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Barbour Collection Connecticut Vital Records Addition

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Chester (1836-1852), Clinton (1838-1854), East Lyme (1839-1853), and Ledyard (1836-1855). Together, these towns add more than 2,900 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 124 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, Avon, Barkhamstead, Berlin, Bethany, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Chatham, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, New Canaan, New Hartford, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Branford, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Orange, Oxford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Prospect, 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, Westport, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, and Woodstock. 


The complete Barbour collection contains information on 136 Connecticut towns. The remaining towns will be added to the database throughout the 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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Massachusetts: 1855 State Census

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Massachusetts took state censuses in 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945. General summaries have been published for most of these censuses, but the actual town-by-town census schedules exist for only 1855 and 1865. The original schedules for 1855 and 1865 are currently held by the Massachusetts State Archives. The original schedules for the other years appear to have been lost.

The 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts state censuses provide a complementary resource to the United States federal censuses, allowing researchers to trace a family every five years between 1850 and 1870. The state census can also occasionally provide additional information not present in the federal census, such as town or county of birth.  For the 1855 census, an individual’s town of birth was recorded for most residents in the towns of Abington, Andover, Brimfield, Brookline, Carlisle, Dennis, Enfield, Harwich, Holland, Ipswich, Marshfield, New Ashford, North Attleboro, Pembroke, Provincetown, Shutesbury, Wayland, Wellfleet, Westport, Wilmington, and Yarmouth. This database holds more than 1.1 million records.  

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NEHGS NEXUS: New England Across the United States

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Published between 1983 and 1999, NEXUS (New England Across the United States) was the bimonthly newsletter of the New England Historic Genealogical Society that later evolved into New England Ancestors (now American Ancestors) magazine. NEXUS featured a variety of articles pertaining to genealogical research, including Gary Boyd Roberts' "Notable Kin" column. Other topics covered matrilineal studies, interviews with industry professionals, news of the society, and research queries. 

This database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; article title and keyword. Currently, Volumes 13-16 (publication years 1996-1999) are available. Earlier volumes will be uploaded throughout the year. The database currently holds more than 36,000 records.   

Other periodical databases available through our digital collections include New England Historical and Genealogical Register; The American Genealogist; and The Mayflower Descendant.

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