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Winter 2002
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 2   No. 1

New Arrivals

This feature highlights items recently added to the collection of St. Louis Public Library, which may be of interest to genealogists.

This month’s new arrivals are a bonanza for persons certain the South will rise again. Confederate descendants, enjoy!

1. Bartels, Carolyn. Missouri Amnesty. Independence, MO: Two Trails Publishing, 1989.
Central HG973.7809778

An alphabetical list of Missouri Confederates who applied for amnesty from the U. S. government that includes transcribed letters requesting amnesty. The letters may include type of service to the Confederate government, place of residence before and after the war, age, disability, and value of personal property or real estate.

2. Bartels, Carolyn. Missouri Confederate Deaths Union Prisons and Hospitals. Independence, MO: n.p., n.d. Central HG973.77

A list of Missouri Confederates who died in Union prisons or hospitals and includes name, military rank or notation that the person was a civilian, unit or residence, date of death, name of the prison or hospital, and where the person was buried.

3. Bartels, Carolyn. Missouri Confederate Pensions. Independence, MO: n.p., n.d. Central HG973.7478

Confederate pensions were granted by the state of residence at the time veterans applied. This list includes people listed in the House & Senate Journals for the state of Missouri in 1913 and later. Information includes name, age, date pension was approved, post office nearest the person’s residence, certificate number, county, and in some cases date of death.

4. Brooke, Ted O. & Linda W. Geiger. Index to Georgia’s Confederate Pension Supplements. Cumming, GA: Brooke & Geiger, 1999. Central HG929.3758

This book indexes the supplemental pension materials housed in the Georgia State Archives. The index includes name of pensioner or widow, county of residence, and record numbers.

5. Eakin, Joanne C. Missouri Confederate Reports. Indepen-dence, MO: Joanne C. Eakin, 1995. Central HG973.7720977

This book contains transcriptions of casualty reports from the battles of Cape Girardeau, Carthage, Hartville, Lexington, Marmaduke’s Expedition, Price’s Expedition, Newtonia, and Wilson’s Creek. Information includes name, rank, company and regiment, whether killed or wounded, and nature of wound.

6. Eakin, Joanne C. Missouri Prisoners of War: From Gratiot Street & Myrtle Street Prison, St. Louis, MO & Alton Prison, Alton IL… Independence, MO: Joanne C. Eakin, 1995. Central HG973.772

This source includes information on Confederate prisoners including guerrillas, private citizens, and Confederate soldiers held in the prisons named. The information includes name, rank or occupation, county of residence or military unit, where captured, date of capture, prison, and remarks. (The Library also owns the microfilm copy of the ledgers for Gratiot Street & Myrtle Street Prisons.)

7. Eakin, Joanne C. Confederate Records From the United Daughters of the Confederacy Files. 8 Vols. Independence, MO: Joanne C. Eakin, 1996 – 2001. Central HG929.3778

The series contains biographical and historical information for more than 7,500 Missouri Confederate soldiers, gleaned from the records of the UDC. Entries may include name, regiment, family members, and date of death.

Some Venerated Ancestors

1.American Antiquarian Society. Index of Obituaries in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel 1784 to 1840. 5 Vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1961. Central 929.3744

This series includes death notices for more than 120,000 people who died in Massachusetts between 1784-1840. Many include age, former residences, and name of parent or spouse.

2.Banks, Charles Edward. The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers & Their English Homes from Original Authorities. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. Central 974.

This history includes a list of passengers travelling with the Winthrop fleet, their homes in England, and settlements in Massachusetts.

3.Boston Evening Transcript. Genealogy Newspaper Columns, Jan. 6, 1896 – Apr. 30, 1941. Boston: Boston Evening Transcript, 1896 – 1941. Central Microfilms Department.

This is a series of genealogical query columns that were published in the Boston Evening Transcript newspaper for 45 years. It is completely indexed in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, which describes it as "the greatest single source of material for genealogical data for the New England area for the period 1600 – 1800."

4.Roberts, Gary Boyd, ed. Genealogies of Mayflower Families: From the New England Historical & Genealogical Register. 3 Vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1985. Central 929.374

These indexed volumes consist of reprints of articles published in the New England Historical & Genealogical Register.

5. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. 20 Vols. n.p.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-. Central 929.374

The Library currently owns seven volumes of this series and plans to complete the set.

6. Shurtleff, MD, Nathaniel B., ed. Records of the Governor & Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. 5 Vols. Boston: William White, 1853–1854. Central 974.4

This series reprints the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1628–1686. Among them are oaths and lists of freedmen and many court records.

7. Massachusetts Officers & Soldiers in the Seventeenth-Century Conflicts. Boston?: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982. Central 929.3744

This title is part of a series that attempts to identify Massachusetts’ men who participated in various colonial military encounters. The Library also owns Massachusetts Officers in the French and Indian Wars-1748–1763; Massachusetts Militia Companies & Officers in the Lexington Alarm; and Massachusetts Officers & Soldiers, 1702-1722: Queen Anne’s War to Dummer’s War.

8. Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War. 17 Vols. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1896. Central 973.34

These records were compiled from the Massachusetts Archives. The list is alphabetical and includes the veteran’s name, rank, company and regiment, and length of service. In some cases it may include a physical description, pay abstracts, discharge, and other information.

9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and Donald M. Jacobs, eds. The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot. 8 Vols. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989. Central 974.4

This series abstracts advertisements placed in the Boston Pilot from 1831 – 1920, requesting information on missing relatives. The notices often include place of birth or emigration, residence in the U.S., occupation, and names of other family members.

In addition to these items, the St. Louis Public Library owns many other valuable sources for Massachusetts’s genealogy.

This includes a nearly complete set of Massachusetts’s town records of births and deaths. Most of the published town record abstracts cover the founding of the town to approximately 1850.

Some Venerated Ancestors

1.American Antiquarian Society.

Index of Obituaries in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel 1784 to 1840. 5 Vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1961. Central 929.3744
This series includes death notices for more than 120,000 people who died in Massachusetts between 1784-1840. Many include age, former residences, and name of parent or spouse.

2.Banks, Charles Edward.

The Winthrop Fleet of 1630:
An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers & Their English Homes from Original Authorities. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. Central 974. This history includes a list of passengers travelling with the Winthrop fleet, their homes in England, and settlements in Massachusetts.

3.Boston Evening Transcript. Genealogy Newspaper Columns, Jan. 6, 1896 – Apr. 30, 1941. Boston: Boston Evening Transcript, 1896 – 1941. Central Microfilms Department.

This is a series of genealogical query columns that were published in the Boston Evening Transcript newspaper for 45 years. It is completely indexed in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, which describes it as "the greatest single source of material for genealogical data for the New England area for the period 1600 – 1800."

4.Roberts, Gary Boyd, ed. Genealogies of Mayflower Families: From the New England Historical & Genealogical Register. 3 Vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1985. Central 929.374

These indexed volumes consist of reprints of articles published in the New England Historical & Genealogical Register.

5. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. 20 Vols. n.p.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975-. Central 929.374

The Library currently owns seven volumes of this series and plans to complete the set.

6. Shurtleff, MD, Nathaniel B., ed. Records of the Governor & Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. 5 Vols. Boston: William White, 1853–1854. Central 974.4

This series reprints the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1628–1686. Among them are oaths and lists of freedmen and many court records.

7. Massachusetts Officers & Soldiers in the Seventeenth-Century Conflicts. Boston?: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982. Central 929.3744

This title is part of a series that attempts to identify Massachusetts’ men who participated in various colonial military encounters. The Library also owns Massachusetts Officers in the French and Indian Wars-1748–1763; Massachusetts Militia Companies & Officers in the Lexington Alarm; and Massachusetts Officers & Soldiers, 1702-1722: Queen Anne’s War to Dummer’s War.

8. Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War. 17 Vols. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1896. Central 973.34

These records were compiled from the Massachusetts Archives. The list is alphabetical and includes the veteran’s name, rank, company and regiment, and length of service. In some cases it may include a physical description, pay abstracts, discharge, and other information.

9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and Donald M. Jacobs, eds. The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot. 8 Vols. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989. Central 974.4

This series abstracts advertisements placed in the Boston Pilot from 1831 – 1920, requesting information on missing relatives. The notices often include place of birth or emigration, residence in the U.S., occupation, and names of other family members.

In addition to these items, the St. Louis Public Library owns many other valuable sources for Massachusetts’s genealogy.

This includes a nearly complete set of Massachusetts’s town records of births and deaths. Most of the published town record abstracts cover the founding of the town to approximately 1850.

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