Lennart Regebro
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Which genealogical software supports location-based events?
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On problem with this is that most software doesn't have a hierarchy of places. As such an event that happened in Russia, would not show up for somebody in Moscow, Russia. This is as far as I can ...

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Has a modern genealogy been traced back to a biblical person?
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It is impossible to prove negative existence, but I would say that without reasonable doubt the answer to your question is "No, nobody has proven themselves to be related to any Biblical person". ...

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How far from the direct descendant line is regarded as no longer a relative?
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They are of course your forefathers and foremothers, and they are so in infinity. If they are "relatives" or not is really up to you. For me, one of the exciting things is to follow my tree back in ...

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Do photocopiers deteriorate photos and documents worse than scanners?
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Modern photocopiers are actually digital scanners with printers, so there is no difference there. But different photocopiers use different types of light so that's where you'll find the difference. ...

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What does three small rings in a triangle mean in a Swedish parish registers?
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25 votes

I happened on the answer: Turns out it means the person has been vaccinated against smallpox, either by vaccine, or by "protective pox", which I think means cowpox.

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Validating place names that no longer exist?
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Spellings didn't use to be standardized, so you can't confirm the "proper" ancient spelling, because there isn't one. If the place still exists then there is a proper modern spelling, and using that ...

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Did Carl M. Olson of Göteburg (Sweden) take 19th century photos in England, and if so, approximately when?
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Carl M. Olson established his studio in Rangströmsliden in 1882, so the photograph is taken after that. There are four collections with a total of over 300 of his portraits here: http://www....

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Where was "St. Joseph, F1.T." or possibly "St. Joseph, FI. T." shown on a postmark dated Dec 8, 1837?
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It's most likely "Fl. T", ie the Florida Territory, created 1822 and made a state in 1845. The reason you never heard of the city of St Joseph in Florida is because it got hit by yellow fever and ...

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Organizing Research: Should I start a binder system?
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Do people starting genealogy recording now still need to plan/anticipate having a hybrid system of computer+paper records? Or is that just duplication and redundancy? It's duplication and ...

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Locating German or Polish Cavalry military record from late 19th century?
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These things get easier if you check up the history of the area so you know what you are looking for. Poland was in fact not under German rule in 1860 at all. This is because neither Poland nor ...

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How do I write the year with a double date?
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Short answer: Write 1719 Under the Julian/Gregorian calendar system there has always been a lot of opinions on when the year starts, including having liturgical years that doesn't align with the ...

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Which name should be a person's primary name?
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I usually use as a primary name the name that is most commonly used in the records, as this is likely to make the person easier to find when searching. This is a judgement call, and if there aren't ...

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