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21 votes
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How far from the direct descendant line is regarded as no longer a relative?

17 votes

What can be gained by paying for a subscription website such as Ancestry?

16 votes

What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research?

15 votes
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How should I distinguish siblings named identically?

14 votes

How should place names be recorded?

13 votes
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How do I encourage older folk to provide information?

12 votes

How old *are* these people?

12 votes

What is somebody's "real" surname from a set of possible spelling variants?

10 votes

How many ancestors alive 1000 years ago does a person have on average?

10 votes
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Should I record a Census as a Census or a Residence?

9 votes

When documenting location, should current or historical place names be used?

9 votes

Organising digital documents for genealogy and family history?

9 votes
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What are the pros and cons of joining a Family History Society to advance my research?

8 votes
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Is it ethical to perform research on living people's ancestry without their knowledge?

8 votes

How should I deal with conflicting information?

7 votes

Citation guides for UK sources for family history and genealogy

7 votes

What is a "double date"?

7 votes

One tree, or a bunch?

7 votes

How should I record unsuccessful searches (that may constitute negative evidence)?

7 votes

Recording name for infant who died unnamed?

7 votes

Documented standards for genealogy data entry

7 votes

A standard for names

7 votes
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How do I deal with alternative spellings to names?

6 votes

What is the difference between 'genealogy' and 'family history'?

6 votes

Properly recording the marriage/wedding event

6 votes

Validating place names that no longer exist?

6 votes

Recording same person as foster and adoption parent in Ancestry.com tree?

5 votes

Benefiting from another's tree without copying and pasting?

5 votes

Which name should be a person's primary name?

5 votes

What is the difference between evidence and information?