My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New England Marriages Prior to 1700

The "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" book are key words people have used in their search engines, and they have been showing up on my blog stats page.

The book is a publication of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's (NEHGS) publication "New England Marriages Prior to 1700." Clearly people are looking for information about this wonderful publication. I wrote about it last year. (See here.)

So, why does that blog page show up between 1st and 2nd in the google rankings, usually ahead of postings and the publisher NEHGS? I have no answer, but am pleased. The photo was taken at NEHGS recently, and shows a new 2011 publication (large maroon books) of the New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

From the NEHGS description of this series, 
"This three-volume work of New England Marriages Prior to 1700 is a transcription of the complete text of Clarence Almon Torrey's twelve-volume handwritten manuscript, held by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Although 'Torrey' as it is familiarly known, has been published in book form previously, it has never before been printed in a format that includes all sources and a comprehensive every-name index."


Barbara J. Mathews, CG said...

I never bought any of the Torrey copies that just listed the names, marriages, and locations. This was because those books lacked the full information about sources. Without the information that Torrey himself put into his manuscript, it was no more than just a hint.

I'm so happy to see the full Torrey manuscript in print. For years, we had to use the handwritten volumes at the library in Boston, then for a few years we were able to use the CD version. Torrey serves as a guide to published genealogical literature up to the 1960. It's a great resource when first pulling together a New England early colonial family.

Thank you for posting about this great resource.

Heather Rojo said...

I've been getting hits on this, too. I haven't looked at the new edition yet, but I'm dying to see the new index. Thanks for the photo!

Wendy said...

Definitely a vital resource, and I'm so grateful that it is available remotely via NEHGS. One of these days, I will definitely add the volumes to my library.

Hummer said...

You are making a solid argument for me to get my app into the NEHGS for membership.
congrats on the ratings.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you ladies for your comments. Frances, I'll be glad to help you with your NE ancestors at any time. Wendy, glad you get it in England!