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The crucial question here, for the women who married alien couples, is when did the couples marry? Between 1907 and 1922, women who were US-born lost their US citizenship when marrying a foreign (aka "alien") husband. For an overview of the complicated history of US Naturalization law as it pertains to women, see Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802–...


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The book 'The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783'' by David Dobson is also available on archive.org. Abbreviations are listed at the beginning of the book, but as you observed, VSP is not there. However, all those I checked whose entry included a 'VSP' reference arrived in Virginia, so I decided to check whether VSP might stand for ...


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The cause of death was: Haemorrhage from Duodenal ulcer


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Sargent Studio was a photographic studio at 154 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass., USA, in the 1930's to 1950's. Among other work, they provided many of the yearbook photos for colleges like Harvard. Several hundred members of the classes of 1943 and 1944 still have not had their pictures taken for the 1943 Album, the year book reported last night. ...


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I have a similar case in the 1930 Census. I have city directory listings showing where my focus family might be, but I cannot find a 1930 Census record. Ancestry.com suggests a match to me where the parents in the household have similar names and ages as my focus family. In my case, the hinted-at family lives on the other side of the state from where I ...


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With a marriage that took place before Loving vs. Virginia I see three possibilities: Your parents didn't disclose your mother's heritage (i.e. she could 'pass'). Your parents married somewhere else (not likely to be South Carolina or Georgia). Your parents married after 1967 (or never married). Since you have a marriage date, let's assume for the moment ...


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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 Board of Education which lists School Officers and Teachers in Public Schools in 1894-95 which includes Elizabeth Ullrich as a teacher in 'Grammar, Intermediate, ...


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You've got several theories to test: Charles Graham is brother-in-law of Charles Cripps AND son of Anna AND full-brother of Catherine, or Charles Graham is brother-in-law of Charles Cripps AND son of Anna BUT half-brother of Catherine (and Johanna), or Charles Graham is brother-in-law of Charles Cripps BUT NOT son of Anna and NOT brother or half-brother of ...


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This answer is based on my experience with English probate records. While the probate process in the British colonies differed from that of the colonial power, the process was no doubt modelled on its British counterpart. In England, it was customary for the testator to mention all his children in his will such that it was clear that none had been forgotten....


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Alright, I believe I can offer you a different insight than those above have provided you... C&EI Railroad likely had several stations. Railroads often operated with bunkhouses at each station. He could have been working in Evansville, but not an official resident as he was only staying in the bunkhouse. I am led to believe this because your grandmother ...


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Dick Eastman covered this in his blog a few years ago: The United States has never accepted the concept of nobility and therefore has no officially-recognized heralds. Several American organizations claim to be able to issue coats of arms but any such arms issued by an American organization have to be considered as "unofficial." There is no ...


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To answer this question, it helps to understand some Canadian history, especially basic facts about Canada's creation. A good overview can be found in Yvonne Sorensen's webinar Using Canadian Census Records, which was presented by FamilySearch's US/Canada team on 28 May 2015. A timeline: 1763 -- the area known as New France was turned over to Great ...


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Adrian is correct -- as he suggested in the earlier answer, we can find some clues in Marian L. Smith's Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations. Let's look at the two lines you are most interested in: line 21, column 8: 12x – 3100 – (505) 3/25/37 line 22, column 8: 12x – 2810 – (505) 9/29/36 In the Glossary of Acronyms and ...


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An article at ohiohistory.org seems to have some clues as to where to look, and has some general information on the requirements in Ohio at that time. It appears your relative may have died during a transition period for death records in the state of Ohio. In July 1867, it became a statewide law to record deaths at the probate court of the county where ...


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It would have been very uncommon, if it ever happened, in the 1600s. And if it did happen, I imagine it would have only have been for a person of significant wealth or importance. The journey across the Atlantic took many weeks if not months. Most people would not want a body around for that period of time, when there were not many ways to keep a body well ...


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The immigration visa number (8) is the number used to account for visas issued by the US Department of State at each consulate. This one is the 8th visa issued by the consulate at Stockholm for that year. Note there would also be a visa number 8 issued in London, another number 8 issued at Shanghai, and likely a number 8 issued from every consulate that ...


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Your question "Why did my uncle's death certificate not appear in the Family History Library's archives?" contains several hidden assumptions. I'm going to make these explicit, not because I want to make an example of you, but because we ALL make these mistakes, and I hope this answer will be helpful to everyone. But the short answer to your question is ...


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When a straightforward search for a record comes up empty, I think it's important to step back and look at the larger picture, so that one can understand the context of the record -- that often leads to clues about where one might find it. The question as posed actually has two separate questions in it. One is to find out more about the incident in which ...


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I caution against trying to over-interpret the term in the light of modern usage. It may signify nothing more than the fact that she has been married previously. She is Mistress M(?)eisstin because she is no longer Miss McPherson but nor is she still Mrs Meisstin. One might have expected the same courtesy to be offered to the divorcee on the facing page, ...


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Since the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the USA administers Presidential Libraries, a query to NARA might be useful, if only to find out if NARA knows of archived or compiled lists by President, perhaps, and/or if these types of correspondence/records were/are felt important enough to be officially preserved. In the Johnson Library, ...


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I am not so familiar with US records – all my research is in the British Isles and Australia – but my own decision processes would lead me to conclude with some level of confidence (but not certainty) that this record is not for your target family. I don’t think I can add much to Jan’s excellent answer, but here are some of the criteria I would use to ...


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Since this record is fairly modern (1957) it seems likely those references are similar to, or the same as, the modern visa categories. Most of the entries on that page have a C-1 visa, which is a transit visa that only permits immediate onward travel to another country, and all of these have a destination in Canada, which is consistent with that. B-2 is ...


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The only U.S. tax records that have been made public are pre-Internal Revenue Service (and therefore pre-SSN). I expect there would be a major furor should anyone propose making even 100-year-old IRS records public, but you never know. Same issue for credit records (and, since credit agencies are non-governmental, even less likely). Social Security ...


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Over the past few years, there have been efforts to restrict ALL access to the SSDI. Some background to explain why RootsWeb's search form was taken down, and why other websites now have redacted information, follows at the end of this answer. Steve Morse’s One-Step Web pages has a form for Searching the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) in One Step. His ...


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Ancestry.com's about the database article for the 1810 United States Federal Census asserts: Partial losses included Illinois Territory, which had only two counties (Randolph is extant, St. Clair is lost.), and OH, all lost except Washington County. If the Washington County, Ohio schedules exist, then how can we find the schedules? Failing that, how ...


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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 be paid out of the remaining two thirds of the property in proportion as received by the others heirs I give and bequeath unto my eleven children Elisha N ...


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the names on the Berlin manifest have a pencil line drawn through them Names on the manifest were lined out when the passengers did not sail. See Marian L. Smith's article A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations at JewishGen.org. The information you want is on the page Markings on the Manifest's Left Margin, under the section "Not Shipped,&...


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Your best bet is to check the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies: IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. On their United States Page, they have almost 1400 Jewish burial sites cataloged from every state. One burial site (e.g. a town or district) may contain several Jewish cemeteries. They try to give location and contact ...


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My first question in response to this would be why you are settling for only two sources that give direct evidence about when your research subject was born, and trying to decide which of them is more likely to be correct, instead of looking for more sources that could give you this information. One record is not proof of a person's birth year -- you arrive ...


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