New sketches for New England study projects

Launching of the Ship Fame, by George Ropes Jr., Salem Harbor in Salem MA, 1802 (painting at the Peabody Essex Museum, image by Daderot / Public domain)

Today we’re announcing two new sketches for two of our New England study projects: Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 and Early New England Families, 1641-1700.

One new sketch was added to our database Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, highlighting Benjamin Burgess of Williamsburg.

Helen Ullmann’s lastest book is 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 Richard Hide of Salem, m. 1641.

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. Alicia often publishes helpful Vita Brevis posts related to her research. Recently she has discussed Essex County probates and “Lucky Essex County” about early record keeping in this area.

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

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