Vital Family RecordsThe early settlers of New England are the ancestors of over 30 million people living today. Fortunately, from their very beginnings, New England towns and cities maintained vital records and church records. These records form the basis of hundreds of genealogies.
Among the many useful books in this bundle are the landmark publications on Massachusetts and Connecticut marriages by Frederic W. Bailey. Following the appearance of this important body of source records, the benchmark for region-wide collections of family histories was set with the publication of Donald Lines Jacobus's Families of Ancient New Haven, a legendary work which complements other Connecticut compendia such as Susan Abbott's Families of Early Milford, Lucius Barbour's Families of Early Hartford, and Alvan Talcott's Families of Early Guilford, all of which are featured in Gale Genealogy Connect: New England collection. Additional highlights of Gale Genealogy Connect: New England includes several works which have become standards, among them Susan Roser's books on Mayflower passengers and their descendants, including Mayflower Increasings, Mayflower Marriages, Mayflower Births & Deaths, and Mayflower Deeds & Probates.
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