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Connecticut Vital Records

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Connecticut Map OutlineNewly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Branford (1644–1850), Danbury (1685–1847), Preston (1687–1850) and Waterbury (1686 –1853), 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 Branford, Danbury, Derby, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenwich, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Killingworth, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Preston, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stonington, Stratford, Suffield, Wallingford, Waterbury, 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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Portsmouth, NH Records, 1776 to 1838

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Portsmouth, NHPortsmouth, N.H.: Abstracts from Portsmouth Newspapers, 1776-1800

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These abstracts were created from the online newspaper images of America’s Historical Newspapers, Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876 and from newspapers reviewed at the Library of Congress and the Library at Dartmouth College, by NEHGS member Sean Furniss. Abstracts are grouped as Births, Deaths, Marriages, Probate, Advertisements, Notices, and News items.

The information provided consists solely of abstracts. These abstracts are not exact transcriptions of the wording that was used in the original printed publications. The spelling of the names and words in the abstracts was generally left the same way the names were spelled in the newspapers articles. Readers are encouraged to review the actual publications to obtain the exact text and wording from the original printed versions. Date, page, and column number citations are provided for each abstract.


Portsmouth, NH: Records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1817-1838.

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This compilation of abstracts is intended to provide information about the people who received goods and services from the Overseers of the Poor, Town of Portsmouth. It does not include records for all the general payments made by or to the Overseers of the Poor that could not be associated with individual beneficiaries (paupers).

These abstracts were created from the Family History Library microfilm copy of the Volume 10 transcriptions of the Portsmouth town records containing Vol. II Expenses of Overseers of the Poor.

The Mayflower Descendant, Vol.31-35

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The Mayflower DescendantVolumes 31 to 35 of the The Mayflower Descendant (publication years 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, and 1985 ) are now available to search. Additional volumes will be continue to added regularly throughout the year. (Note – The Mayflower Descendant was not published in 1936, or between 1938 and 1984.)

The Mayflower Descendant has been published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants since 1899. It is an essential source of information on many New England families, and its focus is not limited to those with Mayflower lineage. The journal includes transcriptions and abstracts of deeds, wills, vital records, and other original documents. In addition, it features compiled genealogies and analytical studies of genealogical problems.

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Blue Hill, ME: Vital Records, 1766-1809

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Blue Hill, MaineThe town of Blue Hill, in Hancock County, was established in 1789. These records were transcribed from the town books by Grace Limeburner, of North Brooksville, Maine, in 1941. They include vital records, marriage intentions and a few gravestone inscriptions.

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Brooklyn, NY Records 1660 to 1882

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Brooklyn, NY Historic MapTwo new databases now available to search:

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Cemetery Inscriptions, 1707-1882
These records of Brooklyn, NY cemetery inscriptions were published by the King's County Genealogical Club between 1882 and 1898. They record 1,416 births and deaths from inscriptions in four cemeteries in the Brooklyn area.

Brooklyn, NY: Baptisms and Marriages in the Reformed Dutch Church, 1660-1719
These records of Brooklyn, NY Reformed Dutch Church Baptisms and Marriages were published by the King's County Genealogical Club in 1898. They summarize 735 baptisms and 129 marriages.
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