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Seeking details of travel to South Africa in 1920s

If you are on Facebook, there is a closed and private group called 'South African Genealogy' that has lots of helpful and active members who know their way around the South African information sites. ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Take a look at the image and scroll back a few pages, to the start of that enumeration book. You will see it shows the location of the regiment at the time of enumeration: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

Findmypast haven't omitted the header pages, there is a direct link from the page image. Go to 'Related images' in the bottom right corner and you will see it under 'Address'. As this is an ...
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Where was Robert Brown at the time of this 1911 Military Census?

County/Island: Military ... is just Ancestry trying to stuff the type of census into a convenient field and using County. What you need to do is go to the image in Ancestry (which is 47 of 341), ...
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How did he get married and father a child while in Africa

Prompted by some of your comments, I looked again at the records and in doing so I found better scans that are more readable (the original were a blur)! One of the documents giving his promotions said:...
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Verifying illegitimacy of 1911 German birth?

There are cases in Germany where the parents are contractually obligated to pass the mother's surname on to all or some of their children. It could be connected to an ancestor's dowry or to a piece of ...
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