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St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Now Searchable

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By http://maps.bpl.org (Map of the city of Chelsea Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea), a new parish in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update includes nine new volumes, over 2,800 new records, and over 119,000 new names.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms and Marriages, 1850-1867
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1867-1874
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1874-1882
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1882-1889
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1890-1893
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1894-1897
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Baptisms, 1897-1900
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Marriages, 1867-1888
St. Rose of Lima (Chelsea) Marriages, 1888-1900

Just a small update on this project:

We are creating two databases. One is Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This is searchable, and available to paying members.  It currently contains 128 volumes and 20 parishes.

The other database, Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 only contains browsable images; it is not indexed.  It is available to all members (guest and paying), for free.  It currently contains 285 volumes and 38 parishes.

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

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Francis Cooke Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

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Postcard, Pilgrim exiles, Plymouth, Mass., between circa 1930 and circa 1945
Public Domain in the United States, courtesy of Wikimedia.

We have added the Francis Cooke volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. This update adds 490 pages, 9,600 records, and over 28,000 searchable names in the following volume:

  • Cooke, Francis (Vol. 12)

This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.

Francis Cooke was born around 1583. He married Hester Mahieu in 1603 and had 7 children. Francis took his oldest son John with him on Mayflower, while Hester and the other children followed them to America in 1623 on the ship Anne. Francis died in 1663 in Plymouth. This biography is also available on our Mayflower 2020 site here.

This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses. We thank our volunteers for all their efforts in bringing this newly searchable data to you!

This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our growing team of volunteers, including; Nancy Borman, Nell Nies, Lisa Roberts, Nancy Washell, Ron Wilson, and David Anderson. We genuinely appreciate their dedication. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator bianca.renzoni@nehgs.org.

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

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William Bradford Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

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The Pilgrims at Plymouth. Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909.
Public Domain in the United States, courtesy of Wikimedia.

We have added the William Bradford volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. This update adds 570 pages, 11,000 records, and over 32,000 searchable names in the following volume:

  • Bradford, William (Vol. 22)

This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.

William Bradford was born in 1590 in Austerfield, England. He became interested in Separatist religious beliefs as a young man. William married Dorothy May in Amsterdam in 1613. They traveled on Mayflower together, leaving behind their son, John, who would join them on a later ship. Bradford served as Governor of Plymouth Colony for 31 terms, succeeding John Carver after his death in 1621. Bradford kept extensive journals relating the experience of the Pilgrims and had the most extensive library of first generation New Englanders. After Dorothy fell off the deck of Mayflower and drowned in the Provincetown Harbor, Bradford married Alice (Carpenter) Southworth in 1623, with whom he had 3 children. He died in 1657. This biography is also available on our Mayflower 2020 site here.

This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses. We thank our volunteers for all their efforts in bringing this newly searchable data to you!

This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our growing team of volunteers, including; Jeanne Brown, Fran Danico, Kathleen Hash, Nell Nies, Margaret Parker, Rich Wood, and David Anderson. We genuinely appreciate their dedication. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator bianca.renzoni@nehgs.org.

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

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37 new sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1884

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By John Phelan [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

We’ve added thirty seven new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1884, and updated two existing sketches.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s thesis “Legacy of Dissent: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Vermont 1749 to 1784” (Clark U., Ph.D., 1980).  As Scott Andrew Bartley undertakes this enormous project, he has been focusing on Windsor County.  Most of the heads of families added in this update came from Hartland, VT, with a few from Springfield.  The new sketches are listed below:

Christopher Billings (Hartland)

Ebenezer Call (Hartland, Woodstock)

Joseph Call (Hartland, Woodstock)

Nathan Call (Hartland)

Experience Davis (Hartland)

Elisha Harding (Hartland, Brattleboro)

Nathan Harvey (Hartland)

James Harwood (Hartland, Woodstock)

Charles Killam (Hartland, Woodstock)

John Layton (Hartland)

Zebulon Lee (Hartland)

Benjamin Lull (Hartland)

John Lull (Hartland)

Timothy Lull (Hartland)

John Martin (Hartland)

Joel Matthews (Hartland)

Andrew Powers (Hartland, Woodstock)

Thomas Parke Rood (Hartland)

Matthias Rust (Hartland)

James Sanderson (Hartland, Woodstock, Hartford)

William Sanderson (Hartland)

Nathan Smith (Hartland)

Daniel Spooner (Hartland)

Paul Spooner (Hartland)

Moses Squire (Hartland)

William Symmes (Hartland)

Asa Taylor (Hartland)

Samuel Taylor (Hartland)

Samuel Weston (Hartland)

Oliver Willard (Hartland)

Oliver Willard, Jr. (Hartland)

Amasa Wright (Hartland)

Jonathan Wright (Hartland)

Zadock Wright (Hartland)

James Call (Springfield)

Oliver Farnsworth (Springfield, Fairfax)

John Spafford (Springfield)

 

Revised Sketches

Ebenezer Hardy (Cavendish)

David Hutchinson (Chester)

 

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Three new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

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Today we’re announcing three new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790.  This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which includes parts of modern Franklin and Hampden counties. Sketches are submitted by NEHGS researchers and members and edited by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG.  The new sketches are listed below:

Henry Cleveland (Windsor)

Jedediah Cleveland (Dalton)

William Cleveland (Dalton)

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

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Transcription Challenge #17 Results

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After some delay, the Newest Transcription Challenge is up! Check out our Transcription Challenge page to keep up to date with the newest challenge and to offer your suggestions!

We really appreciated all of your help and suggestions from the last couple weeks!  We received over 40 responses and we have sorted out the issue some of you had with not being able to open the images! There are only a couple images for this week, like last week, but we hope to have more images for you soon!

#1: Saint Mary Boston Communion and Confirmation 1866 

Under Further Review

#2: Saint Mary Boston Communion and Confirmation 1866

Spain

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Henry Samson part 2 Added to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

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Canopy over Plymouth Rock, Cole’s Hill, Plymouth Rock Hotel, unknown date Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia.org.

We have added part two of the Henry Samson volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. This addition adds 650 pages, 14,000 records and over 45,000 searchable names related to the descendants of Thomas Rogers.

This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.

Henry Samson was about 16 when he arrived on the Mayflower. He was a cousin of, and in the company of, Edward Tilley and his family. Edward and Agnes Tilley died during the first winter, but Henry survived. In February of 1636 Henry married Anne Plummer. The two went on to have 9 children. Henry died in 1684, and he and Ann are buried in Cole’s Hill Burial Ground in Plymouth. This biography is also available on our Mayflower 2020 site here.

This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses. We thank our volunteers for all their efforts in bringing this newly searchable data to you!

This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our growing team of volunteers, including; Nancy Borman, Jeanne Brown, Fran Danico, Margaret Parker, Charlie Watson, Ron Wilson, Rich Wood, and David Anderson. We genuinely appreciate their dedication. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator bianca.renzoni@nehgs.org.

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

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Four New Browsable Archdiocese of Boston Parishes

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Most Holy Redeemer Church By DickClarkMises [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Today we’re announcing four new parishes added to Massachusetts: (Image-Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update includes Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston), Sacred Hearts (Malden), St. James (Haverhill), and St. Peter (Lowell), and comprises 26 volumes.  These parishes collectively add over 6,700 new pages to this database.  The new volumes are listed below:

Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms and Marriages, 1844-1851
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Index to Baptisms, 1856-1861
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms and Confirmations, 1851-1862
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms and Confirmations, 1862-1882
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Baptisms and Confirmations, 1883-1900
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Confirmations, 1896-1900
Most Holy Redeemer (East Boston) Marriages, 1851-1900

Sacred Hearts (Malden) Baptisms, 1891-1898
Sacred Hearts (Malden) Baptisms, 1898-1900
Sacred Hearts (Malden) Marriages, 1891-1900

St. James (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1851-1859
St. James (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1868-1897
St. James (Haverhill) Baptisms, 1898-1900
St. James (Haverhill) Confirmations and First Communions, 1884-1900
St. James (Haverhill) Deaths, 1885-1900
St. James (Haverhill) Marriages, 1850-1859
St. James (Haverhill) Marriages, 1868-1900

St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1841-1865
St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1866-1883
St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1883-1888
St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1888-1894
St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1894-1898
St. Peter (Lowell) Baptisms, 1898-1900
St. Peter (Lowell) Marriages, 1842-1862
St. Peter (Lowell) Marriages, 1863-1883
St. Peter (Lowell) Marriages, 1883-1900

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2 new sketches in Early New England Families, 1641-1700

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By http://www.geographicus.com/mm5/cartographers/murphy.txt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Alicia Crane William’s study project, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 focuses on immigrants to New England , using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide.

Today we’re announcing two new sketches:

Daniel Bacon (m. 1639) Daniel Bacon was born in England around 1615.  He died in Newton in 1691.  He married Mary Read and had 10 children.  He was a tailor and a yeoman.

Thomas Hinckley (m.1641, 1660) Thomas Hinckley was from Hawkhurst in Kent, England.  His family settled Barnstable, where he lived the rest of his life.  He first married Mary Richards, then Mary [Smith] Glover after Mary Richards’s death.  He was the last governor of Plymouth Colony, serving for almost 10 years before it became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  He had seventeen children.

Download a complete pdf list of all Early New England Families sketches with links to each sketch.

Visit our bookstore to purchase a print compilation of the first 50 sketches in the series.

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

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New Menus on American Ancestors

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New menu structure with the Search items expanded

There is a new structure to the menus on American Ancestors! There are now seven top level menu items to help you navigate more easily through the breadth of content and services available from NEHGS. Each of the menu items has a short description below it, and by hovering over it you can see the organization of the resources for each area.

From the database perspective, all links related to search of any kind of database can be found under the Search heading. As shown in the image above, once you hover over Search, you can then select from the sub-menus to get to directly to what you need. The key items included are:

  • Search All Databases – the standard Advanced Search page to search across over 450 databases
  • Category searches – the recently announced category specific search pages, are available for a tailored search experience to each category of databases; such as Vital Records
  • Browse Databases A to Z – previously on a separate menu, the database lets you find a specific database to use for your research
  • Special Interest Databases –the externally provided searchable databases, made available to NEGHS members
  • Articles Guides and Study projects – provides access to the ongoing study projects that are used to create unique searchable databases and publications
  • Library Catalog – lets you search through the entire NEHGS library catalog
  • Digital Book and Manuscript Collection – the place to search through our digital collections from the NEHGS Library and the Jewish Heritage Center.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to us at webmaster@nehgs.org.

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