Ancestor Links - Useful Sources for Genealogy Research (continued)

This web page includes additional information for the following subsection that is listed on the main Sources page.

Books and other Published Sources - Genealogy and History sources

A list of some of these sources that I have found useful - is presented using the following categories:

    1.    U.K.
    1.1  Scotland
    2.    North America
    3.1  Single Family Genealogies - Scotland
    3.2  Single Family Genealogies - North America
    4.    General Comments

This list is only a small portion of what is included in the lists of "Sources (Bibliography)" used on the web pages included in the subsections of Ancestor Links - Genealogy Data on this website.

1. U.K.

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom Extant, Extinct, or Dormant” First Edition, 8 Volumes, by G.E. Cokayne (1887-1898); and Second Edition, 12 Volumes - with the 12th Volume published in two parts, revised by the Hon. Vicary Gibbs et al. (1910-1959)

Includes genealogies and historical information for British titled family lines - including family lines that are currently considered dormant or extinct. It is important to check the “Addenda and Corrigenda” sections - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

1.1  Scotland

The Scots Peerage : founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom”, 9 Volumes, by Sir J.B. Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms (1904-1914)

Includes genealogies and historical information for Scottish titled family lines - including family lines that are currently considered dormant or extinct. It is important to check the “Addenda et Corrigenda” (Volume 9) - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation”, 8 Volumes, by H. Scott and D.F. Macdonald (1914-1950)

Includes genealogical and historical information for the immediate families of former Ministers in the Church of Scotland - from the reformation (16th Century) up to the early 20th Century. It is important to check the “Addendum and Corrections” (Volume 8) - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

A History of Peeblesshire”, 3 Volumes, by J.W. Buchan (1925)

Includes background history and some genealogical information (including family trees) for many of the families that have been land owners in Peeblesshire, Scotland.

The Lord Provosts of Edinburgh, 1296-1932”, by M. Wood and T.B. Whitson (1932)

Includes background history and some genealogical information for former Provosts/Lord Provosts of Edinburgh.

A history of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet : with a list of the members of the society from 1594 to 1890 and an abstract of the minutes”, by the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet (1890)

Includes brief genealogical information for former members of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet.

Edinburgh Academy register - A record of all those who have entered the school since its foundation in 1824”, by T. Henderson (1914)

Includes brief genealogical information for former students of the Edinburgh Academy.

The epitaphs and monumental inscriptions in Greyfriars churchyard, Edinburgh”, by J. Brown (1867)

The Scottish Record Society

The Scottish Record Society has published a wide variety of lists, indexes, transcripts and abridgements of individual records. Some of their publications include:
Register of burials in the chapel royal or abbey of Holyroodhouse, 1706-1900” (1900)
Register of interments in the Greyfriars burying-ground, Edinburgh, 1658-1700” (1902)
The register of marriages for the parish of Edinburgh, 1595-1700; 1701-1750 & 1751-1800” (1905)(1908)(1922)
Inventory of documents relating to the Scrymgeour family estates, 1611” (1912)
Monumental inscriptions in St Cuthbert's churchyard, Edinburgh” (Older Portion 1915)(Newer Portion 1919)
Calendar of writs preserved at Yester House, 1166-1625” (1930)
Roll of Edinburgh burgesses and guild-brethren, 1406-1700; 1701-1760 & 1761-1841” (1929)(1930)(1933)
The burgesses and guild brethren of Glasgow, 1573-1750 & 1751-1846” (1925)(1935)
The Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, 1532-1943, with genealogical notes” (1944)
The register of apprentices of the city of Edinburgh, 1583-1666; 1666-1700; 1701-1755 & 1756-1800” (1906)(1929)(1963)
The Commissariot Record of Edinburgh. Register of Testaments. 1514-1600; 1601-1700 and 1701-1800” (1897)(1898)(1899)

The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club

“The Club has published the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club since 1908. The 40 volumes make up a substantial body of historical articles and source material about Edinburgh's history.” For further information visit The Old Edinburgh Club website.

The Red Book of Perthshire”, by G.A. MacGregor (2008)

Includes genealogies and historical information for titled family lines in Perthshire, Scotland. The author will soon publish a similar book for Fife, Scotland with the title “The Red Book of Fife”. For further information visit the author’s website Gordon A. MacGregor.

2. North America

NEW 2015The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640”, by Robert Charles Anderson (2015)

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 Volumes, by J. Savage (1860-1862)

Includes basic genealogical information for the first three generations of early settlers in New England (17th Century).

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire”,6 Volumes, by S. Noyes (1928-1939)et al.

Includes basic genealogical information for the first three generations of early settlers in Northern New England (Maine and New Hampshire) (17th Century).

American marriage records before 1699”, by W.M. Clemens (1926)

Massachusetts Vital Records (prior to 1850)

A series of books have been published with the Vital Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) for many of the counties in Massachusetts – such as:
Vital records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849” (1915)
Vital records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850” (1903)

Early Connecticut marriages as found on ancient church records prior to 1800”, by F.W. Bailey (1896)

Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790”, 12 Volumes, by the United States Bureau of the Census (1907)

“New England Historical and Genealogical Register” (Published quarterly since 1847) by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

“The Register has featured a wide variety of articles since its inception, including vital records, church records, tax records, land and probate records, cemetery transcriptions, obituaries, and historical essays.” For further information regarding the Register and other publications - visit the NEHGS website.

3.1  Single Family Name Genealogies – Scotland

"Scottish Family Histories", by J. Ferguson and the National Library of Scotland (1986)

Reference book (currently out of print) with a list, by Scottish family, of published family histories - including the names of the libraries that have copies as part of their collection.

Rose Family: “A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock: With Illustrative Documents from the Family Papers, and Notes”, by H. Rose and L. Shaw (1848)

Genealogy of the Clan Rose Family of Scotland.

Stewart, Campbell, Douglas, Hamilton, Murray and Johnston Families: “The heraldry of the Stewarts, with notes on all the males of the family, descriptions of the arms, plates and pedigrees”, by G.H. Johnston (1906)

The author also published similar books for the Campbell, Douglas, Hamilton, Murray and Johnston families of Scotland.

Knox Family: “Genealogical memoirs of John Knox and of the family of Knox”, by Rev. C. Rogers (1879)

Genealogy of the Knox Family of Scotland - including John Knox the Reformer.

Maule Family: “Registrum de Panmure, records of the families united in the line of the barons and earls of Panmure”, by H. Maule and J. Stuart (1874)

Genealogy of the Maule Family of Scotland – a sept of the Clan Ramsay Family of Scotland.

Hay Family: “The Hays of Delgatie”, by Sir John Hay of Park (2002)

Genealogy of the Hay Family of Delgatie, Scotland.

3.2  Single Family Name Genealogies – North America

Hayes Families: “John Hayes of Dover, New Hampshire - A Book of His Family [c.1680]”, 2 Volumes, by K. Richmond (1936) and “George Hayes of Windsor and his descendants [c.1680]”, by C.W. Hayes (1884)

Genealogy of the Hayes families of New England.

Ayer and Treman Families: “The history of the Treman, Tremaine, Truman family in America; with the related families of Mack, Dey, Board and Ayers; being a history of Joseph Truman of New London, Conn. (1666); John Mack of Lyme, Conn. (1680); Richard Dey of New York city (1641); Cornelius Board of Boardville, N.J. (1730); John Ayer of Newbury, Mass. (1635); and their descendants”, by E.M. Treman (1901)

Genealogy of the Treman, Ayer and other families of New England.

Brigham Family: “The history of the Brigham family; a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653” (1907) by W.T. Brigham and “The history of the Brigham Family. second Volume. Bound with a Supplement to Vols.1 and 2”, by E.E. Brigham (1927)

Clough Family: “The Genealogy of the descendants of John Clough of Salisbury, Massachusetts [c.1635]”, by E.A.C. Speare (1952 & 1966)

Cooley Family: “The Cooley Genealogy: The Descendants of Ensign Benjamin Cooley, an Early Settler of Springfield and Longmeadow, Massachusetts; and Other Members of the Family in America [c.1642-43]”, by Cooley & Keatley (1941)

Drake Family: “The descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut [c.1639]”, by F.B. Gay (1933)

Dwight Family: “The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass. [c.1635]”, by B.W. Dwight (1874)

Eastman Family: “History and genealogy of the Eastman family of America”, 2 Volumes, by G. S. Rix (1901)

Griswold Family: “The Griswold family, England-America : Edward of Windsor, Connecticut, Matthew of Lyme, Connecticut, Michael of Wethersfield, Connecticut”, Multiple Volumes, by G.E. Griswold (from 1935)

Loomis Family: “Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, and his antecedents in the Old world”, by E. Loomis (1909) and “The Descendants (by the Female Branches) of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut in 1639”, by E. Loomis (1880)

Moore Family: “Some descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass. [c.1635]”, by E.S. Bolton (1904)

Newberry Family: “The Newberry family of Windsor, Connecticut, in the line of Clarinda (Newberry) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut 1634-1866” (1898) by F.F. Starr; "Newberry Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Newberry, of Dorchester, Mass., 1634 : 920-1914" (1914) by J. G. Bartlett; and "The Newberry Genealogy", by H.B.J. Lee (1975)

Noble Family: “History and Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble, of Westfield, Massachusetts: With Genealogical Notes of Other Families by the Name of Noble”, by L.M. Boltwood (1878)

Rice Family: “A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who Came from Berkhamstead, England, and Settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9”, by A.H. Ward (1858); “By the name of Rice : an historical sketch of Deacon Edmund Rice, the Pilgrim (1594-1663), founder of the English Family of Rice in the United States : and of his descendants to the fourth generation”, by C.E. Rice (1911); "Supplement to the Rice family : descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, by Andrew Henshaw Ward, A.M., 1858 : a supplement to 1858", by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Inc. (1967); and "A genealogical register of Edmund Rice descendants, or, The continuation of the descendants found in A.H. Ward's "Rice family" of 1858 and in the 1967 "supplement" to that book", by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Inc. (1970)

Stebbins Family: “The Stebbins Genealogy” [17th Century onwards], by R.S. Greenlee (1904)

Treat Family: “The Treat family: a genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat for fifteen generations, and four hundred and fifty years in England and America, containing more than fifteen hundred families in America”, by J.H. Treat (1893)

Wolcott Family: “Wolcott Genealogy - The Family of Henry Wolcott - One of the First Settlers of Windsor, Connecticut [c.1630]”, by C. Wolcott (1912); and “Wolcott Genealogy”, by R.C. Griffen (1986)

4. General Comments

The above published sources include valuable information for different generations of a family and/or families. However, most of these sources are also somewhat like a database - and as we all know - most databases tend to include a certain percentage of errors. The drawback of any errors that these sources may contain - is usually more than offset by the wealth of background information included in these sources.
When available - it is important to check the addendum and corrections section(s) or volume(s) - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

An on-going and significant genealogy research challenge - is to identify whether published information has been subsequently updated with more recent published research that enhances, amends or corrects earlier published information.
For a short list of reference books with lists of published information by family name (Scotland) or by individual name (Early Eastern North American Settlers - New England, New York …) - click here.

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