A Long Awaited Book

Tonight when I got home after a long day of work I had a nice package in my mail box. I knew it had arrived as I had received a notification that it had been delivered. The book was on my mind as I sat through a meeting that didn’t end until after 6:30.

Package, Book delivery, Puritan PedigreesI expected the book to be in my doorway and was wondering why it wasn’t there. However, I thought that maybe the package was small enough to fit in my mailbox. I walked to the mailbox with anticipation, and wasn’t disappointed.

You can see here that the book was in a sturdy cardboard enclosure instead of a box which was why it was small enough.

Opening package, book reveal, Puritan Pedigrees, Robert Charles AndersonThe package was soon opened and I caught a glimpse of the book.

Pilgrim Pedigrees, Migration, Deep roots, robert charles andersonThe book is Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG. The book is published by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.

I have read bits and pieces of the book already and will be tempted to stay up late reading. It will be interesting to see how many of my ancestors are mentioned in the book.

Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration, Genealogy, Puritan PedigreesLast September I attended a conference on The Great Migration: Researching 17-Century New England at the Oakland Airport Hilton. See my post: Migrations

I had already heard about the book from an NEHGS e-mail, but it was really great to listen to a lecture by the author. Unfortunately the book was not yet completed and published so I have been waiting eagerly for it.

In November I was finally able to pre-order the book, but knew that I would probably not get it before the end of the year. See: Monday Wandering Thoughts

Finally I got notification that the book was on the way earlier this week.

Worksop Priory, Worksop, Anglican, Worksop EnglandNow to find some time to start reading the book. I am sure that I will constantly be consulting maps and my genealogy program while reading some of the sections. I may not read the who book sequentially, but then again I might. However, I have already consulted the index and read several sections, so I guess I am already past reading it sequentially šŸ™‚

Do you have Puritan ancestors?




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1 Response to A Long Awaited Book

  1. Sounds like a great book! I was in Plymouth, Massachusetts once and there is a sign there that describes where in the U.K. the settlers came from. It was interesting to see the variety of locations.

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