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Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691

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This is the first truly complete treatment of the history and genealogy of Plymouth Colony. It includes a concise history of the colony, both chronologically and topically, and more than 300 biographical sketches of its inhabitants. Richly documented and illustrated with maps and photographs, the three-dimensional Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691 was wr ...more
Paperback, 481 pages
Published April 1st 1986 by Ancestry.com (first published 1986)
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Terri Naughton
Jan 09, 2016 Terri Naughton rated it really liked it
Can't really say I "loved" this book, as it's a fairly dry history of the early Plymouth colonists. But it's a solid asset to anyone doing genealogy research, as I am. My ancestors (Brewster, Hopkins, Prence among others) are featured in this history so that made it more interesting for me than it might otherwise have been!
Jane
Apr 03, 2015 Jane rated it it was amazing
In spite of having a lot of dry facts, I was fascinated to learn more about Plymouth Colony. Perhaps my interest might be more than most people's because one of my ancestors was one of the founders. I must admit that I did not read all of the biographical sketches near the end of the book but read only those that pertained to me. This book is a great resource, and I will probably refer to it in the future as I continue to investigate my own ancestry.
Carol
Apr 12, 2010 Carol rated it it was amazing
This is a great history book about the setting up of the colony and all the events between 1620 and 1691. In the back are detailed biographies of all the settlers. I went to the reconstruction site of the colony and found this in the gift shop. There are maps and illustrations as a bonus.
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Oct 26, 2015 Kathy Dobronyi rated it really liked it
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Brought history to life from a genealogist’s point of view. Stratton identified passengers on the Mayflower in Section 3—Biographical Sketches and wrote about their history in the Plymouth Colony. Very interesting.
Frank
Mar 21, 2009 Frank rated it really liked it
This is more a reference book for those seeking ancestors who were part of the first people in the Plymouth Colony. But it is much more. It is a history of what the people were really like. It provides accurate records of those who came and lived and died.
Laurie
Jan 17, 2011 Laurie rated it really liked it
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Would that the history we were taught at school was as interesting and as thorough as this book. Well researched, well organized, well written. I learned a lot, and have been prompted to learn more.
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Gene served in the United States Air Force and then attended George Washington University where he received his B.A. in Economics. He then went into Law school. Following college, he became a Case officer for the C.I.A. and later Director of two Federal Computer Centers. For eleven years, he lived abroad in England, Germany, Greece, and Mexico. Gene was elected to the position of
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