Away Down South in Dixie Meets Scotland the Brave

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Genealogical Publishing Company installments at increase depth and complexity of collections

The Major Collection for this week consists of a hundred databases brought about through the partnership between the Genealogical Publishing Company and, Inc.

Many of the records deal with areas in the southern United States such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Others concern German and Scottish emigrants to New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania from the seventeenth century through to the early twentieth. Further records come from New Jersey, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc., and concern Native Americans, Mulattos, church records, and heraldry.

A notable collection within the databases to be posted this week includes an installment to the Barbour Collection, a set of vital records from Connecticut documenting families from the 1630’s (varies by location) to the 1850’s. (Click on Browse Recent Databases.)

A database important to those with relatives who lived outside of New York City would be The Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York, 1767 – 1885, which would help anyone with Scottish ancestors from Orange County, New York.

An unusual reference book within this collection is Myra Vanderpool Gormley’s Family Diseases: Are You At Risk? For anyone tracing health history, this is an invaluable introduction to the topic.

Look for these and other useful titles as the Genealogical Publishing Company collection grows on Any US titles are offered free for the first ten days.

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