Holdings of the Library for the
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants

Massachusetts State and County Section

 

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Statewide

General:

Frederic W. Bailey, Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 With the Addition of Plymouth County Marriages 1692-1746 (New Haven, etc., 1897-1914; rep. Baltimore, 1996), 3v. in 1. ALSO on CD-ROM [Family Tree Maker CD 231]

Charles Edward Banks, The Planters of the Commonwealth (Boston, 1930; rep. Baltimore, 1984).

Charles Edward Banks, Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650 (Philadelphia, 1937; rep. Baltimore, 2002).

John Stetson Barry, The History of Massachusetts (Boston, 1855-1857), 3v. [stored]

Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting, in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants) (Baltimore, 1996), 16v. in 3.

Charles A. Flagg, A Guide to Massachusetts Local History (Salem, Mass., 1907).

Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Note, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts (1856) – see Compendium of New England Pioneers on CD.

John Camden Hotten, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, 1600-1700 (New York, 1880; rep. Baltimore, 1968).

List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts 1780-1892 (Boston, 1893).

Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneer of Massachusetts (Boston, 1900). ALSO see Compendium of New England Pioneers on CD.

Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771 (Boston, 1978; rep. Rockport, Me., 1998).

Gary Boyd, ed., Roberts, Mayflower Source Records: Primary Data Concerning Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Baltimore, 1986).

John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780 (Boston, 1997).

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, comp., Massachusetts Special Collections Directory (Boston, 1999).

 

Regional

Massachusetts Bay Colony

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed., Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England [1628-1686] (Boston, 1853-1854), 6 v. in 5. [oversized]. ALSO on CD (2006) by Archive CD Books USA.

 

Plimoth Colony

Anderson, Robert Charles, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 (Boston, 2004).

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis, Indian Deeds: Land Transactions in PlymouthColony, 1620-1691 (Boston, 2002).

Bradford, William, History of the Plimoth Plantation containing an account of the Voyage of the ‘Mayflower’ [now reproduced in facsimile from the original manuscript] (London, 1896). [oversized]

Campbell, Martha, “Plymouth Colony Proprietors Records” (typ., 1993).

Kinnicutt, Lincoln Newton, Indian Names of Places in Plymouth, Middleborough Lakeville and Carver Plymouth County Massachusetts (Worcester, Mass., 1909).

Libby, Charles T., Plymouth Colony Marriages to 1650 together with Mary Chilton’s Title to Celebrity (Warwick, R.I., 1978).

McAuslan, William Alexander, Mayflower Index (Boston, 1932), 2v. [no longer accepted as sole proof of a Mayflower lineage]

Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Increasings (Baltimore: 2 nd ed., 1997).

Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Births & Deaths from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts society of Mayflower Descendants (Baltimore, 1992), 2v.

Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts society of Mayflower Descendants (Baltimore, 1990).

Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Deeds & Probates from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts society of Mayflower Descendants (Baltimore, 1994).

Sherman, Ruth Wilder, and Robert S. Wakefield, Plymouth Colony Probate Guide: Where to find Wills and Related Data For 800 People of Plymouth Colony 1620 – 1691 (Warwick, R.I., 1983).

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Court Orders [1633-1691] (Boston, 1855-1856), v. 1-6. [oversized]

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Judicial Acts. 1633-1692 (Boston, 1857), v. 7. [oversized]

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Miscellaneous Records. 1633-1689 (Boston, 1857), v. 8. [oversized]

Pulsifer, David, ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, 1643-1678/9 (Boston, 1859), v. 9-10. [oversized]

Pulsifer, David, ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Laws, 1623-1682 (Boston, 1861), v. 11. [oversized]

Pulsifer, David, ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England: Deeds Vol. I. 1620-1651 &c. (Boston, 1861), v. 12. [oversized]

Terry, Milton E., and Anne Borden Harding, comp., Alden Gamaliel Beaman, Velma H. Terry, and Willard Newell Woodward, eds., Mayflower Ancestral Index, Volume I [Descendants of the Families: Brewster, Chilton, Eaton, Samuel Fuller, More, Rogers, Soule, White] [no longer accepted as sole proof of a Mayflower lineage]

 

Southeastern Mass.

Thatcher, Charles M., comp., Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts [includes cemeteries in Acushnet, Berkley, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, Freetown, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Raynham, Rochester, Scituate, Taunton, and Wareham] (Middleborough, Mass., 1995).

Moore, Diane L., Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts: An Alphabetic Index (Mansfield, Mass., 1996).

 

County

(alphabetical by county, then by author)

Barnstable County Probate Court, Consolidated Index, 1686 through 1950 (ms., 1956). [only have Aalto to Bradford; have jpg images to Pierce]

Deyo, Simeon L., ed., History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts (New York, 1890).

Freeman, Frederick, The History of Cape Cod [Barnstable County]: The Annals of Barnstable County and of its Several Towns, including the District of Mashpee (Boston, 1858-1862), 2v.

Smith, Leonard H. Jr., Cape Cod [Barnstable County] Library of Local History and Genealogy: A Facsimile Edition of 108 Pamphlets Published in the Early 20 th Century (S.l., 1911-1914; rep. Baltimore, 1992) in 2v.

Swift, Charles F., Cape Cod [Barnstable County]: The Right Arm of Massachusetts, An Historical Narrative (Yarmouth, Mass., 1897). [stored]

Berkshire County Probate Index to 1900. [scanned images file]

Bristol County Probate Index, 1687-1881. [jpg images of index pages]

Hurd, D. Hamilton, ed., History of Bristol County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia, 1883).

Descriptive & Biographical Record of Bristol Co., Massachusetts (1899) – see Bristol County CD.

Rounds, H. L. Peter, comp. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745 (Baltimore, 1987).

Rounds, H. L. Peter, comp. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records Book 2 1745-1762 (Baltimore, 1988).

Bristol County , Massachusetts – Heritage Books Archives #1848 (Bowie, Md., 2001), 9v. on CD:

  1. Gail E. Terry, Berkley Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions (1997).
  2. Gail E. Terry, Myricks Massachusetts: A Farming Settlement A Railroad (1998).
  3. Gail E. Terry, A History of the Myricks United Methodist Church (1910) [sic].
  4. Helen Gurney Thomas, Vital Records of the Town of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1686-1890 (1988).
  5. Descriptive & Biographical Record of Bristol Co., Massachusetts (1899).
  6. W. L. Chaffin, History of Easton, Massachusetts (1886).
  7. William Crapo, Centennial in New Bedford (1876).
  8. John Daggert, A History of the History of Attleborough (1894).
  9. History of Swansea Massachusetts (1917).

Banks, Charles Edward, The History of Martha’s Vineyard Dukes County Massachusetts in three volumes (Boston, 1911), 3 v. [General History, Town Annals, Family Genealogies].

Dow, George Francis, ed., Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts [1636-1686] (Salem, Mass., 1911-1921) in 9v. – see volumes on Archive CD Books USA CD.

Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1635-1681 (Salem, Mass., 1916-1920) in 3v. – see volumes on Archive CD Books USA CD.

Essex County Deeds 1639-1678; Abstracts of Volumes 1-4 Copy Books Essex County Massachusetts (Westminster, Md., 2003). Paperback.

Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, Lost Babes Fornication Abstracts from Court Records Essex County, Massachusetts 1692 to 1745 (Derry, N.H., 1992).

Upham, W. P., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, trans., Essex County, Massachusetts Probate Index 1638-1840 (Boston, 1987), 2 v.

Franklin County Probate Index to 1925. [scanned images file]

Dunkle, Robert J., ed., The Corbin Collection Volume 2: Records of Hampden County, Massa­chu­setts (Boston, 2004) on 1 CD-ROM.

Dunkle, Robert J., ed., The Corbin Collection Volume 1: Records of Hampshire County, Massa­chu­setts (Boston, 2003) on 1 CD-ROM.

Folsom, Samuel H., and William E. Rogers, [eds.], Index to the Probate Records of the County of Middlesex Massachusetts First Series from 1648 to 1871 (Cambridge, Mass., 1914). [photodupe]

Rodgers, Robert H., Middlesex County in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: Records of Probate and Administration: October 1649 – December 1660 (Boston, 1999).

Rodgers, Robert H., Middlesex County in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: Records of Probate and Administration: March 1660/61 – December 1670 (Boston, 2001).

Rodgers, Robert H., Middlesex County in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: Records of Probate and Administration: February 1670/71 – June 1676 (Rockport, Me., 2005).

[Williams, Alicia Crane], Handlist of Middlesex County Massachusetts Fornication cases 1649-1749 (typ., 1979).

Hinchman, Lydia S., comp., Early Settlers of Nantucket Their Associates and Descendants (Philadelphia, 1901).

Vital Records of Nantucket Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, 1925-1928), 5 v.

Probate Index Norfolk County Massachusetts 1793-1900 (Dedham, Mass., 1910), 2 v. [photodupe]

Briggs, L. Vernon, History of Shipbuilding on North River, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, with genealogies of the shipbuilders, and accounts of the industries upon it tributaries, 1640 to 1872 (Boston, 1889).

Hills, Leon Clark, History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and First Comers to Ye Olde Colonie [Plymouth County] (Washington, D.C.: Cape Cod Series, 1936-1941).

Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 [General Sessions of the Peace, 1686-1827, and Court of Common Pleas, 1686-1859] (Wilmington, Del., 1978), in 16v. ALSO on 1 CD-ROM (Plymouth, Mass., 2002) [indexed]

Plymouth County Marriages 1692-1746 (Cambridge, Mass., 1900) [reprinted from The Genealogical Advertiser]

Sherman, Ruth Wilder, Robert M. Sherman, and Robert S. Wakefield, An Index to Plymouth County, Massachusetts Warnings Out from The Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859 (Plymouth, Mass., 2003).

The Old Maps of Southern Plymouth County, Mass. in 1879 (Fryeburg, Me., 1986).

Williams, Alicia Crane, “Plymouth Court Records Test Index Volume One” (typ., s.l.).

Wood, Ralph V., trans., Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate Index 1686-1881 (Camden, Me., 1988).

Index to the Probate Records of the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts from the year 1636 to and including the year 1893 (Boston, 1895), 3v. [photodupe]

Suffolk Deeds (Boston, 1880-1906), 14v.

Bowditch, N. I., Suffolk Surnames (Boston, 1858).

Index to the Probate Records of the County of Worcester, Massachusetts, from July 12, 1731, to July 1, 1881, Series A (Worcester, Mass., 1898), 2v.

Index to the Probate Records to the County of Worcester, Massachusetts, from July 1, 1881, to July 1, 1897, Series B (Worcester, Mass., 1898).

Index to the Probate Records to the County of Worcester, Massachusetts, from July 1, 1897, to January 1, 1910, Series B (Worcester, Mass., 1910).

Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warnings, 1737-1788 (Worcester, Mass., 1899; rep. Camden, Me., 1992).

 

 

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