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The Essex Genealogist

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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 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 5 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.

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Londonderry, NH: Vital Records to 1910

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Londonderry, NHThis database contains the records of 5,094 births, 2,012 marriage intentions, 3,603 marriages, and 2,709 deaths between the years 1720 and 1910 for the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

The immigrants who settled the Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire, were descendants of a colony migrating from Scotland to Northern Ireland (Ulster) about 1612.A large number of these Scotch-Irish settlers left their homes in Londonderry, Ireland, and arrived in Boston in 1718 to start a new life without religious wars and persecution.

Of the five shiploads of people under the guidance of Rev. James MacGregor, one group remained in Boston, one group settled in Dracut and Andover and a third group ventured north to what is now Portland, Maine. A harsh winter and low provisions forced the third group to retreat south to Haverhill, Massachusetts, where they heard of a twelve square mile area “abound with nut trees”. Sixteen families left Haverhill for Nutfield in 1719 and on June 21, 1722, established a charter for the Township of Londonderry.

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Plaistow, NH: Vital Records

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Plaistow-NHPlaistow, NH: Vital Records contains 7,298 records of birth, marriage, and death between 1652 and 1905 for the town of Plaistow, New Hampshire.

Plaistow was originally part of Haverhill, Massachusetts, before its annexation to New Hampshire. It was chartered as a separate parish in 1749 and the town was established in 1761.

These records were abstracted by Priscilla Hammond of Concord, New Hampshire, in 1937 from a voluminous manuscript notebook in the possession of the New Hampshire Historical Society. The information from the manuscript notebook was compiled from church records, later town records, and records from neighboring towns about Plaistow as well as private sources.

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New York: Albany County Deeds, 1630-1894

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New York MapThe 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 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 database currently contains Vol. 1-4. Additional volumes will be added regularly.

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