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 - Updated Published Genealogical 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.

A significant and negative consequence of this - is that there is a huge volume of internet webpages and links for genealogical information that contains outdated and incorrect information. This is due to the webpage authors - not taking into account more recent published research that enhances, amends or corrects earlier published information.

Short lists of (i) reference books/articles with lists of published information by family name and/or by individual name - plus (ii) regional compendiums:

    1.1  U.K.
    1.2  Scotland
    2.1  North America
    2.2  Eastern North America - New England, New York ...
    3.    General Comments

1.1 U.K.

1.1.2 Compendiums for the U.K.:

Includes genealogies and historical information for British titled family lines - including family lines that are currently considered dormant or extinct - includes detailed source citations.
It is important to check the “Addenda and Corrigenda” (Volume 14) - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

1.2 Scotland

1.2.1 Reference books/articles with lists of published information:

Reference book with a list, by Scottish family name, of published family histories - including the name(s) of the library that have copies as part of their collection.

1.2.2 Compendiums for Scotland:

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

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 - with source citations.
It is important to check the “Addendum and Corrections” (Volume 8) - for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.

2.1 North America

2.2 Eastern North America - New England, New York ...

2.2.1 Reference books/articles with lists of published information:

Published genealogical research indexed by name (Early New England Settlers).

Includes - Regional Compendia and Databases; English Origins Studies/Articles 1984-1996; Royal Descents; Mayflower Works; Multi-Ancestor Studies and Town Genealogies.

Major journals (up to 1985) indexed by name - for families that settled prior to 1658 – with male line descendants through to the American Revolution.

Includes - Massachusetts Counties: Probates and Deeds; Massachusetts Vital Records; Town Histories; Single Family Genealogies and Seventy Multi-Ancestor Genealogies.

Genealogical periodicals (up to 1953) indexed by name and by places and subjects - plus appendix with "My Own Index".

2.2.2 Compendiums for New England:

Part of the Great Migration Study Project - Early New England Settlers (1620-1635) by name - with source citations.

Marriages of early New England settlers by name - with source citations.

Early Maine and New Hampshire Settlers by name - including children and grandchildren (first 3 generations) - with source citations.

Early New England Settlers by name - including children and grandchildren (first 3 generations).

3. General Comments

Published genealogical 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 and clues included in these sources.
When available - it is important to check the addendum and corrections section(s) for any important corrections and/or additions that may relate to your research.


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