SOCCGS CD DESCRIPTIVE LIST

(As of August 1, 2008)

(Listed Numerically by CD Number)

CD# TITLE

#001 Marriage Index: Louisiana: 1718-1925 (case 11)

This Family Archive indexes approximately 570,000 individuals who were married in 58 selected parishes (counties) in Louisiana. Records begin as early as 1718 in St. Helens Parish. There are no records for any parishes for the years 1719-1727 and 1729-1733. After 1734, there is a general increase in records throughout the state, and the collection continues into the mid-1900s. Most of these records were compiled from courthouse marriage records. For pre-1850 marriages, it is better to use Family Archive 227, because it is more comprehensive for that time period. Family Archive 227 includes everything that is available on Family Archive 1, plus some additional information.

Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#002 Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN: 1720-1926 (case 11)

This CD contains indexes to marriage records for selected years from 221 selected counties in five states: Illinois (19), Indiana (51), Kentucky (67), Ohio (39), and Tennessee (45). There are approximately 738,000 individuals referenced, starting as early as 1720 and continuing to the early 1900s. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#003 Marriage Index: AL, GA, SC: 1641-1944 (case 11)

This Family Archive contains indexes to marriage records for selected counties and years from 114 counties in Alabama (32) and Georgia (82). County records were not used for South Carolina; instead, other sources containing marriage records were compiled. Approximately 379,000 individuals are referenced, starting as early as 1641 and continuing to the mid-1900s. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#005 Marriage Index: AR, MO, MS, TX: 1766-1981 (case 11)

This Family Archive contains indexes to marriage records for selected counties and years from 161 counties in four states: Arkansas (11), Mississippi (83), Missouri (24), and Texas (82). Approximately 1,047,000 individuals are referenced, beginning as early as 1766 and continuing to 1981. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#006 Marriage Index: Arkansas: 1779-1992 (case 11)

This Family Archive contains indexes to marriage records for selected counties and years from 19 counties in the state of Arkansas. Approximately 308,000 individuals are referenced.

#011 New Netherland Vital Records 1600s (case 6)

This data set represents over 1,793 families in the present area of New York and New Jersey, as well as parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Spanning 1613 to 1674, this is rich and detailed family pedigree information. Because so few American records are available from this time period, the data takes on heightened significance. Given that these records start so early in American history and are quite thorough, a large portion of United States residents will have at least one ancestor in this group. While the information that you'll learn from this data set varies, you can often learn:
• Names of family members
• Ages of family members
• Locations of events
• Dates of vital events
• Native towns of origin
• Approximate arrival date in America


What are the data sources for this product?
Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherland, From 1613 to 1674. Volumes I-IV. Created by David M. Riker, chairman of the Genealogy Committee of the Holland Society of New York.

#015 Family Pedigrees, Everton Publishers: 1500-1900 (case 10)

This Family Archive contains approximately 100,000 family groupings from Everton's Family File Volumes 1 and 2 and "Roots" Cellar Volume 1, providing information on about 1 million individuals total. Most of these groupings are from the United States and Europe, but some are from Latin America, Canada, the Pacific Islands, and Asia

#017 Birth Records: United States / Europe: 900-1880 (case 7)

#019 Egle's Notes and Queries of Pennsylvania, 1700s-1800s

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

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

 

#022 International Records: English Settlers in Barbados (case 10)

Settled by the British in 1627, Barbados was home to many inhabitants who later relocated 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. As a result, many families can trace their origins in the New World first to Barbados.

This data set contains page images from six volumes compiled by Joanne McRee Sanders and published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Barbados's surviving parish registers were copied during the mid-19th century and are now housed in the Barbados Department of Archives. The information compiled and presented in these volumes was taken from those registers. Information available varies by record type, and great deal of instructive material can be found in the Foreword or Preface to each volume. Approximately 200,000 individuals are referenced in these baptism, marriage, and probate source records.

What are the data sources for this product?
Produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company, the following volumes are included in this data set:

#113 217 Family History Genealogy Books (case 4)

This Family Archive contains the full text from 217 actual book titles. All sources have been preserved as originally published. The wide coverage of the Family Archive emphasizes New England and the Eastern Seaboard.

The Compendium section includes corrected versions of Virkus: Abridged Compendium of

American Genealogy (Volume 1), and Savage: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers

of New England (Volumes 1-4).

What are the data sources for this product?

Autobiographies:

ANDERSON, Melissa Genett, CAMPBELL, Josiah , FISHER, Milton M., FORBES, Amy Dickerson

GLADE, Jessie Coleman, LINDENMUTH, John Michael, MARSH, Theodore Barton, McCOLLOM, Albert O. (War letters), MILNER, Edwin W., RETZALFF, Louise Brandenburger, ROESCH, Philip, ROOD, Eva Collette, SCOVILLE, Adaline Ballou, SHAUP, Mathew (Will), SPENCER Records, Ohio Valley Frontier (1766 - 1795), SUNDSTROM, Carl August (Diary 1845 - 1876), WARE, Robert Watt (Boyhood Memories)

Biographies:

ALGER, Fanny, ARNOLD, Delevan, AYRES, Abigail, BACHILER, Stephen, BAUM, Martin, BAUR, Simon A., BEHUNIN, Isaac, BEHUNIN, Isaac (written by a different author), BERRIO Villavicenci, BLOOM, George, Grenadier, BRADLEY, Dan, Judge, BRADLEY, Emelie Royce, BRAXTAN, Thomas (1745 - 1815), BRENDEN, Torger and Bertha, BRIGGS, Mildred Sawin, BROWN, James, CALL, Israel, CARY, Archibald, CHASE, Philander, CHAUNCEY, Nathaniel, CHRISTENSEN, Mads, 1825 – 1914, CLINE, Ulysses S., life of, CORDERY, MARY ANN, funeral services, CRANE, James, His three wives, DAVIDSON, John, DAVIS, Mary Kille, DILWORTH, Eliza Wollerton, DYER, Alfred Robert, FOX, JOHN, JR., 1862 – 1919, GALLOP, John, GOURGAS, John James Joseph, 1777 – 1865, GREEN, Enoch, GREGERSON, Andrew, Ferdinand, HARRIS, Edward, HATCH, Edith Fearnley, HATCH, Ira, HATCH, Orin Perry, HIEBERT, Abraham, HIEBERT, Abraham (in German), HOWARD, William Alanson, HYDE, William, obituary, IPSON, Neils Peter, 1833 – 1910, JENKIN, James, JENSON, Ellen Lovisa Anderson, JOHNSON, Francis Marion, KEMP, James Furman, KNOWLTON, Minerva E. Richards, 1828 – 1911, KNUDSON, Helen Belinda Olsen, LARSON, Alof – Biography, LEASER, Frederick, Dedication of the Memorial, LEATHERS, Harrison, LOTHROPP, John, LOWELL, James Russell, MADISON, James, MASON, Samuel (1739 - 1803), MERKLEY, Christopher, 1808, MILES, Edwin, Pittsburgh, PA, MILLER, Reverend Moses, MONTGOMERY, john, 1717 – 1802, MORTON, john, MOSS, Annie Lunett(a) Jones, NICOLA, Lewis, Colonel, ONSON, Samuel C., PACKER, Asa, PLATT, Berrien, POCAHONTAS, POELLNITZ, Baron, 1734 – 1801, PRICE, George Washington, REDD, Lemuel Hardison, RICE, Marcellus Moss, RICH, Mary Ann Phelps, RICHARDS, Emily Sophia Tanner, ROBISON, Lucretia Hancock, ROYER, B. Franklin, M.D., SALISBURY, Elizabeth Hoskins, 1829 – 1918, SCHRAMM, Jakob, SEAMAN, Alice Wright, 1849 – 1948, SEARS, Lee Marie Hogan, SHANE, Timothy and Hannah Blunk, SIBLEY, George C., Major, STOWELL, Eugene David, SWAPP, William Hill, TAYLOR, Edwin Erastus, TERRY, Alfred Howe, TETHERON, Soloman, Wagon-Master, TILLOSON, Catherine Hawk, TOLMAN, Margaret Eliza Uttley, TROWBRIDGE, Lucinda, 1782 – 1869, TUMBLESON, Nathaniel, UNGERMAN, Henning Olsen, VAN ARSDOL, Cornelius and Jane, VON STEUBEN, Fredrick Wm., WADDOUPS, William, WALTON, Issac, WARREN, William, WEAVER, Levi B., WEBBER, Mari, WELLES, Thomas- Governor, WESTBROEK, Anthony Janson, WITHERS, Carl

Compendiums:

ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus

SAVAGE, Vol 1 thru 4 Dict. First Settlers of New England

Family Histories:

ABRAMS Family Genealogy, 1745 – 1975, ACKERMAN Family, ALLERTON Family, AXTEL GENEALOGY, Supplement, BAGLEY Family, 1066 – 1958, BAKER Ancestry, BALL, Allen and Descendants, BALLARD Genealogy, BALLOUS in America, An Addendum Vol. 2, BARDWELL/BORDWELL Descendants, 1478, BARKER, Nathan and Descendants, BARROLL, Family, BARTON, John- Descendants of, BATES, Capt. Lemuel, Ancestral Line, BEAL, John-ex. from England to America, BECK Family, BECKER Family, BENNETT, Ernest - Family of, BENNINGTON Family, BERNNECKE, Bertha Elizabeth, BRIGHT (BRECHT), Michael, Descendants, BROD-BRODE-BROAD-and BRODT Families, BRUCES and their ancestry, BRYANT, Thomas, Descendants of, BULL, Thomas and Susannah, Descendants of, BURNSIDE, James Le Roy, Ancestors and Descendants, BURROUGHS, Family Genealogy, BUSBY, Isaac, Descendants of, BYNUM Family, CAFFEY Family, CAHOON, Reynold, CALL, Joseph Holbrook, Descendants, CLOUGH, John- Descendants, COLQUHOUN (CALHOUN) Duncan and Sarah, COMPANY K- Michigan Sharpshooters, COX Families, DELGADO FAMILY, EIGHT SOUTHERN FAMILIES, HOWE Family, HUNTINGTON, Samuel and Family, IRETONS OF KS and OK, JARVIS, Rowling, JELKE and Allied Families, JOHNSON, Rosemary Johnson Fox, JONES, John J., KENNEY - KINNEY Family, KIRK, Joseph Hyrum, LIGGETT History, NEUMAN, William Gottlieb, Family, PAZ SOLDAN Family, PERKINS, Family History, PLAZAERT Family, RYCKEN, HENDRICK, 1663, SUYDAM Family, SHAUP, Mathew, STEVENS Family- Genealogy, STEWART, Robert Looney, TEAPE- A Genealogy, TEAPE, John, Descendants of, TERRY, James, Genealogy, VASSALLS of New England, WAKEFILED,Glen, Ancestors of, WEISER, Conrad, 1696-, WILLEY Chronicle, WISWALL Family, ZAMORANO

Hispanic Histories:

Catholic church records, GARZA and TREVINO surnames, Spanish surnames, Surname listing

Local Histories:

ALABAMA Family Histories, CRAWFORD CO., AR- Notebook, EL RENO, OK- Land District, MARION Farms, Owners of, MARLBOROUGH, Vermont, Local History, MT. ZION Baptist Church, PINETORCH Church, SAYBROOK, CT., - Vital Records, WOODS COUNTY, OK- Directory

Miscellaneous:

APPLICATIONS EMIGRANT ANCESTORS, FUQUA - BARRET FAMILY HERITAGE COLLECTION, HAMPTON INSTITUTE RECORDS

Native American Histories:

BROTHERTOWN INDIANS History, CHEROKEE CLAIMS, CHEROKEE Emigration Records, CHEROKEE History, CHICKASAW Treaties, CHOCTAW and CHICKASAW NATION, CREEK SOLDIER Casualty List, FLORIDA INDIANS Treaties, LAND FRAUD-Senate Doc. #151, MISSION INDIANS of California, OREGON INDIAN TRIBES Treaties, TRIBAL NAMES Handbook

#115 The Genealogists’s All-in –One-Address Book (case 22)

Introduction to The Genealogist's All-in-One Address Book

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Family Archives can simplify genealogical research and save you weeks of research time. This Family Archive CD contains the text of three directories compiled by Elizabeth Petty Bentley: "County Courthouse Book" (2nd edition), "Directory of Family Associations" (1993-1994 edition), and "The Genealogist's Address Book" (3rd edition). The texts of these books were provided by the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. In all, the three books on this CD reference over 21,000 addresses vital to both beginning and experienced researchers at each and every turn of the research process.

For your convenience, Brøderbund Software has provided search capabilities that span all three of the books. However, when you look at the Contents page of this Family Archive, you will not see the title of each book listed. Instead, you will see the sections and chapters from each of the books. They are in an order that will assist you in finding the data you need in the combined books.

Ms. Bentley wishes to thank "the thousands of correspondents who generously took the time to answer my own inquiries. I'm also indebted to the staff of the Connecticut Valley History Museum Library and Archives, the LDS library, the Nielsen Library at Smith College, the Western New England College Law Library, and to Michael Tepper, Eileen Perkins, Joe Garonzik, Marion Hoffman, and Nancy Gillio at the Genealogical Publishing Company. I would welcome additions and corrections to the present text from any readers who may find omissions or errors."

In addition, Ms. Bentley has this to say: "I'm increasingly concerned...at the number of agencies which requested that their

addresses be withheld. They cited the inability of their limited staffs to cope with the mounting demands of genealogists -- hobbyists, in their view, rather than serious scholars. To avoid having even more facilities close their doors, all mail inquiries should be as brief and concise as possible, asking only for specific information, and including a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a donation to offset copying, postage, and research costs or else requesting an estimate or fee schedule before any work is undertaken. Even if an organization has no research services, the contact person may still be able to refer you to a local professional who can help."

If you have suggestions, additions, or corrections, please send them to the following address:

Elizabeth Petty Bentley

45 Southwick Road

Westfield, MA 01085

For Your Information

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"County Courthouse Book" contains addresses, telephone numbers, and descriptions of holdings for U.S. county courthouses. In addition, it includes informative state profiles and cross-references to name changes and extinct towns and counties. You can find information such as the year a county was organized, for what years different types of records are available in a county, and whether any of a county's records have been destroyed. This information is based largely upon responses to questionnaires. Over 4,700 counties, cities, and towns across the country were polled, and nearly sixty-five percent responded, as noted by the asterisks preceding those entries.

The questionnaires requested verification of address, telephone number, and the jurisdiction's date of organization and provenance. In addition, the questionnaires asked how researchers should contact the offices holding land records, vital records, naturalization records, and probate records, as well as the dates covered by the holdings of those offices. Please note that vital records are somewhat under-reported, since some offices did not include marriages in that category. Finally, the questionnaires requested information about the fees for searching and photocopying and restrictions on the records' use.

In "County Courthouse Book," a specific office's address is given only if it is different from the main address. Where the notation "Contact Recorder," "Contact Clerk," etc., appears, contact these officials at the main address. Where a clerk or other official is listed by name, it isn't usually necessary to contact only that person, but to address his or her office.

In a few instances, where only partial information was available from the returned questionnaire or secondary sources, the entry will appear incomplete. In these cases, and in cases where there was no response at all, refer to the summary of judicial organization at the beginning of each state's listing and to other jurisdictions in the state to determine the pattern of record-keeping and the average fees for the area. Note especially whether neighboring counties reported having naturalization records. Many jurisdictions that previously claimed to have none now report finding some. Most naturalizations are now recorded by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, so those that were recorded earlier in the general court dockets, often undifferentiated and unindexed, are rarely consulted now and mostly forgotten.

The information in "County Courthouse Book" is aimed primarily at research that is done by mail, so office hours, per diem reading-room fees, etc. are not listed. Most agencies allow individuals to come and view their records in person. However, they may require positive identification, restrict the availability of fragile originals, and curtail browsing in files containing confidential information. It's always advisable to phone ahead for an appointment before visiting, especially to town offices. If a personal visit is impossible, mailed requests should be kept very specific and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

"Directory of Family Associations" is a collection of information about associations, reunions, surname exchanges, databases on single surnames or related groups, and independent periodicals. (Foreign listings are not included.) It is an excellent resource for making contact with family members, sharing information about family history, finding what family associations and publications exist, 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.

The data in this compilation is also based largely upon responses to direct-mail questionnaires. By their very nature, many of these organizations lack the staffs to answer mail queries, so in numerous instances, information was gleaned from notices appearing in the standard family history journals and newsletters. An asterisk before an entry indicates that the organization responded for either the first or second edition of "Directory of Family Associations".

The questionnaires requested the following information: name and address (both location and mailing address, if these were different), telephone number, contact person (with title), periodical title (if any), frequency of publication, cost of subscription or membership, and some indication of what surnames are included, or if the group is restricted to the descendants of a particular ancestral couple. Naturally, all information is subject to change.

Among those groups and individuals who are listed as publishers of periodicals, there are some whose publications are issued irregularly or for a per-issue price. It's sometimes hard to distinguish between these "periodicals" and published family histories that are updated occasionally. It's also nearly impossible to distinguish by the title between a one-page newsletter, giving nothing more than reunion information, and the more scholarly journals reporting ongoing primary research. Frequency of publication and costs per issue could give a clue; however, that information is not included in this directory because it is so quickly outdated.

In addition, many associations listed may not be primarily genealogical in nature, focusing more on gathering information about the current generations and maintaining social ties among living family members. Perhaps it is better to err by including too many, rather than too few, even if the reference proves to be disappointing in the end.

"The Genealogist's Address Book" is the answer to the question, "What's out there in the world of genealogy? What organizations, institutions, special resources, or publications can help me? Where are they located? Who do I write to or phone?" It puts you in touch with all the key sources of information, providing names, addresses, telephone numbers, contact persons, business hours, and descriptions of holdings for government agencies, societies, libraries, archives, professional bodies, periodicals, newspaper columns, publishers, booksellers, services, databases, bulletin boards, and much more. The "Periodicals and Newsletters" section on this Family Archive CD is an alphabetical list of all of the genealogical periodicals and newsletters mentioned in "The Genealogist's Address Book." If you can't remember the exact name of a publication that you are interested in, you can scroll through this list to jog your memory.

Currently, the scope of "The Genealogist's Address Book" has increased to include a greater variety of historical societies and libraries than in previous years. This is not because these organizations have necessarily expanded their genealogical collections, but because readers requested the information. Perhaps this is because understanding the historical context is critical to rigorous genealogical methods.

The information in "The Genealogist's Address Book" is based largely upon responses to direct-mail questionnaires, supplemented by information from printed sources. The questionnaires asked for name and address correction, plus telephone numbers, contact persons (with titles), library hours, periodical titles, and specialties. Of course, some responses were more expansive than others, and some organizations did not respond, presumably because the information was correct as it appeared in the questionnaire. Organizations that did respond to these questionnaires have an asterisk next to their names.

Naturally, all information is subject to change -- addresses, personnel, hours of operation, telephone numbers, and even the names of organizations and their publications. Editorial considerations required the omission of the costs of memberships, subscriptions, and searches, because that information seems to change most frequently.

The copyrights for all three books on this CD belong to the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland. The copyright dates are as follows: "County Courthouse Book" Copyright 1995"Directory of Family Associations" Copyright 1993"The Genealogist's Address Book" Copyright 1995

Tips for Searching

Because this Family Archive contains free-form text, you can search on any type of information, such as a county name, surname, or association name. Be careful not to search on something that is too common, such as "county," because it will return more matches than you probably want and will take a long time. If you search for a location containing a state name, be sure to use the two-letter abbreviation for the state. For example, you would want to search on "Juneau, AK," not "Juneau, Alaska."

If you are having difficulty locating a surname, try searching on variant spellings of the name or search with wildcards (* and ?). For example, if you were trying to locate the name "Hawkins," you might try variant spellings such as "Hakins." If you searched on "Hawkin*", you would get matches such as "Hawkins" and "Hawkinson." When searching for records, note that events that occurred in a locality before the current jurisdiction assumed its present boundaries should also be sought in the town, county, territory, or state from which the younger jurisdiction was formed. The governing body that retained the area's original name usually retained all the records created before the split. (Note that territorial records are held by the federal government.)

#117 Family History: New England Families #1: 1600s-1800s (case 4)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of 13 books covering New England family histories and genealogies spanning the 1600s to the 1800s. The books reference approximately 140,000 names. This CD can save you research time by telling you about an individual with your ancestor's name who lived in New England during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Please note that some of the individuals included on the CD may not have lived in New England in this time period, but were mentioned in the genealogy of someone who did. For convenience and easy searching, an electronic index of all 13 books is included on this CD.

This data set contains all of the following thirteen family histories:

• A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family

• Descendants of Edward Colburn/Coburn

• A History of the Town of Keene

• History of the Kimball Family in America

• The Leavitts of America

• Register of the Middlebrook Family

• Prominent Men and Women of the Day

• History of Salem, MA Vol. I (1626-1637)

• History of Salem, MA Vol. II (1638-1670)

• History of Salem, MA Vol. III (1671-1716)

• Records of William Spooner

• The History of Weare, New Hampshire

• History of the Wheeler Family in America

#118 Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s (case 27)

This data set contains over two million records referencing individuals from all regions of Canada, as well as early Alaska. The vast majority of the records fall between 1600 and the mid-to-late 1900s, although some records date before the 1500s. Gleaned during twenty years of research from over one thousand different sources — including city directories, marriage records, land records, census records, and more — this collection of names represents one of the most complete indexes to Canadian historical records available.

This index helps you locate a particular individual at a specific place and point in time. In general, each record in the index tells you about an event, giving the individual's name, and usually also the year and location where the event took place. Each record typically also tells you what the source of this information is, so you can refer to the original materials for more details about the individual. Knowing a name, location, and year, may help you find your ancestor in other records of genealogical value, which are not necessarily included in this index.

Locations Covered

Here you will find the locations covered by this data set as well as the number of records referenced by each. Please note that this is a breakdown of the provinces associated with the original record source. In most cases, this is the same as the location where the event took place. However, there are times when it may be different. For example, a book about an Ontario family may indicate that an individual was born in England. Thus, the location of the event is England, but the province associated with the record source is still Ontario, because the book is about an Ontario family. Also note that approximately three percent of the records are associated with locations outside of Canada, such as the United States and England.

Alberta (52,003)

British Columbia (125,068)

Labrador (1,706)

Manitoba (92,485)

New Brunswick (260,069)

Newfoundland (46,431)

Northwest Territories (12,683)

Nova Scotia (269,741)

Ontario (822,094)

Prince Edward Island (29,369)

Quebec (454,668)

Saskatchewan (64,150)

Yukon Territory (24,225)

Sources for Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s:

This data was provided by The Genealogical Research Library, Inc. of Toronto, Canada. Many of the source documents are available in their collection

#119 Military Records: Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 (case 14)

This Family Archive contains the indexed images of National Archives microfilm roll M918, Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North 1861-1865. For each of the approximately 25,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians you'll learn information about military service and death (including the number and locality of their grave)

What you can find in this data set:

#120 Military Records: CT Officers & Soldiers, 1700s-1800s (case 14)

Reach further into your family tree's Connecticut branches! This resource provides a great variety of military records including pension lists, muster rolls, pay rolls, accounts, diaries, maps, and personal papers.


What are the data sources for this product?

#121 Military Records: Virginia in the Revolution & War of 1812 (case 14)

Pinpoint your ancestors' Virginia military service with this comprehensive collection of source material from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Search through a variety of records for approximately 269,000 Virginia military personnel.

The records collected within the indexed images of these eleven books were extracted from sources ranging from local court houses to national archives. Original sources include bounty land applications, militia rosters, pension applications, muster and pay rolls, depositions, petitions, militia lists, orderly books, and service records.

Among the unique resources collected here, you'll find one of the most ambitious collections of Revolutionary War source materials ever published (Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh's Revolutionary War Records: Virginia) along with information on all regiment members who served under George Washington. In addition, you'll find record of all Virginia soldiers and sailors who received land warrants in present-day Kentucky.

While the majority of the records reference the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, you'll also find record of individuals who served in the French and Indian War, the Indian Wars, Lord Dunmore's War, and other incidents prior to the Revolutionary War. This Family Archive was produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company.


What are the data sources for this product?

#129 Church Rec.: Adams, Berks & Lancaster Co., PA 1729-1881 (case 6)

Church records such as those included here are among the best sources for information on births, marriages, and deaths for the period of time before widespread civil registration of vital statistics. This Family Archive contains information on approximately 180,000 individuals mentioned in abstracts of baptisms, births, marriages, and deaths from the registers of more than fifty local Pennsylvania churches. The information was extracted from microfilm records of transcriptions of the original records.

Please note: The data included in this Family Archive was previously available on CD-ROMs included in the Ultimate Family Tree Data Library. The information from the following CDs was compiled and indexed to make this new Family Archive:

#132 Selected New York Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1840 (case 27)

This Family Archive was prepared with material furnished by KINSHIP. It includes thirty two sets of Revolutionary War records, collected and indexed by Kinship, referencing approximately 162,000 individuals. Contains the images of the pages plus full name index. Pages may be printed as proof of service for DAR & SAR applications.

What are the data sources for this product?

New York in the Revolution as Colony and State by James Roberts

New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Part 2 by James Roberts

Muster and Pay Rolls 1775-1783

The Balloting Book and Other Documents

The Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence 1775-1778, Vol 1

The Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence 1775-1778, Vol 2, The Schenectady Committee of Correspondence

1840 Revolutionary War Census of Pensioners from New York State

HESSIAN TROOPS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION -Extracts from the HETRINA- Lists soldiers provided through Hessen-Kassel who served in the Revolution with name, place of origin & year of birth.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution by Lorenzo Sabine

1775 Articles of Association from Calendar of Historical Manuscriptsrelating to the War of the Revolution

1779 TAX LISTS

Livingston Manor

German Camp

Schenectady District

Claverack District, west

Claverack District, east

Kinderhook District

Saratoga District 1775-1778

German Camp Committee of Safety

1787 Tax List Palatine District

1788 TAX LISTS

Mohawk District TAX LIST

Palatine District TAX LIST

Canajoharie District TAX LIST

Caughnawaga District TAX LIST

German Flats District TAX LIST

Old England District TAX LIST

Harpers Field District TAX LIST

1789 Kings Land District TAX LIST

Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York,

Volumes 1-3

LOYALIST RECORDS:

 

-1783 Land Confiscations of Loyalists, Columbia County, NY

-1783 Land Confiscations of Loyalists, Saratoga County, NY

-1783 Land Confiscations of Loyalists, Tryon County, NY

-1784 Forfeiture Sales of Mohawk Valley Land

-1777-1778 Columbia County Loyalists

Suffolk County, NY (Long Island) 1776 Tax List, Head of Household with size of family from Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to the War of the Revolution, Volume 2

 

#145 Military Records: Revolutionary War Pension Lists (case 14)

Looking for a detailed information source on your family's early American military life? You've found it! Containing indexed page images originally published between 1792 and 1841, these 12 volumes detail the military service and pensions of approximately 110,000 individuals.

Usually arranged by state or territory, information given for each pensioner generally includes rank, regiment, annual allowance, description of service, date enlisted, date placed on the pension roll, place or residence, nature of wounds or disability, date of death, and occasional references to family members, including widows and orphans. In the vast majority of cases, the pension records identify veterans of the Revolutionary War and the later frontier wars.

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#146 Military Records: U.S. Soldiers: 1784-1811 (case 14)

This Family Archive contains electronically-reproduced images of a card index that originally spanned nine rolls of National Archives microfilm. This card index is the index to the compiled service records of 21,000 volunteer soldiers who served from twenty-two states and territories of the United States between 1784 and 1811. For your searching convenience, an electronic name index is provided that spans the information from all nine rolls of microfilm.

#147 Military Records: Rev. Soldiers & Sailors, Disk 1 & 2 (case 14)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages from all seventeen volumes of the book Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. The materials date from 1775 to 1782 and follow the military careers of Massachusetts soldiers and sailors and their commanding officers. Together, the military records in these volumes reference approximately 410,000 soldiers, sailors, and commanders who served in the Revolutionary War. For convenience and ease of searching, an alphabetical index of all seventeen volumes is included on the CD.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

Generally, the records include each individual's name, military rank, regiment, military career progression, discharge status, date of death (if it occurred during enlistment), and the names of commanding officers. Also, this Family Archive provides a brief history of each individual's military career.

#156 Family History: Mid-Atlantic Genealogies: 1340-1940 (case 4)

This Family Archive contains the searchable text of eleven volumes of Mid-Atlantic family histories. Since many of these volumes were originally published in very small quantities and for limited distribution, they may have previously been difficult to locate and research. For your convenience, this free-text Family Archive allows you to search on any type of identifying information (such as names, dates, and locations).

The information in this Family Archive concentrates on New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Since the early 1600s, more immigrants have settled in or passed through the Mid-Atlantic region than any other region. Many of the family histories trace family lines back to their English, German, and Irish origins.

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Genealogical Record of the Condit Family Descendants of John Cunditt, a Native of Great Britain who Settled in Newark, N.J., by Jotham H. Condit and Eben Condit, This record of John Cunditt's descendants lists over 3500 names.

Capt. Mathew Dill and Mary of Monaghan Settlement and Descendents, by Rosalie Jones Dill. This book chronicles the history of the descendants of Mathew Dill born in 1698 in Ireland. Extensive historical information is presented about the family including personal narratives, court records, and timeline analysis.

Tristram Dodge and his Descendents in America by Robert Dodge. A comprehensive, historical and descriptive accounting of Block Island and Cow Neck, Long Island, the original 17th and 18th century settlements of Tristram Dodge and his descendants. The author discusses events with a contextual emphasis of the environmental conditions of early New England.

The Dolman Compendium by Paul H. Dolman. This family history traces the Dolman family from England to America and covers from 1253 to the mid-1900s. The book has hundreds of names listed.

A Collection of Family Records with Biographical Sketches Bearing Name Douglas by Charles Henry James Douglas. This book is a collection of family records with biographical sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name Douglas or allied to families of that name, including the ancient Douglas Family of Scotland, the New London Family, the New Fairfield Family and other New Jersey families. Within the 500-page manuscript are genealogical records as well as detailed discussions of the origin and meaning of the family name, the coat of arms, and many poignant historical anecdotes.

Genealogy of the Dutton Family of Pennsylvania by Gilbert Cope. This is a comprehensive study of the Dutton Family in the United States from the 17th century and onward; it is preceded by a history of the family in England for the time of William the Conqueror to the year 1669 and an appendix containing an account of the Duttons of Connecticut.

By the Name of Emerich, Emerick, Emmerich, Emrich, and Emrick by Kenneth D. Haines. Starting from the early 1700s, this volume lists 3,000 names in eleven generations and includes information on birth dates, marriages, and death dates.

The Emmons Family by Edward N. Emmons. This record of the emigrant Thomas Emmons of Newport, Rhode Island lists approximately 3,500 descendants and dates from 1639 to 1905. The Emmons surname originated in England and this family history could include information on the following surnames: Emun, Emans, Emins, Emyn, and others.

Stephen Banks Leonard by William A. Leonard. This book details the lives of Stephen Banks Leonard and his descendants of Owego, Tioga County, and New York. It includes interesting stories and letters written by Stephen.

The Descendants of Adam Mott of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. by E. Doubleday Harris. Originated from Hempstead, Long Island, New York, this family history references approximately 200 names.

The Schell Family by Christian Denissen. This book contains descendants of John Christian Schell and John Schell originating in Baden, Germany. It includes detailed information from generation to generation.

#157 Early New York Families 1600s-1900s (case 21)

This data set contains indexed images of the pages from sixteen volumes of family history books. More than 338,000 individuals are referenced within this collection, covering the entire state of New York. Although especially useful for the genealogist, family histories such as these can be very difficult to locate since they are not often published for wide distribution. A family history is a written account of a family's immediate and extended relationships. Along with biographical information on each family member, you'll often find illustrations or photographs of individuals or significant places. Generally you'll learn details of personal characteristics and your ancestors' daily lives that aren't usually available in other genealogical records.


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#160 State Index: Upstate New York: 1685-1910 (case 6)

This 1999 Edition of Family Archive 160 references more than 8,000 pages of collected New York records. Approximately 3,000 of those pages are new in this update. It contains information from 15 years of quarterly publications produced by KINSHIP: The Capital, The Columbia, The Mohawk, and The Saratoga. The Family Archive was formerly titled "State Index: Upstate New York."

Since the information contained in this Family Archive was uniquely gleaned from private attics and obscure local archives, it is especially valuable -- it would be nearly inaccessible otherwise. Records were collected from a great variety of local New York sources including newspapers, churches, cemeteries, account books, schools, doctors' daybooks, and town directories.

Most of the information referenced on this Family Archive has not been published anywhere else. More than 300,000 individuals from the Hudson River Valley counties of Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and the Mohawk Valley counties of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, and Schenectady are indexed.

#162 Family History: Virginia Genealogies #1: Pre 1600s-1900s (case 4)

This Family Archive contains the actual text from all five volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.

The family histories in these articles were compiled from eighty-four years' worth of family history articles. These articles reference approximately 65,000 individuals from all parts of Virginia. Most articles trace lines of descent through seven or eight generations, covering three or four centuries.

#163 Family History: Pennsylvania Genealogies #1: 1600s-1900s (case 5)

This CD contains images of the pages of all three volumes of Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, as well as one volume of Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. The four volumes, originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, contain several hundred family history articles and Bible records, and reference approximately 62,000 individuals from Pennsylvania as well as the Delaware Valley. The articles from these four volumes touch on families of English, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, German, Dutch, and French origins, while the Bible records dwell on hundreds of additional families, many of them inter-related.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

#164 U.S. 1850-1880, Mortality Index (case 27)

Search more than 382,000 mortality records created by the Bureau of the Census. Confirm your family information and find new leads as you discover an ancestor's first and last name, state of birth, month of death, age at time of death, plus more.
What are the data sources for this product?
Mortality schedules document the deaths of individuals who died during the twelve months preceding the enumeration of the U.S. census. They exist for the four census enumerations that took place between 1850 and 1880 (see a
list of the states covered by the Mortality Index including the number of individuals indexed in each year). Mortality schedules provide information such as occupation, gender, age at time of death, cause of death, date of death, and place of death by county. These records are especially useful because they were collected prior to the creation of statewide vital statistics. Original death records can often provide you with information, such as the names of the individual's parents and the name of the surviving spouse, if any. With the death date and county from this data set, you may also be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the individual's life and family.

#165 African Americans in the 1870 Census (case 17)

This data set contains an alphabetical index of approximately 660,000 African American individuals who were enumerated in the 1870 federal census returns. Areas represented include Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the counties containing the cities of Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, and St. Louis. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

What you'll find on this data set:


What are the data sources for this product?
The 1870 United States Federal Census.

#167 Mayflower Vital Records, Deeds & Wills: 1600s-1900s (case 6)

The Mayflower pilgrims may be the most celebrated immigrants to the United States. This Family Archive contains images of the pages from the following five books by Susan E. Roser: Mayflower Births and Deaths, Volumes I and II, Mayflower Increasings, Mayflower Marriages, and Mayflower Deeds and Probates, all originally published by Genealogical Publishing Company. Combined, the records reference the names of almost 82,000 individuals and date from the 1600s to the 1900s. Mrs. Roser compiled these books by extracting records from the "Bowman Files." George Ernest Bowman was a genealogist who spent fifty years tracing the families of the Mayflower passengers, amassing more than 20,000 pages of documented records. The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants called his work "the largest documented manuscript resource on Mayflower genealogy." Now with the added convenience of an electronic index that spans all five books, this collection is essential to any Mayflower researcher's library.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

What you can learn about each individual varies. For example, Mayflower Increasings provides 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 can learn, names, dates, and locations, plus burial locations, causes of death, and addresses at the time of death. Finally, records in Mayflower Deeds and Probates include names, occupations, residences, land prices and acreages, names of witnesses and heirs, and more.

#169 Genealogical Dictionary of New England (case 9)

Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these five volumes contain information on approximately 200,000 individuals with ties to New England.

The best known and most frequently used genealogical dictionary, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England is a monumental work that provides the name of every settler who arrived in New England before 1692, regardless of his class or standing. The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire offers biographical and genealogical data on every family established in Maine and New Hampshire before 1699. For your convenience, this free-text data set allows you to search on any type of identifying information (such as names, dates, and locations).
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains electronically searchable text of the pages of James Savage's four-volume Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England and its companion volume Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Walter G. Davis, Sybil Noyes, and Charles T. Libby.

#172 Pennsylvania Vital Records: 1700s-1800s (case 6)

This CD contains images of virtually every article on births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths that ever appeared in the two most important Pennsylvania periodicals, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. The three volumes, originally published by Genealogical Publishing Company, primarily cover the time period from about 1740-1830 and reference more than 87,000 individuals. For the period prior to 1820, they offer researchers one of the best opportunities for making ancestral connections in Pennsylvania. The importance of this collection also stems from the fact that neither the State of Pennsylvania nor the individual counties had a centralized system of collecting vital information during the time period covered by these records. The records tend to focus on the eastern third of the state. However, there are some records for earlier periods as well as the western and middle third of the state. For convenience and easy searching, an alphabetical name index of all three volumes is included on the CD.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

The type of record available for each individual on this CD varies, but birth, death, marriage, baptism records are among the most common records in the collection.

#174 Virginia Vital Records #1 1600s-1800s

This data set is made up of indexed marriage, will, land, military, and tax records from a variety of highly-regarded genealogical and historical publications. Until now, accessing these records was possible only through libraries and genealogical bookstores. Now, records for more than 138,000 individuals are indexed and at your fingertips!

The records referenced date mainly from the 1600s to the 1800s and represent one of the largest existing collections of Virginia records. In general, the records you'll find here will provide you with the date and location of an important family event, plus the names of the individuals involved.

What are the data sources for this product?
Each fully indexed page image accurately reproduces the text of the articles, along with the accompanying illustrations. Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s includes indexed images of these books:

Just as this data set is a compilation of books, those books were compilations of previously published articles from these fine genealogical publications:

#175 Ohio Vital Records Ohio #1, 1790-1870 (case 6)

Here you'll find more than 93,000 individuals referenced. The majority of the materials cover the years 1800 to 1850 and represent 76 of Ohio's 88 counties. What you can learn about each listed individual varies according to the original record, but this data offers a wide variety of important genealogical source materials.

What you can learn about each listed individual varies, depending on the article. Invariably, the information will help you locate a particular individual at a specific place and point in time. Learning a location, and date from these records may help you find your ancestor in other genealogical records not necessarily included in this collection. In some cases, particularly when your ancestor's name appears in a marriage record, will, or deed, you will also be able to establish family relationships. Also note that if you do find one of your ancestors among these records, it is likely that you will find a connection to a family line from the thirteen original colonies. This is because the Ohio area was one of the first to be settled north of the Mason-Dixon line and west of the thirteen original colonies. With the added convenience of a name index spanning both volumes, Gateway to the West makes an excellent addition to any Ohio researcher's library.
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains page images from the two-volume book Gateway to the West. Ruth Bowers and Anita Short compiled this book from over 350 articles that originally appeared in the Gateway to the West periodical, published in Ohio from 1967 to 1978. These books were provided to Genealogy.com by the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

The Gateway to the West periodical offered a wide variety of important genealogical source materials, many of which would have otherwise been difficult for the average individual to access. Those materials included marriage records, indexes to estates, will abstracts, death, cemetery, and divorce records, indenture and apprenticeship records, baptisms, land grants, ministers' licenses, minutebooks of courts, 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.

#177 Ohio Vital Records #2: 1750s-1880s (case 6)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of the following three books:

Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books are comprised of articles originally appearing in two Ohio periodicals: The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly and The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly.

The records referenced date mainly from 1750 to 1880 and name approximately 70,000 individuals. What you can learn about each listed individual varies according to the original record, but this Family Archive offers a wide variety of important genealogical source materials. For convenience and easy searching, an alphabetical name index of all three volumes is included on the Family Archive.

#179 Family History: Connecticut Genealogies #1: 1660s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of the 3-volume set Genealogies of Connecticut Families, composed of a collection of articles that were originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and the 3-volume set Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by American genealogist Donald Lines Jacobus. This Family Archive includes genealogies of almost every founding family of Connecticut as well as the complete ancestry and relationships of the 35,000 residents of 18th-century New Haven.

Referencing over 127,000 people who lived between the 1600s and 1800s, this collection is essential to any genealogist whose family research involves Connecticut history. The materials cover the entire state, and even include information on some families whose ancestry is associated with other areas, largely Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and the Midwest. These historical volumes would cost at least $285 when purchased separately as books, but you can purchase them all together on this CD-ROM for just a fraction of that price.

#180 Family History: Rhode Island Genealogies #1: 1600s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Volumes I and II. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books contain family history articles on Rhode Island families published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. This collection contains some of the best genealogical articles pertaining to Rhode Island of the past 140 years.

An interesting feature of this Family Archive is that it includes source records from at least fifteen early Rhode Island towns. Referencing approximately 46,000 individuals, the majority of the records included in this Family Archive originate from the late 1600s to the late 1800s. What you can learn about each listed individual varies according to the original record, but this Family Archive offers a wide variety of important genealogical source materials. For convenience and ease of searching, an alphabetical name index of both volumes is included.

#182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1: 1600s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages from the two-volume set Genealogies of New Jersey Families, originally published by Genealogical Publishing Company. These books are comprised of family history articles that originally appeared in the Genealogical Society of New Jersey's journal, Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Begun in 1925 to promote scholarly interest in New Jersey families, the magazine continues to be a primary vehicle for New Jersey source material. Referencing over 38,000 people who lived between the early 1600s and 1800s, this collection is essential to any genealogist whose family research involves New Jersey history. The materials cover the entire state of New Jersey and include all material and Bible records published in the Magazine from the first issue through the end of Volume 65. These historical volumes would cost at least $150 when purchased separately as books, but you can purchase them all together on this CD-ROM for just a fraction of that price.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

What you can learn about each listed individual varies, depending on the original article. For the most part, this collection includes genealogies, cemetery records, church records, and family Bible records. These records may provide you with information such as the dates and locations of important family events, as well as the names of the participants, witnesses, or other family members.

#184 Family History: Colonial Families of Maryland, 1600s-1900s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of seventeen volumes of Maryland genealogies and family histories. Originally published by Family Line Publications, these books contain information about approximately 150,000 individuals. While most of the individuals listed have family roots in Maryland, some have roots in Pennsylvania and other surrounding states. These historical volumes would cost more than $400 when purchased separately as books, but you can purchase them all together as a Family Archive for just a fraction of that price.

Because much of the information references entire families, it can help render a more complete understanding of your ancestors and their lives.

#185 Family Family History: KY Genealogies #1, 1700s-1800s (case 5)

Referencing approximately 51,000 individuals and covering the entire state of Kentucky, the majority of the records included in this data set are from the 1700s and 1800s. What you can learn about each listed individual varies depending on the source of the information.

For example, you can explore Genealogies, Family histories, Bible records, Vital records, Marriage records, Birth and death lists.

This data set contains page images from the following three books:

Genealogies of Kentucky Families, Volumes I, II and III
These books contain family history articles collected from The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society and from The Filson Club History Quarterly. The articles from The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society were published between 1903 and 1965 and include every Bible record and genealogical fragment published in the Register.

#186 Virginia Genealogies #2 1600s-1800s (case 20)

While most of the materials date from the 1600s to the 1800s, a small percentage date from before 1600 and after 1899. In all, approximately 113,000 individuals are referenced here.

Although an especially valuable resource for tracing your family tree, family histories such as these are often difficult to locate since they are usually not published for wide distribution. A family history is a written account of a family's immediate and extended relationships. Often, a family history begins with an explanation how a family's surname was derived. Then, beginning with the oldest known ancestor, family lines are traced up to the time of publication. Along with biographical information on each family member, this often includes illustrations or photographs of individuals or places significant to the family. You'll also be able to learn details of personal characteristics and daily life that aren't generally available in other genealogical records.

Family history articles are especially unique because they are compiled from a great variety of sources such as newspaper abstracts, town records, Bible records, and probate records. You may find the following information about an ancestor referenced within these six volumes:

What are the data sources for this product?
This Family Archive is made up of the images of the pages from all five volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families as well as the single volume titled Virginia Gleanings in England. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these collections of family history articles are especially useful because they often show the English connections of colonial Virginians.

The five volume set entitled Genealogies of Virginia Families consists of family history articles originally published in The William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine between 1892 and 1942. The family history articles included in Virginia Gleaning in England were first published in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography between 1903 and 1926.

#187 Family History: Virginia Genealogies #3, 1600s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains all four volumes of Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine and the complete set of Virginia Colonial Abstracts originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Genealogies of Virginia Families consists of over 350 family history articles originally published in Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine between 1919 and 1952. Virginia Colonial Abstracts were originally published in thirty-four paperback volumes between 1937 and 1949. Each page of Genealogies of Virginia Families and Virginia Colonial Abstracts is accurately reproduced on this Family Archive so you can see not only the full text of the articles, but also the accompanying illustrations. These articles reference over 130,000 individuals from the entire state of Virginia. For your searching convenience, Broderbund has provided an electronic name index that spans all of the volumes.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

What you can learn about each listed individual varies depending on the original article. However, in this collection you will find genealogies, newspaper notices, diary extracts, town records (including deaths and marriages in some cases), Bible and family records, wills, and deeds. These types of records may provide you with information such as the dates and locations of important family events, as well as the names of the participants, witnesses, or other family members.

#189 Colonial Family Histories #1, 1607-1920 (case 5)

Follow your family origins back to Europe, then gather new details as you trace it forward again! Each family history article included gives the British or European pedigree of the colonial ancestor, then lists his descendants up to the time of the article's writing. Referencing approximately 142,000 individuals, this Family Archive contains contains information from sources like genealogies, family histories, vital records, cemetery inscriptions, marriage records, and birth and death lists from various parts of colonial America.
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains page images from the all seven volumes of Colonial Families of the United States of America, originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company

#190 The New Jersey Biographical Index: 1800s (case 10)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages from the New Jersey Biographical Index. Throughout the 1800s, with the development of canals, railroads and eventually roadways, New Jersey secured itself as a major transportation corridor between the Northeast and South. With the creation of the nation's first factory town, workers from throughout the East coast settled in New Jersey. It continues to be a strong industrial state with links to New York City, Philadelphia, and other key cities in the region.

Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, the New Jersey Biographical Index references nearly 2,000 volumes of 237 periodicals and sources. In all, it includes approximately 60,000 individuals and covers the entire state of New Jersey in the 1800s. The biographies indexed are valuable because of the strong connection between biography and family history. All of the biographies are based on information provided by the subjects or their immediate families and often, there is more than one sketch of the same individual. With the added convenience of an electronic index, this Family Archive CD now provides easier access to an excellent collection of New Jersey references.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

The biographies indexed are taken from a great variety of sources including biographical encyclopedias, histories, annual reports and other serials, and selected periodicals. Almost all are New Jersey publications, and several provide not only biographies but also genealogical sketches.

#191 Family History: Southern Genealogies #1: 1600s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of all twenty-three volumes of Historical Southern Families and all six volumes of Notable Southern Families. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these volumes contain information about approximately 132,000 individuals. Both series of books contain genealogies that cover a broad spectrum of Southern families. The volumes that make up Notable Southern Families, for example, are among the best known works on Southern genealogy ever published and reference thousands of individuals of Cavalier, Scotch-Irish, and Huguenot heritage. For your convenience and to make these important references fully accessible, Broderbund has provided an electronic name index that allows you to search for your ancestors quickly and easily.

From each carefully compiled genealogy, you can generally learn the following information about your Southern ancestor:

#192 The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930 (case 20)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of all six volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. This is an especially valuable resource considering that almost half of all persons who can trace their ancestry in America prior to 1850 have Quaker ancestors. Approximately 455,000 Quakers who resided in New Jersey, New York, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are referenced within these pages.

These six volumes were compiled by William Wade Hinshaw from monthly meeting records and are among the most important works on Quaker genealogy ever published. According to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, these volumes represent "One of the indisputably great moments of genealogical research in the twentieth century." (Volume XXXVIII, Number 2, June 1950).

The information contained in these volumes is of great importance because Quakers did not have their vital statistics recorded in civil offices prior to 1850. The records kept by Friends Monthly Meetings during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries usually consisted of births, deaths, marriages, and, of great importance, certificates of removal for Society of Friends members who relocated from one meeting to another.
What are the data sources for this product?
No class or group of records, religious or secular, has been as meticulously kept as Quaker records. The oldest Quaker records span three centuries of American history and illustrate a general trend of migration from New England and the middle Atlantic states southward to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and west into the Northwest Territory to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and beyond. The importance of these records cannot be overestimated. Not until recently have Quaker vital statistics been recorded in civil offices; thus, for about two centuries the only vital records concerning these people are to be met with in the Quaker records themselves. The records are monuments of painstaking documentation, recording births, marriages, and deaths, as well as evidence of removal from one meeting to another. (The monthly meeting, during which information is recorded is, in fact a business meeting.)

Hinshaw's "Encyclopedia" is estimated to contain well over a half-million entries. The compilation was a tremendous achievement and represented almost a lifetime of labor. In its production, thousands of records were located and abstracted into a uniform and intelligible system of abbreviations. In general, the material is arranged by meeting, then alphabetically by family name, and chronologically thereunder. Each volume contains a history of the yearly meeting and each monthly meeting is preceded by a brief historical sketch.

North Carolina — Volume I
Containing every item of genealogical value found in all records and minutes of the thirty-three monthly meetings which belong, or ever belonged, to the North Carolina yearly meeting of Friends (whose records are known to be still in existence).

This is the first volume of Quaker church records complete in itself, for the monthly meetings of the Carolinas and Tennessee which were part of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting. The records consist of every item of genealogical value including births, marriages, deaths, and minutes of proceedings, grouped together for each meeting by families, in alphabetical order, and covering the period from 1680 through the early 1930s. The minutes relating to certificates of removal are numerous and of great genealogical interest, particularly as they give evidence either of membership in a previous monthly meeting or membership in a new meeting, thus enabling genealogists to trace Quaker ancestors from one place to another. Records contained herein refer to the following monthly meetings:

New Jersey and Pennsylvania — Volume II
Containing every item of genealogical value found in all records and minutes (known to be in existence) of four of the oldest monthly meetings which ever belonged to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends.

This volume is complete in itself for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania monthly meetings which were part of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. It includes all records of genealogical value, Orthodox and Hicksite, known to be in existence for the meetings from the latter quarter of the seventeenth century down to the time the work was originally published (1938). The records are (1) of births and deaths and (2) minutes and marriages, grouped together in alphabetical order by family name, in two sections for each meeting. For the researcher's convenience the marriages are recorded under the names of both brides and grooms. The work also contains invaluable abstracts of certificates of removal and admission and actions of disownment. Records contained in this work are those of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and include Salem Monthly Meeting (NJ), Burlington Monthly Meeting (NJ), Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (PA), and Falls Monthly Meeting (PA). Brief sketches of the various meetings place the work in historical perspective and document the original records. As with the other volumes in the set, a master index covers the whole of the volume.

New York — Volume III
Containing every item of genealogical value found in all records and minutes (known to be in existence) of all meetings of all grades ever organized in New York City and on Long Island (1657 to the present time) including both Hicksite and Orthodox groups of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends.

The material in this volume consists of data of genealogical interest recorded in the books of four monthly meetings covering the activities of the members of twenty-two Meetings for Worship and other meetings in New York City and Long Island. These records are supplemented by information found in family bibles of early Long Island Quakers; also by burial registers and tombstone data from several burial grounds, Quaker and non-Quaker. Births, marriages, deaths, and certificates of removal are grouped together by meeting and arranged in alphabetical order under the family name. About 370 pages are devoted to the important New York City Monthly Meeting; smaller sections cover the Flushing, Westbury, and Jericho Monthly Meetings. Unusual importance is attached to this book in that every item in the entire volume was extracted from original books of records and minutes and alphabetized by John Cox, Jr., author of Quakerism in the City of New York, 1657-1930 (1930).

Ohio — Volume IV
Listing marriages, births, deaths, certificates, disownments, etc. and much collateral information of interest to genealogy, history, biology, and social conditions Volumes IV and V comprise a two-volume set, each volume containing about half of the Ohio Quaker genealogical records. Volume IV is the largest of the two and is in fact the largest volume of the whole Encyclopedia. Quakers arrived in the Old Northwest by the thousands, establishing hundred of Meetings for Worship and erecting an unprecedented number of monthly meetings. Volume IV contains the genealogical records found in all original books of the thirty monthly meetings listed below and now belonging to, and under, the jurisdiction of the two presently (1946) established Ohio Yearly Meetings; namely, the Wilbur and Gurney Branches of the Society of Friends in Ohio. Twenty-five of the monthly meetings are in Ohio, four are in Pennsylvania, and one is in Michigan. The thirty monthly meetings whose records of births, marriages, and deaths are included in this volume are as follows:

Ohio — Volume V
Listing marriages, births, deaths, certificates, disownments, etc. and much collateral information of interest to genealogy, history, biology, and social conditions.

This volume completes the Ohio Quaker genealogical records. It contains the genealogical records found in all original books known to exist of the twenty-one monthly meetings listed below and now belonging to and under the jurisdiction of the Wilmington Yearly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio, and/or the Indiana Yearly Meeting, Richmond, Indiana. All twenty-one meetings are located in south-central, western, and southwestern Ohio. Records of meetings formerly held in these areas, but now laid down (including Hicksite), are included. Ohio Yearly Meeting was established in 1813 by Baltimore Yearly Meeting and took jurisdiction over all meetings in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and Indiana. (Indiana Yearly Meeting was established in 1821 and took jurisdiction over western Ohio and all of Indiana.) The monthly meetings included in this volume are as follows:

Virginia — Volume VI
Completed under tremendous difficulty (Hinshaw died shortly after compilation of the material), the sixth volume of this monumental reference work deals with Virginia Quaker genealogical records.

Virginia Yearly Meeting (later disbanded and attached to Baltimore Yearly Meeting) comprised thirteen monthly meetings and all particular meetings ever established within the state of Virginia with the following exceptions: (1) those particular meetings west of the Blue Ridge in the Valley of Virginia and those immediately south of the Potomac (belonging to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and later Baltimore Yearly Meeting), and (2) the nine particular meetings in the extreme southwestern part of the state (belonging to North Carolina Yearly Meeting).

As in the preceding volumes, births, marriages, and deaths are arranged by monthly meeting, then alphabetically by family name and thereunder chronologically, with all names listed in the index at the end of the book. In addition to the records of the monthly meetings named below (at which the vital statistics were meticulously recorded), this volume includes separate sections containing the marriage bonds of Campbell and Bedford counties. Records contained herein refer to the following monthly meetings:

#193 County and Family Histories: Pennsylvania, 1740 - 1900 (case 10)

Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these fourteen volumes contain information on approximately 275,000 Pennsylvania residents and their families.


What are the data sources for this product?
This resource contains scanned pages from the following volumes:

History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and its Centennial Celebration, Volumes I and II by Joseph H. Bausman

History of Butler County, Pennsylvania, Volumes I and II

Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, Volume I

History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Selections, Edited by H.C. Bradsby

Family Record and Biography: The McCormicks Among the Early Settlers of Pennsylvania by Leander James McCormick

Byram-Crawford and Allied Families Genealogy by Eunice Byram Roberts

Bibliography of Pennsylvania History, Compiled by Borman Wilkinson, edited by S.K. Stevens and Donald Kent

The Descendants of John Cadwallader of Wales, Harsham and Warminster by Anna H. Baker

Martin's History of Chester, Delaware County, in Pennsylvania; With Genealogical Sketches of Some Old Families by John Hill Martin, Esq.

Monnet Family Genealogy: An Emphasis on a Noble Heritage by Orra Eugene Monnette

Pennsylvania Archives Volumes II and IX, Edited by John B. Linn and William H. Egle, M.D.

A Pennsylvania Pioneer: Biographical Sketch with Report of the Executive Committee

The Strassburger Family and Allied Families of Pennsylvania by Ralph Beaver Strassburger

#194 Massachusetts & Maine Genealogies: 1650s-1930s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages from Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy and Massachusetts and Maine Families. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these volumes contain information about approximately 77,000 individuals. Since relatively few Cape Cod records have survived, the 108 histories and essays collected in Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy are valuable resources. They can provide a better understanding of the period in which your ancestors lived. Massachusetts and Maine Families documents the complete ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis. Almost anyone with considerable New England ancestry will descend from one or more of the 180 families included in this Family Archive. For your convenience, Broderbund has provided an electronic name index that allows you to search for your ancestors quickly and easily.

#200 The Commpendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s (case 20)

The searchable family history records found here reference over 288,000 individuals and provide broad coverage of who's who in early America. The materials date from the pre-1600s to the 1800s and cover the entire United States.

While not all families are represented, almost every name distinguished in early America will be found in the Compendium. The Compendium was compiled largely from lineage records and manuscript genealogies submitted by individuals selected for inclusion, many of which were illustrated with photographs, portraits, and coats of arms.

Because these genealogies were not created by professionals, the Compendium is known to contain errors. It is suggested that you verify the information with other sources before adding the information to your own family tree. These historical volumes would cost at least $325 when purchased separately as books, but you can access them together here for just a fraction of that price.
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains page images from all seven volumes of The Compendium of American Genealogy: The Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America.

#202 Virginia Historical Index (case 9)

This Family Archive contains searchable text of E.G. Swem's comprehensive Virginia Historical Index. Originally published by the Virginia Historical Society, the two-volume set indexes approximately 200,000 individuals from several popular genealogical resources (listed below). While they focus on Virginia, the publications also reference individuals from many other states including Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maryland.

The Virginia Historical Index references a great variety of information, from individuals and places to churches and activities. It has been adapted to CD-ROM in free-text format, meaning that you can search on any type of identifying word (such as a name, phrase, or location). For these reasons, this CD is a rich resource to use for historical as well as genealogical information.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

If you find an ancestor listed in the Index you will learn the title, volume number, and page number of a publication in which you can find more information. The Virginia Historical Index references the following publications:

#203 The Complete Mayflower Desc., Vol. 1- 46 & Other Sources (case 9)

The Mayflower passengers are among the most celebrated immigrants in American history. This Family Archive, a 2-CD set, contains images of the pages from the following printed volumes:

This Family Archive is the only electronic publication of the entire forty-six volumes of The Mayflower Descendant authorized by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Combined, the works on this Family Archive reference the names of approximately 200,000 individuals. While the majority of the records date from the 1600s through the 1800s, a number of references date back as far as the 1400s and some date well into the first half of the 1900s.

For your searching convenience, the Family Archive includes an electronic name index that spans all of the collected works.

#205 Virginia Genealogies, 1600s-1800s (case 5)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages from seventeen volumes of Virginia genealogies and family histories. Originally published by a variety of entities, these books contain information about approximately 212,000 individuals. The Virginia resources include vestry books, family histories, vital records, and historical accounts of the colonization of Virginia and its counties.

What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains page images from the following 17 volumes:

Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, From 1726 to 1871
The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy
Charles Parish, York County, Virginia — History and Registers of Births and Deaths
The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers, Volumes I-IV
History of Virginia, Volumes I-V
The Skeltons of Paxton, Powhatan County, Virginia, and Their Connections
The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nansemond County, Virginia, 1743-1793
The Wade Family of Monongalia County, Virginia
Virginia Genealogies - A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia
Index to Hayden's Virginia Genealogies

#209 Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Wills 1682-1834 (case 9)

Early on, Pennsylvania General Assembly required that wills and letters of administration be recorded. The abstracts collected in this data set contain family history information on more than 250,000 individuals. This data set is a unique resource because you can search multiple Pennsylvania counties at once: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York. This is especially important if you aren't sure exactly where your Pennsylvania ancestors settled.

What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains the text of 27 volumes of Pennsylvania probate record abstracts originally published by Family Line Publications.

#210 The Nat'l Gen. Soc. Quarterly, Vols. 1- 85, 1600s-1900s (case 19)

Among the oldest and most widely respected genealogical journals, the NGS Quarterly contains methodological case studies, discussions of major resources, compiled family histories and genealogies, and guides to research.

Originally published between 1908 and 1997, the essays collected here include information

on more than 701,000 individuals.

What are the data sources for this product?

This Family Archive contains page images of Volumes 1 through 85 of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (including four supplements and four pamphlets).

#213 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol 1- 39 (case 9)

This Family Archive contains images of the pages of Volumes 1 through 39 of The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine plus four supplements. Published by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the Magazine is distributed semi-annually to its members. This scholarly journal contains book reviews, methodological case studies, discussions of major resources, family histories and genealogies, and research guides. Originally published between 1895 and 1995, the essays and articles collected in this Family Archive include information on approximately 343,000 individuals. For your convenience and to make these important references fully accessible, This Family Archive includes an electronic name index that allows you to search for your ancestors quickly and easily

#215 Vital Records: Rhode Island 1500s-1900s (case 6

Referencing approximately 550,000 individuals, this Family Archive includes images of the pages of 20 volumes of the Rhode Island Genealogical Register and 13 volumes of Rhode Island Vital Records, New Series. These records are especially valuable because they were gathered from unique sources and cover a period of time during which vital records were not recorded in civil records. The author estimated that as many as fifty percent of the births and marriages that occurred in all of Rhode Island are documented in his Rhode Island Vital Records, New Series alone. This Family Archive is also valuable to those with ties to other states since the Rhode Island Genealogical Register includes a 60-part series detailing individuals who moved from Rhode Island.

#222 Marriage Index: Iowa, 1851-1900 (case 11)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 157,000 individuals who were married in Iowa between 1851 and 1900. You can discover information previously uncollected marriage records in one convenient resource.

What you can find in this data set:

#224 Marriage Index: Maryland, 1655-1850 (case 11)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 258,000 individuals whose marriages took place between 1655 and 1850 in Maryland. Fully indexed and searchable by name, date, or location, this Family Archive is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you may otherwise have to obtain from local sources. After your purchase, you can also request a copy of the record using our record lookup service.
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.

 

#225 Marriage Index: AZ, CA, NV: 1850-1951 (case 11)

This Family Archive indexes approximately 293,500 individuals who were married in selected counties in Arizona, California, Idaho, and Nevada. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered. Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#226 Marriage Index: Georgia: 1728-1850 (case 11)

This CD indexes approximately 169,000 individuals who were married in Georgia. The earliest records are for Effingham (1754), though most counties have records beginning in the 1800s. Counties not included are: Appling, Baker, Bryan, Burke, Clinch, Cobb, Dade, Gordon, Gwinnett, Heard, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, McIntosh, Twiggs, Walker, and Ware. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#227 Marriage Index: AR, CA, IA, LA, MN, MO, OR, TX: 1728-1850 (case 11)

This CD indexes approximately 215,000 individuals who were married in 227 counties in eight western states. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#228 Marriage Index: IL, IN: 1790-1850 (case 11)

This CD indexes approximately 380,000 individuals who were married in Illinois and Indiana. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

229 Marriage Records: Southern States: Early-1850 (case 12)

This CD indexes approximately 1,164,000 individuals who were married in 333 counties in five states. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#231 Marriage Index: Massachusetts, 1633-1850 (case 12)

Here you'll find information on approximately 838,000 individuals who were married between 1633 and 1850 in select Massachusetts towns and counties. After your purchase, you can also request a copy of the record using our record lookup service
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.


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233 Marriage Index: Kentucky, 1851-1900 (case 12)

You'll discover information on approximately 317,000 individuals whose marriages were recorded in one of 62 Kentucky counties between 1851 and 1900. Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#234 Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900 (case 12)

Missouri's central location attracted settlers from many different locations including New England, the Ohio Valley, the Appalachian region, the South, as well as Germany and other European nations. Because of this, Missouri family history information will be of interest to a great many researchers. This data set contains information on approximately 430,000 individuals who were married in Missouri between 1851 and 1900. It includes information on marriages that occurred before marriage licenses were required and brings together previously uncollected information.

You can get the following information from this data set:

#235 Marriage Index: Tennessee, 1851-1900 (case 12)

This data set contains information on approximately 439,000 individuals who were wed in Tennessee. Tennessee's settlers came largely from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. In addition, many Scotch-Irish traveled through the Shenandoah Valley to reach Tennessee territory. The state's marriage records have been maintained consistently throughout its history and marriages that occurred between 1851 and 1900 in selected Tennessee counties have been included in this data. You can get the following information from this data set:

You can also learn where to find copies of your ancestor's original marriage record so that you can obtain even more detailed family history information.

#236 Marriage Index: Ohio, 1851-1900 (case 12)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 272,000 individuals who were married in Ohio between 1851 and 1900. It's a great resource — including information on unions that occurred before marriages were registered with the state. You'll find previously uncollected marriage records together in one place.

What you can find in this data set:

#237 Marriage Index: Georgia, 1851-1900 (case 12)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 277,000 individuals who were married in Georgia between 1851 and 1900. It's a great resource -- including information on unions that occurred before marriages were registered with the state. You'll find previously uncollected marriage records together in one place.

You can get the following information:
• Name of each spouse
• Marriage date
• County where the marriage was recorded (see our
list of counties covered at

http://www.genealogy.com/237bkdn.html)
• Where to find copies of your ancestor's original marriage record so that you can obtain even more detailed family history information.

#238 Family History: New York Genealogies: 1675-1920 (case 6)

This Family Archive is a comprehensive index of more than 600,000 individuals who lived in New York between 1675 and 1920. It indexes a broad range of New York records including passenger lists, land records, city directories, and census records. This index helps you locate a particular individual at a specific place and point in time.

Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#239 Marriage Index: New York City, 1600s-1800s (case 12)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of more than 410,000 individuals who were married in or near New York City between 1622 and 1899. While over 90% of the marriages included in this data set were recorded in New York City and its boroughs, some were recorded on Long Island or elsewhere in the state. In addition, approximately 300 of the records are from Connecticut or New Jersey.

This data set is a valuable resource because New York's vital record keeping has historically been sporadic. Throughout New York's history, a variety of entities including school districts, city registrars, and county clerks have kept vital records. The records included here have not previously been collected with such detail or convenience. Each listing contains information about a publication in which the marriage was referenced and many include marriage certificate numbers. For each listed individual, information you can obtain includes his or her marriage date and the county in which the marriage was recorded. You can also learn where to find more detailed information about the marriage.
What are the data sources for this product?
A variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Location of source is referenced with record.

#240 Marriage Index: New Jersey, 1680-1900 (case 12)

This Family Archive contains alphabetical listings of approximately 179,000 individuals who were married in New Jersey between 1680 and 1900. Fully indexed and searchable by name, date, or location, this Family Archive is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you may otherwise have to obtain from local sources.
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.

#241 Marriage Index: West Virginia, 1863-1900 (case 12)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 177,000 individuals who were married in West Virginia between 1863 and 1900. It's a great resource — you'll find previously uncollected marriage records together in one place.

What you can find in this data set:

#242 Marriage Index: Mississippi & Florida, 1800-1900 (case 12)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 191,000 individuals who were married in either Mississippi or Florida between 1800 and 1900. It's a great resource — you'll find previously uncollected marriage records together in one place.

What you can find in this data set:

#243 Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900 (case 12)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 292,000 individuals who were married in Indiana between 1851 and 1900. It includes previously uncollected information from thirty-six Indiana counties.

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 292,000 individuals who were married in Indiana between 1851 and 1900. Indiana was one of only three states whose counties issued marriage applications prior to the Civil War. The first law regulating marriages in Indiana was implemented in 1788 and marriage licenses became mandatory in 1800. If an Indiana ancestor's marriage record cannot be located in Indiana, you may wish to check the Cincinnati marriage records since many couples from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana were wed there. While statewide registration of marriages was not required until 1958, prior to 1940 it was necessary for a couple to obtain a license from the county in which the female resided.
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.

#244 Marriage Index: Arkansas, 1850 -1900 (case 13)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 287,000 individuals who were married in Arkansas between 1850 and 1900. It's a great resource — you'll find previously uncollected marriage records together in one place.

What you can find in this data set:

#245 Marriage Index: North Carolina, 1850 -1900 (case 13)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 126,000 individuals who were married in North Carolina between 1851 and 1900. You can discover information previously uncollected marriage records in one convenient resource.

What you can find in this data set:

#248 Marriage Index: Alabama, 1800 -1900 (case 13)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 179,000 individuals who were married in Alabama between 1800 and 1900. You can discover information on marriages that took place before marriage licenses were required, including previously uncollected information from 41 Alabama counties.

What you can find in this data set:

Name of each spouse

Marriage date and location

County where the marriage was recorded

Where to find copies of your ancestor's original marriage record so that you can obtain even more detailed family history information

#250 Marriage Index: Illinois, 1851-1900 (case 13)

This data set contains information on approximately 707,000 individuals who were married in Illinois between 1851 and 1900. It is a great resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records. You can get the following information from this data set:

You can also learn where to find copies of your ancestor's original marriage record so that you can obtain even more detailed family history information.

#251 Marriage Index: Michigan & Wisconsin, 1830-1900 (case 13)

You'll discover marriage information for approximately 161,000 individuals whose marriages were recorded in Michigan and Wisconsin between 1830 and 1900. This data set brings together previously uncollected marriage records and gives you easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources.

Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#255 Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, OH, WI: 1790-1907 (case 7)

This CD contains approximately 1,645,000 records from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The records are often the only available source offering the identification of legal land descriptions and transfer of property ownership from the U.S. Government to private land owners. These records show who obtained what land from the Federal Government, and when it was obtained. Source documents include homesteads, cash sales, warrants, private land claims, swamp lists, state selections, and railroad lists. Records included may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#256 Irish Immigrants to North America, 1803-1871 (case 20)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 161,000 individuals who arrived at the port of Boston from foreign ports between 1821 and 1850.

Sources for Boston, 1821-1850:

Microfilm rolls of passenger lists from the United States National Archives.

#257 Irish Immigrants to North America, 1803-1871 (case 20)

Follow your ancestors as they journey from Ireland to a new life! Touching on 46,000 Irish passengers who arrived in the United States and Canada, these records focus primarily on the 19th century.
What are the data sources for this product?
This resource contains page images from twelve Genealogical Publishing Company books:

#259 Passenger and Immigration Lists: Baltimore 1820-1852 (case 18)

This data set details the arrivals of approximately 89,000 individuals who sailed to Baltimore in the nineteenth century

Generally, you'll find the following information about an individual included in this resource:

As you know, it is often the little details that help bring your family history to life. Because of this, we included more than just the basic information available about a person on the actual microfilm. For example, you'll often learn the type of ship an individual sailed on. Types of ships include:

What are the data sources for this product?
The information was extracted from National Archives Microfilm Series M255, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891. While the entire microfilm series spans 50 rolls, this data set covers rolls 1 through 8 and includes individuals who arrived between September 2, 1820 and May 28, 1852.

#262 Tithe Applotment Books of Ireland, 1823-1838, International Land Records (case 17)

The Tithe Applotment Books are so called because the information was originally compiled in nearly 2,000 handwritten volumes. This data set references the counties that make up present-day Northern Ireland: Counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.

In the original enumeration, each landholder was recorded along with details about their holdings such as size, land quality and types of crops. The amount of tithe payable by each landholder was based on all of these factors and calculated by a formula using the average price of wheat and oats from 1816-23.
What are the data sources for this product?
A unique land survey taken to determine the amount of tax payable to the Church of Ireland by landholders, the Tithe Applotment Books represent a virtual census for pre-Famine Ireland. This data set was published in conjunction with Irish World and the Genealogical Publishing Company.

#264 Irish to America Vol. 2, 1846-1886, Passenger and Immigration Lists (case 20)

Original ship manifest schedules filed by all vessels entering United States ports in accordance with an Act of Congress in March of 1819. This resource was produced in collaboration with the Balch Institute Center for Immigration Research and the John F. Kennedy Trust of Wexford County, Ireland. Information was selected, coordinated, and arranged by the Balch Institute and the John F. Kennedy Trust from ship manifest schedules at the National Immigration Archives in Philadelphia. The National Immigration Archives maintains one of the most extensive collections of European immigration data in the Western hemisphere with U.S. passenger lists from 1820 to just before World War I.
What are the data sources for this product?
Between 1847 and 1854, the arrival of more than 1 million Irish marked the first voluntary mass migration to the United States. This data set contains information on approximately 1.5 million individuals who arrived in Boston between 1846 and 1851 and New York between 1866 and 1886.

#267 German and Swiss Settlers in America, 1700s-1800s, Immigration Records (case 17)

Follow your roots to America with this fully indexed collection of passenger lists, servant contracts, naturalization records, historical essays and biographical sketches. Referencing approximately 226,000 individuals, these 22 volumes include a variety of records comprehensive in their coverage of German and Swiss immigration to North America.

The German and Swiss immigrants included in this resource mostly settled in the Carolinas, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Among the great variety of resources collected here, you'll find historical essays on German influence in the settlement of Texas, the great Palatine migration from the Rhineland in 1709, as well as German and Swiss migration patterns.

What are the data sources for this product?


#268 Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s (case 14)

If you want rich, quality information from your Scottish line, access these comprehensive volumes covering Scottish immigration to the United States and Canada. Covering approximately 70,000 immigrants and spanning 16 volumes, this collection was authored by Scottish emigration authority David Dobson.

Extracted from a variety of sources both in North America and Scotland, the fully indexed images collected here would otherwise be difficult to locate. Records were compiled from private and public sources including passenger lists, newspapers, church records, land deeds, records of indenture, and oaths of allegiance.

Mr. Dobson specializes in migration patterns and the historical background of the Scottish people's emigration. Here you'll find The Original Scots Colonists and a series of supplements to that work. By itself, that work identifies virtually all of the Scottish settlers to America in the 1600s. The other volumes collected here are of equal quality and value.


What are the data sources for this product?

 

 

#270 Lewis' Gazeteers of England, Ireland and Scotland (case 20)

Reproductions of gazetters on England, Ireland, and Scotland, completely indexed by place name. A gazetteer is a topographical (or geographical) dictionary in which a location's political and physical features are defined. For example, for a location listed you may learn information on local industry, nearby towns, population, and primary landholders.
What are the data sources for this product?
A Topographical Dictionary of England
A reprint of the original 1831 edition, A Topographical Dictionary of England leads you back to the English parishes and chapelries that are of importance in seeking probate records. In alphabetical order, every county, city, borough, market town, post town, parish, chapelry, township, hamlet, tything, and hundred in England is accurately recorded and described.

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland
This esteemed work contains every fact of importance that illustrates the local history of Ireland. Arranged alphabetically by place (village, parish, town, etc.), it provides a faithful description of all Irish localities as they existed at the time of publication (1837). For example, you'll learn exactly where a particular civil parish was located in relation to the nearest town or towns. You'll also discover the barony, county, and province in which the civil parish was situated, its principal landowners, and the diocese in which it was located. Of great importance, the Roman Catholic district in which the parish was located and the names of corresponding Catholic parishes are included.

* A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland
Every fact of importance that illustrates the local history of Scotland is in this book. Arranged alphabetically by place (village, parish, town, etc.), it has an accurate description of all Scottish localities as they were at the time of publication (1851). This work enables you to identify a given locality in relation to a parish and thus the identification of the parish records. So, if you know the place of origin of your ancestor — the village or town — this gazetteer will show you, in effect, which parish records should be searched for references to you ancestors' births, marriages, and deaths.

#271 Irish Flax Growers, 1796, International Land Records (case 17)

In 1796, the Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals who received awards for planting between one and five acres of flax. Individuals who planted one acre were awarded four spinning-wheels, and those growing five acres were awarded a loom.

What are the data sources for this product?
The "Flax Grower's List," reproduced on this data set, is an extremely useful genealogical record since virtually no Irish census of the nineteenth century has survived.

The principal gap in primary genealogical records of Ireland is largely attributable to Ireland's tortuous history of warfare, dispossession and eviction. Sadly, even in the 20th century Ireland's repository of genealogical records has not been safe from warfare. During the Great War of 1914-18, most of the census returns for 1871, 1881 and 1891 were pulped for the "war effort," while in the Irish Civil War of 1922 even older records were destroyed in a huge fire resulting from the conflict.

With the help of this data set, you may be able to compensate for the lack of genealogical records available for Ireland at this time. Land records are unique because they allow you to obtain an idea of your family's migration pattern and help you determine local resources to research for more information. If you are one of the nearly 70 million individuals worldwide with Irish heritage, the Flax Grower's List is an important resource.

List of Counties Covered
Counties are listed followed by the number of individuals referenced.

Antrim (1,117)

 

Galway (641)

 

Meath (1,390)

Armagh (3,026)

 

Kerry (888)

 

Monaghan (4,258)

Carlow (9)

 

Kildare (6)

 

Offaly (290)

Cavan (2,180)

 

Kilkenny (6)

 

Roscommon (2,712)

Clare (178)

 

Laois (4)

 

Sligo (1,007)

Cork (1,071)

 

Leitrim (1,756)

 

Tipperary (26)

Derry (4,784)

 

Limerick (171)

 

Tyrone (6,616)

Donegal (6,852)

 

Longford (2,365)

 

Waterford (1)

Down (2,942)

 

Louth (3,041)

 

Westmeath (1,216)

Dublin (7)

 

Mayo (1,848)

 

Wexford (8)

Fermanagh (2,190)

       

#273 New York Passenger and Immigration List, 1820-1850 (case 17)

In the mid-1800s, immigrants (particularly Irish, Germans, and Italians) flocked to the port of New York. Indexed and easy to search, this resource references approximately 1.6 million individuals who arrived in New York between January 7, 1820 and December 31, 1850.
What are the data sources for this product?
The information collected for this resource was taken from the National Archives Microfilm Series M237, rolls 1 through 95 (Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919).

#274 Ontario and Nova Scotia Settlers, 1790-1860 (case 17)

Early settlers of Nova Scotia and Ontario included American colonists (particularly Loyalists) as well as English, Scottish, and Irish immigrants. Among the six titles reproduced here, you'll find historical essays on the settlement of Nova Scotia and Ontario, Loyalist lists, population returns, maps, and immigration records. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books reference approximately 131,000 individuals.

The scarcity of surviving civil records from Nova Scotia and Ontario makes those found on this data set even more valuable. Among the unusual resources collected here you'll find a comprehensive collection of newspaper columns that focus entirely on New England families of English descent who settled in Nova Scotia around the time of the Revolutionary War.

What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains page images from these Genealogical Publishing Company books:

#275 Irish Source Records, 1500s-1800s (case 17)

You'll find the indexed images of the pages from thirteen volumes of Irish census, land, marriage, and probate records. In all, approximately 190,000 individuals are referenced within this unique compilation.


What are the data sources for this product?

#287 Census Index: NY City, 1870 (case 18)

This data set contains indexes to approximately 500,000 census records from five counties that comprised New York City in 1870. These counties are Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk. Records indexed may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#310 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1607-1789 (case 16)

390,000 records from AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT

What are the data sources for this product?
Early United States Federal Census records. Please note that not every county in every state is included in this data set.

#311 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1790 (case 16)

595,000 records from AL, CA, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT

#312 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1800 (case 16)

682,000 records from AK, CT, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT

#313 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1810 (case 16)

922,000 records from AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT

#314 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1820 (case 16)

1,365,000 records from AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI

#315 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1830 (case 16)

2,160,000 records from AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI

#316 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1840 (case 16)

2,612,000 records from AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI

#317 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1850 (case 16)

8,380,000 records from AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI

#318 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1860 (case 16)

8,365,000 records from AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV

#319 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1870 (case 16)

4,708,000 records from AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

#320 Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties 1880 (case 16)

1,402,000 records from AK, AL, AZ, CO, ID, IL, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TX, WA, WY

 

 

 

#351 Roll of Honor: Civil War Union Soldiers (CD#351) (case 21)

Reviewed by Dick Eastman October 23, 1996

The Roll of Honor: Civil War Union Soldiers" is a listing of approximately 191,000 Union soldiers who were buried in more than 300 national cemeteries, garrison cemeteries, and soldiers' lots, as well as many private cemeteries.

The Roll of Honor was first published in 27 volumes by the U.S. government between 1865 and 1871. These thick books were originally described as a memorial to "those heroes who have given up their lives on the altar of their country, in defense of the American Union." While a monumental work, the original 27 volumes suffered from one major flaw: there was no index. All 27 volumes were republished in an 11-book set in 1994 by Genealogical Publishing Company. In 1995 GPC published an "Index to the Roll of Honor." Martha Reamy, former editor of the Maryland Genealogical Society's "Quarterly," spent thousands of hours indexing every entry in these 27 volumes. Suddenly the huge volumes became practical to use.

The "Roll of Honor" lists the following information about each individual:

1. Name

2. Rank

3. Regiment

4. Company

5. Date of Death

6. Location of Final Burial Site

About two-thirds of the Union dead were reinterred after the end of the war. In those cases, the original burial sites are also listed.

The original volumes do have errors and omissions but are still the largest compilation of Union war dead ever made. This CD is identical to the printed versions with two exceptions: 1. It contains the new index. 2. An additional "Unpublished Roll of Honor" containing 8,000 additions to the original volumes was compiled by Mark Hughes and is also included.

The entire "Roll of Honor" series, including the index, can be purchased as 12 printed books (there are multiple volumes in each book) for $550.00 or as one CDe for considerably less! All 12 books now fit onto a plastic disk weighing one-half ounce that is much easier to use than the printed versions.

After spending a few minutes reading the introductory notes, I went to the Index and entered the name of Malvin Eastman. Names are normally entered as [last name, first name], so I actually entered "Eastman, Malvin." Within 4 or 5 seconds, the name was found along with all the others that were close alphabetically. I clicked on the name, and the appropriate page appeared on the screen. It showed an entry for grave number 617 at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It also listed his rank as Private in Company K of the 15th Vermont Regiment. He died 8 December 1862. Almost all entries have similar information which, thanks to the Family Archive, can be located in seconds with a few keystrokes.

The original 27 volumes of the "Roll of Honor" have been scanned by computers. That is, an actual image of the original page appears on the screen. This is better for genealogy purposes than transcribed records or OCR (optical character recognition) scanning because there are no errors induced after the original printing. In most cases the scanned images are clear and easy to read. There are icons to zoom in and zoom out, which is helpful when reading the few pages that are not as clear as others. When going from the index to the original page, the software does not automatically display the line with the needed data. It normally shows the top part of the page that contains the individual you want. You may need to scroll down to find the person.

The complete image of the page in the original volume can be printed on any laser printer and most inkjet printers. One nice feature is that the bottom of every printed page has a reference to the original volume, such as "Volume IV, National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia." The page number is shown in the original scanned image. This results in a self-documenting record showing the actual source of the information. The printed pages from the CD look much nicer than the typical photocopies of the original volumes that genealogists have made.

#352 Immigrants to America, 1600s-1800s (case 17)

Trace your ancestor's journey across the seas! Spanning states and centuries, this resource contains immigration data on various nationalities and destinations, from New York to Louisiana. Approximately 200,000 individuals are referenced in this collection of passenger lists, legal documents, church histories, land records, biographies, and tax lists.

Including several out of print volumes, these 20 volumes were originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Each fully indexed page image accurately reproduces the text of the articles, along with the accompanying illustrations. Among these unique resources, you'll find a comprehensive account of Scotch-Irish immigration to South Carolina as well as a list of passengers who arrived in Charleston between 1820 and 1829. The Philadelphia "baggage lists" contained here, referencing about 40,000 individuals, are the oldest existing federal passenger lists.
What are the data sources for this product?
This resource contains page images from twenty Genealogical Publishing Company books
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829
Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772
A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773
Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds
The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783
Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700
Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674
William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania
Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania
Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia
Swedish Settlements on the Delaware
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1800-1819
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819
Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867, Volumes 1-2
Settlers of Rensselaerswyck, 1630-1658
Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1820
Rhode Island Passenger Lists
Passengers Who Arrived in the U.S., September 1821-December 1823

#353 Italians to America, 1880-1893 (case 19)

This resource contains information on approximately 413,000 individuals who immigrated to the United States from Italy between 1880 and 1893. Originally published as a series of book volumes, Italians to America was the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States.

The information was compiled from the original ship manifest schedules filed by all vessels entering United States ports in accordance with the act of Congress of 1819. Although Italians departed almost entirely from ports in their home country, Italians to America includes Italian departures from all foreign ports. In addition, almost all of the immigrants listed arrived in New York City

The information available here should help you determine quite a comprehensive account of your ancestor's arrival in the United States. Generally, you'll learn the following information:

Name, Age, Occupation, Whether an individual was literate, Last residence, Arrival date, Destination, Name of the ship on which your ancestor sailed, Name of the captain with whom your ancestor sai, Details on your ancestor's purpose for travel, Information on how your ancestor traveled (for example, in a cabin, in steerage, or as a stowaway)

What are the data sources for this product? Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby and published originally in book format by Scholarly Resources, Inc., Italians to America was the first indexed reference work devoted solely to Italian immigrants to the United States. The National Genealogical Society Quarterly wrote of the original book series, "For those who are tracing their Italian heritage or conducting statistical studies of Italian America, this series is a welcomed source."

While the entire series contains twelve volumes and covers the years 1880 through 1899, the information collected here was extracted from the first seven volumes of the series and covers the years 1880 through 1893.

#354 Passenger & Immigrations Lists Index: 1538-1940 (case 14)

Updated for 2000, this Family Archive provides easy access to arrival information for approximately 3,280,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports. The materials indexed by the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index include published compilations of passenger lists, naturalization records, church records, family and local histories, voter registrations, and land registrations. Because it has been indexed by name and is searchable by keyword, this outstanding resource is now more accessible than ever. The Genealogical Journal hailed the printed version of the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index as "one of the greatest contributions to the genealogical literature in the last decade."

Compiled by P. William Filby and published by Gale Research, these records can provide valuable family history information to those with immigrant ancestors. The knowledge provided here may help you determine additional information such as the name of the ship on which your ancestors sailed and the location of their naturalization.

#357 Irish to America 1846-1865, Pass. and Immigration Lists (case 20)

Compiled from the original ship manifest schedules filed by all vessels entering United States ports in accordance with an Act of Congress in March of 1819.

This resource was produced in collaboration with the Balch Institute Center for Immigration Research and the John F. Kennedy Trust of Wexford County, Ireland. Information was selected, coordinated, and arranged by the Balch Institute and the John F. Kennedy Trust from ship manifest schedules at the National Immigration Archives in Philadelphia. The National Immigration Archives maintains one of the most extensive collections of European immigration data in the Western hemisphere with U.S. passenger lists from 1820 to just before World War I.
What are the data sources for this product?
Between 1847 and 1854, the arrival of more than 1 million Irish marked the first voluntary mass migration to the United States. This data set contains information on approximately 1.5 million individuals who arrived in Boston between 1846 and 1851 and in New York between 1846 and 1865.

#397 Marriage Index: Connecticut, 1635 -1860 (case 13)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 134,000 individuals who were married between 1635 and 1860 in select Connecticut towns. Fully indexed, it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and gives you easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources.
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.

#398 Marriage Index: Texas, 1850-1900 (case 13)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 272,000 individuals who were married between 1851 and 1900 in select Texas counties. Fully indexed, it is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and gives you easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources.
What are the data sources for this product?
Fully indexed, this data set is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and provides easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources. The information collected here was expertly compiled by Liahona Research of Orem, Utah.

#399 Marriage Index: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland & Virginia, 1740-1920 (case 13)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 250,000 individuals who were married between 1740 and 1920 in select Mid-Atlantic states. Fully indexed, it is a valuable resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records and gives you easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain from local sources.

Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#400 Marriage Index: Ohio: 1789-1850 (case 13)

This Family Archive indexes approximately 607,000 individuals who were married in 85 counties in the state of Ohio. Fulton and Monroe counties are not included, as records from these counties were destroyed by fires. Marriage indexes can save you research time by telling you that a particular marriage record containing your ancestor's name exists. With the information provided, you may be able to find a newspaper announcement, which may provide more details about the bride, groom, and their families.

#401 Marriage Index: Selected area of New York: 1639-1916 (case 13)

This CD contains marriage information from selected areas of New York for approximately 216,000 individuals. Produced in collaboration with KINSHIP, the information for this Family Archive came from 100 sources and include the texts of many early marriages including "New York Marriage Licenses prior to 1784" and "New York Dutch Church Marriage Record." This CD contains some of the earliest known church and government marriage information, from 1639, and continues through the 18th and 19th centuries. Marriage information may not be comprehensive for the time and region covered.

#402 Selected US/International Marriage Records: 1560-1900 (case 13)

This Family Archive CD indexes nearly 100,000 individuals who were married in the state of New York from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. The marriage records indexed in this Family Archive have been collected from a variety of sources including church records, newspapers, census records, and state vital records. From the source information, you can learn where to find copies of the original marriage records, which may contain more information than what is indexed on this Family Archive. For convenience and easy searching, an alphabetical name index is included on the CD.

What you can find on this Family Archive CD:

#403 Selected U.S./International Marriage Records: 1340-1980 (case 13)

This Family Archive contains marriage record information for approximately 1,383,000 individuals from across all fifty United States and thirty-two different countries around the world. These records, which include information on more than 500 years of marriages, were compiled over thirty-four years of family history research by professional genealogist Bill Yates. One of the most important and useful features of this Family Archive is that once you find an ancestor, you have the opportunity to quickly and easily obtain a great deal more about that individual (and potentially) that individual's entire family by contacting Yates Publishing. This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, queries, letters, Bible records, wills, biographies, and manuscript genealogies. A convenient electronic name index spans the information from all of the collected materials and makes it easier than ever to search for your ancestors.

#404 Marriage Index: Maine, 1743 -1891 (case 14)

This data set contains alphabetical listings of approximately 230,000 individuals who were married in Maine between 1743 and 1891. You can discover information previously uncollected marriage records in one convenient resource.

What you can find in this data set:

#405 Marriage Index: AZ, CO, NE, NM, OR & WA, 1727-1900 (case 14)

This data set contains information on approximately 154,000 individuals who were married between 1727 and 1900 in select Western states and counties.

List of Counties Covered

Each county (or city) name is followed by the approximate years covered.

Arizona

Colorado

Nebraska

New Mexico

Oregon

Washington

#449 Local and Family Histories: New England: 1600-1900s (case 6)

This Family Archive contains the text of twenty comprehensive volumes of New England local and family histories. Because many of these volumes were published in small quantities and for limited distribution, previously they may have been difficult to locate. In all, the volumes contain information on more than 50,000 New England residents and their families.

Unique because it includes not only family histories but local and town histories as well, this Family Archive provides a detailed account of life in early New England. The town histories were compiled from public record as well as private correspondence, and they cover a broad range of topics from education and religion to early settlement and major industry. While the information covers all parts of New England, some of the books focus specifically on Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. For your convenience, this free-text Family Archive allows you to search on any type of identifying information (such as names, dates, and locations).

What are the data sources for this product?

#450 County and Fam. Hist.: Ohio, 1780 – 1970 on 6 CD-ROMs (case 10)

This data set is unique because it provides not only family histories but county histories as well. You can learn, for example, not only that your ancestor was married in Fulton County in 1800 but what Fulton County was like in 1800. With this information you are able to gain a more complete understanding of your ancestors and the times and locations in which they lived.

You can find the following information on this data set:
• An ancestor's birth date.
• An ancestor's marriage date.
• An ancestor's occupation.
• An ancestor's death date.
• A variety of genealogical source material, including private and public records.
• Information about the county or town in which your ancestor lived.
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set includes information from the following books:

Ohio, Her Counties, Her Townships, and Her Towns

Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, Volumes I and II
edited by Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham

• Histories of the following counties in Ohio: Coshocton, Wood, Franklin, Pickaway, Fayette, Perry, Butler, Jefferson, Carroll, Harrison, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Lake, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Lower Ohio Valley, Marion, Medina, Montgomery, Preble, Sandusky, Seneca, Summit, Stark, Trumbull, Mahoning, Warren, Wayne, Auglaize, Geauga, Mercer, Van Wert, Springfield, Clark.

 

#500 Southern Biographies and Genealogies, 1500s to 1940s (case 26)

This Family Archives CD was produced by Genealogy.com, in collaboration with the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. It contains the electronically searchable text of the pages of twelve books detailing the origin and descent of various prominent southern families.

In all, the books reference more than 165,000 individuals. Many of these volumes were previously published in very small quantities and for limited distribution and were, therefore, difficult to locate. They include narrative lineage records extending from a family's earliest-known immigrant ancestor and spanning several generations, and provide information from both public record and private correspondence.

Fully indexed, the CD can be searched by name, date, location, or keyword.

The twelve books included in this CD are as follows:

#501 Immigrants to Pennsylvania 1600s-1800s (case 20)

Research Pennsylvania's most influential early settlement! Organized in the 1680s by a Quaker, William Penn, this colony primarily included English Quakers but later included German, Dutch, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish. Over the next century, Penn's "Holy Experiment" attracted huge groups of immigrants to Pennsylvania. This data set provides information on these early settlers and immigrants. If you find an ancestor listed in this resource, you may be able to learn details of his travels and life in the New World.

Here you can search the most important work on the immigration of Germans to Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, as well as the oldest federal passenger lists in existence.
What are the data sources for this product?
This resource contains page images from ten Genealogical Publishing Company books:

 

#502 Genealogical Records: Massachusetts Town, Probate, and Vital Records, 1600s-1900s (case 9)

Between 1630 and 1642, approximately 30,000 people left England for Massachusetts. By the time of the American Revolution, nearly everyone still in Massachusetts could trace their ancestry to one of those 30,000 people. This Family Archive lists more than 160,000 individuals in probate records, town histories, and vital records. This variety of records allows you to piece together quite a comprehensive record of your Massachusetts ancestors.

Each of the following towns or counties has at least one volume dedicated to it in this Family Archive: Barnstable, Bristol, Duxbury, Eastham, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Middleborough, Orleans, Plymouth, Sandwich, Scituate, Stoneham, and Suffolk. This material may also be of interest to those with early Rhode Island ancestors since Massachusetts' Bristol County included the Rhode Island towns or areas of Bristol, Warren, Barrington, Little Compton, and Tiverton until 1747.

Since its early settlement, Massachusetts has been collecting vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) at the town level. Because these records have been kept locally, however, accessing them today for your research can sometimes be inconvenient. Six of the volumes included here deal specifically with vital records. Some of the titles, such as Vital Records of the Town of Plymouth, are collections of the work of renowned Mayflower scholar George Bowman who methodically transcribed the official records of Massachusetts' town clerks. Vital records usually contain the full name of the individual involved in the event, the date of the event, and the town in which the event took place.

#503 Virginia Colonial Records: 1600s-1700s (case 6)

Colonial Virginia's first census list, compiled in 1623/1624, is just one of the valuable resources collected in this Family Archive. While indexed and available here, few such lists of early inhabitants still exist. As a result, family historians researching Colonial Virginia often turn to other types of records for information. Here, more than 200,000 Colonial Virginians are listed in land record abstracts, census records, militia lists, and immigration records.

The great variety of records collected in this Family Archive can help you construct a more comprehensive picture of your ancestors, establishing relationships, land holdings, and approximate arrival times in the colony. The fifteen volumes compiled in this Family Archive were originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company.

What are the data sources for this product?

 

#504 Early New England Settlers 1600s-1800s (case 9)

Within the lineages, family histories, vital records and historical essays compiled and indexed in this Family Archive, you'll find information on approximately 190,000 individuals. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, the 22 titles reproduced here are expertly sourced and comprehensive.

Often, you'll have the opportunity to learn not only of your immigrant ancestor's voyage to America but of his or her new life once they settled in New England. Among the resources, you'll find:

What are the data sources for this product?

#508 Midwest Pioneers 1600s-1800s (case 18)

The twelve books reproduced on this Family Archive focus primarily on families in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan and Missouri. The records range from military and land to census schedules and family histories from a variety of states which makes it an especially valuable resource.
What are the data sources for this product?

#509 North Carolina Wills 1675-1900 (case 9)

The four titles reproduced here were originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company and reference approximately 134,000 individuals who were authors of or mentioned in a will or inventory. Ranging from abstracts to full, unabridged texts of wills, these probate records can help you gain an understanding of North Carolina's industrial and social life by giving you insights about its citizens and their property. Probates, such as those indexed and collected here, are especially valuable because they often provide details not only property held by a person but on the nature of that person's relationships with family and friends.
What are the data sources for this product?

#511 Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s (case 7)

Here you'll find images of 14 books comprehensive in their coverage of early Tennessee. The cemetery records, vital records, biographical sketches, family histories, probate records, census returns and pension lists reference approximately 165,000 individuals.

These unique resources include a virtual first census of Tennessee and a tombstone-by-tombstone account of local cemeteries. You'll also find record of Revolutionary and War of 1812 veterans as well as abstracts from state and national archives.

What are the data sources for this product?

#513 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1800s (Case 26)

More than 135,000 Virginia settlers are mentioned in this collection of fully searchable abstracts of deeds, marriages, and wills. Every person is linked not only to a specific event but to a number of family members, associates, and friends who were also involved in the land record, marriage, or will administration. This information will help you establish relationships and approximate arrival times in the colony.

What are the data sources for this product?

The data included here was previously available on in the Ultimate Family Tree Data Library. The information from the following CDs was compiled and indexed to make this new data source:

  • Augusta County Wills, 1743-1800 (CD #040012)
  • Augusta County Deeds, 1743-1800 (CD #040013)
  • Augusta County Marriages, 1748-1850 (CD #040014)
  • Isle of Wight County Wills, 1647-1800 (CD #040015)
  • Norfolk County Wills, 1752-1825 (CD #040016)
  • Spotsylvania County Land Records (CD #040017)

 

#514 Early Texas Settlers 1700s-1800s (case 9)

Ranging from genealogical sketches to passenger lists and a history of the settlement of Texas, the eight books collected here are comprehensive in their coverage of early Texas. In all, approximately 94,000 early Texas settlers are referenced.

Much of the importance of this collection stems from the fact that it covers a period of time before statehood and before federal record keeping was established. For example, although the first federal census was not taken in Texas until 1850, here you'll find a virtual census (recreated from poll lists) for 1846. This Family Archive was produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company.
What are the data sources for this product?

#515 Local & Family Histories: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s (case 6)

This unique collection includes both family histories and local histories. Together, they give you the opportunity to learn not only about when and where your ancestors lived but how they lived as well. For example, you might learn that your ancestor was married in Woodbury in 1863, and also what Woodbury was like at that time.

This data set contains page images from nine comprehensive volumes of Connecticut local and family histories. Within these volumes you'll find information on approximately 420,000 Connecticut residents and their families. In addition to complete family histories for the earliest residents of Fairfield, Guilford, Hartford, Milford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Woodbury, this data set includes one of the richest and most valuable publications in all of Connecticut genealogy entitled the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut.

Often published by a town to mark the anniversary of its settlement, a local history usually includes maps and illustrations of local geography and landmarks as well as essays on a town's founding. Local histories cover a broad range of topics from education and religion to early settlement and major industry. Invariably, such histories include information on early residents and local pioneers.

While a local history traces the history of a town to its roots, a family history traces the history of a family to its roots. Often, a family history begins with an explanation of the derivation of a family's surname and then traces family lines up to the time of publication. Along with biographical information on each family member, family histories often include illustrations or photographs of individuals or places significant to the family. You'll also be able to learn details of personal characteristics and daily life that aren't generally available in other genealogical records.

This data set contains indexed page images from the following nine books:

#517 Early South Carolina Settlers, 1600s-1800s (case 20)

This Genealogical Publishing Company data set broadly cover the early settlers of South Carolina. Records of approximately 120,000 individuals are available within this unique collection of passenger and naturalization records, census schedules, land grants, jury lists, and will abstracts.

Among the unique resources included, you'll find a comprehensive account of Scotch-Irish immigration to South Carolina as well as a list of passengers who arrived in Charleston between 1820 and 1829. Among the resources is an index to all wills recorded in South Carolina before 1782.
What are the data sources for this product?

#518 Colonial New Jersey Source Records, 1600s to 1800s (case 27)

This Family Archive CD includes the records of approximately 330,000 individuals in a unique collection of church, court, marriage, land, military, and probate records. Made up of images of the pages of nine New Jersey reference works published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, and accessed by a single electronic index, this CD is the entry point for genealogical research in colonial New Jersey. Moreover, in light of the missing New Jersey census schedules for 1790-1820, it is probably the most important finding-aid available in this or in any other format.

What are the data sources for this product?

Among the many valuable reference works included on this CD you"ll find one work in particular that is perhaps the most frequently consulted book in New Jersey genealogy, William Nelson's New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800; and you"ll also find Nelson's invaluable Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703, both published originally as part of the official Archives of the State of New Jersey. Another official collection included on this CD--absolutely seminal in genealogical research--is the three-volume New Jersey Index of Wills, Inventories, etc., in the Office of the Secretary of State, which features 185,000 entries arranged under the twenty-one present-day counties of New Jersey. And the other books on the CD, complete with dates and places of residence and death, names of brides and grooms, names of grantors, patentees of land, testators and intestates, military figures, militiamen, Quakers, and others, make this a totally unique reference tool. The following is a brief list of the books included:

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

#519 Early Kentucky Settlers, 1700s-1800s (case 9)

Comprehensive in its coverage of early Kentucky, this data set includes a unique collection of court, marriage, military, and probate records. In all, approximately 225,000 individuals are referenced within the indexed images of the pages from twelve books.

Produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company, this compilation is especially useful because much of the information was collected from local sources and covers the period of time before Kentucky began keeping record of vital events in 1852.
What are the data sources for this product?

#524 Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700s-1900s (case 17)

This unique collection is comprehensive in its coverage of early North Carolina marriage records, death records, land records, historical sketches, and biographies referencing approximately 200,000 individuals. While the books focus on North Carolina genealogy and history, you'll often find record of South Carolina ancestors.

What are the data sources for this product?

In its 1,760 pages, the Register bears reference to at least 50,000 North Carolina settlers. Within the indexed images of these pages you'll find abstracts of land grants, court records, conveyances, births, deaths, marriages, wills, petitions, military records (including a list of North Carolina Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line, 1775-1782), licenses, and oaths. In addition, you'll find dozens of articles of a miscellaneous nature, several family sketches, as well as a series of "Queries and Answers."

The abstracts derive from records located in the state archives and from the public records of the following present-day counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington, and the Virginia counties of Surry and Isle of Wight.

The records of these North Carolina grants (plats and warrants for the most part) form the basis of this work. For each land grant, you'll learn; name of the grantee, File, entry or grant number, Relevant book and page of the original record books, Location of the grant, Names of owners of adjoining property, Dates of the various instruments,

#528 Early Ohio Settlers, 1700s-1900s (case 7)

Explore new territory in your Ohio family research! This collection of scarce and difficult-to-find Ohio records gives you everything from detailed vital records to the biographies that bring your Ohio research to life. The seven titles reproduced here were originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company and include a variety of records comprehensive in their coverage of early Ohio.

What are the data sources for this product?

#600 Huguenot Settlers in N.A. & Europe, 1600s-1900s (case 7)

This data set contains searchable text from 17 volumes of French Protestant, or Huguenot, family and immigrant histories. Produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books contain biographies, narratives, and records that trace the Huguenot migration through Europe to Canada and the United States. The volumes include a searchable index of approximately 19,000 Huguenot immigrants, although many more family members are included in the body of the text.

The collection is so thorough that there are few Huguenot names for which information is not supplied. Early Huguenot families of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia are highlighted, and the information included is genealogical as well as historical.
What are the data sources for this product?
This data set contains searchable text from the following 17 volumes of French Protestant, or Huguenot, family and immigrant histories:

#651 Land and Tax Records: Ohio, 1787-1840 (case 7)

A public-domain state, Ohio's early land and tax records document not only state history but family history as well. The records here can serve as substitutes for state census records and include the period of time before Ohio was granted statehood in 1803.

Here, you'll find images of the pages of five titles originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Completely indexed by name and organized by chapter, these books represent a comprehensive collection of land and tax records for Ohio and reference approximately 96,000 individuals.

#652 Land Records: Bucks & Lancaster Co., PA (case 7)

This Family Archive contains information on approximately 12,690 individuals mentioned in land record abstracts for Bucks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. While the land records are from Pennsylvania, often the individuals listed resided in neighboring Mid-Atlantic States.

For the family historian, land records provide two important types of information. First, land records help determine relationships between people. Second, they place an individual in a specific time and place. This allows you to group people not only into families but, often, neighborhoods as well. Knowing where a person lived at a particular time is important because it helps you direct future family history research and provides clues as to where you may wish to search for additional family history records.

#802 World Family Tree, European Origins, Vol. E1 (case 26)

This World Family Tree features approximately 1,000 actual family trees and more than 1.3 million individuals. The trees on this Family Archive have been selected from World Family Tree Volumes 1-12.

 

Non-Family Tree Maker CD’s (Listed Alphabetically by publisher)

Ancestry

Ancestry Reference Library (Ancestry View) case 7

With instant access to the full contents of fifteen of the most important genealogy reference works in print fully indexed and instantly searchable--you'll function like a genealogy pro in no time.

Here are the books included in this information-packed collection:

The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy

The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library

The Library of Congress: A Guide to Genealogical & Historical Research

Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, & Town Sources

The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches

US Military Records: A Guide to Federal & State Sources

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives

The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans

Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the 19th Century

Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army

Biographical Directory of the American Congress: 1774-1949

American Biographical Notes

Daughters of America, or Women of the Century

The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women

Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691

Many of these titles have won awards for excellence, and several are out of print, making this disc the only place you'll find the information they contain. No genealogist can afford to be without this consolidated roadmap to the world of family history research. With it you'll gain invaluable insights on where to find and how to use every imaginable source of historical and genealogical information available.

Among many other things you'll learn:

Where to find important genealogical databases, indexes, libraries and other repositories and what information they contain. Key differences between various genealogical sources, how, why and when to use each. Which states and countries provide the richest sources of genealogical data What you must know in dealing with private, town, county, state, federal and international repositories of historical and genealogical information Pitfalls to avoid in working with various types of records. How to "sleuth" out clues about your ancestors from unidentified sources or when records are scarce. How to take greatest advantage of leading libraries like the LDS Family History Library, Library of Congress, and National Archives.

Ancestry Magazine 1994–1999 (Ancestry View) case 18

This collection indexes and provides the full text of nearly every article of the 36 bi-monthly issues from January 1994 to December 1999.

City Directories: New York 1886-1894, Selected Cities

(Ancestry View) case 18

Looking for lost 1890 census Records? Look no further! With over 1.5 million records, New York City Directories is the verifiable substitute for these lost records!

New York City Directories are a part of Ancestry’s efforts to provide substitute records for the destroyed 1890 census. When a basement fire in the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. destroyed most of the 1890 U.S. Federal Census, a valuable source of information was lost to researchers of America's past. Ancestry, with the aid of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Allen County Public Library, now provides the first definitive online substitute for the missing census. More than 1.5 million records have been identified for inclusion in this disc. New York City Directories is part of a series of CD-ROMs containing city and business directories from New York in the years around 1890.

If you're unsure of where to start, this CD-ROM allows you to search age, Business name, Business Address, Comments, Directory, Given Name, Home Address, Occupation, Other Names, Page Number, Surname and Year.

Cities and Counties Included: Albany, Amsterdam, Auburn, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Elmira, Glens Falls, Gloversville, Hudson, Ithaca, Kingston, Morristown, Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Oneida, Orleans, Oswego, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Rome, Saratoga Springs, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Syracuse, Troy, Utica and Watertown.

City Directories: Northern Midwest 1884-1898, Selected Cities (Ancestry View) case 18

Looking for lost 1890 census Records? Look no further! With over 908,000 records, Northern Midwest City Directories is the verifiable substitute for these lost records! Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin

are the states included in this set.

Northern Midwest City Directories are a part of Ancestry’s efforts to provide substitute records for the destroyed 1890 census. When a basement fire in the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. destroyed most of the 1890 U.S. Federal Census, a valuable source of information was lost to researchers of America's past. Ancestry, with the aid of the National Archives and Records Administration and

the Allen County Public Library, now provides the first definitive online substitute for the missing census. 908,327 thousand records have been identified for inclusion in this disc. Northern Midwest City Directories is part of a series of CD-ROMs containing city and business directories from the Northern Midwest in the years around 1890.

If you're unsure of where to start, this CD-ROM allows you to search age, Business name, Business Address, Comments, Directory, Given Name, Home Address, Occupation, Other Names, Page Number,

Surname and Year.

Cities and States Included:

MICHIGAN: Alpena, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Muskegon and Saginaw.

MINNESOTA: Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

WISCONSIN: Appleton, Ashland, Eau Claire, Milwaukee, Madison

(University of Wisconsin), Racine and Waukesha.

City Directories: Southern Midwest 1882-1898, Selected Cities (Ancestry View) case 18

Looking for lost 1890 census Records? Look no further! With 1,534,114 million records, Southern Midwest City Directories is the verifiable substitute for these lost records! This collection includes Indiana, Ohio Iowa and Illinois.

Southern Midwest City Directories are a part of Ancestry’s efforts to provide substitute records for the destroyed 1890 census. When a basement fire in the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. destroyed most of the 1890 U.S. Federal Census, a valuable source of information was lost to researchers of America's past. Ancestry, with the aid of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Allen County Public Library, now provides the first definitive online substitute for the missing census. More than 1.5 million records have been identified for inclusion in this disc. Southern Midwest City Directories is part of a series of CD-ROMs containing city and business directories from Iowa, Indian, Illinois and Ohio in the years around 1890.

If you're unsure of where to start, this CD-ROM allows you to search age, Business name, Business Address, Comments, Directory, Given Name, Home Address, Occupation, Other Names, Page Number, Surname and Year.

States and Counties Included:

INDIANA: Allen County, Elkhart, Evansville, Hammond City, Hartford City, La Porte, Lawrence,Madison County, Michigan City, Muncie, Montpelier, Huntington, Indianapolis, Johnson County, Lafayette, Portland, Shelbyville, Shelby, Terre Haute and Valparaiso

OHIO: Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, East Liverpool, Fremont City, Greenville, Norwalk, Springfield, Toledo, Warren, Trumbel, Youngstown and Zanesville.

ILLINOIS: Alton, Boone, Evanston, Joliet, Metamora, Rock Island, Moline, Peoria, Quincy and Sangamon.

IOWA: Creston, Des Moines, Iowa City, Muscatine and Sioux City.

Civil War Service Records Disc 1 thru 3 (Ancestry View) case 18

The Civil War Muster Rolls CD with 5.3 million records will help you preserve the memory of your ancestors who risked or gave their lives in America's bloodiest conflict.

Contents & Features:

5.3 million records on three discs

Fully searchable details include name company unit rank at induction and discharge allegiance and roll statistics

Historical background Frequently Asked Questions & other Help tools

 

Family History Library Catalog (Has own Icon) case 7

This new version (updated April 2002) of the catalog will allow patrons to use their home computers to identify sources they want to research before visiting the Family History Library or a local Family History Center. The compact disc version of the catalog: Describes the Church's collection of family history materials, which consist of over 2.5 million microforms and 300,000 books.

Adds searches by keyword, title, author, and call number to the place, surname, subject, and film number searches. Lets users mark information for east future retrieval. Maintains a history of records reviewed during each search. The catalog is also available, for viewing only, on the Internet through the FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

PERSI: Periodical Source Index (Has own Icon) case 8

The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is the largest and most widely used index of articles from genealogy and history periodicals in the world. Created by the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, this annually updated database has become the largest of its kind, and is renowned as a key to superior genealogical research. There is an amazing amount of knowledge published in periodicals every year. PERSI brings it to light. The complete multi-volume set, updated June 2001, is now remarkably easy to use on a single CD-ROM, searchable with the advanced tools of AncestryView.

Contents and Features Includes 1.7 million entries, fully indexed and searchable in AncestryView™ Instantly perform general or specific searches with easy-to-use categories and search terms

The amazing depth of PERSI made viewable on your computer.

Automated Archives

Automated Family Pedigrees #1 (GRS Icon) case 15

Automated Family Pedigrees #1, #2 and #3 now contains nearly 2 million entries.

Pedigree information, mostly pre-1850 U.S. & Europe.

Family group sheet information of over 700,000 individuals.

Royalty of Europe.

Automated Family Pedigrees #2 (GRS Icon) case 15

This CD has over 500,000 entries compiled from 140 pedigrees of AAl associates.

Pedigree information. mostly pre-1900 U.S. & Europe.

Linked data on over 500,000 individuals.

Many important and notable U.S. colonial families.

Large collection of Acadian families from Louisiana and Canada.

CD40 1850 U.S. Census Index: New England (GRS Icon) case 15

CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Census Index

CD 47 1850 U.S. Census Index: IL, IA, MI, MN, MO, WI (GRS Icon) case 15

 

CD140 1830-1839 North Eastern States Census Index (GRS Icon) case 15

1830 Census CT, ME, DE, NH, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT; also 1831 RI, 1832 & 1834 NJ, 1837 DE & NH.

CD142 1840-1849 Mid-Atlantic States Census Index (GRS Icon) case 15

DC 1840-1843, DE 1840-1842, MD, NJ, PA,VA

CD 164 Death Records, Mortality Records: 1850-1880 (GRS Icon) case 15

Mortality Records for the following states between the years of 1850 and 1880.

Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C. Dakota Territory, Delaware, Florida,

Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,

Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South

Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

Master Name Index to Automated Archives, Inc, Spring 1994 (GRS Icon) case 15

Indexes over 150 million names from the Automated Research products and from the Social Security Death Index and the Public Land Records (Arkansas, Florida, and Louisiana).

Family History Resource File

1880 United States Census and National Index (in drawer 1)

The complete transcription of the original 1880 United States census. Includes the enumeration of individuals within households and institutions. This allows you to view those who were neighbors of your ancestors. Approximately 50 million names are contained on the CDs. The names are divided into seven regions and are accompanied by a National Index.

1881 Canadian Census (in drawer 1)

This four-disc resource file includes a viewer disc that allows users to quickly search the database of approximately 4.3 million individuals. The discs contain a transcription of the original 1881 Canadian census, enumerated on 4 April 1881. Information from the following fields was extracted: name, age, gender, location at the time of the census, birthplace, ethnic origin, occupation, religious affiliation, marital status, and notations.

The census records enumerate individuals, grouped within households and institutions, for the Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, and for the Northwest Territories. (The Northwest Territories in 1881 contained the current Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and parts of historical Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario, plus the Territory of Yukon and the western part of the Territory of Nunavut.)

To help you learn more about your ancestors by viewing their neighbors' records, a browse feature can show the households on each side of or across the street from your ancestors' household. The Advanced Query Search allows you to search on any word in the record.

Note. Even though in 1881 your ancestor lived in what is now Canada, the discs may not contain your ancestor's name. A number of microfilms have pages missing, even in the Canadian National Archives. Some of the microfilm pages are illegible, or ''unreadable.'' In case viewing the complete census microfilms would help you, the census microfilm number at the Family History Library (in Salt Lake City, Utah) and the film number from the National Archives of Canada appear on each record.

1881 British Census and National Index (in drawer 1)

This 25-disc Windows®-based resource file includes an 8-disc national index and a viewer that allows users to quickly search the entire database of 30 million individuals from England, Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. To make the census indexes easier to use, the data is divided into eight regions (listed below). The automated index also includes people on boats or ships (in port) or who were living in poorhouses, mental instiutions, workhouses, schoools, hospitals, and other nontraditional residences at the time the census was taken. Regions: East Anglia; Greater London; Midlands; North Central; Northern Borders, Navy, and Misc.; Southwestern; Scotland; Wales and Monmouth.

British Isles Vital Records Index (in drawer 1)

The British Isles Vital Records Index (Second Edition) on compact disc contains information from birth, christening, and marriage records from selected parishes and other sources in the British Isles. The records are from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man. This set of compact discs update and includes the previously released British Isles Vital Records Index File.

The British Isles Vital Records Index (Second Edition) includes:

Records that cover an approximate time period from 1538 to 1906.

Approximately 12.3 million people of 16 compact discs, plus the Family History

Recourse File Viewer disc needed to view the information.

The names of the individual; the parents' names and when available, the date and place where the birth, christening, or marriage was registered; the name of the individual's spouse.

Reference information that allows you to locate the original record on a microfilm.

Other features of the program include a parent search, bookmarking, print options, and a GEDCOM export. A collection search allows you to view other records from the same locality or from multiple localities.

Please note that this collection does not contain all available records from the time period or from all these places. Your ancestor may not appear there even though you know he or she lived in a time and place covered by the index. Some names found in the Vital Records Index may also be found of the International Genealogical Index (IGI), produced by the Church.

Records have been transcribed more completely from some counties than from others. The more records that have been transcribed from a county, the great your chance may be of finding your ancestor.

Freedman's Bank Records (Has own Icon) case 19

The Freedman's Bank was created to assist newly freed slaves during and after the CivilWar. The records cover the time period from about 1864 to 1871 and document the names and family relationships of those who used the bank. While the information contained in these records is very incomplete by normal genealogical standards, they are some of the very few records that document these individuals and are a vital source of information for those with African American ancestry. There are approximately 480,000 names in the file, which have been entered in a pedigree-linked GEDCOM format.

Master Index for Pedigree Resource File, Disc 1 thru 4 (case 19)

Master Index to Pedigree Resource Files which contain lineage-linked pedigrees that have been submitted to the LDS Family History Department.

This resource differs from the Ancestral File in that the pedigrees are unlinked and notes/sources are maintained with the GEDCOM files. The names and information on living individuals are removed prior to publication.

Mormon Immigration Index (Has own icon) case 19

The Mormon Immigration Index is a database of approximately 93,000 immigrants who traveled from various international ports to the United States between the years 1840 and 1890. Information in this database includes the age, country of origin, ports of departure and arrival, the company leader assigned to each voyage, and general voyage information. This index also contains transcriptions of autobiographies, journals, diaries, and letters of approximately 1,000 passengers. These immigrant accounts are linked to over 500 known LDS companies and provide a composite account of those who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to gather in Zion. Other people who took part of these voyages, but who were not members of the LDS Church are also listed in this index.

Scandinavia Vital Records Index (in drawer 1)

These Scandinavian church records contain approximately 3.6 million birth and christening records and 1 million marriage records. The available information includes:

Names of individuals and their gender.

Birth, christening, and marriage dates and places.

For birth or christening records, the names of the parents and sometimes the grandparents.

For marriage records, the name of the spouse and sometimes the parents.

A reference number to the original microfilmed copy of the record at the Family History Library.

Other features of the program include a parent search, bookmarking, and print options. A collection search allows you to view other records from the same locality or from multiple localities.

The Scandinavia Vital Records Index does not contain all available records from the time periods listed below. Additionally, not all localities are represented and coverage for any particular area may be incomplete.

This set of birth, christening, and marriage records contains seven compact discs plus the Family History Resource File Viewer disc needed to view the information.

Scandinavia Vital Records Index

Country Total Records

Denmark for the years 1630-1905

Births and Christenings 1,067,316

Marriages 296,440

Finland 1656-1890

Births and Christenings 89,555

Marriages 89,879

Norway 1650-1903

Births and Christenings 953,627

Marriages 231,412

Sweden 1610-1888

Births and Christenings 1,445,338

Marriages 354,305

Guild Press

Civil War CD-Rom (Civil War Icon) case 8

Quite possibly the most revolutionary — and popular — Civil War research tool currently on the market. It contains

All 127 volumes of the Official Records of the Civil War (sans indices)

Fox’s Regimental Losses *

Dyer’s Compendium *

Guide Index to the Official Records by National Archives historians

Heritage Books

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 953,277 records from 1850 and 1855

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM holds indexes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

The following localities (and record counts) are included:

Connecticut (144,660), Maine (166,323), Massachusetts (385,013), New Hampshire (110,199), Rhode Island (51,462), and Vermont (95,620).

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 1,109,742 records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM holds indexes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

The following localities (and record counts) are included:

Delaware (33,963), District of Columbia, (20,241), Maryland, (17,8135), New Jersey, (15,9976), and Pennsylvania (717,427)

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): New York (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 1,075,042 New York state records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

Counties Included:

Adirondacks Albany Allegany Bronx Broome Catskills Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Hamptons Herkimer Hudson Jefferson Kings Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau New York Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Queens Rensselaer Richmond Rockland Saint Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schodharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM includes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses. All records are quickly and easily searched with AncestryView™ technology.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): IL, IN, MI, MN, WI Contents and Features (Case 23)

· 955,940 records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM includes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses. All records are quickly and easily searched with AncestryView™ technology.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census indexes. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

The following localities (and record counts) are included:

Illinois (252,228), Indiana (265,340), Michigan (249,870), Minnesota (17,942), and Wisconsin (170,560)

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): Ohio (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 1,137,522 records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

Counties Included:

Adams Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Auglaize Belmont Brown Butler Carroll Champaign Clark Clermont Clinton Clumbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga Darke Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Fayette Franklin Fulton Gallia Geauga Greene Guernsey Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Highland Hocking Holmes Huron Jackson Jefferson Knox Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Lucas Madison Mahoning Marion Medina Meigs Mercer Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow Mushingum Noble Ottawa Paulding Perry Pickaway Pike Portage Preble Putnam Richland Ross Sandusky Scioto Seneca Shelby Stark Summit Trumbull Tuscarawas Union Van Wert Vinton Warren Washington Wayne Williams Wood Wyandot

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Ohio, this CD-ROM includes various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses. All records are quickly and easily searched with AncestryView™ technology.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS) AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 1,639,387 records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM includes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses. All records are quickly and easily searched with AncestryView™ technology.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

The following localities (and record counts) are included:

Alabama (159094), Arkansas (48555), Florida (19877), Georgia (124364), Kentucky (235281), Louisiana (135877), Mississippi (74589), North Carolina (145693), South Carolina (121931), Tennessee (224439), Virginia (277654), and West Virginia (72019).

1850 U.S. Federal Census Index (AIS): CA, IA, KS, MO, NE, NM, OR, TX, UT (Case 23)

Contents and Features

· 489,166 records

· includes non-population schedules and some state records

· the easiest way to find ancestors in the census

In addition to an excellent index of the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, this CD-ROM includes to various federal non-population schedules—pensioners lists, veterans schedules, slaves schedules, mortality schedules, and state and other censuses. All records are quickly and easily searched with AncestryView™ technology.

The AIS indexes are considered the standard in census research. They are not, however, exact matches for the federal census. There are omissions, as with other census indexes.

The following localities (and record counts) are included:

California (60,172), Iowa (88,346), Kansas (43,730), Missouri (180,237), Nebraska (4,406), New Mexico (38,338), Texas (48,182), Oregon (4,283), and Utah (21,472).

1880 Cherokee Nation Census (Case 23)

"One of the pivotal rolls used for eligibility status for enrollment, whether Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole or Freedmen was the 1880 Cherokee Nation census." This transcription of the census is complete with census card numbers (added in 1900). The Dawes Commission used these census cards for tribal enrollment, and each tribe had their own census cards. Entries are grouped by districts—Canadian, Cooweescoowee, Delaware, Flint, Goingsnake, Illinois, Saline, Sequoyah, Tahlequah and Orphans. ELECTRONIC TEXT CD-ROM 2000, 644 pp.

1890 Cherokee Nation Census (Case 23)

By: Barbara Benge. This book contained on this CD-ROM is a transcription of the 1890 Cherokee Nation Census in the same format used by the Federal 1890 census. This census will help bridge the gap between the 1880 Cherokee Nation census and the Dawes roll done in 1902. Districts—Canadian, Cooweescoowee, Delaware, Flint, Goingsnake, Illinois, Saline, Sequoyah, Tahlequah, and Orphans, group entries. The transcription of this census is divided into two volumes that include names, race, age, marital status and sex, with additional remarks by the original census takers. Full name index. This ELECTRONIC TEXT CD-ROM uses the Adobe Acrobat Reader provided free on the CD for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. 2002, 863pp. ***Also available in a 2-volume paperbound book set***

Early Mississippi Records (MS & RI Icon) case 8

Index Of Wills 1800-1900; Confederate Grave Registrations; Newspaper Abstracts, 1801-1863; and Histories of Attala, Carroll, Holmes, and Yazoo Counties

Early Records of Hartford, CT (Connecticut Records Icon) case 8

Land Records, 1639-1688; Vital Records, 1644-1730; and Probate Records, 1635-1750; Plus Genealogical Notes and a Manual of the First Church in Hartford.

This CD- ROM contains images of six classic reference works containing land, probate, and vital statistics of early Hartford. (1995), 3,060pp.

Records of West Central Ohio (Ohio Genealogy Icon) case 8

Eleven volumes of Ohio’s historical and genealogical records make up this CD-ROM.

These essential references include

The History of Madison County Ohio by W.H. Beers & Co. (1883),

The History of Warren County, Ohio by W.H. Beers & Co. (1882),

A Biographical Record of Clark County, Ohio by Clarke (1902)

The History of Franklin County, Ohio by Martin (1858)

Memoirs of the Miami Valley edited by John C. Hover et al. (1919).

The CD also presents six essential research texts by W. Louis Phillips:

Franklin County, Ohio, Adoptions 1852-1901 (1988);

Index to Franklin County, Ohio, Guardianships and Estates 1803-1850 (1984)

Index to Ohio City and County Directories: The Ohio Historical Society Collection (1986);

Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883 (1987);

Jurisdictional Histories for Ohio’s Eighty-Eight Counties 1788-1985 (1986);

Warren County, Ohio, Records of Apprenticeship and Indenture 1824-1832 and 1864-1867 (1987).

Rhode Island (MS & RI Icon) case 8

Virginia Genealogists, Vol. 1-20 with Index (Vir. Genealogists Icon) case 8

Contains the entire text of the first 20 volumes of this quarterly, recorded as graphic images, and a massive text file incorporating the entire comprehensive name, location, and subject index which was formerly published in book form in 1981. Revisions consist of corrections to the graphic images and the addition of page links. You can now move page to page without opening and closing files/windows.

 

New England Historical and Genealogical Society

Bible Records from the manuscipt collections of the New England Historical and Gen. Soc. (NEHGS) case 17

For over 150 years, the manuscript department of the New England Historic Genealogical Society has collected family Bibles and copies of Bible records. Now, for the first time, these records are available in a fully-searchable text format. Also included is a catalog citation for the original bible record in our manuscripts collection allowing you to order a copy of the original from our photocopy services through the mail or on our website.

This new CD-ROM includes thousands of birth, marriage, and death records — much of this data was never recorded in official vital records and can be found nowhere else. Numerous records include information on individuals who left New England and migrated to other parts of the country, including New York and the Midwest.

Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts & Watertown Records (NEHGS Icon) case 20

Published in 1860, Genealogies and Families of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts by Henry Bond, MD, was the first book produced by NEHGS. Bond's Watertown has never before been available with an index. This CD-ROM presents the classic work, covering one of the major settlements of the Massachusetts Bay colony, in a fully searchable format for the first time. Bond was exceedingly thorough, tracing some families all the way into the early nineteenth century. His work set a high standard for the many genealogists who would publish family histories later in the century. To this we have added eight previously published volumes of actual town records (1634-1829) from Watertown, which originally encompassed the present-day towns of Waltham and Weston as well. The CD also contains a specially-written introduction by NEHGS senior research scholar Gary Boyd Roberts.

Records of Barnstable Massachusetts (case 17)

The town of Barnstable on Cape Cod is one of the earliest settlements in Massachusetts and home to many Mayflower families and their descendants. Gustavus Adolphus Hinckley - transcribed early vital and town records as well as the records from the Barnstable County Probate Court that dealt with residents of the town of Barnstable. Transcriptions from eighteen cemeteries in Barnstable as well as the records of the West and East Parish churches offer valuable opportunities to find individuals not included in the vital records. Records of Barnstable Massachusetts makes available the most extensive compilation of records for any town on Cape Cod.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Soc. Register Vols. 1-148, 1847-1994 (9 CDs) (Has own Icon) Drawer 1

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Worden’s Index to The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record (CD starts inself on computer A only) case 21

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record has been published quarterly for more than 130 years, in more than 500 issues and some 40,000 pages of text. The complete set of the Record forms probably the largest single collection of New York genealogy anywhere, and it is thus a major resource for research. As it has grown, however, it has become an increasingly cumbersome resource to use, due to the manner in which it has been indexed. Indexes have been published for every individual volume of the Record, either as a separate publication or as part of the volume’s October issue. Library runs of the Record will normally include the index to each volume, and researchers have had to check each and every volume index if they wanted to do a thorough search of the periodical.

Unfortunately the first 25 volumes of the Record were indexed only by surname, but from volume 26 on the indexes include every name. There have also been various subject indexes to the Record, which enable the researcher to identify likely articles of value. The Record has been indexed by subject in Jacobus’ Index to Genealogical Periodicals, the Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, and most recently in the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI). Mrs. Gertrude A. Barber created surname indexes to volumes 1-40, and in 1982 Mrs. Jean D. Worden created her Master Index to the Record, indexing articles by subject but also including many index references to individuals mentioned in the articles. Harry Macy, Jr. has created supplements that carry Mrs. Worden’s subject index forward to 2000.

Now Mrs. Worden has taken on the task of indexing the Record by every name. In the product which you are about to use she has indexed over 1,000,000 names of persons mentioned in articles published from 1870 through 1998. Researchers will now be able to do in one step what has formerly taken a separate lookup in each volume index, and searches by surname only in the case of the initial volumes.

Users of this index must be warned, however, that it does not include every name. Because of the enormity of the task, Mrs. Worden decided not to index such material as library accession lists, book reviews, and society proceedings, which are covered in the volume indexes. More significant perhaps is her decision not to index the names of witnesses to baptisms and marriages, which appear in the transcripts of church records.

Therefore, if a name is not found in this index, it may still be mentioned in the Record, andthe thorough researcher may still want to go through the laborious process of checking every volume index for additional occurrences of the name.

Ultimate Family Tree

U.S. Ports Passenger Lists 1820-1830 (Ultimate Family Tree Icon) case 8

Virginia CD Series, Norfolk County Wills, 1752-1825 (Ultimate Fam. Tree Icon) case 8

Miscellaneous

Gouverneur (NY) Centennial History (PaintShop Pro Icon) case 21

Scanned images of the book "Centennial Souvenir History of Gouverneur, Rossie, Fowler, Hammond, Edwards, DeKalb" , dated August 1905, and an every name index prepared by Norm Young of the St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society. This CD compiled and donated by SOCCGS member Bruce Jewett contains histories of these 6 towns in St. Lawrence, Co., NY. Pages 1-87 is the town history of Gouvenneru by J.S. Corbin, pages 88-107 is the history of Rossie by Herbert O. Johnson, pages 108-122 is the history of Fowler by Allen Wight, pages 123-141 is the history of Hammond by Alexander Allen.

Pages 142 to 375 are by various contributors relating to the history of that region. Pages 376-383 is the every name index.

 

In Search of Our Acadian Roots (Has own Icon) case 8

Donated by John Smith, a SOCCGS founding member, who participated in the making of this CD, it includes over 519,008 names/pedigrees, at least 98% of which are French Acadian and/or French Canadian, over 200 genealogy-related Shareware/Freeware Programs and Utilities, a PAF Review program (which provides a very detailed "review" on most of the Shareware programs & utilities), as well as built-in "search/seek" software prepared specifically for the "In Search of Our Acadian Roots" CD, which allows the User to compare his/her own GEDCOM against the complete data base on the CD and obtain a "probable match" report. In addition, the CD contains hundreds of Acadian reference texts, including census' and all of Peter Berlo's "Acadian History/Tidbits"...and much much more. This is reportedly the largest single Acadian-Cajun/French-Canadian data base available, anywhere.

 

Native American Collection: (Native American Icon) case 8

Scanned images of three standard references, searchable databases for the Dawes Final Rolls, Chilocco Indian School alumni records, Dawes Rejected Names, 4 Rare Books on Key Figures and more.

PA Index to Land Records 1600s-1770s (Adobe Acrobat Reader) case 7

Scanned images from the original land record books in the Pennsylvania archives

Russian Railway Service Corps – 1917-1919 (Has own Icon) case 15

A history of the World War I unit know as the Russian Railway Service Corps which brought 300 American Railway men from the upper midwest to Japan and Siberia at the close of World War One

SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register (Has own Icon) case 8

The SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register 2000 is a database containing burial records of those who participated in the American Revolution. Nearly 140,000 records in all of soldiers, sailors, civilians, and in some cases their spouses, is provided on a single CD-ROM. The information was compiled by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and licensed for distribution to Progeny Software.

SAR Patriot Index, Edition III (Progeny Icon) case 26

The 732,000 records on this CD were extracted from various records on file at SAR National Headquarters and SAR State Society Archives. In addition, volunteers from across the country have submitted hundreds of tombstone photos. For additional on-line information about this Patriot Index project and the data published on this CD please click on the "SAR CD Help" icon on the CD’s toolbar.

South Carolina Council Minutes for 1766 Disk 1 & 2 (Adobe Acrobat Reader) case 15

Scanned images from the original council records from colonial Charlestown, South Carolina which show land grants to immigrants who arrived mostly from Ireland. Records contain name of the grantee, name of ship on which he came, the number of acres granted and sometimes the location of the grant.

Pennsylvania Revolutionary Records (Self Starting) case 27

Revolutionary War; Fifth Series, Volume I - VIII and Sixth Series, Volume I & II - "The Fifth Series and the first two volumes of the Sixth Series are dedicated almost exclusively to the officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Many of the muster rolls published in volumes 2, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 of the Second Series and volume 23 of the Third Series of the Pennsylvania Archives were found to be riddled with errors and omissions when compared with original documents. As a result the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania decided to republish the muster rolls with the corrections and additions in the Fifth Series and volumes 1 and 2 of the Sixth Series. Sources for this effort included the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and the National Archives. This CD contains all 8 volumes of the Fifth Series and the first two volumes of the Sixth Series of the Pennsylvania Archives. These volumes represent a unique record of Pennsylvanians who served in the Revolutionary War. Included are the muster and general rolls of the officers and soldiers who served from Pennsylvania along with brief regimental histories and officers' correspondence. Oftentimes the muster rolls include the date of enlistment, discharge and sometimes the soldier's age, birthplace and residence. Also included within these volumes are the muster rolls for the officers and soldiers who served the Province of Pennsylvania from 1744-65 in the French and Indian War, Pennsylvania Navy rolls 1776-79, Letters of Marques 1778-82, a list of soldiers who received Depreciation Pay, and abstracts of Pension Applications on file in the Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania State Library."

Pennsylvania Tax Lists, 1760s to 1790s (Self Starting) case 27

Pennsylvania Tax Lists; Third Series, Volumes XI - XXII - "Were your ancestors born in Pennsylvania, but you do not have a clue where?

This 12-volume collection of Tax Lists from the Third Series of the published Pennsylvania Archives may hold a clue as to which county & township your ancestor resided in during the 1760s to the early 1790s. These tax lists were transcribed and compiled from original tax lists by the Commonwealth for their permanent preservation in the late 1800s. The years and type of tax vary from county to county. Taxpayers are listed by township and often the lists include the number of acres, horses, and cattle owned, along with a count of servants and African-Americans per taxed household. Of special interest is the Land Return Tax of 1783 for Westmoreland and of 1784 for Bucks and Bedford counties, along with the List of Inhabitants for York County in 1783. These lists itemize the acres per taxable, along with the number of white and black inhabitants. As a result these lists gives a compete census for the four counties. (10021 pp, including maps)"

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