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Massachusetts 1915 Deaths

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Massachusetts Outline1915 death records for Massachusetts are now available on This update to the Massachusetts Vital Records 1911-1915 database includes 97 volumes of death certificates with 63,009 searchable names.   Note that 1915 Boston death records are in their own volumes, named “1915/Death Boston V1” and “1915/Death Boston V2.”  Unlike the individual death certificates in the other 1915 volumes, the Boston volumes are printed on two pages, with multiple names per page.

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New Connecticut Vital Records

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Connecticut Map OutlineNewly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Derby (1665–1852), Suffield (1674–1850), Wallingford (1670–1850) and Woodbury (1674 –1850), 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 Derby, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenwich, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Killingworth, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Wallingford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Woodbury.

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 to Vol. 68

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TAG 79 Newly updated on, The American Genealogist database now includes volumes 64 through 68, publication years 1989 to 1993.

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.”

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Portsmouth, NH: Vitals, 1706-1841

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Portsmouth, NH These vital records of Portsmouth, NH were abstracted by NEHGS member Sean Furniss from microfilmed records held by the New Hampshire State Archives. The majority of these birth, marriage and death records date from 1706-1841, but a handful are as early as 1700 and as late as 1867.

Mr. Furniss also abstracted Portsmouth records from the Overseers of the Poor, Warnings Out records, and a variety of Portsmouth newspapers. These databases will be released in coming weeks.

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