Thursday, May 6, 2010

CCGS Library - New Arrivals, April 2010

CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris has announced the arrival of several new books at the CCGS Genealogy Room Library during April, 2010. Three were gifts; and one was a new purchase.

Children’s Interview Guide; Personal and Family History of
_____________, is a book of questions for a person writing about his or her life in the 20th century, which might be asked by children or grandchildren of their ancestor. The volume was published for Gift to the Future 2000 in 1992 as a way of providing chronicles of the century before the turn of the millennium in 2000. The questions are just as valid today and might help young people start on their family histories or genealogies. 

CCGS member David Martin donated the book to our library, along with another, New England Genealogical Research; A Guide to Sources, compiled by Kip Sperry.  The guide lists sources, repositories, and a bibliography for each New England state.

Dennis Historical Society Librarian and CCGS member Burton Nathaniel Derick has completed Volume 2 of his well received series, Dennis Source Records, and donated a copy to CCGS.  His second volume, subtitled Annals of South Dennis, contains transcriptions of the Seth Taylor Whelden collection, poetry of Lucy Baker, Samuel Nickerson’s letters and ledgers, Obed Whelden collection, and Susan (Baker) (Whelden) Harding’s letters.

CCGS library has purchased a copy of The 1858 Map of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, by Henry F. Walling, et al.  Images from Cape Cod Community College’s 1858 map of the counties of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket, Massachusetts, have been photographed for printing in book format. The project raises money for the William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives at CCCC.

Town and village map sections have been enlarged and reproduced so that property owners’ names are legible, making this a valuable resource for those researching Cape Cod families.

See other recent additions to the CCGS Library.

CCGS Library Online Catalog.