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How would you like to have your own
Web Page ?
with your own personal
Domain Name ?
Like I have done with www.yelland.ca
and your own personal
Like mine email@example.com?
To Find Out How,
Here or the
not a hobby, it's an obsession.
a Genealogist regards a step backwards as
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A hay stack full of needles. It's the
threads I need.
On the left are links to
Genealogy for Everyone.
These are links to
information that I feel is important to both
beginner and advanced Family Historians and
I will continue to add to these links as I find more
that I feel will be of interest to you.
living in the past lane
On the right are links to Yelland Family
continue to update this information and add more
information, links, and photographs as I acquire
ďIf you donít know your
then you donít know anything.
You are a leaf that doesnít know it is part
of a tree.Ē
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
waste your money looking up your family
Just go into politics; your opponents
will do it for you."
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.
genealogists never die, they just lose their
A few tips to get you
started on your own Family Tree.
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."
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 his."
documents you might find that will certainly aid your
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.
difference between Goldilocks and a
genealogist is interested in forebears.
the new genealogist, there are many genealogy terms
that may be strange to you. To familiarize yourself with these strange
terms, go to the Genealogy Glossary at
should be able to find just about any genealogy term you
About This One!
A man married a woman who
had an adult daughter.
His father married the adult 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
He would become the grandfather of his
brother or sister.
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 genealogy 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.
genealogy is a journey, not a destination.
Realize that you will never be "done"
with your quest.
did we come from?
My Wife's Branches
On My Tree
Smith, Henderson, Leger Ancestry Chart
From South Tawton,
Timeline of William Yelland and his Family from 1797
On the Yelland Tree
Creamer, Kempton, Gill, Boreham,
Smith, Evans, Rolston,
Stuart, Leger, Gallant,
Bayes, Riches, Read,
Shehan, Sharpe, Baldwin,
McKeand, Colter, Gagnon,
from Devon, England
Descendants from Cheriton Bishop
Yelland Photo Album
Found in a Dump
in Devon, England
Lower Yelland Farm
Village of Yelland from Wikipedia
Yelland Places in Devon
Post Office in
131 Yelland Road, Yelland,
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3EE
The Leger Branch