The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 11, 1857


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; Fillmore; Fowler; Franklin; Hildreth. Memoir: Pres. John Adams; Gen. William Hull; Pres. Thomas Jefferson; Henry Jocelyn; King; Gen. George Washington; Whitney. Other Records: New London, Conn., inscriptions; Malden, Mass., vital records; Suffolk Co., Mass., wills; memoirs of Prince’s subscribers; Hampton, N.H., inscriptions; Middletown, Conn., inscriptions; marriages and deaths from newspapers; Lane family papers; Danvers, Mass., church records; Boston, Mass., area vital records; Duke’s Co., Mass., court records; index to Yorkshire, England pedigrees; E. Haddam, Conn., land records; Braintree, Mass., inscriptions; Farmington, Conn., church records.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

(1857, 1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 398 pp. 

ISBN: 9781556137778