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The Barbour Collection Update: Canaan, Goshen & More

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Canaan (1739-1852), Goshen (1739-1854), Harwinton (1737-1854) and New Hartford (1740-1854), birth, marriage, and death records. These towns add more than 11,000 records to this database collection.

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Ashford, Branford, Canaan, Canterbury, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Goshen, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Harwinton, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Litchfield, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New Hartford, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Ridgefield, Saybrook, Simsbury, Somers, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Tolland, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wethersfield, Willington, Windham, Windsor, Woodbury, and Woodstock. 


The complete Barbour collection contains information on 137 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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The Barbour Collection Update: East Haddam, Somers & More

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): East Haddam (1743-1857), Somers (1734-1850), Union (1734-1850) and Willington (1727-1851), birth, marriage, and death records. These towns add more than 22,000 records to this database collection.

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Ashford, Branford, Canterbury, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Litchfield, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Ridgefield, Saybrook, Simsbury, Somers, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Tolland, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wethersfield, Willington, Windham, Windsor, Woodbury, and Woodstock. 


The complete Barbour collection contains information on 137 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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Rhode Island Roots Vol. 6-10

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When Rhode Island Roots began publication in 1975, the publication served both as a newsletter for the newly formed Rhode Island Genealogical Society (RIGS) and as an aid to careful genealogical research. While it was short and unsophisticated in design, Roots was a serious publication assembled by people with considerable genealogical experience. This update includes volumes 6-10, publication years 1980-1984, and adds more than 20,000 records to this collection. 

Each issue of the quarterly journal, now 52 pages, features at least one compiled genealogy along with Bible records, transcriptions of original sources, book reviews, and studies of the genealogical implications of historical events. Indices of land and Notarial records and petitions to the General Assembly, transcriptions of estimates of ratable estate, gravestones, and early census records all provide invaluable clues to Rhode Island genealogy. The authors include well-known genealogists as well as RIGS members with stories of their own families to tell. 

Other Rhode Island databases available through our digital collections include Rhode Island Vital Records, 1636-1850; Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index; and Members of the Artillery Company of Newport, Rhode Island.

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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