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  • 2000 Archive

  • Vol. 1, No. 20
    Whole #20
    May 3, 2000
    - Latest Acquisitions
    - From the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop
    - Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife: Conference, Tours & Demonstrations
    - Recently-Published Genealogies: A New Magazine Feature


    NEHGS' Recent Acquisitions

    The following list provided by the NEHGS Tech Services Department:

    1850 Federal census of Mason County, Illinois.

               Author:       Richard, Bernice C.

               Corp. Author: United States. Census Office. 7th census, 1850.

               Publisher:    [s.l.] : Richard,

               Call number:  Microtext F547/M37/R53

    An alphabetical index of Revolutionary pensioners living in Maine.

               Author:       Flagg, Charles Allcott, 1870-1920.

               Publisher:    Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co.,

               Year:        1967

               Call number:  E255/F57/1920 also LOAN

    Ancestral lines : 206 families in England, Wales, the Netherlands,Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania : with additional ancestor tables.

               Author:       Boyer, Carl, 1937-

               Publisher:    Santa Clarita, Calif. : C. Boyer,

               Year:        1998

               Call number:  CS71/B792/1998

    Animap plus county boundary historical atlas [computer file].

               Author:       Ettlinger, Adrian B.

               Corp. Author: Gold Bug (Firm)

               Publisher:    Alamo, CA : Gold Bug,

               Call number:  Microtext G3701/S1/E88/1997 CD

    The Blue book for Worcester and nearby cities and towns.

               Publisher:    Springfield Gardens, N.Y. : The Blue Books Company,

               Call number:  F74/W9/B58/1941

    British roots of Maryland families.

               Author:       Barnes, Robert William.

               Publisher:    Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co.,

               Call number:  F180/B385/1999

    Burke's Peerage & Baronetage.

               Author:       Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892.

               Publisher:    [Crans, Switzerland : Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books),

               Call number:  REF CS420/B85/1999

    Canada under Louis XIV, 1663-1701.

               Author:       Eccles, W. J. (William John)

               Publisher:    [Toronto] McClelland and Stewart; New York, Oxford University Press,

               Year:        1964

               Call number:  F1030/E33/1964

    Census enumeration of soldiers and sailors of the late war residing in Wisconsin June 20, 1885 [microform]

               Corp. Author: Wisconsin. Secretary of State.

               Publisher:    Madison, WI : Democrat Printing Co.,

               Year:        1886

               Call number:  F580/W572/1886 Microfiche

    Chautauqua County Alms House and Asylum.

               Author:       Barden, Virginia W.

               Corp. Author: Chautauqua County Alms House and Asylum. Archives.

               Publisher:    Ripley, NY : Virginia Washburn Barden,

               Call number:  F127/C7/C43/1992

    The civic progress of Kingston.

               Author:       Bailey, Sarah Y.

               Publisher:    [Kingston] : Two Hundredth Anniversary Committee of the Town of Kingston, Mass. ; Plymouth : Memorial Press,

               Year:        1926

               Call number:  F74/K5/B35/1926

    A Connecticut Arnold memorial.

               Author:       Arnold, John Wesley, 1920-

               Publisher:    Long Beach, Calif. : J.W. Arnold,

               Year:        1999

               Call number:  CS71/A75/1999

    Death notices, 1819-1899, reported in the Fredonia censor and a few other sources.

               Author:       Barris, Lois.

               Corp. Author: Chautauqua County Genealogical Society.

               Publisher:    Fredonia, NY : Chautauqua County Genealogical Society,

               Year:        1996

               Call number:  F129/F78/B37/1996

    Descendants of John Alexander Campbell of Minot, Maine and Mary Dennen his wife.

               Author:       Campbell, Susie J., 1900-1979.

               Publisher:    Cooper City, Fla. : Foss,

               Year:        1999

               Call number:  CS71/C19/1999 also LOAN

    The descendants of Thomas Wilkinson, 1738-1812, with spouse ancestry.

               Author:       Wilkinson, Thomas Kelita.

               Publisher:    [Gaithersburg, MD? : The Author?],

               Year:        1998

               Call number:  CS71/W687/1998

    The descendants of Walter Allen of Kittery, Maine.

               Author:       Allen, Malcolm H., 1926-

               Publisher:    [Melrose, MA : M.H. Allen,]

               Year:        1999

               Call number:  CS71/A43/1999

    Domesday names : an index of Latin personal and place names in Domesday


               Author:       Keats-Rohan, K. S. B., 1957-

               Publisher:    Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell Press,

               Year:        1997

               Call number:  REF DA190/D7/D678/1997

    Early Digges family progenitors & some descendants : from Kent in old

    England to the New World, America.

               Author:       Whitesides, Lawson Ewing.

               Publisher:    [Glendale, Ohio : L.E. Whitesides,

               Year:        1984

               Call number:  CS71/D567/1984

    Early German settlers of York County, Pennsylvania.

               Author:       Dull, Keith A.

               Publisher:    Westminster, Md. : Family Line Publications,

               Year:        1997

               Call number:  F157/Y6/D85/1997 also LOAN

    The family history of John and Mary Williams : Quaker pioneers of Wayne

    County, Indiana, with four generations of their ancestors, and four (or

    more) generations of descendants.

               Author:       Bercich, Maude McCorkindale, b. 1896.

               Publisher:    San Diego : Family Historians,

               Year:        1963

               Call number:  CS71/W72/1963

    First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church membership records : Alfred, NY.

               Author:       Sanford, Ilou M.

               Publisher:    Bowie, MD : Heritage Books,

               Year:        1995

               Call number:  F129/A36/S26/1995

    Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research.

               Author:       Melnyk, Marcia D.

               Corp. Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society.

               Publisher:    Boston, MA : NEHGS

               Year:        1999

               Call number:  R.Rm. REF F3/G466/1999 also LOAN

    Greenlaw from Scotland to New England and related families.

               Author:       Greenlaw, Hazel.

               Publisher:    [Naples, FL? : Hazel Greenlaw,

               Call number:  CS71/G813/199-

    The history of Danville, New Hampshire, on the occasion of it's 215th birthday, Hawke 1760 - Danville 1975.

               Author:       Rich, Ruth J.

               Publisher:    Brookings, Or. : Ruth J. Rich,

               Call number:  F44/D2/R53/1999 also LOAN

    The History of the founders of Groton, Massachusetts : a record of the families of Groton, MA. 1652-1865+.

               Author:       Skeate, Elinor F., 1928-

               Publisher:    Kennewick, Wa. : The Author,

               Year:        1998

               Call number:  F74/G9/S59/1998 also LOAN

    History of the Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc., 1802-1992.

               Author:       Kennedy, Henry J., 1918-

               Publisher:    Savannah, Ga. : H.J. Kennedy ; Greenville, SC :

                             Southern Historical Press,

               Call number:  F294/S2/K46/1998


    From the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop

    NEW!  A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors:  How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage
    By Paul Milner and Linda Jones

    Unlike other books on English ancestry, this guide provides a well-rounded research perspective.  Not only does it show what records you'll need and where to find them, it also explains why those records were created and how they can reveal more about your ancestors' lives.  Following clear, basic instructions, you'll learn to focus your research, find information right in your hometown, search major indexes, locate crucial English records, conduct effective Internet research, analyze documents and records, and overcome the special challenges associated with English research. With the information you'll find using this special guide, you'll have more than just names and dates -- you'll have what you need to create a compelling family history that brings your English ancestry to life.

    Betterway.  2000.  184pp.  Softcover.
    $18.99*  Item #B2-62482

    NEW!  Windsor County, Vermont, Probate Index, 1778-1899
    Compiled by Scott Andrew Bartley and Marjorie J. Bartley

    A comprehensive index of all files in the Probate Courts of the two districts (Windsor and Hartford) in Windsor County, Vermont, for this period. More than 20,000 files are indexed by the name of the major party of the case (for example, the descendent if a will or administration), place of residence, district, type of record, year, and bound volume in which the record will be found. The first comprehensive published index of this kind for any Vermont county.

    Genealogical Society of Vermont.  2000.  560pp.  Hardcover.
    $50.00*  Item #B2-84250

    Special Offer!  A Noble Pursuit: The Sesquicentennial History of the NEHGS,1845-1995
    By John A Schutz

    From its beginnings in 1845, the entire story of the founding and development of NEHGS is chronicled in these pages. When the Society was chartered, James Knox Polk had just become President, the California Gold Rush was still to come, and the country was beginning to feel the strains leading to the Civil War. A century and a half later we still meet to explore the same topics that fascinated our founders - New England's past, American traditions, and family history. Featuring over 35 photographs, this book should provide members with not only a lively read but also a treasured keepsake from our Sesquicentennial year.

    NEHGS.  1995.  xii + 281 pp. Hardcover.
    NOW $10.00  WAS $25.00  Item #S2-63750

    You may place your order online at or by calling 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 on items marked with an asterisk (*).  Please refer to this newsletter when placing your order.


    NEHGS Co-Sponsors Celebration Celebration

    The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, in conjunction with NEHGS, presents a conference and related museum tours and demonstrations in New England Celebrates: Spectacle, Commemoration, and Festivity. Events take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 23-25, 2000 at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts. New England Celebrates is a three-day conference on popular celebrations and festivities in New England and contiguous portions of the American Northeast, 1600 to the present. Topics include

    - Remembering Deerfield, Massachusetts

          I:   Places and Pageants

          II: Twentieth-Century Reenactments

    - Processions, Inns and Taverns

    - The Vocabulary of Celebration

    - Celebrations in Portsmouth New Hampshire

    - Commencements & Militia Trainings

    - Commemorative Reenactments, Old Home Day, Music

    - The Poetry and Pageantry of Cross-Cultural Protest

    - Celebrations of Place ...and more....

    Other sponsors include Boston University's Program in American and New England Studies, the American Antiquarian Society, Historic Deerfield and the Massachusetts Historical Society. For more info, contact


    Recently Published Genealogies

    The following listings are provided as a service to NEHGS members who wish to announce recently published genealogies (from 1998 to present). There is no charge for this service, but the donation of at least one copy of each book to NEHGS is required. Some books may be selected for review in the Register, in which case a second copy of the book will be requested. NEHGS reserves the right to publish announcements or select titles for further review at its own discretion. Submitted books will become the property of NEHGS and cannot be returned. Books should be directed to Robert Shaw, c/o New England Ancestors magazine, and must be accompanied by the following information:

    1)   Title

    2)   Author/editor/compiler

    3)   Place of publication

    4)   Name of publisher/self-published

    5)   Year

    6)   Hardcover/softcover

    7)   Page count

    8)   Specify if index, illustrations, and appendixes are included

    9)   Brief description of book in 25 words or less

    10) Contact/ordering information

    Hypothetical example:

    Descendants of Jabez Smith of Salem, Massachusetts, by Livingston B. Haines

    (Newburyport, Mass.: Amory Publishing, 1999. Hardcover, 348 pp., index, illustrations, appendixes.

    Treats five generations of descendants of Jabez Smith (1686-1730), cordwainer, of Salem, Massachusetts. For more information, write to: Livingston B. Haines, 23 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116.


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