name: William H Baker Regiment or Corps: Royal Sussex Regiment Regimental Number: L/...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Findmypast haven't omitted the header pages, there is a direct link from the page image. Go to 'Related images' in the bottom right corner and you will see it under 'Address'. As this is an ...
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Finding TNA Discovery catalog entries for digital images on Ancestry?

Using the catalog reference for Alfred and Emily's marriage as a clue, I moved to the next image on Ancestry and looked at the top right corner of the following page: I started from the catalog ...
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Meaning of job recorded as "USAF – AFSC#29430"?

According to this unofficial list of US Air Force Job Speciality Codes used during the 1960s and 1970s, no. 29430 corresponds to either: Apprentice Electronic Emission Monitor/Analysis ...
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Which British Army regiment did Thomas Stretch join as a drummer boy in 1774?

The best quick summary for what is available is the TNA Research Guide on British Army Muster Rolls & Pay Lists and other similar topics on the same sub-site such as British Army soldiers up to ...
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Are there records relating to individual convictions or convicts found in British Army Service Records?

One place you could start is with TNA's research guide on How to Look for Courts martial and desertion in the British Army 17th-20th centuries (tip courtesy of David Underdown on Twitter). Make a ...
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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by a Whitehead?

From Ancestry.com I can see that your great grandfather certainly registered for the draft during World War 2: These details: Name: Robert Seaborne Whitehead Age: 50 Birth Date: 22 Jun 1892 ...
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WW1 German military service in 124th infantry regiment

Please see my answer on How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? for general research strategies. I did not find Caro Naphtali in the Verlustlisten, so – if the ...
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What can I assume from consecutive regimental numbers?

These are reasonable assumptions, but not concrete proof. I have not looked at the Worcestershire Regiment before but the battalion structure for WW1 is given on The Long Long Trail. There appear to ...
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Looking for grave of German soldier who died in World War II

The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund) is the authority that maintains a database of German war graves (especially World War I and World War II). The only mandatory information you need for a ...
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What month was the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia taken?

Unlike many Ancestry databases, there is only minimal explanation on the search page of the 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia. However, it does say that the names were extracted from a ...
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Seeking records of Prussian army artillery service in 1880s?

This is extremely unlikely. A lot of of records were destroyed when the Prussian military archive in Potsdam burned down in 1945. Except for some Reichsmarine (navy) records, almost all individual ...
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WWII Draft Records for Washington State

The collection on Ancestry is just the draft cards from the Fourth Registration (April 1942). The US had seven draft registration periods for WWII service. This is from the Fold3 blog: There were ...
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