Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Good News for Genealogy Research in Londonderry!

Last week the renowned New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston announced that they have added the Londonderry Vital Records to their online database. Today they announced that they have added volumes 1 to 5 of the journal “The Essex Genealogist” to their database, with additional volumes being added throughout this year.  According to the announcement "Within the pages of this journal are selections of cemetery transcriptions, bible records, vital and church records relating to families from Essex County. The Essex Genealogist has had published numerous Anentafel’s (Ancestor Tables) of the ancestry of their members, as well as verbatim transcriptions of lectures over the years."

Many Essex County families removed to Londonderry in the nineteenth century, especially from Haverhill, Topsfield and Newbury/Newburyport. This is important to know that Essex County, Massachusetts spawned this migration. This new resource is invaluable, especially for those who may not exactly where in Massachusetts they ancestors previously lived.

For more information see this link:

http://www.americanancestors.org/Blogs.aspx?id=24564&blogid=124069&blogid=124069

The NEHGS website is http://www.americanancestors.org/   Most of the NEHGS database requires membership to log in and use their files. Please see the website for more information.

At this time, Londonderry’s public library (the Leach Library) www.londonderrynh.org/library is not offering free access to the NEHGS website. However, they do have Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Newsbank and other subscription paid databases to use at the library computers or from home. Please visit the reference librarian for more information on logging on from your home computer.

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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