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Translating WW1 German postcard?

Sectioned using photo orientation in question. German transcript (mis-spellings per original), followed by English translation: [top left] Von Zum An[d]enken 1916 From ___ For remembrance 1916 [...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

Much of the advice given in the previous question Tracing US ancestor back to Germany? will also apply to this question -- in this answer I will add information specific to immigrants to the US during ...
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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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What is the "father's profession" (conditio it professio) listed here?

Building on what @jadepx translated and this being from 1844 Grand Duchy of Posen (part of Kingdom of Prussia), about 30 years after abolition of serfdom: inquilini (plural) would be komornik / ...
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What is the "father's profession" (conditio it professio) listed here?

"Conditio et professio" means "(social) status and profession". There are two such columns here, one for the parents and one for the godparents (patrinorum). Said status/profession ...
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Prussian army records before 1890

There are almost no records left, the Heeresarchiv Potsdam was bombed in April 1945 and destroyed by fire. The records destroyed include also those of servicemen of WWI (please see also How to find ...
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Identifying the parents of Moritz Martin Bernhardt born 1827 Treptow Prussia

Have you sought out his tombstone? Jewish tombstones when inscribed in Hebrew will often give the father's first name as in Moritz (possibly Moshe in Hebrew) son of the honorable ______.
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

You can find a listing of the census records that are available online in the FamilySearch Wiki article Germany Census. The definitive work on German Census records is Roger Minert's book German ...
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Translating German Birth Register (1861)

transcript ....translation image 1 Headings Tag, Stunde der Geburt ................Day and hour of birth Namen und Stand der Eltern .........Names and standing (occupation, class) of parents ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

In general, a good starting point is often the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for the place you are interested in. In the case of L├╝beck, the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for civil registration ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

If he was Protestan/Lutherian you could try https://www.archion.de/en/ It is an online archive of the german protestant churches, where you can find a lot (albeit not all) church records.
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Why was a Prussian soldier in Nova Scotia in 1817?

If I am correct from the following it is clear that although Gottlibe Schidt, was German, he was however not a German soldier, but and English soldier. Which I think therefore answers your question. ...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

Although difficult to find, I found original records for 4 great uncles (all became Catholic priests) and a great aunt, all of whom were born in Magdeburg, and a marriage record for their parents, my ...
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