One of the biggest challenges while doing my dissertation research was recreating Scotch Settlement, the community of Scottish Highlanders that was the subject of my work. There was no contemporary list of residents, so I had to do an awful lot of family history research in America and in Scotland. I've written an article about this experience in the September/October 2012 issue of Family Chronicle. There is also an article on UK place names and another on Scottish online resources.
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