The Essex Genealogist, Volume 5, 1985


This series collects the quarterly journals of the Essex Society of Genealogists into convenient yearly volumes. Essex County, Massachusetts, is a region of genealogical interest to many people across the country, and the Society’s journal has been an important source of information for its subscribers since it was founded in 1981. Each volume contains articles related to Essex County or to genealogical research in general. Recurring highlights of the journals include the “TEG Feature Article,” “It Happened in Essex County” (local history), “Crest and Shield” (heraldry information), “Tools of the Trade” (advice on genealogical resources), “The Ahnentafel” (family generational charts), “Research in Progress,” “Ask TEG,” “Society News,” “Genealogical Queries,” and original poetry. While there is enough general information and advice included to make this book valuable for anyone interested in genealogy, those with genealogical interest specific to Essex County, Massachusetts, could not hope for a better resource.

The Society has created a new, full-name index for each volume. In this volume: Feature Articles: “The Distaff Side Did Make a Difference: Contributions of Some Colonial Women Made to their Homes and Communities,” “Genealogical Research in New York City,” “Getting the Most Out of Census Records,” “Pitfalls in Genealogical Research;” Crest and Shield: Ward, Warren, Dexter, Gorton, Allen, Brown, Pierce, Pratt; Research in Progress: Saville family, Bethia Gaskill, Gerry (Garey, Geare, Geary) families of Essex and Middlesex Counties, Elbridge Gerry, Nichols family of Malden and Lynn, Martin-Durkee connections, Sarah (North) Martin, Boynton, William Murray of West Lynn, Mary Bullock, Thomas Canney, Elthea Prince Willett wife of Elbridge Wills, Mudge. Other family names featured in this volume: Pierce, Graffam, Ryker (Chiarello), Hawkins, Ellison, Bailey, Dexter, Mansfield, Heard, Darling, Fewkes, Brown (Hepker), Murray (Koehler), Marsh (Goldsmith), Henderson, Hewes, Graves, Lovejoy, Whitford, Waite, Stone. Miscellaneous: “The Great Newburyport Conflagration of 1811,” “Gone West—Massachusetts Men in California, 1856.”

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

(1985, 1996), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 276 pp.

ISBN: 9780788405082