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Use this tag for questions about individuals ho have been recorded with an honorific title, where you want to understand the meaning of the title and/or why it was granted.

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Earls and Dukes are Titles, AKAs, Suffixes or something else?

Earls and Dukes: With John Russell KG PC FSA, he was the 6th Duke of Bedford. Should '6th Duke of Bedford' be entered into the Title, Suffix, AKA or something else? Being a Duke or Earl wouldn't be an ...
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What did it mean in the 1800s to be called Colonel in the South?

There are 1867 and 1868 references from Mississippi and Lousiana to "Colonel Lyman J. Strong" [1]. I have been unable to find any military records, either in the United States or Confederate armies, ...
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Confirming tree information about Anthony White (b. 1700, Luenbeg, Scotland)?

I realize that is a mix of user input and archived records, but as a programmer I firmly believe in the GIGO theory (Garbage in, garbage out). I have gone through hints and trees, and I ...
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