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Great Migration, Vol. 6, R-S

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Great Migration DatabaseThis Great Migration database, covering surnames beginning with R through S, is the sixth of seven volumes in a series documenting the watershed years of 1634 and 1635. It traces families and individuals immigrating to New England during those two years – a time of rapid migration and settlement.

Each entry for a featured individual includes:

• Place of origin, if known

• Date and ship on which they arrived in New England, if known

• Earliest known record of the individual or family

• First residence and subsequent residences, when known

• Return trips to their country of origin, whether temporary or permanent

• Bibliographical information such as birth, death, marriage(s), children, and other important family relationships, church memberships, and civil and military offices held.

The full introduction to this volume is available for download as a pdf file.  The introduction includes a description of the methodology used to create the sketches as well as thorough descriptions of the sources used. 

This database provides an index to the sketches of 201 Great Migration individuals, and the 7,539 name references contained within those sketches.  The images of the original book pages are available from the search results pages.

Search The Great Migration, Vol. 6, R-S.

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