NGS 2023 Speaker Spotlight—Annette Burke Lyttle

February 21st, 2023 by Teresa Kelley


Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is the coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette leads Best Practices Study Groups for several organizations, providing in-depth education on the genealogical research process in an interactive setting. She is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist. 
Session Number: S327
Title: Quakers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley: Their History, Migrations, and Records
Seventy Quaker families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey settled in the northern Shenandoah Valley by 1735 on 100,000 acres of land granted by Virginia to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan. Hundreds of Quakers followed these original pioneers into the valley. Some stayed and some moved on to North Carolina or western Pennsylvania and Ohio. This lecture will cover the history of Quaker settlement in the valley, as well as their migrations into and out of the area. We’ll look at how to find the records that can help us reconstruct the lives of our Quaker ancestors in northwestern Virginia.

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