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  • 2001 Archive

  • Vol. 1, No. 4
    Whole #4
    September 16, 1999
    Greetings from the New England Historic Genealogical Society!

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    HisGen Highlights


    Sept 16, 1999     1-4

    -          CD, Microtext Arrivals
    -          Irish Ancestry Researchers: See You in Randolph!
    -          Computer Resources for Genealogists Seminar
    -          Search for Missing Friends Update
    - Update


    The following new CDs are available in our Technology Center at 101 Newbury Street:

    Census 1850: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois.

    1890 Veteran’s Schedule Selected States.

    Census Index: NC, SC 1870, ID 1910, New York City 1870, IN 1860, VA-WV 1870.

    County and Family Histories: Ohio 1780-1970.

    Genealogies and Biographies: Compendium of American Genealogy 1600s-1800s, Colonial Genealogies #1, Southern Biographies and Genealogies 1500s-1940s, KY Genealogies 1700s-1800s, VA Genealogies #4 1600s-1800s, Mid-Atlantic Genealogies 1340-1940, New England Families #2 1600s-1800s.

    Pedigree Charts: Everton’s Family vol. 2-3, World Family Tree v23-27, 29-30, 32.

    Marriage Index: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia 1624-1915, Ohio 1789-1850, MI-WI 1830-1900, IL 1851-1900, MS-FL 1800-1900, AL 1800-1900, TN 1851-1900, IN 1851-1900, KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, New York City 1600s-1800s, NJ 1680-1900, AR 1850-1900, OH 1851-1900, MO 1851-1900, IL-IN 1790-1850, GA 1851-1900, WV 1863-1900, KY 1851-1900, Selected US-International Marriage Records 1560-1900, ME 1743-1891.

    Immigration: Philadelphia Naturalizations 1789-1880, Irish to America 1846-1865, Germans to America 1875-1888.

    Military Records: NY Rev War Records 1775-1840, Rev War Soldiers and Sailors 1775-1782.

    Periodicals: MD Genealogical Society Bulletin v1-38, The Ontario Register, 1780s-1870s.

    Miscellany: English Settlers in Barbados, Huguenot Settlers in North America and Europe, Early Settlers of NY State 1760-1942, PA Wills 1682-1834, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records 1848-1992, PA German Church Records 1729-1870, Library Resources US-Canada Surname Folder Index, Encyclopedia of Quaker Records 1750-1930, MD Probate Records 1674-1774, Genealogical Records of NY 1675-1920, English Origins of NE Families, Egle’s Notes and Queries of PA 1700s-1800s.

           Recent microfilm additions include the 1920 US Census and Soundex for Massachusetts and the 1850 US Census for Ohio, Illinois and New Jersey.

    This weekend's Irish Genealogical Conference in Randolph, Massachusetts at Lombardo's Function Facility, 6 Billings Street, will feature nineteen lectures. Society staff speaking on Friday September 17th include Jerome E. Anderson and Marie E. Daly, and several other staff, including Society Director Ralph Crandall, will be in attendance. Jerry Anderson's four lectures are Finding Your Irish Ancestors in Canada and Captives, Renegades, Lords and Ladies: The Irish in Colonial America, both on Friday, and Saturday's Researching Your Irish Ancestors: The Next Step and Irish Resources at NEHGS. Marie Daly's Friday lectures are titled Researching Your Irish Ancestors in New England: Suggestions for Beginners, and "Bally-What?" Using Geographic Sources to Locate Your Ancestors. Additional guest speakers are Paul Gorry, co-author of Tracing Irish Ancestors, Dwight A. Radford, co-editor of The Irish at Home and Abroad journal,  George B. Handran, William Milhomme,  Dennis Ahern and Michael P. Quinlan. Please call the Education Department toll-free at 888-AT-NEHGS for details; walk-ins are welcome.

    Next weekend the Society offers Computer Resources for Genealogists, a seminar presented on Friday September 24th and repeated Saturday the 25th. Speakers include Richard W. Eastman (Eastman's Online Genealogical Newsletter), Stephen B. Kyner (founder and president of N.E. Computer Genealogists, Vice President and Director of GENTECH) and Rhonda R. McClure, contributing editor for American Genealogy and Heritage Quest magazines and Ancestry Inc.'s Genealogical Computing. These one-day seminars will be held at the Women's Educational and Industrial Union on 356 Boylston Street in Boston; call the Education Department at 888-AT-NEHGS for details.

    The final volume of The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot is now available from NEHGS. Volume 8 covers the years 1877-1920. The advertisements featured in this series identify the Irish townland and parish of thousands who came to America and sought, or were sought by, relatives already here.  The information often includes physical descriptions, relationships, destinations and personal information.  The Search for Missing Friends, Volume 8 may be purchased for $60.00 ($54.00 for NEHGS members), plus $3.50 for shipping and handling. The Item # is S2-62568. Please call the Sales Department toll-free at 1-888-296-3447, or order through our secure online system at  Please mention this newsletter when placing your order.

    Members are advised that the future procedure for logging into the "Members Only" areas of our new site requires the use of your Membership Number. This is located on the mailing label of every issue of both the Register and NEXUS.  As subscribers to this newsletter, you will be among the first to see the beta version of the, and will be both invited and encouraged to try out the site before its public launch. In the interim the Society's catalog, comprised of items in our collection as entered since 1987 by NEHGS staff, remains accessible via our current site at Simply click on the "Society Members Click Here" link near the top of the page, and follow the instructions to navigate to this catalog, known as SydneyPlus. Members should note that items whose "Call Number" field contains the term "LOAN" may borrow this book from our Circulating Library by following instructions at Rest assured that the new website will feature an improved interface for both locating and borrowing books, and all transactions required for doing so will be conducted through our secure, encrypted online ordering system. Finally, we anticipate the implementation of a version upgrade to SydneyPlus during the coming week, during which the database may be unavailable for several hours.

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