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The American Genealogist to Vol. 58

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The American Genealogist coverNewly updated on, The American Genealogist database now includes volumes 54 through 58, publication years 1978 to 1982.

The journal now known as The American Genealogist (TAG) has been published quarterly since 1923, and represents an important body of scholarly genealogical research covering the breadth of the United States (with an early preference for New England). NEHGS is pleased to offer it as a fully searchable online database. The current TAG database covers volumes 9–58. Additional sets of five volumes are scheduled to be added periodically throughout 2012. Volumes 1–8, covering the years 1923–1932, are already available online under the name “Families of Ancient New Haven.”

Founded by Donald Lines Jacobus, TAG is edited by a trio of NEHGS members: Dr. David L. Greene, FASG; Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the NEHGS Great Migration Study Project; and Joseph C. Anderson II, FASG, who is also editor of The Maine Genealogist. These distinguished genealogists, along with dozens of highly-regarded contributors, uphold and advance the standards for genealogical scholarship so carefully articulated by Jacobus and the Jacobus “School.”


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New Netherland Connections Completed

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New Netherlands, 1685Begun in 1996 and edited by Dorothy A. Koenigh, New Netherland Connections is a genealogical quarterly that aims to help people trying to identify and document their New Netherland ancestors. It focuses on the Dutch colonial period (1624-1664) In New York and New Jersey. Each issue has feature articles, replies to queries, items of Dutch colonial interest, and queries (of any length) and runs to about 28 pages. 

Particular attention is paid to identifying the European origins of New Netherland settlers -- for example the issues from August 1999 to August 2000 (volumes 4:3-5:3) contain translated excerpts -- made by the late Dutch genealogist, Pim Niuwenhuis -- from the notarial documents containing the phrase Nieuw Nederland preserved in the Amsterdam Archive (Gemeentearchief). Another rich source never before indexed is the Doopregister der Hollanders in Brazilie (Some Baptisms of the Dutch in Brazil, 1633-1654), compiled by C.J. Wasch in 1888 and 1889. These records document the names of children baptized at Recife and the surrounding areas and include the names of their parents and baptismal sponsors. These records appear here from February 2006 to February 2008 (volumes 11:1 - 13:1). 

Though the late Jean D. Worden produced hard-copy, every-name indexes for volumes 1 through 9, and Henry B. Hoff published 3 indexes in The NYG&B Newsletter and its successor, the NYG&B Researcher identifying families that had been substantively featured in New Netherland Connections, this database is the first full index to names and topics to be found in all issues of New Netherland Connections. 

This database includes an index to all 57,463 names referenced in the full fifteen volume run (1996-2010) of New Netherland Connections. The images of the original journal pages are available from the search results pages. 


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New York: Albany County Deeds Updated

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New York MapThis important fourteen volume set of 250,000 land transactions in Albany County, searchable by grantor, grantee, corporation and date of transaction represents some of the only surviving early records of Albany, NY after a devastating fire on February 10, 1880 at Albany City Hall destroyed or severely damaged many records for the city and county.


The Index to the public records of the County of Albany, State of New York, 1630-1894 was compiled and printed pursuant to chapter 429 of the laws of 1893, and acts amendatory thereof, under direction of Wheeler B. Melius, Superintendent [1893-1906] of the Albany County (N.Y.). Board of Supervisors.

The database currently contains Vol. 1-8. Additional volumes will be added regularly.


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The Essex Genealogist, Vols. 1-10

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Essex County, MA 2The leading publication for genealogical research in Essex County, Massachusetts, this quarterly journal has been published since 1981 by the 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 10 (publications years 1981-1990) are available. Additional volumes will be added through the year.

The database is searchable by first and last name; volume and page; article title and subject.


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