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The Essex Genealogist, Vols. 11-15

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Essex County, MAThe leading publication for genealogical research in Essex County, Massachusetts, this quarterly journal has been published since 1981 by The Essex Society of Genealogists (founded in 1975).

Within the pages of this journal are selections of cemetery transcriptions, bible records, vital and church records relating to families from Essex County. The Essex Genealogist has had published numerous Anentafel’s (Ancestor Tables) of the ancestry of their members, as well as verbatim transcriptions of lectures over the years.

Currently, volumes 1 to 15 (publications years 1981-1995) are available. Additional volumes will be added through the year.

The database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; article title; and subject. There are now 116,890 records in this database.

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Connecticut Nutmegger - Vols. 42 & 43

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Connecticut Nutmegger The Connecticut Nutmegger has served as the “journal of record” for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. (CSG) for forty years. During this time it has captured a wealth of information for genealogists. Vital records, probate records, bible records, headstone records, memorials and other useful records have been published and made readily accessible for genealogical research. Well-documented family histories and genealogical articles, covering hundreds of families – mainly with Connecticut ties - have been presented.

This update adds Volumes 42 and 43 (2009 and 2010).

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American Ancestors Magazine Vol. 12

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American Ancestors MagazineA 64-page magazine published by NEHGS beginning in 2010, American Ancestors contains a wealth of information for family historians. American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles, and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels. Topics include coverage of a particular region or group of people; case studies; descriptions of particular record sets; “how-to” articles; compelling historic accounts that illuminate the past; research strategies and methodology; and accounts of migration and immigrant groups. Over time, regular columns have included Jeremy Bangs’ “Pilgrim Life”; Diane Rapaport’s “Tales from the Courthouse”; David Lambert’s “Online Genealogist”; Rhonda McClure’s “Computer Genealogist”; and “Genetics and Genealogy,” as well as columns featuring Bible records, diaries, and other items from the NEHGS manuscript collection. The magazine’s “Family Focus” column features announcements of genealogies in progress, recently published books, family association news, and DNA studies in progress.

This update to the American Ancestors magazine database adds Volume 12 (2011).

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New York: Albany County Deeds Completed

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New York MapWith the addition of Volumes 13 and 14, our Albany County deed database is now complete, with a total of 302,300 records.

This important fourteen volume set of 250,000 land transactions in Albany County, searchable by grantor, grantee, corporation and date of transaction represents some of the only surviving early records of Albany, NY after a devastating fire on February 10, 1880 at Albany City Hall destroyed or severely damaged many records for the city and county.

The Index to the public records of the County of Albany, State of New York, 1630-1894 was compiled and printed pursuant to chapter 429 of the laws of 1893, and acts amendatory thereof, under direction of Wheeler B. Melius, Superintendent [1893-1906] of the Albany County (N.Y.). Board of Supervisors.

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The Virginia Genealogist Completed

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Virginia MapThe Virginia Genealogist database, newly updated, now includes volumes 1 through 49, publication years 1957 to 2005. Edited and published by John Fredrick Dorman from 1957 to 2005, The Virginia Genealogist has a reputation for quality research and genealogical information not available elsewhere. Topics include compiled genealogies, personal property tax lists (which serve as useful substitutes for non-existent census records), and other local record abstracts, including court orders, deeds, wills, marriage registers, and other county sources. Also included are a wide variety of transcriptions and abstracts of Bible, church, military, and mercantile records.

With this addition of the final 36,750 records, this 482,790 record database is now complete.

 

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New York: Albany County Deeds added

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New York MapThis important fourteen volume set of 250,000 land transactions in Albany County, searchable by grantor, grantee, corporation and date of transaction represents some of the only surviving early records of Albany, NY after a devastating fire on February 10, 1880 at Albany City Hall destroyed or severely damaged many records for the city and county.

The Index to the public records of the County of Albany, State of New York, 1630-1894 was compiled and printed pursuant to chapter 429 of the laws of 1893, and acts amendatory thereof, under direction of Wheeler B. Melius, Superintendent [1893-1906] of the Albany County (N.Y.). Board of Supervisors.


This database update adds 93,655 records to our database, which now contains Vol. 1-12. The remaining two volumes in the series will be added in the future.


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The Mayflower Descendant to Vol. 25

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The Mayflower DescendantNEHGS is pleased to update the Mayflower Descendant database with volumes 21 through 25, publication years 1919 to 1923.

The Mayflower Descendant has been published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants since 1899. It is an essential source of information on many New England families, and its focus is not limited to those with Mayflower lineage. The journal includes transcriptions and abstracts of deeds, wills, vital records, and other original documents. In addition, it features compiled genealogies and analytical studies of genealogical problems.

The database covers volumes 1 to 25, 1899 to 1923. Additional volumes will be added throughout 2012.

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