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  • An excellent educational guide for individuals and classrooms. $6 each or for as little as $4.45 in a 20 pack. Order yours today.

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  • The history of Pilgrims and Puritans in 17th century New England reflects events in the reformation of English politics and religion.

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  • Modern history easily confuses the Mayflower Pilgrims with the Puritans who followed later in the 17th Century.

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  • Curious about whether or not you may be descended from a Mayflower passenger? See our List of passengers with the surnames found in the first three generations after landing included.

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Sue Allan "In Search of Scrooby Manor" August 23, 2014

In Search of Scrooby Manor

World renowned author, historian, documentary advisor, consultant on English history and genealogy, Sue Allan will be crossing the Atlantic for a one time presentation and book signing in Lancaster, PA.

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From the Governor Norm Robinson Remembered

Norm Robinson (1928-2014)
Norm Robinson (1928-2014)

On March 26, 2014, Past SMDPA Governor Norman P. Robinson was taken from us. His presence, long a resource to all of the Society is sorely missed and the loss is felt by many in the Society in many different ways.

He was the youngest of three children born to Andrew F. and Anita P. Robinson in Philadelphia, PA on November 22, 1928. Norm grew up in Swarthmore, PA and graduated from Friends Central High School in 1946. After graduating from Principia College in Elsah, IL in 1951, he entered the U.S. Army serving at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Knox, KY where he taught land mine removal to young recruits.

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