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From: linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: Seceders? (Value of Hanna)
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 11:58:50 -0700
Hi, not only does he sell the New Yorkers short, but he also
neglects the New Englanders. However, for me it is still useful
for the information in Ulster and Scotland which is the bulk of
the material anyway. It's a quick way to "come up to speed" on
the basic history of Great Britain: ie he includes portions of
the Anglo Saxon Chronicles and covers the history (briefly)
of Strathclyde and the Kingdom of Galloway as well as the
history of Scotland and Ireland. Most Americans are not familiar
with this info because it is not taught in our schools. It is
well worth it for this info.
Then there's the lists of the names in the Ragman's Rolls,
the Montgomery and Hamilton estate records, the names of the
Defenders of Derry, the early settlers and their precincts,
etc, etc. All of which is invaluable when
you do get to the point where you are trying to locate the
ancester in Ulster. It is particularly for this that I value
the book, not for his coverage of the American scene.
Since we're on the topic -- what are our favorite sources
for info about early American settlers???