Saturday, January 19, 2008

The American Genealogist - April 2007 Issue

The April 2007 issue (published December 2007) of The American Genealogist (TAG) arrived this week. This is Volume 82, Number 2, Whole Number 326.

Here is the Table of Contents:

* "The Perry Family of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire: Shared Ancestry of Six Massachusetts Immigrants: John Perry of Roxbury, Isaac Perry of Boston, Mary (Perry) Heath of Roxbury, Phebe (Perry) Desborough of Roxbry, John Reddington of Topsfield, and Abraham Reddington of Topsfield and Boxford" by William Wyman Fiske - page 81.

* Death Comes to the Hatter" - page 90

* "Asa Bacon and the Shaking Quakers: Bacon Migration (1644-1850): Massachusetts - Connecticut - Massachusetts - New York - Indiana" by Ronald A. Hill - page 91.

* "The American Society of Genealogists' Scholar Award for 2008" - page 106.

* "The English Origin of Thomas and Sarah (Scott) Grave(s) of Hartford, Connecticut and Hadley, Massachusetts" by Leslie Mahler -page 107.

* "Of Dogs and the 'Puplike' " - page 110

* "Ryurik and the First Ryurikids: Context, Problems, Sources (concluded)" by Norman W. Ingham and Christian Raffensperger - page 111

* "Godly Men and 'Irregular Courses' " - page 119

* "Proposed Hawkshead, Lancashire, Origins of Edward Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Thomas Riggs of Gloucester" by Alvy Ray Smith and Robert Charles Anderson - page 120.

* Enigmas #23: Was Capt. Rufus Gardner of New London, Connecticut, a Son of Capt. Christopher Gardner of South Kingston, Rhode Island? (concluded)" by Roger D. Joslyn - page 130.

* The English Origin of Daniel Kempster of Cambridge, Massachusetts" by Craig Partridge - page 142.

* "A Short Widowhood" - page 152.

* "Editorial Notes and Observations: Traditions and confused nationalities" and "New fellows" - page 153.

* Book Reviews" - page 154.

The book reviews included:

* "The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales, for Twelve Generations" by Richard K. Evans.

* "The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635" by Robert Charles Anderson, Volume 5: M-P.

* "The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor" edited by Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere.

* "Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families" by Douglas Richardson.

* "The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft & Conflict in Early New England" by Emerson W. Baker.

TAG is my favorite genealogy journal because it has more articles about my New England ancestral families than any other periodical, even the NEHGR. It has the occasional article on medieval genealogy, royal ancestry, studies of enigmas, English origins, and the short filler pieces that are often humorous or at least strange.

TAG is a stand-alone publication, not affiliated with a genealogy society or commercial company. The editors are David L. Greene, Robert Charles Anderson and Joseph C. Anderson, who are all Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists - a select group!

UPDATED 1/21, 8:40 PM: I edited this post to eliminate the extraneous blank lines and to do a spell check on it.

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