APG-L Archives

Archiver > APG > 2009-06 > 1246390933

From: "LBoswell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] help with colonial records
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:42:13 -0400
References: <4A4A5695.2070402@earthlink.net>
In-Reply-To: <4A4A5695.2070402@earthlink.net>

worth noting too that it wasn't uncommon for early colonial immigrants (and
later ones too) to also own or be entitled to inherit property back in the
UK, so they can be found in English estate records also. Often the case for
Scottish estate records also. If your person of interest is first or second
generation arrival, always worth a look back at the old home area there.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Vines Little, CG" <>
To: "APG-L" <>; "'BCG List'" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:16 PM
Subject: [APG] help with colonial records

> Please forgive cross-posting
> I have just discovered a rich resource for those studying/using colonial
> records. It is from the University of Nottingham
> http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/learning/skills/index.phtml
> The following introduction briefly describes the coverage. While the
> focus is on English records, many of the examples and practices
> described will be found in colonial records in the U.S.
> Introduction to Skills Resources
> The purpose of this resource is to provide guidance and assistance for
> researchers. Using original records for the first time can be quite
> daunting. The handwriting can be hard to read; unfamiliar words and
> phrases are often used; and it can be difficult to know which documents
> to use in order to find relevant information.
> These web pages are divided into two sections:
> * 'Historical Skills' units give advice relating to using and
> understanding old records.
> * 'Document Skills' units provide explanations and examples of
> particular kinds of records.
> Each unit uses examples from the collections held by Manuscripts and
> Special Collections at the University of Nottingham. The images within
> each unit are illustrative, and the examples are not intended to be
> exhaustive. Each unit includes a bibliography listing further reading
> for researchers who need a more comprehensive approach. Researchers
> wishing to search the material held by Manuscripts and Special
> Collections to find further examples will need to use the Manuscripts
> Online Catalogue <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/catalogue>;.
> --
> Barbara Vines Little, CG
> Dominion Research Services
> PO Box 1273
> Orange, VA 22960
> 540-832-3473
> CG, Certified Genealogist, is a service mark of the Board for
> Certification of Genealogists, used under
> license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation, and the
> board name is registered in the
> US Patent & Trademark Office.
> .
> -------------------------------
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in
> the subject and the body of the message

This thread: