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What is being recorded in this Latin church vital record?
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Mathias, Andreæ [Kousheg?] ejusque uxoris gertrudis [Vidmagesin?], fil. legit. sub Dno [Ashiber?], baptizatus est 13 Januarÿ 1771 per M. ?. D. Mathiam [Mervezh?] cooperat. Patrini Anton Kovatschetski ...

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How accurate is Ancestor Timeline of 23andMe?
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It's statistics. "Accurate" simply doesn't apply: a prediction may be 99% likely, but that will not mean a thing to that 1 in 100 where it fails -- and you have no way of knowing which group you fall ...

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Missing Ship / Passenger record?
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The manifest got his names switched. (That is, the clerk wrote Leonidas in the "Family Name" column and V. Zotos in the "Given Name" column.) Index: https://www.familysearch.org/...

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Spelling of Original Hungarian or Czechoslovakian surname?
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The sounds [polɑvt͡ʃɛk] would be written Polavcsek in modern Hungarian; [pɑlovt͡ʃɛk] would be Palovcsek. However, surnames often preserve archaic spellings, and in any case nobody paid much attention ...

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Hungarian sham adoptions?
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I don't think the word "sham" applies, and no, it was not a common or widespread practice. Your example has the second and third cases of adult adoption that I have encountered in ten years of ...

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How can I find birth record/Hungarian evidence of ancestor born around 1892/1893?
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Before the start of civil registration, vital records were the responsibility of churches. According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (https://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt03110501/0_0_1_pg_14.html),...

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What is the meaning of the German surname "Wiesch"?
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Hans Bahlow (trans. Edda Gentry): German Names under Wischer says this is a Westphalian variant of Wiese "meadow", and mentions the spelling variant Wiesche.

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Where was Ormalonsok Hungary?
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I believe it's trying to be Ómalomsok, which was in Győr county, a few miles from that little corner where Sopron, Vas, Veszprém, and Győr counties met. The village was combined with Újmalomsok in ...

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Half brother Or someone else?
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DNA Painter thinks that the probability of 1449 cM being a half-uncle/aunt relationship is only 5.5%. It's much more likely that he's her full uncle, meaning the following diagram accounts for all of ...

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Unusual middle name "Schewa"?
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It seems likely that it's her Yiddish name. Various users of Behind the Name indicate that Schewa is a German Yiddish variant of Shevye, from Hebrew Sheva', compare Elisheva and Batsheva. (JewishGen'...

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Can one known use of a name be regarded as a nickname?
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Frank and Francis are the same name; one is from the Old German for "a Frenchman", the other is from the Latin for same, transmitted via Italian. E.G. Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English ...

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Can this Verlustliste record be excluded or verified based on what (little) I know?
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My underlying question (whether Gaiter Adalbert in the Loss List is the same person as my Gaiter Béla) hasn't been answered yet, but I have been made aware of some resources that may help others ...

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Understanding DNA match of 1,723 cM
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Given the 1723 cM number, I'm interpreting "his father is one of a twin" as "his father and my father are identical twins". This means that genetically, you and your first cousin ...

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Tracing Hungarian birth and marriage records
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The name is Pál, not Pól. If your father was roughly the same age as your mother, then his birth records will not be publicly available for decades yet. Some archives in Hungary use the current law as ...

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1760 cM half sibling or double cousin
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OK, so am I understanding it correctly that you have the following set of relationships: ?1 --- A --- B | | C --- D E --- ?2 | | F G where F is you, and G ...

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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?
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REGISTER OF MARRIAGES Consecutive number Year, month, and day of wedding The couple's sur- and given name and civil status, along with the sur- and given name and civil status of the parents ...

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What is the origin of the surname Griffin?
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The usual origin is a patronymic based on a diminutive of the Middle Welsh name Gruffudd, either transmitted directly from the Welsh, or via Breton immigrants who came over to England with William the ...

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Where was Ponisci(or Pouiszi), Russia?
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It's written on the manifest three times: line 4, columns 10 and 11 on the first page (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9T3-P84V-C?i=141&cc=1368704&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%...

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