Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Received at the Library

Recent journal receipts may be of interest to members of the Society:

In the latest National Genealogical Society Quarterly appear two articles on African-American research, one of which is the 2011 winner of the NGS's  Family History Writing Contest, and describes a family's emergence from slavery.  The other article suggests sources for research on emancipation in the northern states.  In addition to 8 book reviews, there are also articles on unravelling the mysteries of duplicate parish registers in French Canada, and on the Hyde families living in Cheshire and Derbyshire, England.

The Essex Society of Genealogists based in Lynnfield MA publishes The Essex Genealogist quarterly.  The lead article by Dick Eastman is a transcription of a recent talk he gave on "Genealogy Searches on Google", though it is not stated where the presentation was made.  There are also articles on Kittery ME and family names Somes and Durkee.  The new editors inaugurate a series on places and events of interest in Essex County.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Carole for this article. I was amazed how much they have to offer. Their collection includes approximately 3000 volumes of genealogies and town histories. The collection also includes a complete run of the Massachusetts vital records in printed form and on microfiche. I did not know about them before.