Genealogy and History walk hand in hand as these episodes travel back in time. Piedmont Trails shares the details and the adventures from the past while informing the listeners of new researching techniques that are available online and in the field. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Piedmont Trails demonstrates the importance of preserving their footsteps and shares the skills needed to locate their trails of long ago. Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!
Religion played a vital role with our 18th century ancestors. Church records from this time period can reveal many details of our ancestors lives. Regardless of the denomination, documents resurface daily from churches who were active during this colonial period. Piedmont Trails welcomes you to learn more about colonial religion by using techniques that may broaden your genealogy skills. Discussion about religion history from late 17th century to years before the American Revolutionary War. Topics are Puritans, Quakers, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Lutherans and Anglicans. The 3 most important rules to discovering church records and how to reference these sources among your family history. 1-Identify the name of your ancestor 2-Identify the location 3-Determining the churches within the immediate area during your ancestor's timeline Various books have been written on the subject dating back to the early 19th century and up to present day. If you are not researching church records, you may be missing a huge opportunity to learn more about your ancestors. Below are various links and notes to assist you on your journey.
4th Parish Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1743-1839
Church Life in Colonial Maryland
Church of England in Colonial North Carolina
Church of England in Colonial South Carolina
Church of England in Colonial Virginia Volume 1 Volume 2
Early History of Rhode Island Volume 1
History of the Church of England in the Colonies Volume 1
Lutheranism In Colonial New York
Puritan Age in Massachusetts Bay Colony 1629-1685
Sketches of Church Life In Colonial Connecticut
Rhode Island Protestantism Colonial Period
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Carol shares her five personal guidelines for researching family history. Be sure to visit the Footstep Tracking method located on the Piedmont Trails website. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Enjoy Your Journey to the Past !!
A detailed description of 6 early routes that were used during the colonial period of the United States. Please be sure to visit Piedmont Trails as many more details of these amazing trails can be found on the website. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Enjoy Your Journey !!
Additional podcast notes are below:
Additional links for the King's Highway- The King's Best HIghway and The First Major Route of the Colonies
Fall Line Road-Thru the Carolinas
Upper Road-Upper Road from Family Search
Federal Road-Georgia Encyclopedia
The Great Wagon Road holds within itself a history like no other road. Learn about it's beginnings as I discuss the origins of this 18th century trail. Listen as I share the 700 miles of twists and turns as the road cascades through Pennsylvania into the Shenandoah Valley and deep into the piedmont regions of the Carolinas. If you would like to learn more about The Great Wagon Road, visit the Piedmont Trails website. You will find maps, documents, articles, surnames of travelers, tavern history, early settlements and much more.
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