If bagpipes are the soundtrack of your genealogy, you probably have some Scottish ancestors. Tina Beaird recently shared with me some resources and methods for tracing your Scottish genealogy.
Southern genealogy research has its share of difficulties. But there is a rich resource that is often overlooked, and it can help you no matter if your ancestor was enslaved, a wealthy plantation owner, or a member of the community: Southern plantation records
Citing sources is one of those things in genealogy research that tends to make us kind of kind of twitchy. We know we should be doing it and we want to do them right... so we tend to stress out about it. But there is a key to thinking about citing sources—and it won't raise our blood pressure.