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Vol. 1, No. 22
June 12, 2000
- Circulating Library News- From the NewEnglandAncestors.org Online Book Shop- Feedback: NEHGS Member Magazine Forum- Latest Library Acquisitions- Dr. Crandall Begins Sabbatical- Program Updates including Salt Lake City, Come Home & More....- David Kruger, Russell Farnham Books Cited
From Circulating Library Coordinator Alex Woodle
I would like to enlist the aid of members for suggestions of new acquisitions for the Circulating Library. Are there some family genealogies in print that we do not have; histories or vital records that would be useful; and/or research guides you may need? Please send your emails to awoodle@NEHGS.org and thank you.
Recent acquisitions include:
Alden, Annis, Babson, Barber, Beebe, Bishop, Brown (3 volumes), Cameron, Craddock, Crawford, Dugan, Ely, Emery, Faxon, Ferguson, Fitch, Forbes, Fry, Gaunt, Goff, Greene, Harrison, Helmers, Hemmenway, Herbert, Hickle, Hitch, Hollyman, Hughes, Hulce, Hunt, Hutsell, Johnson, Kleymeyer, Lee, Lemmon, Lesan, MacKintosh, Maggard, Mason, Mead, Merrill, Mitchell, Mondelet, Mudd, Neal, D’Oliveira, Pawling, Poore, Putnam, Pyne, Reist, Reynolds, Root, Shelton, Smola, Stanclift, Standish, Stiles, Stone, Swanton, Sydenham, Taft, Taylor, Terwilliger, Tupper, Turner, Wagner, Weeks, Weston, Whipple, White, Wilbur, Wiggins, Wight, Winters Woodman, Woodward and Wilcox, and Yonge.
Histories and Research Aids
Religion and Politics in NC; A Guide to Pre-Federal Records; Nova Scotia Immigrants; Searching for your German Ancestors; Calendar of Cambridge Wills, 1501-1765; MacFarlane’s Genealogical Collections of Scottish families; The Hereditary Register of the U. S., 1973; People of Color (2 Vols. Missouri); The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis; American Migrations, 1765-1799; Aztec Club of 1847(military society of Mexican War); The Town Proprietors of the New England Colonies; Franklin, NH Marriages and Baptisms; The Truth About the Pilgrims; Gloucester, MA Deaths at Sea; Plymouth, MA Ship Registers, 1789-1908; A Brief History of Sudbury, MA; The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, v.5; Fackert-Haas, Reformed Church, Tappan, NY; Clarkstown Reformed Church, West Nyack, NY; History of Rye, NY; Index to Fayette County, PA Wills 1783-1900; Genealogical Research in Maryland; Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s on CD; Abstracts of Wills Orange County, NC 1752-1850; Marriage, Death and Estate Notices in Georgetown, SC Newspapers 1791-1861; A Researcher’s Library of Georgia History; Genealogy, and Record Sources, Catholic Marriages St. Louis 1744-1840; Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865; People and Places: New Brunswick; index to Alabama Wills 1808-1870; Warren County, North Carolina Records; New York…A Guide to Genealogical Records; History of Staten Island; Boston beginnings 1630-1699; Marriages in Montpelier, Vermont; Oral History Collections at Mystic Seaport Museum; A Dictionary of British Peerages; A Suffolk Bibliography; Dictionary of United States History; The American Pioneer in Forty-eight States; The Huguenots in America; Italians to America: Lists of passengers arriving at U. S. ports 1880-1899, v. 11 & 12 May 1898-April 1899; Railroad Maps of North America; Black History, a guide to records in National Archives; Soldiers of the American revolution-Maine; Our Yesterdays, the story of Brookfield, NH; Marriages at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH 1869-1976; Vital records of New Durham and Middleton, NH; Marriages St. Thomas 1869-1991, Underhill, VT; Register of Ancestors(Colonial Massachusetts); Journal of John Winthrop; Cemetery Records of West Newbury, MA; Vital Records of Warwick, RI, 1636-1850; Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, CT; Southold Connections; ColoniaPhiladelphians; 1778-1780 Tax Lists of Henry County, VA; North Carolina Genealogical Research; Iredell County, NC Tax Lists 1800, 1815, 1837; Sketches of Polk County (NC) History; First Presbyterian Church Salisbury, NC and its people 1821-1995; Marriage Notices Charleston (SC) Courier 1803-1808; Winton (Barnwell) County, SC, minutes of county court and will book I, 1785-1791; Index to Georgia Wills; History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, Georgia; Petitions from Kentucky to Virginia Legislature 1776-1791; Spain’s Arizona Patriots; Blue Laws of Connecticut (from 1650!); Guide to Records in National Archives for American Indians; Cemetery Transcript, St. Peter’s Cathedral Anglican Cemetery(PEI); Aspects of Irish Genealogy; Clans and families of Ireland; Irish family Names.
Many of you have asked what the loan period is for our books. You have two weeks from the time of delivery to use the Circulating Library books. Please be prompt in returning books so that the next patron can have them to use. In this way we can reduce the number of books we have to put on reserve. We are planning to acquire extra copies of our most popular books if they are in print.
From the NewEnglandAncestors.org Online Book Shop
NEW! The Weekend Genealogist: Time-Saving Techniques for Effective ResearchBy Marcia Yannizze Melnyk
Researching a family history takes time. This new guide will help genealogists make the most of their time with step-by-step instructions on increasing research efficiency and becoming more organized. A wide variety of techniques, appropriate both for beginners and more advanced researchers, illustrate how to streamline research by using research facilities, the Internet, research trips, the postal service, and more.
Betterway. 2000. 144pp. Softcover.$18.99* Item #B2-62838
NEW! The Genealogist's Virtual Library: Full-Text Books on the World Wide WebBy Thomas Jay Kemp
This new volume offers a comprehensive bibliography of full-text genealogical books available on the web. These sites contain complete texts of books, not just synopses or listings. This work will allow researchers to see what is available for their specific areas of interest and browse other topics. All genealogical researchers who use the Internet will value this work, a "Books in Print" of full-text genealogy books on the Internet.
Scholarly Resources. 2000. With CD-ROM. 268pp. Softcover.$27.95* Item #B2-62209
NEW! Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely PlacesBy Laura Szucs Pfeiffer
This new book is an overview of genealogy sources that are often overlooked, such as bankruptcy records, special censuses, employment records, and coroners' records. It discusses where these records can be found, offers options for locating them on the Internet, and provides a selected bibliography of background information and methodology.
Ancestry. 2000. 312pp. Hardcover.$39.95* Item #B2-62865
You may place your order online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org 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.
Feedback: A Forum For Members
New England Ancestors Magazine Presents Topic #3
What information in the Great Migration Study Project (GMSP) book series and newsletter has interested you most? What discoveries have you made from research by Robert Charles Anderson and his GMSP colleagues? From how many ancestors treated in GMSP publications do you descend?
To respond, please email firstname.lastname@example.org , or write to "Feedback", New England Ancestors Magazine, 101 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116-3007. Results will be published in an upcoming issue. Please include your name as you wish it to appear if selected for publication. We regret that we cannot respond to every letter. Letters will be edited for clarity and length, and personal statements or opinions made by respondents are not verified and do not reflect the opinions or policies of NEHGS.
Recent Library Acquisitions
The following titles have recently been added to the collections of the NEHGS Research and Circulating libraries. If a title is available for loan from the Circulating Library, the call number will include the word "LOAN". All other titles may be accessed by visiting the Research Library (Newbury Street, Boston). To learn more about borrowing items from the Circulating Library, see our website www.NewEnglandAncestors.org or email email@example.com.
(Editor's Note: As this issue of HisGen Highlights is "late", we have included a second list of new acquisitions which continues at the end of the first (alpha by TITLE) list......)
104th Infantry Regiment - USCT : colored Civil War soldiers from South Carolina.
Author: Gourdin, J. Raymond (John Raymond), 1946-
Publisher: Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1997
Call number: E185.93/S7/G68/1997 also LOAN
The 1871 census of Jersey : an all - island index.
Corp. Author: Channel Islands Family History Society.
Publisher: St. Helier : Channel Islands Family History Society,
Call number: CS435/C4/C45/1998
The Acadiensis reader.
Author: Buckner, Phillip A. (Phillip Alfred), 1942-
Publisher: Fredericton : Acadiensis Press, 1998-
Call number: F1032/A86/1998
African American inhabitants of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 1 June - 4 September 1870.
Author: Dill Harry F.
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1998
Call number: F377/R25/D55/1998 also LOAN
American patchwork : a history of my Henry family.
Author: Lodoen, Bette Henry, 1939-
Publisher: [Westhope, N.D. : The Author], 1993
Call number: CS71/H523/1993
Ancilla to Toledot Charlap : [Toldot Harlap].
Author: Menton, Arthur F.
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, NY : King David Press,
Call number: CS71/C474/1999
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, willbook index, 1805 - 1900.
Author: Bowman, Diana.
Corp. Author: Closson Press.
Publisher: Apollo, PA : Closson Press,
Call number: F157/A7/B68/1987
Baptismal and marriage records : Cocalico, Moden Krick, Weisseichen Land and Seltenreich Gemeinde, Lancaster County, Penna., 1752-1786.
Author: Waldschmidt, John, 1724-1786.
Publisher: Mt. Airy, Md. : Pipe Creek Publications, 1995
Call number: F157/L2/W35/1906 also LOAN
Bibliography of Massachusetts vital records, 1620 - 1905 [microform] : an inventory of the original volumes of births, marriages, and deaths.
Author: Holbrook, Jay Mack.
Publisher: Oxford, Mass. : Holbrook Research Institute, 1999
Call number: F63/H6/1999 Microfiche
The book of destiny : Toledot Charlap [Toldot Harlap].
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : King David Press,
Call number: CS71/C474/1996
Complete dictionary of English and Hebrew first names.
Author: Kolatch, Alfred J., 1916-
Publisher: Middle Village, N.Y. : J. David Publishers,
Call number: REF CS2367/K65/1984
Early families of York County, Pennsylvania.
Author: Dull, Keith A.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Family Line Publications, 1995-
Call number: F157/Y6/D85/1995 also LOAN
English Catholics of parish and town, 1558 - 1778 : a joint research project of the Catholic Record Society and Wolverhampton University.
Author: Rowlands, Marie B. (Marie Bernadette), 1932-
Corp. Author: Catholic Record Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Catholic Record Society, 1999
Call number: CS432/C36/E54/1999
A family called Duty : 100 generations.
Author: Duty, Davis.
Publisher: [Fort Smith, AR] : D. Duty, 1998
Call number: CS71/D982/1998 also LOAN
A family chronology of Stewards in North America, 1652 - 1999.
Author: Steward, John P., 1927-
Publisher: [Palo Alto, Calif. : John P. Steward, Jr., 1999
Call number: CS71/S93/1999
From a ruined garden : the memorial books of Polish Jewry.
Author: Kugelmass, Jack
Corp. Author: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press,
Call number: DS135/P6/F76/1998
Fulton County, Pennsylvania : willbook index, 1850 - 1900.
Author: Collins, Patricia Wainwright.
Publisher: Apollo, PA : The Press,
Call number: F157/F9/C65/1987
The German minority census of 1939 : an introduction and register.
Author: Edlund, Thomas Kent
Publisher: Teaneck, NJ : Avotaynu,
Call number: CS614/E35/1996
The Goble family in America : descendants of Stephen Goble of the Revolutionary War : descended from Thomas Goble of Sussex, England and Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Author: Steen, Evelyn Goble, 1945-
Publisher: Davidsonville, MD : E.G. Steen, 1996
Call number: CS71/G57/1996
Hunter Sutherland's slave manumissions and sales in Harford County, Maryland, 1775-1865.
Author: Sutherland, Hunter C.
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1999
Call number: F187/H2/S88/1999 also LOAN
Index to the Cherokee freedmen enrollment cards of the Dawes Commission, 1901-1906.
Author: Page, Jo Ann Curls
Publisher: Bowie, MD. : Heritage Books, 1996
Call number: E185.96/P34/1996 also LOAN
Index to York County, Pennsylvania wills, 1749 - 1900.
Author: Closson, Bob.
Call number: F157/Y6/C57/1990
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania willbook index, 1852 - 1906.
Author: Hidinger, Nancy C.
Call number: F157/J4/H53/1993
Jewish heritage travel : a guide to East-Central Europe.
Author: Gruber, Ruth Ellen, 1949-
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson,
Call number: DS135/E83/G78/1999
Jewish surnames in Prague : (15th - 18th centuries).
Author: Beider, Alexander.
Publisher: Teaneck, NJ : Avotaynu, Inc.,
Call number: CS3010/B43/1995 also LOAN
Judith Sargent Murray : her first 100 letters.
Author: Murray, Judith Sargent, 1751-1820.
Publisher: Gloucester, Mass. : Sargent House Museum,
Call number: CS71/M9785/1995
Library resources for German - Jewish genealogy.
Author: Ellmann-Krger, Angelika G.
Publisher: Teaneck, NJ : Avotaynu, 1998
Call number: REF CS626/J4/E55/1998 also LOAN
Author: Krieger, Alex, 1951-
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : MIT Press,
Call number: Oversize F73.3/M37/1999 also LOAN
Mercer County, Pennsylvania, willbook index, 1804 - 1900.
Author: Sewall, James K.
Call number: F157/M5/S49/1992
Native American directory of (Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin).
Author: Henry, Lorraine (Rainwaters)
Call number: E98/G44/H46/1998 also LOAN
New England and New France; contrasts and parallels in colonial history.
Author: Douglas, James, 1837-1918.
Publisher: New York, London, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1913
Call number: F7/D69/1913
Organizing your family history search : efficient & effective ways to gather and protect your genealogical research.
Author: Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo, 1956-
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books,
Call number: CS44/C392/1999 also LOAN
Our Haseltine ancestry : from England to colonial Massachusetts and west to Wisconsin in ten generations.
Author: Koehler, George E.
Publisher: [Nashville, Tenn. : G.E. Koehler], 1999
Call number: CS71/H349/1999
Poor relief in Durham, Lee, and Madbury, New Hampshire, 1732 - 1891.
Author: Dodge, Timothy, 1957-
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1995
Call number: F42/S8/D63/1995 also LOAN
Portraits in the Massachusetts Historical Society : an illustrated catalog with descriptive matter.
Author: Oliver, Andrew, 1906-
Corp. Author: Massachusetts Historical Society.
Publisher: Boston : The Society : Distributed by Northeastern University Press, 1988
Call number: CT217.5/M37/1988
Public ledger newspaper index, January 1871 - December 1875, death index.
Corp. Author: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Publisher: [Philadelphia : The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania],
Call number: F158.25/P83/1999
Quebec: the revolutionary age, 1760-1791.
Author: Neatby, Hilda, 1904-1975.
Publisher: [Toronto] McClelland and Stewart
Call number: F1032/N43/1966
Records of Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh County, 1734-1834.
Author: Roberts, Charles Rhoads.
Corp. Author: Evangelical Reformed Church (Egypt, Pa.)
Call number: F159/E3/E93/1906 also LOAN
Slaves I, Claiborne County, Mississippi.
Author: Terry, Brenda.
Publisher: Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1995
Call number: F347/C5/T47/1995 also LOAN
The Snow family, the descendants of Richard Snow of Woburn, MA.
Author: Rines, Elbridge G., 1930-
Publisher: [S.l. : Elbridge G. and Marjorie J. Rines, 1997
Tidewater Maryland ancestors, 1634 to 1999 : including the Baldwin, Blakistone, Brewer, Cheseldyne, Davis, Goldsmith, Keech, Lancaster, Maddox, Ridgeley, Riley, Sothoron, Stockett, Tucker, Williams and related families.
Author: Riley, George Donald, 1924-
Publisher: Baltimore : Gateway Press ; Westminster, MD : Correspondence and book orders to George Donald Riley, Jr.,
Call number: F180/R55/1999 also LOAN
Vital records of Croydon, New Hampshire, to the end of the year 1900.
Author: Smith, Dean Crawford, 1925-2000.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : NEHGS, 1999
Call number: F44/C9/S65/1999 also LOAN
Vital statistics of Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1768 - 1903.
Author: Jones, William H., 1927-
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1998
Call number: F44/S43/J66/1998 also LOAN
[Zikhron la-aharonim] = Latter day leaders, sages, and scholars : born between late 18th and early 20th century : computerized bibliographical index, alphabetized by first name, surname, and town.
Author: Rosenstein, Emanuel.
Publisher: Elizabeth, N.J. : Computer Center for Jewish Genealogy,
Call number: REF BM750/R67/1983
Aztec Club of 1847 : military society of the Mexican War : sesquicentennial history, 1847-1997.
Author: Breithaupt, Richard H.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Walika Pub. Co., 1998
Call number: E401.1/B74/1998 also LOAN
Baptism record of the Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, Rockland County, NY : 1694-1899.
Author: Kelly, Arthur C. M.
Publisher: Rhinebeck, NY : Kingship,
Call number: F127/R6/K45/1998 also LOAN
Christopher Helme of Rhode Island : a preliminary search for his connections to Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, in the records of the parish church.
Author: Strahle, Donald Henry, 1933-
Publisher: Thornhill, Ont. : D.H. Strahle, 1999
Call number: CS439/H39/1999
Descendants of Captain John Woodman : the man from Oyster River.
Author: Woodman, Eloise.
Publisher: Wichita, KS : E. Woodman,
Call number: CS71/W885/1998 also LOAN
Early Napiers in Scotland.
Author: Napier, John Hawkins, 1925-
Publisher: Kilmahew, Ramer, Ala. : [J.H. Napier], 1998
Call number: CS439/N3/1998
Emigrant savings bank records 1841 - 1945 [microform].
Corp. Author: The Emigrant Savings Bank
Publisher: N.Y. : New York Public Library, 1996
Call number: F128.25/E45/1996 Microfilm
Family stories and a bit of genealogy.
Author: Downes, Robert Ward, 1926-
Publisher: [Providence, R.I. : The Author], 1994
Call number: CS71/D7515/1994
The great Boston fire, 1872; a disaster with a villain: old-style politics.
Author: Taylor, Robert.
Publisher: [Boston, Boston Sunday Globe, 1972
Call number: Oversize F73.5/T39/1972
John Vail : a similar name compilation.
Author: Vail, John R.
Publisher: Southsea, England : J. Vail, 1999
Call number: CS71/V129/1999
People of color : Black genealogical records and abstracts from Missouri sources.
Author: Blattner, Teresa.
Publisher: Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, Inc., 1993-
Call number: E185.93/M7/B53/1993 also LOAN
Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville, New York.
Author: Barris, Lois.
Publisher: Fredonia, N.Y. : Chautauqua County Genealogical Society, 1998
Call number: F129/F675/B37/1998
Place index, The Phelps family of America by Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin (1899).
Author: Swanson, Margaret Phelps.
Publisher: Lompoc, Calif. : M.P. Swanson, 1999
Call number: CS71/P54/1899/Index
The Salvo family of Sant'Agata di Militello, Sicily.
Author: Norwalk, Jay, 1940-
Publisher: Newcastle, ME : Axion Press, 1999
Call number: CS71/S1797/1999
Sheldon L. Wight, his story : from Eaton Twp., Lorain Co., Ohio to Benton Twp., Eaton Co., to Sickels and Elsie, Michigan : including his diary for the year 1865 as a private, Company F, Sixth Michigan Cavalry, from Appomattox, the Powder River and Fort Bridger, Wyoming Territory.
Author: Geyer, Patricia Wight, 1923-
Publisher: Albion, Mich. : P.W. Geyer,
Call number: CS71/W657/1998 also LOAN
Strawopolis : Luton transformed 1840-1876.
Author: Bunker, Stephen.
Publisher: [Bedford] : Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, 1999
Call number: Vault DA670/B29/B4/v.78
The World War veterans of Stoughton : a memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice and a souvenir of the welcome home reception and celebration given by the Town of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to her returning sons, September 1, 1919.
Publisher: [Stoughton, Mass. : Town of Stoughton, 1919
Call number: F74/S886/W67/1919
Dr. Crandall Begins Sabbatical
NEHGS Executive Director Dr. Ralph J. Crandall has begun his summer-long sabbatical, which will take him and his family to several continents (and genealogical repositories, of course!). All of us at the Society wish Ralph the best...
Those wishing to contact Dr. Crandall are encouraged to do so by postal mail; for Society issues please feel free to contact Acting Executive Director Pam Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Acting Development Director Ann Hiester at email@example.com.
Salt Lake City Program Update & Future Events
Just a reminder: The Research Program to Salt Lake City is almost full. If you would like to register, please contact Alena in the Education Department at
(888)-AT-NEHGS ext. 226 for details on how to sign up. In addition, the Winter Research Getaway program to our NEHGS Library is scheduled for February 22-25, 2001. Those unable to join the sold-out Come Home to New England Program this year will be able to register for a similar shortened version in February. Our Washington Tour will take place in March, from the 18th to the 25th; if interested please contact the Education Department for further details, toll-free, at (888)-AT-NEHGS ext. 226, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newbury Street Press, NewEnglandAncestors.org Writers David Kruger and Russell Farnham Win Awards
On June 2, 2000, David W. Kruger was awarded the National Genealogical Society’s 2000 Award for Excellence for Genealogy and Family History for his recent Newbury Street Press two-volume work Jonathan Watson (165?-1714) of Dover, New Hampshire. Congratulations David!
Russell’s book The New England Descendants of the Immigrant Ralph Farnum, of Rochester, Kent County, England and Ipswich, Massachusetts (Peter Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH, 1999), was the grand prize winner of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists 2000 Literary Award Contest. He is a regular contributor to the State Briefs series (focusing on Maine) on NewEnglandAncestors.org. His case bound, 2-volume book, 1642 + pp, all name index of more than 37,000 names, can be purchased only from Russell, who resides at 800 North Berlin Point, Inverness, FL 34453, for $99, which includes s&h. He can be reached at email@example.com; or his book may be ordered by phone (352-637-6482) or fax (352-637-4498). VISA/MC accepted.
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