Genealogy and the LawGenealogy and the Law

What does the law have to do with genealogy? Everything! From the records generated to intellectual property and copyright, understanding the law makes for better genealogy. Learn how to use historical laws and copyright in your research with this anytime workshop. Learn more and sign up at Family Tree University.

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June 1st marks the anniversary of Kentucky becoming a state, which means there's 225 years' worth of history - and genealogy! - to explore. Find the records of your Kentucky ancestors with this live class! Register now!

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Scots-Irish Genealogy

The term “Scots-Irish” isn’t anyone who happens to have both Irish and Scottish descendants. It refers to the descendants of Scottish people who moved into Ireland in the 17th Century in and around Ulster. Because there were two migrations - first from Scotland to Ireland, then from Ireland to the Americas, those tracing their ancestors back have unique challenges to contend with.

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