Thursday, June 3, 2010

CCGS new books May 2010

CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris has announced that two new books have been donated to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society’s library by the author, Richard F. Whalen.

Truro; the Story of a Cape Cod Town, is the story of four centuries of history in Truro, beginning before its incorporation in 1709 as the tiniest town on the Cape, through the end of the 20th century. The readable, anecdotal volume also includes an extensive bibliography and discussion of major local sources.

A companion volume, Everyday Life in Truro, Cape Cod, from the Indians to the Victorians, includes a chronology of Truro history.

Richard F. Whalen, a year-round resident of Truro, has been active in the town's civic affairs and is currently a trustee of the Truro Conservation Trust. He is the author of Shakespeare: Who Was He?, and his articles on Shakespeare and Truro history have been published in a number of magazines and journals, including Harper's Magazine and the Historical Journal of Massachusetts.

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society's online library catalog currently contains 83 volumes dealing with towns in Massachusetts, with emphasis on Cape Cod and southeast Massachusetts.