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Path of a Family, Part 1
The Norman de Vaux to the Irish Vances, 1066-1800s
 
This book traces the earliest origins of the de Vaux / Vans / Vance name from pre-history to the early 1800s when the first Vances emigrated from Ireland to Columbia County, PA.  This Part 1 is of interest to anyone who believes they descended from the de Vaux family who came to England with William the Conqueror. 
 
Sources used are given in the Bibliography and include the Vance Family Association archives and Jamie Vans' research on the Vans/Vance names.

Latest version (1.6) on Jan 5, 2012 adds some minor updates.

3 Versions of this book are available for free.  Choose the PDF below or right-click the other links to save to your computer.

A small, portable PDF (6MB) is available here at this page (below).

The original book (shown at right) as PDF is available here (75MB).

The original book (shown at right) as e-book (iPad) is here (27MB).
 
 

 
 
 
 
Path of a Family, Part 2
The Vances of Columbia County, PA, 1800s-1963
 
This book traces the Vance surname from the first Vance immigrants from Ireland who came to Northumberland County, PA around 1804 and founded the line of the Vances of Columbia County through until about 1963 (in deference to the privacy of living Vance relatives).
 
Sources used are given in the Bibliography and include the Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society and Columbia County government and university resources.
 
Latest version (1.0) released on Jan 5, 2012.

3 Versions of this book are available for free,  Choose the PDF below or right-click the other links to save to your computer.

A small, portable PDF (4MB) is available here at this page (below).

The original book (shown at right) as PDF is available here (90MB),
 
The original book (shown at right) as e-book (iPad) is here (45MB).



 



  













 
         
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Part 1 (v1.6, Jan 4 2012) of Path of a Family, covering the Norman de Vaux from 1066 to the Irish Vances around 1800.  *** Smallest file - see other versions above! ***  5788k v. 1 Jul 26, 2013, 12:13 PM Dave Vance
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Part 2 (v1.0, Jan 4 2012) of Path of a Family, covering the Vances of Columbia County, PA from the early 1800s until around 1963.  *** Smallest file - see other versions above! ***  3511k v. 1 Jul 26, 2013, 12:13 PM Dave Vance