Terry Gruber, a historian living in Hampshire County, who specializes in the colonial period offers us a series of short articles to appear from time-to-time. The range of topics will include passage quotes from primary sources (Washington's Papers, Bouquet's Papers, Frederick County Order Books, etc.) with a background to put the document fragment into its local and regional context; brief essays about specific research problems and how to circumvent them; highlights on some problems and errors in secondary sources commonly used by genealogical researchers and more.
Although focusing primarily on 18th Century research, Terry is well-versed in later and earlier time periods as well and provides genealogical or other research through Rock Oak Historical Services. Please visit his webpage http://web.hardynet.com/~gruber/ or send e-mail to comment or request information: Terry Gruber
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