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Where is Frankford Supply / Bristol Yards Located?

On the main search page on Ancestry there is a search box called "Keyword" if you use that to search for "Frankford Supply" you will find several references to newspaper want ads mentioning Frankford ...
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Context of newspaper article about stolen horse?

The horse was likely stolen, as there had been an increase in horse theft during the Revolutionary War. Horses would be stolen in one locality and sold in another area (another county or state) to ...
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Understanding 1807-1812 Pennsylvania land records document?

First, Sarah Penrod is indicated as living in 1807 by the property description saying that adjacent to the west of the property being deeded is "the messuage, land of plantation whereon Mrs. Sarah ...
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Spelling of Original Hungarian or Czechoslovakian surname?

The sounds [polɑvt͡ʃɛk] would be written Polavcsek in modern Hungarian; [pɑlovt͡ʃɛk] would be Palovcsek. However, surnames often preserve archaic spellings, and in any case nobody paid much attention ...
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Identifying Pennsylvania ancestors born early 1900s?

First of all, everything @Hammy said - it's all good advice. Bear in mind that children don't have first-hand knowledge of their parents' precise birthplaces (I thought for years that my mother was ...
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Finding Staquet/Degueldre/Casimir marriage record, likely in Pennsylvania?

This looked like a tricky search as I don't have worldwide access on Ancestry, just UK. But a search for Leonie Casimir/Degueldre brings up a marriage record for Leonie Casimir and Jean-Baptiste ...
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Christian Orthodox Cemeteries in Philadelphia

Have you seen Brief History of St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church & SS. Peter and Paul Church, Uniondale PA? Dedicated church cemeteries seem to have been the norm, but they also used ...
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Searching for Birth Records In Philadelphia, PA for births in 1914

Read the helpful overview "How to Find Pennsylvania Birth Records" (FamilySearch Wiki), especially Births_After_1905 The wiki page does need to be updated: as of 2017, birth records are available ...
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Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy volume 5 full text

To avoid posting a one-line answer, I am going to address the general case of how to access volumes of Hinshaw's Enclyclopedia. They are Limited - search only status at Hathi Trust due to copyright ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

As someone who lives a few miles from Coleraine, to me the town of Coleraine is where he was born. Simple as that. The 1831 census of Coleraine parish has 7 Stewart families in the town a mix of ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

In a different context, one of our community members cautioned against premature connectivitis syndrome (PCS) when connecting up people, and I think the advice to "think INCHWORM (rather than ...
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Is there a logical explanation for a missing death certificate in 1962 in Pennsylvania?

The FamilySearch Research's Wiki's article United States Record Finder gives the following suggestions for finding dates and places of death (and burial, but you may have that already). They separate ...
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What are the differences between PA state file numbers and certificate numbers?

In Pennsylvania, certificate numbers and state file numbers are the same thing. Each certificate is assigned a number based on the order they're processed, so lower-numbered certificates reflect ...
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Finding avenue that appears to no longer exist?

Google --- "nevada avenue" mckeesport --- and one of the top matches is 1955-vintage map - Tube City Online. On the 1955 map, Nevada Avenue ran between Elm St and Weber St, not far from S Duquesne Ave ...
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Finding marriage location / records of parents in 1920s Blair Co, PA?

As Jan mentioned, it would be useful to know where you've already looked.... For Pennsylvania marriage records of this period, the first best place to look is FamilySearch's "Pennsylvania, County ...
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Identifying Pennsylvania ancestors born early 1900s?

That's a tough one for sure- I don't see them in the 1940 census. I would start by looking more into the Benjamin L. Earnest that was born 14 Jan 1911 in Portage, Blair, PA, and died 8 January 1977 in ...
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Where can I find Pennsylvania Archives Series II?

Fold3 has the Pennsylvania Archives available for free and it's searchable. https://www.fold3.com/browse/246/h9Y02Zdgu
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Christian Orthodox Cemeteries in Philadelphia

Anesti Zoto, founding member of St. John Chrysostom had his funeral there and was buried in Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge, according to his obituary found in the July 24, 1993 issue of Philadelphia ...
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What does this handwriting say for location of final destination?

As best as I can tell, the state is Pa, or Pennsylvania and the city is Marianna. I think it is PA from the other entries, such as Allegany, two above it. According to Wikipedia, Marianna included ...
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Finding Staquet/Degueldre/Casimir marriage record, likely in Pennsylvania?

The 1900 Philadelphia census image for this family indicates that both Louis and Leonie were born in Belgium, that they were married in 1880, had been married 20 years, and had both emigrated in 1889 (...
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Pennsylvania Birth-records

When you are looking for historical place names, the best type of reference source is the gazetteer. This is a book containing information about places, usually with descriptions, often with origins ...
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Is there a logical explanation for a missing death certificate in 1962 in Pennsylvania?

That the death cert isn't findable in either of the indexes is puzzling, and implies that many transcription errors would have had to occur simultaneously - which is counter-intuitive given that most ...
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Pennsylvania Birth-records

When you are looking for a person in a record set, you'll have the most success when you know three things: the time the event took place the place the event took place the name (including variants) ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

In your original post you asked whether Coleraine might mean the civil parish or the RC parish. Presbyterians in Ireland didn’t use the parish system for their churches, so it wouldn’t be normal for ...
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Determining if ancestor was freemason in Pennsylvania

As commented by @sempaiscuba you could try contacting the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to ask if they hold any records for your 2nd great grandfather. At the bottom of its home page there is an email ...
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Looking for Adam Gould and Rachel Burkholder in 18th/19th century Pennsylvania?

My mother grew up on Brookhill farm in Plymouth Meeting Montgomery County Pa. I understand the owners of the farm were Zimmerman's of Phila. Electric Co. The woman who raised her and ran the farm was ...
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Finding Specific Railroad Segments in the United Started named after employees?

You might be able to find something about your specific individuals by name (what is sometimes called "a lucky dip") but I suggest you are better off looking for general information about the ...
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