Sources

AbiVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Abington Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912).

AttVR:
Vital Records of Attleborough Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1934).

BevVR:
Vital Records of Beverly Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Vols. (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906-1907).

Bond:
Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Families of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston, to Which Is Appended the Early History of the Town, 2 Vols. (Boston: Little, Brown &Co., 1855).

BosRecs:
David Pulsifer, William B. Trask and J. G. Locke, "Boston Early Records," in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 2 [1848] to 11 [1857], various issues.

BraTR:
Samuel A. Bates, Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640 to 1793 (Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, 1886).

BRC24:
A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800 (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1894; reprinted w/ BRC09 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978).

BRC28:
A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing the Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751 (Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1898; reprinted w/ BRC30 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977; Baltimore: Clearfield Co. 1997).

BriCary:
Loring W. Puffer, Records of John Cary, the First Town Clerk of Bridgewater, Mass., from 1656 to 1681 (Brockton, MA: The Author, 1889; reprinted Bridgewater, MA: Old Bridgewater Historical Society, 1986).

BriDeeds:
Bristol County Land Records, Bristol County Courthouse, 11 Court St., Taunton, MA 02780.

BriProb:
Bristol County Probate Records, Bristol County Probate and Family Court, 11 Court St., Taunton, MA 02780.

BriProbAbs:
Harold Lewis Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 2 Vols. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987; reprinted Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1993).

BriTR:
Records of the Town of Bridgewater manuscript volumes. References are to the volume title and page number.

BriVR:
Henry Edwards Scott, Vital Records of Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916).

BroVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Brockton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

CanVR:
Frederick Endicott, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage In the Town of Stoughton from 1727 to 1800, and In the Town of Canton from 1797 to 1845, Preceded by Records of the South Precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727. (Canton, MA: The Town, 1896).

CohVR:
Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cohasset Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: 1916).

Corbin:
Walter E. Corbin and Lottie Corbin, and Robert J. Dunkle, The Corbin Collection, 3 CD-ROM Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003-2005). Vol. 1 (2003): Hampshire County; Vol. 2 (2004): Hampden County; Vol. 3 (2005): Berkshire and Franklin Counties and Miscellaneous Towns.

CummVR:
William W. Streeter and Daphne H. Morris, The Vital Records of Cummington, Massachusetts 1762-1900 (Hartford, CT: William W. Streeter and D. H. Morris, 1979).

DedVR:
Don Gleason Hill, The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, In the Town of Dedham ... 1635-1845 (Dedham, MA: Office of the Dedham Transcript, 1886).

DeeVR:
Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: 1920).

DrakeFam:
Louis Stoughton Drake, The Drake Family In England and America 1360-1895 and the Descendants of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, Mass., 1635-1691 (Boston: The Author, 1896).

DuxVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).  Online edition transcribed by Mary Ellen Walz.

EastonHis:
William Ladd Chaffin, History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts (Cambridge, MA: John Wilson &Son, 1886; reprinted Easton, MA: Easton Police Association, 1975; Salem, MA: Higginson Books, 1997).

EBriVR:
Henry Edwards Scott, Vital Records of East Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917).

Edson:
Carroll Andrew Edson, Edson Family History and Genealogy.  Descendants of Samuel Edson of Salem and Bridgewater, Mass., 2 Vols. (Ann Arbor, MI: Edward Brothers, 1969).  Note: Use this work with caution - I have found a number of errors in it, and other errors have been corrected in major genealogical journals.

Ellis:
Erastus R. Ellis, Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis, the First Settler of Ashfield, Mass., and His Descendants (Detroit: Wm. Graham Printing Co., 1888).

FieldGen:
Frederick Clifton Pierce, Field Genealogy Being the Record of All the Field Family In America ..., 2 Vols. (Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901).

FramReg:
Charles Partridge, Parish Register Transcripts, 1560-1754, Church of England, Parish Church of Framlingham.  Microfilm of mss. in the Suffolk County Record Office, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. (LDS #993,250, Item 3).

FraVR:
Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cohasset Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: 1911).

GMB:
Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, 3 vols. (Boston: Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

HalVR:
George Ernest Bowman, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1905).

HingHist:
George Lincoln, et. al., History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 3 Vols. (Hingham, MA: The Town, 1893; Vols. II & III reprinted 2 vols. in 1, Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1982, 1987).

HinVR:
Reuben Hersey, Transcriber, Vital Records of Hingham, Massachusetts, ca. 1639-1844, Mss 901, 2 Vols. (Boston: R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1832-1844).

Hobart:
C. Edward Egan, Jr., "The Hobart Journal," in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 121 [1967]:3-25, 102-127, 191-216, 269-294.

Hotten:
John Camden Hotten, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality ... Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700 (London, 1874; reprinted New York, 1931; Baltimore, 1974, 1980).

HullVR:
Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Hull, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: 1911).

KinVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Kingston Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

Latham:
Williams Latham, Epitaphs In Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Illustrated with Plans and Views (Bridgewater: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882; reprinted Bowie MD: Heritage Books, 1976; Middleborough MA: 1986).  Online edition transcribed by Arthur Richardson and Dale H. Cook.

LeiVR:
Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1903).

LeonardMemorial:
Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants (Auburn NY: Children of the Author, 1896).

LeonardMemoirs:
Caroline Louisa Leonard Goodenough, Memoirs of the Leonard, Thompson, and Haskell Families ... (Yellow Springs, OH: The Author, 1928).

LyonMem:
A. B. Lyons, G. W. A. Lyon and Eugene F. McPike, Lyon Memorial: Massachusetts Families, Including Descendants of the Immigrants William Lyon, of Roxbury, Peter Lyon, of Dorchester, George Lyon, of Dorchester (Detroit, MI: The Authors, 1905).

MAVR:
State copies of Massachusetts vital records registers 1841-1920 at the Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.

MAI1:
Milton E. Terry and Anne Borden Harding, Mayflower Ancestral Index: Volume 1 (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1981).

MB&D:
Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Births & Deaths from the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992).

MD:
Mayflower Descendant: A Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899-1937, 1987 to present).  Edited by George Ernest Bowman, v. 1 [1899] to v. 34 [1937]; Alicia Crane Williams, v. 35 [1985] to v. 48 [1998]; Scott Andrew Bartley, v. 49 [2000] to date.

MD&P:
Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Deeds & Probates from the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994).

MendReg:
Vincent Burrough Redstone, Parish Register Transcripts, 1558-1794, Church of England, Parish Church of Mendlesham.  Microfilm of mss. in the Suffolk County Record Office, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. (LDS #992,241, Item 17).

MF1:
Lucy Mary Kellogg, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations ... Volume One ... Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, William White (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975, Addendum 1984).

MF2:
Robert M. Sherman, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations ... Volume Two ... James Chilton, Richard More, Thomas Rogers (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, Addendum 1986).

MF6:
John D. Austin, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations ... Volume Six ... Stephen Hopkins, 1st Ed. (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992).

MFIPCooke:
Robert S. Wakefield, Ralph Van Wood, Jr., et. al., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, 2nd ed. (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1987).

MidVR:
Barbara Lambert Merrick and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts Vital Records, 2 Vols. (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986-90).

MilVR:
Horace E. Ware, Edmund J. Carpenter and Henry B. Martin, Milton Records: Births, Marriages and Deaths 1662-1843 Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged (Boston: Alfred Mudge &Son, Printers, 1900).

Mitchell:
Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, In Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Including an Extensive Family Register (Boston: The Author, 1840; reprinted Bridgewater: Henry T. Pratt, 1897; Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1970; Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1983; Salem, MA: Higginson Books, 1992).  Page numbers are from the reprintednt of 1897.  Note: Use this work with caution - there are a number of known errors in it.  Online edition edited by Dale H. Cook.

MM:
Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Marriages from the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990).

NEHGR:
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847 to present).

NorVR:
Henry Ernest Woods, Vital Records of Norton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906).

OakVR:
Vital Records of Oakham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, MA: Franklin P. Rice, 1905).

Old Colony Deeds:
Plymouth Colony Records: Deeds Six manuscript volumes, rebound in 1818, originally at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds, now at the Massachusetts Archives. References are to volume, part (if parted), and page, as numbered in the manuscript volumes.

Old Colony Wills:
Plymouth Colony Records: Wills Four manuscript volumes, rebound in 1818, originally at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds, now at the Massachusetts Archives. References are to volume, part (if parted), and page, as numbered in the manuscript volumes.

OldChurchSt:
Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Inscriptions, Old Church St. Cemetery, Easton, Mass., (1948 Manuscript, MS/70/EAS/312, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston). Contains handwritten 1948 transcriptions of gravestone inscriptions from the town's oldest cemetery, which is divided by Church St. into two sections generally known as "Old Burying Ground" (east side of road) and "Cynthia Drake Cemetery" (west side of road).

Packards:
Brigadier Joseph John Packard, The Packards (London: The Author, 1987).

SPECIAL NOTE about articles from Packard's Progress - all volumes are available here in PDF format. Each article listed below includes a link to the PDF file of that volume.

PackB:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter B ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 15 [Aug., 1990]:67.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackD:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter D ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 17 [Feb., 1991]:19-22.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackE:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter E ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 20 [Nov., 1991]:15-16.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackErr:
Karle S. Packard, "Errors in Print," in Packard's Progress, 19 [Aug. 1991]:7-8.

PackF:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter F ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 22 [May, 1992]:13-16.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackFam:
Karle S. Packard, "Samuel Packard of Bridgewater, Massachusetts and His Family," in Packard's Progress, 17 [Feb. 1991]:9-12 - an article now individually available online.

PackH:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter H ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 26 [May, 1993]:7-15.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackJ:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter J ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 27 [Aug., 1993]:11-13.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackL:
Alan D. Packard, "The Letter L Part 1 ... Families Allied by Marriage to the Packard Family Through the Male Line," in Packard's Progress, 33 [Feb., 1997]:21-22.  Note: some of the information in this article was provided by subscribers and is unverified.

PackLec:
Notes taken during a lecture delivered by Karle S. Packard, President of the Packard and Allied Families Association, at the Packard Family Reunion, Boxborough MA, August 7-9, 1992.

PAFARec:
Packard and Allied Families Association Family Record Sheet.  Note: some of the information in these sheets was provided by PAFA members and is unverified.

PCR:
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff (Volumes 1-8) and David Pulsifer (Volumes 9-12), Editors, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth In New England, 12 Volumes (Boston: The Press of William White, Printer to the Commonwealth, 1855-1861; reprintednted in 6 Volumes, New York: AMS Press, 1968) - See my Consolidated Index.

Peirce:
Ebenezer W. Peirce, Civil, Military and Professional Lists of Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1881; reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968; Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1995).

Planters:
Charles Edward Banks, The Planters of the Commonwealth. A Study of the Emigrants and Emigration In Colonial Times ... 1620-1640 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930; reprinted Baltimore, multiple editions).

PlnVR:
Henry Edwards Scott, Vital Records of Plympton Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923).

PlyCourt:
David T. Konig, Plymouth County Court Records 1686-1859, 16 Vols. (Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, Inc., 1978-1981; CD-ROM, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). When the page is not given the source is the CD-ROM, which is not paginated. In all instances the name of the court, and the volume and page number of the original record, are given in parentheses.

PlyDeeds:
Plymouth County Land Records. Deed books, grantor and grantee books at Plymouth County Court House, Plymouth. References are to deed books volume and page numbers.

PlyProb:
Plymouth County Probate Records. File papers 1685-1881 at Judicial Archives, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston. File papers 1882 to date, Docket and Record Books at Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, Plymouth. References are to old series (1685-1881) case file numbers and records books volume and page numbers.

PlyVR:
Lee D. van Antwerp and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Camden ME: Picton Press, 1993).

PN&Q:
Pilgrim Notes and Queries, a supplement to Mayflower Descendant (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, five volumes 1913 to 1917, edited by George Ernest Bowman).

Progress:
Packard's Progress, Newsletter of the Packard and Allied Families Association.  Note: much of the information in this periodical was provided by subscribers and is unverified.  Articles from Packard's Progress that are seperately cited as sources on this site are the work of researchers such as Karle Packard and Alan Packard and are of uniformly higher quality and reliability. All volumes are available here in PDF format.

RehVR:
James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897).

RIVR:
James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, 21 Vols. (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912).

RoxVR:
Vital Records of Roxbury Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Vols. (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1925-1926).

SAHouses:
David Penrose and Peter Hill, "The Houses of Stonham Aspal," in The Suffolk Review, 4: no. 1.

Savage:
James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register, 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1860-62; reprinted Baltimore, many editions).

SciVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909).

Sprague:
Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850. Sprague's extensive research on Braintree families was recorded by him on over 6,000 index cards, now at at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, and was published by NEHGS on CD-ROM in 2001.

StonAspReg:
Arthur William Darwin, Parish Register Transcripts, 1541-1837, Church of England, Parish Church of Stonham-Aspall. Microfilm of mss. in the Suffolk County Record Office, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. (LDS #991,989, Items 13-14, #991,990, Items 1-3).

StowReg:
Charles Partridge, Parish Register Transcripts, 1559-1574, Church of England, Parish Church of Stowmarket. Microfilm of mss. in the Suffolk County Record Office, Ipswich. (LDS #991,990, Item 16).

SufProb:
Suffolk County Probate Records, Suffolk County Courthouse, 24 New Chardon Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.

SufProbReg:
Ipswich District Probate Registry, Haven House, 17, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, IP4 1DN.

TAG:
The American Genealogist (1932 to present).

TauVR:
Henry Edwards Scott, Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 3 Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928-1929).

WashFam:
James Davenport, The Washbourne Family of Little Washbourne and Wichenford In the County of Worcester (London: Methuen & Co., 1907).

WBriVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of West Bridgewater Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).

WenVR:
Vital Records of Wenham Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1904).

WeyHis:
George Walter Chamberlain, et. al., History of Weymouth Massachusetts, 4 Vols. (Boston: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923).

WeyVR:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Weymouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 Vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910).

WhitmanDesc:
Charles H. Farnam, History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass. (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse &Taylor, 1889).

WndVR:
Henry Edwards Scott, Vital Records of Windsor Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1917.

WoolReg:
L. H. Haydon Whitehead, Parish Register Transcripts, 1558-1837, Church of England, Parish Church of Woolpit (Suffolk).  Microfilm of mss. in the Suffolk County Record Office, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. (LDS #992,008, Items 10-11).  (See abstracts at Transcript of the Parish Register for Woolpit, Suffolk).

 

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