The Essex Genealogist, Volume 17, 1997


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: “Revolutionary War Records,” “Researching Late 19th and 20th Century Immigrants to America with Some Emphasis on Jewish Genealogical Research,” “Umbilical Lines and MTDNA Analysis in Genealogical Research,” “The Osborns and their Redware;” Research in Progress: “George Fraile of Lynn and His Descendants,” “Joseph Parker of Groton,” “Edmund Farrington and His Descendants through sons John and Mathew,” “William Osborn of Peabody;” It Happened in Essex County: “Mr. Joseph Hutchinson of Salem Village (Danvers),” “Early Families of Chebacco (Essex),” “Georgetown and The Spoffords,” “The Mystery of the Notorious Anne (Cotton) Carr;” Moments in History: “Rebecca Nurse, a Grandmother Hung as a Witch,” “Asa Sheldon, Bound Out Apprentice,” “The Halifax Explosion,” “Gloucester’s Early Settlement;” Other family names featured in this volume: Merrill, Corkum, Blunt, Fullerton, Eaton, Wheeler, Jackson, Ratcliff, Listernick, Bernklow Basken, Ranks, Griebel, Wilson, Wiswall, Lindberg, (Curtis) Merrill, Sawyer, (Corliss) Sawyer.

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

(2001), 2011, 8½x11, paper, index, 286 pp.

ISBN: 9780788417009