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New York County: Will Abstracts, 1662-1801

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New Amsterdam 1664This database contains 2,223 will abstracts and more than 40,000 additional indexed names within the abstracts for wills on file in New York City for residents of New York County and some surrounding counties including Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond.

The earliest records date to 1662, while a majority of the records fall between 1782 and 1801. These five volumes (11-15), originally published as "Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's office, City of New York" complement the records in the existing NEHGS database "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 by providing access to records for New York City which are not available elsewhere.


The volumes included in the database are:

Vol. 11: Unrecorded wills, prior to 1790
Vol. 12: June 17, 1782-September 11, 1784
Vol. 13: September 3, 1784-June 12, 1786
Vol. 14: June 12, 1786-February 13, 1796
Vol. 15: February 15, 1796-January 14, 1801 

The testator of any given record is indicated as record type "will" and can be searched by using the record type filter. Other names mentioned in wills are indicated by record type "record."

The publication used to create this database was New-York Historical Society Collections, The John Watts de Peyster publication fund series, volumes 25 through 41.

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NYG&B Record, Vols. 1 - 5

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New York Map The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is the premier genealogical journal devoted to scholarship on families residing in New York State and surrounding areas.

Published quarterly since 1870 by The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Record features articles with a wide variety of records such as bible records, census records, church registers, newspaper extracts, muster rolls, will and deed and proceedings of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

This database currently contains volumes 1 through 5, publication years 1870 to 1874. Additional volumes will be added periodically.

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Providence, RI: Index of Births, 1931-1940

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Providence, RI: City HallPublished by the city of Providence, Rhode Island between 1879 and 1945, this series, in total, contains thirty-one volumes of alphabetical name indexes for Providence vital records. NEHGS previously added the first 22 volumes as the database Providence, RI: Alphabetical Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1636 - 1930

This database, Providence, RI: Index of Births, 1931-1940, currently contains records from Vol. 23, Births 1931-1935 and Vol. 26, Births 1936-1940. These records include child and parent names, dates of birth, and citations to the volume and page numbers of the original recording in the Providence city records.

NEHGS will continue, periodically, to add volumes to AmericanAncestors.org until the full series is online.

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Haring, Clark, Denton, White, Griggs, Judd

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Haring FamilyThe newly updated database, Genealogical and Biographical Notes: Haring-Herring, Clark, Denton, White, Griggs, Judd, and Related Families, compiled by Peter H. Judd, and published by Newbury Street Press of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is now available to search. 

A follow-up to Peter Judd's 1999 award-winning Hatch and Brood of Time, this work examines the lives of the interrelated Haring, Herring, Clark, Denton, Phelps, White, Griggs, and Judd families beginning in the years of the Revolutionary War through to the late twentieth century.

This database includes genealogical and biographical notes on the above families and related familes, that, due to space limitations, were not included in the book. (These notes involve over 300 pages of text.) In modified Register format, the notes set forth the descents on paternal lines, from the immigrant ancestors of six of the principal families in the narrative. These provide a comprehensive set of references to vital and other records, with particular emphasis on prominent individuals in the preceding account. The notes in most instances carry the descents to the point at which there is a juncture with the family line covered in the narrative in the author's More Lasting than Brass that continues to later generations, also included are descendancy charts for Jan Pietersen Haring, Elbert Herring, and Julia Phelps Haring, and ancestor charts of Sarah Clark, Deborah Denton, George Luther White, Robert Foote Griggs, and Stuart Edwards Judd.

The notes include an examination of an early nineteenth-century manuscript devoted to the Haring family, "The Haring Family Notebook," established as the earliest family record validating the Hoorn, Holland, origins of Jan Pietersen Haring of New Amsterdam. There is also a biographical note on Thomas Ivers, father of Elizabeth Ivers, who married Abraham4 Herring, and tables showing burials in the Herring family vault at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, and land transactions associated with Sarah4 Clark and Samuel5 Haring in Oneida County.

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