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NY G&B Record, Vols. 21-25

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 New York Map OutlineThe New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is the premier genealogical journal devoted to scholarship on families residing in New York State and surrounding areas. Published quarterly since 1870 by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Record features compiled genealogies and transcriptions of Bible records, census records, church registers, newspaper extracts, muster rolls, wills and deeds, and proceedings of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

This week, we have added volumes 21-25, containing 34,000 additional name records. The database currently contains volumes 1 through 25, publication years 1870 to 1894. In total, this database contains 168,505 records. Future volumes will be added periodically.

Other New York databases include: New York: Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships, 1787-1835New York: Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions, 1652-1910; and New York: Albany County Deeds, 1630-1894. 

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The Barbour Collection Update; Canterbury, Groton and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Canterbury (1703–1850), Groton  (1704–1853), Lebanon (1700–1864) and Plainfield (1699-1852), birth, marriage, and death records. In total, this database contains 356,063 records.

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Branford, Canterbury, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Preston, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wethersfield, Windham, Windsor, Woodbury, and Woodstock.

The complete Barbour collection contains information on 137 Connecticut towns. The remaining towns will be added to the database over the next year. Our library also offers the complete Barbour collection onsite.

This collection contains records of marriages, births, and deaths in Connecticut towns from the 1640s to about 1850, some towns include records up to 1870. These records were collected, transcribed, and abstracted by Lucius Barnes Barbour (Connecticut Examiner of Public Records, 1911–1934) and his team of researchers between 1918 and 1928.

Mr. Barbour became a member of NEHGS in 1907, in which capacity he remained until his death in 1934. This set of typescripts was donated to NEHGS by Mr. Barbour's wife and children in 1938.

Other Connecticut databases include: Connecticut Nutmegger, Connecticut: Early Probate Records, and the Family of Ancient New Haven.

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Penn. Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 26 - 30

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Pennsylvania 79Volumes 26 to 30 (publication years 1969 to 1978) of The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine are newly added online to, offering an additional 30,645 records. Now, volumes 1 to 30 are available to search. Additional volumes will be added throughout the year.

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, published by the Philadelphia-based Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania since 1895, publishes family histories, original records, book reviews, and scholarly essays.

Early volumes (1895–1947) focus on southeastern Pennsylvania and neighboring areas of New Jersey and Delaware and publish original records and documents for the use of genealogical researchers; these documents include public records, election returns, births, deaths, marriages, court records, census reports, and immigration/emigration records. Our library also offers this resource in both hard-copy and CD-ROM format.

From 1948–1964, the journal primarily published biographies and family histories. In 1965, the journal expanded the focus of its scholarship to facilitate genealogical research beyond southeastern Pennsylvania and has maintained a more or less consistent balance between publishing compiled genealogies and original source materials.

From 2001 the journal has also published “genealogical summaries” to accompany all compiled genealogies and has further expanded its geographical scope to emphasize research on the European backgrounds of immigrants to Pennsylvania.

From 1895 to 1947, the magazine was called Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

We also offer a wide variety of other regional and national journals, including the The Mayflower Descendant, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and The American Genealogist.

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