Updates to New England study projects

Shaker Mill Brook, Becket, MA (MassDOT / Public domain)

Today we’re announcing a variety of new and updated sketches to our three New England study projects: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 and Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.

One new sketch was added to our database Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, highlighting Israel Whitcomb from Becket. 

Helen Ullmann’s lastest book has recently come out: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, Volume 4 . Learn more about the included sketches!

This study project focuses on individuals enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, also including modern Franklin and Hampden counties.  Sketches for this project are submitted to editor Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG by NEHGS members and other interested researchers.  If you are interested in submitting a sketch for Volume 5, please review our project home page.

We’ve also updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700adding one new sketch featuring Samuel Thatcher of Watertown, married 1645.

Early New England Families, 1641-1700 is written by Alicia Crane Williams. This study project highlights heads of families mentioned in Torrey’s New England Marriages to 1700. Be sure to read Alicia’s most recent Vita Brevis post about this project, “Clustering” Salem.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making these updates possible.

We’ve also updated Elkanah Sprague (Hartford)‘s sketch in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. Scott Andrew Bartley’s study project tracks heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  His sketches so far have focused on Windham and Windsor counties.

Please note: These databases are available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.