The Trail of the Huguenots in Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Canada

Book Follows French Protestants Throughout the Globe

The 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes by France’s King Louis XIV, prompted a mass exodus of between 400,000 and 2 million French Protestants, i.e., Huguenots. Fearing for their lives, the Huguenots dispersed to the Dutch Republic, Prussia, Denmark, England, South Africa, and the French and English colonies of the New World.  The Huguenot diaspora[…]Read more

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Review of African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, by Margaret D. Pagan, Draws High Praise from University Archivist

Dr. Ida Jones is University Archivist at Morgan State University. She recently prepared the following review of Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927. The review not only summarizes and appraises Mrs. Pagan’s publication but also describes the context for news about African Americans in what had been the[…]Read more

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International Vital Records Handbook

7th Edition of IVRH Guides Researchers to Online Databases

Now in its 7th Edition, the International Vital Records Handbook (IVRH) has always provided researchers with a convenient, current source of application forms for ordering birth, marriage, death, and divorce certificates for decades. The 7th Edition has all the forms and/or addresses researchers need, but it also has been expanded to include information available in[…]Read more

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Encampment of the Loyalists at Johnstown by James Peachey, ca. 1784-1790

The American (Loyalist), by Peter Wilson Coldham

The following article was adapted from the Introduction to Mr. Coldham’s definitive account of the claims awarded to American colonists by the British crown following the Revolutionary War. For more information about events leading to the establishment of the American Claims Commission, as well as thousands of Loyalist sketches of the claimants themselves, see Mr.[…]Read more

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SCOTS-IRISH LINKS, 1525-1825: CONSOLIDATED & INDEXED EDITION. In Two Volumes

SCOTS-IRISH LINKS, 1525-1825: CONSOLIDATED & INDEXED EDITION. In Two Volumes – By Dr. David Dobson

The term “Scots-Irish” refers to the descendants of the Scottish emigrants who migrated to the Irish Province of Ulster at the behest of the English crown. The Plantation of Ulster by Scots beginning in 1606 is a well-known established fact. While most of settlers were from the Scottish Lowlands, some, especially in the late sixteenth[…]Read more

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First Nations in Canada and DNA Testin

First Nations in Canada and DNA Testing

Roberta Estes, author of DNA for Native American Genealogy, has written the following about Canada’s “First Nations.” “The Canadian government recognizes 634 First Nations bands who are similar to tribes in the United States, although the membership criteria is different. These bands comprise more than 2% of Canadian residents. “Like in the United States, benefits[…]Read more

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Mitochondrial DNA Tests Disclose Ancient and Modern Indigenous Ancestry

Mitochondrial DNA Tests Disclose Ancient and Modern Indigenous Ancestry

For decades, archeologists and anthropologists have posited that migrants from East Asia populated the Americas by navigating seaworthy crafts in the Pacific Ocean or by crossing over the Bering Sea land bridge that used to connect Asia and Alaska. In recent years genetic testing has confirmed these theories by revealing the existence of haplogroups that[…]Read more

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