Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Families of Ancient New Haven (CT)

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This is just in from our friends at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Please address all inquiries to .

NEHGS eNews Vol. 10, No. 40, Whole #394, October 1, 2008
Edited by Michael J. Leclerc and Valerie Beaudrault

New On
Families of Ancient New Haven, Volumes 5–8

Families of Ancient New Haven is an eight-volume work created by Donald Lines Jacobus between 1923 and 1932. These volumes were originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, predecessor of The American Genealogist. This work contains over 65,000 names of early Connecticut settlers and their descendants. In the second and final installment, we present volumes 5–8.

From the introduction to Volume 1:
“The following compilation includes the families of the ancient town of New Haven, covering the present towns of New Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Bethany, Woodbridge and West Haven. These families are brought down to the heads of families in the First Census (1790), and include the generation born about 1790 to 1800. Descendants in the male line who removed from this region are also given, if obtainable, to about 1800, unless they have been adequately set forth in published genealogies."It is intended to give every record of birth or baptism to 1800, every record of marriage to 1810, and every record of death of individuals born prior to 1800 in the above towns. All dates derived from the public records are followed by an abbreviated reference in italics, indicating their source. A key to these abbreviations is provided..."