The Essex Genealogist, Volume 16, 1996


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. Recurring highlights of the journals include the “TEG Feature Article,” “It Happened in Essex County” (local history), “Tools of the Trade” (advice on genealogical resources), “The Ahnentafel” (family generational charts), “Research in Progress” (genealogical information), “Ask TEG,” “Society News,” “Genealogical Queries,” “Moments in History,” 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. Just a few of the many articles in this volume include: Feature Articles: “The Mill English,” “Gloucester Deaths,” “Italian Research,” “Computers and Genealogy;” Research in Progress: “Were There Two William Hacketts?”, “Daniel Farnum and Sibyl Angier,” “John Friend of Salem and his Descendants,” “Richard Mower of Lynn;” It Happened in Essex County: “Joseph Peaslee of Andover,” “The Ballards of Andover,” “The town of Beverly; its bridges, ferries, etc.,” “Sidney Perley’s Boxford.” Other family names featured in this volume: Ray, Hunstable, Batchelder, (Nutting) Nott, Geer, Hyde, Osborn, Pool (Mills), Sollis (White), Day, (Putney) Todd, and Dean.

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

2000, 8½x11, paper, index, 286 pp.

ISBN: 9780788414626