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The American Genealogist, Vols. 49 - 53

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The American GenealogistNewly updated on, The American Genealogist database now includes volumes 49 through 53, publication years 1973 to 1977.

The American Genealogist (TAG) has been published quarterly since 1923, and represents an important body of scholarly genealogical research covering the breadth of the United States (with an early preference for New England). NEHGS is pleased to offer it as a fully searchable online database. The current TAG database covers volumes 9–53. Additional sets of five volumes are scheduled to be added periodically throughout 2011. Volumes 1–8, covering the years 1923–1932, are already available online under the name “Families of Ancient New Haven.”

Founded in 1923 by Donald Lines Jacobus, TAG is edited by a trio of NEHGS members: Dr. David L. Greene, FASG; Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the NEHGS Great Migration Study Project; and Joseph C. Anderson II, FASG, who is also editor of The Maine Genealogist. These distinguished genealogists, along with dozens of highly-regarded contributors, uphold and advance the standards for genealogical scholarship so carefully articulated by Jacobus and the Jacobus “School.”

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The Mayflower Descendant, Vols. 11 - 15

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The Mayflower DescendantNEHGS is pleased to update the Mayflower Descendant database with volumes 11 through 15, publication years 1909 to 1913.

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 15, 1899 to 1913. Additional volumes will be added throughout 2011.

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Mason Membership Cards, Surnames E – H

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Masons Database Update E - HNEHGS is pleased to announce the addition of 66,759 new records to the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts Membership 1733 – 1990 database. This important collection contains information on masons from original membership cards of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts. Membership card data includes date of birth, place of birth, occupation, and residency information.

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Barrington & Argyle, Nova Scotia Vital Records

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Nova ScotiaThis database includes records of births, deaths, marriages, and local family histories from the 1710s through the 1900s for Barrington & Argyle, Nova Scotia. It also includes information on the original proprietors of nearby towns Liverpool, Annapolis, and Yarmouth.

Barrington was established in 1759 and settled extensively by New England Planters and Loyalists. Argyle was granted township in 1771.

The records for Barrington are registers kept by town clerks Samuel O’Doane Junior and Senior, who recorded births, deaths, and marriages from the 1710s through 1856.

The records related to Argyle range from the 1770s through the first decade of the twentieth century. In addition to births, marriages, and deaths, the Argyle records include the genealogies of prominent local families.


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