Ancestry, FindmyPast, MyHeritage: How to save money on modern genealogy

Save money while discovering generations of family history

By Mark Connolly

Ancestry, FindmyPast, MyHeritage and other fee paying genealogy services make researching you family’s past a lot easier. What used to take many years of painstaking research can still take many long nights of frustration but it can be done from your own home rather than racking up air miles. However, there are many pitfalls to avoid as they can still cost you a small fortune.

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Scots Irish Americans: Swapping Frontiers

Scots Irish Americans:  Swapping Frontiers

By Mark Connolly

Scots Irish Americans are descendants of expert frontiersmen and women. For centuries they defended Scotland’s border with England as elite light cavalry, then when peace arrived they moved to protecting Scottish and English protestants in the north of Ireland from native catholic Irish attacks. They moved to America with a deep sense of betrayal after rents increased despite guarantees given by the new British State. If you are protestant and one of over 30 million Americans who have Irish ancestry, you likely descend from them.

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Scotland’s American Revolution

Scotland’s American Revolution

By Mark Connolly

Scotland’s American Revolution began in the Fall of 1759. Benjamin Franklin – then Colonial Envoy to Great Britain for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Georgia – made his first reported trip north to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. He spent the next two months enjoying good friends and good company in the taverns and meeting houses of a city that played no small part in the new political, social and economic ideas that would dominate the American Revolution.  

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