My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I WOULD LOVE TO BUY THESE BOOKS

Because of my proximity to many local libraries and the New England Historic Genealogical Society's Library (NEHGS) in Boston, I don't purchase many books. I do have a collection, but I wouldn't call it large. However, there are some I would really love to own, to read cover-to-cover, and would like to buy these displayed below. Anybody wanting to sell their gently used copies?
Many years ago, I met Robert Charles Anderson, the author of  the series of books, while he was working on  one of the early volumes in this series. I couldn't wait for them to be published because they cover the time frame 1620-1633, and I hoped some of my ancestors would be included. (Book title: Anderson, Robert C., The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. III, P-W, (Boston: NEHGS, 1995)
Three of these books are used almost every time I go to the library. Two pertaining to cemeteries in Connecticut are new to me as of this past week.
  • Jones, Henry Z., Jr., The Palatine Families of New York (A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710) (Universal City, CA: 1985)
  • Duemyer, Louis, Intro. by, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, NY 1683-1809 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc. 1978)
  • Hosley, William, By Their Markers Ye Shall Know them: A Chronicle of the History and Restorations of Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground (Hartford, CT: The Ancient Burying Ground Association, Inc., 1994)
  • Barlow, Claude Willis, John Steevens of Guilford, Connecticut, (Rochester, NY: John M. Stephens, 1976).
  • Tillotson, Edward S., compiler, Wethersfield Inscriptions : a complete record of the inscriptions in the five burial places in the ancient town of Wethersfield , (William F.J. Boardman, Hartford, Conn.1899), (reprinted Whitefish, MT] : Kessinger Publishing, [2008?])
The last book, is a set of two, referred to Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines compiled by Mary Walton Ferris in 1931. I absolutely love this book. One book covers many of my Massachusetts Ancestors, the other the Connecticut lines. This was the first book a genealogist told me to look at when I began.  If you have Ancestry.com, you can find it here and a listing of names from Vol. 1 is below. Maybe take a peek at my Balch line (in red) and see why I'm excited, and there are 43 sources. Vol. 2 isn't displayed like Vol. 1, so I typed the names, they are at the bottom.
Vol I. Antrobus
The books are huge, and there are over 900 pages in each book.


MARY BEMAN (GATES) DAWES
GATES, GEORGE
ACKLEY, NICHOLAS
ANDREWS, NICHOLAS
BANGS, EDWARD
BARTLETT, JOHN
BATCHELDER, JOHN
BEAMAN, SIMON
BEAMON, WILLIAM
BLISS, THOMAS
BRAINERD, DANIEL
BREWSTER, WILLIAM
BULL, ROBERT
BUSHNELL, FRANCIS
CHALKER, ALEXANDER
CHAPMAN, EDWARD
CHAPMAN, ROBERT
CLARKE, JOHN
CLARKE, WILLIAM
COE, ROBERT
CONANT, ROGER
CONE, DANIEL
COOKE, FRANCIS
COREY, JOHN
DANFORTH, NICHOLAS
DEVEREAUX, JOHN
DOANE, JOHN
DODGE, RICHARD
DODGE, WILLIAM
ELIOTT, ANDREW
FOOTE, NATHANIEL
FOX, MARGARET
FREEMAN, EDMOND
GODFREY, GEORGE
GRANT, MATTHEW
GRAVES, GEORGE
GRISWOLD, EDWARD
GUNN, THOMAS
HAWLEY, JOSEPH
HAYWARD, ROBERT
HERRICK, HENRY
HOPKINS, STEPHEN
HULL, GEORGE
HULL, ISAAC
HUMPHREY, MICHAEL
HUNGERFORD, THOMAS
JOHNSON, JAMES
KILBOURN, THOMAS
KIRTLAND, PHILIP
LASKIN, HUGH
LITTLE, JOHN
LOOMIS, JOSEPH
MARVIN, MATTHEW
MERRICK, WILLIAM
MITCHELL (MATTHEW OR THOMAS)
NICHOLSON, EDMUND
OBER, RICHARD
OLMSTEAD, JAMES
PALGRAVE, JOAN (HARRIS)
PARSONS, JOSEPH
PETTYJOHN, JAMES
PINNEY, HUMPHREY
POST, STEPHEN
POTTER, HANNAH
PRATT, WILLIAM
PRENCE, THOMAS
RAYMOND, JOHN
RAYMOND, WILLIAM
ROBERTS, JOHN
SAXTON, RICHARD
SCRUGGS, THOMAS
SEYMOUR, THOMAS
SHIPMAN, RICHARD
SPENCER, GERALD
STILLWELL, JASPER
TAYLOR, JOHN
THRALL, WILLIAM
TRACY, STEPHEN
VENTRES, WILLIAM
WHITE, ROBERT
WOODBURY, WILLIAM
WOODWARD, HENRY