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Welcome to Yelland Family History
and Genealogy for Everyone

Some of the Surnames on this Site:

Yelland, Creamer, Gill, Kempton, Boreham, Smith, Evans, Rolston, Fairchild,
Henderson, Purdy, Woodland, Stuart, Colter, Leger, Gallant, Gaudet,
Goguen, Sweeting, Jackson, Bayes, Riches, Read, Shehan,
 Sharpe, Baldwin, McKeand, Gagnon, Belliveau, Cormier

Updated Feb 14, 2020 - I am still updating my site at this time. Some of the links do not work. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 for Everyone

DNA Testing Sites






CRI Genics

Software Programs

Family Tree Maker
 Legacy Family Tree
Ancestral Quest
PAF Companion
Reunion (Mac)
MacFamilyTree (Mac)

Genealogy Products
Ancestry Magazine
Family History Store

Everton Publishers JMK GenealogyGifts
Burke's Peerage and Gentry 
House Of Names

Genealogy Online Resources

The Origins Network

Genealogy Sites
Cyndi's List
UK National Archives
Library and Archives Canada
Canadian Genealogy Centre
The Olive Tree

 Some Interesting Links



Genealogy Lists



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with your own personal
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Like I have done with
and your own personal
Email Address
Like mine
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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.

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 Genealogists.
I will continue to add to these links as I find more information
that I feel will be of interest to you.


Genealogy: living in the past lane

 On the right are links to Yelland Family History.

I will continue to update this information and add more
information, links, and photographs as I acquire them.

ďIf you donít know your history,
then you donít know anything.
You are a leaf that doesnít know it is part of a tree.Ē
Michael Crichton


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.


 "Why waste your money looking up your family tree?
 Just go into politics; your opponents will do it for you."

 Mark Twain


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 today,
you have to search yesterday."
 Pearl Buck


 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 his."
Helen Keller


 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.


The difference 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 familiarize yourself with these strange terms, go to the Genealogy Glossary at You should be able to find just about any genealogy term you don't understand.

Think 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 father.
If his father and his wife's daughter had a child,
He would become the grandfather of his brother or sister.

 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 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.

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

Surname List

Name Index

My Ancestors, Including
My Wife's Branches
On My Tree

Yelland, Smith, Henderson, Leger Ancestry Chart

My Yelland Descendants
From South Tawton,
Devon, England

Table of Contents

Surname List

Name Index


A Timeline of William Yelland and his Family from 1797 to 1920

Other Branches
On the Yelland Tree

Creamer, Kempton, Gill, Boreham,
Smith, Evans, Rolston, Fairchild,
Henderson, Purdy, Woodland,
Stuart, Leger, Gallant, Gaudet,
Sweeting, Jackson,
Bayes, Riches, Read,

Shehan, Sharpe, Baldwin,
McKeand, Colter, Gagnon,
Belliveau, Cormier

Other Yelland Families
from Devon, England

Yelland Descendants from Cheriton Bishop

Yelland Families from
Devonport, Stoke Damerel

Yelland Descendants from
South Brent

Yelland Galleries

My Yelland Photo Album

Other Yelland Families

Yelland/Allin/Harvie Album
Found in a Dump
South of  Ottawa, Ontario

Yelland Places
in Devon, England

Lower Yelland Farm

Village of Yelland from Wikipedia

Maps of Yelland Places in Devon

Yelland, Post Office in
Devon, England

131 Yelland Road, Yelland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3EE
01271 860113

My Wife's Family:

The Henderson Branch

Henderson Ancestors

The Leger Branch

Leger Ancestors

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