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The Schwenkfelders were followers of Reformation figure Kaspar von Schwenkfeld, who established a stronghold in Silesia. In 1734, hundreds of Schwenkfelders came to North America, ultimately settling in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, and Lehigh counties, Pennsylvania. http://ow.ly/yF2Ct

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An ahnentafel is a list of one’s ancestors with each one numbered in a sequential manner that makes it easy to calculate relationships. It is the most common method of numbering ancestors. http://ow.ly/yF2pa

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In 1798, Congress enacted and President John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts requiring fourteen years of residency prior to citizenship and permitting the deportation of “dangerous” aliens. http://ow.ly/yF27o

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All original passenger lists for the port of Boston prior to the year 1883 were destroyed by a fire. Fortunately State Department Transcripts and copies of the original lists have filled in for the majority of the destroyed lists http://ow.ly/yF1qZ

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The future state of Mississippi was originally claimed by Georgia. During the Revolutionary War, it remained loyal to Great Britain but was taken over by Spain in 1789 and remained in Spanish hands until 1798. http://ow.ly/yF0Zz http://ow.ly/yF13d

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A total of 1,522 Medals of Honor were awarded for service in the American Civil War. http://ow.ly/yeC9t

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. During its early settlement, Kentucky was actually Kentucky County, Virginia. In 1776, it was divided into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Its pioneers referred to it as Transylvania. Kentucky became a state in 1792. http://ow.ly/yeC1G

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Joseph M. Silinonte published two books that list the place of origin for thousands of Irish men and women who lived in 19th-century New York City. http://ow.ly/yeBT3

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Illinois, formed out of the Old Northwest Territory of 1787, was attached to the Indiana Territory in 1800. Illinois achieved statehood in 1816. http://ow.ly/yeBNC

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More than 3 million men, out of a total U.S. population of 31 million, fought in the American Civil War. http://ow.ly/yeBGf
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