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The Essex Genealogist & Western Mass. Families in 1790

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Essex County, MAThe Essex Genealogist, Volumes 26 & 27 added.

The 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 27 (publication years 1981-2007) are available. Volume 28 (2008) will be added in 2013.

The database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; article title; and subject.  There are now 191,649 records in this database.

Other genealogical journals available through our digital collections include the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The American Genealogist, and The Virginia Genealogist.

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 – Five new sketches.

Added this week, sketches of Luther Pomeroy, Chester, MA; Nathaniel Porter, Great Barrington, MA; Christopher Bowen, Partridgefield (Peru), MA; James Cody Apthrop, Partridgefield (Peru), MA; and Jonathan Remington, Adams, MA.

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.

Our bookstore also offers Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 in print.

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Posted by Chris Carter at 12/17/2012 11:00:00 AM | 


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