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Genealogy...it's not a
hobby, it's an obsession.
Only a Genealogist
regards a step backwards as progress.
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Genealogy: A hay stack
full of needles.
It's the threads I need.
are links to Genealogy
These are links to information that
I feel is important to both
beginner and advanced Family
Historians and Genealogists.
I will continue to add to these
links as I
find more information
will be of interest to you.
Genealogy: living in
the past lane
right are links
to Yelland Family History.
I will continue to update
this information and add more
information, links, and photographs as I acquire
"If you don't know your
then you don't know anything.
You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
The Internet has made genealogy much easier and faster by
providing many online resources, allowing us to quickly and
easily find a lot of information about our ancestors.
waste your money looking up your family tree?
Just go into politics; your opponents will do it for you."
Through genealogy, you can go
back into history to meet people who have had more influence on
your life than any others -- your ancestors. And the better you
get to know your ancestors, the better you will get to know
yourself: the who's, what's, and why's of you.
Old genealogists never
die, they just lose their census.
A few tips to get
you started on your own Family Tree.
The best place to start is with yourself.
Write down all your
information; such as, Birth, Baptism, Graduation, Degrees,
Marriage, Spouse and the same
information for your
Children; and also include the
places where these events occurred.
"If you want to understand
you have to search yesterday."
Be sure to interview your relatives, especially the older ones.
They may have information about your ancestors that you won't
find on the Internet or in any database. Make sure to write
everything down or record it for future reference.
"There is no king who
has not had a slave among his
ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among
Some documents you
might find that will certainly aid your
research are: Birth, Marriage, and
Death certificates; obituaries; memorials; family bibles; school/university
graduation certificates and awards; military service records;
business papers; immigration papers; travel documents; diaries;
address books; birthday books; old photographs (Label them while
you or someone else knows who the people are.); letters and
postcards; newspaper clippings; family memoirs; and family
histories written by other family members.
between Goldilocks and a genealogist -
A genealogist is
interested in forebears.
For the new genealogist, there are many
genealogy terms that may be strange to you.
To get a good list of these terms go to
Genealogy.com. You should be able to find just about any genealogy term
you don't understand.
About This One!
A man married a woman who
had an adult daughter.
His father married the daughter.
His wife's daughter becomes his mother
And his father
becomes his son.
His wife becomes the mother-in-law of his
If his father and his wife's daughter had a
He would become the grandfather of his brother or
Your family tree is the nucleus of your family history research
and putting it together can often be an exciting journey that
can play out like a detective story. Maintaining this family
tree information that you accumulate on paper notes may quickly
become overwhelming, so,
you will need to use a
software program to help you keep track of the individuals in
your family tree.
There are many genealogy programs available to
accomplish this. On the left side of this page are a few
choices of genealogy software programs for you to look at and decide which is best for you.
Remember, genealogy is a journey, not a destination.
Realize that you will never be "done" with your quest.
Yelland Family History
Where did we come from?
My Yelland Ancestors
Table of Contents
My Ancestors, Including
On My Tree
Smith, Henderson, Leger Ancestry
My Yelland Descendants
Table of Contents
A Timeline of William
Yelland and Family from 1797 to 1920
On the Yelland Tree
Kempton, Gill, Boreham,
Yelland Descendants from Cheriton
Yelland Families from
Devonport, Stoke Damerel
My Yelland Photo Album
Found in a Dump
South of Ottawa,
Yelland Forums and
Yelland Message Board
Yelland Genealogy Queries
in Devon, England
Lower Yelland Farm
Yelland from Wikipedia
Maps of Yelland
Yelland, Post Office
131 Yelland Road, Yelland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3EE
The Leger Branch
An Extensive Study on the