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Checklist from the beginnings days of WPGS.
Uploaded: 26 July 2018
Download this FREE 8-page list of research tips and resources from Family Tree Magazine.
Uploaded: 3 March 2020
In the middle of the 18th century, couples had to reach the age of 21 before they could marry without their parents' consent and their marriage had to take place in a church. However, Scottish law different: you could marry on the spot, in a simple “marriage by declaration” or “handfasting” ceremony, only requiring two witnesses and assurances from the couple that they were both free to marry. Gretna Green was the first village in Scotland and conveniently situated on the main route from London into Scotland. Read about Gretna Greens in America.
Uploaded: 13 February 2018
Growing Your Genealogy Power by Debbie Kapp, Oct-Nov Jots 2008
Uploaded: 4 April 2018
Cultivating an Atmosphere of Healthy Skepticism by Debbie Kapp, Dec 2008-Jan 2009 Jots Newsletter
Uploaded: 4 April 2018
Keeping Your Research Files Organized, by Debbie Kapp, Feb-Mar 2009 Jots Newsletter
Uploaded: 4 April 2018
Publishing Your Family History/Genealogy compiled by Ginny Guttendorf (1978), revised 1985.
Uploaded: 23 May 2018
Discover Your Roots is an annual guide to getting started in genealogy research, with articles written by seasoned genealogists sharing how to best research your ancestors, make the use of online resources, tips for organizing your research and more. Family Tree University has pulled the most popular articles from the last few years of Discover Your Roots and put them into this eBook, The Best of Discover Your Roots. This free eBook contains all of the best secrets from Discover Your Roots, with something to help any genealogist in their family tree research. Source: https://www.familytreemagazine.com/freebie/best-discover-roots/
Uploaded: 11 February 2018
Many people may be surprised to learn that WPGS maintains an approximately 5,000+ volume library of genealogical resources and offers volunteers to assist researchers in the library several days a week. If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of researching within our physical library located within the Pennsylvania Department on the third floor of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland Branch, we’d like to introduce you to the resources WPGS has to offer you.
Uploaded: 18 March 2018