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For questions about ancestors and records in the USA. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day USA, such as the relevant European colonies. Also …
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of England. Also tag the county if the question is specific to that county.
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For questions about research in the period from 1801 to 1900.
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For questions about using DNA to further knowledge of family history, relationships, ethnic origin, and overall ancestry. Most common tests include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA.
For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Germany. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day or historic Germany.
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For questions about autosomal DNA testing for genealogical purposes. Autosomal DNA is the majority of the DNA in our chromosomes, and is passed by both mother and father to child. This includes tests …
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For questions about research in the period from 1901 to 2000.
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For questions about documents pertaining to an individual person's birth, including birth certificates, registers and indexes
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The study of historical handwriting and inscriptions, including analysing and reading manuscripts.
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For questions about finding or interpreting records of military personnel or units, including service records, muster rolls, medal rolls, casualty lists, and regimental log books.
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Effective use of the website and products of this commercial genealogy company and its subsidiaries (Ancestry.co.uk, Ancestry.ca, etc.) for your research. Please direct customer service issues (bill…
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For questions about records produced by governments through enumeration and collection of information about a population. Use this tag in conjunction with the relevant country and date tag.
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For questions about how to conduct genealogy research and best practices for genealogy research.
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For questions about research in the period from 1701 to 1800.
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For questions about finding or interpreting records of marriage, such as marriage certificates, registers, indexes, marriage licenses, banns, records of dowries, and marriage taxes.
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For questions about the process and records associated with people entering and settling in a country or place to which they were not native.
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For questions about documents pertaining to a person's death, including death certificates, registers and indexes.
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For questions about the use, distribution, origin and etymology of surnames, also known as family names or last names.
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For questions about determining or interpreting familial relationships.
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for general questions about finding or using birth, marriage and death records. If the question is about one specific record type, such as birth-records, use th…
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For questions about relatives involved in World War II (WWII or WW2), or family history events associated with this wartime period. WWII, also known as the Second World War, lasted from 1939 to 1945.
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For questions about ancestors or records in the UK. If the question is about a specific country within the UK – England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland – use the more specific country tag instea…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Poland. The status and boundaries of Poland have varied significantly historically. This tag may be used for the previous political entities…
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For questions about ancestors or records in the country of Russia. This includes all of its incarnations since the establishment of Rus'lands in the 9th Century, the establishment of modern Russian in…
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For questions about ancestors and records in Scotland. Also tag the county if the question is specific to that county.
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for questions seeking software/website recommendations to carry out specific tasks. Ensure your question has a specific bounded problem to solve and specific constraints and/or criter…
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For questions about the use of GEDCOM files, the de facto standard file format for exchange of genealogical data. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication.
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For questions about finding or interpreting records of baptisms or christenings, such as parish registers or baptism certificates. Baptism is a Christian rite commonly performed in infancy.
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For questions about New York City (i.e. five boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). For other counties of New York State use the new-york-state tag.
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For questions about relatives involved in World War I (WWI or WW1), or family history events associated with this wartime period. WWII, also known as the First World War, was a war centered in Europe …
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For questions about research in the decade from 1910 to 1919. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Ireland. Prior to Irish independence from the UK in 1922, this country included the entire island of Ireland. For questions about Northern I…
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For questions about visually representing data in a way that reflects the parent-child and spousal relationships of a group of people.
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A reference work listing the names (and other relevant characteristics) of the geographical features of an area at a specified point in time.
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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 ancestors and records in Wales. Also tag the county if the question is specific to that county.
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