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Vermont Births, 1871-1908

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 VermontWe have updated our Vermont vital records database to include birth records filed for the years 1871-1908. These records are currently held by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. With the addition of these records, this collection now includes more than 1.2 million birth records, more than 1.3 million marriage records, and more than 810,000 death records. Names of parents and spouses have also been indexed, when available.

The records held in this collection refer to the statewide index of vital records maintained by the Vermont State Archives. Town clerks were required to send copies of vital records to the state beginning in 1857. The state government began creating a statewide index to these records in 1919. The original vital records are still held at the town level. It may be possible to obtain a copy of the original record by contacting the corresponding town clerk's office.

Earlier Vermont vital records, ranging from the year 1720 to 1870, are not available online at this time; but, they will be added to our digital collections in the future. Records of marriages between the years 1871 and 1908 will be added over the next month. Records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in the past five years are located at the Vermont Vital Records Office.

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Barbour Collection Update: Bristol, Brooklyn and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Bristol (1785-1854), Brooklyn (1786-1850), East Haven (1700-1852), and Thompson (1785-1850). Together, these towns add more than 18,000 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 80 towns in Connecticut. 

Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for the towns of Ashford, Barkhamstead, Berlin, Bozrah, Branford, Bristol, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Litchfield, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Saybrook, Sharon, Simsbury, Somers, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wethersfield, Willington, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Woodbridge, 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.

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Vermont Deaths, 1871-1908

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 VermontWe have updated our Vermont vital records database to include death records filed for the years 1871-1908. These records are currently held by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. With the addition of these records, this collection now includes more than 950,000 birth records, more than 1.3 million marriage records, and more than 810,000 death records. Names of parents and spouses have also been indexed, when available.

The records held in this collection refer to the statewide index of vital records maintained by the Vermont State Archives. Town clerks were required to send copies of vital records to the state beginning in 1857. The state government began creating a statewide index to these records in 1919. The original vital records are still held at the town level. It may be possible to obtain a copy of the original record by contacting the corresponding town clerk's office.

Earlier Vermont vital records, ranging from the year 1720 to 1870, are not available online at this time; but, they will be added to our digital collections in the future. Records of births and marriages between the years 1871 and 1908 will be added over the next month. Records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in the past five years are located at the Vermont Vital Records Office.

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The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 51-55

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The Mayflower DescendantVolumes 51 to 55 of the The Mayflower Descendant (publication years 2002-2006) 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 330,000 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 New England families during this time period include the following: Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633; Early Families of New England; 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.

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Rhode Island Census Collection: 1865-1935

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This database collection includes the census returns for the years 1865, 1875, 1885, 1915, 1925, and 1935. These records, organized by town, contain information about each individual residing in a household, and most years state the relationship between each person and the head of household. (Relationship information is not available in the 1865 or 1935 censuses.) Other details provided in most years include age, gender, race, place of birth, and occupation. The 1865 census includes information on military service, and educational status is recorded in the 1865, 1875, and 1935 censuses. The 1935 census also mentions details about the medical history of an individual’s family. Together, these six censuses include more than 2.75 million records.

Rhode Island state censuses were taken every ten years between 1865 and 1935. State census records were taken to supplement the federal census, and they can include additional or more detailed information to further document your family history. The Rhode Island State Archives houses microfilm copies of all the state’s census records, and the Rhode Island Historical Society’s holdings also include microfilm copies of the state censuses for 1865-1885. The NEHGS library in Boston also has microfilm copies of each of the state censuses included in this database. 

Other Rhode Island databases available through our digital collections include Rhode Island Vital Records, 1636-1850; Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index; and Rhode Island Roots.

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