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    1-34 December 15, 2000

    - Events @ NEHGS: Saturday Seminar, Weekend in Orlando
    - Available in the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop
    - Recent Library Acquisitions
    - NEHGS Network Admin Sought

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    Make Your New Year's Plans Now With These Education Programs!

    Saturday Seminar in Boston: “Worth a Thousand Words: Photographs and Genealogy”January 20, 2001

    Photographs can be a rich source of information for genealogists, unlocking clues to the past and giving life and color to our present projects. From dating and identifying, to scrapbooking and the Web, photography and genealogy is a vital partnership. In this one-day intensive seminar, attendees will get the complete “picture” on how to fully utilize family photos, and gain insight into photographs from the NEHGS collection as well.

    Special guest speaker Maureen Taylor will conduct workshops entitled “Every Picture Tells a Story: Identifying Family Photographs," “Building a Family Photography Collection” and “Recent Trends in Family Photographs: Computers, Scrapbooks, and the Web." Society librarian David Allen Lambert will present “Faces from the Past: Selected images from the NEHGS Archives." Participants can even email photographs for possible use in the seminar. The fee for the all-day program is $90 for members, $95 for non-members. 

    Weekend Seminar in Orlando, Florida February 9-10, 2001

    NEHGS comes to Orlando, Florida for a weekend of lectures, consultations and receptions at the Radisson Hotel Orlando Airport. Join staff members David C. Dearborn, FASG, Dr. Ralph J. Crandall, David Allen Lambert, and Gary Boyd Roberts and special guest Patricia Law Hatcher, CG. Enjoy a selection of five lectures a day, catered continental breakfast, and speakers at two luncheons and a dinner banquet. The Hotel is conveniently located near such attractions as Walt Disney World and Epcot Center. NEHGS has reserved rooms for our guests at special rate of $114 per night/single/double (subject to local tax) until January 18, 2001. To take advantage of this reduced cost call the hotel directly at (407) 856-0100 or 1-800-333-3333 and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in NEHGS’s Weekend Seminar.

    For registration and other information on either of these programs call the education department toll-free at 1-888-286-3447 extension 227, or email education@nehgs.org

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    Available in the New England Ancestors Online Book Shop

    The Battle for Christmas

    By Stephen Nissenbaum

    This engaging book lays out the sometimes surprising roots of the modern celebration of Christmas. Nissenbaum analyzes the pagan midwinter feast from which Christmas grew, Puritan suspicion of the celebration, the raucous nature of early 19th century revelry, and the Victorian makeover of the holiday into a celebration of family, children, and charity. Along the way, he explains the origins of customs such as the Christmas tree and Clement Moore's famous poem.

    Vintage Books. 1997. 400pp. Softcover.

    $16.00* Item #B2-62085

    Maine and New Hampshire Settlers, 1600s-1900s

    This collection of vital records, local histories, pension records, gravestone inscriptions, probate records, and census records was created from fourteen Genealogical Publishing Company books. These include: The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623-1660, Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Maine Biographies, Maine Wills, 1640-1760, The History of York, Maine, and the Vital Records of Londonderry, New Hampshire, 1719-1910 . The CD references approximately 331,000 individuals.

    System requirements: Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 3.02 or higher OR the free Family Archive Viewer, version 3.02 or higher. Does not work with Family Tree Maker for Macintosh.

    Broderbund. 2000.

    $29.99* Item #CD523

    British & American Coats of Arms

    Within the indexed images of the pages of seven books, you'll find crests, coats of arms, mottoes, and lineages referencing approximately 137,000 individuals. The information collected here ranges from illustrated compilations of coats of arms to definitions of terms used in heraldic research. Among the index images, you'll find a comprehensive guide to all coats of arms known to have been used in the United States since its earliest colonial days, as well as the best-known reference work on British heraldry (John Bernard Burke's The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales). Some of the books list lines of descent connecting the earliest known holder of a coat of arms to a recent descendant. This detailed connection can help determine if your family history should include a particular coat of arms. This Family Archive was produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company.

    System requirements: Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 3.02 or higher OR the free Family Archive Viewer, version 3.02 or higher OR Family Tree Maker for the Macintosh.

    Broderbund. 2000.

    $29.99* Item #CD368

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

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    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 www.NewEnglandAncestors.org or e-mail bookloan@nehgs.org.

    Historical notice of the Congregational Church in North Coventry, Conn., with the articles of faith, covenant, and a catalogue of members.

    Corp. Author: Second Congregational Church of Coventry (North Coventry, Conn.).

    Publisher: Hartford, Conn. : Printed by Case, Tiffany & Co., 1837

    Call number: RareBook F104/N826/S43/1837

    Historical notices, confession of faith, and covenant, with the ecclesiastical principles and rules, and list of members, of the Congregational Church, in Somers, Conn..

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Somers, Conn.)

    Publisher: Springfield : Printed by H.S. Taylor, 1846

    Call number: RareBook F104/S68/C66/1846

    Historical sketch, articles of faith and covenant, principles and rules, and catalogue of members, past and present : of the Congregational Church, Plymouth, N.H..

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Plymouth, N.H.)

    Publisher: Boston : J.E. Farwell, printers, 1867

    Call number: RareBook F44/P7/C66/1867

    The history of the North Church in New Haven : from its formation in May 1742, during the great awakening, to the completion of the century in May 1842 : in three sermons.

    Author: Dutton, Samuel W. S. (Samuel William Southmayd), 1814-1866.

    Publisher: New Haven : A.H. Maltby, 1842

    Call number: RareBook F104/N6/D88/1842

    The Hudson Valley Dutch and their houses.

    Author: Meeske, Harrison Frederick, 1941-

    Publisher: Fleischmanns, NY : Purple Mountain Press,

    Call number: NA7235/N72/H84/1998

    In search of your British & Irish roots : a complete guide to tracing your English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish ancestors.

    Author: Baxter, Angus, 1912-

    Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999

    Call number: Intl. REF CS414/B38/1999

    Index to Leander W. Cogswell's history of the town of Henniker, N.H..

    Author: Taylor, Martha Chase.

    Corp. Author: Henniker Historical Society.

    Publisher: [Henniker, N.H.] : Henniker Historical Society, 1999

    Call number: F44/H5/C6/1880/Index also LOAN

    Jean-Baptiste Perrault, marchand voyageur, parti de Montreal le 28e de mai 1783.

    Author: Perrault, Jean Baptiste, 1760-1844.

    Publisher: [Montreal] : Boreal express,

    Call number: F1013/P47/1978

    The Kimball family.

    Author: Daniels, Marcia Butler.

    Publisher: [Wheaton, Ill. : M.B. Daniels, 1999

    Call number: CS71/K49/1999

    Maine special collections ; [index of microfilm cabinets ; SIP cabinet contents ; list of city directories located in storehouse].

    Corp. Author: Maine State Library.

    Publisher: Augusta, Me. : The Library,1988,

    Call number: REF Z881/M35/M35

    Managing a genealogical project : a complete manual for the management and organization of genealogical materials.

    Author: Dollarhide, William.

    Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999

    Call number: CS16/D65/1999 also LOAN

    Manual for the members of the First Congregational Church, Cornwall, Conn..

    Author: Urmston, Nathaniel M.

    Publisher: [Cornwall] : The Church, (Hartford : J.B. Eldredge) 1838

    Call number: RareBook F104/C7/U76/1838

    Manual of the Congregational Church in Thompson, Conn., 1730-1901..

    Author: Dunning, Andrew, 1815-1872.

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Thompson, Conn.)

    Publisher: Sarasota, Fla. : Aceto Bookman, 1998

    Call number: F104/T4/C66/1998

    Manual of the Congregational Church, Plymouth N.H..

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Plymouth, N.H.)

    Publisher: Concord, N.H. : Republican Press, 1892

    Call number: RareBook F44/P7/C66/1892

    Manual of the Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Conn. : comprising historical and biographical memoranda, chronological catalogue, confession of faith, covenant, and standing rules, and present list of the church.

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Wethersfield, Conn.)

    Publisher: [Wethersfield : The Church], 1925

    Manual of the Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Conn. : comprising historical and biographical memoranda, chronological catalogue, confession of faith, covenant, and standing rules, and present list of the church.

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Wethersfield, Conn.)

    Publisher: Hartford [Conn.] : Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1893

    Call number: F104/W4/C66/1893

    Manual of the First Congregational Church, Stamford, Ct., containing the confession of faith and covenant, standing rules, a catalogue of its members, and historical items. 1857.

    Corp. Author: Congregational Church (Stamford, Conn.)

    Publisher: New York : Pettiner & Gray,1857

    Call number: RareBook F104/S8/C66/1857

    Manual of the First Congregational Church, Windsor, Vermont. No. II, June, 1868.

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

    Publisher: Windsor : The Church, (Windsor : Vermont Chronicle and Journal) 1868

    Call number: RareBook F59/W7/F57/1868

    Marriage laws in the United States, 1887-1906.

    Author: North, S. N. D. (Simon Newton Dexter), 1849-1924.

    Publisher: Conway, AR : Arkansas Research,

    Call number: KF510/N67/1993

    The Mary P. Mesquita, rundown at sea : a true tale of a Gloucester schooner.

    Author: Pimental, Cecile N.

    Publisher: Decorah, Iowa : Anundsen Publishing, 1998

    Call number: G530/M37/P56/1998

    The Merrifield family.

    Author: Daniels, Marcia Butler.

    Publisher: [Wheaton, Ill. : M.B. Daniels, 1999

    Call number: CS71/M569/1999

    Michigan cemetery source book.

    Corp. Author: Library of Michigan.

    Publisher: [Lansing, Mich. : The Library of Michigan, 1994

    Call number: Atlas G1411/E6225/L53/1994 also LOAN

    Moxley family genealogy.

    Author: Johnson, Carolyn Moxley.

    Publisher: Taftsville, Vt. : C.M. Johnson, 1999

    Call number: CS71/M937/1999

    The National Genealogical Society presents the 2000 NGS conference in the states, New England : in Providence, Rhode Island : Rhode Island Convention Center, 31 May - 3 June 2000 : program syllabus.

    Corp. Author: National Genealogical Society. Conference in the States (2000 :

    Publisher: Arlington, VA : NGS,

    Call number: CS42/N445/2000

    New England frontier : Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675.

    Author: Vaughan, Alden T., 1929-

    Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press,

    Call number: F7/V3/1995

    New Milford : a memorial discourse, delivered in the Congregational Church,

    New Milford, Conn. Sunday, July 9, 1876.

    Author: Bonar, James Blair.

    Publisher: [New Milford, Conn.] : The Society, (New Milford, Conn. : M.L. Delavan) 1876

    Call number: RareBook F104/N73/B66/1876

    The old maps of Carroll County, New Hampshire, in 1892.

    Corp. Author: D.H. Hurd & Co.

    Publisher: Fryeburg, Me. : Saco Valley Printing, 1982

    Call number: F42/C3/O43/1982

    The old maps of Lincoln County, Maine, in 1857.

    Corp. Author: Lee & Marsh (Pa.)

    Publisher: Fryeburg, Me. : Saco Valley Printing,

    Call number: F27/L7/O43/1985

    The old maps of Oxford County, Maine, in 1858.

    Author: Walling, Henry Francis, 1825-1888.

    Corp. Author: Gillette and Huntington.

    Publisher: [Fryeburg, Me., Saco Valley Printing, 1972

    Call number: F27/O9/O43/1972

    Poles and Russians in the 1870 census of New York City : full alphabetical index for the second enumeration (with a partial index for the first enumeration).

    Author: Silverman, Marlene.

    Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Landsmen Press,

    Call number: F128.9/P7/S57/1996

    Proof-of-age documents in Alberta : a surname index 1863-1969.

    Corp. Author: Provincial Archives of Alberta.

    Publisher: Edmonton : Documentary Heritage Society of Alberta,1998

    Call number: CS88/A46/P76/1998 also LOAN

    Protestant Cemetery (also called Riverview), Chute a Blondeau, East Hawkesbury Township, Prescott County, On..

    Author: Cotton, Ross G. H., 1926-

    Publisher: Pointe Claire : Quebec Family History Society, 1995

    Call number: CS88/C48/C68/1995

    Quebec City gazette marriage notices, 1846-1855.

    Author: Smith, Ernest J.

    Corp. Author: Quebec Family History Society.

    Publisher: Pointe Claire : Quebec Family History Society,

    Call number: CS88/Q4/Q43

    Ramsey County, Minnesota, relief records, 1862-1868.

    Author: Warren, Paula Stuart, 1948-

    Corp. Author: Ramsey County (Minn.). Board of Commissioners.

    Publisher: St. Paul : Warren Research & Publishing, 1990

    Call number: F612/R2/W37/1990

    "Remember me to all enquiring friends" : Civil War letters and diaries of Captain Burritt Newton Hurd, 3rd and 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1864 (including a partial Hurd genealogy).

    Author: Hurd, Burritt Newton, 1843-1907.

    Publisher: [Colebrook, Conn. : M.F. Hurd],

    Call number: E601/H87/1999

    Le Royaume des Deux-Siciles ; le Royaume de Grace.

    Author: Tourtchine, Jean-Fred.

    Corp. Author: Cercle d'etudes des dynasties royales Europeennes.

    Publisher: Paris : C.E.D.R.E., 1998

    Call number: CS756/R69/1998

    Semi-centennial of the Litchfield Co. Foreign Mission Society, celebrated at Litchfield, October 16, 1861.

    Corp. Author: Litchfield County Foreign Mission Society (Litchfield, Conn.)

    Publisher: Hartford : Case, Lockwood & Company, 1861

    Call number: RareBook F102/L6/L58/1861

    A sermon delivered at the dedication of the South Congregational Church in Durham, Conn., December 29, 1847.

    Author: Fowler, William Chauncey, 1793-1881.

    Publisher: Amherst [Mass.] : Press of J.S. and C. Adams, 1848

    Call number: RareBook F104/D9/F69/1848

    Sources for South Australian history.

    Author: Peake, Andrew Guy, 1949-

    Publisher: Dulwich, South Australia : Tudor Australia Press, 1998

    Call number: DU320/P43/1998

    Spain's New Mexico patriots in its 1779-1783 war with England during the American Revolution.

    Author: Hough, Granville W. (Granville Watkins), 1922-

    Publisher: Midway City, CA : SHHAR Press

    Call number: E269/S63/H68/1999 also LOAN

    The Spaulding family.

    Author: Daniels, Marcia Butler.

    Publisher: [Wheaton, Ill. : M.B. Daniels, 1999

    Call number: CS71/S739/1999

    Sutton, Quebec area cemeteries : an index to grave stone inscriptions.

    Author: Simmons, Marlene, 1951-

    Corp. Author: Quebec Family History Society.

    Publisher: Pointe Claire, Quebec : Quebec Family History Society,

    Call number: CS88/Q4/S882/1996

    Township books, Kings County, Nova Scotia : Aylesford, Cornwallis, Horton.

    Author: Evans, Lorna Woodman, 1926-

    Corp. Author: Kings Historical Society (Kentville, N.S.). Family History Committee.

    Publisher: Kentville, N.S. : Family History Committee of the Kings Historical Society, 1996

    Call number: CS88/N64/E93/1996

    Tracing your ancestors in the Public Record Office.

    Author: Bevan, Amanda

    Corp. Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office.

    Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Public Record Office, 1999

    Call number: CS415/C692/1999

    Update including burials from June 1, 1994 to June 1, 1999 for the book "Indian Springs Cemetery.".

    Corp. Author: Charlotte County Genealogical Society.

    Publisher: Port Charlotte, FL : Charlotte County Genealogical Society,

    Call number: F319/P95/I5/1994/Suppl. also LOAN

    Urban atlas tract data for standard metropolitan statistical areas: Hartford, Connecticut.

    Corp. Author: United States Department of Commerce. Social and Economic Statistics Administration. Bureau of the Census.

    Publisher: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1974

    Call number: MAP G1242/H3/E25/U5/1974 [Project Entry]

    Urban atlas tract data for standard metropolitan statistical areas: Providence - Pawtucket - Warwick, R.I. - Mass.

    Corp. Author: United States Department of Commerce. Social and Economic Statistics Administration. Bureau of the Census.

    Publisher: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.1974

    Call number: MAP G1212/P6/E25/U5/1974 [Project Entry]

    Urban atlas tract data for standard metropolitan statistical areas: Springfield - Chicopee - Holyoke, Mass. - Conn.

    Corp. Author: United States Department of Commerce. Social and Economic Statistics Administration. Bureau of the Census.

    Publisher: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1974

    Call number: MAP G1212/S6/E25/U5/1974 [Project Entry]

    Websters of Dover, NH.

    Author: Goodwin, J. Frank.

    Publisher: Wolfeboro, N.H. : J.F. Goodwin,

    Call number: V.F. CS71/W38/1999 also LOAN

    The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800 : war, migration, and the survival of an Indian people.

    Author: Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-

    Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994,

    Call number: E99/A13/C35/1990

    The White Mountain scrap book of stories and legends of the Crystal Hills or White Mountains of New Hampshire.

    Author: Bisbee, Ernest E.

    Publisher: Lancaster, N.H. : North Country Pub. Co.,

    Call number: F41.3/B57/1946

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    Society Seeks Network Administrator

    The Network Administrator provides systems support for a 64-user network. Responsibilities include software installation, client support, maintenance of system standards and general administration of client-server networks, telephone systems and voicemail. Requirements: two years experience with Novell 5.0, NT Server, Exchange Server and SQL Server 7. Experience with PC diagnostics, excellent organization and client service skills a definite plus. Desirable Back Bay location near public transportation (bus, T, Commuter Rail). Flexible working hours. Direct resume and salary requirements to Network Search c/o NEHGS, 101 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116-3007 or pswain@nehgs.org. EOE.

    Please visit our website www.NewEnglandAncestors.org for current staff openings.

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