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Palatine Migration Research Resources

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Palatine Migration Research Resources

  • Schram Genealogy, by John A Schram, 2016. Specifically pages 29-61are an excellent and detailed history of the Palatine Migration, from Germany to London and to the New World.
  • Jones, Henry Z. Jr. The Palatine Families of Ireland. Picton Press. 2nd edition, 1990.
  • Jones, Jr.,Henry Z., More Palatine Families, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1991.
  • Jones, Henry Z., Jr. and Lewis Bunker Rohrbach. Even More Palatine Families: 18th Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and Their German, Swiss, and Austrian Origins. 2002. 3 volumes.
  • Jones Jr., Henry Z., and Burgert, Annette K., Westerwald to America; 1989.
  • "Old Palatine Church", p 33; " Genealogy of the Mohawk Valley" Bellinger and Allied Families.
  • "Compendium of The Early Mohawk Valley Families" by Maryly Penrose Naturalized citizen, 11 Oct 1715, in Albany, New York. " Simmendinger Register", by Ulrich Simmendinger,
  • Otterness, Philip. Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York, Cornell University Press, 2006. Google Books (includes previewable text)
  • DNA Project: www.ftdna.com/public/palatinednaproject,
  • Palatine Roots by Gordon A. Rampy, 1988; This book is of particular value for the genealogist as it lists the surnames and family structure of the emigrants. The author has used the lists compiled by Janie Revill from the original colonial records to develop the family structure, and analyzed copies of the original land plats to locate many of the Palatine land grants geographically. Special emphasis is given to the origin of the Rampy/Rampey family.
  • Emigration, Fraud, Humanitarianism and the Founding of Londonderry, South Carolina, 1763-1765 by Dr. Robert Selig; Dr. Selig has exhaustively researched and documented this fascinating article dealing in part with the subject of 18th century emigration in Europe, but more particularly, detailing the circumstances surrounding the sojourn of the Palatines in London in 1764. Biographical information concerning each of the relief committee members is included as well as numerous newspaper articles relating to the episode.
  • Proceedings of the Committee Appointed for the Relief of the Poor Germans who were brought to London and there left destitute in the month of August 1764; This report of a committee of twenty-one gentlemen details the humanitarian efforts put forth for the benefit, relief and relocation to South Carolina of the approximately four hundred refugees left stranded in London by the recruiter, John Henry Christian de Stumpel.
  • Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Defoe's Review. Reproduced from the original edition, with an introduction and bibliographical notes by Arthur Wellesley Secord. 9 vols. in 22 (Facsimile Text Soc., 44). New York, 1938-9.
  • Dickinson, Harry Thomas. 'The poor Palatines and the parties'. English Historical Review, 82 (1967), 464-85.
  • Statt, Daniel. Foreigners and Englishmen : the controversy over immigration and population, 1660-1760. Newark (DE): University of Delaware Press, 1995.
  • Olson, Alison. "The English reception of the Huguenots, Palatines and Salzburgers, 1680-1734 : a comparative analysis" in Randolph Vigne & Charles Littleton, (eds.), From strangers to citizens : the integration of immigrant communities in Britain, Ireland and colonial America, 1550-1750 (Brighton and Portland (OR): The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Sussex Academic Press, 2001).
  • O'Reilly, William. "Strangers Come to Devour the Land: Changing Views of Foreign Migrants in Early Eighteenth-Century England," Journal of Early Modern History (2016), 1-35.
  • madisoncountynewyork.com, Town of Lincoln Madison County State of New York Births, deaths and marriages in the Town of Lincoln since the formation of the Town in March 1896 to and including 1946. From the papers of William H. Tuttle.
  • Bielinski, Stefan. "Robert Livingston", New York State Museum.
  • Palatine Roots: The 1710 German Settlement in New York As Experienced by Johann Peter Wagner by Nancy Wagoner Dixon (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1994).
  • "The Palatine, or, German immigration to New York and Pennsylvania : a paper read before the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society", by Sanford H. Cobb.
  • The Book of Names, Especially Relating to the Early Palatines and the First …”, by Lou D. MacWethy
  • Lists of Germans from the Palatinate Who Came to England in 1709 (most of whom continued on to America) by John Tribbeko & George Ruperti (Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1998).
  • Bender Ancestors, archive.org. Primarily focused on the Bender/Binder family, but with lots of source references.
  • Faust, Albert Bernhardt, AB PhD. Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies From the Archives of Switzerland. Volume I, Zurich 1734-1744. Washington, DC: The National Genealogical Society, 1920. This is also now published in Forgotten Books .com available also from Amazon.
  • Wayland, John Walter. The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Company Printers, 1907.
  • Gilreath, Amelia C. Shenandoah County Virginia Abstract of Wills, 1772-1850. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books Inc, 2007.
  • Burruss II, Daniel Warrick & Yelsey, Sandra Helsley. A Book of Records of Plots and Certificates of Surveys Made in the County of Shenandoah Commencing the 1st Day of July 1785-1794. Jacob Rinker, Chief Surveyor, Shenandoah County. Edinburg, VA: Shenandoah County Library, 1999 (Jacob filled 6 Survey Books with over 600 entries from 1785 – 1817. This is abstracts of Book I)
  • Kercheval, Samuel. A History of the Valley of Virginia. Dayton, VA: CJ Carrier Company, 2013. (7th printing, 4th Ed., original 1833)
  • Good, Rebecca H. & Ebert, Rebecca A. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. A Genealogical Guide with maps. Alexandria, VA: Hearthside Press, 1988.