Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Recent library addtions

CCGS librarian Betsy Ferris is pleased to announce that the CCGS Library has been the recipient of new books and other materials from several donors this Spring, and that the Society has purchased new books of interest to Cape Cod genealogists.

In addition to her donation of the book entitled Early Descendants of Henry Cobb of Barnstable, Massachusetts, author Susan E. Roser has provided our library with additional books she has written. Her series of books on Mayflower families is based on the data from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. The Bowman files are considered to be the largest resource on Mayflower genealogy in existence.

Mayflower Births and Deaths, in two volumes, contains data on the descendants of 23 Mayflower families, 50,000 names. Its companion volume, Mayflower Marriages shows lines of descent carried to the 7th or 8th generation. Mayflower Increasings details what is known about the first three generations in America, and Mayflower Deeds & Probates provides further information about these early settlers.

The library has purchased the just-published (2009) Volumes 3 and 4 of the John Howland Mayflower books from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants in Plymouth, keeping us up-to-date with the latest published information from Mayflower's Five Generation Project.

Also purchased for the library this month are two volumes of Terrence Punch's book, Erins Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853. These volumes should be helpful to researchers in the Irish Special Interest Group and to others with Irish roots through Canada.

David Allen Lambert's, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries, lists Massachusetts towns alphabetically with the names and addresses of each cemetery in the town. This book was a gift from David Martin.

Nancy De Nise donated Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, volume 1, and an anonymous donor has provided The History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts, by William L Chaffin.

Several items have been catalogued from the collection of Phyllis Koscso. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors, by Dwight Radford and Kyle Betit; British Origins of American Colonists, 1629-1775; and Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis Loyd.