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What does "Int. Reads" mean on list of marriages from around Boston about 1794?
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I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and ...

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What uniform is this (US Army branch, where and when)?
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Well, building off of Robert Shaw's answer, it appears to me that the person in the photograph is wearing a Type I unit disk, which puts the photo somewhere between 1910 and 1937. According to both ...

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Finding information about employment at Remington c. 1917
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Well, I don't have a full answer to my question, but I do have a partial answer thanks to some impressively fast research by a coworker. It turns out, Department 67 was the department that made ...

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Annual report of the Town of Plymouth, MA [1925]
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As you may know, what you are looking at are the Town Reports for the town of Plymouth. Almost every town in New England publishes a town report every spring for Town Meeting(usually March). Many ...

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Understanding entries in Charlotte County Personal Tax Table for Deceased Person?
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I can't speak intelligently to the question of whether or why the first entry is a reference to Isaac Brizendine's estate, although the quote that WilliamKF added seems to provide an answer to that ...

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Organising digital documents for genealogy and family history?
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This is a somewhat odd answer in that I would suggest a relatively non-hierarchical filing system, one with as few folders as possible. Specifically, I would suggest leaving most documents lumped ...

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Determining average number of people that have same surname as random person?
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My suggestion would be to investigate WolframAlpha (https://www.wolframalpha.com/) if you haven't already, at least for the United States. If you enter the term "surname xxxx," it will produce a ...

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Where would I find a copy of a US patent from 1905?
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The above answers are entirely correct, but since you already have the patent number, you can also just go straight to the source - the U.S. Patent Office! They have a bunch of different ways to ...

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Seeking overhead scanner for public use/rent?
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Most large universities and colleges have these sorts of scanners available for use for a nominal fee per scan, or potentially for free, especially if you are an affiliate of the school (i.e. if you ...

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Is it OK to use the word "County" in an American place-name?
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In general, I would say that there is certainly nothing wrong with using the word county when referencing a US place name. In some cases, it is necessary in order to correctly identify the location. ...

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How to add a biography to a person in Gramps?
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Yes, I would use "notes" to create a biography for each person. Then, if you want to, you can create a "detailed ancestral report" for the person in question and as many generations of ancestors as ...

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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?
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I believe that sempaiscuba is probably correct with their answer. However, there is a slim possibility that the "M" stands for "manumitted", which is the technical term for the act of a master freeing ...

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How should I number a lineage/parenthetical lineage list if I haven't yet proven the immigrating ancestor?
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I agree with the other answers given here that one should simply start with the earliest confirmed ancestor, regardless of whether they are an immigrant or not. I would just like to add a quote from ...

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