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Edited by Michael J. LeclercNEHGS; 7 x 10 softcover, 500 pp., illus.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46Now in its fifth edition, this handbook is an indispensable resource for anyone doing research in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. More than just a how-to book, it is a location guide to public records, repositories, libraries, and genealogical societies throughout New England. This new edition also includes introductory essays explaining basics of research and resources unique to each state, nearly 80 state and county maps, a listing of each town’s parent and daughter towns, and a new user-friendly two-color design.
Clarence Almon TorreyNEHGS; 8½ x 11, 2,400 pp. in 3 vols. softcover: reg. $84.95, member price $76.46hardcover: reg. $124.95, member price $112.46“Torrey’s New England Marriages” is an essential reference for any genealogist with New England ancestors. Owned by NEHGS, Clarence Almon Torrey’s twelve-volume manuscript enumerates an estimated 99% of all pre-1700 marriages of New Englanders and has now been published for the first time in a three-volume set. These records also include those individuals married in Europe before migrating, as well as those couples for whom no marriage record exists but whose marriage can be inferred from other evidence. The three-volume set includes Torrey’s complete text, listing all his sources, and a comprehensive every-name index.
Martin E. HollickNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, 300 pp. reg. $21.95, member price $19.76This expanded edition of the bestselling New Englanders in the 1600s offers researchers an even more comprehensive source for finding the most recent genealogical writing about seventeenth-century New England families. The new edition includes a full five years’ worth of publications, plus select publications from 2011. All levels of researchers will find this book helpful for finding articles, single- and multi-family genealogies, and other scholarly compendia covering New England immigrants born before the year 1700. All levels of researchers, from beginners to professionals, will find this book helpful for finding articles, single- and multi-family genealogies, and other scholarly compendia covering New England immigrants born before the year 1700.
Emma Lewis ColemanForeword by Donald R. FriaryNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 900 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96Originally published in two volumes in 1925, New England Captives Carried to Canada represents decades of research conducted by Coleman and C.Alice Baker (author of True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada, 1897). This work names all the captives the two women discovered, provides biographical data for each, and paints a detailed picture of the Indian attacks on New England communities over the eighty-year period.Includes sources, a comprehensive index, and an appendix with greater explanation of terms, key people, and places mentioned in the text.For nearly a century, this has been the go-to resource and the most definitive work ever published on the subject.
R. A. Douglas-LithgowForeword by David Allen LambertNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 456 pp.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46This dictionary is a key resource for scholars of New England Native American language, history, and culture, as well as genealogists.Experts at NEHGS have long relied on this book, first published in 1909, to help identify specific locations within New England and to interpret early deeds.Ideal for anyone with an interest in pre-1620 New England. Features include: introduction to New England tribes; state-by-state listing of place names, including some now extinct; list of prominent 17th-century New England Native Americans; enumeration of New England tribes; and lists of words from the Abenaki and Massachusetts (or Natick) languages.
John Camden HottenForeword by Robert Charles Anderson, FASGNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 616 pp.reg. $27.95, member price $25.16Published more than 125 years ago, this important resource compiles documents listing seventeenth-century English immigrants to New England, the Chesapeake, and the Caribbean.It remains an invaluable resource for anyone with such ancestry.Includes a comprehensive index. Compiled documents include: surviving records from the London Port Books; lists from some of the English outports; muster rolls from Virginia; and other items listing early settlers.
Samuel G. DrakeForeword by Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASGNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 160 pp.reg. $14.95, member price $13.46First published in the Register in 1860, this volume, much like Hotten's The Original Lists of Persons of Quality above, compiles passenger lists and other documents from the British Archives relevant to early migration to New England.Although some of the contained transcriptions may overlap with Hotten's work, it is important to review this volume for additional information and research avenues, and to compare and/or confirm how a name appears.An influential figure in the early years of NEHGS and editor of the Register off and on between 1847 and 1861, Drake and his works continue to be a go-to source for researchers of early New England.Includes comprehensive indexes by passenger, person, place, and ship.
Samuel G. DrakeForeword by D. Brenton SimonsNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 312 pp.reg. $17.95, member price $16.16First published in 1869, Samuel Gardner Drake's Annals of Witchcraft in New England outlines the "alleged operations of witches" in New England and elsewhere in the United States from 1636 through 1728.
Nathaniel GoodwinForeword by D. Brenton SimonsNEHGS, 6 x 9 softcover, xx + 362 pp.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46Originally published in 1856, this resource is essential for anyone with early Connecticut and Massachusetts ancestry. It presents genealogical notes for more than 40 families, through the fourth generation, and sometimes into the sixth. The detailed notes will have researchers of all levels returning to the book time and again.
Transcribed by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, FASGNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, viii + 699 pp.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46An invaluable source for those with early Connecticut ancestry, this transcription of the original records at the Connecticut State Archives provides a nearly contemporary record of disputes over debt, land, and estates, as well as cases involving witchcraft, divorce, murder, and counterfeiting.
Transcribed by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, FASGNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, viii + 519 pp.reg. $19, member price $17.10These Hartford County, Connecticut, county court records cover a fascinating range of topics, from debt, conflicts over land, and probate matters to impounded hogs, stolen horses, drunkeness, and several accusations of murder and witchcraft. With a thorough subject and every-name index, this volume is an excellent resource for any researcher of colonial Connecticut families.
Stamford Town Records Volume 1, 1641-1723
Transcribed and annotated by Paul R. FinchNEHGS; 7 x 10 hardcover, 250 pp.reg. $34.95, member price $31.46Researchers of Stamford, Connecticut, have long depended on flawed transcriptions and abstracts of early town records. This extensively annotated version of the 1882 transcription uses original records, primary sources, and expert research to fill gaps, correct errors, and offer helpful explanations. The end result is a more complete view of Stamford’s past.
Charles Henry PopeForeword by David Watson KrugerNEHGS, 6 x 9 softcover, 264 pp.reg. $24.95, member price $22.46Originally published in 1908, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire is a solidly researched precursor to the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Author Charles Henry Pope relied on colonial, town, church, court, and other contemporary records to create a list of original immigrants to the area and compile biographical information for each.
Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin DavisForeword by David C. DearbornNEHGS, 6 x 9 softcover, xii + 795 pp.reg. $27.95, member price $25.16This book contains extensive biographical and genealogical information about every family who settled in Maine and New Hampshire prior to 1699. Births, marriages, and deaths are listed through the third and sometimes fourth generation. Sketches also include data on places of origin, residences, wills and deeds, court cases, and careers. Originally published in five parts between the years 1928 and 1939, this indispensable resource will save you time and provide you with a greater understanding of the area.
George Madison BodgeForeword by David Allen LambertNEHGS; 6 x 9, 536 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96Thanks to the efforts of the Civil War veteran, genealogist, historian, and Unitarian clergyman George Madison Bodge (1841–1914), historians and genealogists have a better understanding of the conflict known as King Philip’s War (1675–1676). Based on his detailed analysis and transcriptions of countless pages of seventeenth-century records, Bodge’s Soldiers in King Philip’s War includes the official listing of Massachusetts soldiers and officers, sketches of the principal officers, and official lists of land granted to veterans and their heirs. This reprint of the 1906 (third) edition also includes a history of Indian conflicts in New England prior to King Philip’s War, an element that Bodge added to the second edition.
William AspinwallForeword by Alicia Crane WilliamsNEHGS; 6 x 9, 478 pp.reg. $26.95, member price $24.26William Aspinwall arrived with the Winthrop fleet in 1630, moved from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and back to Boston. As Recorder of the Suffolk County Court in Boston from November 1644 until October 1651, he kept careful records of every document he notarized-including letters of attorney, marriage contracts, and property and estate transactions. This compilation of those records provides invaluable insight to historians and genealogists alike. It is no wonder that it has served as a key source for the Great Migration Study Project and other genealogical investigations into early New England.
Carroll D. WrightForeword by David Curtis DearbornNEHGS; 6 x 9, 442 pp.reg. $26.95, member price $24.26This remarkable book, originally published with the title Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties in 1889, brings together under one cover a town-by-town, church-by-church, and county-by-county listing of all the records existing for each jurisdiction. Each section is preceded by detailed explanatory notes, and numerous footnotes cite special circumstances related to particular records, such as missing volumes or records kept elsewhere. When genealogists and family researchers need to visit a city or town hall, knowing what existed in the clerk’s custody in 1889 will aid them in their search for records.
Charles Henry PopeForeword by Scott C. StewardNEHGS, 6 x 9 softcover, 574 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts presents biographical information for nearly 6,000 pioneers who settled Massachusetts between 1620 and 1650. This classic reprint includes Pope's full, annotated text (published 1900) and his sixteen-page supplement of additions and corrections (published 1904).
David Allen LambertNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, xvii + 345 pp.reg. $17.95, member price $16.16An invaluable tool for genealogists with Massachusetts ancestors, updated with the latest available information, including town-by-town listing of all known burial grounds in the state; year of town incorporation; year of consecration of the cemetery (or oldest known gravestone or burial); address or location of cemetery, as well as contact information; key sources that mention the cemetery; and a comprehensive index of cemeteries.
Edited by Helen Schatvet UllmannNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 326 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96In 1790 Western Massachusetts was a crossroads for New England families heading west into New York or north into Vermont. The transient nature of families living in this area, especially during the post-Revolutionary War years, presents certain genealogical challenges. Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 contains fifty genealogical sketches of heads of households and a listing of their children. Contributed by NEHGS members, these compiled sketches provide a major addition to the published research on this region.
Jeremy Dupertuis BangsNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, vii + 647 pp. reg. $29.95, member price $26.96 This important genealogical work presents more than 400 transcriptions of early deeds of interest to Mayflower, Plymouth Colony, and Native American researchers. It includes a much-needed re-evaluation of land ownership and the relations between early-17thcentury European settlers and their Indian neighbors. A major addition to any early New England library.
Joseph Carvalho IIINEHGS; 6 x 9 hardcover, 400 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96This revised edition chronicles the lives of African American individuals and families who lived in the area now known as Hampden County in western Massachusetts between the years 1650 and 1865. Carvalho has relied on a wide variety of sources—including church, court, military, and cemetery records; ministers’ journals; family papers; newspapers; U.S. and Massachusetts census reports; and city directories—to piece together family relationships. This compilation of genealogical, biographical, and historical information not only brings these individuals to life but also provides the student of regional black history with a comprehensive view of the community at a pivotal time in history.
Franklin A. DormanForeword by James O. HortonNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, xxi + 524 pp.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, Dorman has constructed a vivid account of African American community life over 250 years. Through these pages move soldiers of the Revolution, black abolitionists and farmers, physicians and porters, ministers and barbers, social justice advocates and suffragists, as well as artists, musicians, and athletes.
Edited by Eileen Hunt Botting and Sarah L. HouserForeword by Conrad Edick WrightNEHGS; 6 x 9, hardcover, 592 pp., illus.reg. $39.95, member price $35.96Published for the first time, Hannah Mather Crocker’s early 19th-century Reminiscences offers a unique history of Boston and its environs from the 1620s to the 1820s. A leading women’s rights advocate and the granddaughter of Cotton Mather, Crocker provides a significant resource for anyone interested in Boston and early American history. Transcribed and annotated from the original manuscript at NEHGS.
Samuel G. DrakeForeword by D. Brenton SimonsNEHGS; 6 x 9, paperback, 890 pp., illus.reg. $29.95, member price $26.96Originally published in 1856, Drake's history of pre-revolutionary Boston has long been a key resource for historians.From the city's founding to its first churches; natural disasters to outbreaks; witchcraft to Freemasonry, this volume provides detailed historical context for anyone with early Boston ancestors.
Roger ThompsonNEHGS; 6 x 9, 650 pp., illus.softcover: reg. $27.95, member price $25.16hardcover: reg. $44.95, member price $40.46 This book recreates the lost world of 17th-century Charlestown and the lives and work of the first three generations of its townspeople. By using a variety of surviving records, Thompson presents a colorful history of the town’s settlement and governance, its relationship with the land and sea, the church, local crime and violence, the role of women, and ultimately its involvement in the Glorious Revolution.
Roger ThompsonNEHGS; 6 x 9 softcover, xix + 355 pp.reg. $19.95, member price $17.96Drawing on his vast knowledge of Middlesex County's families and town and court records, Roger Thompson has composed 44 delightful vignettes of early residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Based on thousands of original documents, these sketches provide a rare opportunity to experience 17th-century life through the eyes of its people. Perfect for early New England enthusiasts.
Henry Bond, M.D.NEHGS; 6 x 9 hardcover, 1,094 pp.reg. $49.95, member price $44.96Dr. Henry Bond’s lifelong interest in the history of his native town bore fruit in the classic Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston, known ever after as Bond’s Watertown. This book, first published in 1860, covers dozens of Watertown families in impressive detail, often carrying their histories from the 1630s to the turn of the 19th century.