Online Learning: Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England

$ 124.95

First presented live in fall 2014 to a sold-out audience, this recorded online course explores the deep roots of the Puritan migration to New England and the events that lead to the mass migrations in the 1620s and 1630s. Let Robert Charles Anderson be your guide through the genealogical and ideological connections that date back more than a century before to the English Reformation.

This virtual course includes:

  • Sixteen video classes (more than 8 hours of recorded content)
  • Lecture handouts with a running timeline of key events
  • Copies of presentation slides
  • A bibliography with suggested reading

About the Instructor:

Robert Charles AndersonRobert Charles Anderson was educated as a biochemist and served in the United States Army in electronics intelligence. In 1972 he discovered his early New England ancestry and thereafter devoted his time and energies to genealogical research. In 1983 he received a Master’s degree in colonial American History from the UMass Amherst and was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1978. He became a Contributing Editor of The American Genealogist in 1979, Associate Editor in 1985, and Coeditor from 1993 to 2012. He has been an editorial consultant to the Register since 1989.

About the Great Migration Study Project:
Between 1620 and 1640 about 20,000 men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic to settle New England. The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Great Migration Study Project, under the scholarly direction of Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, aims to provide a concise, reliable summary of past research on these early immigrants. The result of this ongoing effort has been a range of authoritative volumes and a quarterly newsletter covering the earliest years of settlement, more than 2,000 in-depth genealogical and biographical entries of New England’s earliest settlers, and the discovery of many previously unidentified immigrants.

To download course materials:
Once this course is purchased, you will receive two emails confirming your purchase and a third separate email from FetchApp with a link to download the PDFs and/or video materials (be sure to check your junk mail and SPAM filters). Using that link, you will have 3 months to download all materials to your computer or device. Please note: This course originally broadcast in 2014 and does not include the moderated introduction and original Q&A sessions. If you were a student of the original online course, please contact as you do not need to purchase this product again. Learn more about our upcoming first-run courses and their additional benefits.