Please make sure you read the section on how to list your tags.

What are tags?

In online computer systems terminology, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item’s creator or by its viewer, depending on the system. Tagging was popularized by websites associated with Web 2.0 and is an important feature of many Web 2.0 services.

In short, tags as used by this website are a method of keywording your question. Use it as you would normally use categories, except that you get to create the categories! You can include as many tags as you would like for each post, thereby reducing the need to make duplicate posts of the same content. Using proper and correct tags will enable your question in getting an acceptable answer more quickly.

How to List Your Tag

While you can create your own tags, there are some best practices that will enable you to get the most from those tags…

All tags should be separated by a comma.
  1. Phrases:
    Tags can be more then just a word… they can be a phrase. Ex. Court Records
  2. Locations:
    Tags can be places. In this case, we suggest you do NOT use commas to separate the town/county/state etc. 

    1. Town: Lebanon Grafton County New Hampshire, Lebanon Grafton County NH
    2. County: Grafton County New Hampshire, Grafton County NH
    3. State:  New Hampshire, NH

    You can of course utilize  a similar format for countries, provinces, etc.

  3. Names
    It is important that last names appear separately as a tag to make the most of keywording.

Choosing the Right Tags

The most important aspect of tagging is choosing the right keywords and phrases. We suggest you use tags which reflect the type of record you’re looking for, the last names of the people mentioned in the question,  and/or locations only if it would help in answering your question.