What happened on November 11th 400 years ago?

After traveling on the Mayflower for 66 days, the Pilgrims arrived at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620—400 years ago today. A replica of the Mayflower (Mayflower II, a “living history” museum) was gifted to America by England in 1957, and recently went through...

Who is John Lothropp?

In the New England Memorial by Nathaniel Morton (1669), John Lothropp was considered to be one of the five most important ministers to arrive in New England during the Great Migration. Five United States presidents, as well as Princess Diana, descend from John...

Making a Change

I’ve had a blog on blogspot for five years, but it wasn’t receiving much traffic, so I decided to switch my blog to www.orasmith.com. Come back often for Heritage Fiction chats, book reviews, author interviews, discussing topics like family identity, epigenetics,...