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What does 1851 UK Census "Relation to Head of Family" entry that looks like "Depen" mean?
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It is Dependent. Formal adoption in law did not exist in Britain until 1926. The change in law being brought about after the large number of orphans created by the First World War and the Influenza ...

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Displaying exponentially growing family tree in practical way?
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You could break away from tree-type diagrams and use an Ahnentafel Report. Most genealogical programs or online stores will produce one of these that can be output as a PDF. Starting from an ...

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Is the term "baptism" or "christening" more accurate in old parish registers?
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In the Church of England the term Baptism refers to a ceremony at which an individual makes a conscious decision to accept the ways of the Church and is so accepted by the Church. As an infant cannot ...

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How to index your own digitalized records?
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I would create a database using a package like OpenOffice or LibreOffice. These are available for Mac, Windows & Linux and are free. This is similar to Access in Microsoft Office or to the much ...

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At what ages did British students enroll in school in the late 1800s and early 1900s?
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I'll give a quick summary here and I'll restrict myself to the era described in the question. As others have commented, there are more detailed references online if you wish to get fuller details of ...

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Meaning of “dofhoadayne” in 1648 Will of William Noake from Longburton, Dorset, England?
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I read it simply as do this day. Thus some sort of contraction of Do this day make this, my last will and testament. I have a couple of wills from that area of Dorset from just after 1700. They use ...

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How to find place of burial or cremation in Gloucestershire?
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A couple of suggestions for you in the local area that may narrow down your search: Gloucestershire county archives are largely kept at the archive office in Gloucester. Almondsbury nowadays is ...

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Finding record of under age World War I enlistment in South Australia?
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While not a direct answer to your question, I have a similar situation in Queensland. The family story is that my ancestor joined up, in the footsteps of his elder brother. A couple of weeks later ...

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Techniques for reading poor or illegible images?
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A trick I use, when I have the patience, is to use a photo retouching application. I find Paint.net or Picasa the easiest and they are both freeware. If you use a combination of the edge detection, ...

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