Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about our distant ancestor, Thomas Royston, who settled in Gloucester County, Virginia. Thomas was granted thousands of acres in the late 1600s, and Diana got to visit Gloucester County and see where he probably lived. Join us as we discuss the historical context and records that make up the story of Thomas Royston’s life. We discuss challenges like record loss and review Virginia’s colonial history, focusing on the headright system’s impact on genealogy. Diana shared her experience visiting Royston’s land, enhancing our understanding of colonial life. We also delve into using parish vestry books and Y-DNA testing to trace genealogies, emphasizing the importance of correlating various records.
Visiting the Land of Colonial Emigrant Ancestor: Thomas Royston (1610-1699) – https://familylocket.com/visiting-the-land-of-colonial-emigrant-ancestor-thomas-royston-1610-1699/
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