Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy & the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)

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Using DNA to find your family heritage has become an everyday topic of conversation. If you haven’t personally sent a saliva sample in the mail, you know someone who has. And you can barely miss a day without seeing a commercial from Ancestry…
Sale on Georgia Frontier

48-Hour Savings on The Georgia Frontier--Three-Volume Collection of Genealogies

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(Introductory price in effect until 11:59 PM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018) Following General James Oglethorpe's initial settling of Europeans from England, Scotland, and the Palatine to the Georgia Colony and the dissolution of the Georgia…
Census Substitutions

“Census Substitutes,” by the late Carolyn Barkley

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This article originally appeared on our prior website/blog in March 2010.  It is reprinted here with minor alterations. In January of 2010, Ancestry.com announced to its subscribers the introduction of the “1950 Census Substitute” and…
Saint John's Church 1835

“Parish Vestry Books Mitigate Lost Virginia County Records,” by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

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With the transcription and publication of The Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786 [Virginia] the last of the colonial Virginia vestry books is accessible to researchers. Complete with an every-name index for ease in finding persons, this…
Good King Wenceslaus

Are Your Related to “Good King Wenceslaus”?

Millions of us sing the praises of “Good King Wenceslaus” every Christmas, but how many of us know anything about Wenceslaus the man and the saint. The following account, adapted from pp. 555-556 of Mr. Alan J. Komon’s book A Who’s…
North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998(21)

Indexes and Abstracts of North Carolina Wills

Prior to 1868, the procedure for proving and recording wills in North Carolina changed on a number of occasions. From the colony's 17th-century beginnings until about 1795, a will could be proved before the county court of pleas, the quarter…
NANCY HART, GEORGIA HEROINE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

NANCY HART, GEORGIA HEROINE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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The following account of Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart of Georgia is excerpted from our new book, Women Patriots of the American Revolution, by Jack Crowder. Mr. Crowder highlights about 90 women who went beyond the norm in supporting…