Dateline: 1765, Virginia: Primary source in this post: the complete text. First read the entire act, and then read what Patrick Henry had to say about it. Thomas Jefferson, then only a student, stood in the lobby and heard Patrick Henry debate with the Party of Submission. Read his account from memroy.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1707. Should Tony and Quashy be executed or whipped publicly on their bare backs for three times in three days and then transported out of the colony?
William Farrar (and his brother John) is a gateway ancestor; he and his descendants left behind excellent records to sort out family relationships. Counties: Henrico (original one), Goochland, and Chesterfield. These records go from 1610 to 1815 and include marriages.
This post is a summary of many hours of research. The post covers basic dynastic facts that go through various family lines: Carolingians, Herbertines, Robertians, Capetians, Normans, and Plantagenets—to America.
Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.
The main figure here is William the Conqueror. The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help you find family connections.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1707-1708. This is about the Indians of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. What was one of the strong motives for European Christians to settle there?
The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help your own research.
This post goes from 1755 to 1814 and covers Pennsylvania, the only state where they lived. A call for a Ryland family Bible is mentioned in this post.
This is a handy, quick reference to terms and concepts of class structure, offices, units of land measurements, taxes, and so on. Great for students and researchers. Good for research in earliest colonial America, too, since many of the terms survived to then.