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Background Essays


These are essays and articles that provide useful historical and genealogical background information for users of this web site. Several of these essays provide source documentation through the use of endnotes.  These notes are accessible by hyperlinks; to return to the main text, simply use the "back" button on your web browser.

NGS Standards

Calendar Dating Used at This Web Site

Migration Groups to Colonial America

Causes of the Revolution in the South

Migration to SC Before the Revolution

The Westward Movement

Distribution of English Social Class

Law of Primogeniture