Top Ten Posts: 2016 2

2016 was a busy year here at IDG, we added new writers and lost a few as well. One thing that remains consistent is our goal in providing our readers with quality blog posts.

The following posts were our top 10 posts read in 2016.

  1. Irregular Marriages by Christine Woodcock
  2. Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern by Christine Woodcock
  3. Extract or Abstract? Both Are Vital Skills by Michelle Goodrum
  4. “You left the bodies, and you only moved the headstones!” by Jennifer Alford
  5. Five Common Genealogical Mistakes to Avoid When Using Census Records by Jenny Lanctot
  6. Did You Have Covenanter Ancestors? by Christine Woodcock
  7. On Your Own: How to Design and Construct a Family History Book to Inform and Captivate Readers byMichelle Goodrum
  8. Lowland Clearances by Christine Woodcock
  9. The Scots as a Military Strategy by Christine Woodcock
  10. Researching Scottish Jacobite Ancestors by Christine Woodcock

About Terri O'Connell

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel (, a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at, or you can find her at for all things genealogy. Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist.

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