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The following genealogy information is presented in the form of a book published in 1999. The text and formatting appears as it does in the book.

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The Ancestry of Bart Welch -- The entire book of seventy pages. It is an eight megabyte file and will take perhaps over an hour to download with a typical 56K modem.

Table of Contents -- Two pages list the contents of the book.

Bart's Family Tree -- A two page table listing 161ancestors, extending back thirty-one generations, linking them in a tree-like fashion. 

family Bruce -- Five pages on the Scottish family Bruce, the most notable of which was Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.

family Cathey -- Five pages on family Cathey of Scotland and Ireland. The first American was James Cathey (ca. 1685-1764) -- born Northern Ireland; emigrated to America 1715; migrated to Virginia, then to North Carolina; family latter settled in Haywood County, N.C.

family Dillard -- Five pages on family Dillard. The first American was George Dillard (ca 1630-ca1740) -- early settler of the Virginia Colony, arriving in 1650; the family lived in Virginia for several generations.

God-Kings, and the Kings of Kent & Wessex -- Five pages on roots of English and Scottish royalty extending back to the 4th century, A.D. Significant persons discussed are Alfred the Great and Saint Margaret

family Love -- Six pages on family Love. The first identified American is Samuel Love (ca 1739-1781) -- early resident of Virginia. His children include Colonel Robert Love of Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C.

Other Families -- Five pages combined on families Aldin, Hyatt, Ingraham, Nalle, and Webb.

family Plott -- Two pages on family Plott. The first American was Johannes Plott -- born 1734 in Batavia, Germany; emigrated in 1750; settled in N.C.

Scottish Kings of Dalriada & House of Alpin -- Three pages on roots of Scottish royalty extending back to the 5th century, A.D. 

family Vance -- Seven pages on family Vance. Includes historic roots as Goths and Scots. First American was Patrick H. Vance ( -1803) -- born in Ireland; came to America in mid-1750's; lived in Pennsylvania, then later N.C.

family Welch -- Twenty-two pages on family Welch. The first identified American is John Welch (ca. 1768-1828) -- married Elizabeth Ingraham in Virginia, ca 1795; later settled in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C.; then moved to moved to Missouri. 

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