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The American Genealogist Vol. 69-73

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The American Genealogist Vol. 69-73Newly updated on, The American Genealogist database now includes volumes 69 through 73, publication years 1994 to 1998.

The journal now known as The American Genealogist (TAG) has been published quarterly since 1923, and represents an important body of scholarly genealogical research covering the breadth of the United States (with an early preference for New England). NEHGS is pleased to offer it as a fully searchable online database. The current TAG database covers volumes 9–73. Additional sets of five volumes are scheduled to be added periodically throughout 2012. Volumes 1–8, covering the years 1923–1932, are already available online under the name “Families of Ancient New Haven.”

Founded by Donald Lines Jacobus, TAG is edited by a trio of NEHGS members: Dr. David L. Greene, FASG; Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the NEHGS Great Migration Study Project; and Joseph C. Anderson II, FASG, who is also editor of The Maine Genealogist. These distinguished genealogists, along with dozens of highly-regarded contributors, uphold and advance the standards for genealogical scholarship so carefully articulated by Jacobus and the Jacobus “School.”


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Connecticut vitals to 1870 update

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Connecticut Map OutlineNewly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Colchester (1699–1850), Glastonbury (1690–1854), Windham (1692–1850) and Woodstock (1848 –1866), 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, Stratford, Stonington, 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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The Town Book of Bow, New Hampshire

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The Town Book of BowThe town of Bow, New Hampshire was organized in 1727. In 1933, Priscilla Hammond transcribed the records of Bow, NH town meetings from 1767 to 1820, and vital records from 1710 to 1890. This database contains records of 1,287 births, 607 marriages, 92 deaths, and 5,773 other records.

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The Essex Genealogist to Volume 25

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Essex County, MAThe leading publication for genealogical research in Essex County, Massachusetts, this quarterly journal has been published since 1981 by The Essex Society of Genealogists (founded in 1975).

Within the pages of this journal are selections of cemetery transcriptions, bible records, vital and church records relating to families from Essex County. The Essex Genealogist has had published numerous Anentafel’s (Ancestor Tables) of the ancestry of their members, as well as verbatim transcriptions of lectures over the years.

Currently, volumes 1 to 25 (publication years 1981-2005) are available. Additional volumes will be added through the year.

The database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; article title; and subject. There are now 183,198 records in this database.


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