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Europe / Re: Town village name in Russia
« on: Monday 28 August 23 14:12 BST (UK)  »
Unfortunately all I have is the newspaper obituary so no other sources to confirm the name.
The Canadian census records give the country of origin but not the place.   They all state Russia.
I will see if I can locate her naturalization papers.



Europe / Town village name in Russia
« on: Sunday 27 August 23 21:48 BST (UK)  »
I have the newspaper obituary of Hulda Augusta Rhodey/Rohdey/Rode and it states the following

"Born Oct 12 1892 in "Zwales" Russia she was the daughter of Louise and Edward Rhodey."

I cannot find a town city or village called Zwales in any part of the world.   I have researched on Google and Google maps.

Perhaps Zwales is not actually the place she was born but any advice would be appreciated.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Old photographs.
« on: Wednesday 23 August 23 19:38 BST (UK)  »
I just read you cannot post photos of living people.  I do apologize for asking
Please ignore my request.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Old photographs.
« on: Tuesday 22 August 23 21:17 BST (UK)  »
My wife and I were married 56 years ago and we had a photographer but he was not good at all.
IN the end we ended up with a few photos none of which were good. Every photo had marks on them and needless to say we ended up very disappointed.   

I wonder if I could post  one and if someone could have  a stab at making it nicer. It is in black and white or kind of black and white.

I am asking before posting as we are both very much alive but it is a rather old photograph.  :)


Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Is this a record?
« on: Sunday 23 July 23 17:52 BST (UK)  »
I have never had a person reply that long after they read a message  I sent them on Ancestry.

However I can beat you  before there was  Ancestry and everything was basically done by letter.
I sent a letter to my mothers cousin who I did not know and my Aunts and Uncles had not heard from in years. 
 It was dated July 6 1990 and I knew the address was right.  The letter asked for information about his mother etc.
He phoned me in  2010  (20 years later) and said he was calling about the letter I sent him.   I had to think about what letter I had sent him.   He did not give me the information I was looking for.   He just wanted to know one of my Aunts phone numbers. :)

I have a postcard taken WW1 with the same on the back.    The correspondence on it starts with "Somewhere in France" and the photo is my great Uncle and four others in Uniform.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Identical Twins
« on: Tuesday 11 July 23 16:41 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for all your replies.

My wife's sister and my son are willing to take tests and will likely do so when there is a sale.

When my nephew got his results showing my wife as his mother he asked his mother if there was something she was not telling him.   Ha.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Identical Twins
« on: Monday 10 July 23 19:03 BST (UK)  »
My wife is a Identical Twin and had her DNA done.
Her Identical Twin sister did not have her DNA done but her son did.

Here is the result when you compare their DNA which makes sense . (Ancestry)
Son | Both sides50% shared DNA: 3,417 cM across 31 segments

If my wife's Identical twin sister had her DNA done and my son also  did would both sons end up with two mothers DNA wise and would they be half brothers?  :)


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Jane Ann Mills Dating photo
« on: Thursday 25 May 23 17:25 BST (UK)  »
Thank you.

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