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What Attracted Our Ancestors to the New World

I learned in school that our ancestors came to the New World in the 1600s in search of religious freedom. While I still believe that to be true, I now believe the full story is a bit more complex than the reasons given in grammar school textbooks. Religious freedom certainly was a motivation for Puritans, […]

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 25 January 2021

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: Find your roots at FamilySearch in 2M new, free, Pennsylvania Historical Society (Births and Baptisms 1520–1999, and Congregational Records 1620–1991), plus 1.6M New Zealand Obituaries 1844–1963, new collections for Australia, NSW Immigrants 1828–1890, England, Devon Parish Chest Records1556–1950, Germany, Saxony Catholic Church Records 1621–1976 and expanded collections for Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, S. Africa and the US (CA, GA, IL, MA, MS, VA and WA). Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or […]

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 25 January 2021

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: Find your roots at FamilySearch in 2M new, free, Pennsylvania Historical Society (Births and Baptisms 1520–1999, and Congregational Records 1620–1991), plus 1.6M New Zealand Obituaries 1844–1963, new collections for Australia, NSW Immigrants 1828–1890, England, Devon Parish Chest Records1556–1950, Germany, Saxony Catholic Church Records 1621–1976 and expanded collections for Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, S. Africa and the US (CA, GA, IL, MA, MS, VA and WA). Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or […]

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