Sunday, July 7, 2013

Received at the Library

American Ancestors issue for spring 2013 carries a feature article on "The Early New England Families Study Project."  This is a new effort focused on individuals who emigrated to the US beginning with 1641.  It is intended to pick up where the Great Migration Study Project left off (with those who emigrated through 1640), and will likely take several decades to complete.  A sample sketch for John Capen is included.  Sketches will be available online at, and may eventually be published.

A book excerpt discusses "The Rise of American Genealogy", showing how in the 19th century females often became the caretakers of family history. Westward expansion and pension applications also created an interest in genealogy.

Other articles cover "Growing up in North Cambridge," "Preserving Community in Berlin, New Hampshire", and an article on identifying a couple whose images were found on ambrotypes, images on glass that were popular 1854-1865.

NEHGS announces Free Fun Friday on July 26, and a new series of quick reference sheets called "The Portable Genealogist."  The Society's 2012 annual report is also included in this issue.

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