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New Family History Book

Danish Governess

Danish Great-grandmother (1885)

Here, author offers a peek inside Family History (1860-1950) of a Doctor’s Daughter. Preview includes the table of contents, preface, and the entire first chapter. First chapter tells the story of the author’s Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch immigrant ancestors and what their lives were like in Europe before they came. Also included is a general history of immigration to the U.S. during the mid-19th century.  For example, author discusses the effect of potatoes, land reform, and smallpox vaccination on European emigration.  Lots of pictures…   Author cites reference sources for her material (84 citations for the first chapter alone!).


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