Scottish Wills and Testaments

New Scottish Guidebook Provides Lowdown on Records of Inheritance

Among its many features, Dr. David Dobson’s new book, Scottish Genealogy: Beyond the Basics explains the process of inheritance in Scotland and the terms and locations researchers must reckon with when hunting for them.  Here’s a sample taken from the book:  Scottish Wills and Testaments In Scotland inheritance is controlled by a testament, a term[…]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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New Genealogy Books

New December Releases from Genealogical.com

Check out our new releases for December 2020. Three new genealogy reference works available now from Genealogical.com. “much given to Talk and bad Company.” New-England Runaways, 1704-1754By Joseph Lee Boyle Mr. Boyle, who has heretofore extracted the runaway servant newspaper ads for the Middle Atlantic colonies/states, (MD, DE, NJ, PA & NY), now turns his[…]Read more

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Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820

New, Expanded 6th Edition of Landmark Publication Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina, From the Colonial Period to About 1820

The Third Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia was awarded the American Society of Genealogists’ prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award for the best work of genealogical scholarship published between 1991 and 1994. The new Sixth Edition is Heinegg’s most ambitious effort yet to reconstruct the history of the free African-American communities of[…]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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Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine Score's Endorsement from “Midwest Book Review”

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine Score’s Endorsement from “Midwest Book Review”

We were delighted to see that the prestigious Midwest Book Review published a long and glowing review of J. Michael Cleverley’s book, Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine. We have reprinted it in its entirety below. Reviewer’s Bookwatch: July 2020James A. Cox, Editor-in-ChiefMidwest Book ReviewFamily Stories…and How I Found MineJ. Michael[…]Read more

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Genealogy for kids

Roots for Kids. A GENEALOGY GUIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Joins Roots for Kids. FINDING YOUR FAMILY STORIES

Over the last few weeks we have been telling our readers about Susan Provost Beller’s brand new book, Roots for Kids. Finding Your Family Stories. This beautifully illustrated small book is designed primarily for younger children and provides them with fun activities they can engage in with their parents. Finding Your Family Stories enables children[…]Read more

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Genealogy Book Review

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond Garners More Praise for David Dobson

We recently received three new reviews for David Dobson’s new guidebook, Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. The good notices came from the Midwest Book Review, the long-running genealogy column “Kinsearching,” and Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. We have excerpted the reviews for this issue of “Genealogy Pointers.” “Dobson has compiled an extensive list of the publications and archival records that[…]Read more

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Scottish Genealogy

Groundbreaking Book for Scottish Genealogy

Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and BeyondBy Dr. David Dobson Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond marks the culmination of over fifty years of historical and genealogical research by Dr. David Dobson in archives and libraries throughout Scotland. As one would expect in a Scottish genealogy guidebook, this publication identifies the major sources and repositories for[…]Read more

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Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork.

New! Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition By Joseph F. O Callaghan

Genealogical Publishing Company is pleased to announce its release of the family history, Clan Callaghan: The O Callaghan Family of County Cork. Revised Edition, by Joseph F. O Callaghan. This impeccably researched and stylishly written family history traces the O Callaghans (Callaghan, Callahan) from their mythic beginnings in Ireland to their present-day progeny in County[…]Read more

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