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  • 2000 Archive

  • Vol. 1, No. 30
    Whole #30
    September 16, 2000
    - Society Announcements: P/T Sales Position, Bound Register Set for Sale, Thanksgiving Hours
    - Special Events: Genealogy 101 On the Road in Duxbury
    - NEW ENGLAND ANCESTORS Feedback Forum
    - Available in the Online Book Shop
    - Recent Acquisitions


    Society Announcements

    Temporary, part-time help needed in Sales

    The NEHGS Sales Department is looking for a part-time sales assistant to work from the beginning of November until the beginning of January.  This is a paid position.  The assistant must be able to work approximately 15-20 hours a week.  The job will be based at the Society’s North Washington Street location, near North Station in Boston.  The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. The sales assistant will take orders over the telephone, provide customer service, and assemble orders for shipment.  (Packing and shipping the orders is not part of the job.) If interested, please contact Lynn Betlock at for more details.

    Complete, Bound set of the Register for Sale

    A member has written to say she wants to sell her complete bound set of the Register, Volumes 1 through 148, plus index to first 50 volumes, and is willing to let it go for $1800.,  which, our staff concurs, is an absolute steal. This set is in the original bindings and in fine shape. Buyer to pay shipping charges from Florida. Interested parties should contact the Register offices via email (no phone calls, please) at

    Thanksgiving Hours and More

    We are open Wednesday, November 22 until 3PM. The Society is closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving, but is OPEN on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25. Please see the "Hours of Operation" link on the home page of for 2000-2001 opening / closing information, including our closing for Inventory Week, which starts in late December.


    Genealogy 101 On the Road in Duxbury

    Interested in researching your family history? Live too far from Boston to attend our popular Genealogy 101 course? We're proud to offer the perfect alternative to fit your busy lifestyle. Due to repeated requests, NEHGS now presents Genealogy 101 On the Road, a condensed version of our popular course on beginning and intermediate genealogy.

    Genealogy 101 On the Road comes to Duxbury MA, in collaboration with the Descendants of John Alden Society, on November 18, 2000. Program participants may also elect to tour the facilities. Registration is from 9-9:30AM. Price for Society members is $40 and for non-members, $50.


    Transcribing vs. Abstracting Documents

    Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors

    Computer Resources for Genealogy

    Upcoming On the Road Locations

    February 24, 2001 at Stamford, CT, in collaboration with the Stamford Historical Society, the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich.

    April 28, 2001 at Deerfield, MA in collaboration with the Deerfield Historic Society. Program participants may also elect to tour picturesque Deerfield on Friday, April 27th.


    Feedback Forum: Source Reliability

    What genealogical sources have you found to be the most unreliable (i.e., books, CD-ROMs, websites, primary sources)?  Please give specific titles and examples.

    To respond, please email, or write to “Feedback,“ NEW ENGLAND ANCESTORS, 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. Personal statements or opinions made by respondents are not verified and do not reflect opinions or policies of NEHGS.


    Now Available in the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop

    American & European Family Forest CD, Millennium Edition

       This lineage-linked database on CD digitally maps out and connects the royal families of Europe and many Americans who descend from these families. Many lines travel at least ten generations, and some more than sixty generations. The Family Forest contains information from many different sources, and in some cases there are inconsistences and conflicts among sources.  Full source citations are presented and the user can determine how to interpret the material presented.

    System requirements: Windows 95, 98 or  NT.
    Millisecond Publishing.  2000.  $49.00*  Item #CD-MP100


    Wuerttemberg Emigration Index CD: Volumes 1-7

       This collection features the records from seven comprehensive volumes cataloguing Wuerttemberg emigrants from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Don't spend hours trying to decipher the gothic script of the original German texts or the illegible, microscopic print on film -- just click a button to access these valuable records in seconds.

    Minimum system requirements: 486/33 processor (Pentium recommended), Windows 95 or higher, 16 mb RAM, 15 mb hard disk space, 2X CD-ROM drive, monitor with 800x600 pixel display, 16-bit color or higher recommended.

    Ancestry. 2000.  $39.95*  Item #CD-AN600

    Connecticut Officers and Soldiers, 1700s-1800s CD

       This Family Archive CD provides information on Connecticut military records from the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Created from four Genealogical Publishing Company books, the CD offers a great variety of records including pension lists, muster rolls, pay rolls, accounts, diaries, maps and personal papers.


       The books included on the CD are:

         * Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762 (Two Volumes) by Alfred C. Bates

         * Connecticut Revolutionary Pensioners by the Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution

         * The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 by Henry P. Johnston

         * Supplement to the 'The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783' by the Connecticut Historical Society

              - Volume I: Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783

              - Volume II: Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783

       This CD can provide information about land transactions that occurred as the result of military service, campaigns in which the individual was involved, as well as dates of enlistment, service, discharge or death. The CD references approximately 167,000 individuals.

    System requirements: either Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 3.02 or higher OR the FREE Family Archive Viewer, version 3.02 or higher. This CD is not compatible with Family Tree Maker for Macintosh.

    Broderbund.  2000.  $29.99*  Item #CD-120

       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  $1.25 for each CD  will be added to your order. Massachusetts residents will also be charged 5% sales tax.  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

    Randolph County, 1779-1979.

              Corp. Author: Randolph County Historical Society (N.C.)

              Publisher:    Asheboro, N.C. : Randolph County Historical Society and the Randolph Arts Guild, 1980,

              Call number:  F262.R2/R33/1980 also LOAN

    The records of the Established Church in England, excluding parochial records.

              Author:       Owen, Dorothy Mary.

              Publisher:    London, British Records Association, 1970

              Call number:  CD1041/O95/1970 also LOAN

    References to English surnames in 1601 and 1602 : with an appendix indexing the surnames contained in 186 printed registers during 1601.

              Author:       Hitching, F. K.

              Publisher:    Baltimore, Md. : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co.,

              Call number:  LOAN CS2505/H62

    Rhode Island 1747 colonial census index.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    Salt Lake City, Utah : A.G.E.S.,

              Call number:  Microtext F78/J25/1988

    Rhode Island 1777 military census index.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1999

              Call number:  Microtext F78/J28/1988

    Rhode Island 1860 federal census mortality index.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    North Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems International,

              Call number:  Microtext F78/J341/1990

    The Robertses of northern New England.

              Author:       Jacobsen, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), 1946-

              Publisher:    Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1995

              Call number:  CS71/R64/1995

    Rousay roots : family histories in Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre, Orkney Islands.

              Author:       Marwick, Robert C.

              Publisher:    Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland : R. Marwick, 1999

              Call number:  CS477/O5/M37/1999

    Smith's Canadian gazetteer; comprising statistical and general information respecting all parts of the Upper Province, or Canada West ....

              Author:       Smith, William Henry, of Canada.

              Publisher:    [Toronto, Coles, 1970

              Call number:  F1056.4/S65/1846

    Some descendants of Ulrich Stehley : Stehli, Staley, Stealey, Stailey.

              Author:       Keller, Joan E. Butts, 1932-

              Publisher:    Hemlock, Mich. : J.E.B. Keller,

              Call number:  CS71/S7825/1999 also LOAN

    The Sommers family : a history, with table of descendants.

              Author:       Otto, Elinor Sommers, 1913-

              Publisher:    St. Paul, Minn. : [s.n.], 1982

              Call number:  CS71/S956/1982

    Story of George and Amalie Sommers,.

              Author:       Randall, Clara Sommers, 1861-1953.

              Publisher:    [St. Paul?] 1959

              Call number:  V.F. CS71/S956/1959

    Surnames in the United States census of 1790 : an analysis of national origins of the population.

              Corp. Author: American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on Linguistic and National Stocks in the Population of the United States.

              Publisher:    Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1971

              Call number:  E184/A1/A6/1971 also LOAN

    Surveying your land : a common-sense guide to surveys, deeds, and title searches.

              Author:       Lawson, Charles E.

              Publisher:    Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press,

              Call number:  KF683/Z9/L382/1990

    Terry records of North Carolina.

              Author:       Bushnell, Edna Harris.

              Publisher:    Birmingham, AL : E.H. Bushnell,

              Call number:  CS71/T329/1993

    Theatre of liberty : Boston's Old State House.

              Author:       Hitchings, Sinclair, 1933-

              Corp. Author: Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company.

              Publisher:    Boston : Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company,

              Call number:  V.F. F73.8/O4/H58/1975

    Thomas Hubbard of Virginia and Kentucky : his history and descendants.

              Author:       Hubbard, Mary Schroeder, 1934-

              Publisher:    Colorado Springs, CO : M.S. Hubbard, 1999

              Call number:  CS71/H875/1999b

    Le tiers etat … Draguignan : Etude sociologique.

              Author:       Mireur, F. (Frederic), 1834-1916.

              Publisher:    Draguignan, Impr. Latil freres,

              Year:        1911

              Call number:  RareBook CS587/D78/M65/1911

    To a house in Whitby : the Lynde family story, 1600 to 1900.

              Author:       Stirling, Sybil C. Lynde.

              Publisher:    [Oshawa, Ont.] : S.C.L. Stirling, 1998

              Call number:  CS90/L93/1998

    Tombstone inscriptions of Christian Co., Mo.

              Author:       Williams, Jacqueline Hogan.

              Publisher:    Warrensburg? Mo., 1969

              Call number:  F472/C45/W5/1969

    Townships of the province of Ontario, Canada : a complete index of the townships in all the counties & districts of Ontario (includes 10 area maps).

              Author:       Gartner, M. E.

              Corp. Author: Ontario Genealogical Society. Nipissing District Branch.

              Publisher:    [North Bay] : Ontario Genealogical Society, Nipissing District Branch, 1992

              Call number:  CS88/O6/G37/1992

    Tracing your Czech and Slovak roots.

              Author:       Wellauer, Maralyn A.

              Publisher:    Milwaukee : Wellauer,

              Call number:  CS524/W45/1980

    The true story of the Acadians.

              Author:       LeBlanc, Dudley, 1894-1971.

              Publisher:    Pawtucket, R.I. : Quintin Publications, 1998,

              Call number:  LOAN F1038/L41/1937

    U.S. federal census index : Connecticut 1860 mortality schedules.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1999,

              Call number:  Microtext F93/J226/1986

    U.S. federal census index : Massachusetts 1870 Hampden County.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1998,

              Call number:  Microtext F72/H2/J34/1991

    U.S. federal census index : New Hampshire 1850 mortality schedules.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services,

              Call number:  Microtext F33/J324/1986

    U.S. federal census index Vermont 1870 mortality schedules.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1998,

              Call number:  Microtext F48/J3335/1989

    U.S. federal census index, Rhode Island, 1790.

              Author:       Jackson, Ronald Vern, 1946-1999.

              Corp. Author: United States. Bureau of the Census.

              Publisher:    West Jordan, Utah : Genealogical Services, 1999,

              Call number:  Microtext F78/U54/1999

    The Universal British directory 1793-1798.

              Author:       Winton, Michael, 1939-

              Publisher:    King's Lynn : M. Winton, 1993

              Call number:  DA11/U65/1993

    The valley of Virginia in the American revolution, 1763-1789.

              Author:       Hart, Freeman Hansford.

              Publisher:    Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1942

              Call number:  F232/S5 H37/1942 also LOAN

    A visible heritage, Columbia County, New York : a history in art and architecture.

              Author:       Piwonka, Ruth

              Publisher:    Hensonville, N.Y. : Black Dome Press, 1996

              Call number:  F127/C8/P59/1996

    Walpole Township Centennial history.

              Author:       Brueton, Kenneth N., b. 1896.

              Publisher:    [Jarvis, Ont., 1967

              Call number:  F1059.5/W24/B78/1967

    Washington County, Pennsylvania early marriage index.

              Corp. Author: Citizens Library Genealogical Records Group.

              Publisher:    Pittsburgh, Pa. : Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1998

              Call number:  F157/W3/C48/1998

    The Westminster poll book, 1774.

              Corp. Author: S.A. & M.J. Raymond (Firm).

              Publisher:    Exeter : S.A. & M.J. Raymond,

              Call number:  CS436/L7/W473/1996 also LOAN

    Whitehead and related families.

              Author:       Rhyne, Margaret Whitehead, 1914-

              Publisher:    [Maryville, Tenn., Printed by Marion R. Mangrum on the Brazos Press, 1971

              Call number:  CS71/W591/1971

    The William Wade Hinshaw index to Pennsylvania Quaker meeting records.

              Author:       Hinshaw, William Wade, 1867-1947.

              Publisher:    Kokomo, IN : Selby Pub. & Print.,

              Call number:  F160/F89/W55/1990


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