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Reading given name of German great-grandaunt?

The name is Agnes. You can compare each of the letters to those shown in this BYU Script Tutorial for German handwriting. I extracted the relevant letters from the alphabet image on that site, and ...
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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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Identifying the cause of death

The cause of death was: Haemorrhage from Duodenal ulcer
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Deciphering cause of death?

1a Left Ventricular Failure (b) Myocardial Degeneration (c) Arterio sclerosis Certified by C. J. C. Leggins MRCS In other words, left-sided heart failure.
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What is the first word in this baptism record?

Imprimis is Latin for "firstly". The word commonly appears in lists in parish registers and wills, preceding the first item.
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What is the teacher's last name?

The teacher's name is Elizabeth Ullrich. From the report card, we can see that the school was in Rhode Island. There is a report titled RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL REPORT, prepared for the Rhode Island ...
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Reading comment in 1825 baptism register?

The note reads: "According to the Cert[ifica]te of the Rev[eren]d G. Morland transmitted to me 30th August." An Act for the better regulating and preserving Parish and other Registers of Births, ...
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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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What is written over some of these Irish birth records?

I can't read the script yet. But we can say what it meant - if you look at the vertical annotation to the right, it explains that the registrations were cancelled because the qualification of the ...
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Deciphering Work Profession from Spanish death certificate

My reading is "profesión, sus labores". In view of the 1970 film "De profesión, sus labores" I take it this is how one says "housewife/domestic duties" on a Spanish Death certificate. See also the ...
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What is this town in Macedonia, Greece?

I am not an expert on Macedonian place names or history but from Macedonian Village Names THE NAMES OF 804 MACEDONIAN VILLAGES IN AEGEAN MACEDONIA, occupied by Greece in 1912, that have ...
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Identifying cause of death on Scottish record

Paralysis. Determining the underlying cause is pure speculation, but suffice it to say that the person had some sort of neurologic disorder. Causes could range from trauma to infectious or ...
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What is being recorded in this Latin church vital record?

Mathias, Andreæ [Kousheg?] ejusque uxoris gertrudis [Vidmagesin?], fil. legit. sub Dno [Ashiber?], baptizatus est 13 Januarÿ 1771 per M. ?. D. Mathiam [Mervezh?] cooperat. Patrini Anton Kovatschetski ...
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What is name of this 1927 town in Missouri?

The handwriting isn't great (and it hasn't come through well on the pdf copy), but the Address is given as "Independence MO". The downstroke of the J of "Jr" crosses the last "e" of "Independence". ...
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What is name of this Captain in War of 1812?

The name of the Captain would appear to be "Cannon" in the first image (appearing more legibly in "Captain Wm Cannons Company" in the second). The phrase at the end is "per annum" (compare the "p" ...
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What is the house number on this 1891 Census record?

The UK and Ireland censuses are available from multiple places: Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage to name a few. FamilySearch has transcripts, but it links to FindMyPast for the images. I can ...
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What are these words in the 1841 will of Elisha Strong?

The Said Eunice Strong shall pay one third for the support & education of Lucy Strong and Julia C Strong until they are eighteen years of age and the remaining two thirds for their support to ...
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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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Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

Passenger lists can be difficult to decipher, and I think the transcriber has interpreted the place name incorrectly. I think a more accurate transcription would be: Berditschew. Translating place ...
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What is the meaning of the handwritten notation on the pension record of Charles Clements?

The descriptive pamphlet for NARA microcopy publication T718 is a reproduction of its entry in the print catalog of microfilm publications. It contains a roll list and a brief description of the ...
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Locating "Bankhead of ..." in parish of Forfar

It appears to be: "Bankhead of Turfbeg" Turfbeg is a district to the north-east of the modern town, in roughly the same place as "Bankhead" on this snippet from an 1850 map by James Knox: ...
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Decipher name of Reverend on Burial entry

I agree with the comments that it more likely reads "C. E. Markby". A good possibility would be the Rev. Cecil Edward Campbell Markby. He was recorded as "Clerk of Holy Orders" in ...
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Deciphering cause of death and surname of informant

The cause of death is 'senectus', or put more simply, just 'old age'. The grand-daughter's surname appears to be 'Brumley' (most of the letter-forms appear to match other examples in that sample)
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Reading handwriting of David L. Aldrich's Occupation in 1860 Census?

Tin Pedlar - that is, an itinerant trader of tin.
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Where was Berditoscher, Russia in 1912?

I have family roots I'm searching in Berdichev in the Ukraine, south of Zhytomyr. I wasn't familiar with the Berdychiv spelling given by Harry, but that does appear to be the same city. I've often ...
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What is this percentage column in the Virginia Land Tax Records?

The third column is the "Rate / acre" amount in shillings and pence. (e.g. 10/ is 10 shillings and 0 pence. 7/6 would be 7 shillings and 6 pence ...) There were 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 ...
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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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What is the cause of death on this certificate?

I agree that it reads Chronic Rheumatism. While the rheumatism itself was unlikely to have been the actual cause of death, it could have been any one of several other common co-morbidities of ...
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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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What was the career of Patrick Golden on the 1870 census?

I think the occupation written is: Painter (House) Although not capitalized, there are two entries for Keeps house in the following few rows that you can use to compare the "ouse" ending to ...
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