The Founders of New England

In 2012, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) reprinted and published a number of books of significant historical and genealogical value to the New England area. The Founders of New England, by Samuel G. Drake, is another of  last year’s releases now available at Family Roots Publishing.

In November, 1858 Drake took a trip to England to research through English archives for early American history. He returned in May of 1860, publishing the results of his research in the October edition of the New England Historical and Genealogical Registers. The bulk of his work covered passenger lists and comparable documents as they related to early migration. He later republished his finding in a “corrected and enlarged” book, entitled Results of some Researches among the British Archives for information relative to the Founders of New England, made in the years 1858, 1859 and 1860

Many of the listings are short, including only a single person, or a single family. Other lists are more extensive. There are even some lists for prisoners transported to New England; including, at least one list of Scottish prisoners bound over by the English Government.

The Founders is a unique book in that the author, Drake, was a founder and early officer, including President, of the NEHGS over 150 years ago. The society has a long and fruitful history, and The Founders of New England serves as a token to their standard of quality and enduring value to genealogical researchers.


Order a copy of The Founders of New England from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $14.65.

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