An example of how the past comes alive when history and genealogy are combined. Over sixty copies of original records, maps, and drawings, including Michael Springle's (Sprinkle, Sprengle, Sprenkle) estate inventory and will fragment, place this prosperous Pennsylvania German farmer in historical context.
Donna Bingham Munger is the author of the indispensable Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research. Other books include The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas BIngham of Connecticut; and Connecticut's Pennsylvania Colony 1754-1810: Susquehanna Company Proprietors, Settlers and Claimants. Volume I: The Proprietors, Volume II: The Settlers, Volume III: The Claimants. An academic historian and professional genealogist, Munger has received numerous awards and honors including the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge award for her work as director of Pennsylvania History Day, 1982-1992. She currently lives in Washington State.