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Counties

  • Filby, P. William, compiler. A Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Regional

Middle West

  • Amerikaauswanderer aus den Ämtern Bünde, Rödinghausen, Kirchlengern und Gohfeld-Mennighüffen im 19. Jahrhundert / herausgegeben und verlegt vom Kreisheimatverein Herford. Herford : Der Verein, [1990] 192 p. (Wittekindsland ; Heft 3) A list of 19th emigrants to America from Kreis Herford; arrangement is by town then year of emigration, with a name index. Many settled in the Middle West.

New England

  • Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vo. 5, M-P. Boston: New England Historic genealogical Society, 2007.
     
  • Bolton, Charles Knowles. Real Founders of New England Stories of Their Life Along the Coast, 1602-1628. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1929.

  • Brøderbund. Family Tree Maker. Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories 1600s-1900s : [CD-ROM]. Genealogical Records. Family tree maker, CD #023. [Novato, CA]: Brøderbund, 1999. Includes lineages, family histories, vital records, and historical essays compiled and indexed by name on more than 248,000 individuals. Includes names and descriptions of family members, including occupations; details of the Mayflower voyage to the New World and of the Pilgrims' personal inventory; church affiliation, dates of vital events, and parish of origin; memoirs and essays of life in the colonies; connections between New England settlers and their native homelands; historical and biographical sketches of early settlers.
     
  • Ehmann, Karl. Die Auswanderung in die Neuengland-Staaten aus Orten des Enzkreises im 18. Jahrhundert / von Karl Ehmann. Stuttgart : Verein für Familien- und Wappenkunde, 1977. 61 p. "Südwestdeutsche Blätter für Familien- und Wappenkunde. Sonderheft 1977."  List emigrants to New England from towns in the Enz district of Baden-Württemberg during the 18th century.
     
  • English Origins of New England Families. 3 volumes. From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1984.
     
  • The Great Migration Study Project. Sponsored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the goal is to compile "comprehensive genealogical and biographical accounts" on every one of the 20,000 people who settled in New England between 1620 and 1643.

  • Hardman, Susan. Pilgrims: New World Settlers & The Call of Home. New Haven, Connecticut:  Yale University Press, 2007.  Is a study of the New England settlers who returned to England during the years following the English Civil War and the reign of the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.

  • Hatcher, Patricia Law. Researching Your Colonial New England Ancestors. Ancestry Publishing, 2006.
     
  • Hayward, John. The New England Gazetteer. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006, 1839.  Descriptions of nearly 10,000 places-counties, towns, villages, rivers, bays, streams, islands, and so forth-scattered among this six-state region.
     
  • Historic USGS Maps of New England and New York. University of New Hampshire Library. The Documents and Data Center has digitized more than 1,500 early US Geological Survey topographical quadrangle maps for New York, Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. These out-of-print maps date from the 1890s to the 1950s. After selecting the map, the image may be downloaded to your hard drive and an image processing program used to print the pages.

  • Holbrook, Stewart Hall. The Yankee Exodus: An Account of Migration from New England. New York: Macmillan, 1950. Provides an overview of those who left the area for the following: economic opportunities, land grants, education, relatives or religion.
     
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, 1952. Collection of genealogies of 47 Connecticut River families (Hale and House and 45 others).
     
  • New England -- Brattleboro Historical Society Photo Collection. Features one of the best collections of historic photographs anywhere.  Offering an archive of professionally scanned historical glass plate photos from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Rural and small town American life is portrayed in this superb collection featuring images from New England. Prints of all historic photographs are available for sale.
     
  • Rapaport, Diane. The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Beverly, Massachusetts: Commonwealth Editions, 2007. This book consists of "strange but true" tales straight out of the courts of Colonial New England. Among the topics covered are witches and wild women, parents and youth, tavern tales, and slaves and servants.
     
  • 17th Century Colonial New England.
     
  • Torrey, Clarence. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, 1985.
     
  • Young, Alexander. Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth from 1602 to 1625. 2nd edition. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1844.

The South

  • The Deep South: Genealogical Records of Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi [CD] Baltimore: Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Covers the core genealogical works dealing with the Deep South. Altogether, some 150,000 individuals are named in a wide-ranging collection of census returns, probate records, marriage records, military records, vital records, and family histories, all brought together in this one CD with a single integrated index.

  • Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007, 1958.
     
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina
    from the Colonial Period to About 1820.
    Fifth Edition. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006, 2005. Reconstructs the history of the free African-American communities of Virginia and the Carolinas by looking at the history of their families.

  •  Holcomb, Brent. Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Presbyterian, Volume I, 1847-1865. Columbia, S.C.: SCMAR, 2009. These notices covered all of the Southern states and were not limited to Presbyterians.