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Western Mass. Families in 1790 Addition

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790Recently added sketches: Ebenezer Prior, Chester; Enos Dickinson, Amherst; Isaac Parsons, Southampton; John Howland, Conway; Joshua Smith, Sandisfield; Moses Way, Lenox; and Timothy Way, Lenox.

This database contains genealogical sketches of families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (in what now also includes Franklin and Hampden Counties). Each sketch begins with the head of household, their genealogical information, followed by their spouse and any further biographical information. Following this is the information about their children and their spouses. Many families migrated into western Massachusetts only to migrate further west, often through New York, and elsewhere. These sketches were submitted by NEHGS members and staff and edited by Helen S. Ullmann, FASG. Learn more about the project.

The first printed volume of this series is now available. Our database will be enlarged over time thanks to the submitted contribution of NEHGS members and staff.

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Barbour Collection Update: Bridgeport, Chaplin and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Bridgeport (1821-1854), Chaplin (1822-1851), Manchester (1823-1853), and Orange (1822-1850). Together, these towns add more than 4,200 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 112 towns in Connecticut.  

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Ashford, Barkhamstead, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Chatham, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New Canaan, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Orange, Oxford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Saybrook, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbridge, 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 NutmeggerConnecticut: Early Probate Records, and Families of Ancient New Haven.  

Connecticut publications available through our bookstore include: Stamford Town Records, Volume 1, 1641-1723; Colony of Connecticut Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711; and Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes.

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Pioneer Irish of Onondaga (About 1776-1847)

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 New York Map OutlineThis week we have added a new database, Pioneer Irish of Onondaga, which contains more than 3,500 names of individuals from more than 690 families of early Irish settlers of Onondaga County, New York, covering the years 1776-1847. The work was written by Dr. Theresa Bannan and published in 1911. Due to the scarcity of records for the region during this time period, Dr. Bannan's notes were largely compiled from oral interviews with members and descendants of the pioneer families. There are sections for the towns of Salina, Syracuse, Onondaga, Geddes, DeWitt, Lysander, Spafford, Skaneateles, Marcellus, LaFayette, Camillus, Elbridge, Otisco, Tully, Pompey, Fabius, Clay, Cicero, Manlius, and Van Buren.

The book is also available to read at the NEHGS Research Library, call number F127.O6 B17 1911.

Other Onondaga County, New York resources available through our digital collections are Onondaga County, NY: Abstracts of Wills, 1796-1841 and Onondaga County, NY: Guardianship Records, 1815-1849.

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Barbour Collection Update: Chatham, Darien and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Chatham (1767-1854), Darien (1820-1851), Griswold (1815-1848), and North Stonington (1807-1852). Together, these towns add more than 8,800 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 108 towns in Connecticut.

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Ashford, Barkhamstead, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bozrah, Branford, Bristol, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canterbury, Canton, Chatham, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New Canaan, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Oxford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Saybrook, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbridge, 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 NutmeggerConnecticut: Early Probate Records, and Families of Ancient New Haven.  

Connecticut publications available through our bookstore include: Stamford Town Records, Volume 1, 1641-1723; Colony of Connecticut Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711; and Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes.

If you have any questions about this, or any other database on the AmericanAncestors.org website, please contact us at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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