Thursday, February 21, 2008

New England Historical and Genealogical Register - January 2008 Issue Table of Contents

The January 2008 issue of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Volume 162, Number 1, Whole Number 645) Table of Contents includes:

* Editorial - page 3

* "Identification of the Unnamed Daughter of John1 and Elizabeth (Thomson) Cogswell Who Remained in England" by Priscilla Colstad Greenlees - page 5

* "The Probable English Origins of Thomas Betterley" by Lawrence McGrath, Esther Whitney Mott, and Phylicia Salisbury - page 8

* "Mary Hemenway, Wife of George2 Lawrence of Watertown, Massachusetts" by Michael J. Leclerc - page 15

* "Jeremiah1 Rogers of Dorchester and Lancaster, Massachusetts" by Henry B. Hoff, Michael J. Leclerc, and Helen Schauvet Ullmann - page 18

* "Dorcas (_____) Lippitt of Providence, Rhode Island, and Her Descendants" by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg - page 23

* "Wolston Brockway of Lyme, Connecticut, With Further Analysis of His Associations" by Gale Ion Harris - page 37

* "A Jordan-Silvester Connection Revealed" by Ernest Hyde Helliwell III - page 47

* "Joseph5 and Phoebe (MIUllington) Rounds of Clarendon and Monkton, Vermont" by John Bradley Arthaud and Marcia (Yannizze) Melnyk - page 54

* "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts" by William Wyman Fiske (continued from 161:259) - page 63

* Review of Books and CD-ROMs - page 73

The most intriguing in this list is the Wolston Brockway (about 1638-1718) article - there are 10 pages of narrative here, to be continued, about his life events, including a discussion of the probable identities of his three wives. The richness of the colonial resources is amazing - probably due to his litigious nature!

The Bennet Eliot article s also continued - I keep hoping that they will identify one of my "given-name only" females as an Eliot, because there is a lot of English ancestry in this multi-part article.

The Jordan-Silvester article untangles a Jordan family, finding a surname for the first wife of John Jordan (????-1729) of Milton MA. However, the author can't determine if the wife was Esther or Naomi Silvester.

In almost every article, the panoply of record types is broad - and virtually none of them are online or on CDROM, which is typical of early colonial records in New England (with the exception of NEHGR and town VR images).

If you have colonial New England ancestry, there is much to be learned from the NEHGR and the information on (the web site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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