Good King Wenceslaus

Are Your Related to “Good King Wenceslaus”?

Millions of us sing the praises of “Good King Wenceslaus” every Christmas, but how many of us know anything about Wenceslaus the man and the saint. The following account, adapted from pp. 555-556 of Mr. Alan J. Komon’s book A Who’s…
Epidemic 1800s

“What Our Ancestors Died of,” by the late Terrence Punch

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Some genealogists collect only ancestors, that is, people from whom they are personally descended. When traced out on a sheet of paper or a spreadsheet you have a pattern resembling an inverted Christmas tree, wide at the top and pointed at…
BRITISH MIGRATION TO THE WEST INDIES BEFORE 1800

British Migration to the West Indies Before 1800

British Migration to the West Indies Before 1800 By Dr. David Dobson The waning of Spanish power in the early seventeenth century enabled England to establish its Empire in the West Indies.  This began with Barbados then spread northwards…