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    Volume 11, Number 1, Winter 2010

    Opening the Ozarks:
    First Families of Southwest Missouri, 1835–1839

    Up Front

    Greetings from NEHGS
    D. Brenton Simons

     

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    In This Issue
    Lynn Betlock

     

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    Letters & Feedback

     

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    Announcements
    Annual Dinner Gala with Annette Gordon-Read • “Faces of America” at NEHGS with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. • Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. introduces new book • Donald R. Friary appointed to Massachusetts Historical Commission • Staff promotions and appointments • Sons of Italy present NEHGS with Certificate of Appreciation • Volunteers Critical to NEHGS Success • Volunteers needed • New Searchable Databases • Bryan Sykes visits NEHGS • News and Notes from Development • NEHGS Anniversaries

     

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    Education Programs & Tours
    Family History Day • Technology and Genealogy Seminar • Weekend Research Getaways • Writing Your Family History Seminar • Irish Genealogy Research Tour • Come Home to New England • Quebec Research Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour • Online and Boston Educational Programs

     

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    The Online Genealogist

     

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    Features

    Opening the Ozarks: First Families of Southwest Missouri, 1835–1839
    Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FASG

     

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    The Joys of Prosopography: Collective Biography for Genealogists
    Robert Charles Anderson, FASG

     

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    The First Settlers of New York in 1624
    Henry B. Hoff

     

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    The First Settlers of Quebec
    Michael J. Leclerc

     

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    Tracking Migrating Families: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations
    Paula Stuart-Warren

     

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    Garrisons in New England: “…Whereto They Are Orderly Assigned”
    Todd Macalister

     

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    Looking at AfricanAmericanAncestors.org
    Kenyatta D. Berry and Michael J. Leclerc

     

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    Three Generations to Scotland: A Unique NEHGS Research Tour Experience
    Megan Houlihan, Laural Porter Houlihan, and Janis Bailey

     

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    Hair Sense and Sensibility
    Maureen A. Taylor

     

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    Philatelic Genealogy Update: An Initial Assessment of the Genealogical Value of Old Envelopes and Postcards
    James R. MIller

     

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    Columns

    Genetics & Genealogy
    Beyond Genealogical DNA Research: Examining Genetic Health Profiles
    David Allen Lambert

     

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    Manuscripts at NEHGS
    Documenting Maine’s Muscongus Patent and More: The Henry Augustus Peirce Papers
    Timothy G. X. Salls

     

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    Diaries at NEHGS
    Excerpts from the Diary of Rebecca Boylston Clark of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1804
    Robert Shaw

     

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    Tales from the Courthouse
    Turbulent Topsfield: A Tale of Two Ministers
    Diane Rapaport

     

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    Focus on New York
    Some Favorite Upstate New York Resources
    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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