The Essex Genealogist, Volume 8, 1988


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 Massachusetts State Archives,” “Writing, Arranging and Publishing your Family Genealogy,” “Five Case Studies in Genealogical Research,” “The Parkman Manuscript.” Research in Progress: Thadeus Berry of Rumney Marsh, Thomas Barnard, Gowing family, James Sawyer, Berry family, Howard brothers, William Nichols of Topsfield, Nicholas Browne, Samuel Farrar. It Happened in Essex Co.: “Rev. John Wise of Essex,” “Walter Phillips of Swampscott,” “Nathan Dane.” Other family names featured in this volume: Garland, Dodge, Peabody, Abbott, Walsh, Bulkley, Perry, Cowley, Glawson (White), Brown (Beaudry), Willis (Morrison), Townsend, Spiller, Holmes, Canney, Richardson, Twitchell. Miscellaneous: “The Puritan Poet of Andover,” “Not All Our Ancestors Died Peacefully in Their Beds."

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

(1988), 2016, 8½x11, paper, new index, 274 pp.

ISBN: 9780788405334