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 will be found 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. 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 the main articles- each volume also contains much additional material.
The Register, Volume 43, 1889- Genealogies: Anderson; Archdale; Baker; Clapp; Cogan; Ellery; Hassam; Northrup; Palmer; Pemberton; Thacher; Towle; Trott; Washington; Way; Williams. Biographical sketches: Abigail Adams; John F. Anderson; Richard Chamberlain; James S. Chandler; Alvan Clark; Stephen W. Clarke; Thomas Cornwallis; George Corwin or Curwen; Edward Creeke; Sarah Davenport; Abby W. Deane; Ezekiel Gilman; Anna H. Howard; Samuel Hunting; Elias Nason; Massena R. Patrick; Ira B. Peck; John M. Plumer; James Richardson; Chole P. Robinson; Joshua Scottow; William Screven or Scriven; Benjamin Swett; Peter Thacher; William, Gardner and George M. Towle; Phines Upham; Foulke Waldron; Anna H. Warren; Roger Williams; Angline F.H. Woodbury; Cyrus Woodman. Other Records: Abstracts of Wills and Deeds; Alumni of several colleges holding official positions; burial ground inscriptions in Colchester, Connecticut; Soldiers in King Philip's War; Waters Genealogical Gleanings in England; early Maryland colonists; innholders in Boston in 1714; Fogg's billeting of Massachusetts forces; witchcraft in New Hampshire in 1656; ancestry of U.S. Grant; matriculation registers of Oxford University.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
1889, (1996), paper, 510 pp.