Questions tagged [titles]

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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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 Ancestry.com tree information about Anthony White (b. 1700, Luenbeg, Scotland)?

I realize that ancestry.com 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 ...