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The Maine Genealogist: Vol. 24-27

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Published since 1977, The Maine Genealogist is a quarterly journal that features scholarly articles, often written by members of the Maine Genealogical Society, founded in 1976. Beginning as a newsletter for the society, the publication evolved into The Maine Seine, published until 1990, and became a notable source of surname queries, transcriptions from original records and manuscript materials, articles, and book reviews. The title was changed to The Maine Genealogist in 1991, and each issue, now 48 pages, continues the mission of preserving the genealogical record of Maine towns and families.

This database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; author, article title and keyword. This update adds volumes 24-27 (publication years 2002-2005), containing more than 21,000 records. Earlier volumes will be uploaded throughout the year. The database currently holds more than 45,000 records.   

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

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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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Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850

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In 1891, James N. Arnold began publishing a series of vital records books for the towns of Rhode Island. The series would go on to include church records and newspaper records, ultimately filling twenty-one volumes with information. This re-indexing of our original 2002 database includes records from Volumes 1-6. Together, these volumes contain more than 185,000 records. These records are indexed by name, date, location, and event type. Names of parents and spouses have also been indexed, when available.

All 21 volumes are available for viewing at the NEHGS Research Library, call number F78.A75. Additional volumes will be added to this online collection throughout the year.

Other Rhode Island databases available through our digital collections include Rhode Island Roots; Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index; and Members of the Artillery Company of Newport, Rhode Island.

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Update to Early Families of New England

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 Great Migration DatabaseThis update includes five new sketches for the families of William Hilton (m. 1640, Sarah Greenleaf), Samuel Jenney (m. 1646, Susannah Wood), Daniel Warner (m. 1640, Elizabeth Denne), John Warner (m. 1640, Priscilla Symonds), and Humphrey Woodbury (m. 1637, Elizabeth Hunter)

The Early New England Families Study Project has been created to fill the need for accurate and concise published summaries on seventeenth-century New England families. Using Clarence Almon Torrey’s bibliographic index of early New England marriages and its recent successors as a guide, our goal is to compile authoritative and documented sketches to be published in searchable format on AmericanAncestors.org and, potentially, in a series of books. Following the work of Robert Charles Anderson in the Great Migration Study Project, the Early New England Families Study Project will, in the next decades, deal with more than 35,000 marriages.

The Great Migration Study Project will eventually treat all immigrants who came to New England through 1640. The Early New England Families Study Project will focus on individuals who emigrated in 1641 or later, but our sketches will be grouped by year of marriage rather than immigration. Consequently, in the transition between the two projects we cannot always simply use the year of marriage as our only benchmark. Some couples who married in 1641 had already arrived in New England, unmarried, and are being treated in the Great Migration Study Project. Some couples who arrived in 1641 were married before they came to New England. Some children who came to New England with their parents during the Great Migration were married before 1641 but were not (or will not be) fully treated in the Great Migration Study Project. The Early New England Families Study Project will continue on to treat all marriages through 1700.

Although “Torrey’s Marriages” is credited with indexing nearly all New England marriages in the seventeenth-century, some exceptions will be addressed in our project. Included in these exceptions are nonwhite and non-Protestant couples, as well as couples identified in the last fifty years.

Other online study projects include the Great Migration Study Project and Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.

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Barbour Collection Connecticut Vital Records Update

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Bethany (1832-1853), Bloomfield (1835-1853), North Branford (1831-1854), and Westport (1835-1850). Together, these towns add more than 1,400 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 120 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, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Chatham, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, New Canaan, 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 over the next 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.

If you have any questions about this, or any other database on the AmericanAncestors.org website, please contact us at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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Barbour Collection Update: Avon, Madison, Conn. and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Avon (1830-1851), Madison (1826-1850), Monroe (1823-1854), and Prospect (1827-1858). Together, these towns add more than 3,100 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 116 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, Bethlehem, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Chatham, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, New Canaan, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, 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, 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 over the next 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.

If you have any questions about this, or any other database on the AmericanAncestors.org website, please contact us at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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Western Mass. Families in 1790 Addition

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790Recently added sketches: Ebenezer Prior, Chester; Enos Dickinson, Amherst; Isaac Parsons, Southampton; John Howland, Conway; Joshua Smith, Sandisfield; Moses Way, Lenox; and Timothy Way, Lenox.

This database contains genealogical sketches of families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (in what now also includes Franklin and Hampden Counties). Each sketch begins with the head of household, their genealogical information, followed by their spouse and any further biographical information. Following this is the information about their children and their spouses. Many families migrated into western Massachusetts only to migrate further west, often through New York, and elsewhere. These sketches were submitted by NEHGS members and staff and edited by Helen S. Ullmann, FASG. Learn more about the project.

The first printed volume of this series is now available. Our database will be enlarged over time thanks to the submitted contribution of NEHGS members and staff.

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