Updated Our Quaker Ancestors Brings Records Closer to the Researcher

Updated Our Quaker Ancestors Brings Records Closer to the Researcher

Many persons living today have Quaker ancestors—even though these descendants are not themselves members of the Society of Friends. Quaker records are voluminous, but, owing to the structure and concerns of the Society, they require prior explanation. And this is precisely what Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records, by the late Ellen and[…]Read more

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New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

New Publication Connects Americans to their Irish and Scottish Forebears

The new consolidated edition of Scots-Irish Links [1575-1875], by David Dobson identifies over 15,000 Scots-Irish inhabitants of the Ulster Plantation, and the indexes to those two volumes name an astounding 33,000 people connected to those inhabitants. Of course, even those numbers cannot compare with the wave of Scots who transplanted to Ireland. In the 17th-century[…]Read more

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SCOTS-IRISH LINKS, 1525-1825: CONSOLIDATED & INDEXED EDITION. In Two Volumes

SCOTS-IRISH LINKS, 1525-1825: CONSOLIDATED & INDEXED EDITION. In Two Volumes – By Dr. David Dobson

The term “Scots-Irish” refers to the descendants of the Scottish emigrants who migrated to the Irish Province of Ulster at the behest of the English crown. The Plantation of Ulster by Scots beginning in 1606 is a well-known established fact. While most of settlers were from the Scottish Lowlands, some, especially in the late sixteenth[…]Read more

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Joseph Lee Boyle Completes Multiple Series of Runaway Servant Newspaper Ads

Joseph Lee Boyle Completes Multiple Series of Runaway Servant Newspaper Ads

No one is as familiar with personal ads placed in colonial newspapers as Joseph Lee Boyle. The retired head ranger at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, historic park, Mr. Boyle has spent a decade reading the classified ads that ran in 18th-century American newspapers from New England to Maryland. His findings have appeared in 20 indexed[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Books

New Releases Include New Edition of Quaker Genealogy Guidebook

Originally published in 1987, Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records, by Ellen and Thomas Berry, has served as the standard guidebook for persons with Quaker ancestors. Our Quaker Ancestors provides a comprehensive introduction to the rich yet sometimes confusing body of records, repositories, and publications devoted to the Society of Friends. We are[…]Read more

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New Genealogy Books

New Spring 2022 Publications

Coming on the heels of the publication of the two-volume Scots Irish Links, 1525-1825: Consolidated Edition, by David Dobson, we are pleased to announce three other new books by Dr. Dobson. Each of these Spring 2022 titles identifies inhabitants of a different region in Scotland between 1800 and 1850.  Also available now is the latest[…]Read more

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Mitochondrial DNA Tests Disclose Ancient and Modern Indigenous Ancestry

Mitochondrial DNA Tests Disclose Ancient and Modern Indigenous Ancestry

For decades, archeologists and anthropologists have posited that migrants from East Asia populated the Americas by navigating seaworthy crafts in the Pacific Ocean or by crossing over the Bering Sea land bridge that used to connect Asia and Alaska. In recent years genetic testing has confirmed these theories by revealing the existence of haplogroups that[…]Read more

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New Guide to Welsh Research

New Guide to Welsh Research (and more new releases)

Do you have Welsh ancestry?  If so, can you answer the following questions: Which centuries marked the greatest waves of emigration from Wales? What were the dominant religious denominations in Wales prior to 1900? Why is knowledge of a Welsh ancestor’s maiden name helpful in pinpointing a family’s location in Wales? When did civil registration[…]Read more

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National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

National Genealogical Society Quarterly Gives Strong Endorsement to Sixth Edition of Paul Heinegg’s Free African Americans of NC, VA & SC from the Colonial Period to About 1820

The following review appeared in the March 2022 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, pages 67-68 “Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820. 3 volumes. 6th edition. By Paul Heinegg. Published for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; 3600 Clipper Mill Road; Suite[…]Read more

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Determining Native American Ancestry with DNA Relies on Population Genetics

Determining Native American Ancestry with DNA Relies on Population Genetics

In the following segment from DNA for Native American Genealogy, author Roberta Estes explains the percentage of Native DNA one is likely to possess and how the science of population genetics comes into play in establishing that relationship. “How Much of Them is in Me?” As discussed earlier, while everyone inherits exactly half of each[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Ancestry

New Book Lays Out Ground Rules for Determining Native American Ancestry

Our new publication, DNA for Native American Ancestry, by Roberta Estes, begins by discussing fundamental issues involved in establishing Native American heritage. The author first defines the concept of “indigenous people.” She then answers questions like “Can DNA Results Identify a Tribe?” and “Can I Join a Tribe?”. Another section covers the requirements and benefits[…]Read more

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