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New Database – Norway: Mormon Missionaries and Emigrants to America, 1886-1900

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Leaving old home and friends – waving goodbyes to emigrants starting for America, Christiania, Norway circa 1905, by Elmer Underwood (1859-1947). Author Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway, available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

We are very happy to announce a new database today; Norway: Mormon Missionaries and Emigrants to America, 1886-1900.

This database contains the complete manuscript of Passport to Paradise from Christiania, Norway and Legacy of Sacrifice of Norwegian Missionaries (1886-1900) by Shauna C. Anderson Young, Susan Easton Black, and Ruth Ellen Maness. It provides a listing of approximately 650 Mormon emigrants, who boarded ships docked in Christiania (now Oslo) from 1886-1897 and journeyed to the British Isles and from there to America. This resource work gives names, gender, ages, marital status, occupations, place of residence, destinations of specific ships, European departure dates, and arrivals at US ports. In addition, the work presents biographical sketches of approximately 160 Latter-day Saints who served as missionaries in Scandinavia and some served as leaders aboard the ships carrying Norwegian emigrants. The records in this database are indexed to allow search by: the person’s name, year of the record, record type (Birth, Marriage, and Death), location, and spouse, mother and father names (where available).

This database is organized into 3 volumes, with over 400 pages, 2,000 records and 4,000 searchable names. Page 27 of the Introduction volume contains a very helpful description of the Norwegian alphabet and naming customs.

This new database is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our growing team of volunteers, including David Anderson. We genuinely appreciate their dedication. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator rachel.adams@nehgs.org.

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

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New sketches from Norwich, VT in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784

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[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’ve added ten new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 from Norwich, VT. This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War.  These new sketches add over 570 new records and 1,400 new names. The new sketches are listed below:

Bush, Timothy (Norwich)
Hutchinson, John (Norwich)
Hutchinson, Samuel (Norwich)
Jaques, Ebenezer (Norwich)
Johnson, Hezekiah (Norwich)
Slafter, John (Norwich)
Smalley, Elijah (Norwich)
Smalley, Francis (Norwich)
Smalley, Joseph (Norwich)
Thatcher, Peter (Norwich)

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

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2017 New England Historical and Genealogical Register Now Searchable

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We’ve updated the New England Historical and Genealogical Register to now include Volume 171, the 2017 issues of the Register. This latest volume includes 416 pages and over 10,000 names. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is our flagship publication, published quarterly since 1847.  Articles featured in Volume 171 may include genealogical sketches, vital records, or other historical essays.  If you have any questions about how to search this database, be sure to check out our webinar on searching journals on AmericanAncestors.org.

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

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St. Joseph (Boston) Marriage and Confirmation Records Now Browsable

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West End. Detail of: Map of Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1870. By F. Fuchs [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St. Joseph (Boston) was an earlier parishes added to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  At the time, we only made the baptism records available.  Now we’re completing the parish, adding five new volumes of marriage and confirmation records.  St. Joseph is located in the West End, where it has served Boston’s Catholics for over 250 years.

St. Joseph (Boston) Confirmations, 1895-1900
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1862-1884
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1884-1893
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1893-1899
St. Joseph (Boston) Marriages, 1899-1900

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3 new sketches in New England study projects

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Excerpt from Rigobert Bonne and Guilleme Raynal’s 1780 map, L’Isle de Terre-Neuve, L’Acadie ou La Nouvelle Ecosse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing updates to two different study projects.  We’ve added Simeon Gleason (Greenwich) and Joel Morton (Whately) to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, edited by Helen Schatvet Ullman, CG, FASG.  This study project focuses on heads of families enumerated in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which includes modern Franklin and Hampden counties as well.

Peter Oliver (m. 1643) is new to Early New England Families, 1641-1700, Alicia Crane Williams’ study project which focuses on immigrants to New England, using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide.

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

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St. Stephen (Boston) Records Now Searchable

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New North Church from Sketches of Boston, past and present, and of some few places in its vicinity by Isaac Smith Homans

We’ve added twelve new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Stephen in Boston’s North End.  At its inception, this church was known as St. John the Baptist.  As the parish grew, it became St. Stephen’s after taking over the former New North Church building.  The new volumes include:

St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms and Marriages, 1842-1845
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1846-1853
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1854-1862
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1862-1870
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1870-1877
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1877-1882
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1883-1889
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1889-1900
St. Stephen (Boston) Baptisms, 1900
St. Stephen (Boston) Confirmations and First Communions, 1875-1930
St. Stephen (Boston) Marriages, 1846-1872
St. Stephen (Boston) Marriages, 1872-1900

We’d like to thank all of our volunteers who worked on this parish and helped make it available to you!

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

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Early Vermont Settlers: Sharon, VT sketches

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By Hugh C. Leighton Co, Portland, Me. (Original) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’ve added fifteen new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 from Sharon, VT. This study project by Scott Andrew Bartley focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War.  The new sketches are listed below:

Barrett, Joseph (Sharon)
Carpenter, John (Sharon)
Crary, John (Sharon)
Harrington, Matthew (Sharon)
Havens, Robert (Sharon, Royalton)
Howe, Simeon (Sharon)
Hunter, William (Sharon)
Kingsbury, Jeduthan (Sharon)
Marsh, Joel (Sharon)
Parkhurst, Ebenezer (Sharon)
Parkhurst, Joseph (Sharon, Royalton)
Shepard, Willard (Sharon)
Spaulding, Benjamin (Sharon, Waitsfield, Moretown)
Wheeler, Isaac (Sharon)
Williams, Joseph (Sharon)

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

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Weymouth Catholic parishes now browsable

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By http://maps.bpl.org (Weymouth, Mass., 1880Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We’ve added three new parishes in Weymouth to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  The new parishes include St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth), Sacred Heart (Weymouth), and Immaculate Conception (Weymouth).  This update adds over 900 new pages to browse.  The new volumes are listed below:

Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1882-1892
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1892-1900
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Marriages, 1892-1900
Immaculate Conception (Weymouth) Marriages, First Communions, and Confirmations, 1882-1900

Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1870-1895
Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Marriages, 1870-1892

St. Francis Xavier (Weymouth) Baptisms and Marriages, 1866-1869

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Expanded Great Migration Newsletter Database

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We have expanded and renamed the Great Migration Newsletter database to include the remaining five years of issues of the newsletter. The newly titled Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-25 now includes all the records for volumes 21-25 in addition to volumes 1-20. The new records are contained in a single volume named Volume 21-25 which corresponds to the book form in which they were previously published. This update added over 200 pages and 3,300 records to the database.

This database is searchable by first and last name and article titles.

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

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New Early Vermont Settlers sketches from Pomfret and Woodstock

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By Haas, David W., creator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing 26 new sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784.  These sketches, written by Scott Andrew Bartley focus on Pomfret and Woodstock, Vermont.

The new sketches are listed below:

Allen, David (Pomfret)
Bosworth, John (Pomfret)
Burtch, Jacob (Pomfret)
Child, Abijah (Pomfret)
Dana, Isaac (Pomfret)
Dana, William (Pomfret)
Hodges, George (Pomfret)
Knox, Timothy (Pomfret, Woodstock)
Lyon, Amasa (Pomfret)
Lyon, Nathaniel (Pomfret)
Lyon, William (Pomfret)
Mason, Elias (Pomfret)
Morse, Jedidiah (Pomfret)
Newcomb, William (Pomfret)
Paine, Noah (Pomfret)
Paine, Samuel (Pomfret, Randolph)
Powers, Abraham (Woodstock)
Powers, James (Woodstock)
Powers, William (Woodstock)
Sanderson, John (Woodstock)
Sessions, Darius (Pomfret)
Sessions, Simeon (Pomfret)
Slapp, John (Pomfret)
Smith, Abida (Pomfret)
Whitcomb, Mr. (Pomfret)
Wilson, William (Pomfret)

We also updated six existing sketches:

Chedel, John (Pomfret)
Cheney, Oliver (Pomfret, Weathersfield)
Dana, John W. (Pomfret)
Deming, Penuel (Pomfret)
Durkee, Bartholomew (Pomfret, Sheldon)
Farnsworth, Oliver (Woodstock)
Waldo, Daniel (Pomfret)

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

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