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Types of Land Records Helpful to Genealogists. When I first started out in genealogy, I thought of land as being bought and sold between two individuals (so some sort of deed was created) and I thought of homesteads (but I had no idea what records were created). Later I realized this was only the tip of the iceberg. So, what are some other types of land records that make up the rest of the iceberg?

How Historical Events Shaped Our Ancestors' Lives - The California Gold Rush. The Civil War. The Influenza Epidemic. There are so many major historical events that shaped our ancestors' lives. Join Crista Cowan for a look at how to determine which historical events may have affected your ancestors and where to learn more about them.

Very good! How to Organize your old photos

How To Organize Old Photographs -

How Do I Prove It? 3rd Edition by Dr. Penelope Christensen

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Tips for photographing headstones for genealogy research and documentation. Tips for Photographing Gravestones

When you hear important family records have been destroyed, don’t lose hope in finding what you’re looking for. Here are four things to do when you’re told that the courthouse burned and the records were destroyed -

There’s a Fire! Remain Calm!

Questions to help you write your own personal history. Fun stuff! I would love to know this stuff about my grandparents.

This Is Me Challenge--LDS Version: Personal History In Depth

Genealogy Humor from Twisted Twigs On Gnarled Branches Genealogy

Tips for writing that family History. Step by step. You might think you can't write the family history, but really you can, the key is to start simple. The main purpose is to get the information (names, dates, places, events) down in some written form...

Tips for Writing that Family History |

I'd march into Hell as long as someone is playing the bagpipes!

This Is A Scot - Courtesy of Scotland Rising. (Mostly English ancestry but Scottish is excellent as well!)

KILT--what happened to the last person who called it a skirt ...Hahaha! that is GrEatLy HarAriouS!!!

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Hmmmm... I am of Scottish descent and this describes me perfectly! Guess I am more Scottish than I thought!

Varieties and synonymes of surnames and Christian Names in Ireland

Free Family History Bundle Finally Released! (Software, Pedigree Chart, Family Group Record, Getting Started, Websites, Free Printables and ...

Our new book, Unofficial Guide to, is now on pre-order!

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a collection of 50 ideas for fun and frugal family nights that don’t involve turning on the T.V.

My eBook Release!

Celtic map. Celts or Kelts were an ethno-linguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the those elements remains controversial. Today, the term Celtic generally refers to the languages and respective cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany, also known as the Six Celtic Nations. These are the regions where four Celtic languages are still spoken.

Celt Appeal, The Celtic Realm - National Geographic Magazine