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The Register and American Ancestors JournalThe New England Historical and Genealogical Register – Volume 166 (2012)

Published quarterly since 1847, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is the flagship journal of American genealogy and the oldest in the field.

A wide variety of genealogies and source material have been published in the Register for over 160 years, with an emphasis on New England. Authoritative compiled genealogies have always been a primary focus of the Register. Thousands of New England families have been treated in the pages of the journal, and many more are referred to incidentally. Typically, these articles solve a genealogical problem, identify immigrant origins, or present a full-scale treatment of multiple generations.

Volume 166 adds 8,300 searchable names to our existing Register database. You can also read the Register in PDF format.

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The Register and American Ancestors JournalAmerican Ancestors Journal – (2012) 

American Ancestors Journal provides readers genealogical content of national scope, with an emphasis on New York State and out migrations from New England.  The editors are Henry B. Hoff and Helen Schatvet Ullmann, who are also the editor and associate editor of the Register, respectively.

The 2012 issue adds 900 searchable names to our existing American Ancestors Journal database. You can also read the Journal in PDF format.

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Other digital collections of journal publications include The Essex Genealogist, The American Genealogist, and The Virginia Genealogist.


Our bookstore also offers Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More.

The Barbour Collection Update; Ashford, New Milford and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Ashford (1710-1851), New Milford (1712-1860), Newtown (1711-1852) and Pomfret (1705-1850), birth, marriage, and death records. These towns add more than 36,900 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, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Ridgefield, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wethersfield, 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 Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 36-40

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The Mayflower DescendantVolumes 36 to 40 of the The Mayflower Descendant (publication years 1986-1990) are now available to search. Additional volumes will continue to be added regularly throughout the year. With the addition of these volumes, The Mayflower Descendant database now contains more than 245,000 records.

The Mayflower Descendant has been published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants since 1899. It is an essential source of information on many New England families, and its focus is not limited to those with Mayflower lineage. The journal includes transcriptions and abstracts of deeds, wills, vital records, and other original documents. In addition, it features compiled genealogies and analytical studies of genealogical problems.

Other databases related to early New England families include the following: Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633; Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700; and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

Some of the publications available through our bookstore related to early New England families include the following: New Englanders in the 1600s; Genealogical Notes: First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts; and Mayflower Births and Deaths.

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; Durham, Hebron and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Durham (1708–1852), Hebron (1708–1854), Killingly (1708–1850) and Ridgefield (1709-1850), birth, marriage, and death records. These towns provide an additional 26,965 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 Branford, Canterbury, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Durham, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Preston, Ridgefield, Saybrook, Simsbury, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Wallingford, Waterbury, Wethersfield, 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.

Search the Connecticut Vital Records to 1870

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