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Ancestry, FindmyPast, MyHeritage: How to save money and get free storage

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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How DNA led me to Robert the Bruce and an understanding of true freedom

How DNA helped me and what it can do for you
Age 2 with the Ochils in the background

I grew up just outside of Stirling, the longtime home of Scotland’s royal family before they shut-up-shop and took up a more lucrative gig in London. Its castle stands in the shadow of the Ochil Hills and the more distant Highland peaks. Bannockburn, Stirling Bridge, the Wallace monument and many other pivotal Scottish moments happened within earshot; even the early Scottish colony of Nova Scotia was ‘founded’ by the 1st Earl at the castle across the road from my elementary school.

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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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