THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK 1710, by Henry Z. Jones, Jr. - 1985


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The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710

by Henry (Hank) Z. Jones, Jr.

Two volume set, with genealogical information, tracing the history of German immigrants to New York state.

Assumed First Edition. Universal City, CA: Jones (self-published), 1985.

Hardbacks are overall in VERY GOOD++ condition.

  • Green cloth boards with bright gilt sports sharp corners and bright gilt.
  • Spine has bright gilt with barely bumped spine ends.
  • Binding secure and firm.
  • Front paste downs have a small strip of tan sticker residue not quite .25" x 1" (See photos)
  • Volume 1:
    • shows faint dirt along text block fore edge near foot;
    • binding has a little play.
  • Volume 2: foot of spine exhibits gentle bump along width.
  • Photo reproductions remain bright.
  • Interior is gently and evenly age-toned throughout.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have some dirt to foot corner. (See photo)
  • CR2020.0808

1298 (v.1:624 + v.2:674) pages. 6.25 x 9.25 inches.

ISBN: 096138882X

Both volumes present in excellent condition and minimal wear, with bright gilt on spine and covers. A handsome addition to any library.

In 1709 the once wealthy farmers of the German state known as The Palatinate (German: Pfalz) in the middle Rhine River region, were desperate. Their lands had been "under dispute" by different countries, whose soldiers were ordered to raze the land and buildings. The residents abandoned their homeland for the long uncertain trek to England after hearing a rumor that the queen was giving away land in the new American colony. Over 13,500 people fled to London--where officials struggled with the sudden influx of population. England was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers, and eventually had to turn away later refugees.

Eventually, 3,000 people on 10 ships were sent to colonial America. Out of those numbers, 847 families made it to NY, with most forced to labor in work camps to pay for the ocean voyage. Eventually they were able to make their own way in the New York region of the American colony.

This book traces the New York colony families and their names back to Germany in extensive detail. Valued as a reference of German migration of 1709, American immigrants, and colonial America, this a must-have for the many descendants of these people.

Volume 1: Sixty pages of intro are followed by 14 pages of photo repros of docs, places and people of note.

Volume 2: Opens with 10 pages of photos, before continuing extensive genealogical information on 847 families that immigrated to NY. Last pages ~150 pages include some additions, resources and a fine print index of people and German places.

EDITION POINTS: These self-published volumes are the presumed First Edition, based on an informed internet research.

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