Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

For questions about finding, reading, or interpreting the legal document created by a person to indicate how their property should be distributed upon their death.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Italy. This tag may be used for the previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day or historic Italy. Also ta…
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Bibliographic or reference material that documents the SOURCE of a quote or piece of evidence that you have found.
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Questions related to the Genealogy DNA testing service FamilyTreeDNA (a.k.a. ftDNA); which offer FamilyFinder (Autosomal DNA), mtDNA (at various levels), and Y-STR/SNP DNA (at various levels) tests.
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An image created by the interaction of visible light with chemicals to create a change which can be preserved semi-permanently. Photo is a contraction of photograph, a word coined from greek roots to …
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For questions about ancestors living or visiting France, and records originating in France.
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For questions about finding or interpreting records of burials, such as burial registers and cemetery deeds.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1940 to 1949. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.
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Location where a person was born.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Massachusetts, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1788) when it was a British colony.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the Australian state of South Australia, including questions pertaining to the period when it was a British colony.
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Social practices associated with assigning a (locally unique) label to an individual.
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Questions related to the use of this commercial genealogy company's site.
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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 hav…
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Questions about locating specific records of reference works identified by geography, date, type or topic. Used to enquire about availability and identification of such resources.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1870 to 1879. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.
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For questions about X-DNA testing for genealogical purposes. X-DNA is passed from fathers to daughters, and from mothers to both sons and daughters. Results for X-DNA testing are typically included in…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Virginia, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1788) when it was a British colony.
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Used on questions that relate to records written in the German language, regardless of the country of origin.
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Use tag for questions about the process of naturalization, what ancestors went through to acquire citizenship, etc.
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For questions about interpreting dates in genealogical sources in the context of historic calendar systems.
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Family tree software from Ancestry.com, available for Windows and Mac OS/X.
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For questions about finding, using or making indexes of genealogical records.
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For questions about imprisoned ancestors and records related to prisons.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1840 to 1849. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.
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For questions about repositories that store and preserve historical documents or records
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The process and means of sharing genealogical or family history data. This includes the medium of sharing (e.g., file formats) as well as the method (web, physical media, etc.)
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For questions about headstones, memorials, monuments, and other artifacts that commemorate the death of a person.
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Photo dating is the inductive process of identifying when a picture might have been taken based on evidence derived from the photo itself.
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for questions related to the meaning of words within the context of genealogy/family history. Be careful not to ask questions that can answered with a simple dictionary search.…
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For questions about statistical analysis or probability assessment of genealogical problems.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1880 to 1889. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1800 to 1809, not the entire period from 1800 to 1899. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.
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For questions about the land-based branch of the military.
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