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  • 2000 Archive

  • Vol. 1, No. 29
    Whole #29
    September 29, 2000
    - Society Announcements
    - Special Events: Beginning / Intermediate Genealogy in Duxbury, MA
    - Available in the Online Book Shop
    - Recent Acquisitions
    - American Antiquarian Society News


    Society Announcements

    Welcome Back, Dr. Crandall

    Everyone at NEHGS is pleased to welcome back Executive Director Ralph Crandall after a summer-long sabbatical which took him all over (and we mean ALL over) the world.

    Back Issues of NEA Magazine Available Online

    Are you missing a copy of New England Ancestors magazine or would like another copy of a particular feature or column? As an NEHGS member you can print entire back issues or individual articles from our website anytime you wish. Just go to and log in to find a list of back issues.

    Today the first two issues (the Premiere and Spring 2000) are available, and the next two will be added over the next several days. Click on the issue for a table of contents, and select the articles you would like to print out. It's just that easy and quick!

    Limited supplies of some printed issues are still available for purchase but are expected to sell out (and we recommend printing free copies from the website): vol. 1, no. 1 (Premiere: "Irish Research at NEHGS"), extremely limited; vol. 1, no. 2 (Spring 2000: "Gravestone Carvers of Newport, Rhode Island"), extremely limited; vol. 1, no. 2 (Summer 2000: "Four Centuries of New England Homes"), limited; vol. 1, no. 4 (Fall 2000: "Researching Descendants of Nantucket Slaves"), sold out; vol. 1, no. 5-6 (Holiday 2000: "Murder in Colonial Boston"), limited. To enquire about printed back issues, write to Robert Shaw, New England Ancestors, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007 or email at


    Upcoming Special Events

    NEHGS presents a day of talks on beginning and intermediate genealogy, a condensed version of the successful course we offer in Boston.  The talks are given on Saturday, November 18, 2000 by Marcia Melnyk, popular NEHGS lecturer and professional genealogist, who will show you how to get the most of researching your family history, as well as help you with your research questions in personal, 20 minute consultations. 

    All this is set in historic Duxbury, MA at the home of John Alden, and in collaboration with the Alden Kindred of America, Inc.  There is also an optional tour, for an additional $2.50, of the John Alden House that will be offered at 1PM for those who might be interested. 

    Saturday, November 18, 2000

    Tentative Schedule

    9:30-10AM: Registration

    10:00 -11:00 am     -        Getting Organized in Your Research

     11:00 -12:00 noon  -        Dissecting a Document: Transcribing vs. Abstracting

     12:00 -  1:00 pm     -        Lunch (on your own)

      1:00 -  1:30 pm     -        Optional Tour

      1:30 -  2:30 pm     -        Computer Resources for Genealogists

      2:30 -  4:30 pm     -        Individual Consultations

    The cost of the program is $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members  (V / MC accepted.) Anyone interested in attending should call the Education Department at 617-536-5740, Ext. 202 or 1-888-286-3447.


    Now Available in the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop

    Long Distance Genealogy:  Researching Your Family History from Home
    By Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS

    Designed specifically to help "armchair researchers," this book teaches readers the basics of long distance research. You'll discover what    types of records and publications can be accessed from a distance, problems associated with the process, how to network, how to use computer resources and special last resort options. Although your ancestral hometown might be far away, it doesn't mean it's out of reach.

    Betterway. 2000. 208pp. Softcover.
    $18.99* Item #B2-62839

    American Migrations 1765-1799
    By Peter Wilson Coldham

    This new book records the lives, times, and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown before, during and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondence. The material for this book was drawn from Loyalists’ claims submitted to the American Claims Commission in England between 1765 and 1799 for compensation for loss of land and property.  All 5800 individual claims (which cover 15,000 individuals) are abstracted in the book.

    GPC.   2000. 948pp. Hardcover.
    $75.00* Item #B2-64755       

    You may place your order online at or by calling the Sales Department toll-free at 1-888-296-3447, from 9-5 Eastern time, Monday through Friday.  A shipping and handling charge of  $3.50 for the first book and $1.25 for each additional book  will be added to your order.  Massachusetts residents will also be charged 5% sales tax on books not published by the Society.  Please refer to this newsletter when placing your order.


    Recent Library Acquisitions

    The following titles have recently been added to the collections of the 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 at 101 Newbury Street in Boston.  To learn more about borrowing items from the Circulating Library, see our website or e-mail

    Manual of the Congregational Church, Waterbury, Vermont, 1893.

              Corp. Author: First Congregational Church (Waterbury, Vt.)

              Publisher:    Sarasota, Fla. : Aceto Bookmen, 1995

              Call number:  F59/W32/F57/1995

    Maps for the local historian : a guide to the British sources.

              Author:       Harley, J. B., (John Brian)

              Publisher:    London, National Council of Social Service for the Standing Conference for Local History, 1972

              Call number:  GA791/H37/1972

    Marriage and death notices from Seneca County, New York, newspapers, 1817-1885.

              Author:       Jackson, Mary Smith, 1928-

              Publisher:    Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1997

              Call number:  F127/S4/J33/1997

    Marriage notices from Steuben County, New York, newspapers, 1797-1884.

              Author:       Jackson, Mary Smith, 1928-

              Publisher:    Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1998

              Call number:  F127/S8/J34/1998

    Marriage notices from Washington County, New York, newspapers, 1799-1880.

              Author:       Jackson, Mary Smith, 1928-

              Publisher:    Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, Inc., 1995

              Call number:  F127/W3/J34/1995

    Marriages of Chatham County, North Carolina, 1772-1868.

              Author:       Holcomb, Brent H. (Brent Howard)

              Publisher:    Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987

              Call number:  F262/C4/H65/1987 also LOAN

    Massachusetts early records index, 1630-1788.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1999

              Call number:  Microtext F63/J23/1999

    Migration and the origins of the English Atlantic world.

              Author:       Games, Alison, 1963-

              Publisher:    Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999

              Call number:  F7/G36/1999

    The millennium library edition of The Ringo family history series : an insert for the second printing.

              Author:       Ringo, David Leer.

              Corp. Author: Freeborn Family Association.

              Publisher:    Utica, Ky. : McDowell Publications for the Freeborn Family Association, 2000

              Call number:  CS71/R584/1980/Suppl.

    Monumental inscriptions in the Library of the Society of Genealogists.

              Author:       Collins, Lydia.

              Corp. Author: Society of Genealogists (Great Britain)

              Publisher:    London : The Society,

              Call number:  CS414/S64/1984

    Naval records for genealogists.

              Author:       Rodger, N. A. M., 1949-

              Corp. Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office.

              Publisher:    [London] : Public Record Office,

              Call number:  LOAN CS415/R62/1984

    New England's naughty navy.

              Author:       Cahill, Robert Ellis.

              Publisher:    Peabody, Mass : Candler-Smith, 1987

              Call number:  E271/C34/1987

    New Haven in 1641 [map].

              Author:       Honey, F. R.

              Corp. Author: New Haven Colony Historical Society.

              Publisher:    New Haven, Conn. : New Haven Colony Historical Society,

              Call number:  MAP G3784/N4/1641/H6/1986

    New York genealogical research.

              Author:       Schweitzer, George Keene, 1924-

              Publisher:    Knoxville, TN : G.K. Schweitzer, 1988

              Call number:  REF F118/S29/1988 also LOAN

    Newfield, Maine : the first 200 years.

              Author:       Libby, Steve.

              Publisher:    [S.l. : s.n.],

              Call number:  V.F. F29/N62/L53/1976

    North Carolina genealogical research.

              Author:       Schweitzer, George Keene, 1924-

              Publisher:    Knoxville, TN : G.K. Schweitzer,

              Call number:  F253/S381/1991

    Die Oberammergauer Passionsspiele im Lichte der Genealogie : die Ahnentafeln der Hauptdarsteller : II. Reihe.

              Author:       Schneiderhan, Emil.

              Publisher:    Munchen : Bayerischer Landesverein fur Familienkunde, 1970

              Call number:  V.F. CS627/O24/S36/1970

    Ohio land grants.

              Corp. Author: Ohio. Auditor of State.

              Publisher:    [Columbus, 1968

              Call number:  F490/F47/1968

    Old Dutch Church members, 1659-1809 : Kingston, New York.

              Author:       Lottridge, Lewis.

              Corp. Author: Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston, New York.

              Publisher:    Kingston, N.Y. : Old Dutch Church Heritage/Museum Committee,

              Call number:  F129/K5/R441/1997

    One life at a time : a new world family narrative, 1630-1960.

              Author:       Collins, R. Thomas.

              Publisher:    Oakton, Va. : Ravensyard Publishing,

              Call number:  CS71/C712/1999 also LOAN

    Oration at the celebration of the democratic working-men, in Milford, Mass., July 4, 1834.

              Author:       Cushing, Abel, 1785-1866.

              Publisher:    Providence, 1834

              Call number:  RareBook F74/M64/C87/1834

    Origin of the land tenure system in the United States.

              Author:       Harris, Marshall Dees, 1903-

              Publisher:    Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press

              Call number:  HD194/H3/1970

    Our people of Pike County, Indiana.

              Author:       McClellan, Ruth Miley, 1908-

              Publisher:    Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1978

              Call number:  F532/P6/M32/1978

    The paternal ancestry and descendants of Ole Olsen Lysne, 1854-1938.

              Author:       Lysne, Warren Herbert, 1929-

              Publisher:    Monument, Colo. : W. Lysne, 1996

              Call number:  CS71/L997/1996 also LOAN

    A picture history of Kingfield, Maine, 1816-1980.

              Publisher:    [Kingfield, Me.] : Kingfield Photo History Book Association,

              Call number:  F29/K5/P53/1980

    Pike County History : Bicentennial edition, 1776-1976.

              Author:       McClellan, Ruth Miley, 1908-

              Publisher:    Petersburg, Ind. : Pike County Historical Society ; Evansville, Ind. : Printed by Unigraphic, Inc., 1976

              Call number:  F532/P6/M33/1976

    Pioneer life on the Bay of Quinte.

              Publisher:    Milton, Ont. : Global, 1999

              Call number:  F1059/Q6/P5/1999

    Pioneers of the upper Ottawa : and the humors of the valley.

              Author:       Gard, Anson A. (Anson Albert), 1849-ca. 1915.

              Publisher:    Milton, Ont. : Global, 1999

              Call number:  F1054/O9/G37/1999

    The place names of the White Mountains : history and origins.

              Author:       Hixon, Robert.

              Publisher:    Camden, ME : Down East Books,

              Call number:  F41.2/H59/1980

    Plan of the parish of St Marylebone in the County of Middlesex.

              Author:       Potter, Peter.

              Corp. Author: St. Marylebone Society.

              Publisher:    [London] ([Marylebone Library, Marylebone Rd, NW1 5PS]) : Westminster City Libraries [for] the St Marylebone Society, 1979

              Call number:  MAP G5754/L7:2M3/1832/P67/1979

    The Port Hill Montgomerys : part of a thousand year tradition.

              Author:       Crozier, George H.

              Publisher:    Lake Saint Louis, Mo. : G.H. Crozier, 1994

              Call number:  CS90/M655/1994

    Prevo family.

              Author:       Guedelhoefer, Edith Prevo.

              Publisher:    [Marshall, Illinois, E.P. Guedelhoefer], 1972

              Call number:  CS71/P942/1972


    American Antiquarian Society News

    The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library of American history located in Worcester, Massachusetts, will undergo an expansion of Antiquarian Hall in 2001-2002. AAS will construct a major collections storage addition to the library. Renovation of the reading room and moving of collections into the new storage facility may necessitate reduced levels of service or even brief periods when AAS will not be open to readers. To follow progress, or for more information, visit the AAS website

    Founded in 1812, AAS houses the largest and most accessible collection of American books, pamphlets and broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, sheet music, and graphic arts materials printed through 1876. It also houses manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary works, bibliographies, and other reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century.


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