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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: R1b Across Europe [the Palatine Germans]
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:43:58 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, since 5 or more of my ancestors were among this lot. They were known as the Palatines (The Great Palatine Emigration - Henry Z. (Hank) Jones, a buddy of mine, is the specialist in this group). Those not sent to Ireland arrived in New York City in 1709, and most were sent to the "tar camps" at Livingston Manor up the Hudson's River. Some were not too happy with their lot so in 1712 moved to Schoharie. Form there some, led by Conrad Weiser, moved to Tulpehocken, PA, some stayed, and a large contingent moved about 1720 to the Mohawk River Valley west of Amsterdam.
Hank has traced the ancesral German home of most of the 800 or so immigrants - a feat that will unlikely be matched again until all the parish register data is on the Internet (he sent a researcher parish to parish based on hunches and circumstantial evidence). Most of my Loyalist ancestors in Butler's Rangers and the Six Nations Indian Department were of this descent and became the founders of the Province of Ontario.
Charles <> wrote:
If I remember my history correctly a few thousand German refugees were
settled in Ireland by the Queen of England circa 1709. I forget which
county they were settled in. Anyone remember?
Dr. David K. Faux, P.O. Box 192, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, USA