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Genealogy and Genealogical Publications, Illinois State His-
torical Society, Springfield, III., Sept. 12, 1908.
I wish to call the attention of the members of the society to this
department of the library and its usefulness and growing needs. The
library has made a fine beginning and now contains a good working
genealogical collection, which is in constant use.
We would like the cooperation of the members of the society in
securing works on genealogy, such as family histories, town histories,
and of local communities in the State. If you know of any family
history that has been compiled or is being compiled, and will notify
us as to the authors, so that we can communicate with them, and by
this means have a copy of the history deposited in the library, it will
be a great help along this line, as it would be impossible to purchase
family histories (save in cases of allied families) and by this means
such histories would be accessible to the public.
Georgia L. Osborne,
Chairman of Committee on Genealogy and Genealogical Publications,
Illinois State Historical Society.
There has recently been added to the genealogical collection in the
library the following important works on genealogy:
Connecticut — Colonial and Revolutionary Records of Connecticut. Published
by the Connecticut Historical Society.
History of Walllngford, Conn., from its settlement in 1670 to the
present time, including Merlden, which was one of Its parishes
until 1806, and Chester, which was incorporated In 1780. Davis,
Charles Stanley, M. D., Meriden, Conn., 1870.
Georgia — Colonial Records of Georgia, Vols. 1-17, 1732-1774. Revolutionary
Records of Georgia, Vols. 1 and 2, 1769-1785; Candler, Allen D., compiler,
Atlanta, Ga. The Franklin-Turner Co., publishers.
History of Georgia, 2 vols.; Jones, Charles C, Jr. Houghton Mifflin
& Co., publishers. Boston, 1883.
History of Atlanta, Ga.; Reed, Wallace P., Syracuse, N. Y., 1889.
D. Mason & Co., publishers.
History of the Midway Church, Georgia; Stacy, James. Newnan,
History of Georgia from Its discovery by Europeans to the adoption
of the present constitution in 1798; Stevens, (Rev.) William
Bacon, M. D,. N. Y., 1847. D. Appleton & Co., publishers.
Kentucky — History of the Presbyterian church in Kentucky, with a prelim-
inary sketch of the churches In the valley of Virginia; Davidson, (Rev.)
Robert, D. D., N. Y., 1867. Robert Carter, publisher.
Maine — Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution who applied for State
bounty under resolves of March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20,
1838; House, Charles J., compiler.
Maryland — The Maryland Calendar of Wills from 1635 to 1685. 1685 to 1702.
Baldwin, Jane (Jane Baldwin Cotton), compiler, Baltimore, Md., 1904-1906.
Massachusetts — Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth; Davis, William T., Boston,
1883. S. Williams & Co., publishers.
Colonial Society of Massachusetts, publications of, 1895-1900.
Dedham, Mass. Church Records, 1635-1845; Hill, Don Gleason, editor.
Dedham, Mass., 1888.
History of Cape Cod, 2 vols. ; Freeman, Frederick, Boston, 1858, 1862.
History of the town of Duxbury, Mass.; Wlnsor, Justin, Boston, 1849.
History of the town of Medford, of Middlesex county, Mass., from its
first settlement in 1630 to 1855; Usher, James M., compiler,
Boston, 1886. Rand, Avery ^ Co., publishers.
New Hampshire — New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers, Vols. 1-30,
New Jersey — Documents relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History
of the State of New Jersey. Archives of New Jersey. Published by the
New Jersey Historical Society.
New Jersey as a Colony, 4 vols.; Lee, Francis Bazley, Publishing
Society of New Jersey, 1903.
New York — History of New York during the Revolution. DeLancey, Edward
Floyd, editor; 2 vols. New York Historical Society, publishers, 1879.
History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York; Slmms,
Jeptha R., Albany, N. Y., 1845.
Pennsylvania — Snyder County Marriages, 1835-1899; Wagenseller, George W.,
A. M., compiler, Middleburg, Pa., 1899. Wagenseller Publishing Co.
Rhode Island — Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, comprising three
generations of settlers who came before 1690, with many families carried
to the fourth generation; Austin, John Osborn, compiler, Albany, N. Y.,
1887. Joel Munsell's Sons, publishers.
Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, Vols. 1-15; Arnold, James
N., compiler, Providence, R. I., 1891-1906. Narragansett Histori-
cal Publishing Co., publishers.
South Carolina — Historical Collections of South Carolina, 2 vols. N. Y., 1836,
Harper Bros., publishers. Carroll, B. R., compiler.
History of South Carolina under the Proprietary Government, 1670-
1719; under the Royal Government, 1719-1776. History of South
Carolina In the Revolution, 1775-1780; McCrady, Edward, LL. D.;
4 vols. N. Y., 1901-1902, The MacmlUan Co., publishers.
History of South Carolina from its First Settlement In 1670, to the
year 1808; Ramsay, David, M. D.; 2 vols. Charleston, 1809.
Published by David Longworth.
Vermont— History of Bradford, Vt.; McKeen, (Rev) Silas, D. D. Mont-
pelier, Vt., 1875.
Virginia — Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Va.; Green,
Raleigh Travers, compiler, Culpeper, Va., 1900.
Parish Register of Saint Peters, New Kent County, Va., from 1680
to 1787. National Society of Colonial Dames, publishers, Rich-
Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va., from 1653
to 1812. Virginia National Society of Colonial Dames, publishers,
Some Prominent Virginia Families; Bellet, Louise Pecquet du; Rich-
Virginia County Records, Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800; Crozler.
William Armstrong, F. R. S., editor. N. Y., 1905, Fox, Duffleld &
Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776; Crozler, William Armstrong,
F. R. S.. editor. N. Y.. 1905.
A List of Emigrant Ministers to America, 1690-1811; Fotlierglll, Geralu,
Bibllographla Genealogica Americana — An alphabetical index to American
genealogies and pedigrees, etc.; Durrle, Daniel S., Albany, N. Y., 1886.
Joel Munsell's Sons, publishers.
Colonial Families of the United States of Aiaerlca; Mackenzie, George Nor-
bury, LL. B., editor. N. Y., 1907, The Grafton Press (future publications).
Society of Colonial Wars, 2 vols., 1899, 1902, 1903 ,1906. Published by the
The American Genealogist, being a catalogue of family histories, etc. Joel
Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y., 1900.
United States — Department of Commerce and Labor; Bureau of the Census.
Heads, of Families at the First Census of the United States taken in the
year 1790 In the following States: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massa-
chusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Rhode
Island and Vermont, Virginia.
The following periodicals —
Virginia Magazine of Biography and History, Vol. I, 1893 to 1908.
Virginia Magazine of Biography and History, Vol. 1, 1893 to 1908. Richmond,
William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 1, 1892 to 1908. Williamsburg, Va.
The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, 1898-1908; published In Colum-