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For questions about ancestors or records in the country of Hungary. The borders and political status of Hungary changed dramatically. This tag may be used for the previous political entities within th…
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The (usually locally unique) identifier (or label) for a single location (e.g. house, institution, building, farm, estate) within a named place.
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For questions about government systems of recording vital events such as births, marriages, and deaths.
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For questions about ancestors living or visiting Japan, and records originating in Japan.
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For questions about research in the decade from 1810 to 1819. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 19th-century tag.
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Questions pertaining to the DNA research method of determining common ancestors through the use of multiple tests to triangulate and locate a potential common ancestor, particularly with Autosomal DNA…
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For questions about research in the decade from 1950 to 1959. If the question is not only specific to this decade, use the 20th-century tag.
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groupings of genetic markers that imply common ancestry hundreds or thousands of years ago. They are based on a hierarchical tree and assigned letters and contain subgroups referred to…
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Use this tags for questions related to coats-of-arms and other armorial bearings.
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For questions about the county of Somerset in the south-west of England. This tag is not to be used for the towns and counties called Somerset in the United States and elsewhere.
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A chart or record set detailing the direct ancestors of an individual.
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Questions related to ensuring that the privacy of living individuals and potentially-sensitive information is preserved when collecting and publishing family history and genealogical data.
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A child born to unmarried parents.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Michigan, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1837) when it was French, later British, and…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the German state of Bavaria, including questions pertaining to the period before the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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For questions about medical family history and health in the context of genealogy, such as using hospital or medical records
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Georgia, 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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Periodical publication reporting current events in a local area and the wider world and sometimes offering comment and opinion on that news.
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For questions about customs and traditions associated with baptism or christening. Baptism is a Christian rite commonly (but not always) performed in infancy.
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For questions about relatives involved in the US Civil War, or family history events associated with this wartime period. This was a conflict from 1861 to 1865 between the USA and a group of states th…
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An area in the US comprised of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island
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For questions about research in the period from 1501 to 1600.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the Australian state of New South Wales, including questions pertaining to the period when it was a British colony.
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A demonstration by argument and evidence of the validity of a knowledge claim. The term is sometimes used for the knowledge claim itself (confusing that which is proved with the demonstration of its t…
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For questions about records of jobs or occupations of workers employed by companies, organizations, institutions, or individuals.
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Use for questions about books which list information about a geographical area or subject matter. Directories are compiled sources and can contain lists of names, street addresses, telephone numbers,…
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A fraternal (meaning "of or like a brother or brothers") organization, organization, or simply "fraternity" is an organized men's society / group / club associated together in an environment of compan…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Belgium. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day Belgium, such as the period prior to Be…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Missouri, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1821) when it was French, later Spanish, and…
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For questions about records produced by the courts, relating to either criminal or civil matters. For criminal records not pertaining to the courts use the criminal-records tag instead.
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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Illinois, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1818) when it was a French colony, later Bri…
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A republic at the southern tip of Africa. Became independent from Britain in 1931.
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For questions about the process and records associated with movement of people (whether individuals, families or populations) from one location to another, usually on a permanent basis, especially wit…
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For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Brazil. This includes the period before independence in 1822, such as when it was a Portuguese Colony.
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For questions about producing and providing access to digital versions of paper documents, photographs, microfilms, books, or other media
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