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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
*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
*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
*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
*Bergen Records: Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of
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
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
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
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
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
*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
*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
*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
*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.
*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
*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.
*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
*Chronicles of the First Planters . . . of Massachusetts Bay, by
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.
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
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
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"
*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:
*Index to the 1800 Census of South Carolina
*A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South
*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
*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
*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
*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,
*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
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.
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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
*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.
* 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 . . .
* Passenger Arrivals at the
Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819, ed. Michael Tepper and Elizabeth P.
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
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
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
*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
*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
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
*Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the
*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 &
*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.
*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
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.
*A History of Pioneer Families of Missouri, by William Bryan and
*An Index of Pioneers from Massachusetts to the West, by Charles
*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
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
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
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
North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900, by Thornton W.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
*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
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
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
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.
*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.
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
*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
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
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