Monday, January 4, 2016

Genealogy Gifts from Santa 2015

What did Santa bring you this year?  My Santa Claus knows that I wait patiently every year for the "Wish Book" to come in the mail (AKA the book catalog from the New England Historic Genealogical Society).  I spend a few evenings perusing this catalog every December, circling some of my wishes.  Some get circled in red with stars.

I must have been very good because Santa got me two nice gifts from the NEHGS catalog, and one from I don't know where, but it made me squeal with delight.  I suppose only genealogists and historians would squeal over a book with over 1,000 pages of images and transcriptions of documents from the 1692 Salem witch hysteria.  I've been using this book at libraries, and now I have it for my very own use at home!   This is Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, edited by Bernard Rosenthal, now available in paperback and much more affordable than the original hardcover edition.

Over 1,000 pages!  

From the NEHGS bookstore I received The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620 - 1640 by Robert Charles Anderson, published earlier in 2015.   I've been looking forward to this book for a long time.

And to go along with the directory, I've been enrolled in a subscription to the Great Migration Newsletter.  Thank you, Santa Claus!  I love my new gifts!

Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, edited by Bernard Rosenthal and others, Cambridge University Press, 2013

The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England 1620 - 1640, by Robert Charles Anderson, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015

Click this link to subscribe to The Great Migration Newsletter

The Bookstore at NEHGS


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Published under a Creative Commons License
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Genealogy Gifts from Santa 2015",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 4, 2015, ( accessed [access date]).  


  1. Lucky you! Great gifts. I got a bumper stick that says "Genealogy! Confusing the dead, irritating the living."

    Happy new year.