Unanswered Questions

106 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Analysis of questions to date

As promised here I've done an analysis of questions to date to help understand what we've deemed on-topic so far. From the beginning of the Beta to circa 1500 GMT on 14th November, 261 questions had ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Announcement: Genealogy Stack Exchange gets award

The Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange site has been awarded Honourable Mention in the Best Genealogy Product of 2012 category in Tamura Jones' GeneAwards 2012. honourable mention: ...
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Gene Golovchinsky RIP

I'm really sorry to say that I discovered that Gene Golovchinsky, one of the most active users and biggest supporters of our Genealogy SE, passed away relatively suddenly on August 15. My sympathies ...
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What is “Genealogy,” “Family History,” and “Microhistory”?

Genealogy and Family History is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and experts to share their knowledge and build their skills while researching genealogy, family history, and related ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Changes to the way that “close as duplicate” is handled

There's a post over on MetaStackOverflow which explains some changes going on across all StackExchange sites: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux). I recommend reading that for the ...
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Proposed FAQ content (final draft)

Based on the work done at Content for the main site FAQ first block (What kind of questions can I ask here)?, I'm proposing to update our FAQ page as follows (with corresponding changes to the About ...
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What supporting information should you post with a photo for help with determining the date?

Due to positive response to the question should-we-allow-photos-to-be-posted-for-help-with-determining-the-date, @ColeValleyGirl suggested that we have a separate discussion on what supporting ...
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Announcing our newest(?) moderator

It is with pleasure that I announce the return of ColeValleyGirl to the team of Pro Temp Moderators at the Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange. Some of you will know that ColeValleyGirl was ...
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Cleaning up the DNA tags

Seeing an influx of DNA questions recently (by influx I mean 1 question a day as opposed to the usual 0), I thought it might be worth cleaning up the DNA tags a bit. We have: dna mitochondrial-dna ...
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Anyone interested in helping improve the close process?

There's a post on MetaStackOverflow which is relevant to us: Help us make "Off-Topic" close reasons clearer to the OP (although the discussion there is mostly focused on technology-type ...
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Genealogy Chat 12th July 2014 | Working to the Genealogical Proof Standard

In genealogy circles in the US, you'll often find somebody who is 'working to the Genealogical Proof Standard' (GPS) or at least working towards it. What is the GPS? Why does it matter? Is it ...
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Q&A “pushes” around Who Do You Think You Are Live and RootsTech

Duncan suggested at "Publicity" centered on 'events' and the bigger question of events in general that we do Q&A pushes around 'specific events' and there are two major events ...
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Weekly Chat and topic challenge: Using more than one record type to answer a question | Week of 19 Jan 2018

Here's what's on my mind this week: Why do people settle on just one record to answer their research question? In other venues, I see people asking all the time how many records they need to prove ...

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