British Origins of American Colonists, 1629-1775

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Acclaimed author and researcher, William Dollarhide, provides genealogists with guidelines that will aide in locating a British ancestral home. The book explains four waves of migrations during the colonial period, these include: East Anglian Puritans to New England, 1629-1640; West Country Cavaliers and their Servants to the Chesapeake, 1640-1675; North Midland Quakers to the Delaware Valley, 1675-1725; British and Scottish Borderers (the so-called ``Scotch-Irish") to the American Backwoods, 1717-1775. This book helps researchers determine the most likely British origins of these four groups through detailed maps and extensive information. Bill's talent for map-making clearly illustrates the locations of the counties in England where the emigrants lived prior to coming to America. Various aspects about each of these groups including folkways, historical background, and reasons for moving are provided.

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William Dollarhide, born in 1942, was raised and educated in Seattle. He was an associate architect at Western Washington University for eight years. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, and is employed as a writer with Heritage Quest of Bountiful, Utah. A genealogist since 1971, he started the Dollarhide Systems for Genealogical Records in 1980, and in 1984, he founded the Genealogy Bulletin, a bimonthly magazine which became a publication of Heritage Quest in 1994, and an on-line newsletter in 1999.

In addition to his duties with the Genealogy Bulletin, he writes monographs relating to genealogy, and also writes feature articles for Heritage Quest Magazine. As a genealogical lecturer, he has conducted seminar programs for over 600 genealogical societies. His honors include an Award of Merit from the American Society of Genealogists, and an Award of Appreciation from the National Genealogical Society, for services to the genealogical community.

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The goal of this book is to provide you with guidelines that will aid in locating your British ancestral home. The guidelines assume that you have no specific knowledge of the origins of your British immigrants. Each of the four migration groups are described in terms of their folkways, including their religion, naming practices, and inheritance ways. A brief historical background of each group is given, and their reasons for moving to America are explained.

For each group, detailed maps show the locations of the counties in England where the emigrants lived prior to coming to America. In each case, a small number of counties can be determined as the home of a majority of the emigrants. For example, the 21,000 puritans who came to America during the Great Migration of 1629-1640 originated from virtually every county of England; but it can be shown that about half of them came from just three English counties. All of the groups came from cluster areas in Great Britain, and the maps show where the largest concentrations for each group were located in the British Isles.

In addition, each migration group's settlements in America are shown in maps. If you know the place in America where your British immigrant first resided and an approximate time period, this book will show the most likely county locations where your ancestor lived in the British Isles. The idea is to reduce the number of counties that need to be searched.

The book also features a list of outstanding place-finding sources to help you locate the county, parish, or village where a particular surname occurs in Britain. And finally, the book contains an extensive bibliography of books and microfilm sources available in this country that can be used for further research in British records.

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