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I've got a copy of a ship's passenger list with a group that shares my surname (and, apparently, there are DNA links). I'm trying to figure out where these individuals are from. This is the page showing the passenger list:
https://www.public-juling.de/passagierlisten/listen.php?ArchivIdent=STAB-24.10.1908_4,57/5-60_M&start=151&pers=&ankunftshafen=New%20York&abreisehafen=Bremen&lang=en

The individuals (a family) are lines 104-109. The 'State or Province' as Suwalki makes sense (a 'county' in northern Poland). Russland, makes sense, as at the time much of this region was within the Russian sphere of influence.

Jewszany is the part that is giving me trouble.

Did you mean lines 106-109, a family with 1 surname?

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The Common Room / Re: Baptism x 2?
« on: Yesterday at 15:09 »
My great gran was baptised in Oxford in 1895 as a baby then baptised again in London in 1910 when she lived in a Hackney convent for a time.

Perhaps a conditional baptism prior to receiving the sacrament of confirmation. Was she in the convent because she was an orphan or because she couldn't live at home for some reason?

Transcriptions of registers of baptisms, confirmations and first communions at Buckley Hall Boys' Home , Rochdale, Lancashire are on Lancashire Online Parish Clerks website. All baptisms were of boys who lived in the institution. Some were baptisms of groups of boys, usually aged 9-12, shortly before they received the sacraments of confirmation and first communion, e.g. 2 groups of boys baptised in March and on 13th April 1889 were confirmed, along with other boys, on 13th April and received first communion on 18th April. Another batch was baptised in September and there were more first communions in September and October.
A note that the baptism was conditional was written on some entries. 4 boys were baptised 10th April 1892, 2 born in Yorkshire, 2 sent by Chorlton Union. 9th Aug. 2 brothers from Preston. Apparently some boys weren't even sure of their age so ascertaining if they'd already been baptised would have been difficult e.g. 2 boys baptised 9th June 1894 "aged about 16"; 2 more May 1895, 1 aged about 12, the other about 16; Oct. 1895 "aged about 9, (sent by the Guardians)". *
* I assume the Poor Law Guardians.
A boy was baptised on his deathbed, a week before what would have been his twelfth birthday. Another boy was baptised when he was gravelly ill but he recovered, (there's a note about his marriage ).
www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rochdale/Rochdale/index.html

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Dublin / Re: St Mary's baptism 1758
« on: Yesterday at 13:55 »
That explains why, despite enlarging and peering at the register page linked in the first post, I couldn't decipher anything which matched baptism of John Chambers with parents Richard & Catherine.

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Dublin / Re: St Mary's baptism 1758
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 17:51 BST (UK)  »
Transcription on Irish Genealogy.ie has parents Richard & Elinor. However that link goes to 1750 in the register.  ???
https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

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Ireland / Re: Edward Gibbons 1881 census
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 17:20 BST (UK)  »
As Elizabeth Ratcliffe married Edward Gibbons in India in 1862, I expect the Ratcliffe family not to be on the 1861 census, unless Elizabeth travelled alone to India but she would only be 15?


Some single young women travelled to India without their family. Some may have been already engaged to a man working in India. Others may have gone in hope or expectation of quickly finding a husband. An internet search for terms such as "Fishing Fleets to colonial India" ("fish" were husbands) or "husband-hunting under the Raj" will find information. The East India Company used to sponsor young women to travel to India, maintaining them for a year to give them time to find a husband. Philadelphia Austen, aunt of novelist Jane, went shopping to India for a husband, a century before Elizabeth Ratcliffe travelled there. 
15 is rather young unless Elizabeth travelled with a relative or accompanied another passenger as a servant (maid/nursemaid?) or with a sponsored group of young women.

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Ireland / Re: Edward Gibbons 1881 census
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 12:01 BST (UK)  »
Reply 13. You should be able to find Hannah's maiden surname from Elizabeth and Mary's birth registrations on GRO births index or Cheshire BMD cheshirebmd.org.uk although latter is not complete. Then you can search for a marriage with those 2 surnames. Was Mary also born in Cheshire?

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: rumbold family
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 14:44 BST (UK)  »
Special Interests - Travelling People
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/travellers/
The first topic is website links including circus.

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The Common Room / Re: Looking for old family photos - Help :)
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 14:26 BST (UK)  »
One of the groups is the factory with 900 employees where my late father worked - and he's often on photos.   You might be lucky  to see him in one of the 1945 street parties after WWII.  Many companies in days gone by organised coach trips to the seaside/countryside, so if you know where he worked you might find him on such a photo.  Postal Workers and Railway  workers were often photographed by their company.


Members of my family (20thC.) are in photos in a published pictorial history of a firm for which they worked.
Local pictorial histories are another source. Photos of church or works events for example.
Local newspapers.
Did any serve in WW1 or other conflicts? Individual or group photo may be on a military website. Photos of deceased soldiers may have been in local newspapers. 

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Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Help!
« on: Tuesday 19 October 21 13:58 BST (UK)  »
Might be more than one-
https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.givenName=garibaldi&q.surname=taylor

Garibaldi Taylor was born around the time of Giuseppe Garibaldi's visit to England 1864.
https://www.historytoday.com/archive/garibaldi-and-england.

A feature about him on National Trust website.
"Why did Giuseppe Garibaldi become a Victorian celebrity?"
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/why-did-giuseppe-garibaldi-become-a-victorian-celebrity

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