The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 47, 1893

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Heritage Books, 2016 M09 29 - 610 pages

This quarterly journal, commonly called simply "The Register," is certainly the oldest, and arguably the best, genealogical periodical published in the United States. Within its volumes researchers will find some of the most valuable genealogical compilations and source record transcriptions to be found anywhere. It is difficult, one might even say foolhardy, to attempt to do research on New England families without reference to this important series. However, copies of the original editions of these volumes are becoming increasingly difficult to find, so Heritage Books has reprinted the early volumes of this important serial in order to make them more accessible to the rank and file genealogist. Each volume has an index, and in addition, a comprehensive index to the first fifty volumes is also available. In the description below it is only possible to touch on some of the main articles--each volume also contains much additional material. Register, Volume XLVII, 1893 Genealogies: Dolbeare; Weaver (New York); Snow; Crane; Gillet; Aspinwall; Jones; Remick; Hooker. Biographical sketches: Gen. Nathaniel Peabody; Griffith Bowen; John Mousall; Thomas Venner. Other records: memoir of Nathaniel Foster Safford; certificates of Head Rights in Virginia; memoir of Gen. William Hull; letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook; Mather family wills; memoir of Jeremiah Colburn; New Jersey cavalry 1794.

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