The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 42, 1888


This quarterly journal, commonly called simply The Register, is certainly the oldest, and arguably the best, genealogical periodical published in the United States. Within its volumes researchers will find some of the most valuable genealogical compilations and source record transcriptions to be found anywhere. It is difficult, one might even say foolhardy, to attempt to do research on New England families without reference to this important series. However, copies of the original editions of these volumes are becoming increasingly difficult to find, so Heritage Books has reprinted the early volumes of this important serial in order to make them more accessible to the rank and file genealogist. Each volume has an index, and in addition, a comprehensive index to the first fifty volumes is also available. In the description below it is only possible to touch on some of the main articles—each volume also contains much additional material. Genealogies: Ames, Barrett, Bulkley, Gilbert, Hall, Hathorne, Houghton, Jolliffe, Lane, Ludlow, Pope, Roberts, Sedgwick, Tarbox, Thurston. Biographical sketches: Aaron Cleveland, Maria B. Craig, Joshua E. Crane, Capt. John Cutler, Edmund H. Cutts, John Hasey, John Holbrooke, John Jacob, Martha R. McFadden, Nicholas Manning, Otis F. Manson, John Pierce, Jonathan Remington, Nathaniel Reynolds, Augustus E. Sanderson, Paul R. Wentworth, William H. Wentworth, John Wight, John Whipple. Other records: Boston marriages, 1717–1769; Colchester, Conn.; Alumni of William and Mary College and Yale College who have held official position; Town list of volunteers in the War for the Preservation of the Union; Soldiers in King Philip’s War; Index to Place Names for Register volumes 1-41; Chart of Cape Cod early in the 1700s; List of American prisoners taken at the battle of Bunker Hill; American graduates in medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

(1888, 1996), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 438 pp.

ISBN: 9780788405839