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From the Desk of the Library Director

New addition: the history of the american revolution

4/19/17​

This two-volume set is an 1811 edition of the original 1789 publication.  

The author, David Ramsay (1749-1815), having received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1773, served in the South Carolina Militia as a field surgeon during the Revolutionary War.  He was also a well known Federalist and a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina.  

Therefore, an important aspect of this particular work is that it was written only six years after the end of the American Revolution by an actual participant in many of the events of the current times.  

This is a major work relating to the Revolutionary Period by an author who is considered to be one of that era’s first major historians.  

A 2017 donation of Florida Society Compatriot Ben Lee Saxon, in honor of his son and daughter, Robert T. Saxon and Meredith J. (Saxon) Ritacco.

New Addition to the SAR Library

7/19/16
 
New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.
 
This 840-page, softcover publication was compiled by over 100 contributors considered to be experts relating to research in local and regional resources for the state of New York.
 
This monumental work will be of benefit as a comprehensive guide to the resources available to research the family history of those who have New York ancestors.
 
It includes:
Chapters on major record groups and research resources.
Information relating to sixteen major ethnic groups and twelve major religious groups that have lived in New York. 
Gazetteers, maps, and research guides to each of New York’s 62 counties. 
More than 100 separate, special topic bibliographies. 
Timelines of key events in New York history that relate to genealogical research.
An index of over 11,000 place names.
Published in 2014 and available from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Retail Price = $85+ $10 shipping 



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