The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1, 1847


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.

Register, Volume I, 1847 Genealogies: Butler, Chase, Cotton, Endicott, Farmer; Gookin, Minot, Parsons, and Wolcott. Memoirs: Albert G. Upham, M.D.; Rev. Zephaniah S. Moore, D.D.; Governor Hutchinson; Governor Endecott; Enoch Parsons, Esq.; Hon. Samuel Sewall; John Farmer, M.A.; and, Graduates of Harvard College. Other Records: Kingston, New Hampshire, physicians; Boston ministers; New England college graduates; first settlers of New England; Merrimack County, New Hampshire, attorneys; Rock County, New Hampshire, ministers; marriages and deaths from newspapers; Scotch prisoners to Massachusetts; Newbury, Massachusetts, inscriptions; plus much additional material.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

(1882), 2017, 5½x8½, paper, index, 412 pp.

ISBN: 9781556136061