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The Genealogist: Volume 16-20 now available

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Publication cover of The Genealogist, showing Volume 15 (2001).

We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 16 (2002), Volume 17 (2003), Volume 18 (2004), Volume 19 (2005) and Volume 20 (2006) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 27,600 records to search in the database.

The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Since its inception, the ASG has served the discipline of genealogy by embodying and promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship. Foremost among the ASG’s ongoing activities is publication of The Genealogist, one of the leading American journals of scholarly genealogy. For more information about the American Society of Genealogists, please visit their website.

In agreement with the American Society of Genealogists, AmericanAncestors.org will eventually host Volumes 1-30 of The Genealogist backlog issues — New volumes and updates will be announced regularly. We are also delighted to announce that this database is available at no cost to NEHGS Guest Members, as well as to Individual Members.

We’d like to thank David Anderson for his help in indexing this volume, and to Sam Sturgis for his help in making this volume available online.

Please note: We’d also like to provide an update on Volume 10, which is currently being indexed by our volunteers. This volume will be released and an announcement will be made on DB News when it is available.

This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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The Genealogist: Volumes 11-15 now available

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Publication cover of The Genealogist, showing Volume 15 (2001), featured in the current update.

We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 11 (1997), Volume 12 (1998), Volume 13 (1999), Volume 14 (2000) and Volume 15 (2001) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 19,200 records to search in the database.

The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Since its inception, the ASG has served the discipline of genealogy by embodying and promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship. Foremost among the ASG’s ongoing activities is publication of The Genealogist, one of the leading American journals of scholarly genealogy. For more information about the American Society of Genealogists, please visit their website.

In agreement with the American Society of Genealogists, AmericanAncestors.org will eventually host Volumes 1-30 of The Genealogist backlog issues — New volumes and updates will be announced regularly. We are also delighted to announce that this database is available at no cost to NEHGS Guest Members, as well as to Individual Members.

We’d like to thank David Anderson for his help in indexing this volume, and to Sam Sturgis for his help in making this volume available online.

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964: database complete

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View of the Lowell Monument in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts (From “Mount Auburn: it’s scenes, its’ beauties, and its lessons” by Wilson Flagg, published 1861. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons).

We are very excited to announce that our database: Cambridge, MA: Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964 is now complete. This database now contains all funeral home account records in the collection, spanning from 1904 through 1964. The complete database contains more than 17,400 records and 45,000 names.

Searchable fields include names of the deceased; dates and locations of birth, death, funeral service and interment; names of parents and spouses.  Other information available in the images includes occupation, cemetery, and age at death.

The Wyeth Funeral Service began when Benjamin Franklin Wyeth (1846-1909) became an undertaker in 1860; he joined with Henry A. Wyeth in 1895, eventually buying out the business in 1904. His sons continued the family business after his death in 1909, renaming the business name to Wyeth Funeral Service. The funeral home remained in business until 1964.

The original volumes are kept in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections at NEHGS, call number Mss 223.

We are grateful to the many dedicated volunteers who indexed all of the names for this project, including: Alida Baker, Allyson Koehler, Barbara Macken, Becki Clarke, David Fredette, Donna McClure, Eileen McCarthy, Gail Defrose, Gale Stevenson, Gig Moineau, Ginny Marshall, Jaimie William-Peterson, Jane Himmel, Janet Essency, Joan Hammond, Karen Buchinger, Karen Del Vecchio, Kathy Oberly, Linda Weaver, Lisa Bisio, Lisa Butler, Liz Odell, Loretta Aldrich, Mara Witzling, Melanie Nelson, Michelle Kearns, Nancy Johnson, Pat Dalpiaz, Patricia Nesbitt, Rich Wood, Richard Laguex, Robyn Choate, Rosemary Durica, Sandy Caldwell, Sandy Murphy Mauer, Sara Stinson, Susan Fougstedt, Susan Morath, Susan Van Allen, Therese Mosorjak, Val Abrahamsen, Virginia Marshall, and Virginia Vaught. 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 rachel.adams@nehgs.org.

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

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New database: Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964

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View of Pilgrim Path in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts (From “Mount Auburn: it’s scenes, its’ beauties, and its lessons” by Wilson Flagg, published 1861. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons),

We are very excited to announce a new database: Cambridge, MA: Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964. This database currently contains the first 14 volumes of funeral home account records, from 1904-1934. We will shortly release a second update with the remaining 16 volumes, from 1934-1964.  Searchable fields include names of the deceased; dates and locations of birth, death, funeral service and interment; names of parents and spouses.  Other information available in the images includes occupation, cemetery, and age at death. This first update adds more than 12,000 records and 25,000 names to search.

The Wyeth Funeral Service began when Benjamin Franklin Wyeth (1846-1909) became an undertaker in 1860; he joined with Henry A. Wyeth in 1895, eventually buying out the business in 1904. His sons continued the family business after his death in 1909, renaming the business name to Wyeth Funeral Service. The funeral home remained in business until 1964.

The original volumes are kept in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections at NEHGS, call number Mss 223.

We are grateful to the many dedicated volunteers who indexed all of the names for this project, including: Alida Baker, Allyson Koehler, Barbara Macken, Becki Clarke, David Fredette, Donna McClure, Eileen McCarthy, Gail Defrose, Gale Stevenson, Gig Moineau, Ginny Marshall, Jaimie William-Peterson, Jane Himmel, Janet Essency, Joan Hammond, Karen Buchinger, Karen Del Vecchio, Kathy Oberly, Linda Weaver, Lisa Bisio, Lisa Butler, Liz Odell, Loretta Aldrich, Mara Witzling, Melanie Nelson, Michelle Kearns, Nancy Johnson, Pat Dalpiaz, Patricia Nesbitt, Rich Wood, Richard Laguex, Robyn Choate, Rosemary Durica, Sandy Caldwell, Sandy Murphy Mauer, Sara Stinson, Susan Fougstedt, Susan Morath, Susan Van Allen, Therese Mosorjak, Val Abrahamsen, Virginia Marshall, and Virginia Vaught. 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 rachel.adams@nehgs.org.

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

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Early New England Families, 1641-1700: new sketch

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Map of Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691 (Created by Kmusser, 2007; accessed via Wikimedia Commons)

Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700adding one new sketch. This new sketch features John Doane, Jr. and his family. John was born about 1635 (presumably in Plymouth), with his family largely settling in Plymouth and Eastham before spreading across New England.

The Early New England Families, 1641-1700 study project is led by Alicia Crane Williams. This project highlights heads of families mentioned in Torrey’s New England Marriages to 1700, focusing on individuals who immigrated from 1641 through 1700, grouped by year of marriage.

Interested researchers should also read Alicia’s recent Vita Brevis post The Search for Hannah Hobart’s Missing Husbands discussing her research process and interesting discoveries while preparing this sketch.

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

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Canadian Headstones: additional cemeteries available

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Grave with lamb, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada (Photographed by CP Hoffman, 2009; accessed via Wikimedia Commons)

Today we’re excited to announce an update to Canadian Headstones: Cemetery Heritage Records of Canada. This update includes data from 36 cemeteries in Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

Canadian Headstones is a volunteer-operated Canadian non-profit dedicated to the digital preservation of Canada’s cemetery heritage. We are working together to create an index-only database that links back to the Canadian Headstones website for each record, which include headstone images, transcriptions, and full citations. To learn more about Canadian Headstones and their mission, please visit their website.

The following cemeteries have been released in this update:

  • Armstrong Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Bay View Cemetery, Margaretsville, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Bayard Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Boyle Cemetery, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Bridgetown Anglican Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • DeLancey Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Evergreen Baptist Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Frains Ruth Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Garrison Cemetery, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Grassland Cemetery, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Grosment Private Farm Cemetery, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Hillside Cemetery, Parkers Cove, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Hillside Cemetery, Port George, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Lawrencetown Fairview Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Mills Cemetery, Granville Ferry, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • New Albany Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Nictaux Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Paradise Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Peaceful Pines Cemetery, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Pine Grove Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Port Lorne Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Port Wade Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Prosperity Cemetery, Division No. 13, Athabasca, Alberta
  • Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Rosette St. Paul’s Parish Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Round Hill Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • St. Isidore Roman Catholic Cemetery, Plamondon, Athabasca, Alberta
  • St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Belleisle, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Ukrainian Cemetery, Alonsa, Manitoba
  • Whitman Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Wilmont Baptist Church Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Wiswall Cemetery, Wilmont, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille, Annapolis, Nova Scotia
  • Zion United Church Cemetery, Annapolis, Nova Scotia

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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The Genealogist: Volumes 5-9 now available

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Publication cover of The Genealogist, showing Volume 15 (to be released on AmericanAncestors.org soon!)

We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 5 (1984), Volume 6 (1985), Volume 7-8 (1986-87), and Volume 9 (1988) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 12,800 records to search in the database.

The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Since its inception, the ASG has served the discipline of genealogy by embodying and promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship. Foremost among the ASG’s ongoing activities is publication of The Genealogist, one of the leading American journals of scholarly genealogy. For more information about the American Society of Genealogists, please visit their website.

In agreement with the American Society of Genealogists, AmericanAncestors.org will eventually host Volumes 1-30 of The Genealogist backlog issues — New volumes and updates will be announced regularly. We are also delighted to announce that this database is available at no cost to NEHGS Guest Members, as well as to Individual Members.

We’d like to thank David Anderson for his help in indexing this volume, and to Sam Sturgis for his help in making this volume available online.

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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New database: Canadian Headstones

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Photograph from Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Canada (photographed by Suwannee Payne, 2014; Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons).

Today we’re announcing a new database in collaboration with Canadian Headstones, Canadian Headstones: Cemetery Heritage Records of Canada. We will be announcing complete datasets by individual cemeteries over the next several months.

Canadian Headstones is a volunteer-operated Canadian non-profit dedicated to the digital preservation of Canada’s cemetery heritage. We are working together to create an index-only database that links back to the Canadian Headstones website for each record, which include headstone images, transcriptions, and full citations. To learn more about Canadian Headstones and their mission, please visit their website.

The following cemeteries have been released in this update:

  • Authier Cemetery, Abitibi Ouest, Quebec
  • Amos Cemetery, Route 111 EST, Abitibi, Quebec
  • Acadia Valley Cemetery, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • Oyen Cemetery, Special Area No. 3, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • Airdrie Cemetery, Airdrie, Alberta
  • Daniels Burying Ground, Albert, New Brunswick
  • Lower Cape Mountain View Cemetery, Albert, New Brunswick
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Gordreau Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Grace United Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario
  • Hillside Cemetery, Blind River, Algoma, Ontario
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario
  • Little Rapids Cemetery, Thessalon, Algoma, Ontario
  • Maple Leaf Cemetery, Echo Bay, Algoma, Ontario
  • Rock Lake Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Stickney Cemetery, Desbarats, Algoma, Ontario
  • Woodlands Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Alert Weather Station, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
  • Baker Lake Cemetery, Nunavut

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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The Genealogist: Volume 3 (1982) and Volume 4 (1983) now available

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Publication cover of The Genealogist, showing Volume 15 (to be released on AmericanAncestors.org soon!)

We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 3 (1982) and Volume 4 (1983) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 10,300 records to search in the database.

The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Since its inception, the ASG has served the discipline of genealogy by embodying and promoting the highest standards of genealogical scholarship. Foremost among the ASG’s ongoing activities is publication of The Genealogist, one of the leading American journals of scholarly genealogy. For more information about the American Society of Genealogists, please visit their website.

In agreement with the American Society of Genealogists, AmericanAncestors.org will eventually host Volumes 1-30 of The Genealogist backlog issues — New volumes and updates will be announced regularly. We are also delighted to announce that this database is available at no cost to NEHGS Guest Members, as well as to Individual Members.

We’d like to thank David Anderson for his help in indexing this volume, and to Sam Sturgis for his help in making this volume available online.

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).

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New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784

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Postcard depicting the suspension bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont across the Connecticut River, c. 1898 (image public domain via Wikimedia Commons; available through the New York Public Library’s Digital Library).

Today we’ve added 2 new sketches and updated 4 sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The people profiled in the new and updated sketches lived in Brattleboro and Fort Dummer.

With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches the heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political and religious fronts, uncover the migration patterns for this period in the region, and identify all those just looking to better their lives on the new frontier.  This project is proceeding in two series, settlers to 1771 and 1772-1784.  The work so far has been geographical, focusing on Windsor and Windham Counties.

The new sketches are listed below:

Herrick, Jonathan (Brattleboro)

Sargent, John (Brattleboro)

The updated sketches are listed below:

Greenleaf, Stephen (Brattleboro)

Prouty, Richard (Brattleboro)

Willard, Nathan (Fort Dummer)

Willard, Wilder (Fort Dummer)

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

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