Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. Second Edition

Royal News Since the Release of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. 2nd Edition, by Gary Boyd Roberts. PART TWO

(Part One of this article can be found HERE) In early November 2022, various scholars learned of and purchased Weston Pedigree Reconsidered: A Review of Documentation Provided by the College of Arms (2022) by Shawn Henry Potter and Lois Carol Potter. In a much earlier form, parts of this monograph were submitted to the New[…]Read more

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Table of Contents for Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants

Table of Contents for Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants.Second Edition, by Gary Boyd Roberts

The new three-volume, Second Edition of The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States is remarkable in a number of respects. As we have noted previously, Mr. Roberts has added twenty-three new immigrants to the opus, revised the lines of twelve others, and made improvements to about half[…]Read more

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Understanding A Coat of Arms

“Understanding A Coat of Arms,” by the late Carolyn L Barkley

As the genealogist of a Scottish clan organization, I have for many years been frustrated by the notion of a “family coat of arms” and even more frustrated by the sale of such contrivances at Scottish and Celtic games and festivals where the organizers should know better. I strongly believe that you should be knowledgeable[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part Two” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:  Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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DNA for Native American Ancestry

Book Lays Out Ground Rules for Determining Native American Ancestry

DNA for Native American Ancestry, by Roberta Estes, begins by discussing fundamental issues involved in establishing Native American heritage. The author first defines the concept of “indigenous people.” She then answers questions like “Can DNA Results Identify a Tribe?” and “Can I Join a Tribe?”. Another section covers the requirements and benefits of tribal membership,[…]Read more

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Citing the Source of a Source, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Citing the Source of a Source, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

(Excerpted from Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3d ed. rev. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2017), pp. 52, 180, §2.21, 4.6.) In the following excerpt from her acclaimed book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 3rd Edition Revised, Elizabeth Shown Mills explains why researchers should avoid[…]Read more

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Explains and Itemizes Ulster Church Records

Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors Explains and Itemizes Ulster Church Records

Persons looking for Scots-Irish ancestors invariably discover that Ulster church records are a crucial source of information. Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, by William J. Roulston, is the most comprehensive source in the field. Chapter 2 provides detailed coverage of Church of Ireland, various Presbyterian, Methodist, Moravian, Quaker, Roman Catholic, and Huguenot denominations. Excerpted below are the[…]Read more

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Forensic Genealogy Explained

Forensic Genealogy Explained in PROGEN PPS

“A forensic genealogist,” according to Michael S. Ramage,  J.D., CG, “is one who applies genealogical knowledge, methods, and standards to legal problems and proceedings.” Mr. Ramage, who is himself a forensic  genealogist and has written the chapter on his specialization for the book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, describes[…]Read more

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Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. Second Edition

Royal News Since the Release of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, and the United States. 2nd Edition, by Gary Boyd Roberts. PART ONE

After the new edition of The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants went to press, HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (see pp. 3, 4, 41, 321, 323, 546, 930, 1058, 1067, 1081, 1723) died 8 September 2022, aged 96. Her eldest son, HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George (now 73), previously Prince of Wales, became HM[…]Read more

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Newburyport, Massachusetts Genealogy

Heritage and People of Newburyport, Massachusetts Captured in Two Books

First settled in 1635, the coastal city of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is situated at the mouth of the Merrimack River, about 35 miles northeast of Boston. During the Revolutionary War privateers famously operated from Newburyport. At various times in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it boasted of a significant fishing and whaling fleet. Later, clipper ships[…]Read more

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Revolutionary War Pensions

“Revolutionary War Pension Records Restored, Consolidated, and Explained. Part One” By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

Editor’s Note:   Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck’s groundbreaking book, Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905, identifies and recreates the Revolutionary War pension files generated prior to the disastrous fire in the War Department on 8 November 1800, and a[…]Read more

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