This is the history of a Scot-Irish family that arrived in Colonial America before the American Revolution. This book traces the uncertain roots of this Armstrong branch back to Scotland after the Norman invasion, on to Ireland during the 1700 & 1800s, and finally to America. This book chronicles the evolution of an American family - including examples of extraordinary self-sacrifice, heroism, love, and humor, as well as tragedy, grief, and indulgent self-interest.
This narrative is the result of generations of effort by family genealogists and represents the first real attempt to organize and document this wealth of information. Also included is a listing of over 300 references used in the preparation of this book.
Although not included here, each of these references has been digitally reproduced and is available in a searchable, printable .pdf format that also allows each document to be enlarged for more accurate review and analysis. The above references include nearly 800 pages of hard-to-find or one-of-a-kind documents, photos and letters. Also available is a GEDCOM or Family Tree Maker 2010 copy of my genealogy database including more than 2100 individual entries.
Anyone interested in adding the above to their personal library should contact the author at the following email address - email@example.com.
The author was born in Minneapolis, MN, but grew up with his maternal grandparents in Ellsworth, a small town in west, central Wisconsin.
The author began tracing his family roots in 1976 as a means by which he could introduce his children and grandchildren to the paternal side of the family. This book is the result of an effort that took nearly 35 years to complete.