Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange by Kiwix

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43 When documenting location, should current or historical place names be used? 2012-10-09T23:34:45.993

34 How do I encourage older folk to provide information? 2012-12-03T03:21:58.167

32 What criteria should I look for to publish my cemetery records online? 2012-12-01T21:04:18.827

31 What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research? 2012-10-28T05:48:57.737

28 Transitioning from person-based genealogy to record-based genealogy? 2012-10-17T03:36:21.620

27 What does it mean if cause of death is listed as "Insanity" in late 1800s? 2012-11-21T04:54:43.487

25 How should I record the name for an infant who died unnamed? 2012-10-18T18:55:47.737

25 How do I identify the date a photo was taken or printed? 2012-10-31T19:45:38.893

25 What can be gained by paying for a subscription website such as Ancestry? 2013-01-06T07:46:27.530

23 What does it mean if a probate index lists a person's record as "Insanity of", instead of "Estate of"? 2012-10-10T04:02:05.017

23 What tools exist for collecting and managing evidence? 2012-10-10T18:15:47.250

23 One tree, or a bunch? 2012-10-12T23:50:44.570

23 Is a Birth/Marriage/Death Certificate a primary source? 2012-10-19T02:38:55.050

22 Who are the individuals silhouetted in this image? 2012-12-15T03:43:53.593

21 Benefiting from another's tree without copying and pasting? 2012-10-09T22:37:19.900

21 If my Ancestry.com subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid? 2012-10-09T22:39:28.747

21 Uncovering residents of cemetery when headstones are losing legibility? 2012-10-31T03:30:29.383

21 What is the correct location for a person born at sea? 2012-10-31T23:08:34.787

21 How should place names be recorded? 2012-11-07T01:59:53.033

21 Is there a way to store data in software programs that will minimize losses when exporting to GEDCOM? 2012-11-12T11:36:27.960

21 What proves a marriage? 2013-01-06T07:25:04.210

21 What is the significance of the character "j" at the end of a Roman Numeral? 2013-10-10T01:54:59.820

20 How should I record sex change/gender reassignment? 2012-10-10T15:34:08.090

20 How should I distinguish siblings named identically? 2012-10-11T13:21:44.857

20 Is there a transcription standard that separates unclear words from added words? 2012-10-24T11:32:46.767

20 What does three small rings in a triangle mean in a Swedish parish registers? 2012-11-04T15:01:57.077

20 Intra Family marriage / rejoining family trees? 2012-12-10T13:55:23.977

20 Making your first trip to a courthouse 2012-12-17T14:02:04.483

20 Church Censuses a one off? 2012-12-30T14:23:36.017

20 Where else might I find a ship going from New York to London in Spring/Summer, 1911? 2012-12-31T22:15:31.373

20 What is required to prove who I am? 2013-01-03T14:18:37.743

19 Handling and storage tips for old Family Bible 2012-10-09T22:51:13.743

19 What standards exist for the exchange of genealogical information? 2012-10-09T23:18:42.433

19 How should I record women with unknown maiden name? 2012-10-10T11:48:27.503

19 Should I donate my family photos to an archive? 2012-12-12T10:46:59.343

19 What constitutes Employment in Labour of a Child in England & Wales? 2013-01-04T12:30:35.463

19 Organising digital documents for genealogy and family history? 2013-01-08T14:47:10.867

18 Dealing with family secrets? 2012-10-09T23:02:10.697

18 Contacting living distant relatives? 2012-10-12T00:50:23.150

18 Of a death certificate and a gravestone, which record should be trusted more in determining birth date? 2012-10-12T01:02:54.000

18 What to do with discarded research data? 2012-10-19T16:11:05.333

18 What is the advantage of submitting my research to a GENDEX site? 2012-11-20T07:03:51.663

18 Do any programs use Gedcom X (as opposed to Gedcom)? 2012-12-01T00:38:11.780

18 Facilitators for Adoption 2012-12-23T17:10:22.533

18 How many ancestors alive 1000 years ago does a person have on average? 2013-02-02T12:57:07.893

18 Statistical Genealogy, or Knowing what is an extraordinary claim 2013-04-25T04:28:22.320

17 What is the difference between "primary information" and "secondary information?" 2012-10-09T22:58:06.280

17 Are there any privacy issues regarding publishing the image of a grave marker online? 2012-10-10T05:38:54.570

17 What are Marriage Banns and how can I use them in my research? 2012-10-10T16:13:31.827

17 How can I establish (and describe) my confidence that the child and adult are the same person? 2012-10-31T04:15:03.673

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