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What criteria should I look for to publish my cemetery records online?
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I really like Find-a-Grave's functionality submit a whole cemetery (5 or more individuals at a time, by spreadsheet upload) or add memorials one at a time add pictures, biographies, transcripts, ...

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Origin of young German lady's attire with fore-sleeves and head cover in 1878 photo from Hannover?
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Folk costumes - Volkstrachten - are traditional clothing that can be highly specific to a region or even a village. The woman in your photo is wearing parts of the Oesterten-Tracht or ...

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Parsing census record (including in-laws) from New York City?
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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 ...

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Can anyone decipher the comment above Louis' name on this 1940 census record?
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Census page is Bronx, New York, ED 3-803, sheet 14A, family 49, lines 36-40, for those wanting see beyond the excerpts. Checked the entry above (Schuss, Blanche) for decending letters (none). The ...

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Translating profession from two records written in Kurrentshrift
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The occupation is Möbelpolierer [furniture polisher] Probably different tasks depending on the employer: at a residence, a furniture store or a factory

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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?
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Here are the questions that I would investigate, that might help determine who this extra household member was: Have you looked at the census page image to verify it was indexed correctly? This is ...

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Is there a way to get an overview of ancestry.com member trees?
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[1] Tree sizes (without an active subscription) if you have a tree owner's user name, you can access their profile page*. Often, the names and people counts of their public trees are listed. The ...

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What month is this? (German kurrent abbreviation)
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It is November [9ber]. Novem is Latin for nine. November was once the ninth month in the calendar. You may also see 7ber for September, 8ber for October and 10ber or Xber for December in records. ...

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Finding vital records in Upper Silesia (Prussia/Germany)?
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If they were catholic or protestant Statistically (based location, given names and surname), as ethnic Poles and living in rural Upper Silesia, your great-great-grandparents were Catholic. (Catholics ...

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What does huba mean in this Polish Catholic marriage record?
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Some small differences, especially in word endings: Inter Josephum Wojnowski viduus de Bialybrod operanium et Hedwigem Wojleckem de huba Lukowo non uxor atam ad contrahendum matrimonium ...

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Forced Emigration of Zipf ancestors from South-West Germany (Baden/Wurtenburg) in mid 19th century?
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This answer provides some historical context, but does not completely answer the question. Baden & Württemberg experienced large emigrations in the 1820s to 1850s, to Hungary (recruited by ...

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How to trace Romanian ancestry?
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You didn't include which country your grandparents emigrated to or where your father was born. Later official records in the new country (naturalization, application for social security or equivalent) ...

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Finding pre-1900 German records?
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A large (free) German genealogy site is http://www.genealogy.net/. It includes number of sub-domains, including a wiki, mailing-lists, genealogicial society pages, publications, and all kinds of ...

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Interpreting 17th century German dates?
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original, probably an exact transcript of the church register entry "verm. 2. post trin. 1649" with abbreviations expanded, German and Latin "vermahlt 2. [Sonntag] post Trinitatis 1649" ...

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Determining parents of 19th Century Swiss ancestor?
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I think your "Lauraine" is Lausanne, which is a city in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. (There is also the French region of Lorraine, if someone's understanding of European geography was especially ...

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Renaming record image and PDF files with generic download names
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I use a number of file-naming patterns, depending on the image source and the collection. The key, for me, is consistency within the collection. Since I use text files to keep index entries and ...

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How to Decipher U.S. Passenger Manifest Text?
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You omitted links to the passenger list: at ellisisland.org, the entry is indexed "Andres Glavac" at ancestry.com, the entry is indexed "Andres Giavac" (3 times!) Column 11 (departure contact) sister:...

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How can I get a link to an Ancestry.com record that doesn't contain search data?
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I can't say that it is a universal Ancestry url pattern, but all that seems to be needed is http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll? [search domain, here using the US site] db=[database identfier, ...

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What kind of information is in this record?
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According to the film description at FamilySearch, these are "Eheverkündigungen, Heiratsbelege 1808-1816" (marriage proclamations, supporting documents for marriage). The image, with a 1811 date, ...

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Where does the extra information come from on FindAGrave.com?
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Findagrave is a collaborative site. Memorial profiles are created, managed and improved by site users using a multitude of resources: grave photos cemetery records cemetery transcripts and surveys ...

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Translating WW1 German postcard?
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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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What is German translation of this Marriage record written in Kurrent?
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Header in Gothic typeface & German language; some words use archaic spelling: [Seite] 114, Trauungs=Buch Jahr Monath und Tag der Trauung. Bräutigam -Wohnort -Haus Nro. -Taufnahme [sic], Familien=...

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Numbering and pedigree collapse
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The recognized numbering systems were developed for the purpose of tracking individuals in published reports. With modern genealogy software, genealogists can generate reports without worrying about ...

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What are the names in this Status Animarum from Slovenia?
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The page is written in German, in the Kurrent handwriting style 12. Joseph Gregorzhizh Klein=Zirnik 13. März '802 Weib [=wife], Maria Jurglizh 8. Dec. '805 Sohn [=son], Franz ...

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What does 1898 wedding/memorial announcement from Germany, Austria, or Slovenia say?
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It is a wedding souvenir and it is in German Alois Kowatsch Josefa Kowatsch geb Gregortschitsch Vermählt 10. Januar 1898 zu Oestereich. that is: [groom] Alois Kowatsch [bride] Josefa Kowatsch, ...

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Reading information about illegitimate children in Brackenhammer family, Kirchheim, Germany
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Unless a specific line needs to addressed further, the transcript is as complete as possible at this time. (Image unavoidable, tables not possible here). "?" where unsure. s/o = struck out Notes: ...

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How common was it for a father to be at the birth in the late 1700s early 1800s?
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While the father may have been present or nearby for the births of his children, more likely, a female relative or a mid-wife actually assisted. Especially first births were likely to take the ...

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What do Family Tree Maker users do, now that FTM has been discontinued?
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Ancestry.com announced that Family Tree Maker was retired on 8 Dec 2015. There has been A LOT of blog coverage and commentary, both serious and hysterical. Just google: "family tree maker" retired. It ...

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Finding church records for the Kuck family in Grudziądz, Bydgoszcz, Poland?
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You have the wrong administrative description of Grudziądz in 1879, which is possibly contributing to your difficulty in finding records. Per Wikipedia, "Following the First Partition of Poland in ...

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History of German small town of Angloh?
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Technique Generally when you cannot find information on very small or insignificant placenames, you research nearby larger places (because events may apply to a larger area) or the next placename in ...

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