Thursday, May 17, 2007

NEHGR Contents - April 2007 - in PDF Form!

I am going to try to post the tables of contents of the periodicals and journals that I subscribe to and read. It is very difficult to find articles on my bookcase without browsing each issue. This way I can put them under the "periodical indexes" label and I can (and you can too!) browse them by clicking on one link. I know PERSI eventually indexes them, but it is updated only occasionally.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 161, No. 2, April 2007, Whole Number 642, contents include:

  • Editorial -- pg 83
  • Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts William Wyman Fiske - pg. 85
  • Abraham Toppan Was Not a Yorkshire Man Brandon Fradd - pg. 92
  • The English Origins of Jeffrey Staple of Weymouth, Massachusetts Gail Staples - pg. 95
  • The English Ancestry of Thomas Burton of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Signer of the Remonstrance 1646 Peter Ray - pg. 101
  • Abiah Coye (ca. 1720-ca. 1783) of Preston, Connecticut, and Hallowell, Maine Judith Waite Freeman - pg. 113
  • A Small Window of Opportunity: The Norris Family Returns to Tamlaghtmore, Co. Tyrone, Ireland Sharon DeBartolo Carmack - pg. 119
  • Abigail (Lothrop) Huntington's Second Husand, Samuel Baker Don Blauvelt - pg. 123
  • Genealogy of Samuel Peirce, First Settler of Zoar, Massachusetts Jon Wardlow - pg. 127
  • The Nathaniel and Anna (Balch) (Rich) Wallis Family of Beverly, Massachusetts Michael Boyer O’Leary and John Bradley Arthaud - pg. 138
  • Genealogist John Farmer Discovers His Ancestry: The Warwickshire Family of Edward1 Farmer, Isabel1 (Farmer) (Wyman) (Blood) Green, and Thomas1 Pollard Nathaniel Lane Taylor (continued from 161:72) - pg. 146
  • Reviews of Books and CD-ROMs - pg. 156

On another note, the issues for January 2007 and April 2007 are available to members in PDF form on the Publications tab. The page notes:

"In response to member requests, NEHGS is pleased to present a print-formatted, downloadable version of the Register. Members may now access and print selected pages or entire issues of the Register directly from our website!"

The issues can be downloaded and printed using Adobe Reader. When I find an article that I want to put into my files, I can now print it out at home rather than take the periodical to the copy machine at the library or copy shop and pay 15 cents a copy. The print quality is much better too!

This is probably one way that genealogy societies - from the small local to the big national - can reduce their costs and serve their members better. CVGS has done this - about 50% of our members download and print the monthly newsletter from the web site (we password protect it and distribute the password to the members via email).

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