Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, 1885 - 1966

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Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966). Walter Goodwin Davis. (1916-1963). Reprinted in these three volumes are seventeen books that comprise one of the major achievements of twentieth-century genealogy--the multi-ancestor compendium (plus Thomas Haley of Winter Harbor and His Descendants, 1930) compiled and published by Walter Goodwin Davis between 1916 and 1963.

These 2,100 fully-indexed pages authoritatively cover 180 families, all of Davis's colonial forebears plus nineteen English families in the immediate ancestry of American immigrants. One hundred fourteen of these families lived mostly in Massachusetts; twenty-nine are associated largely with Maine; and eighteen--Basford, Brown, Clifford, Cram, Estow, Fernald, Folsom, Gibbons, Gilman, Marston, Moses, Roberts, Roper, Sherburne, Sloper, Taprill, Walton, and Waterhouse--lived largely in New Hampshire, primarily Hampton, Portsmouth, or Exeter. Most of the 114 Massachusetts families resided in Essex County, a few in Middlesex or Plymouth counties, or in Boston. Thus Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis is largely a compendium on "north of Boston" families. The Davis opus is undoubtedly the premier work for northern New England, and an often essential companion volume to the celebrated Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire(see Item 4205)--which it considerably expands, especially for many Essex County families with ties further north)--and the greatest multi-ancestor series to date in American genealogy. Almost anyone with considerable New England ancestry--and as many as 100 million living Americans, about 40 percent of the population, have some colonial New England forebears--will descend from one or more, often a dozen or more, of the 180 families herein. For this reprint edition, the 180 families in all sixteen books have been arranged into a single alphabetical sequence, and tables of contents identify the book in which the family originally appeared.(For a complete list of the contents of these volumes, please contact the publisher.) (See also Items 1401, 1402, and 1403.) publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.




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