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Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England & the Female Index – on sale for 20% Off thru March 28

This weekend Family Roots Publishing is offering one of the greatest works ever published on New England genealogy, along with a female index, which make the 4-volume set all that much more valuable. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PURCHASE THE BUNDLE They are: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England; in four volumes; […]

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2 Books on New England Captives Carried to Canada During the French & Indian War -10% Off thru March 8

This weekend we are featuring two books that deal with New England captives that were carried off into Canada during the French and Indian Wars. I happen to find this era of American history fascinating, and have found both of these books extremely helpful. Both are offered at 10% off through March 8, or while […]

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NEHGS Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records

The following news release is from NEHGS: New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records January 7, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts — New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is pleased to announce its participation in New England’s Hidden Histories: Providing Public Access to the Manuscripts of New […]

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Free Cemetery Records Databases at AmericanAncestors.org October 30 through November 7, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: October 30, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!” Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, AmericanAncestors.org and New England […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research is another in a line of laminated guides released as part of The Portable Genealogist series from The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. There are several more guides that have been previously reviewed on this site, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage […]

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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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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew […]

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New Book! Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records (Maryland and Virginia)

Every parent has the fear that their child might disappear. And I can tell you that grandparents also have the same fear. As a grandparent of 3 small children, when they are under my care, I watch them like the proverbial hawk. Believe it or not, based on an English law passed in 1659, minor […]

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The History of the Indian Wars in New England

“A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England, From the first Planting thereof to the present Time.” Thus begins The History of the Indian Wars in New England: From the First Settlement to the Termination of the War with King Philip, in 1677. An apt beginning it is, for it well defines […]

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The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700

In another of the fantastic books reprinted in 2012 by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the 1874 book The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700, by John Camden Hotten, provides individual names compiled from documents listing seventeenth-century English immigrants to New England, the Chesapeake, and the Caribbean. The current reprint comes […]

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The Dark Side of Genealogy

The following article was written by my friend, Thomas Fiske Who knew there was a dark side to genealogy? I certainly did not know until today. It was news to me before I figured it out. While looking at an Internet epistle from Family Roots, I saw two books that looked mighty interesting. As a […]

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