This week’s Wonderbase of the Week at WorldVitalRecords.com comes from the Quintin Publications Collection. These dataabases will be free to access until December 27, 2007. Click here to access the Quintin Publications Collection.
The majority of the databases that comprise the Wonderbase are family histories, with most of the histories about families with surnames beginning with T, U, or W.
Most of the histories include several thousand names. The largest database this week is The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American, which consists of three volumes. These three volumes combined contain nearly 156,000 names. Other large databases this week include an Italian history called Storia Del Conti a Duchi d’Urbino with more than 96,000 names; Underhill Genealogy with more than 87,000 names; and The Descendants of Andrew Warner with more than 59,000.
Many of the family histories cover genealogies of families going back to the eighteenth century. A few of these titles include Grandmother Tyler’s Book, The Recollections of Mary Palmer Tyler, 1775-1866; The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793; and Edward Treadway, 784-1859, and His Descendants.
There are also a few with genealogies that date back even earlier, to the seventeenth century. Some of these titles are as follows: William Swyft of Sandwitch and Some of His Descendants, 1637-1899; The Descendants of John Upham of Massachusetts, Who Came from England in 1635 and Lived in Weymouth and Malden; and A Genealogy of the Lineal Descendants of William Woods Who Settled in Concord, Massachusetts in 1638.
As you navigate your way through these 100 titles, it is important to remember that even if the surname in the title is not one that is in your tree, one of your ancestors may be mentioned in the volume anyway. As always, these Quintin databases are completely indexed and searchable, which means that if your ancestor is in one of these volumes, you are likely to find him with a few simple clicks.