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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 19th century began on January 1, 1801, and ended on December 31, 1900. (Gregorian calendar).
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Use for questions relating to ancestors living or visiting England, and records originating in England.
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The study of source materials to establish facts and reach conclusions.
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The 20th century began on January 1, 1901, and ended on December 31, 2000. (Gregorian calendar).
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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 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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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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The 18th century began on January 1, 1701, and ended on December 31, 1800. (Gregorian calendar).
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People moving and settling in a country or region to which they were not born.
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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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A record pertaining to a person's birth.
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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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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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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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The study of historical handwriting and inscriptions, including analysing and reading manuscripts.
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Documentation of the death of a person.
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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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Any type of record of marriage. Including, but not limited to marriage certificates, marriage licenses, dowries, and marriage taxes.
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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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Questions related to the use of this commercial genealogy company.
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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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Use for questions about Polish ancestors or records. The status and boundaries of Poland have varied significantly in history, so researchers should always investigate carefully the specific situation…
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Common methods for recording names of people or places.
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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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Determining the relationship between two people.
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Country, now part of the United Kingdom, located on the British Isles. Derived from an ancient kingdom (established 843) with a long parliamentary history (from 1293) that entered Union with England i…
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A state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. New York is one of the original thirteen colonies and became the 11th state on July 26, 1788. It is often referred to as New …
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The country of Russia in all of its incarnations of it since the establishment of Rus'lands in the 9th Century, the establishment of modern Russian in the 15th & 16th centuries through modern times, i…
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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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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…
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945
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Research based on Welsh history and records.
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County at the south-west tip of England. Known as Kernow in the Cornish language.
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A record of passengers and crew who traveled on a ship or airplane.