Maine genealogy

“Genealogical Resources in Maine,” by Denise R. Larson. Part Two

(In the first installment of this article, Denise Larson described the historical forces and settlement patterns that form the background to Maine genealogy. In the concluding installment, she offers excellent “how-to’ and “where-to” guidance concerning how to conduct Maine genealogical research.) Great Places to Do Genealogy in Maine Of particular note in the search for[…]Read more

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Maine Genealogy

“Genealogical Resources in Maine,” by Denise R. Larson. Part One

Just as the Smithsonian is said to be the nation’s attic, Maine is New England’s attic. Among Maine’s many treasures and whatnots are several early nineteenth-century embroidery samplers that are more than elaborate fruits and flowers surrounding a carefully stitched alphabet. The fine silk threads sewn into the linen of these special samplers sketch family[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond

Excerpt from Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, by David Dobson

Today we are highlighting the first of several sections from Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The product of Mr. Dobson’s fifty years of research in Scotland, the British Isles, continental Europe and beyond, this new book is guaranteed to introduce researchers with Scottish ancestry to sources they’ve never laid[…]Read more

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Copyright vs. Plagiarism vs. Fair Use

Copyright vs. Plagiarism vs. Fair Use, by Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL

Excerpted from Judy G. Russell, “Copyright and Fair Use,” Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed.,  Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2018), 149–72. COPYRIGHT VS. PLAGIARISM Copyright and plagiarism are distinct concepts. The major differences are these: Copyright is a legal construct that takes the form of exclusive rights held by the copyright[…]Read more

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Ontario, Canada, Genealogy Research

Genealogy at a Glance: Ontario, Canada, Genealogy Research

By Lorine McGinnis Schulze Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, was a wilderness until 1782, when thousands of Loyalists from the United States—fleeing the colonies after the American Revolution—settled along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. They were soon joined by Swiss Mennonites from Pennsylvania, and in the 19th century by emigrants[…]Read more

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National Genealogical Society’s Virtual Conference

Check out the National Genealogical Society’s Virtual Conference

Like most genealogical societies, the National Genealogical Society will be holding its annual conference virtually this year. In fact the 2021 conference is literally days away (May 17-21). Here’s NGS’ vision for this year’s event: “Learn new strategies, resources, records, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family[…]Read more

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Complete Coverage of Scottish Church and Religious Records in New Guidebook

One of the important features of Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, is a comprehensive chapter on Scottish church and other religious records.  In addition to the Church of Scotland, the author covers more than a dozen denominations and smaller sects, explaining the historical origins of each church or sect[…]Read more

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Royal Descents

You May Have Royal Cousins!

What do you and Prince Harry and HRH Prince William have in common? The exciting possibility is that you and they are cousins, as well as cousins to both of their royal parents. In the film The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Mary Boleyn is depicted as having had a five-year relationship as the mistress of Henry VIII, King of England, despite her marriage to William[…]Read more

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