Melissa Slate

Articles Contributed
  • Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns
  • What Are the Confederate Amnesty Papers?
  • What is Paleography?
  • The Role of Genealogy in History
  • Building Your Genealogy Website
  • Gathering Family Data
  • Finding Clues through Fraternal Links
  • The Pineapple as a Symbol of Colonial Prosperity
  • Early Colonial Life
  • Using DNA to Find Your Surname
  • Benefits of Lineage Societies
  • The First Eight Counties of the Colonies
  • Independence Was Not Free
  • Celebrate Juneteenth
  • Our American Flag: Truth and Fiction
  • Black Cherokee
  • Folklore as an Overlooked Resource in Genealogy
  • Medicine in Rural Appalachia
  • Century-Old Tombstone Found on Houseboat
  • Mother's Day: More than a Commercial Holiday
  • Treasure for Genealogists
  • The European Roots of Groundhog Day
  • Babes in the Mines
  • The Legend of Virginia Dare
  • The Ancestor's Christmas
  • Genealogy Education
  • National Orphan Train Complex Opens
  • The First Family of New England
  • Emigrant Aid Societies
  • Meet Me at the Courthouse
  • They Came and They Went: Extinct Counties of Virginia
  • Forgotten Records: Tapping the Power of Civil War Income Tax Records
  • Who Were the Scotch-Irish?
  • Where Did They Go?
  • The Wilderness Road
  • The First Germans at Jamestown
  • Social Customs of our Ancestors Birthdays
  • Genetic Health Problem Found in Famous Feud Family
  • Early Marriage Customs
  • Genealogy of the Virginias
  • Appalachia: Culture of the First Western Frontier
  • Civil War POW Records
  • Celebrating Women's History Month
  • Brick Wall Ancestors: How to Uncover the Past
  • Land and Property Search Jargon: How to Know What They're Talking About
  • From Prose to Form: Making Your Family History Come Alive
  • The National Road An Enduring American Icon
  • Illuminating the Darkness
  • The Headright Land System of Virginia
  • History of the Pennsylvania Dutch
  • What are Huguenots?
  • History of Land Records in the United States
  • The Forgotten State of the United States
  • The Life of the Coal Miner
  • What Is a Melungeon?
  • The Skeleton in the Closet
  • Farming the Census: Clues to Your Ancestors’ Lifestyle
  • Sacrifice and Challenge: Life in a Coal Mining Camp
  • Black Gold: Finding Coal Mining Records in Your Ancestor Hunt
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