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CD: The Ledger of Gilbert Winslow of Freetown, Massachusetts, 1824-1825

By: N/A

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1573


Contains an electronic image reproduction of a ledger kept by Gilbert Winslow, wool carder and dyer, of Freetown, MA (1824-1825). The ledger entries carry a name, date and description of the service provided and a charge. Winslow held accounts with about 230 people in 1824. Quite a few are identified as residents of nearby Berkley, MA. Indeed, this ledger provides a partial census of the area for 1824. Among the most common surnames in the ledger are: Ashley, Briggs, Cha... View more info

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Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer

By: Rand McNally

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 333419


Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer is designed for travelers who want topographic map detail for outdoor recreation, sales and transportation and everyday travel. Contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index. View more info

MAP: Eastern Massachusetts: 1902

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S52


This detailed regional map issued by the Matthews-Northrup Company, with its distinctive "piano key" border, first appeared in the Century Atlas. Identifies counties, towns, county seats, villages, and transportation systems for the area east of Worcester at the beginning of the 20thcentury. Includes and inset map for Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County) and the Elizabeth Islands. View more info

MAP: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island : 1864

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: T03


Nicely detailed depiction of this populous area at mid-century. Our reproduction of this 1864 Johnson map shows both county and township boundaries. View more info

MAP: Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Circa 1825

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S12


The county lines, towns and roads are shown for these three New England states. Additionally, similar detail can be found for Long Island in New York state. An inset plan of Boston shows Charlestown and Lechmere Point. View more info

Quakers And Baptists In Colonial Massachusetts

By: N/A

Price: $27.99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press:

Seller ID: 525046


This book presents the history of two religious sects successfully established in seventeenth-century Massachusetts, where it was illegal to participate in any faith other than the legally established congregationalism of the Puritan founders of the colony. Taking a comparative approach, the author examines the Quaker meeting in Salem and the Baptist church in Boston over more than a century. The work opens with the dramatic events surrounding dissenters' efforts to gain... View more info

The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860

By: N/A

Price: $15.96

Publisher: MISC:

Seller ID: 350049


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CD: Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans, Department of Massachusetts, 1866-1947

By: A. Dean Sargent

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD2130


This CD-ROM was created for the purpose of preserving the records of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Massachusetts and to offer a convenient source of the membership for historians and genealogists. The Civil War Veteran upon joining the Grand Army of the Republic registered at his local post. The post was required to forward reports to the department headquarters containing the members’ status. It has been estimated that over 14,000 members’ records ca... View more info

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Hanging Katherine Garrett: A Novel based on the 1737 Trial of a Pequot Woman

By: Abigail Davis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1922


In present-day Minneapolis a graduate student, Karla Palmer, discovers a sermon that was preached at the 1738 hanging of Katherine Garrett, a Pequot Indian woman who was executed for the murder of her bastard child. The baby's body was found in the barn of a Congregationalist minister to whom Katherine was bound as a servant. She pled not guilty at her trial and records show that a huge courtroom scene ensued when the verdict was announced. Karla, smelling a cover-up, fo... View more info

CD: Witchcraft in Massachusetts

By: Abner Cheney Goodell, Jr.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3338


Nineteen years after the celebrated 1692 witchcraft trials, an act was passed by the General Assembly of MA, reversing the attainders of the men and women convicted of witchcraft. These two 1884 pamphlets, now combined in one volume, are a thoroughly researched argument against the viewpoint, held by some at that time, that the 1711 act was never really enacted into law. In presenting his rebuttal, the author explains in detail the history of the bill, later the act, and... View more info

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Historic Hadley: A Story of the Making of a Famous Massachusetts Town

By: Alice Morehouse Walker

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: W1397


This slender volume tells of the origins, growth, and development of this New England town. "Painstaking effort has been made to search the town records, to scrutinize every historical document, and to weigh carefully familiar traditions."A dissenting faction of Puritans from Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, purchased a strip of land situated between Mount Holyoke on the south, and Mount Toby and Mohawk Brook on the north. In 1659, these withdrawers, later... View more info

CD: Boston Newsletter & Massachusetts Gazette Advertisement Index, 1704-1776

By: Andrew W. Pollock III

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1699


Contains an advertisement index to the weekly newspaper. The Boston Newsletter was first published in 1704 and ceased publication in 1776, shortly before the evacuation of British troops from Boston. This index contains approximately 10,000-12,000 entries listing individuals, corporate entities, shop signs, taverns, ships, churches, etc. Entries frequently include employment and address information, together with a summary of other interesting details that can be gleaned... View more info

CD: Town Records of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1858-1871

By: B. F. Baker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD3756


These volumes contain complete transcriptions of the public records of the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, as compiled by the town clerk for the years 1858 through 1871 in Volume I and 1872 through 1884 in Volume II. These concise entries are generally concerned with annual town meetings, public hearings regarding repairs and improvements to town property, and general elections for federal, state, county and local officials. A diverse assortment of town officials, witn... View more info

The Early Records of the Town of Rowley Massachusetts. 1639-1672. Being Volume One of the printed Records of the Town

By: Benjamin P. Mighill and George B. Blodgette

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: M4897


The book used for recording the general affairs of the town of Rowley from 1639 to 1672 is a much worn, mutilated, and neary illegible, many leaves are missing, so that nothing remains of record before August, 1647. The printed copy begins on page 51. Another book, containing the record of the laying out of lands and division of fences, was begun in 1643. It appears herein on the first fifty pages and thence chronologically in connection with the first named record. Ther... View more info

CD: Biographical Review, Volume XVIII, Containing Life Sketches Of Leading Citizens Of Plymouth County, Massachusetts

By: Boston Biobraphy Review

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD3075


"These pages show what manner of men and women are now, two hundred seventy and more years after the landing on Plymouth Rock, dwelling in the old homes and haunts of the Pilgrims. Many of the worthies here commemorated are 'Mayflower' descendants, kinsmen and kinswomen of that good and valiant band, through various lines of ancestry. Others trace from the 'Fortune,' the 'Ann,' the 'Little James,' the 'Diligent,' or later venturous barks, some being valued American c... View more info

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Through the Eyes of the Bay Colony: The Story of the Involvement of Massachusetts-Bay in the Battle of Ticonderoga, 1758

By: Brenton C. Kemmer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: K4675


Through the Eyes of the Bay Colony: The Story of the Involvement of Massachusetts-Bay in the Battle of Ticonderoga, 1758. Brenton C. Kemmer. 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 88 pp. "It held about eight hours. The dead men and wounded lay on the ground, the wounded having some of their legs and arms and other limbs broken, others shot through the body and very mortally wounded. To hear their cries and see their bodies lay in blood and the earth tremble with the fire of th... View more info

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The Emancipation of Massachusetts: The Dream and The Reality

By: Brooks Adams

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A2295


Revised and enlarged edition. This is the history of Massachusetts' emancipation from narrow-minded religious thinking to liberalism. The narrative covers the Antinomians, the Anabaptists, the Quakers, witchcraft, Brattle Church, Harvard College ("the ancient cradle of bigotry and superstition" that was eventually made the "home of American liberal thought"), and the American Revolution. View more info

Epitaphs in the Old Burying-Ground at Deerfield, Massachusetts

By: C. Alice Baker and Emma L. Coleman

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B3507


Graveyards can often supply facts that cannot be found in town records. Unfortunately, gravestones frequently disappear so it is especially important to preserve this information before the primary source is lost. The inscriptions within these pages were transcribed by C. Alice Baker at the request of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. After Miss Baker's death, this task was completed by Emma L. Coleman. This work consists of exact transcriptions of... View more info

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Planters of the Commonwealth: A Study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times: to which are added Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the Ships which brought them; their English Homes and the Places of their Settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640

By: Charles Edward Banks

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B2036


The Planters of the Commonwealth came to the New World “to plant…the seeds of a new nation whose fruit should become another England, with its traditions, culture, and laws.” Who were these planters? Where were they from? Why did this “Great Emigration” occur? In this book Col. Banks explores the answers to these questions and shows what it must have been like for the passengers on these ships. Using records from both England and America, Col. Banks has compile... View more info

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Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Massachusetts, and Their Descendants, in Part to the Present Generation

By: Charles Edward Potter

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: P0161


The first part of the book lays out the genealogical information in tabular. These tables include thousands of names plus the dates for births, marriages, and deaths as well as listing the places where births and deaths occurred. The second half of the book contains more than 150 biographical sketches, which offer more genealogical information: ancestry, family details, occupations and avocations, land and other possessions, personal qualities, and the occasional anecdot... View more info