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MacGregor Clan Proscription

An excerpt from W. Croft Dickinson's <br>"Scotland from the Earliest Times to 1603"<br>(1977, Clarendon Press)<p>Chapter-heading - The Rule of James VI and the …

Mystery surrounds fascinating family history unearthed through research

Scandal and intrigue was uncovered when the ancestry of a South East Cornwall based family was researched, with a relative discovering that his …

These Never-Delivered Letters Are Giving Us a Window into 17th Century Europe

Connect with Us<p>These Never-Delivered Letters Are Giving Us a Window into 17th Century Europe<p>An old trunk containing more than 2,600 undelivered …

The Complicated Lives of the Poor

The Georgian Poor Laws in England<p><b>This article is another result of time spent – never wasted – sorting through neglected shelves and boxes in</b> …

i bought these giant plastic sunflowers for a little thing im workin' on and its truly stupid how giddy i am about finding them …

7 Places to Find Photographs of Your Ancestors

<b>Guest Article by Lisa Lisson, Genealogist & Family Historian</b><p>All genealogists wish for photographs of their ancestors. When we look at their …

I never thought about this before…

your roots-Genealogy is a very serious hobby for my cousin. Already 5800 people have been found!!!<p>See more<p>All royals family tree - family tree …

10 million parish records free online for March

Ten million historical records from Catholic parishes throughout Ireland have been published online.<p>Spanning 260 years, they have been indexed from …

named | Suprageography

named is a little website that I have recently co-written as part of an ongoing ESRC-funded project on UK surnames that we are conducting here at UCL …

A Visual Guide to Common Cemetery Symbols

Put aside everything horror movies have ever taught you about cemeteries and you’ll find that the final resting places of our dearly departed can be …

Atlas Obscura

How to Determine the Age of a Photograph

If you have a box of unlabeled photographs in your basement or attic, you aren't alone. Most families pass down photos that aren't labeled, and it …

Genealogy

Ancestral Stories ~ You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Case in point. Our family as known for over a hundred years that our grandmother, Eliza Sampson, was from France and that her husband Henry …

Genealogy

Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'

<b>Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered.</b><p>The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.<p>The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th …

Archaeology

A gene sequencer that fits in your pocket

Fast, portable DNA tests are a powerful new tool for fighting disease — and more

DNA

In Pictures: How Walsall has dramatically changed over the decades

Walsall may boast a modern streetscene today, but it’s a lot older than many people realise.<p>Although its first undisputed, written reference was in …

Birmingham, UK

Shrapnel and Shelletta: Baby Names and their Links to War, Remembrance and Commemoration

In these weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, my thoughts turned to some research I first undertook in 2011 around baby names. In particular the …

African American family records from era of slavery to be available free online

A million and a half handwritten records compiled about newly freed slaves in the 1860s will be a treasure trove for those seeking to trace their ancestry<p>Millions of African Americans will soon be able to trace their families through the era of slavery, some to the countries from which their …

As Gypsies gather in Ewell to pay their final respects today - 10 facts you may not know about Gypsy funerals

As hundreds of Gypsies gather in Ewell today to pay their respects to Sylvie Smith, we look at the facts about Gypsy funerals past and present.<p>1 - …

What do N R W Sup and Imp mean on a criminal register?

Articles on the History of Essex, Researching your Ancestors, and British History<p>What do <i>N R W Sup</i> and <i>Imp</i> mean on a criminal register?<p>Picking oakum at …

WaywardWomen

Convict prisons kept some of the best records about prisoners in the nineteenth century. They tell us where prisoners came from, what they did for a …

Extraordinary Roman arcade found in Colchester is ‘greatest find of its kind’

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 07:53 15 February 2016 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 07:53 15 February 2016<p>The remains of a Roman Monumental Arcade, which formed part of the gateway to …

20 Perfectly Re-Colored Photos That Shed Light On The Past

EMGN<p>Up until the 1970s almost all photography was black and white, giving its subjects a filter that we now interpret as distant and historical. Now, …

Geneageek

1853 – Kelso <i>(birth of son – parish record)</i><p>1857 – Forrestfield, Kelso <i>(marriage to 2nd wife)</i><p>1858 – 9 Forrest Field, Kelso <i>(birth of daughter)</i><p>1860 – 9 …

Know Your Archives Websites

Have you ever talked with a genealogy buddy about an archives website that you both love… and 3 minutes into the conversation you realize you’re …

Genealogy

The Forgotten, Macabre World of Mourning Jewelry

If wearing a bracelet made from a dead person’s hair sounds macabre, it’s helpful to remember it was a different era.<p>In our selfie-filled world where every phone is a camera and every phone-owner an amateur photographer, it’s hard to imagine our daily lives devoid of taking pictures. How can this …

Jewelry

10 Times History Was Captured in Living Color

People have been trying to capture color images since Louis Daguerre first pointed a lens at a street and waited 10 minutes for the plate to expose. …

History

How to Become a Professional Genealogist

Steps to Becoming a Professional Researcher<p>by Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS<p>A few years ago whenever I was asked how I became a professional genealogist, …

The 11 Million Free Immigration Records You May Have Completely Overlooked

When Annie Moore and her two Irish brothers became the first immigrants to pass through Ellis Island in 1892 they quickly made their way into the …

Immigration