New Volume for The American Genealogist

Three Witches, MacBeth, by James Henry Nixon, British Museum, 1831. Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

We are very happy to have posted a new volume to The American Genealogist database. This update adds volume 86, which was released in the years 2012 through 2013, adds 380 pages and 6,500 searchable names. The image selected for this update was inspired by the oath of Richard More taken in 1660 accusing John Baylies wife of being a witch. See page 10 of this volume for the full quote.

The indexing for these records includes full names, Publication year (not the year of the record), and article titles and authors.

Founded in 1922 by Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist (TAG) has been published quarterly and represents an important body of scholarly research covering the breadth of the United States. TAG is edited by a quartet of NEHGS members: Editor and publisher, Nathaniel Lane Taylor, FASG; coeditors Roger D. Joslyn, FASG and Joseph C. Anderson II, FASG, who is also editor of The Maine Genealogist; and consulting editor, David L. Greene, FASG. These distinguished genealogists, along with dozens of highly-regarded contributors, uphold and advance the standards for genealogical scholarship so carefully articulated by Jacobus and the Jacobus “School.”

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteer David Anderson. If you are interested in getting involved in the database digitization and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

The entire run of The American Genealogist is available at the NEHGS Boston research library, call number F104.N6 A6.

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.