Archive for the ‘Quintin Collection’ Category

New Church, Military, DAR Records Added To Quintin Collection

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Quintin Publications updated its collection on WorldVitalRecords.com with more than 140 titles. Many books in the collection are mid-western American records from Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa, and updates for Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and British records from Yorkshire, York, Surrey, and Yarmouth.

Time periods range from the 1600s through to 1948 with much heavier emphasis on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Contained within this particular collection are military records, state historical society records, church records from various Protestant religious groups, reminiscences and recollections, DAR materials, and many anniversary recollections of towns at their silver jubilees.

Quintin continues to be an integral partner with WorldVitalRecords.com as it continues to update its collection with further quality records from locations across America and the world. Quintin Publications is scheduled to provide WorldVitalRecords.com with a total of more than 10,000 books and articles. All databases in this collection area free to view for ten days from the date they are launched on the WorldVitalRecords.com website.

Wonderbase of the Week: 50 Databases From the Quintin Publications Collection

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The Wonderbase of the Week at WorldVitalRecords.com consists of 50 databases from the Quintin Publications Collection. The databases will be free to access until January 31, 2008. Click here to access the records.

The majority of the databases that comprise the Wonderbase are family histories, with most of the histories about families with surnames beginning with W.

Many of the histories include several thousand names. The largest database this week is The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations Being an Attempt to Trace the Descendants in the Female and Male Lines of Henry Whitney from 1649 to 1878 that contains more than 257,000 names. Other large databases include The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America with more than 90,000 names; History of Torrington, CT, From Its First Settlement in 1737, with Biographies and Genealogies with more than 76,000 names; History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut with more than 70,000 names; and Andrew Warde and His Descendants, 1597 – 1910: Being a Compilation of Facts Relating to One of the Oldest New England Families with more than 55,000 names.

These titles date between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. Some of the earlier titles include: Genealogy of the Wright Family from 1639 – 1901; Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, Who Settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1639; and A Wiswall Line: Ten Generations in Descent from Elder Thomas Wiswall of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1635.

As you navigate your way through these 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, searchable and free for ten days, which means that if your ancestor is in one of these volumes, you are likely to find him/her with a few simple clicks.

Wonderbase of the Week: 100 Databases From The Quintin Publications Collection

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

The Wonderbase of the Week consists of 100 databases from the Quintin Publications Collection. The databases will be free to access until January 24, 2008. Click here to access the records.

The majority of the databases that comprise the Wonderbase are family histories, with most of the histories about families with surnames beginning with V, Y or W.

Most of the histories include several thousand names. The largest database this week is The Wentworth Genealogy: Comprising the Origin of the Name, the Family in England, and a Particular Account of Elder William Wentworth, the Emigrant which contains more than 135,000 names. Other large databases include History of the Descendants of John Whitman with more than 95,000 names; Byberry Waltons: An Account of our Four English Brothers Nathaniel & Thomas & Daniel & William Walton, with more than 94,000 names; and Genealogy of the Waldo Family: A Record of Descendants of Cornelius Waldo, which is a two-volume set containing more than 77,000 names.

Many of these titles date back to the seventeenth century or earlier. Some of these titles are as follows: Genealogy of the Yardley Family, 1402-1881; Viele Records, 1613-1913; The Van Norden Family: Three Hundred Years in America, 1623-1923; and The Wight Family: Memoir of Thomas Wight of Dedham, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Notices of His Descendants, from 1637 to 1670.

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, searchable and free for ten days, which means that if your ancestor is in one of these volumes, you are likely to find him with a few simple clicks.

Wonderbase of the Week: 50 New Databases From the Quintin Publications Collection

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

This week’s Wonderbase of the Week comes from the Quintin Publications Collection and contains 50 databases. The majority of the databases that comprise the Wonderbase are family histories, with most of the histories about families with surnames beginning with W. Click here to view the databases, which will be free until January 17, 2008.

Most of the histories include several thousand names. The largest database this week is The Washington Ancestry: and Records of the McClain, Johnson, and Forty Other Colonial American Families which contains nearly 215,000 names. Other large databases this week Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families with more than 46,000 names; The Wannamaker, Salley, Mackay, and Bellinger Families: Genealogies and Memoirs with more than 35,000; and The Walcott Book: History and Genealogy of the American Family of Walcott and Notes of English Walcotts with more than 30,000 names.

Shown above: South Front of Washington Manor House, Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England

Many of these titles date back to the seventeenth century or earlier. Some of these titles are as follows: Col. John Wise of England and Virgina (1617-1695): His Ancestors and Descendants; Genealogy of Two Branches of the Whittier Family, from 1620-1873; Genealogy of the Woodward Family, 1584-1926; and The Wanderer-Wander Family of Bohemia, Germany and America, 1450-195.

As you navigate your way through these 50 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.

Wonderbase of the Week: 100 Family Histories From Quintin Publications

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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.

Wonderbase of the Week: Quintin Family Histories

Monday, December 10th, 2007

This week’s Wonderbase comes from the Quintin Publications Collection. The Wonderbase contains 215 titles, 100 will be launched today, and the remainder will be launched throughout the rest of the week. The Wonderbase will be free to access until December 20, 2007. Click here to access the Quintin Publications Collection. The majority of the databases that comprise the Wonderbase are family histories written about families with surnames beginning with U, V, W or Z.

Because of the nature of languages, two of these letters, V and Z have linguistic commonalities. For instance, many of the V genealogies deal with surnames with the prefix “Van,” which means that most of the surnames are of Dutch origin. Among the V surnames are Van Deursen, Van Gelder, Van Brunt, Van Voorhees, Van Horne, and many others. The Z surnames tend to be of German and Eastern European origin. Some examples include Zink, Zabriskie, Ziegler, and Zimmerman.

Unlike the two other letters highlighted today, the W Y surnames don’t have a distinct ethnic pattern, but there are many of them. Some W surnames include Willard, Winters, Willis, Winslow, Weikert and Woodruff. A few Y names include Yale, Yeardly, Yandes and Yerkes.

As you navigate your way through these 215 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.

Wonderbase Of The Week: 100 Fully Digitized And Searchable Books From The Quintin Publications Collection

Monday, November 26th, 2007

This week’s Wonderbase of the Week at WorldVitalRecords.com consists of 100 digitized and searchable books from the Quintin Publications Collection. Most of the books are family histories for surnames that begin with the letters L and T. Other books in the collection include state and local histories.

The largest database this week is Western Massachusetts, A History, 1636 – 1925, Volume 1, which contains more than 228,000 names. This database can be especially useful for people researching ancestors who lived in or may simply have passed through Western Massachusetts. The volume primarily contains names of people of prominence in the region, but it is not limited to the wealthy and famous.

The majority of this week’s spotlighted databases are family histories that contain at least 1,000 names, and several include more than 10,000. The largest family history this week is The History of the Treman, Tremaine, Truman Family in America with The Related Families of Mack, Dey, Board and Ayers. This database contains more than 132,000 names.

Other large databases include Thurston Genealogies, 1635 – 1892 Second Edition with more than 94,000 names; Memorial of the Thayer Name, from the Massachusetts Colony of Weymouth and Braintree, Embracing Geneological[sic] and Biographical Sketches of Richard & Thomas Thayer, and Their Descendants with more than 57,000 names; and Genealogy of the Twitchell Family: Record of the Descendants of the Puritan, Benjamin Twitchell, Dorchester, 1637 – 1927 with more than 54,000 names.

All of the databases will be free for the next ten days (December 6, 2007). Remember that even if you don’t find your ancestors’ surnames in the titles, your ancestors may be listed in any of the volumes. Since all the databases are fully searchable, it is always worth a try.

Wonderbase of the Week: 200 New Databases Online From The Quintin CD Collection

Monday, November 19th, 2007

This week’s Wonderbase of the Week at WorldVitalRecords.com consists of more than 200 databases from the Quintin CD collection. These databases are digitized books that are completely indexed and searchable and will be free to access until November 29, 2007. Among these databases are family histories, histories of towns, and biographies–all of which can be immensely valuable in family history research.

The Wonderbase is primarily comprised of family histories. Among these histories are several volumes with more than 30,000 names. The Descendants (by the Female Line) of Joseph Loomis, contains more than 101,000 names. Another family history, The Genealogy of John Lindsley (1845-1909) and His Wife Virginia Thayer Payne (1856-1941) of Boston, Massachusetts, contains more than 79,000 names. Even if these names do not seem familiar to you, it is possible that your ancestors’ names can be found in any of these volumes.

Today’s Wonderbase also contains a few local histories including (Lenoir) Happy Valley, History and Genealogy, which contains more than 34,000 names and The History of Nantucket County, Island and Town Including Genealogies of First Settlers, which contains more than 75,000 names. There are also a few histories of churches and organizations. All of these local histories can be extremely valuable to anyone with ancestors from these areas–not only because they might provide vital information–but also because they can provide clues that can point you in the right direction for future research.