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  • American Ancestors Magazine Spring 2012

    Volume 13, Number 2, Spring 2012

    “Captivity with ye Barbarous Turks”:
    17th-Century New Englanders Held Hostage

    Up Front

    A Special Announcement

     

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    In This Issue

     

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    Letters & Feedback

     

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    Announcements
    2012 Summer Dinner • Free Fun Friday • African-American History and Genealogy Day • Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition • NEHGS hosts Italian partnership • ASG Scholar Award • Junior League of Boston at NEHGS • New York Family History Day • The Complete Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 1–20 • The Winthrop Fleet • Guide to Published Genealogies in the Library of the New England Historic Genealogical Society • Duck “ConDUCKtors” Breakfast and Tour • New searchable databases • Obituaries

     

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    Education Programs & Tours
    Behind the Scenes Tour of “Old Ironsides” • Come Home to New England • Publishing Your Family History • Fall Weekend Research Getaway • Albany Research Tour • Salt Lake City Research Tour • Boston Educational Programs

     

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    The Online Genealogist

     

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    Features

    “Captivity with ye Barbarous Turks”: Seventeeth-Century New Englanders Held Hostage
    Beth A. Bower

     

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    From Family Myth to Historical Account: The McMillan Incident in 1814 Detroit
    Patricia Dingwall Thompson

     

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    The Path to Edward Bird: A Story of Identity, Assimilation, and Discovery
    Michael F. Dwyer

     

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    Weighing the Evidence
    Henry B. Hoff

     

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    Was Susanna (Boylston) Adams Illiterate?
    Harry Faulkner

     

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    Establishing Kinship with Family Reunion Announcements
    Patricia Bravender

     

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    Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Abstracts, 1706–1863: New Databases on AmericanAncestors.org
    Sean Furniss

     

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    Columns

    Genetics & Genealogy
    Chasing Harrimans through Y-DNA
    F. Stephen Gauss

     

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    Manuscripts at NEHGS
    Serving our Members: Manuscript Reference Services at NEHGS
    Judith Lucey

     

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    Diaries at NEHGS
    An Excerpt from “Inklings of Belknap Street Sabbath School, Vol. 1,” by Josiah Freeman Bumstead, 1834
    Robert Shaw

     

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    Focus on New York
    Appreciating the New York State Census
    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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