Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England
Written by Robert Charles Anderson
Published by NEHGS in December 2018
6 x 9 hardcover, 432 pages, illustrated
- Winner of the National Genealogical Society Award for Excellence -
In this ground-breaking historical narrative, Robert Charles Anderson reveals the "why" of the Great Migration to New England that took place between 1620 and 1640. Anderson focuses not only on the religious motivation of the puritan leaders but also on the ordinary laymen who formed a complex genealogical and intellectual network, extending temporally back to the beginning of the English Reformation and geographically across all of England and even to parts of Wales. You know who your ancestors are; now find out why they came.