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Penn. Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 1 - 10

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Pennsylvania Genealogical MagazineVolumes 1 to 10 (publication years 1895 to 1929) are currently available to search. Additional volumes will be added regularly throughout the year.

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, published by the Philadelphia-based Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania since 1895, publishes family histories, original records, book reviews, and scholarly essays. 

Early volumes (1895–1947) focus on southeastern Pennsylvania and neighboring areas of New Jersey and Delaware and publish original records and documents for the use of genealogical researchers; these documents include public records, election returns, births, deaths, marriages, court records, census reports, and immigration/emigration records.

From 1948–1964, the journal primarily published biographies and family histories. In 1965, the journal expanded the focus of its scholarship to facilitate genealogical research beyond southeastern Pennsylvania and has maintained a more or less consistent balance between publishing compiled genealogies and original source materials.

From 2001 the journal has also published “genealogical summaries” to accompany all compiled genealogies and has further expanded its geographical scope to emphasize research on the European backgrounds of immigrants to Pennsylvania.

From 1895 to 1947, the magazine was called Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

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New Netherland Connections, Vol. 1 - 13

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New Netherlands, 1685 Begun in 1996 and edited by Dorothy A. Koenigh, New Netherland Connections is a genealogical quarterly that aims to help people trying to identify and document their New Netherland ancestors. It focuses on the Dutch colonial period (1624-1664) In New York and New Jersey. Each issue has feature articles, replies to queries, items of Dutch colonial interest, and queries (of any length) and runs to about 28 pages.

Particular attention is paid to identifying the European origins of New Netherland settlers -- for example the issues from August 1999 to August 2000 (volumes 4:3-5:3) contain translated excerpts -- made by the late Dutch genealogist, Pim Niuwenhuis -- from the notarial documents containing the phrase Nieuw Nederland preserved in the Amsterdam Archive (Gemeentearchief). Another rich source never before indexed is the Doopregister der Hollanders in Brazilie (Some Baptisms of the Dutch in Brazil, 1633-1654), compiled by C.J. Wasch in 1888 and 1889. These records document the names of children baptized at Recife and the surrounding areas and include the names of their parents and baptismal sponsors. These records appear here from February 2006 to February 2008 (volumes 11:1 - 13:1).

Though the late Jean D. Worden produced hard-copy, every-name indexes for volumes 1 through 9, and Henry B. Hoff published 3 indexes in The NYG&B Newsletter and its successor, the NYG&B Researcher identifying families that had been substantively featured in New Netherland Connections, this database is the first full index to names and topics to be found in all issues of New Netherland Connections.

This database includes an index to the 50,473 names referenced in the first thirteen volumes (1996-2008). The images of the original journal pages are available from the search results pages 

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Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 Update

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Connecticut 79 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, Saybrook, Stonington, Wethersfield, and Windsor.

The complete Barbour collection contains information on 137 Connecticut towns. The database will be enlarged over time to include all towns.

This collection contains records of marriages, births, and deaths in Connecticut towns from the 1640s to about 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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Massachusetts Vital Records, 1912 Deaths

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Massachusetts Map1912 death records for Massachusetts are now available on This update to the Massachusetts Vital Records records database includes 111 volumes of death certificates with 63,526 searchable names.

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