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Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions

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Long Island 79This database contains over 13,000 inscriptions from 98 cemeteries on Long Island, in Kings, Queens, Suffolk, and Nassau counties. Created from a typescript set of cemetery inscriptions donated to NEHGS by Josephine C. Frost between 1912 and 1914, the original typescript volumes are numbered 1-12, but only ten volumes remain, volumes 6 and 10 being lost to time. The records date between 1652 and 1910. 

A complete list of the cemeteries included can be seen here: New York: Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions, 1652-1910.


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Connecticut Vital Records Added

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Barbour Collection Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Haddam (1668–1852), Killingworth (1867–1850), Lyme (1667–1852) and Simsbury (1670 –1855), birth, marriage, and death records.

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Fairfield, Farmington, Greenwich, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Killingworth, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Wethersfield, and Windsor.

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

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.


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The American Genealogist Vol. 59-63

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The American Genealogist coverNewly updated on, The American Genealogist database now includes volumes 59 through 63, publication years 1983 to 1987.

The journal now known as
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 9–63. Additional sets of five volumes are scheduled to be added periodically throughout 2012. Volumes 1–8, covering the years 1923–1932, are already available online under the name “Families of Ancient New Haven.”

Founded 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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Reformed Dutch Church Baptisms, 1639-1730

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Reformed Dutch ChurchThe Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York was officially founded in 1628, although services conducted by laymen had been held for several years earlier.  The church building was rebuilt on several occasions and the most famous today is probably the Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue at 29th St. in New York City.

This database contains 44,600 names of Mothers, Fathers and Witnesses at baptisms. 

Histories of the church can be found here: and here: Wikipedia.

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