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Use for questions relating to ancestors living or visiting the USA, and records originating in the USA. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day …
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The study of source materials to establish facts and reach conclusions.
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The 19th century began on January 1, 1801, and ended on December 31, 1900.
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General questions about how to conduct genealogy research and best practices for genealogy research.
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Use for questions relating to ancestors living or visiting England, and records originating in England.
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The 20th century began on January 1, 1901, and ended on December 31, 2000.
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An individual piece of information from a single source: E.g. Birth/Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Obituaries, Photos of grave markers, a journal entry, etc.
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for questions about software which can help with genealogy or family history research or record keeping. Do not use for questions about websites (which has a separate tag).
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the regular acquisition by national or local governments of information about individuals and populations. Census records are valuable sources of information for family historians and gene…
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Personal identifying information collected and kept by a nation state to facilitate the management of its armed forces.
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People moving and settling in a country or region to which they were not born.
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Use for questions relating to German ancestors or German records. This includes ancestors or records relating to the previous nation states within the geographical boundaries of present day Germany.
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A record pertaining to a person's birth.
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documents, registers, publications, artefacts, people, websites and other sources of information used in genealogy and family history research.
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An hereditary name common to all members of a family, hence also known as a family name. Usually associated with a given name that distinguishes individuals within the family. In some (but not all) la…
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Questions related to the use of this commercial genealogy company.
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The 18th century began on January 1, 1701, and ended on December 31, 1800.
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Documentation of the death of a person.
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Name of the largest city in the United States of America and of the State within which it is located. The name is also applied to the New York Metropolitan Area which is centered on the City but inclu…
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Common methods for recording names of people or places.
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The assessment of DNA markers, both mitochondrial DNA (women) and Y-DNA (men), to determine lineage and ethnic origin.
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GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a <i>de facto</i> standard for exchange of genealogical data.
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The study of historical handwriting and inscriptions, including analysing and reading manuscripts.
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the social or legal union of two individuals, and may also have a religious component. In many societies, marriage is the first step in forming a family unit and marriages are thus key eve…
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Consistent formats for expressing or representing data that facilitate the transfer and exchange of data among different software tools.
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for questions about websites which assist a researcher with genealogy or family history research or sharing what they've learned. This does not include questions about software(which has …
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A term common in American English for birth, marriage and death records created, or held, by recognized authorities. In British and Australian English, the preferred term is BMD records. May be extend…
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A common abbreviation for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island; a member country of the European Union. Great Britain is made up of the (once separate) countries of England, Wales a…
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A record of passengers and crew who traveled on a ship or airplane.
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relevant to the problem." [Mills, Evidence Explained, 2007]
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A data structure or a visual representation of a data structure that reflects the parent-child and spousal relationships of a group of people.
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"Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System" -- free, open source, genealogy software.
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Determining the relationship between two people.
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Any type of record of marriage. Including, but not limited to marriage certificates, marriage licenses, dowries, and marriage taxes.
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Nation-state occupying a vast northern section of the north american continent extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
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Use for questions relating to ancestors living or visiting Australia, and records originating in Australia. Indigenous Australians now make up approximately 2.5% of the total population, all other Au…