New database: Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward, 1630-1900

Arrival of Winthrop’s Company in Boston Harbor, 1630 by William Formby Halsall, (Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)

We are excited to announce a new database: Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward, 1630-1990. This database includes vital and residence records from Some Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward who came from England to Boston about 1630 by Harold Edward Woodward. Transcribed information also includes spouses’ and parents’ first and last names, and includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial and residence records. The records range from 1614 to 1984, with the bulk of records being between 1630 -1900. This new database makes nearly 7,000 names fully searchable.

The original volume is kept in the 7th Floor Stacks at NEHGS, call number CS71. W91 1984.

We’d like to thank our dedicated volunteer Pauline Cusson for her help in indexing the records for this database. If you would like to become part of the team working on rewarding genealogical projects, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at

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