American Ancestors Magazine

Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 2021

Exploring Our Digital Collections from Home

A Message from Our President & CEO

Research Tours & Programs

Ask Our Genealogists

Staff Profile

Branches of Our Family



Staff List

Online Learning

Family Focus


Exploring Our Digital Collections from Home
Sally Benny

Deconstructing the Hector “Passenger List”
Dr. Adrian Brockett

An Ancestor Table, as Currently Known, of President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
Alexander Bannerman and Gary Boyd Roberts

From Lebanon to Boston: Two Families Make a New Home
Molly Rogers and Thomas Lester

The Landscape of History: Inside the City of Boston’s Archaeology Program
Jean Powers and Joe Bagley


Genetics & Genealogy
Testing a Theory: Were Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee Related?

Richard Hall

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Spotlight
From Revere to Kenya: How Jewish Ritual Objects Found a New Home

Stephanie Call

Research Services: Case Files
Tracing a Downs Family on New Hampshire’s Isles of Shoals

Zachary Garceau

From Our Collections
Our Musical Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock

Gerald W. R. Ward

Focus on New York
Nationalities Noted in the 1697 Census of Albany

Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

Manuscripts @ NEHGS
Women Represented in the Reinier Beeuwkes III Family Collection

Gaia Cloutier