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Created by American Ancestors Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton
Published: May 2020
PDF Download, 7 pages
Hit a brick wall in your research? Cluster research is a method that broadens the scope of your research to include your ancestor’s extended family, associates, and neighbors—all with the goal of solving a genealogical mystery. But by broadening the scope of your research, you’re also increasing your number of leads, records, and results.
The American War of Independence was not only a fight for freedom from a tyrannical world superpower. For an estimated 9,000 Black soldiers who fought for the patriot cause and roughly 20,000 for the Loyalists, emancipation was on the line.
With the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War fast approaching, you may be interested in documenting your family connection to an American patriot and applying to a lineage society. In this online presentation, Vice President of Research and Library Services Lindsay Fulton provides a step-by-step look at applying to Revolutionary War lineage societies including the application process and tips for when you can’t find vital records.
In May 1783, as the Revolutionary War was nearing its end, the Society of the Cincinnati was formed by its officers, some of whom had served together for as long as eight years, as a way for them to maintain their friendships and provide for their widows and orphans. The Society was named for Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman general who had left his farm and family to fight for his country, as did George Washington centuries later.
This easy-to-use compilation includes nine guides for using genealogical records: Using the Federal Census: 1790–1840, Using the Federal Census: 1850–1940, New York State Census, Massachusetts State Census, Rhode Island State Census, Immigration to the U.S., U.S. Naturalization, and Using Catholic Records, plus Applying to Lineage Societies.
8 ½ x 11 paperback; 40 pages
A collection of articles on New England Native American genealogy, history, and culture that have appeared in the Register or American Ancestors magazine (formerly New England Ancestors) from 1854 to the present. Topics include Black and Native people of Old Braintree, Mass.; William of Sudbury; King Philip; Indians in colonial courts; DNA studies on the family of Edmund Rice; the Brotherton Indian Collection; Jos. Daggett of Martha's Vineyard; and Nantucket court records. This important and unique volume also includes a foreword, an introduction, and an index. Edited by Henry B.
This valuable town-by-town guide provides updated entries for all known burial grounds in Massachusetts with the year of consecration or oldest known burial, year of town incorporation, location and contact information for the cemetery, and a comprehensive index. This new edition also includes all updated NEHGS MSS call numbers, as well as published sources that have been created per cemetery.
By David Allen Lambert
Published November 2018
6 x 9 paperback, 352 pages
Author: Carl Boyer III
Hardcover, 339 pages
Carl Boyer, 3rd
This third volume covers more than fifteen mid-Atlantic and sixty Southern families. Principle surnames include Gilliam and Hamner of Virginia, Van Winkle of New Jersey, and Vermillion of Maryland.