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Barbour Collection Update: Bethlehem, Southbury and more

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 Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Bethlehem (1787-1851), Southbury (1787-1830), Warren (1786-1850), and Weston (1787-1850). Together, these towns add more than 6,500 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 92 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, Bethlehem, Bozrah, Branford, Bristol, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Windsor, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Saybrook, Sharon, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Weston, 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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Early Families of New England Addition

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 Great Migration DatabaseThis update includes four new sketches for the families of Benedict Arnold (m. 1640), John Perkins (m. 1636), Joseph Andrews (m. 1632), and Richard Saltonstall (m. 1633).

The Early New England Families Study Project has been created to fill the need for accurate and concise published summaries on seventeenth-century New England families. Using Clarence Almon Torrey’s bibliographic index of early New England marriages and its recent successors as a guide, our goal is to compile authoritative and documented sketches to be published in searchable format on AmericanAncestors.org and, potentially, in a series of books. Following the work of Robert Charles Anderson in the Great Migration Study Project, the Early New England Families Study Project will, in the next decades, deal with more than 35,000 marriages.

The Great Migration Study Project will eventually treat all immigrants who came to New England through 1640. The Early New England Families Study Project will focus on individuals who emigrated in 1641 or later, but our sketches will be grouped by year of marriage rather than immigration. Consequently, in the transition between the two projects we cannot always simply use the year of marriage as our only benchmark. Some couples who married in 1641 had already arrived in New England, unmarried, and are being treated in the Great Migration Study Project. Some couples who arrived in 1641 were married before they came to New England. Some children who came to New England with their parents during the Great Migration were married before 1641 but were not (or will not be) fully treated in the Great Migration Study Project. The Early New England Families Study Project will continue on to treat all marriages through 1700.

Although “Torrey’s Marriages” is credited with indexing nearly all New England marriages in the seventeenth-century, some exceptions will be addressed in our project. Included in these exceptions are nonwhite and non-Protestant couples, as well as couples identified in the last fifty years.

Other online study projects include the Great Migration Study Project and Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.

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American Ancestors Magazine 2013

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 American Ancestors Magazine, Volume 14 

A 64-page magazine published by NEHGS beginning in 2010, American Ancestors contains a wealth of information for family historians. American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles, and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels. Topics include coverage of a particular region or group of people; case studies; descriptions of particular record sets; “how-to” articles; compelling historic accounts that illuminate the past; research strategies and methodology; and accounts of migration and immigrant groups. Over time, regular columns have included Jeremy Bangs’ “Pilgrim Life”; Diane Rapaport’s “Tales from the Courthouse”; David Lambert’s “Online Genealogist”; Rhonda McClure’s“Computer Genealogist”; and “Genetics and Genealogy,” as well as columns featuring Bible records, diaries, and other items from the NEHGS manuscript collection. The magazine’s “Family Focus” column features announcements of genealogies in progress, recently published books, family association news, and DNA studies in progress.  

This update to the American Ancestors magazine database adds Volume 14 (2013), bringing the total number of records in this collection to more than 17,000. 

Other journal databases included in our digital collections include the New England Historic Genealogical Register, American Ancestors Journal, and The American Genealogist.

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NEHGR & American Ancestors Journal

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The Register and American Ancestors JournalThe New England Historical and Genealogical Register – Volume 167 (2013)


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 167 adds 8,800 searchable names to our existing Register database. You can also read the Register in PDF format.

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American Ancestors Journal – (2013) 

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 2013 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.

New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1901-1937

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 New HampshireOur New Hampshire vital records database now contains the records of marriages filed with the state of New Hampshire between the years 1901 and 1937. These records are currently held by the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration. The collection includes more than 180,000 marriage records. Names of parents have also been indexed, when available.

The records held in this collection refer to the statewide index of vital records maintained by the Division of Vital Records Administration. Town clerks were required to send copies of vital records to the state beginning in 1866, although participation was limited until the Bureau of Vital Records was established in 1905. The town clerks then extracted historical vital record informatioSearch New Hampshire Births to 1901, Marriages and Deaths to 1937n to update the files at the state level, although some records were never reported. 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

Copies of more recent vital records can be requested from the Division of Vital Records Administration. Births between the years 1900 and 1911, as well as marriages, divorces, and deaths to the year 1961 are considered to be publicly accessible. Researchers must demonstrate a direct interest in the requested material to obtain copies of records from later years.

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New York Church Records

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 New York Map OutlineThe Holland Society of New York was founded in 1885 to record the history of New Netherland, a 17th century colonial province that corresponds to present-day New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and parts of Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The NEHGS library collection contains this society's year books that were published between 1886 and 1929. These resources contain articles relating to historical records of the region as well as the functions and proceedings of the society itself.

This week, we have added databases pertaining to two articles published in this resource. "Record of Burials in the Dutch Church, New York" (1727-1803) was originally published in 1899. It contains more than 3,500 individual name records. "Some Early Records of the Lutheran Church, New York" (1697-1771) was originally published in 1903. It contains more than 3,000 individual name records relating to marriages and baptisms. Names of parents and spouses have been included for both record sets, when available.

New York, NY: Parish Register of All Saints' Church, 1824-1862 is another database referring to New York church records available through our website.

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Barbour Collection Update: Hampton, Lisbon and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Hampton (1736-1851), Lisbon (1785-1850), Montville (1786-1850), and North Haven (1786-1854). Together, these towns add more than 9,000 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 88 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, Ellington, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, 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.

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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