Colin
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October 2nd or 20th?
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To me that looks like a D comparing it earlier on the same page where it is clearer and written in the same way so I think that it is the 2nd. It is always useful in this type of case to look at ...

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Married twice, but …
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One thing to research is their later church affiliation. One possibility is that between 1925 and 1928 they changed their religious conviction. The Roman Catholic church, at the time, may not have ...

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Finding genealogy research companies offering their service in Poland?
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Have a look at Polish Origins. They have a forum for questions and offer research and also genealogical trips. They helped me when I went to Poland a couple of years ago. All in English too and there ...

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What does a phrase like "dit St Pierre" mean, when it follows a surname?
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In this case dit means alias. So Marie-Anne Romure was her given name but everyone knows her as Marie-Anne St Pierre and that is the name that she uses in every day life. There is a bit more ...

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How many sources/citations is too many?
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It is all about proof or lack of it. Personally I record them all. If you record every piece of information it will help others later to confirm your research and it will also enable you to identify ...

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Software options to display whole tree from imported GEDCOM?
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Have a look at Family Historian there is a free 30 day trial. It creates charts in the same way that others do and then you can add other individuals to the main chart who aren't related. There are ...

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Free/open software or method to convert PAF file to GEDCOM?
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There are two ways of doing this that I can think of: Use the free version of Ancestral Quest Basics available from here. It is written by the authors of PAF and allows PAF import and Gedcom export. ...

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How can I find information about an Allied WWII Prisoner of War in Germany?
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The International Red Cross holds a lot of information about POW's from WW2. They are currently digitising all their records. At the moment you have to make a written application for them to conduct a ...

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Parsing a GEDCOM
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There is also Gedxlate available free here. It doesn't do the parsing but does extract to Excel where you could use sorting / pivot tables / data analysis to analyse your data. Unfortunately it hasn'...

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What should I keep in mind when doing a family history project for someone else?
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Adding to the above answers you need to manage your clients expectations and have a clear brief from them as to what they expect. These are some initial thoughts How long the research will take How ...

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What source details should I include for a printed book?
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The same as my answer to your other question don't forget the unique ISBN number.

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Could this date refer to a divorce on the 1939 register?
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All that you can be certain of is that she changed her surname to Weeks and notified the change which was recorded on that date. She may or may not have divorced Frederick, she could just have ...

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Gedcom file with Person/Individual containing multiple Places/Residences
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Multiple RESI tags are the proper way to do this. If you think about it each is an 'event' in that persons life. They live in 'place 1' when they are born and then in 'place 2' when they leave home ...

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Statistical analysis of data within my genealogy program?
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The queries that you are asking for can be easily performed by Family Historian, it has several queries that cover most of what you want and you can create your own. There is a 30 day free trial of ...

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How to photograph documents on the screen of microfilm readers?
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What I do is: 1: Set up a tripod with my camera on it ( I use a DSLR) 2: Ensure that the camera and microfilm reader screen are in the same plane so that I end up with a square not distorted image ...

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Website software that will display 'stories' as well as traditional lineage-linkage
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This to me sounds like an ideal use for a blog type of site in addition to your lineage based site. You can install something like Wordpress in your hosting space and create posts (stories) in it ...

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Is there a gramplet or report for getting the list of surnames from gramps?
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I am sorry I can't help with a method of doing it in Gramps. However, Gramps can create a Gedcom file. There is a free on-line utility called Ged2Wordle that will do what you want. It is available ...

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Identify people in 20th-century photos once the older relatives are gone?
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A couple of other places to consider looking: Local newspapers to where your ancestors lived to see if there are any other photos of them that you can compare to. Search on the internet using the ...

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Preservation of original documents and photographs
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Definitely preserve the original paper copies as well as making digital copies. Who knows what digital formats / media will be readable in 100years time. The paper records properly preserved will ...

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How do I write the year with a double date?
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It depends on the document source and how the application you are using deals with dates. For the January example with no other information I would record that as 1718/1719. The question needs to be ...

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How to enhance digital images of partly damaged documents (German church book from 1657)?
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It often helps to use an image editing program such as Photoshop to process the image and inverting the colour also helps. I had a quick go at your image and it may help but knowing no German I am not ...

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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?
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You can do what you want in any of the major photo editing programmes such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc. The thing to do is to increase the canvas size so that you have a large white ...

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Creating GEDCOM diff of all people in one GEDCOM but not another?
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One way to automate some of what you want to do would be to use one of the many Gedcom to Excel converters to create two Excel spreadsheets. The using Excel's functions to compare the two sheets and ...

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Export data from FamilySearch.org Family Tree as spreadsheet?
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Looking at the help / FAQ on the FamilySearch site it states that there is currently no way to export your tree from FamilySearch. It goes on to say that this may be possible with a third party ...

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Medieval (15th and 16th century) records in Spain
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Pamplona is in the region of Navarra and so you will need to search for records from this region. Family Search has quite a lot from this time period and is regularly adding more. Spanish records, in ...

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How can I process this image to extract more of the information
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In answer to your initial question edit the image in a good image editing programme, I use Photoshop. You need to adjust the contrast, make the blacks blacker, whites whiter and also play around with ...

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Alternative software to generate family tree like Descendant tree in Gramps?
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I am not a Gramps user and am trying to get my head around the chart that you are showing. I cannot see how Allan Davies links to anyone on that chart. Perhaps you can explain it and explain exactly ...

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Relocating christening record for Margaret Morgan, believed to be 1808 at St James, Bristol, England?
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Have you tried FreeREG this lists all the PR's that they have currently transcribed and also has links to other sites that may have what you are looking for. Also the Forebears site has lots of ...

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Techniques for reading poor or illegible images?
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There is not going to be any one answer as each image is different and has different needs. I use Photoshop but these comments should apply equally to other image editors like Photoshop Elements or ...

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What is origin of hyphenated or double-barreled surnames?
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Further to the above Spain still adds the mothers surname to the childs given name. They have the concept of first and second surnames, these are not hyphenated but are quoted in official documents. ...

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