The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 10, 1856


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: Adams, Allen, Amory, Dudley, Mascarene, Perkins, Philipse, Sanborn, Stowe, Temple. Memoirs: President Charles Chauncy, Hon. Abbott Lawrence, Thomas Handasyd Perkins. Other Records: Jamaica Plains (Massachusetts) inscriptions; genealogical data from funeral sermons; Scituate and Barnstable (Massachusetts) church records; Prince’s subscribers; cemetery inscriptions from Portsmouth (New Hampshire), Freetown (Massachusetts), Kingston (Massachusetts), South Berwick (Maine); Boston area vital records; early Suffolk County (Massachusetts) wills; marriages and deaths from newspapers; Malden (Massachusetts) vital records; Groton (Massachusetts) historical notes; Joseph Holt’s journal (1758).

New England Historic Genealogical Society

(1856, 1993), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 392 pp. 

ISBN: 9781556137457