Resources for Early LDS Pioneers

Learn More about LDS Pioneers Many of my readers are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). This article highlights some amazing resources to help you find information about LDS pioneers in the great “Mormon Migration.” By this term, I mean both the influx of early converts from Europe as well

19th Century Welsh Migration to America

Second Wave of Welsh Immigrants In a recent article I discussed the large Welsh migration of the late 17th and early 18th centuries to the American Colonies. Many of these were Quakers or other non-conformists who fled Wales seeking religious freedom. Most of the thousands of Welsh immigrants settled in Pennyslvania and nearby colonies. Historians tell

Welsh Immigration

17th Century Welsh Migration to America

Welsh Migrations. Ever since I researched my Chilton-Watkins line from Wales, I have been fascinated by Welsh culture and history. This led me to do extensive research on major Welsh migration movements to America. This article will discuss the emigration of thousands of people from Wales to Pennsylvania between 1680 and 1720. Commonly called the “Welsh Tract,”

Rio: City of Ethnic Diversity

Rio 2016: City of Ethnic Diversity

With the Summer Olympics in full swing now, I couldn’t help reflecting on the history of Rio de Janeiro. As I mentioned in my introductory post, I studied Latin American Studies. While I am far from an expert, I present here some interesting tidbits about Brazil. From the perspective of a family historian, Brazil is fun