If you have any information on Essex Families and would like to volunteer to do look ups in a specific book or have an ESSEX COUNTY family web site and would like to provide a link to your family site please contact Michelle Wilkins Cook.
Look up Volunteers
David Howe - Sources available:
Search and Research Mass VR CD's
Hammet Papers for Ipswich
History of Ipswich, Essex, Hamilton
American Marriages before 1699
Genealogy Register of the First Settlers of New England
History of Plum Island
History of Roxbury Town
Transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (The Trial of Elizabeth How)
The William Boynton's family - 32 generations of Boyntons including William Boynton's ancestors and direct descendents.
The Boyntons of Medway Family History - Some Early Rowley Boynton information.
CASH - Lookup information related to William Cash of Scotland who emigrated to Salem and his nephew, William Cash, who emigrated to Salem and then Virginia.
Claflin Family Genealogy by Charles Henry Wright. [Patrick M Flannery]
Colby Family -
The descendants of Anthony Colby (1605-1660) and his wife Susannah (1610-1689) and related family branches. Anthony immigrated to America in 1630 on the ship "Arbella" (the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet), was the first Colby in America, and the Colby from whom most present day Colbys living in America originate.
Some allied surnames are BAGLEY, BAILEY, BARTLETT, CURRIER, DAVIS, FLANDERS, MERRILL, MORRILL, SARGENT of Essex County.
For information contact Ron Colby
Four Generations of the Descendants of Richard Dole - by Noreen C. Pramberg, 1984, Parker River Researchers P.O. Box 86, Newburyport, MA 01950. Lookups avail - [Sandi Goetze -- email@example.com]
Durkee family of Ipswich, Mass.- Information on over 47,000 individuals - 10,000 being of the Durkee surname. Will answer all queries and exchange data. In most cases can provide family group sheets back to the emigrant ancestor, William, who arrived in Ipswich in 1663. Bernice Gunderson, Family Researcher
Society of Genealogy of Durkee - William Durkee (Durgy) was born in Ireland about 1632 and may have been the first Irishman to settle in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Durkee Family Descendant List -
by Jane Peppler Email me or call (919-383-8952).
Eastman Family Web Page - Searching for the descendants of Roger EASTMAN (b. 1610), who immigrated to America from England in 1638 on the ship "Confidence" arriving at Massachusetts Bay Colony
Ellsworth and Putney Family Genealogy - in New England.
The Endicott Family Genealogy - This is an early Salem and Danvers family
The Farnsworth Memorial - Matthias Farnsworth who arrived ca 1640 to the MA Bay Colony from Lancashire, ENG (he b. 16l5) He settled lst at Lynn, MA and married Mary Farr, dau of George Farr (who arrived 1629 at Salem MA, thence to Lynn.) - will field inquiries on Matthias, his wife, Mary Farr and their descendants. [Janice Farnsworth]
Favazza and related families - From Italy to Lawrence and Gloucester, Essex, MA
- Karen Favazza Spencer
The Descendants of Thomas FLINT - who settled in Salem, Essex Co. around 1640. - A PDF version of the book
Goodell - My family lived in Salem from the 1630's and on. The family name was Goodell and the first ancestor there was Robert Goodell, who came with his wife Catherine and their first three children from Ispwich, England. He later married a Margaret Lazemby, and died in Salem. I have lots of information on my family at these times if you need it. Chrystal E. Verrengia
- A Goodell Family Website
Goodell- A Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Richard Goodale of Newbury Mass. by George D. Williams of West Hartford CT in 1983.
Launcelot Granger of Newbury, Mass and Suffield, Conn. A Genealogical History -- By James N. Granger, Hartford, Conn Press of The case, Lockwood & Brainard Company Copyright 1893. - Google Books
The Harriman Family Association - An Association Of the Descendants of Leonard and John Harriman Immigrants to Rowley Massachusetts, c. 1638. Annual meetings since. 1987, a newsletter mailed three times a year and two books published.
Ancestry of Col. John Harvey, of Northwood, New Hampshire, an officer of the line in the war of revolution, and an original member of the New Hampshire society of the Cincinnati - This book documents the descendants of William and Martha (Coop) Harvey who were b. in Amesbury Ma. from 1651 on.
The Hazen Family in America - Descendants of Edward Hazen. Currently looking for a volunteer with this book willing to do look ups. Please email the County Coordinator if you are interested in being listed.
The Herrick Family Association. Descendants of Henerie Hericke, Henry of Salem.
The Herrick Family Association, HFA, was formed November 1, 2001 to facilitate compiling a third edition of the Herrick Genealogical Register. The first edition was published in 1846 by Gen. Jedediah Herrick, and the second edition was published in 1885 by Dr. Lucius Carroll Herrick. We have annual meetings in locations that support genealogy research and education. We are currently compiling the third edition of the Herrick Genealogical Register.
If you have questions or are interested joining the HFA, or submitting your ancestral data for the third edition, you may contact Richard at RLHerrickHFA@comcast.net.
The Descendants of Richard Hutchinson- Based on the book: The Hutchinson Family: or the Descendants of Barnard Hutchinson, of Cowlam, England, compiled by Perley Derby, Essex Institute Press, 1870, Salem, Massachusetts
The Hutchinson Family of Lynn, Massachusetts. I have found a great deal of biographical information about the Hutchinsons, their near relatives, their neighbors in Lynn, and their descendants. [Alan Lewis]
Jaques Family Genealogy Association - lookups available for the Jaques, Jaquish, Knight, Plummer, and many other families tied in and associated with Newbury, Essex, Mass. in the 1600's on. Debbie Jaquish
The Jewett Family of America, Inc. - organized for the purpose of studying and maintaining the history of the Jewett Family in America.
History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America, Frederic Clarke Jewett, MD - Volume One
and Volume Two
Kimball- Information on the family in early Essex County.
The Descendants of George Little who came to Newbury, Massachusetts in 1640" by George Thomas Little and was published in 1882.
The Morse Society - There is a Newsletter, book reprints, a forum and more. For more information contact Lisa Murdough.
The Ancestry of Samuel Blanchard Ordway1844-1916" [which has some early genealogy material on: Annis, Bennett, Challis, Chase, Corliss, Cross, Crowell, Forrest, George, Hardy, Heath, Hill, Holmes, Knight, Shepard, and Swaddock (MARIANA B RUGGLES)
Lull History, Family Tree, Genealogy, Cemetery - Gary Allen Lull's research finding links to Heard, Hale, Burnham, Livermore, Knowlton, Worcester and more. Towns researched are Ipswich and near by towns.
Page Family - Information on the Robert & Lucy Page family of Salem then Hampton in 1638.
The History and Genealogy of the Perley Family - by M. V. B. Perley, 1906. This family started with Allan Perley who was the emigrant ancestor of the Perley family in America. He came to America in 1630. He died in Ipswich, Mass., on December 28, 1675.
Rawson Family Association - Descendants of Edward Rawson of England. They settled in Boston, Newbury and Rowley as well as other places. The Rawson Family Association held their 90th annual reunion in August 2005. We have a vast electronic database, and there are 3 who maintain it. There are 2 books available, "The Rawson Family Memorial" 1849 edition by Sullivan S. Rawson, and "The Rawson Family Memorial" 1875 edition by Ellery Bicknell Crane. Neither is sourced, and both contain some glaring errors. For information contact Alison Franks.
RIGGS SURNAME- Riggs research in the United States and England - Descendents of Thomas Riggs of Gloucester, Essex County, MA,
SKILLIN - Thomas Skillin of Falmouth (now Portland), Maine and his Descendants will soon be available for lookups. This old Essex family from Ipswich, Marblehead, Gloucester, to Maine and back to all over the country is famous for The Skilling Wood Carvers of Boston, John Singer Sargent. Old Thomas was the third settler of Portland, Maine. His wife Deborah died in Ipswich following a depose at the witch trials. This book will cover all variations of the name, plus other Skilling families, including TITUS Skillings, a freed African Slave, who fought in the Rev. War, lived in Portland and vicinity, and is buried there. The book is in the process of being updated to more than 18,000 names. Tom Henley, Compiler - Descendants of Thomas Skillin of Falmouth (now Portland), Maine
SMITH Family- I have info on Richard-1 Smith - father of Richard-2 Smith who married Hannah Cheney (Cheny) in 1660 all the way to my children. [Nancy Smith Greer]
TENNEY Family Association, Inc. Formed in 1925 Members are mostly descendants of Thomas Tenney and Ann Mighill Tenney. Thomas Tenney was with the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and settled in Rowley, MA in 1639, after spending the first winter in Salem, MA.
TODD FAMILY who emigrated to Rowley MA in 1642 from England. Lookups available [Diana Thornton]
R.W.TRASK Family Home Page and Trask Surname Research on the Internet
The Wainwrights of Essex County Massachusetts
Wallingfords of New England - The New England descendants of Nicholas Wallingford of Newbury
John White of Wenham - Information avail by contacting Barb.
Wilkins Family -
The Family of Bray Wilkins, "Patriarch of Will's Hill," of Salem (Middleton), Mass., by William C. Hill (Milford, N. H., 1943) Look ups available, contact Michelle.
Winchurst Family - They were early settlers in Rowley Mass. Traced back to the 1500s and anyone spelling their name the same way as mine i.e. ending with st- I may be able to link them into my ancestry. [Clive Winchurst]
Descendants of Edward Woodman - Early Rowley Family
Multiple Families and Collections - Essex County
"Lost at Sea"is the ultimate tragedy of fishing. Historians have estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 men who went fishing out of Gloucester have perished since the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony at Cape Ann in 1623. Here are the stories of the fishermen who have lost their lives fishing out of Gloucester, as well as some history of the industry and the families that made Gloucester the oldest active seaport in the United States..
Early Salem and Essex families: Curwen/Corwine, Winthrop, Gedney, Peter, Clarke, etal
The first Curwen/Corwine of my line in America was George Curwen/Corwine who came to Salem in 1632 and was a merchant and ship owner. His eldest son, John, married Margaret Winthrop, daughter of Gov. John Winthrop, Jr. of Connecticut. Their son, George, was the High Sheriff of Essex County during the witchcraft era and had a part in hanging the witches. Bartholomew, son of George, the Sheriff, and Lydia Gedney moved from Salem to escape persecution at the hands of those who died as witches. As a man, he lived in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and from there his children began their migration west to Kentucky first, then Illinois, then Missouri insofar as my own line is concerned.
Multiple Families and Collections - New England
Genealogies and Personal Memoirs of (some Families) of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts a 4-volume set of books, compiled by Cutter. Lookups available [Sue Lang]
Essex County, MA and Rockingham County, NH - Online database of William F. (Bill) Prokasy from the 1600's
http://www.royalprovincial.com/ - The Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies - This is a place for those who are seeking detailed, specific information about individual Loyalist regiments or soldiers.
Mayflower & New England Families - Brewster, Cooke, Rogers & Winslow Through 2nd Generation & Children More New Wills & Deeds (Mullins, More, Doty, Eaton, Dean,etc)
The Disposition of Indian Children Following King Philip's War
Disposition of Indian Populations Following King Philip's War
Bumstead Diary, Continued
Early Plymouth Marriages (Part 1)
Saybrook Connecticut Vital Records
New Links Important Connecticut Dates and More!