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Vol. 1, No. 18
March 31, 2000
- Latest Acquisitions- Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Special Offer- Genealogy 101 On the Road & Salt Lake City Updates- Electronic Proxy Voting- Sixth Floor Reading Room Hours Temporarily Changed- NewEnglandAncestors.org Update- HisGen Highlights Update
***Technical Services Department Update
Recent Acquisitions from the NEHGS Technical Services Department include:
1881 British Census and National Index : England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Royal Navy [computer file]
Corp. Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Publisher: U.S. : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Call number: HA1124/1881 CD
The ancestry of Dr. Franklin B. McClung.
Author: McGuire, Joan S. Guilford (Joan Sheridan Guilford), 1928-
Publisher: Franklin, NC : Genealogy Pub. Service,
Call number: CS71/M128/1999
The Bellews of Mount Bellew : a Catholic gentry family in eighteenth-century Ireland.
Author: Harvey, Karen Jeanne.
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press,
Call number: CS499/B27/1998
Cemetery inscriptions of Baldwinville and Templeton Massachusetts.
Corp. Author: Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society.
Publisher: Westminster, Mass. : Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society,
Call number: F74/B12/C46/1999
Cemetery Inscriptions of Hubbardston Massachusetts.
Publisher: Westminster, Mass. : Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society Publications Committee,
Call number: F74/H8/C46/1999
Cemetery Inscriptions Of Phillipston, Massachusetts.
Author: Frenette, Yves.
Call number: F74/P56/C46/1999
Chelsea settlement and bastardy examinations, 1733-1766
Author: Black, John.
Corp. Author: London Record Society.
Publisher: London : London Record Society,
Call number: DA675/L6 v.33
A chronology of the Clan Linn in the twentieth century : containing a fragmentary genealogy of the direct descendants of Hugh Linn who immigrated to America in 1788.
Author: Linn, Roger Bower.
Publisher: Correctionville, Iowa : R.B. Linn,
Call number: CS71/L989/1993
The coming of the Arabic-speaking people to the United States.
Author: Younis, Adele L.
Publisher: Staten Island, N.Y. : Center for Migration Studies,
Call number: E184/A65/Y68/1995
Cyndi's List : a comprehensive list of 40,000 genealogy sites on the Internet.
Author: Howells, Cyndi.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co.,
Call number: CS21/H65/1999 also LOAN
The descendants of Thomas Pier : a record of the descendants of Thomas Pier, a late 17th century inhabitant of Lyme, Connecticut.
Author: Pierre, Joseph H. (Joseph Horace), 1929-
Publisher: Bowie, MD : Heritage Books,
Call number: CS71/P616/1995
Dictionnaire genealogique des familles acadiennes : premiere partiee 1636 …1714, en deux volumes.
Author: White, Stephen A.
Corp. Author: Universite de Moncton. Centre d'etudes Acadiennes.
Publisher: Moncton, N.-B. : Centre d'etudes acadiennes, Universite de Moncton,
Call number: CS88/A25/W552/1999
Family history Rhode Island genealogies, #1, 1600s-1800s [computer file]
Author: Roberts, Gary Boyd, 1943-
Publisher: Novato, CA : Broderbund,
Call number: Microtext F78/F36/1997 CD
The genealogy forum on America Online : official user's guide.
Author: Morgan, George G., 1952-
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry,
Call number: LOAN CS21/M66/1998
Genealogy of the Dodge family of Essex County, Massachusetts, and allied families.
Author: Dodge, Robert L. (Robert Livingston), 1921-
Publisher: Lakewood, CO : Dodge Family Association,
Call number: CS71/D645/1998
Genealogy online : researching your roots.
Author: Crowe, Elizabeth Powell.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill,
Call number: LOAN CS21/C76/1998
Genealogy online for dummies.
Author: Helm, Matthew.
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
Call number: LOAN CS21/H45/1998
The great migration : immigrants to New England 1634 - 1635.
Author: Anderson, Robert Charles, 1944-
Publisher: Boston : Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society,
Call number: R.Rm. REF F7/G742/1999 also LOAN
The internet for genealogists : a beginner's guide.
Author: Renick, Barbara, 1950-
Publisher: La Habra, CA : Compuology,
Call number: LOAN CS21/R46/1998
Isaiah Green and Elizabeth Tefft of Charlestown, Rhode Island and Stonington, Connecticut : with eight generations of their descendants.
Author: Watson, Judith Ann Green, 1946-
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press,
Call number: CS71/G8/1999 also LOAN
Lifestyle and culture in Hertford : wills and inventories for the parishes of All Saints and St Andrew, 1660-1725
Author: Adams, Beverly.
Corp. Author: Hertfordshire Record Society.
Publisher: [Hertfordshire?] : Hertfordshire Record Society,
Call number: DA670/H49/H48 v.13
Matthew Ryan of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland & Mary Schmitz of Dommeldingen, Luxembourg : both of North Star Township, Brown County, Minnesota.
Author: Northrup, Mary Ruth, 1919-
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Gateway Press,
Call number: CS71/R98/1998
Ohio marriages recorded in county courts through 1820 : an index.
Author: Nathan, Jean.
Corp. Author: Ohio Genealogical Society.
Publisher: [Columbus?] : Ohio Genealogical Society,
Call number: F490/O452/1996
Padgett -- Carter -- Busby -- Thompson : the ancestors of Thomas George Padgett, M.D. and Linda Carol Padgett, Ph.D.
Author: Frech, Alberta Joan Busby Padgett, 1929-
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press, Inc.,
Call number: CS71/P124/1999 also LOAN
Parchemin s'execute-- : nouvel instrument de recherche en histoire et en genealogie.
Author: Lafortune, Helene, 1955-
Corp. Author: Archives Nationales du Quebec.
Publisher: Montr‚al : Archiv-Histo,
Call number: Microtext CS81/L34/1994
Passenger and immigration lists : Italians to America, 1880-1893 [computer file]
Publisher: [Novato, CA] : Broderbund / The Learning Co.,
Call number: Microtext CS68/P38/1999 CD
A practical guide to the "misteaks" made in census indexes.
Author: Saldana, Richard H.
Publisher: Bountiful, Utah : Heritage Quest,
Call number: CS16/P73/1987 also LOAN
Publishing your family history on the Internet.
Author: Wilson, Richard S.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway ; London : Hi Marketing,
Call number: LOAN CS21/W55/1999
The registers of Flixton : part 1 : 1570-1730 part 2 1731-1812.
Author: Perkins, John P.
Publisher: [Manchester] : Lancashire Parish Register Society,
Call number: CS435/L3/v.145,146
The registers of St. Michael's on Wyre, 1707-1765, and of Copp Chapel, 1728-1837.
Author: Clayton, Albert J.
Corp. Author: St. Michael on Wyre (Parish : Lancashire, England)
Publisher: Newport, Shropshire : Printed by Advertiser Printing works,
Call number: CS435/L3/v.143
The registers of St. Thomas, Ashton-in-Makerfield : baptisms 1828-1873.
Author: Bulmer, J. R. (John R.)
Corp. Author: St. Thomas (Church : Ashton-in-Makerfield, England)
Publisher: [Manchester, Eng.] : Lancashire Parish Register Society,
Call number: CS435/L3/v.142
The registers of St. Thomas, Ashton-in-Makerfield : baptisms, 1810-1827, burials, 1806-44
Publisher: [Manchester, England] : Lancashire Parish Register Society,
Call number: CS435/L3/v.141
The Royal Irish Constabulary : a short history and genealogical guide : with a select list of medal awards and casualities.
Author: Herlihy, Jim
Publisher: Dublin : Four Courts Press,
Call number: CS484/H47/1997
Searching for cyber-roots : a step-by-step guide to genealogy on the World Wide Web.
Author: Bonner, Laurie, 1964-
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Ancestry,
Call number: LOAN CS21/B73/1997
Tracing your Greek ancestry : reference to Cyprus.
Author: Mattheou, Antonia S.
Publisher: New York : A. Mattheou, (Astoria, N.Y. : Printed by Petallides Pub.)
Call number: LOAN E184/G7/M37/1992
The wild geese of the Antrim MacDonnells.
Author: McDonnell, Hector, 1947-
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press,
Call number: CS499/M16/1996
Writing life stories.
Author: Roorbach, Bill
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Story Press,
Call number: LOAN CT25/R66/1998
[New England] organization index to pension files of veterans who served between 1861 and 1900 [microfilm] : service organization.
Corp. Author: United States. Veterans Administration. Contact and Administrative Services. Index Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Microfilmed by Veterans Administration, C.O. Microfilm Section,
Call number: UB373/P46/1949 Microfilm
New from the NEHGS Sales Department
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620
Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Volume 11, Part 3: Edward Doty through his children Isaac, Joseph, and Mary
2000. 344pp. + Index.
$25.00* Item #B2-85040
Volume 19: Thomas Rogers
2000. 298pp. + Index.
Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants
By Walter Goodwin Davis and Adelaide Haley
1930. 50pp. Hardcover.
NOW $5.00* Item #B2-05963
You may place your order online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org . Look in the "Mayflower" and "Special Sale Items" categories, or call the NEHGS Sales Department toll-free at 1-888-296-3447. A shipping and handling charge of $3.50 for the first item, and $1.25 for each additional item will be added to your order. Massachusetts residents will also be charged 5% sales tax. Please refer to this newsletter when placing your order.
Genealogy 101 in New Hampshire, plus a Salt Lake Update
Live too far from Boston to attend our popular Genealogy 101 course? NEHGS is offering Genealogy 101 On The Road throughout New England, a condensed version of our course on beginning and intermediate genealogy. Marcia D. Melnyk, NEHGS lecturer and professional genealogist, will teach you how to get the most out of researching your family history, as well as help you with your research questions with personal, 20 minute consultations. Register now for our program in Concord, New Hampshire: April 29th at the Tuck Library, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH. Registration fee: $40 for members of NEHGS, $50 for non-members. Please contact Jayne Triber for more information about this program at: email@example.com or call (617) 536-5740 ext. 227.
Also, just a reminder that spaces are limited for our trip to Salt Lake City. Our program this summer is from June 18-25 and includes extraordinary benefits and events at the renowned Family History Library. Experienced and well-known genealogists from our staff will assist participants in their research, and personal research consultations with staff are offered throughout the week. Other program activities include lectures on various genealogical topics, a reception and dinner, and an historical tour of the city. Hotel accommodations this year are at the Wyndham Hotel, one and a half blocks from the library and historic Temple Square. Program fees vary depending upon occupancy.
Double (shared with another researcher): $810;
Double (shared with a non-researcher): $1,125 (Non-researcher add $350); and
For registration or more information on this program, please call the Education Department at (617) 536-5740 ext. 226 e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Electronic Proxy Voting
Proxy material has been posted on the Board website www.nehgsboard.org .
Those who registered earlier by email should have received an e-mail reminder to return to www.nehgsboard.org and log in using your member number. You will then be able to review the proxy material (including a list of nominees) and submit your vote. All this entails is confirming whether you will (or will not) be attending the Annual Meeting, and that if you will not, you ascribe your voting privileges, by proxy, to the Secretary and President of the Board of Trustees.
Thanks to the several thousand members who registered electronically and helped reduce printing costs!
Sixth Floor Reading Room Hours Altered to Accommodate Genealogy 101
The Sixth Floor will be closed from 5:45-9:00 PM on the following Thursday evenings:
April 27th; May 4th, 11th and 25th
Website Update from Internet Services
For those who may not have received earlier instructions, to log into members-only areas of the site, you will need your six-digit member number and your last name, as it appears on your membership application. At the home page www.NewEnglandAncestors.org there is a place where this information may be entered into two boxes (on the left side of the page).
While we finalize expanded "help" copy to be included in the "Search Our Library" section, there are a few pointers which may be of assistance at this time:
- AUTHOR searches should match the protocol used in many public libraries, that is, LAST-COMMA-FIRST.
-Going to the What's New >>> New in the Library section, and looking at the item details of the entries in that section will give researcher a much better idea of the formatting and specific terminologies that our Librarians employ when cataloging titles. Close perusal of this section will reveal how SUBJECT fields are listed and sometimes abbreviated, the role of Call Numbers, how one can tell whether a "found" title represents a manuscript, atlas or rare book, and a myriad of other insights.
DISCUSSION FORUM HINTS
Several members have written with questions about file attachments in the Forums area, and there is a specific post in the ERRATA Forum which details the process for attaching files. The usual precautions apply, as far as...
1. checking any file you plan to attach with an anti-virus software BEFORE attaching it.
2. running your anti-virus software on any attached files you plan to save on your computer.
(Extra credit if you can identify the person in the file attached to the aforementioned post in the Errata Forum)
RESEARCH COLUMNS TIPS
We continually modify our publication schedule, but if you're not sure which columns are the newest, consult the "ABOUT THESE COLUMNS" item at NE & Beyond >>> Research Columns for the newest additions and Table of Contents. Please note that hyperlinks from this page lead to the abstracts, not the actual columns and their corresponding, freely-downloadable PDF versions. We are modifying the member log-in mechanism in the hope of creating direct links from the Table of Contents to the actual columns and PDFs, and not to the abstracts.
WWW.NEHGS.ORG TO CLOSE
That is the name of the Society's "old" website. Please update your web browser's bookmarks and "Favorites" folders to www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, as our old site is being dismantled very soon.
An automatic re-direct feature will remain at www.nehgs.org, transparently moving users from the the "old" home page to the new one at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org
...STABILITY IMPROVEMENT TO FOLLOW
As we continue to address overall site stability, we will soon be moving NewEnglandAncestors.org to a dedicated web server. Our website developer has assured us that there will be no downtime during this conversion. We fully expect any nagging issues of stability, speed and performance to be resolved by moving the site from its current home on our contracted website company's development server.
Where Has HisGenHighlights Been?
Several things happened almost simultaneously, causing a delay in the release of Issue 18. The infamous Boston 'Big Dig' project was responsible for a power outage and surge which rendered an important internet router useless at North Washington Street, effectively cutting off the Sales and Circulating Library Departments from e-mail and web access. In the interim, staff had to use phones and the Newbury Street offices to correspond and fill orders, a process which was ultimately successful, yet difficult. The Society's new IT Manager came on board (welcome, Valery Kobrin), electronic Proxy Voting arrived (just as the person who created that procedure left) and in general, things have been fairly interesting in the past several weeks.
We are now back on track, and HisGen Highlights has returned to its every-other-week publication schedule. Thanks for waiting!
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