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Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2012

Researching Family Heirlooms:
Two Case Studies

Up Front

A Special Announcement

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In This Issue

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Letters & Feedback

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Announcements
Michael Dukakis and Bryan Sykes to be features at Annual Dinner • New key staff members • Finding Your Roots films at NEHGS • 2012 Great Migration Newsletter • ASG names new Fellow and Jacobus Award recipient • Book launch • NEHGS discussion board • Volunteers saluted at annual luncheon • Coming soon from NEHGS • Searchable databases • NEHGS participates in toy drive • Upcoming conferences • Obituary • Special NEHGS anniversaries

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Education Programs & Tours
Getting Started in Genealogy • Discovering American War of 1812 Veterans • Weekend Research Getaways • New York Family History Day with Ancestry.com • Nova Scotia Heritage Tour • Albany Research Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour • Boston Educational Programs

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The Online Genealogist

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Features

Following the Threads of the Carver Fruit Tree Family Register
Dan and Marty Campanelli

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More than a Spoon: Tracing a Matrilineal Heirloom through Seven Generations
Deborah Nowers

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Lives Captured in Verse: The William and Hannah (Fornis) Conant Family
Deborah Stewart Adams

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A Glimpse into the Store Window: The Records of S. Stern & Co., Marcellus, Michigan
James E. Carbine with Judith Huber Halseth

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Two Widows: Alice Rand (1594–1691) and Mary Nash (ca. 1605–74)
Roger Thompson

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Pension and Bounty-Land Records Relating to Military Service in the War of 1812
John P. Deeben

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Bonnets, Bowlers, and Boaters: Interpreting Nineteenth-Century Hats
Maureen A. Taylor

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Columns

Genetics & Genealogy
Surnames and DNA — A Revolution in Methodology
George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey

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Manuscripts at NEHGS
The Lamoureux Family Papers
Timothy G. X. Salls

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Diaries at NEHGS
From the Diary of Helen M. Warner, January 1850
Robert Shaw

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Focus on New York
New Netherland Connections and Researching New York Dutch Families
Henry B. Hoff

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Family Focus
Genealogies in Progress, Genealogies Recently Published, Other Books & CDs Recently Published, Family Associations, DNA Studies in Progress

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About NEHGS

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