What is the difference between a gravestone and a headstone? “Gravestone” is the older word, being used from the late 1300s, and “tombstone” is from the mid-1500s. A headstone, as
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Finding Specific Railroad Segments in the United Started named after employees?Finding Specific Railroad Segments in the United Started named after employees?
What are the 4 departments of a railroad company? Negotiating with the Railroad Asset Management or Strategic Planning Department. This department is responsible for continuously evaluating the profitability of all
If my Ancestry subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid?If my Ancestry subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid?
Since this question was originally asked, Ancestry has not changed the policy quoted in Gene Golovchinsky’s answer. Your tree remains intact, including the links to the content you’ve attached to
Is it OK to use the word “County” in an American place-name?Is it OK to use the word “County” in an American place-name?
United States Forty-eight of the 50 U.S. states use the term “county”, while Alaska and Louisiana use the terms “borough” and “parish”, respectively, for analogous jurisdictions. A consolidated city-county such
How do I contact the New York Vital Records? If you have questions or comments you may contact New York State Vital Records by email at [email protected] or by telephone,
Getting from New York to Chicago in the late 1800sGetting from New York to Chicago in the late 1800s
How did people travel to Chicago in the 1800s? Transportation. By the 1880s residents of Chicago could rightly claim that their city was the railroad mecca of America. Chicago was
How do I deal with alternative spellings to names?How do I deal with alternative spellings to names?
There are dozens of possibilities for some names. We combed through more than 700,000 baby names registered on the BabyCenter site and found those with the most alternate spellings for
What might “serpent” on 19th century Australian gravestone indicate or suggest?What might “serpent” on 19th century Australian gravestone indicate or suggest?
What was Australia called before 1901? “Combine Australia!” Australia became a nation on 1 January 1901 when 6 British colonies—New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania—united
Looking for a resource about the poor system in early 19th century DenmarkLooking for a resource about the poor system in early 19th century Denmark
Was Denmark a poor country? Though Denmark has lower levels of poverty than many other countries, its poverty demographic is changing and has been for the last two decades. These
Privacy restrictions for ordering death certificates in England?Privacy restrictions for ordering death certificates in England?
Are UK death certificates public? Under UK law, death certificates are known as Public Records which means that any person can apply for a copy of any certificate, providing that