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  • 2001 Archive

  • Vol. 3, No. 11
    Whole #46
    August 10, 2001
    Contents:

    - HisGen Highlights HTML Version
    - Tony Burroughs to appear on "CBS Sunday Morning"
    - Preview of Fall Issue of New England Ancestors
    - New Titles Available from NEHGS and Newbury Street Press
    - NEHGS Bookshop on Newbury Street Expanded: overstock and remainders now available!
    - NEHGS Goes to Salt Lake City, October 28-November 3, and November 4-11
    - We're bringing a little bit of New England to the Quad Cities...
    - Volunteers Needed to Test Upgrade to NewEnglandAncestors.org
    - Available in the NewEnglandAncestors.org Bookshop


    HisGen Highlights HTML Version

    With this issue we are attempting a limited HTML version of the newsletter. Those of you who have been experiencing difficulties with the line breaks should no longer have a problem if you are using an HTML-compatible email program (such as Netscape Communicator, which seems to be prevalent among those who have had difficulties). Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this version by emailing hisgenhighlights@nehgs.org.

    Michael J. Leclerc, Electronic Publications Supervisor


    Tony Burroughs to appear on "CBS Sunday Morning"

    NEHGS trustee and noted genealogical author Tony Burroughs will be making an appearance on "CBS Sunday Morning" on Sunday, August 12, 2001. The program will air at 9 a.m. EST and the genealogy segment featuring Burroughs is expected to air at the top of the hour. Burroughs is most recently the author of Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.


    Preview of Fall Issue of New England Ancestors

    An exciting issue of New England Ancestors will be mailed to all members next month. The issue will feature the following articles and topics:

    Cover Feature: "A Closer Look at the Great Migration Study Project" by Robert Charles Anderson, and an extract on the "Settlement of Hingham" from the Great Migration Newsletter. Plus: information on subscribing to the Great Migration Newsletter.

    From the Deputy Director (Pam Swain): Results from the recent NEHGS member survey.

    Announcements: New NEHGS trustees and officers elected; Winter library hours; Genealogy 101; New NEHGS sales center in Framingham, MA; and Upcoming conferences and institutes.

    Editorial: "Genealogical Conferences -- Where It All Comes Together" by Laura Prescott Duffy.

    Feedback: "Genealogical Software: Your Response."

    Focus: "Fraktur for New Englanders" by Russell and Corinne Earnest.

    Focus: "Do Not Go Gently: The Quiet Death of Dorothy (May) Bradford" by R. G. Kainer.

    Book Notes: "There Will Be Dancing: The History of a Johnson Family" by Susan Keats, reviewed by Christopher Hartman.

    Education: Getting Started at NEHGS; Genealogy in a Nutshell lectures; Genealogy 101 On The Road in Binghamton, NY; Genealogy 101 in Boston; Winter Come Home to New England; and Research Trip to Washington, DC.

    What's New: Maureen A. Taylor interviews Kyle J. Betit, co-author of Discovering Your Irish Ancestors.

    The Computer Genealogist: "Family History at the Speed of Light: 10 Reasons to Attend GENTECH 2002" by Maureen A. Taylor.

    Around New England: "Using Eulogies in Genealogical Research" by Laura Prescott Duffy.

    Pilgrim Life: "Name Deformations, Part One" by Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs.

    Manuscripts at NEHGS: "Clan Blair Society Documents" by Timothy Hughes.

    Family Associations: Announcements for the Tefft and Wyman family associations.

    Genealogies in Progress: Announcements on projects on the Bowen, Davis, Dickinson, Fox, Hawes, and Richardson families.

    Recently Published Genealogies: Book announcements on the Austin and Darling families.

    Query Connection, and much more in the fall 2001 issue of NEA!


    Carolyn Sheppard Oakley, Editor and Creative Director


    New Titles from NEHGS and Newbury Street Press

    The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers 1839-1879
    published by NEHGS

    The last volume in a series of four acclaimed books tracing the ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, maternal grandmother of the late Dean Crawford Smith, has been released by NEHGS. Edited by Dean Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, this 622-pg. volume features treatments on the following families: Banks, Barden, Bell, Brown, Clapp, Everett, Fisher, Fletcher, Gill, Green, Hailstone, Hall, Heaton, Hills, Jenkins, Learned, Leland, Lugg, MacCarwithy, Newhall, Perham, Powers, Rumble, Sanders, Shepley, White, and Wight. The book also includes an extensive bibliography of sources and many illustrations.

     

    The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman (1829-1912), Wife of Learner Blackman Harrison
    published by Newbury Street Press

    Written by past NEHGS trustee, Harrison Black, MD, The Ancestry of Frances Maria Goodman is a major new source for New England research. At 665 pages, it treats a host of families: Adams, Allyn, Andrews, Austin, Batchelder, Bishop, Blake, Blanchard, Boylston, Bright, Bronson, Bulkeley, Butler, Call, Clarke, Cooke, Crawford, Damon, Eames, Edenden, Fowle, Gaylord, Goldstone, Goodman, Hett, Hopkins, Hovey, Hurry, Kellogg, Kettell, Larkin, Leadbetter, Merrill, Minot, Mix, Mott, Newell, Pantry, Partridge, Penniman, Rand, Ruscoe, Sanders, Sedgwick, Seymour, Smith, Sprague, Steele, Stone, Talcott, Terry, Tolman, Treat, Trott, Turner, Tuttle, Wadsworth, Wakeman, Watson, Webster, Westwood, Wheeler, and Wiley. More than a dozen illustrations are featured as well as a lengthy bibliography.


    NEHGS Bookshop on Newbury Street Expanded:
    overstock and remainders now available!

    The Society's Family Treasures Bookshop now features three rooms of new, used, and remainder or deeply discounted books:

     

    *The main room of the bookshop continues to feature hundreds of the latest NEHGS publications, such as Great Migration volumes, the Torrey/New England Marriages Prior to 1700 CD-ROM, and other popular titles on a wide variety of subjects and families. These titles are also available online and through the Society's catalogs.

    *The second room stocks a huge variety of antique, rare, or out-of-print genealogies, county histories, and much more.

    *Now a third space, in the NEHGS lunchroom, has been added to feature remainders, overstock, and deeply discounted titles from NEHGS and many other publishers.

     

    Please note: due to constantly changing inventory, used and remainder books are available only through the Society's Newbury Street location and are not available online or through NEHGS catalogs. Visit today!


    NEHGS Goes to Salt Lake City, October 28-November 3, and November 4-11

    What makes the NEHGS Research Tour to Salt Lake City special? Why not see for yourself? We bring these irreplaceable benefits to your Salt Lake City experience:

    Personal research consultations with staff (and staff to turn to if you get deadlocked!).
    Lectures on genealogical topics designed to make the most of your research.
    Group meals, social mixers, and a historical tour of the city.
    Comfortable accommodations right next to the Family History Library

    For the first time, participants can choose to join our program for one or two weeks.
    For more information about our programs or how to register, please call our Education Department at (888) 286-3447, ext. 226 or locally at (617) 536-5740, ext. 226. You may also email us at education@nehgs.org.

    -Jennifer Cronin, Director of Education


    We're bringing a little bit of New England to the Quad Cities...

    The New England Historic Genealogical Society will be participating in the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Davenport, Iowa, from September 13-15, 2001. Whether or not you are registered for the conference, you are invited to stop by and visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society booth in the exhibit hall. (The exhibit hall is free and open to the public.)

    If you are attending the conference, you can hear lectures by two NEHGS staff members. Michael Leclerc, Electronic Publications Supervisor, will be giving two talks: "Beyond the Basics: Additional Sources for French-Canadian Research" on Thursday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. and "Greffes des Notaires: The Goldmine in Quebec's Notarial Records" on Friday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. NEHGS Reference Librarian David C. Dearborn will be giving a lecture entitled "Tracing a Black Sheep from New England to Montana: A Dearborn Family Case Study" on Friday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m.

    Visit the NEHGS booth to see our most recent publications, including: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, volume II, C-F and Vermont Newspaper Abstracts, 1783-1816. In addition to the latest NEHGS publications, we will have a variety of works by other publishers. If there is a particular book you would like to examine, you can call the Sales Department prior to the conference with your request, and we will bring it with us to the conference. The toll-free number for the Sales Department is 1-888-296-3447 and the email address is sales@nehgs.org.

    During the conference, participants will have an opportunity to see a demonstration of two brand new NEHGS CDs: Sprague's Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts and The Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1800, as well as two other recently released CDs, Torrey's New England Marriages and Bible Records from the manuscripts collections of NEHGS. In addition, we will be debuting our new and completely redesigned website at the conference. Please stop by and see the new CDs and website!

    In addition, the Society will be hosting a number of book-signings at the NEHGS booth:

    Thursday, September 13:

    9:30 - 10:30am
    Marsha Hoffman Rising, author of Vermont Newspaper Abstracts, 1783-1816


    Friday, September 14:

    10:30 - 11:00am
    Jim and Paula Stuart Warren, authors of Your Guide to the Family History Library (published in August 2001)

    1:00 - 2:00pm
    Robert Charles Anderson, director of The Great Migration Study project, and author of the Great Migration Begins & Great Migration series

    3:15 - 4:00pm
    Marsha Hoffman Rising, author of Vermont Newspaper Abstracts, 1783-1816

    4:30 - 5:30pm
    Carl Boyer 3rd, author of Ancestral Lines, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans and Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell


    Saturday, September 15:

    1:00 - 2:00pm
    Marcia Y. Melnyk, author of The Genealogist's Handbook to New England Research, 4th edition and The Weekend Genealogist: Time Saving Techniques for Effective Research

    2:30 - 3:30pm
    Marsha Hoffman Rising, author of Vermont Newspaper Abstracts, 1783-1816

    3:00 - 4:00pm
    Carl Boyer 3rd, author of Ancestral Lines, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans and Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell

     

    The conference will be located at the River Center (136 East Third Street, in downtown Davenport). You can find NEHGS in the exhibit hall at booth numbers 502, 504, and 506.

    The exhibit hall hours are as follows:

    Thursday, September 13: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday, September 14: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, September: 15 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    If you would like information about attending the conference, you can contact the Federation of Genealogical Societies at 1-888-FGS-1500 or visit their website at http://www.fgs.org.

    If you would like to contact the New England Historic Genealogical Society about its participation in the FGS conference, please call the Sales Department at 1-888-296-3447.

    We hope to see you in the Quad Cities!


    Volunteers Needed to Test Upgrade to NewEnglandAncestors.org

    We are pleased to announce that we will be rolling out a major upgrade to our website later this summer. New user interfaces, a sleeker and easier-to-comprehend design, full access to our online catalog, and more research columns are just some of the features you can look forward to seeing in this new version. We are currently looking for volunteers to help us beta-test the site in August. What is involved? You will be given a special URL for the beta site and asked to log on and try it out. We want your assistance in locating bugs and other problems so they can be fixed before the site rolls out live. If you are interested in volunteering for this beta test, please email nehgs@nehgs.org and put "Beta Test" in the subject line. You will be emailed additional details closer to the beta test time.

    Michael J. Leclerc, Electronic Publications Supervisor


    Available in the NewEnglandAncestors.org Book Shop

     

    New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    by Clarence A. Torrey

    with source citations for the first time!

    New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence A. Torrey, is an essential source for all with New England ancestors. With approximately 37,000 records, Torrey's twelve-volume manuscript contains an estimated 99% of all marriages of New Englanders prior to 1700. These records include marriages that took place in New England, as well as those of individuals married in Europe before emigrating. They also include information on individuals for whom no marriage record exists, but whose marriage can be inferred from other evidence (such as the fact that they had children). This is the first version of "Torrey" to be available with a complete bibliography of source citations. Each entry is followed by a list of the sources Torrey consulted for that marriage. The frequently
    cryptic abbreviations are now hot-linked to a list of full bibliographic citations for these sources. This easy-to-use CD-ROM is sure to be a major resource in your New England research.

    "Torrey's citations often provide the references you need to crack early New England problems!"
    - Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

    "Torrey is much more than marriage records. It is one of the most efficient literature-search techniques available in genealogy and should be consulted as the primary survey source for published material on any New England family of the seventeenth, eighteenth, or even nineteenth century. This CD-ROM makes it easy."
    - Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG

    Sample entry:
    ABBIE, John1 & 2/wf Marah/Mary (?PERKINS) GOLDSMITH, w Richard; 25 Nov 1674; Wenham {Essex Ant. 1:14, 149; Woodruff (1925) 11; Abbe-Abbey 5; Pope's Pioneers 9; Granberry 139}
    Sample source citation:
    Granberry Jacobus, Donald Lines, The Granberry Family and Allied Families (Hartford, Conn.: E.F. Waterman, 1945)

    Introductory price $79.99 (offer valid until August 31, 2001)
    Regular price $89.99 Item #CD-TY

    Minimum System Requirements for CD-ROMs:
    2mb hard disk space (minimum); 4X CD-ROM or higher; SVGA monitor with 800x600 pixel display; 32 bit color or higher. PC: Pentium I or better; Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000; 32mb RAM (64mb recommended) 2mb hard disk space (minimum); 4X CD-ROM or higher; SVGA monitor with 800x600 pixel display; 32 bit color or higher. MAC: System 7.5 or higher (Folio is not guaranteed to run on System OS X); 40mb RAM (64mb recommended)

     

    Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    by Melinde Lutz Sanborn

    This supplement to Torrey's classic resource contains corrections, new discoveries, significant new biographical detail, or deletions for 700 of Torrey's 37,000 entries. This information was gleaned mostly from periodicals published since 1960. Users of the original will find this supplement essential.

    GPC. 1994. 79pp. Hardcover.
    $12.50, Item #B2-84751


    Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    by Melinde Lutz Sanborn

    This second supplement to Torrey also contains corrections, new discoveries, new biographical detail, and deletions from the original Torrey canon. Contains an index of more than 1,500 entries.

    GPC. 1994. 124pp. Hardcover.
    $20.00, Item #B2-847515

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

     

     


    NEHGS is the local sponsor of GENTECH 2002, January 25-26, 2002 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's Back Bay. For details check the GENTECH website at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/default.asp.

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