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Early Notices of the Surname Young in Culross and Tulliallan

Some notices of the surname Young in the adjoining parishes of Culross and Tulliallan, Fife, Scotland, before the beginning of Parish Registers (Culross, 1641; Tulliallan, 1674)

1578 - John Young in Culross sought protection from the Privy Council against a false accusation of cattle theft.

(Register of the Privy Council)

1586 - Henry Young and John Young listed as landholders in Culross. Henry's land was called "Brewland".

(Registrum Magnum Sigilli, Charter…


Added by James Young on December 14, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vaughn's from Virginia

My ggg grandfather Johnson Vaughn recently discovered he was born 1780 VA. I know one of his children's death certificate states married a Mary Griffin in VA. I do not know her birth or death dates or places. Or when they married. Help

Added by Eluzabeth Vaughn on December 7, 2017 at 5:42pm — No Comments


I would like contact with any descendant of Samuel Riley Thomas and Elizabeth Ellis Thomas, who were born in Ky.  Samuel was born in Pendelton County ca the first third of the 19th century.

Added by June L.. Davis on November 19, 2017 at 1:18am — No Comments

Youngs in Tulliallan Parish, Perthshire, Scotland, 1841

At the census of 1841 there were twenty individuals surnamed Young in Tulliallan Parish, Perthshire (since 1891 in Fife). At this census, the first undertaken in the UK, information collected was minimal. Familial relationships and birthplace were left out. They were added at the next census in 1851.

(John Street?)

Christian Primrose, 30

Andrew Young, 12

John Young, 9

Alexander Young, 7

Euphemia Young, 2

[Christian Primrose continued to use her…


Added by James Young on November 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Youngs in Culross parish, Perthshire, 1694

A list of people surnamed Young in Culross Parish, Perthshire, in the Hearth Tax returns of 1694. The list includes Youngs living in the burgh of Kincardine which was transferred from Culross Parish to neighbouring Tulliallan Parish in 1672.

Culross and Tulliallan Parishes are now part of the county of Fife, Scotland.

John Sands of Langsyde and James Young

[Sands of Langside was a "small laird". Perhaps James Young was a farm labourer who lived on the…


Added by James Young on November 13, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Different Approach...... Is It Needed


A Different Approach.... Is iIt Needed

It seems there are so many sites out there that researchers, yes even older researchers are getting a bit frustrated.

My serious concern is the loss of with their surname files and  lists for regions you can share your data with people with.  Have not heard how New York is doing with our records either. Now that is a state of major need for me on four lines.  

So reading NGS, NEHGS and…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 1, 2017 at 8:39pm — No Comments

IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide: “Researching in School Records” by Melissa Barker


October 10, 2017 | Utica, OH



IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide:

“Researching in School…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 11, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

What are your genealogy goals? One of my most important is breaking down those Brick Walls!

As an introductory post, I felt this was an appropriate subject.  After all, as a genealogist or family historian, your overall goal is to fill in as much of the family tree as possible; to find out who the people were who are responsible for your very existence!  Brick Walls in your tree prevent that, which is obviously frustrating.  I want to talk about some of my own brick walls, and perhaps some things that have helped me break through previous brick walls.  Do you have information for…


Added by Dee Spencer on October 9, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Wade Hampton Borin-Saint Names on Marriage Certificates West Virginia

It is not possible that “John” was Oliver Burden’s saint name as has been suggested.  Saint names were never placed on marriage certificates according to the Director of Archives and Records, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in Wheeling, West Virginia.  

"Regarding Saint Names on Marriage Certificates

 Gilot, Jon-Eric (…


Added by Tom Driver on September 10, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Wade Hampton Borin

My great grand father was Wade Hampton Borin.  His father was John Borin, as indicated on Wade's marriage…


Added by Tom Driver on September 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Joshua Hewitts parents

I am related to the watchmakers in Prescot.  I have been able to sort about a few links, the main problem at the moment is that of Joshua Hewitt  1786-1839. his parents. I cannot find them anywhere.

Added by philip hewitt on August 30, 2017 at 3:06am — No Comments

New guy on the block

Hello to all of you in the genealogy wise group!

My name is Mike Napper and I have been doing research on my family for some time. I have learned that what is written is not always true and a lot of errors occurred in census data recording between the questions asked and interpretation of the answers received. It has been my experience to hit hot spots and really gain information and to turn around and crash into a  brick wall making no progress. I don't give up; but,…


Added by Michael Napper on August 15, 2017 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern “Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors”

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

“Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors” by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG

This webinar will provide an overview of the probate process, the genealogical information that can be found in a slaveholding estate, and related records that a probate proceeding may point to.



Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 7, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform

MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform …


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 3, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Samuel Flint husband of Mary Morris

I cannot find anything on these two, my 3rd Great Grandparents.  When their son, Walter Morris Flint was born they were in Dracut, Billerica, Tewksbury area.  Birth date of Walter was Jan. 1, 1831-1833. It varies by record.  Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Meredeth

Added by Meredeth D Mann on July 14, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Walter Morris Flint son of Samuel Flint and Mary Morris

My 2nd ggfather Walter was born on Jan 1, 1831-1833, in either Dracut,  Billerica or Tewksbury Mass., depending on the document.  I can find nothing on his parents.  Any information on Samuel or Mary or suggestions as to where to look would be so helpful. Thanks,

Meredeth Mann

Added by Meredeth D Mann on July 14, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments

Winmill / Windmill

Any one still working on the Robert & Eliza Winmill or Windmill Family Tree living in Buckingham. 1880's

 Would like any info you have found.

Added by Sue Windmill on July 11, 2017 at 9:14am — No Comments


I have looked for info on George a eichstedt born july 13 1851 in Germany, maybe danzig starting in 1999. I have come away empty. I still no not his parents names or if he had sisters and brothers. he left Germany in sept 1869 on ship combria to new York us. he married adalina garbe in Stillwater mn on march 1876. they moved to grafton ne in 1880. I am at a loss to who geore was and his life in Germany.

Added by judy eichstedt on July 10, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green, yes, I said 50 shades of Green. It is less than 10 miles from our home. 

It is a great drive to enjoy and take in the many, many shades…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 2, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Why I Believe Francis Cooke Was English


    The reason for this article came about after a rather public argument I had with a person who is considered the greatest authority on the history of all things Mayflower and the Scrooby movement and the Walloon church. I myself believe this to be true to an extent. I did find him to be mistaken in a couple of matters that I have researched most diligently. He had made the statement and published it in books that Francis Cooke of the Mayflower was a Walloon. I vigorously disagree…


Added by Gerald S. Hayes U.E. on May 12, 2017 at 10:25pm — No Comments

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