Monday, November 30, 2009

Some Interesting Family History Articles

Here are 3 genealogical articles I have recently read that you may find interesting. The first is an article from the BBC Online explaining why people are interested in doing family history research in Scotland. Personally, I love the records kept in Scotland as they usually provide more information than the ones held in England. You can usually find more information such as the mother's maiden name as an example.

The second article has to do with DNA research in regards to genealogy. This is a fascinating area on it's own. The article is a transcription from a radio interview from PRI.

The third has to do with an area that I really enjoy myself - Mayflower descendants. From what I can tell, I am not descended from any line that came across on the Mayflower, but the article still hold your interest.

What is the appeal of Scottish identity? For the past 10 months thousands of people of Scottish descent have been heeding a call to return "home" for a visit. What is the appeal of the Scottish identity? BBC News

Tracing genetic genealogy on a global scale Tracing the paths of human migration through DNA to determine our origins and how we came to be so diverse.
Public Radio International

genealogy requires much digging to unearth past Think you may be a Mayflower descendant? Roll up your sleeves. You have some work to do. According to Deb Miller, former assistant governor the Susquehanna Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, joining the Society of Mayflower Descendants requires much more than stories passed down from generation to generation. By DAVID THOMPSON

I am always on the look out for articles about family history and genealogy, so if you find something that catches your eye and that you think others may be interested in seeing, leave a comment and I'll see if I can provide a link. Also, if you are writing articles about genealogy, drop in a comment and I'll see about getting more readers for you as well.

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