Genealogy in Colonial Virginia: Gentry, the Middlin' Sort, and Slaves

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Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history of Tidewater Virginia, site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, and entry point for thousands of adventurers, indentured servants, and enslaved Africans. Learn how to further your genealogical research into the lives of your 17th- and 18th-century ancestors using Virginia land, church, civil, tax and business records. Field trips include Swem Library on the William & Mary campus, the Library of Virginia in Richmond, and Colonial Williamsburg. See how economics, religion, and warfare impacted people’s lives, with time for individual research under expert guidance.

For intermediate level researchers.


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