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Massachusetts and Maine Families – on Sale for 55% Off Thru Friday

A while back, Family Roots Publishing was able to obtain a limited number of an extremely valuable set of three large hardcover books titled Massachusetts and Maine Families – in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis. I was familiar with the set, and when I heard they were about to go out-of-print, and by buying […]

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The Wampanoag: Genealogical History of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Having become interested in local land records and ownership details, Dr. Jerome (Jay) Segel researched and wrote Owner Unknown: Your guide to Real Estate Treasure Hunting. His desire to produce this book came through his interest and research in uncovering land records related to his home on Martha’s Vineyard. Through this study, Jay developed and […]

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Records Of Plymouth Colony: Births, Deaths, Burials, And Other Records, 1633-1689; 20% OFF for the Next FEW Days!

Records Of Plymouth Colony: Births, Deaths, Burials, And Other Records, 1633-1689, edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, is a reprint of a work originally published as Volume Eight of Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Miscellaneous Records 1633-1689. This renamed eighth volume also contains a reprint of Plymouth Colony Vital Records a […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis

I couldn’t tell you why, but lately I keep coming across books worthy of serious attention but have titles that would make most think these treasure in disguise are not for them. Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis is just such a book. The title would have been just fine […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 799,816 images from the new U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897, collection, the 579,177 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists […]

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Jackie Kennedy Hospital Birth Records Donated to the Kennedy Presidential Library

The following excerpt is from an article which was published in the December 10, 2013 edition of Newsday.com: On July 28, 1929, a healthy baby girl was born in Southampton Hospital. The girl, Jacqueline Bouvier, grew up to marry John F. Kennedy, and the former first lady later became Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Her birth […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.9 million indexed records and images to collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 834,729 indexed records and images from the U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, collection, the 590,658 indexed records from the new U.S., New York, […]

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Review of “Planters of Early New England”

Of course we judge books by their covers. The cover is the first indication of what is inside. However, there are times when looking beyond the cover may reveal an unexpected treasure. Such is the case with Planters of Early New England: A Sketch of Roger Mowry Mann’s Seventeenth-Century Ancestors. The subtitle would keep almost […]

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A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries

This time of year always make me think of cemeteries. By the time October rolls around each year, the mind and senses become acutely aware of the changing seasons. Leaves are falling, there is a chill in the area. Add to this the custom of decorating for Halloween around  old (“haunted”) homes, graveyards and “spooks”, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census

Here is the third Portable Genealogist reviewed I promised last week. This time, I will be looking at the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s publication The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census. Specifically, this guide examines the 1855 and 1865 state censuses. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is a two-color, four-page, three-hole-punched […]

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True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars

In a day and age where selecting the perfect title for a book, a movie, or even a magazine article is often more a marketing question than a practical one, it is nice to find books whose titles declare exactly what the contents are. Of course, when I do find such a title it is […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.7 Million Images to New Massachusetts Land Records Collection

The following Data is from FamilySearch May 30, 2013: FamilySearch has added more than 7.3 million images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Honduras, Luxembourg, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 5,766,135 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986, collection, the 337,367 images from the new Honduras, […]

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