The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 62, 1908


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: John and Thomas Jordan, James Brown, Jonathan Stokes, Thomas Cooke, Richard Hughes, John Gage, John Farnham, Hugh Jones, Christopher Todd, Robert Eames, George Bunker, John Woodward, John Williams, Robert Lay, Richard Bourne. Family Histories: Smith, Wiard, Williams, Sanford, Jackson. Memoirs: David Henry Brown, Albert Alonzo Folsom, Daniel Angell Gleason, John Marshall Brown, Alfred Poore, Robert Thaxter Swan. Other Records: Deaths in New Braintree, Massachusetts; the Original District of Carlisle, Massachusetts; Passenger Lists to America; A Seventeenth Century Letter; Records of the Church in Eastbury, Connecticut; Shaker Records of Enfield, New Hampshire; Branford, Connecticut, Gravestone Inscriptions; Abstracts from the First Book of Bristol County Probate Records; Marlborough, Massachusetts; Emigrants from England; List of Loyalists from Georgia who Settled in Jamaica; Deaths in Newport, Rhode Island, 1760–1764; a List of Deceased Ministers; a Private Record of Deaths in Medfield, Massachusetts; a Provincial Muster Roll; book notices, copious genealogical notes and much more.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

(1908), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 568 pp.

ISBN: 9780788413131