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Abbreviation meaning of heading of BO on deaths reported in NYC record

According to the legend at the bottom of the page, BO stands for BORO (borough). The possible values are M: Manhattan, X: Bronx, K: Brooklyn, Q: Queens, R: Richmond (Staten Island), Z: at sea, and Y: ...
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Understanding code in Dutch Reformed Church Record

The initials identify the minister who officiated. The first thing that struck me was how modern and consistent the handwriting looked, and how clean and spare each entry. And sure enough, the ...
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Finding parents for ancestor born in 1820 at New York who has no birh record?

If you haven't already, I would research the John Birch and Thomas H. Birch also living in Seneca Falls in the 1840 census. John is old enough to be a father, but he could also be a potential brother. ...
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Where is this New York City Broadway location from Fall 1958?

Looks like this is on Broadway on the W 42nd St block. Changed a lot since this photo taken but on Google Streetview you can see the old building (now Knickerbocker Hotel) on the right is still ...
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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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Who is (was) Gertrude Aubrey Barber, compiler of thousands of Grave inscriptions?

The best available answer to this question is provided in the 16 page document The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 142 (2011) pages 5 through 20 , that describes the Cowen sisters ...
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Transcribing address from New York 1870 marriage certificate

That looks like East Templeton, Mass. to me. The "Ma" from "Mass" matches the "Ma" from "MacArthur." The "T" looks like a "T," and the end ...
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Where to find online records of New York City Potter's Field / Hart Island pre-1980?

Most of this answer has negative search results -- because it's impossible to look for records online without first knowing more about the nature of the original records and their repositories. See ...
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Finding a death record from Manhattan (New York City)?

This record appears to be an image copy of a page in a Manhattan borough death register. Unfortunately the person who shared it gave us no information about where he found this image. It may be a ...
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Using NYPL's City Directories of New York City

Update: I tried looking at a different directory, specifically: New York City directory, 1903/04 (Trow's general directory of the boroughs of Manhattan and Bronx, city of New York) The drop-down ...
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Deciphering lines from 1909 Ellis Island record?

It actually says "Illinois st, Detroit", but is part of the record above. If you go back up to line four and count down two lines (contact name and address) for each entry until number ten, you will ...
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Name change records for New York City (NYC)?

I can't comment on the legal situation in NYC but I can give one pertinent example of a documented name change. My Great-great aunt, Augusta Barclay Bruce, emigrated to the USA in 1909. She ...
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Looking for two Greek passengers who probably arrived in New York in 1923

There is a Vogiatzis Charalampos that arrived in NY from Smyrna, Smyrna, Turkey A. at the age of 36y (born 1872-1873 ) on June 3rd 1909 on the ship Athinai . It's a bit earlier ...
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How to find a passenger who left NYC to europe around 1885-1913.

A search at the US National Archives' catalog for the keywords 'passenger lists departing' will find several catalog entries for passenger lists, many from Record Group 85. Ancestry has digitized ...
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Is Frances CHADWICK also Catherine Pearl?

The best fit I can find to the people in your question are entries from the 1910, 1920 and 1930 US censuses on FamilySearch. All are in Schenectady, New York. Assuming this is the right family, we can ...
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Seeking image from New York 1860 Federal Census Index?

The following ultimately references 3 sites with the desired image, 2 with indexes created independently of the database you originally found. Collection New York, Compiled Census and Census ...
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Finding FHC File #'s in New York City?

To learn more about birth, marriage, and death records for New York City, start at the FamilySearch Wiki's article on New York City genealogy. The section on Vital Records gives an overview of what ...
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Understanding the organization of New York City Marriage records (1850's)

When you find a FHL microfilm, you can learn more about the arrangement of the records by doing a FamilySearch catalog search. Start at the home page for FamilySearch and select Catalog from the ...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

As suggested by ColeValleyGirl, try looking for an unusual landmark in the photo that is likely to be still around today. In this case, there was a fountain that could be added to the search terms to ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

1963 is recent enough that privacy law may prevent some data being publicly available publicly. As a descendant, you might request copies of the death certificates from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

There are at least four good potential sources for burial information: (1) death certificates (the most likely, already covered), but also (2) newspaper obituaries (in NYC, you might need to find a ...
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Finding 1882-83 Immigration Record through Castle Garden

Be aware of the spelling of her first name. It might as well have been spelled "Katharina" or "Catharina" as this is the German variant of that name. I see at least two Katharina/Catharina Schneider ...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

The road on the right in the photo is a two-way, while the road on the left is a one-way. I'd say find out when in NYC past were the East-West streets one-way and North-South avenues two-way, and you'...
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What kinds of landmarks in a photo will help you identify an intersection in an historical New York City photo?

The Seagram Building, 1958, view from across Park Avenue near the Racquet & Tennis Club building (not St Bart’s as I initially thought) https://www.britannica.com/topic/Seagram-Building
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Using NYPL's City Directories of New York City

My "go to" site for old city directories is the Internet Archive (archive.org). When I searched for "Manhattan Directory" and 1900-1910, I got 39 different directories. https://archive.org/search.php?...
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What is this man's uniform and probable decade of photograph?

If you go to this link you will see a similarity in uniform. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b9/68/38/b96838746844625ca49087413ab61bd3.jpg The link is for New York City police about 1900. My guess is ...
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Finding records of Spanish ancestor born 1839 in Catalonia?

Here is his death certificate information: Name Magin Janer Age 55 Birth Year abt 1839 Death Date 18 Apr 1894 Death Place Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number 5661 I started researching ...
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Finding records of Spanish ancestor born 1839 in Catalonia?

for that one may have to refer to his birth record if accessible (ie the birth record states the circumstances of birth/baptism, stating age of child, place of birth, parents, ethnicity of child by ...
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Is Frances CHADWICK also Catherine Pearl?

Its not very likely they were the same person. Changing a first name happens once in a blue moon but changing a second name too doesn't really happen. It is more likely that your grandfather married ...
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Finding 1907 New York City arraignment results?

Looking for information, I find Harry Farson in the household of his parents in the New York Census,1905, even thought this is well after the 1899 marriage to Minetta. A later census lists Minetta as ...
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