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Addition to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions
Five new volumes have been added to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977 database which provide extensive coverage of Franklin County, Maine. The excellent indexing efforts of our volunteers has added over 30,000 new records and 57,000 new searchable names. The new volumes are:
- ME, Franklin: Various (MSS A 4724 Vol. 1)
- ME, Franklin: Various (MSS A 4724 Vol. 2)
- ME, Franklin: Various (MSS A 4724 Vol. 3)
- ME, Franklin: Various (MSS A 4724 Vol. 4)
- ME, Franklin: Various (MSS A 4724 Vol. 5)
Franklin county was formed from lands previously belonging to Kennebec, Oxford, and Somerset counties on May 9, 1838. It is in the west of the state, and as of the 2010 census, it was the second least populated county in Maine. Simon Titcomb, Jr., 1782-1830, is said to be the first child born to the settlers in Franklin County, and the transcription of his cemetery marker can be found here.
The index for these records includes birth and death records with full names, cemetery locations, and names of parents and spouses where available.
We want to extend our vast gratitude to our volunteers who helped make this update possible–they have contributed hundreds of hours scanning the books, reading the pages, and proofreading spreadsheets. We could not have done this without their help!
This update consists of the following volumes:
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms & Marriages V.1, 1789-1810
Holy Cross (Boston) Various V.2, 1810-1823
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.3, 1823-1830
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.4, 1831-1838
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.5, 1838-1844
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.6, 1844-1850
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.9, 1850-1853
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.10, 1853-1858
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.11, 1858-1868
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.12, 1868-1876
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.13, 1876-1888
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.14, 1889-1900
Holy Cross (Boston) Baptisms V.15, 1900-1900
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.7, 1823-1844
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.8, 1844-1856
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.9, 1856-1876
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.10, 1876-1897
Holy Cross (Boston) Marriages V.11, 1897-1900
Holy Cross Confirmations, 1864-1876
Holy Cross Confirmations, 1877-1895
Holy Cross Confirmations, 1895-1906
If you have found any interesting stories or important information about your ancestors within the Archdiocese of Boston records, we would love to hear from you! Please email me (Molly Rogers) at email@example.com.
Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership .
Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week. We had over 150 responses! This week we have 8 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help! Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.
Here are the chosen transcriptions from last week’s challenge:
- Kezia M. Ahern
- Timothy O’Driscoll
- Stephen Donovan
- Lenor, Serah Donovan
- Law., Lawrence Traynor
- Annie O’Toole
- James Keane
- Mary Gabily, Cahill
- Location oriented databases – They are consistently prefixed. For the United States and Canada, they will start with the city and state or province code, followed by the description, and ended with the year range for that collection (when possible). For databases from other countries, they will start with the country name. Examples include:
o Massachusetts: Jewish Cemeteries from American Jewish Historical Society, 1875-2012
o New Castle, NH: Record Book, 1745-1937
o Australia: Fortune Hunters, 1808-1857
- Census – National census start with the country name then year and description, and local censuses have the city and state or provide code followed by the year. Examples include:
o Norway: Census, 1875
o Massachusetts: 1855 State Census
o Framingham, MA: Census of the East Ward, 1837
- Journals and Periodicals – These start with the name of the journal and periodical. If the database contains only extracted records and dates from the journal or periodical, a description and year range is included. Examples include:
o Connecticut Nutmegger
o Albany Argus: Records of Deaths and Marriages, 1826-1828
o New Hampshire Gazette: Vital Records, 1756-1800
Of course, you can always browse the Database List A-Z to search the full range of databases if you don’t immediately find what you are looking for. And if you have bookmarked specific pages or saved search results in your trees – fear not, these references will be automatically redirected to use the new database names.
Also, Alicia has revised the sketches of Joseph Andrews of Hingham., MA (m. 1621, w. unknown, m. 1632, Elizabeth ___); and Samuel Jenney of Plymouth, MA, Portsmouth, RI and Dartmouth, MA (m. 1646, Susannah Wood, m. 1654, Anne/Anna Lettice)
As NEHGS prepares to publish Scott Andrew Bartley’s first volume of these sketches, we welcome any corrections, especially regarding the children of the principal subjects of the sketches. Send any potential revisions to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
The latest new sketches are listed below:
We have a new addition to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: the records from St. Mary in Charlestown. St. Mary’s was the first parish established as a separate parish from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in 1828. The Boston Public Library has a Charlestown Flickr page with images of St. Mary’s interior, repairs to the roof, and a fire that happened in the building–scroll about three quarters of the way down the page to view these images.
This addition consists of 10 new volumes:
Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first Transcription Challenge last week. We had over 55 responses, giving us many helpful suggestions for the 8 names we needed to transcribe. This week we have 8 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help! Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.
Here are the chosen transcriptions from last week’s challenge:
- Philip McDermott
- Mary McDermott
- Timothy Hannifier, Hennifin
- Johanna Gallagher
- Edna Furber
- Keat, Kate
Explore the new sketches, listed below:
We have greatly expanded the index to Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III. There are nearly 15,000 new birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records that include the person’s full name and event date, as well as spouse and parent names where available. Searchable emigration and residence records for the featured persons in these volumes have also been added. For those people that may have saved URL’s from the original name-only index, these records are still available.
Search Tip: You can now try to include family members to help focus results. For example, a search for records on Priscilla Mullins that includes father of William returns the following:
Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.