Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors, by Patricia Law Hatcher; 155 pg; Paperback; ISBN 1-593312-99-7; Item TP997
When the early colonists came to America, they were braving a new world, with new wonders and difficulties. Family historians beginning the search for their ancestors from this period run into a similar adventure, as research in the colonial period presents a number of exciting challenges that genealogists may not have experienced before.
This book is the key to facing those challenges. Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors leads genealogists to a time when their forebears were under the rule of the English crown, blazing their way in that uncharted territory. Patricia Law Hatcher, FASG, provides a rich image of the world in which those ancestors lived and details the records they left behind. With this book in hand, family historians will be ready to embark on a journey of their own, into the unexplored lines of their colonial past.
Hatcher's book examines life in the colonies. From the earliest settlements through colonial times, this book looks at education, transportation, religion, slavery, and the many other areas that had a major effect on life in early America. With an understanding of colonial life and the records kept during that period, this guidebook shares and describes resources for researching vital and other records available from this time period. Take a look at the complete table of contents listed below to see the resources covered by the author.
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