Jeni
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Gravestones without date of death seems odd. Is it common?
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From reading Find-A-Grave forums over the past several years, the reasons for this include: a person precut and inscribed a memorial, but was buried elsewhere there was no one left (or capable) of ...

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When/why did the BCG abandon "preponderance of the evidence" (POE)? What is the effect of the change?
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I think the change is a positive one that clarifies the evaluation of evidence. As someone who finds they like things spelled out clearly, the five criteria listed below (taken from the website you ...

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Finding genealogy research companies offering their service in Poland?
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Cyndi's List at lists some professional groups located in Poland (including A.A. Watta & Co. and Discover Polish Ancestors). You might also consider contacting the Polish Genealogical Society of ...

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How to support someone with a budding interest in genealogy?
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My nephew has shown an interest in what I'm doing in genealogy. He asks via email how it is going and what new information I've found. That encourages me to continue. Even my youngest grandson asks ...

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Obtaining personnel records about Panama Canal without going to Panama?
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Robert Ellis has an article Looking for an Ancestor in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904–1914 and when I did a further search under his name there is a website Obtaining Former Panama Canal Zone ...

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How to record "at sea" as a location
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You could consider putting Atlantic Ocean into the Country field. Since you know the relative was born "at sea" between England and the US, a more specific location (Ocean name) can be used.

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Uncovering residents of cemetery when headstones are losing legibility?
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Please do not use chalk - or shaving cream as some might suggest on a headstone. There are many discussions of this on Find-A-Grave and it has been banned for members there to use these techniques. ...

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Finding living individual from Queensland, Australia, when not much information is known?
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This site was suggested to me by a relative in Australia - National Library of Australia You have to join, but it's free. The newspaper archive only goes up to 1954, but Australian Women's Weekly ...

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Seeking Royal Navy or Merchant Navy records of Arctic Convoys during World War 2?
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You could try the Forces War Records. This is a subscription site that enables you to conduct a free name search to decide whether it has the information you are seeking. In your case, the advantage ...

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What should I keep in mind when doing a family history project for someone else?
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You might want to consider making it clear what the expectations are for your role. Are you responsible for any fact-checking or editing? Are you going to double-check the research? What if this '...

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After the web, where is the next place to start searching?
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In addition to the other suggestions: You can read genealogy blogs. Doing it through an RSS feeder is very helpful - I get good tips that way. One of the things I would like to do is attend a ...

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What resources exist for information about ancestors affected by the Expulsion of the Acadians?
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For a good beginning there is a good bibliography at the end of the Wikipedia article on Expulsion of the Acadians. You also might contact Acadian researcher Yvon L. Cyr via his website Acadian.org.

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Locating a 20th century New York Death record
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One reason he may have waited is if there was a language barrier - " Applicants age 55 or older when they filed for naturalization and have lived as a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) ...

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How do I find death details for an individual where no current online record exists?
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As suggested by Adrian and Fortiter, put as much information as you know in your question. Since you know the year she died, you can search online cemetery sources such as Find A Grave. Once you ...

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How would a genealogist utilize Cyndi's List?
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Another way I've found Cyndi's List helpful is when I'm researching a family in a particular state. Under Categories - United States, there is an alphabetical list of States with resources I may not ...

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Tracing Jewish ancestors in Germany before 1800
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JewishGen http://www.jewishgen.org/ is free to join and an excellent source of information for Jewish ancestors.

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