Tuesday, May 28, 2013

An Ancestor Comes to Jamestown

We gave this 45 minute, PowerPoint lecture at UCSD's Osher Life Long Learning Institute on May 21.


Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the New World and one of our American origins. Archaeology is presenting us with new insights into the lives and experiences of its settlers. Its attraction for James McCall’s ancestors, Richard and Isabella Pace, was economic opportunity. 

The Paces, among the early families to settle, exemplified English entrepreneurial immigrants who were the backbone of Jamestown’s establishment and its contribution to the building of our nation. 

This program reviews the explorations leading up to Jamestown’s founding, recent archeological finds that expand our knowledge of it, and the context of its significant events for the Paces’ history during its early years, to 1626. 

We offer it to genealogical, lineage and educatiuonal oranizations in Southern California.  

Please contact the editor for more information.

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