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Barbour Collection Update: Columbia, Marlborough and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): Columbia (1804-1852), Marlborough (1803-1852), Sherman (1802-1850), and Wilton (1802-1850). Together, these towns add more than 2,700 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 100 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, Columbia, 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, Marlborough, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New Canaan, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Oxford, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Saybrook, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, 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.

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Vermont Births to 1871

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 VermontWe have updated our Vermont vital records database to include more than 230,000 pre-1871 birth records filed at the state level. 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 1.4 million birth records, more than 1.8 million marriage records, and more than 1 million 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.

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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New Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 Sketches

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Western Massachusetts Families in 1790Recently added sketches: Sybel Brewer, Ludlow; Benjamin Brown and Joshua Brown, Lanesborough; Joseph Chamberlain, Dalton; Samuel Childs, 2nd, Deerfield; Gideon Matthews, Chester; Hezekiah Newcomb, Bernardston; and Edmund Jenks, Adams.

This database contains genealogical sketches of families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (in what now also includes Franklin and Hampden Counties). Each sketch begins with the head of household, their genealogical information, followed by their spouse and any further biographical information. Following this is the information about their children and their spouses. Many families migrated into western Massachusetts only to migrate further west, often through New York, and elsewhere. These sketches were submitted by NEHGS members and staff and edited by Helen S. Ullmann, FASG. Learn more about the project.

The first printed volume of this series is now available. Our database will be enlarged over time thanks to the submitted contribution of NEHGS members and staff.

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Addition to Early Families of New England

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 Great Migration DatabaseThis update includes seven new sketches for the families of Samuel Dudley (m. 1632, Mary Winthop), Josias Hull (m. 1641, Elizabeth Loomis), Thomas Lothrop (m. 1639, Sarah (Learned) Ewer), Joseph Phippen (m. 1640, Dorothy ____), Bray Rossiter (m. 1639, Elizabeth Alsop), Elias Stileman (m. 1640, Mary ____), and George Woodward (m. 1641, Mary ____).

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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Vermont Marriages to 1871

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 VermontWe have updated our Vermont vital records database to include more than 240,000 pre-1871 death records filed at the state level. 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 1.8 million marriage records, and more than 1 million 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.

Pre-1871 Vermont birth records are not available online at this time; but, they will be added to our digital collections in the future. Records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in the past five years are located at the Vermont Vital Records Office.

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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Barbour Collection Update: New Canaan, Oxford and more

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Connecticut 79Newly added to Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection): New Canaan (1801-1854), Oxford (1793-1850), Waterford (1801-1851), and Wolcott (1796-1854). Together, these towns add more than 5,400 records to this database. Compiled from an original Lucius Barnes Barbour typescript in the NEHGS special collections, this database currently contains records for 96 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 Canaan, New London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Oxford, 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, Waterford, Watertown, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, 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.

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Vermont Deaths to 1871

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 VermontWe have updated our Vermont vital records database to include more than 230,000 pre-1871 death records filed at the state level. 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 1.5 million marriage records, and more than 1 million 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.

Pre-1871 Vermont birth and marriage records are not available online at this time; but, they will be added to our digital collections in the future. Records of births, marriages, and deaths that occurred in the past five years are located at the Vermont Vital Records Office.

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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