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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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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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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, it's possible you don't need the indexes. You linked to the Hungary Civil Registration collection here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...
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Finding Catholic parish belonging to street in Brno

The Digital Archive of Brno (Brünn) has the 1890 census (advance to p. 2) with Konstantin, Leopoldina (or Leopoldine) and a birth date of 1886 März (March) 12. There is a column for Geburtsort, ...
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St. John's in St. Mary's

We would be foolish to expect anything, in my view. The ways that subsidiary churches / chapels of any sort are recorded cover just about any option. Sometimes they appear in the parish register with ...
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How to differentiate John Ormond (husband of Katharine Henderson) from others of the same name?

One of the pitfalls of being self-taught when you're doing genealogy research (as I was when first starting out) is that you can pick up bad habits from using tools like hints which are intended to '...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

The primary purpose of the OPRs was to record baptisms, marriages and (if you are really, really lucky) burials carried out by a Church of Scotland minister in that parish. While there seems to have ...
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Why might I be unable to find a parish burial record?

My general advice on finding records in a particular area is in this answer: What records are available in a particular locale? My checklist looks like this: Learn what records might have been ...
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Seeking Russian Orthodox Church Records 1840-1900 for Lagody, Poland/Russia (now Belarus)?

Lahady didn't have their own orthodox church, so their parish was in Szchuchin (Shchuchin) - foto of the church here, and you need records of the church in Shchuchin. Records of this parish are in ...
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"Jos" name in itself or a short form of "Joseph" or "Johannes"?

From what I have seen in baptism/marriage/death entries Jos. is a common abbreviation of Joseph. John (Johann, in Latin Joannes/Ioannes) would have been abbreviated as Joan., Joa. or Joh. See e.g. ...
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Side notes with dates on parish records

Is there a column heading or is this in a page margin? Typically printed baptismal records had extra columns for confirmations, and for comments. I've also seen vaccination records, emigration notes, ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

According to this page, the Church of Scotland seems to have recorded all marriages. Before the introduction of civil registration in 1855 Church of Scotland parish ministers and session clerks kept ...
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Vertical line and colon ("|:") in register entry

I don't have a definitive answer and can just refer to my experience. I have seen this often in parish registers when referring to how something is said, spoken or generally known e.g. like house ...
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Name of the church for this parish register?

According to the site ORIGINIS, there is a parish Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours in the municipality of Richelieu: Richelieu (Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours) Paroisse (Parish): Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours ...
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