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Volume 17, Number 3, Fall 2016

Researching Irish Ancestors

Up Front

View from the Family Tree

In This Issue

Programs & Tours

Connecting Families. Advancing History.

Staff Profile

Ask Our Genealogists


Researching Irish Ancestors Using American Gravestones, Newspapers, and Specialized Records
Marie E. Daly

Deep Ancestry and the Golden Thread
Bryan Sykes

The Famine-Era Quarantine Station on Boston’s Deer Island
Eileen Curley Pironti

Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America: An Excerpt from Massacre on the Merrimack
Jay Atkinson

The “Year Without a Summer”
Lynn Betlock


Research Services: Case Files
The Case of the Missing Neighborhood

Sheilagh Doerfler

Jewish Heritage Center Spotlight
“There is no Chance Left Save U.S.A.”: World War II Case Files from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Boston

Stephanie Call

Genetics & Genealogy
The Hanks DNA Study: I Was Wrong!

Christopher C. Child

Manuscripts @ NEHGS
Access Manuscripts from Home with American Ancestors Digital Collections

Sally Benny

Focus on New York
Seen Elsewhere: New York-Related Articles in 2014–2015 Issues of Some Non-New York Journals

Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

Family Focus From Our Collections