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American Source Records in England

*American Wills Proved in London, 1611-1775
*American Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1610-1857
*English Estates of American Colonists, 1610-1699
*English Estates of American Colonists, 1700-1799
*English Estates of American Settlers, 1800-1858
*Genealogical Gleanings in England (2 vols.)
*Virginia Gleanings in England
*American Colonists in English Records
*English Origins of American Colonists from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
*Topographical Dictionary of 2,885 English Emigrants to New England
*Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives . . . Relative to . . .New England

British & American Coats of Arms

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, by John Bernard Burke. Contains descriptions of 70,000 British coats of arms listed alphabetically by family name. Also contains a glossary, a dictionary of heraldic terms, and lists of the Orders of Knighthood.

Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain, by James Fairbairn. Alphabetical list of 50,000 names associated with various crests (an ornament or device attached to a helmet or coronet and pictured above the shield in a coat of arms).

An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, by Sir James Balfour Paul. The definitive work on the thousands of arms recorded in the Lord Lyon's Office in Scotland.

Complete American Armoury and Blue Book, by John Matthews. Consolidated edition of three volumes dealing with the armorial bearings of American families. With heraldic descriptions of arms and crests, it links early holders to recent representatives.

Bolton's American Armory, by Charles Knowles Bolton. Includes virtually all coats of arms known to have been in use in the United States since colonial days.

Crozier's General Armory, by William Armstrong Crozier. Details include the name of the first person of the family to settle in America, the date of his arrival and place of settlement, and the name of his town or country of origin.

Virginia Heraldica, by William Armstrong Crozier. A registry of Virginia gentry entitled to coat armor, with birth date, birthplace, occupation, marriage, and date and place of death.

Colonial Families of the United States of America   

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of all seven volumes of George Mackenzie's celebrated Colonial Families of the United States of America (see Item (see Item 3590), an encyclopedic collection of early American genealogies and family histories. More than thirteen years in preparation, Colonial Families treats only those families who trace their ancestry back to the Colonial Period (1607-1776). Ranging from three or four pages to ten or twenty pages or more, each family history article gives the British or European pedigree of the colonial ancestor, followed by a listing of his descendants--generation by generation--up to the time of writing, giving names, birth dates, dates of marriage and death, places of residence, occupation, and a variety of other matter. Also included in the articles are illustrations of coats of arms associated with the families.

The seven volumes combined cover about 1,000 families and name 140,000 family members! What you can learn about each individual varies, of course, but in addition to the information found in traditional genealogies, you may also be able to determine a family's migration pattern and view their coat of arms. For convenience, an electronic name index allows you to search this CD quickly and effortlessly.

Colonial New Jersey Source Records

*New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800
*Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703
*New Jersey Index of Wills, Inventories, etc., in the Office of the Secretary of State, 1663-1900
*Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War
*Index to Stryker's Register of New Jersey in the Revolution
*Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in Wars 1791-1815
*General Index to the Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey
*The Burlington Court Book: A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey, 1680-1709
*Bergen Records: Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen, 1666-1788

Colonial Virginia Source Records

*Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787
*Genealogical Abstracts from 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers
*Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800
*Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800. 2 vols.
*Historical Collections of Virginia
*Gleanings of Virginia History
*Virginia Wills Before 1799
*Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania
*Early Quaker Records in Virginia
*Index to Obituary Notices

The Compendium of American Genealogy    

This Family Archive CD contains images from the pages of all seven volumes of Virkus' Compendium of American Genealogy (see Item 6100 for the original seven-volume set). The Compendium--perhaps the most famous work in all of American genealogy--contains the lineage records of the first families of America, with records extending in both male and female lines from the earliest-known immigrant ancestor (giving his place and date of origin) to the then (1925-1942) living subject of the record. According to the first census there were about 650,000 families living in the United States in 1790, practically every one of which was of colonial or Revolutionary ancestry and thus entitled to be numbered among America's "First Families." Every lineage record in the Compendium, therefore, spans at least eight or nine generations.

The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776

With approximately 140,000 names, this CD contains the most comprehensive list ever published of the men, women, and children who emigrated from England to America between 1607 and 1776. Combining Peter Wilson Coldham's four-volume Complete Book of Emigrants and The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage and its Supplement, this CD contains virtually every reference to English emigrants that can be found in contemporary English records such as port books, shipping registers, apprenticeship lists, plantation records, Treasury and Chancery records, and records of forced transportation and exile. The built-in search engine allows you to do a free-text search for names, dates, places, ships, occupations, etc.--so just click on "Search Expert" and let your mouse do the walking.

Connecticut Local and Family Histories

Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, by Susan Woodruff Abbott.
This monumental compilation contains genealogies of about 300 families, ranging from a single paragraph to a dozen pages or more. It covers the "Free Planters" who settled Milford in 1639, as well as those who arrived afterwards, called "After Planters."

Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, by Lucius Barnes Barbour.
Based on records available for the period 1645 to 1825, this remarkable collection contains genealogies of more than 950 families. Information on births, marriages, and deaths is augmented by a rich body of biographical and historical detail.

Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, by Alvan Talcott and Jacquelyn Ricker.
This work contains genealogies of all families resident in Guilford from 1639 to 1890. The record of each family is complete in itself, giving the residence and the birth, marriage, and death of each member. As far as is practicable each line is traced from the settlement of the town onward.

History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, by Donald Lines Jacobus. 3 vols.
The ultimate authority on the ancestry and relationships of 50,000 residents of Fairfield County, this compendium was meticulously developed from original sources by the dean of American genealogy. Each family history commences with the original 17th-century settler and is brought forward to the early decades of the 19th century.

History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, by William Cothren.
This is an exhaustive chronicle of the persons, places, and events that shaped Woodbury's history until the mid-19th century. The genealogies published here represent the families most intimately linked to the rise and progress of the town.

Families of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, by Henry R. Stiles.
The hundreds of genealogies collected here trace the pioneer families of Wethersfield forward over many generations from the time of the town's founding in the 17th century. The genealogies are excerpted from Dr. Stiles' two-volume history of Wethersfield.

Families of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, by Henry R. Stiles.
Like the work above, Ancient Windsor contains hundreds of genealogies and sketches of pioneer families. The genealogies are excerpted and compiled from Dr. Stiles' two-volume history of Windsor.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, by William R. Cutter, et al.
This four-volume compendium contains genealogical and biographical sketches of approximately 1,000 Connecticut families. Each essay commences with a sketch of the earliest known ancestor and traces the family in a direct line up to the last decades of the 19th century. Also includes collateral lines.

Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, by Nathaniel Goodwin.
A cornerstone of New England genealogy, this work contains family histories of early Connecticut and Massachusetts settlers. Each family sketch includes names of family members, death dates, and lines of descent.

Connecticut Military Records: Soldiers and Officers

Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762. 2 vols.
Containing references to 17,000 militiamen and soldiers, these two volumes contain as complete a record as we are ever likely to have of Connecticut men who took part in the French and Indian War. The rolls are arranged in chronological order, and in almost every case they identify a soldier by name, date of enlistment, regiment, company, and date of discharge. Compiled originally by the Connecticut Historical Society.

The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783
Covers almost all primary sources pertaining to Connecticut men in the Revolution that were extant at the time of the book's original publication in 1889, including muster rolls, payrolls, papers of George Washington, and minutes of the General Assembly. Personnel records are arranged by military unit and thereunder by date and rank. Naming tens of thousands of men, the work also lists Connecticut pensioners found in the official 1818 and 1840 U.S. pension lists.

Supplement to the Record of Connecticut Men . . . During the War of the Revolution. 2 vols.
These two volumes contain all the Revolutionary War service records in the custody of the Connecticut Historical Society that do not duplicate the records published in the volume above. While at least half of the records in Volume I pertain to militia or naval units, almost all of those in the longer Volume II have to do with the Connecticut Line, 1777-1783. In Volume I, most rosters identify soldiers by name, rank, company, and dates of service; Volume II identifies the home town or place of birth of each soldier. Altogether, 30,000 soldiers are listed.

Connecticut Revolutionary Pensioners
Compiled originally by the Connecticut DAR, this work lists 11,000 Connecticut Revolutionary War pensioners, often giving the names of the pensioners' widows and the pensioners' place of residence at the time of the various pension acts. In all cases the source of the pension record is identified, e.g., survivor's file, widow's file, rejected file, or bounty land warrant.

Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the (I) War of the Revolution; (II) War of 1812; (III) Mexican War

The Deep South: Genealogical Records of Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi    

*Alabama Census Returns, 1820, and an Abstract of Federal Census of Alabama, 1830
*Index to Alabama Wills, 1808-1870
*Early Settlers of Alabama
*Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama
*Alabama Notes, Volume 1
*Alabama Notes, Volume 2
*Marriages of Mobile County, Alabama, 1813-1855
*Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas
*Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
*Mississippi County Court Records
*The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805
*Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812

Early Georgia Settlers

*The Reconstructed 1790 Census of Georgia
*Index to the United States Census of Georgia for 1820
*Index to the 1830 Census of Georgia
*A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia
*The Germans of Colonial Georgia, 1733-1783
*Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia

Early Kentucky Settlers

*Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume I
*Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume II
*Kentucky Marriage Records
*Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865
*Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854
*Abstracts of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories
*Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky
*Kentucky in the War of 1812
*Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812
*Remember the Raisin!
*Kentucky Pension Roll for 1835
*A Complete Index to the Names of Persons, Places and Subjects Mentioned in Littell's Laws of Kentucky

Early Louisiana Settlers    

*The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732
*Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770
*The New Orleans French, 1720-1733: Marriage Records Relating to the First Colonists of the Louisiana Province
*Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds
*Gulf Coast Colonials: A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana
*The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and Creoles of German Descent
*Old Families of Louisiana
*The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783
*Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812
*Louisiana Census Records: Avoyelles and St Landry Parishes, 1810 and 1820
*Louisiana Census Records: Iberville, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, and Rapides Parishes, 1810 and 1820

Early Maine and New Hampshire Settlers

*Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire
*The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire
*Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder (9 vols.)
*1790 Census of Maine
*1790 Census of New Hampshire
*History of York, Maine (2 vols.)
*Maine Wills, 1640-1760
*Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760-1800
*Maine Biographies (2 vols.)
*Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution from Maine
*Alphabetical Index of Revolutionary Pensioners in Maine
*Colonial Gravestone Inscriptions in New Hampshire
*Military History of the State of New Hampshire
*Vital Records of Londonderry, New Hampshire, 1719-1910

Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s    

*One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, by John Osborne Austin
*The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, by Charles E. Banks
*The Planters of the Commonwealth . . . in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, by Charles E. Banks
*The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, by Charles E. Banks
*Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650, by Banks
*Soldiers in King Philip's War [1675-1677], by George M. Bodge
*Marriage Notices, 1785-1794, by Charles K. Bolton
*The Real Founders of New England, by Charles K. Bolton
*Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775, by Ethel S. Bolton
*Result of Researches . . . Relative to the Founders of New England, by Samuel G. Drake
*Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England, by John Farmer
*Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England, by Ernest Flagg
*Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, by N. Goodwin
*Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, by Frank R. Holmes
*Peirce's Colonial List, by Ebenezer Peirce
*The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623-1660, by Charles H. Pope
*Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families, by Sebastian V. Talcott
*The History of New England, by James Savage
*The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England, by Frederick L. Weis
*Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, by Henry Whittemore
*Chronicles of the First Planters . . . of Massachusetts Bay, by Alexander Young

Early New York Families

Genealogical and Family History of Central New York, by William R. Cutter. 3 vols.
Covers 750 families that were firmly established in central New York by the end of the 19th century. Each essay, or genealogical sketch, traces the family backward to the earliest known ancestor and forward to the then living subject of the essay, which also includes biographical sketches and an enumeration of collateral lines.

Families of Western New York by William R. Cutter.
As with the work above, Families of Western New York traces each family forward from the earliest known ancestor to the principal subject of the essay. The genealogy is followed by a detailed biography of the principal subject and includes photos, illustrations, and an enumeration of collateral family members.

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, by William S. Pelletreau. 4 vols.
Prepared by one of the great authorities on New York families, this four-volume work contains hundreds of genealogical essays pertaining to early New York City families. While the principal focus of the work is on families of early New York, there are chapters on the settlement of New Amsterdam, the English conquest of New York, early schools and institutions, and historical sketches of a number of the oldest churches of New York.

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, by Cuyler Reynolds. 3 vols.
This is a massive work devoted to distinguished families of the southern portion of New York State. In the tradition of William Richard Cutter, Cuyler Reynolds here traces each family line forward from the earliest known ancestor to the principal subject of the essay, naming approximately 40,000 people in over 500 genealogical sketches.

Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, by Cuyler Reynolds. 4 vols.
In this mammoth four-volume work Mr. Reynolds traces approximately 600 families of the Hudson-Mohawk Valley region, examining each family according to a methodology both he and William Cutter were famous for. In addition to family histories, the author here includes a history of the region during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families, by Sebastion V. Talcott.
Originally published in 1883, this work refers to approximately 20,000 individuals in an extensive series of family histories and source records. Giving dates of vital events, families are traced from the original immigrant ancestor to selected members of the family living in the last quarter of the 19th century. Source records include Bible records, records of burials in New York from 1727 to 1757, and an index of intermarriages of New York and New England families.

Early North Carolina Settlers

Marriage and Death Notices from Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, 1799-1867, by Carrie Broughton. 3 vols.
In chronological order, this three-part work details 30,000 marriages and deaths that were noted in newspaper columns between 1799 and 1867.

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, by James Hathaway. 11 vols.
The eleven volumes of the Register bear reference to 50,000 North Carolina settlers noted in records found in state and county archives, including conveyances, court records, births, marriages, deaths, wills, and military records.

North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina, by Brent Holcomb
Contains records of more than 1,000 North Carolina land grants for land which is now located in South Carolina.

Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical, by Cyrus Hunter
Recollections of former residents combine with extracts from state and county archives to form an overview of the western half of North Carolina during the Revolutionary period.

Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851, by John Hill Wheeler
Sketches are drawn from unpublished records and cover the formation of each of North Carolina's counties. Also included are biographical sketches of early settlers and accounts of prominent families.

Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians, by John Hill Wheeler
Essentially a continuation of Historical Sketches of North Carolina, this work contains genealogies, memoirs, and biographies.

Early Ohio Settlers

*Ohio Valley Genealogies, by Charles A. Hanna
*Ohio Marriages, Extracted from The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly, by Marjorie Smith
*Ohio Cemetery Records, Extracted from The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly
*Ohio Source Records, from The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly
*Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812
*Ohio County, Kentucky, in the Olden Days, by Harrison D. Taylor
*Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio, by S. P. Hildreth

Early Settlers of New York State

This Family Archive CD contains images from the pages of GPC's two-volume set Early Settlers of New York State, comprising all articles that were published in the magazine of that name. Edited by Janet Foley, a veteran New York genealogist, the purpose of the work was to collect, publish, and preserve church records, tombstone inscriptions, and family records. Referencing over 97,000 people who lived between 1760 and 1942, this collection is chock full of little-known but first-rate source material. Here you will find reams of Bible records and tombstone inscriptions, and masses of marriage records, church records, and obituaries, all fully indexed. Considering the historic gaps in New York State source records, this work is a genealogist's dream.

Early South Carolina Settlers

*South Carolina Naturalizations, 1783-1850
*North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina
*Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States . . . 1790: South Carolina
*Index to the 1800 Census of South Carolina
*A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773
*Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772
*Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829
*Warrants for Land in South Carolina, 1672-1711
*Indexes to the County Wills of South Carolina
*Index to Wills of Charleston County, South Carolina, 1671-1868
*Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779

Early Tennessee Settlers

*Tennessee Genealogical Records: Records of Early Settlers from State and County Archives
*Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds
*Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts
*Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution
*Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution
*Twenty-Four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners, Revolution and War of 1812
*Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1796-1815
*1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements: Davidson, Sumner, and Tennessee Counties
*Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee
*Pioneers of Davidson County, Tennessee
*Overton County, Tennessee: Genealogical Records
*Red River Settlers [Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner Counties]
*Sumner County, Tennessee Abstracts of Will Books (1788-1842)
*Henry County, Tennessee Old Time Stuff

Early Texas Settlers, 1700s-1800s

*Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846
*Austin Colony Pioneers, Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery, and Washington Counties
*Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas
*Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families
*Kentucky Colonization in Texas, A History of the Peters Colony
*Ancestor Lineages of Members of the Texas Society . . .Colonial Dames 17th Century
*A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847
*New Homes in a New Land: German Immigration to Texas, 1847-1861

Early West Virginia Settlers

*West Virginia Estate Settlements
*West Virginians in the American Revolution
*West Virginia Revolutionary Ancestors
*The Soldiery of West Virginia
*Genealogies of West Virginia Families
*Genealogies of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston County
*Roane County, West Virginia Families
*Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes
*Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha
*Capon Valley: Its Pioneers and Their Descendants
*Cabell County Annals and Families
*Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia
*Mason County, West Virginia Marriages, 1806-1915
*Marriage Records of Berkeley County, Virginia, 1781-1854

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy    

This GPC/Broderbund CD comprises all six volumes of William Wade Hinshaw's renowned Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (see Items 2731, 2732, 2733, 2734, 2735, and 2736), originally published between 1936 and 1950. Containing approximately 500,000 entries, the Encyclopedia--for all its massive and carefully compiled data--had a flaw: it did not contain an every-name index. Instead, each volume had a separate surname index, making searching for individuals somewhat tedious. With this new Family Archive CD, however, that problem is finally laid to rest, for in this CD we have images of the pages from all six volumes of the Encyclopedia, along with a complete electronic name index which allows you to search all six volumes quickly and effortlessly! Not only that, but the original published volumes had a retail value of $440.00. This CD version, therefore, at $59.99, is both a greatly improved research tool and a blockbuster of a bargain!

Almost no class of records, religious or secular, has been kept as meticulously as the monthly meeting records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The oldest such records span three centuries of American history and testify to a general movement of population that extended from New England and the Middle Atlantic states southward to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia; then west to Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The importance of these records cannot be overstated. Not until recently have the vital statistics of Quakers been recorded in civil record offices. Thus, for more than two centuries, the only vital records identifying these people are to be met with in the Quaker records themselves. Fortunately, the monthly meeting records contain extensive lists of births, marriages, and deaths, as well as details of the removal of members from one meeting to another. (The monthly meeting, during which vital statistics are recorded, is in fact, a business meeting.)

Painstakingly developed from these monthly meeting records, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy is the magnum opus of Quaker genealogy. In its production, thousands of records were located and abstracted into a uniform and intelligible system of notation. The data gathered in these volumes of the Encyclopedia are arranged by meeting, then alphabetically by family name, and chronologically thereunder.

English Origins of New England Families    

This new Family Archive CD contains hundreds of articles that were originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and subsequently collected and reprinted by GPC in six volumes under the title English Origins of New England Families. Treating over 1,500 families and referencing 150,000 individuals, this work contains all the immigrant origin data published in the first 137 volumes of the prestigious Register. It is interesting to note that almost all living Americans with colonial Yankee forebears descend from several of the 1,500 immigrants covered in this work; what's more, a sizable number of articles provide information on clusters of nearly-related individuals or on all settlers with a given surname. Most striking perhaps are the articles covering over 50 of the 125 New England immigrants for whom royal descent is now generally accepted. Other articles of note deal with Mayflower passengers, ancestors of large progenies, and clergymen.

The articles vary in content, but they generally include genealogies or lists of birth records, marriage records, death records, land records, and wills. For convenience, an alphabetical name index is on the CD.

English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of six volumes of Barbados baptisms, marriages, and probate records compiled by Joanne McRee Sanders. Naming some 200,000 individuals of English origin, it is very likely that the majority of persons residing in Barbados between 1637 and 1800 are identified here. Barbados was initially settled by the British as early as 1627. Many of these early settlers eventually moved to mainland America, settling in Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas, and other colonies. In fact, throughout most of the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a continuous flow of settlers from Barbados to virtually every point along the Atlantic seaboard, with the result that many families in America today trace their origins in the New World first to Barbados.

The single volume of Barbados baptisms covers the whole period 1637-1800, and the baptismal entries are presented here in the same sequence in which they were copied from the original parish registers, now housed in the Barbados Department of Archives. Each entry gives the name of the child, the names of parents, the date of baptism (sometimes the date of birth), and a variety of miscellaneous data, all extracted and copied faithfully for the period from 1637 to 1800.

Spanning the years 1643 to 1800, the two-volume collection of marriages is arranged by Barbados parish and then by date. A typical entry provides the date of the marriage and the names of the bride and groom. Like the records of Barbados baptisms, these records are also housed in the Barbados Department of Archives.

The three volumes of probate records were originally published as Barbados Records: Wills 1639-1680 (Vol.I), Barbados Records: Wills 1681-1700 (Vol. II), and Barbados Records: Wills 1701-1725 (Vol. III). Abstracted from the "Recopied Wills Series" in the Archives, each entry gives the name of the testator, the names of all heirs, and all dates, titles, relationships, place names, references, land owners, burial locations, slaves, and vessels mentioned in the wills.

This extraordinary collection of source materials represents the largest body of genealogical information on the British West Indies.

Family Archive Viewer    

In order to use our CDs, you need either this Family Archive Viewer OR Family Tree Maker software (see below for all the System Requirements for our CDs). If you do not already own the Family Tree Maker software version 3.02 or higher or the Family Archive Viewer version 3.02 or higher, be certain to order a copy of this Family Archive Viewer when you order one of our CDs. Note: The Family Archive Viewer is not available for Macintosh.

Genealogical Dictionary of New England, 1600s-1700s    

This GPC/Broderbund CD is composed of the two greatest works ever published on New England Genealogy: James Savage's four-volume Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England and its companion volume Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Walter G. Davis, Sybil Noyes, and Charles T. Libby. All genealogical research on early New England families must begin here, and it is wonderful to have these authoritative volumes available on a single CD with an electronic index as a finding-aid.

The Savage work is said to be the best known and most frequently used genealogical reference work, and it provides the name of every settler who arrived in New England before the year 1692, regardless of his class or standing. It further traces his descendants, giving the dates of his marriage and his death, the dates of birth, marriage, and death of his children, and the birthdates and names of his grandchildren, thus recording the beginning of the third generation in New England. "I suppose," writes Savage, "nineteen twentieths of the people of these New England colonies in 1775 were descendants of those found here in 1692, and probably seven eighths of them were offspring of the settlers before 1642."

"Probably the greatest work on genealogy ever compiled for the New England area."--P. W. Filby, American & British Genealogy & Heraldry (1983)

"A work which must be literally at the elbow of every student of genealogy."--Bulletin . . . of New England Antiquities (Winter 1967)

The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire offers biographical and genealogical data on every family established in Maine and New Hampshire before 1699, an undertaking touching on many thousands of individuals. The limit of 1692 set for Savage's Dictionary is here extended seven years to 1699, and as Vermont was then unsettled, this work amounts to a "Savage" for northern New England. In astonishing detail it lists the births, marriages, and deaths of the settlers through the third generation and sometimes into the fourth. Further genealogical information includes place of origin and places of residence, details of wills and deeds, court cases, and highlights of the individual's life and career.

" . . . no comparable dictionary has been produced for other states. It remains unique."--Ralph Crandall, Genealogical Research in New England (1984)

Genealogies of Connecticut Families

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of a collection of articles that were originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and reprinted by GPC under the title Genealogies of Connecticut Families, as well as images of the pages of Families of Ancient New Haven, a work that was compiled by America's foremost genealogist, Donald Lines Jacobus, and comprised the first eight volumes of what became one of America's premier periodicals, The American Genealogist. This combination CD includes genealogies of almost every founding family of Connecticut as well as the complete ancestry and relationships of 35,000 residents of 18th-century New Haven. Referencing over 127,00 individuals, this collection is indispensable to anyone researching Connecticut ancestry. The records cover the entire state and even include information on some families whose ancestry is associated with other areas, notably Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and the Mid-West. The articles vary in content but generally include documented genealogies as well as birth, marriage, death, probate, land, and court records.

Genealogies of Kentucky Families

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the 200 family history articles published originally in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society and The Filson Club History Quarterly and subsequently collected and reprinted by GPC in three volumes under the title Genealogies of Kentucky Families. Two of the three volumes are composed of articles excerpted from the Register, the third from the Quarterly. Referencing approximately 51,000 individuals, the articles contain every Bible record, every family history, and every genealogical fragment ever published in these distinguished Kentucky periodicals. Depending on the article, what you can learn about each individual varies. For the most part, however, this collection includes family histories, Bible records, vital records, and cemetery inscriptions. The combined articles are preceded by introductory remarks written by the editors of the two periodicals, James Klotter of the Register and Nelson Dawson of the Quarterly. For convenience in searching, an alphabetical name index is included on the CD.

Genealogies of Long Island Families

This CD contains images of both volumes of Genealogies of Long Island Families as well as one volume of Long Island Source Records. Comprised of articles originally appearing in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, it contains references to 60,000 individuals from the present-day counties of Suffolk, Kings, and Queens. Information in the articles varies, but typically the records include genealogies, censuses, newspapers, town records (including marriages and deaths), Bible and family records, wills, and deeds. Many of the genealogies establish the English or Dutch origins of a family.

Genealogies of Mayflower Families, 1500s-1800s

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of four books published by GPC: Genealogies of Mayflower Families, Volumes I-III and Mayflower Source Records. Combined, these works refer to 111,000 Mayflower passengers and their descendants. Showing several generations--from as far back as the 1500s--these books contain birth, baptismal, marriage, death, and probate records, as well as cemetery inscriptions and descendant listings. With the added convenience of an index, this CD is essential to any Mayflower researcher's library

Genealogies of New Jersey Families

This new Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the two-volume set Genealogies of New Jersey Families. Published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books are comprised of articles that originally appeared in the Genealogical Society of New Jersey's journal, the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Begun in 1925 to promote scholarly interest in New Jersey families, the Magazine continues to be the primary vehicle for New Jersey source material and genealogical monographs. Referencing over 70,000 individuals who lived between the 1600s and 1800s, this collection is essential to anyone interested in New Jersey ancestry. The articles cover the entire state of New Jersey and include all compiled genealogies, cemetery records, church records, and Bible records published in the Magazine from its first issue through the end of Volume 65 (1990).

Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families

This CD reproduces the pages of all three volumes of Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, as well as the one volume of Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. The four volumes contain several hundred family history articles and Bible records which reference approximately 74,000 individuals from Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. The articles refer to families of English, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, German, Dutch, and French origins, while the Bible records, comprising over 400 pages, dwell on hundreds of additional families, many of them inter-related. For easy searching, an alphabetical name index of all four volumes is included on the CD.

Genealogies of Rhode Island Families

This CD contains images of the pages of Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, a two-volume work published by GPC from articles originally published in the Register. It comprises many of the best genealogical articles of the past 140 years, and includes important contributions by leading 19th- and 20th-century genealogists, including the formidable G. Andrews Moriarity. An interesting feature of this work is that it includes source records from at least fifteen early Rhode Island towns. Referencing some 46,000 individuals, the majority of the articles included in this Family Archive CD are composed of genealogies, vital records, and cemetery inscriptions. An informative introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts, one of the foremost authorities on New England genealogy, presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of Rhode Island genealogy. To facilitate searches, an alphabetical name index is included on the CD.

Genealogies of Virginia Families from The William and Mary College Quarterly

This CD contains images of all five volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly and the single volume of Virginia Gleanings, which had originally been published serially in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Of the three periodicals which were originally devoted to Virginia genealogy and history, the William and Mary College Quarterly was the most scholarly. The five volumes offered here contain every family history article published in the Quarterly from 1892 to 1943, when genealogical contributions ceased. No fewer than 500 genealogies referencing over 100,000 individuals were published, and these, together with a substantial number of Bible records, appear in this CD in entirety, with an alphabetical index. Models of excellence, these genealogies are essential for any serious research in Virginia genealogy. Also included on this CD is Lothrop Withington's Virginia Gleanings, which contains abstracts of 17th- and 18th-century English wills and administrations relating to Virginia and Virginians. Bearing reference to heirs and issue, family members, property, bequests, places of residence, and dates of emigration, the "gleanings" shed light on the English origins of thousands of early Virginians.

Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly

This new Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of all four volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly and the multi-volume Virginia Colonial Abstracts by Beverley Fleet. The four-volume collection from Tyler's Quarterly contains all 350 family history articles published in the magazine from its inception in 1919 until its demise in 1952. It further includes Bible records and wills, as well as a very important group of articles published under the title "Copies of Extant Wills from Counties Whose Records Have Been Destroyed."

Fleet's Virginia Colonial Abstracts, originally published in thirty-four paperback volumes which were subsequently consolidated into three large volumes by GPC, contains an enormous variety of genealogical information pertaining to Tidewater Virginia, such as vital records of birth, marriage, and death, tax lists, court orders, militia lists, wills, and deeds. The result of extensive research in county courthouses, municipal and state archives, and private collections, this work contains some of the earliest records known to exist. The two collections refer in total to approximately 130,000 individuals.

Genealogies of Virginia Families from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

This disc contains images of the pages of all five volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families published originally by GPC in 1981. The five volumes together contain all the family history articles that appeared in VMHB from its inception in 1893 to 1977. The articles document more than 300 families from all parts of the Old Dominion, and the majority trace lines of descent through seven or eight generations, with the data spanning a time period of two or three centuries or more and naming over 75,000 individuals. Family history articles from VMHB have always been in great demand, and for that reason they were originally gathered together, indexed, and reprinted in five large and relatively expensive volumes. They are now available on this CD-ROM disc at a fraction of the original price--and with the simplicity of a single index.

The Genealogist's All-In-One Address Book    

This is an updated version of the All-in-One Address Book, consisting of the most recent editions of Elizabeth Petty Bentley's three famous genealogical directories: (1) The Genealogist's Address Book; (2) County Courthouse Book; and (3) the Directory of Family Associations. A one-stop resource needed by everyone engaged in family research, this new updated version of The Genealogist's All-in-One Address Book contains approximately 25,000 names, addresses, phone numbers, and other information vital to the researcher at each and every step of the research process.This is a direct line to the agencies, societies, libraries, archives, courthouses, professional bodies, periodicals, and services that are basic to family history research.

The Genealogist's Address Book, the largest of the three directories, is the only comprehensive list of current genealogical and historical resources available. It is in fact a national Yellow Pages for the genealogist. Classified by subject, cross-referenced and alphabetized, it puts you in touch with all the key sources of genealogical information, giving names, addresses, phone numbers, FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, web sites, contact persons, and the business hours of thousands upon thousands of libraries, genealogical societies, historical societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, religious organizations and archives, surname registries, research centers, special interest groups, periodicals, newspaper columns, publishers, booksellers, services, databases, and much, much more. It also contains a complete index of genealogical societies, libraries, and institutions, as well as an exhaustive index of periodicals and newsletters.

The latest revision of the classic County Courthouse Book comprises up-to-date information on 3,125 county jurisdictions and 1,577 New England towns and independent Virginia cities. No mere fine-tuning of the original, this is a complete and systematic overhaul of the 1990 classic--up-to-date, comprehensive, and more useful than ever. Since most genealogical research is organized on county lines, the researcher needs a reliable guide to American county courthouses, the chief repositories of county records. To proceed in his investigations, he needs current addresses and phone numbers, information about the availability of key courthouse records such as probate, land, naturalization, and vital records, and timely advice on the whole range of services available at the courthouse--fees, hours, personnel, copying facilities, etc. And this is precisely what the County Courthouse Book offers.

The 3rd edition of the Directory of Family Associations is an immensely useful A-Z directory of family associations, giving addresses, phone numbers, contact persons, and names of publications. Undoubtedly the best use for it is for genealogical research--for making contact with family members, sharing information about family history, developing common ground between people of the same surname, arranging reunions, discovering who's out there and where you connect on the family tree, and finding out where you can go with your own research. So whether you're just starting your research or are waist-deep in your investigations, planning a family reunion or hoping to attend one, or simply curious about your family or your surname, this work is definitely for you!

Huguenot Settlers in America    


1. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, by Charles W. Baird

2. Huguenot Emigration to Virginia and to the Settlement at Manakin-Town, by Robert Brock

3. The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884, by Robert F. Clute

4. The French Blood in America, by Lucien Fosdick

5. The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina, by Arthur Henry Hirsch

6. The Huguenots or Early French in New Jersey, by Albert F. Koehler

7. Huguenot Pedigrees, by Charles Edmund Lart

8. Family Names of Huguenot Refugees to America, by Mrs. James Lawton

9. The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland, by Grace Lawless Lee

10. The Huguenots in France and America, by Hannah F. Lee

11. History of New Paltz, New York, and its Old Families, by Ralph LeFevre

12. Memoir Concerning the French Settlements and French Settlers in the Colony of Rhode Island, by Elisha R. Potter

13. List of French and Swiss Who Settled in Charleston, on the Santee, and at the Orange Quarter in Carolina, by Daniel Ravenel

14. The Trail of the Huguenots, by George Elmore Reaman

15. The Huguenots: Their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland, by Samuel Smiles

16. Memorials of Huguenots in America, by Ammon Stapleton

Immigrants to America

*Settlers of Rensselaerswyck, 1630-1658
*A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773
*Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772
*Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829
*Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds
*The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783
*Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700
*William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania
*Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania,1682-1750
*Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750
*The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664. 2 vols.
*Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674
*Rhode Island Passenger Lists . . . 1798-1808 . . . 1820-1871
*Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819
*Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834
*Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1820
*Passengers Who Arrived in the United States . . . 1821-1823
*Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. 2 vols.

Immigrants to Pennsylvania


* William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania, by William I. Hull

* Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, with Their Early History in Ireland, by Albert C. Myers

* Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750. Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, by Albert C. Myers

* Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819. A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, ed. Michael Tepper

* Pennsylvania German Pioneers. A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke

* Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808, by William Henry Egle

* A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, by Israel D. Rupp

* Record of Indentures of Individuals Bound Out as Apprentices, Servants, Etc. and of German and Other Redemptioners in the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia . . . 1771 to . . . 1773

* Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819, ed. Michael Tepper and Elizabeth P. Bentley

Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s

This CD contains images of the pages from the following five books originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company: New World Immigrants, Volume I; New World Immigrants, Volume II; Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819; Immigrants to the Middle Colonies; and Passengers to America. Each book contains a complete collection of articles on ships' passenger lists which originally appeared in America's most prestigious genealogical periodicals. All articles identified by Harold Lancour in his celebrated Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825 can be found on this CD.

These books refer to approximately 58,000 individuals who arrived in New England or the Mid-Atlantic states between 1572 and 1878. Information regarding each passenger varies, depending on the source of the data. For example, you might find the name of the ship on which the individual arrived, ports and dates of departure and arrival, names of wives and children, ages, occupations, religions, places of origin or residence, and naturalization dates. For your convenience, an alphabetical name index of all five books is included on the CD.

An Index to Griffith's Valuation

This new GPC/Broderbund CD is an index to the greatest of all Irish genealogical resources, Griffith's Valuation, or the Primary Valuation of Ireland (see our book Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland). Carried out between 1848 and 1864 under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith, this survey of Ireland was intended to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. The Valuation is arranged by county, barony, poor law union, civil parish , and townland, and lists every landholder and every householder in Ireland--at that time about 1.25 million people.

The significance of the Valuation as a substitute for census records is obvious. No early or mid-nineteenth-century Irish census survives; only Griffith's Valuation stands as an enumeration of the Irish population at mid-century--the period of the Great Famine! Few other records can be used to identify the immigrant ancestor's exact place of origin, and only Griffith's Valuation links the individual to a specific townland and civil parish. This is of enormous importance, for the first step in Irish genealogical research is to identify the townland and the civil parish, which in turn lead to the all-important ecclesiastical parish records of births and marriages.

The Valuation, of course, was never intended as a census substitute, but as things stand it is the only record that shows where people lived in mid-nineteenth century Ireland, just prior to the great exodus to America. From the perspective of the American researcher, therefore, there is no record quite as important as Griffith's Valuation--no other reference source that connects the immigrant ancestor to a place of origin. Of course it is just as valuable to Irish researchers, and what is more, because the Valuation entries were subsequently revised at regular intervals, it is often possible to trace living descendants of those originally listed in the Valuation.

Omitting the acreage, valuation, and description of the property, this index gives the full name of the householder and his county, parish, and townland of residence. Over the years there has been a great demand for such an index, but publication in conventional book form has always been prohibitive. With the advent of CD-ROM, however, Heritage World Family History Services of County Tyrone put in place a project to index the entire Valuation for publication in CD format. After three years and the assistance of 100 staff members, the index to Griffith's Valuation has at last come to fruition. Previously little more than a dream, this index to the greatest of all Irish genealogical sources is now a reality.

Under a licensing agreement between Heritage World and GPC, and with Broderbund Software's renowned search engine, the index to Griffith's Valuation is available in a fully searchable Family Archive CD at a mere fraction of what it would have cost in book form. Interestingly enough, from the genealogist's point of view, the index contains all the essential data found in the Valuation, for the omitted material--names of baronies and poor law unions, and acreage and valuation-- interesting in itself, does little to advance the cause of research. (Note, however, that marginal notes, such as occupation, name of dwelling, skills associated with the individual, and religious affiliation, are included if found in the records.) This one wafer-thin CD contains a whole library's worth of information: more than a million names spread over all the counties, parishes, and townlands in Ireland. Not only is this the best of all Irish genealogical resources, it is a researcher's dream--easy to use and easy to search.

Irish Flax Growers List, 1796

Among the many miscellaneous records used to piece together information on people living in Ireland in the 18th century, few are more important than the Flax Growers List of 1796, known officially as the Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlement List, or more commonly the Flax Growers Bounty List. During the 18th century, Ireland, and Ulster in particular, established a reputation as a producer of fine linen (made from flax). At various times the government introduced special incentives to encourage the production of linen, usually giving away spinning wheels and looms.

In 1796 the Irish Linen Board published a list of almost 60,000 individuals who had received awards for planting a specified acreage of flax. Those who had planted one acre were awarded four spinning wheels, and those planting five acres were awarded a loom. Arranged by civil parish in each county (except Dublin and Wicklow, which were not included), the Flax Growers List contains the names of those individuals recognized by the Irish Linen Board as having planted specific acreages of flax.

This Family Archive CD, based on data compiled by Heritage World Family History Services of County Tyrone and licensed by the Genealogical Publishing Company, contains an electronic index to the Flax Growers List of 1796, providing the researcher with instant access to the name of the flax grower and the civil parish and county in which the flax was grown. Considering the scarcity of 18th-century Irish records (almost non-existent in many parts of the country), this new CD stands as an almost unique contribution to Irish genealogical research, one of the very few resources that carry the researcher back to the 1800s.

Irish Immigrants to North America


1. Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America.

2. Irish Passenger Lists 1803-1806: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Ireland to America.

3. An Alphabetical Index to Ulster Emigration to Philadelphia 1803-1850.

4. Passengers from Ireland: Lists of Passengers Arriving at American Ports Between 1811 and 1817 (Transcribed from The Shamrock or Hibernian Chronicle).

5. Irish Emigration Lists 1833-1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim.

6. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1841 to 1849.

7. A List of Alien Passengers, Bonded from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 1851, for the Use of the Overseers of the Poor in the Commonwealth [Massachusetts].

8. Emigrants from Ireland, 1847-1852: State-Aided Emigration Schemes from Crown Estates in Ireland.

9. Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J.& J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line.

10. Irish Emigrants in North America [1775-1825].

Irish Source Records

*A Guide to Copies and Abstracts of Irish Wills
*Indexes to Irish Wills, 1536-1857
*Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810
*Quaker Records, Dublin, Abstracts of Wills
*Return of Owners of Land in Ireland 1876
*Irish Marriages [from Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812]
*Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Republic of Ireland)
*Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Northern Ireland)
*County Cork, Ireland, a Collection of 1851 Census Records

Kentucky Land Records, 1774-1924

The Kentucky Land Grants: A Systematic Index to All of the LandGrants Recorded in the State Land Office at Frankfort, Kentucky, 1782-1924, by Willard R. Jillson. Usually the first book used by anyone researching Kentucky ancestors, this standard two-volume reference work contains abstracts of approximately 150,000 Kentucky land grants. Arranged alphabetically according to the type of grant, it provides the full name of the grantee, number of acres, date of survey, name of county, watercourse, and the volume and page number of the original entry.

Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds: A Complete Index to All of the Earliest Land Entries, Military Warrants, Deeds and Wills of . . . Kentucky, by Willard R. Jillson. This is a complete index to the earliest land records of Kentucky, alphabetically arranged under the names of the grantees, giving the number of acres, dates, locations, and page references in the original records. The bulk of the 50,000 entries derive from the records of Fayette, Lincoln, and Jefferson counties which had been turned over to Kentucky by Virginia in 1792. Also included are Military Warrants, 1782-1793; Grantees and Grantors, 1783-1909; and Wills, 1769-1850.

Early Kentucky Landholders, 1787-1811, by James F. Sutherland. This volume lists 17,000 landholders whose names appeared in the annual tax lists for Lincoln County, Kentucky between 1787 and 1811. Information given includes the date of the tax list, the number of the tax book, the page number of the original entry, the amount of acreage, the nearest watercourse, and the name of the prior assignee.

A Calendar of the Warrants for Land In Kentucky, Granted for Service in the French and Indian War, by Philip F. Taylor. This is a complete list of the land surveys made in Kentucky (at the time still a part of the Virginia Colony) on behalf of men who fought in the French and Indian War. Each entry gives the name of the soldier, his rank, acreage, date of survey, and various notes by the surveyor indicating where the land was situated and, when available, to whom it was subsequently assigned.

Lewis's Gazetteers of England, Ireland, and Scotland

This CD comprises the three great gazetteers published by Samuel Lewis in the early to mid-1800s: (1) A Topographical Dictionary of England (4 vols.); (2) A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (2 vols.); and (3) A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (2 vols.). (A topographical dictionary, or gazetteer, describes the political, social, cultural, and physical features of a particular locale.)

Of critical importance to the genealogist is the fact that even the most obscure places in England, Ireland, and Scotland are identified in relation to a parish and in most cases to a specific church, leading in turn to the identification of parish records. Thus, if you know the place of origin of your ancestor--the village or town--these gazetteers will show you, in effect, which parish records to search for births, marriages, and deaths. Modern gazetteers are useless for this purpose. But over and above their obvious genealogical value, these gazetteers are fascinating and illuminating in themselves, bringing to life the ancestral homes and villages which until now have existed in name only, or as part of family lore and tradition. Information that was once obscure and mysterious is now at your fingertips, and while helpful in compiling a family history, this type of information is indispensable in understanding the culture and environment in which your ancestors lived.

The Topographical Dictionary of England gives a minute account of the history, topographical features, and principal events of every county, city, borough, market town, post town, parish, chapelry, township, hamlet, tything, and hundred in England. Information furnished includes population statistics, history of civil and ecclesiastical jurisdictions, accounts of local courts, and relationships between civil and church parishes. In the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland every fact of importance tending to illustrate the local history of Ireland is given. Arranged alphabetically by place, it provides a faithful description of all Irish localities, showing, for example, exactly where a civil parish was located in relation to the nearest town, the barony, county, and province in which it was located, its physical features and principal landowners, the diocese in which it was situated, and the Roman Catholic district in which the parish was located. The Topographical Dictionary of Scotland contains much the same kind of detail, but since the LDS Church has made all the old Scottish parish records (pre-1855) available, there is now all the more reason to know the parish from whence your ancestor came.

In addition to the points noted above, these gazetteers contain full-page maps of the counties of England, Ireland, and Scotland. Furthermore, almost every page is embellished with engravings of the arms of cities, bishoprics, universities, colleges, corporate towns and boroughs, and the seals of municipal corporations. So detailed are these works, with their focus on local topography, history, and parishes, that the researcher will have no need to search out additional reference material.

This CD is recommended not only for genealogists but for anyone who has ever loitered over a dictionary or encyclopedia. The contents are immediately accessible via an electronic place name index.

Lineages of Hereditary Society Members    

*Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants. 3 vols.
*Lineages of Members of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. 3 vols.
*Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor's Index) in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 4 vols.
*Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. 3 vols.
*The Roster and Register of the General Society of the War of 1812. 3 vols.
*Ancestral Records and Portraits: Colonial Dames of America. 2 vols.
*Founders and Patriots of America Index
*Some Colonial Dames of Royal Descent
*The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Lineage of Members
*Ancestor Lineages of Members Texas Society/National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century
*Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service
*Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
*Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Delaware, Register of Members

Loyalists in the American Revolution


1. Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia, by Marion Gilroy

2. The Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution, by Robert DeMond

3. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution (2 vols.), by Lorenzo Sabine

4. Orderly Book of the "Maryland Loyalists Regiment," by Caleb Jones

5. Orderly Book of theThree Battalions of Loyalists Commanded by Brigadier General Oliver De Lancey

6. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War (3 vols.), by Murtie June Clark

7. United Empire Loyalists. Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty (2 vols.), by Alexander Fraser

8. The Old United Empire Loyalists List

9. The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions, and Claims, by Edward Jones

Maryland Genealogies and Marriages    

The three-volume Maryland Marriages, 1634-1820 is a compilation of all marriages recorded in church records and other documents on deposit at the Hall of Records in Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. In general, the marriage records were extracted from parish registers, ministers’ returns of licenses, and printed sources, including the Maryland Historical Magazine and the Archives of Maryland. Also included are marriages recorded in the registers of certain individual ministers that are not housed in either of the above repositories. Besides giving the names of the bride and groom and the date of the marriage, entries also note places of origin, parentage, and previous marital status.

Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759 provides comprehensive genealogical data on the hundreds of families and thousands of individuals who settled in the county during the first hundred years of its existence. Parish registers, administration bonds, wills, and inventories were used as the nucleus for each family group, while court records and deeds were combed for supplementary data. In general, family histories commence with the Baltimore County progenitor and continue for about three generations.

Maryland Genealogies is composed of articles that originally appeared in the Maryland Historical Magazine, the well-known journal of the Maryland Historical Society. The first volume of the Magazine contained accounts of the Brooke and Tilghman families, and in fact since 1906 the Magazine has included articles on families from all parts of the state--from the Goldsboroughs, Lloyds, and Tilghmans of the Eastern Shore, to the Lowndes, Spriggs, and Taskers of southern Maryland; from the Todds, Merrymans, and Gists of central Maryland, to the Brengles and Fritchies of western Maryland--nearly 100 articles in all, naming 15,000 persons. Most of the articles begin with the first member of the family in Maryland and trace descendants in the male line down to the early 18th century. The format is the so-called New England Register plan, with the immigrant ancestor described, then his children, his grandchildren, and so on, generation by generation.

All names mentioned in the combined works are accessible on this CD via a single, electronic index.

Maryland Settlers and Soldiers

*Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church (2 vols.)
*Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution
*Maryland Revolutionary Records
*Revolutionary Records of Maryland
*Orderly Book of the Maryland Loyalists Regiment
*Marriages and Deaths from the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839
*Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, 1796-1816
*Index to Marriages and Deaths in the "Baltimore Sun," 1837-1850
*Index to Marriages and Deaths in the "Baltimore Sun," 1851-1860
*A Record of Interments at the Friends Burial Ground, Baltimore, Maryland
*Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815
*Index of Marriage Licenses, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1777-1886
*The British Invasion of Maryland, 1812-1815
*Roster of Civil War Soldiers from Washington County, Maryland
*Civil War Burials in Baltimore's Loudon Park Cemetery

Massachusetts and Maine Families, 1650s-1930s

This CD contains images of the pages of two important works, Leonard Smith's Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy and Walter Goodwin Davis's Massachusetts and Maine Families, which between them refer to approximately 80,000 individuals.

Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy is based on a little-known series of 108 pamphlets published at Yarmouthport by Charles W. Swift in the early part of this century. Although contributors to the Cape Cod Library included many celebrated New England genealogists whose work in original Cape Cod records is showcased here, the series never reached a large audience, and it is today virtually inaccessible. No library in the country holds the complete collection of 108 pamphlets. With great diligence, however, Col. Smith put together a complete collection for himself, arranged the pamphlets in the order in which they were published, and then, to make the material usable, compiled an index of names. In just over 2,000 pages he managed to put together a reference work that compensates for the chronic shortage of printed Cape Cod source material, for in spite of the destruction of the Barnstable County Courthouse in 1827, and similar disasters among the town records of Chatham and Yarmouth, many important Cape Cod records still exist; it's just that very few of them had ever been printed.

One of the monuments of twentieth-century genealogy, and the greatest multi-ancestor series ever published in American genealogy, Walter Goodwin Davis's Massachusetts and Maine Families treats all 180 families deriving from each of his sixteen great-great-grandparents. Almost anyone with considerable New England ancestry--and as many as 100 million living Americans, about 40 percent of the population, have some colonial New England forebears--will descend from one or more, often a dozen or more, of the 180 families covered here. One hundred fourteen of these families lived mostly in Massachusetts, while the bulk of the remainder lived in Maine. Most of the 114 Massachusetts families resided in Essex County, a few in Middlesex or Plymouth counties, or in Boston. Thus Massachusetts and Maine Families is largely a compendium of "North of Boston" families. It is a superb and authoritative work, compiled by a man considered to be one of the outstanding genealogists of the twentieth century and who was recently inducted into the National Genealogical Society's Hall of Fame.

For purposes of manufacturing this CD, every page of the above two works, originally published in multiple volumes, has been electronically scanned, and for your convenience an electronic name index is provided to enable you to search for your ancestors quickly and easily.

Massachusetts Genealogical Records    

*Pioneers of Massachusetts
*List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691
*Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800
*Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699
*Boston Births, 1700-1800
*Boston Marriages from 1700-1809 (2 vols.)
*Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
*Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
*Soldiers in King Philip's War
*Port Arrivals and Immigrants to the City of Boston, 1715-1716 & 1762-1769
*The Genealogical Advertiser: A Quarterly Magazine of Family History
*The Loyalists of Massachusetts
*Heads of Families: Massachusetts 1790 Census
*Index to the 1800 Census of Massachusetts
*An Index of Pioneers from Massachusetts to the West
*Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia . . . War of 1812-1814
*A List of Alien Passengers . . . 1847 to 1851

Massachusetts Probate, Town, and Vital Records

*History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts with Genealogical Registers, by Justin Winsor
*History of Haverhill, Massachusetts from its First Settlement . . . , by George W. Chase
*History of Scituate, Massachusetts from its First Settlement to 1831, by Samuel Deane
*History of Stoneham, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches . . . , by William B. Stevens
*Records of the Town of Plymouth, by William T. Davis. 3 vols.
*Vital Records of the Town of Plymouth, by Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr.
*Vital Records of the Towns of Barnstable and Sandwich, by Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr.
*Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans, by Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr.
*Vital Records of the Town of Fairhaven, by Col. Leonard H. Smith and Dorothy M. Boyer
*Vital Records of the Town of Middleborough, by Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr.
*Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745, by Peter Rounds
*Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1745-1762, by Peter Rounds
*Suffolk County Wills, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Mayflower Vital Records, Deeds, and Wills, 1600s-1900s

This CD contains images of the pages of the following works by Susan Roser: Mayflower Increasings, Mayflower Marriages, Mayflower Births and Deaths, and Mayflower Deeds and Probates. Combined, the records refer to 85,000 persons descended from Mayflower passengers. With the added convenience of an index that covers all four books, this collection is essential for any serious Mayflower research. Mrs. Roser compiled these books by extracting birth, death, marriage, deed, and probate records from the "Bowman Files." Researchers will appreciate that George Ernest Bowman was a genealogist who spent fifty years tracing the families of Mayflower passengers, amassing more than 20,000 pages of documented records.

Spanning as many as ten generations, the information given for each individual varies, depending on the book from which it was extracted. For example, from Mayflower Increasings you can find names, dates, locations, spouses, children, and sources for locating additional records. Mayflower Marriages provides names, dates, and sources, as well as lines of descent within each marriage. From Mayflower Births and Deaths you get names, dates, and locations at the time of death. Finally, records in Mayflower Deeds and Probates give information such as names, occupations, residences, names of witnesses and heirs, and more.

Midwest Pioneers

*A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, by William Bryan and Robert Rose
*An Index of Pioneers from Massachusetts to the West, by Charles Flagg
*Detroit River Connections, by Judy Jacobson
*Illinois Census Returns, 1810 [and] 1818, by Margaret Cross Norton
*Illinois Census Returns, 1820, by Margaret Cross Norton
*Roster of Soldiers . . . of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, by Mrs. Roscoe O'Byrne
*Missouri Marriages Before 1840, by Susan Ormesher
*Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860, by Clara Hamlett Robertson
*Michigan Military Records, by Sue Silliman
*Pioneer Families of the Midwest, by Blanche Lea Walden
*Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois, by Harriet Walker
*Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana, by Margaret Waters

New England Families #2

This Family Archive CD--another collaboration between GPC and Broderbund Software--contains electronically searchable text of the First and Third series of William Cutter's popular compendium New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial. The eight volumes that make up these two distinct series contain about 2,000 genealogies and refer to approximately 20,000 related individuals.

Between 1913 and 1916, William Richard Cutter, one-time corresponding secretary of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, published four separate four-volume series of books entitled New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial. The First Series, published in 1913, featured genealogical and biographical essays on 1,000 New England families. The Second Series (1914), while containing some families not found in the 1913 series, is substantially similar to its predecessor. The Fourth Series (1916) is essentially a collection of biographies and does not command quite the same level of interest among genealogists as the other series. The Third Series (1915), however, is comprised of 1,000 additional genealogical and biographical essays not found in the First Series, and thus the First and the Third series--the two most genealogically significant series--are included in this Family Archive CD.

The content and arrangement of the two series are very similar. Each sketch provides the derivation of the surname featured in the sketch. The family history is then traced forward from the earliest known ancestor to the family member featured in the sketch, for whom, in turn, a biography is provided. This is followed, frequently, by additional genealogical lines linked to the subject of the essay. In general, the essays cover the length and breadth of New England ancestry from the colonial period through the early twentieth century, and they also serve to illustrate the influence of New England in the settlement of states to the west. While many of these sketches trace family lines back to 16th-century England and others brim with Mayflower connections and ties to the early Puritan settlers of the region, this collection is a totally unique assemblage of New England genealogies.

New Jersey Biographical Index

This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the recently published New Jersey Biographical Index. The Index is a comprehensive finding-aid for 100,000 New Jersey biographies--in effect an index to the biographical contents of 237 collective sources. These 237 publications, nearly 2,000 separate volumes, are of various kinds: biographical cyclopedias, histories with biographical components, certain annual reports and other serials, selected periodicals, and other collective biographical sources. The subject of each of the 100,000 biographies is first identified by his full name and his dates of birth and death, following which is a citation to the publication in which his biography appears.

Although this work was compiled over a period of forty years, and is quite comprehensive as far as it goes, researchers must bear in mind that it is primarily an index of biographies that appear in collective sources, not of single-volume biographies. It is thus the quickest and most comprehensive means of gaining access to biographical data found in hundreds of collective works, and is therefore a useful, powerful tool for New Jersey research.

New York in the Colonial Wars, the Revolution, and the War of 1812    

Consisting of six authoritative works, this Family Archive CD identifies approximately 225,000 New Yorkers who fought in the colonial wars, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. First among these books, in point of time, is the two-volume work originally published by the State Historian's Office called New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775. Incorporating a variety of records, including pay rolls, size rolls, petitions, minutes of meetings and official proceedings, journals, correspondence, and various field reports, this official record of New York's colonial militia lists members of militia companies which were raised to quell mutinies, insurrections, and uprisings, or to do battle with the French and Indians and to protect New York's borders--usually from French and Iroquois incursions or threatened hostilities from Connecticut. At a minimum, each militiaman is noted in connection with his date of enlistment, his company, his rank, and his place of residence, with additional information giving his place of birth, age, occupation, height, and physical description.

Of equal, if not greater, importance is New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, by James A. Roberts and Frederick G. Mather. Second only to Massachusetts in furnishing troops for the Revolutionary War, New York put at least 43,000 men in the field, all of whom are identified in this work from original muster rolls and pay rolls in the State Comptroller's Office. Several other works had identified New York soldiers of the Revolution, but this is the only one to be based on original papers and documents, and is therefore the single indisputable authority on its subject. In a supplementary volume, also included on this CD, an additional 8,000 soldiers are identified from Land Bounty Papers which were later found in the Comptroller's Office. The purpose of the supplementary volume was to supply a complete resume of the records in the Comptroller's Office and to furnish a documentary history of the war as it was conducted in New York, which was by far the most active theater of operations in the entire Revolutionary War.

Based on records ranging from diaries to orderly books, from recruitment lists to war claims, and from biographies to histories, the other books included on this CD are:

*The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut
*Muster and Pay Rolls of the Revolution [New-York Historical Society]
*Orderly Books of the Three Battalions of Loyalists
*Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812

North Carolina Wills, 1665-1900    

Originally published by GPC, the four titles reproduced on this Family Archive CD name approximately 135,000 individuals who are cited in wills, administrations, and inventories recorded in the probate records of North Carolina between 1665 and 1900. Probate records are among the very best genealogical sources because they provide "proof" of family relationships. Accessed by a single electronic index, the four titles on this CD are as follows:

North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900, by Thornton W. Mitchell
Naming 75,000 persons who died and left wills in North Carolina, this may be the most important finding-aid in North Carolina genealogy. Gives name, date, location of will, and book and page number of the will book.

Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1663-1760, by J. Bryan Grimes
Based on wills found in the Office of the Secretary of State of North Carolina this work furnishes such information as date of probate, place of residence, names of family members, and bequests.

An Abstract of North Carolina Wills . . . 1760-1800, by Fred A. Olds
Supplementing Grimes' work on state wills, this work contains abstracts of wills, 1760-1800, that were recorded on the county level for the entire state of North Carolina.

North Carolina Wills and Inventories, by J. Bryan Grimes
This book contains the full text of selected wills and inventories of North Carolina's pre-Revolutionary War families. Gives names of family members, relationships, date of probate, etc.

Notable British Families    

Since the 1820s the Burke family has produced a series of world-renowned books dealing with British nobility, aristocracy, and landed gentry. Beginning with Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (1826), followed by the four-volume set of Burke's Commoners (later called Burke's Landed Gentry), and extending right up to the present time with the most recent edition of Burke's Peerage (no longer a family effort, however), Burke's publications have dominated the field of British and Anglo-American genealogy. With only a few exceptions, a typical Burke publication contains many hundreds of narrative pedigrees, each beginning with a biographical sketch of the principal subject, a description or illustration of his coat of arms, and a listing of marriages, children, and dates and places of birth and death in successive generations. Most pedigrees also contain details pertaining to education, occupation, honors, collateral families, and places of birth, residence, and death.

Along with an electronic search engine, or index, this Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the most celebrated works ever published by Burke's (excepting only the various Burke's Peerage volumes). While most of the volumes included here deal with British lineages, at least two of the volumes deal with the British origins of American families. The following books, naming over 550,000 individuals, are included on this CD:

Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: Adapted from the 16th edition of Burke's Landed Gentry, this works gives the lineages of 1,600 American families with British ancestry and names 50,000 related individuals. All articles are drawn up along the lines of other Burke's publications except that descendants in the female line are not excluded from the pedigree.

The Prominent Families of the United States of America: Thought to be one of the most authoritative volumes of its kind, this work contains the lineage records of historically prominent American families, most of British ancestry. Hundreds of pedigrees are included, each beginning with the living subject and showing his descent from the earliest known ancestor.

A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire: Lineage records of 2,000 peerages--dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons--that are now extinct. Lineages commence with the first known representative of the line and are carried through successive generations up to the extinction of the title.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland: Lineage records of 1,000 holders of the Order of Baronet whose titles were dormant or extinct by 1841. Each article follows the baronet's lineage from its creation to its extinction, providing details of education, service, occupation, collateral families, and places of birth, residence, and death.

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: This is the classic work on British heraldry, hailed as a monument when it was first published and never superseded. It is arranged alphabetically by family name and provides descriptions of 70,000 coats of arms. Also included are sections on royal heraldry and the orders of knighthood, as well as a dictionary of heraldic terms, an illustrated glossary, and a list of mottoes.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: This four-volume work is the standard genealogical guide to the lineage records of families in Great Britain and Ireland who had extensive land holdings and official rank but who did not have inheritable titles (the so-called landed gentry). Naming 50,000 individuals, each lineage identifies the earliest ancestor of record and proceeds in a straight line of descent, enumerating births, marriages, and deaths in successive generations.

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry: Provides lineage records of many of the leading colonial families of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa, and other parts of the British Empire.

Burke's Family Records: Traces the descent of "junior," or cadet, houses of the British nobility. Coats of arms are provided along with details respecting lineages.

Notes and Queries Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania

This CD offers unprecedented advantages and savings to anyone undertaking research in central Pennsylvania. Comprising a total of twelve volumes, Egle’s celebrated Notes and Queries is the most important multi-volume work on the genealogy, biography, and history of central Pennsylvania ever published. Included in its nearly 5,000 pages are a vast number of genealogies, family sketches, and biographies, as well as extensive lists of early settlers and soldiers of the various wars, including the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. In addition, the work encompasses an impressive array of genealogical source records--early wills, church records, marriage and death records, tax lists, and lists of early immigrants and frontiersmen.

For fast and easy access, all names mentioned in the twelve volumes of Egle’s Notes and Queries are available on this CD via a single, electronic index, which is based on the renowned two-volume index prepared by the Decatur [Illinois] Genealogical Society in 1982 and 1986. As a point of interest Notes and Queries was originally published between 1879 and 1895 as a series of newspaper columns in the Harrisburg Daily Telegraph, then carried forward and published in five annual volumes between 1896 and 1900. The columns (and offprints of the columns which appeared in pamphlet form) were reprinted in seven volumes between the years 1894 and 1896; thus, with the five annual volumes for 1896-1900, the complete set of Notes and Queries which appears on this CD totals twelve volumes.

Ohio Land and Tax Records

*Early Ohio Settlers: Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, by Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry
Contains a complete list of the 25,000 persons who bought land in southwestern Ohio and eastern Indiana through the Cincinnati Land Office between 1800 and 1840.

*Early Ohio Settlers: Purchasers of Land in East and East Central Ohio, 1800-1840, by Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry
Contains a list of 22,700 persons who bought land in east and east central Ohio through the Zanesville and the Steubenville Land Offices.

*Early Ohio Settlers: Purchasers of Land in Southeastern Ohio, 1800-1840, by Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry
Contains a list of 7,500 persons who bought land in southeastern Ohio through the Marietta Land Office, giving date of purchase, place of residence, etc.

*Early Ohio Tax Records, by Esther Weygant Powell
Presents a county-by-county list of Ohio residents from about 1820 to 1825. Along with the 1801 tax list of the Virginia Military District it contains the names of about 50,000 taxpayers in the seventy-five counties covered. Also contains lists of original proprietors and settlers, holders of military warrants, voters' lists, and householders' lists.

*First Ownership of Ohio Lands, by Albion M. Dyer
Names the original proprietors of The Ohio Company, 1788-1792, giving place of residence, name of agency, number of slaves owned, etc.

Ohio Vital Records, #1. 1800-1850

This CD contains images of the pages of the two-volume set Gateway to the West, originally published by GPC. Combined, these books refer to more than 93,000 individuals. What you can learn about each person varies, but this CD offers a wide variety of genealogical source materials, including marriage records, indexes to estates, will abstracts, death, cemetery, and divorce records, indenture and apprenticeship records, baptisms, land grants, ministers' licenses, minute books, deed abstracts, partition records, guardianships, and naturalization records. The majority of these materials cover the years 1800 to 1850 and are from 76 of Ohio's 88 counties! For convenience, an alphabetical name index is included on the CD.

Ohio Vital Records, #2. 1750s-1880s

This Family Archive CD contains images from the pages of the following three books originally published by GPC: (1) Ohio Cemetery Records, (2) Ohio Marriages, and (3) Ohio Source Records. Comprised of articles that originally appeared in either The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly or The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly, the records name approximately 71,000 individuals. Articles in Ohio Cemetery Records consist mainly of tombstone inscriptions and usually give age and date of death and sometimes names of children, spouses, and parents. Articles in Ohio Marriages provide the names of the bride and groom and the date and place of marriage. Ohio Source Records, on the other hand, contains a wide variety of materials, including family histories, Bible records, will abstracts, vital records, newspaper abstracts, and tax lists.

Ontario and Nova Scotia Settlers, 1796-1860

While there is no single body of records that identifies all immigrants and settlers in Nova Scotia and Ontario before Confederation in 1867, the six books included on this CD comprise the largest pool of information on early Canadian settlers available, naming over 130,000 settlers from Ireland, Scotland, England, and colonial America, many of them Loyalists from disbanded regiments or pro-British refugees fleeing New York and New England. Based on the best primary and secondary sources available, these works contain a mix of data featuring name, occupation, residence, place of origin, age, family members, name of ship, date of arrival, military affiliation, and land grants. As a group, they form a virtual encyclopedia of early Nova Scotia and Ontario families.

Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867, by Leonard and Norma Smith, contains data abstracted from dozens of manuscript repositories, including the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and archives in Fredericton, Church Point, Ottawa, Boston, London, and Paris. Also included is data from over 450 articles in Nova Scotia periodicals.

Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867, Volume II, by Leonard and Norma Smith, identifies immigrants recorded in selected periodicals published outside Nova Scotia. Designed to help researchers untangle Nova Scotia roots, this volume and the one described above may be viewed as the starting point in Nova Scotia immigration research.

Yarmouth Nova Scotia Genealogies, by George S. Brown, is a collection of 186 articles that were originally published in the Yarmouth Herald between 1896 and 1910. Naming some 60,000 individuals, Brown's columns focus on New England families who migrated to Nova Scotia around the time of the Revolutionary War, tracing them from their earliest known origins down to the end of the 19th century. With additional articles containing selected Yarmouth source records, this is clearly the pre-eminent work on Nova Scotia genealogy.

Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia, by Marion Gilroy, encompasses all surviving information on the 10,000 Loyalists who were eligible for land in Nova Scotia. Each Loyalist is identified by name, date and site of grant, acreage, and, in some cases, the individual's military rank.

Early Ontario Settlers, by Norman Crowder, contains official records of the early settlers of Upper Canada, or Ontario, for the years 1783 to 1789, chiefly population returns, provisioning lists, settlers' location lists, and lists of immigrant arrivals. The information provided ranges from a record of the Niagara region of 1783, which lists family members and their respective ages, to a 1789 return of disbanded troops and Loyalists in the Detroit region. The bulk of these early settlers were discharged servicemen, refugees, or American Loyalists who had served with the Royal Highland Emigrants, the King's Royal Regiment of New York, Butler's Rangers, Jessup's Loyal Rangers, or James Rogers' King's Rangers, among other units.

Ontario People: 1796-1803, by E. Keith Fitzgerald, is primarily a transcription of the District Loyalist Rolls of 1796, giving information on Loyalists and refugees entitled to hold land in light of their oath of allegiance to the British Crown. Also included is supplementary data from the author's own research, making this book a particularly valuable source of information on the early inhabitants of Ontario.

Pennsylvania Biographies and Genealogies, 1600s-1800s

A unique blend of family history and biography, this CD names 315,000 individuals who lived primarily in southeastern and southwestern Pennsylvania during the colonial and early federal periods. Brought to life in an exhaustive series of historical sketches, essays, biographies, and genealogies, these early Pennsylvanians (mainly Quakers, Scotch-Irish, and Germans) are the ancestors of hundreds of thousands of individuals living today and are a reminder of our cultural diversity. The numerous volumes of biographies, county histories, and genealogies which were drawn on in the compilation of this CD were originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, and all seventeen volumes--available on this CD at a fraction of their original cost--are now conveniently accessed by means of a single electronic index.

Typically, the biographical sketches mention the date and place of birth and marriage of an individual, the name of his wife and the names of his children, the names with dates and places of birth of his parents and often grandparents, sometimes the name of the first ancestor in America, and details of religion, education, military service, occupation, home, and residence. Details of this kind are usually wide-ranging and anecdotal, enabling descendants to ascertain something of the manner and habits of their ancestors

Pennsylvania Colonial Records

*Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania
*Index to Pennsylvania's Colonial Records Series
*Early Pennsylvania Land Records
*Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania
*Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775
*Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania, 1740-1773
*Names of Persons Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania Between the Years 1777 and 1789
*Abstracts from Ben Franklin's "Pennsylvania Gazette," 1728-1748
*Abstracts from "The Pennsylvania Gazette," 1748-1755
*Genealogical Abstracts from "The American Weekly Mercury," 1719-1746

Pennsylvania German Church Records, 1729-1870

This CD contains images of the pages of all three volumes of Pennsylvania German Church Records originally published by GPC. The volumes include all the church records ever published in the Proceedings and Addresses of the Pennsylvania German Society. The records, which include births, baptisms, marriages, and burials, identify people and their relationships to one another--not only parents and children, husbands and wives, but witnesses and sponsors as well. The records refer to approximately 91,000 individuals and are indispensable to anyone interested in Pennsylvania-German origins. An alphabetical name index of all three volumes is included on the CD.

Pennsylvania Vital Records

Originally published in three volumes by GPC, this is a collection of every article about births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths that ever appeared in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. Referring to more than 87,000 individuals, Pennsylvania Vital Records is one of the largest bodies of Pennsylvania source materials ever published. The records date from 1701 to 1882 and cover all regions of Pennsylvania. For the period prior to 1820, they offer researchers one of the best opportunities for making ancestral connections in Pennsylvania. The records in this collection were extracted from church registers, court records, records of local officials, ministers' records, newspapers, and gravestone inscriptions. For your convenience, a name index spans all three volumes.

Revolutionary War Pension Records

The following is a list of the publications on which this CD is based: (1) The Pension Lists of 1792-1795, (2) Index to U.S. Invalid Pension Records, 1801-1815, (3) Revolutionary Pensioners: A Transcript of the Pension List of the United States for 1813, (4) Revolutionary Pensioners of 1818, (5) The Pension List of 1820, (6) The Pension Roll of 1835 (4 vols.), (7) A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1840, (8) Pensioners of the Revolutionary War Struck off the Roll, and (9) Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions.

Scotch-Irish Settlers in America


*Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America, by Charles K. Bolton

*The Scotch-Irish, Or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America, by Charles A. Hanna. 2 vols.

*The Scotch-Irish in America, by Henry Jones Ford

*Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County, 1745-1800, by Lyman Chalkley. 3 vols.

*Pennsylvania Genealogies, Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German, by William Henry Egle

*The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania, by Wayland F. Dunaway

*Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, by David Dobson

*Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772, by Jean Stephenson

*Vital Records of Londonderry, New Hampshire, 1719-1910, by Daniel G Annis

Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s. The Collected Works of David Dobson

*The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783
*The Original Scots Colonists . . . Supplement, 1607-1707
*The Original Scots Colonists . . . Caribbean Supplement, 1611-1707
*Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. 7 vols.
*Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830
*Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830
*Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
*Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America
*Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857
*Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875

Southern Genealogies    

This GPC/Broderbund CD is a blockbuster. It contains images of the pages of two classic works on Southern genealogy, namely, John Bennett Boddie's 23-volume Historical Southern Families and Zella Armstrong's 6-volume Notable Southern Families. The combined works deal with hundreds of Southern families and provide information on approximately l50,000 individuals.

Boddie's Historical Southern Families, begun in 1957, has long been considered the foundation of Southern genealogy--the product of impeccable research and outstanding scholarship. Boddie himself was a Fellow of the American Society of genealogists (limited to fifty members) and one of the few Americans ever inducted as a Fellow into the Society of Genealogists (London). Although his 23-volume series was completed after his death by his wife, the same high standards that characterized the earlier volumes are present in the later ones.

Each volume contains a number of lineages that run from a few pages each to as many as several dozen, and in some cases, over a hundred pages. Thoroughly researched--often compiled in collaboration with the descendants of the families themselves--these genealogies are models of authority and scholarship and cover multiple generations of many of the largest and best-known families in the South. Writing in the April-June (1968) issue of the distinguished journal The Virginia Genealogist, a reviewer commented that "those undertaking research on Southern families, and particularly those of Virginia, will find an examination of these volumes a necessary first step in their investigations."

Zella Armstrong's Notable Southern Families was begun in 1918 and completed in 1932. It comprises a large collection of family histories that refer to thousands of persons of Cavalier, Scotch-Irish, and Huguenot descent, the one common denominator being the milieu of the South. In almost every instance family lines are brought down to the early 20th century, each line convincingly developed after a thorough study of court records, histories, family bibles, and miscellaneous family documents. Although the primary aim of the work is to trace the colonial or Revolutionary settler and his American progeny, treatment is sometimes given to the European forebears of the original settler. Each genealogy is carefully developed, giving all names in both collateral and direct lines of descent, dates and places of birth, marriage, and death, places of residence, and all other particulars of genealogical significance.

In preparing this work, Miss Armstrong drew on the services of a large group of specialists, in some instances publishing their findings in entirety, and in the case of Volume V--covering the Crockett family and connecting lines--actually collaborating with Janie Preston Collup French (who incidentally contributed the entire contents of Volume VI). The net result is a product of enduring reference value.

For purposes of manufacturing this CD, every page of these two multi-volume works has been electronically scanned; and for convenience an electronic name index is provided to enable you to search for your ancestors quickly and easily


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