A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts (Google eBook)

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Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009 - History - 562 pages
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This work is based upon the parish register from 1757 to 1906 of the Reformed Church in New Hackensack, New York. The church was founded by a mixture of Dutch, Walloon, Palatine, and British individuals who found their way to New Hackensack in Dutchess County from New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and, obviously, New Jersey. The register itself includes 2,500 baptismal records followed by marriage records from 1765 to 1906, stating the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the officiating minister, and sometimes such details as place of birth or residence.

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An excellent resource for family historians or anyone, who has an interest in the fascinating period of history around the American Revolution. Being descended from a Son of Liberty it is hard not to see the importance in the internet publication of some Harvard library's classic collection. Purview of this in person would be immaculate and utterly convincing, but the facsimile is a notable attribute of modern technology. The Google library makes this possible and steals a march on the competition! What is valuable above all else however is the integrity of the sources, free from the frequent "Stalinization" of inaccuracies and half-truths that pollute so much original research over the net. Facts are essential to maintaining the true value of a very promising resource.  

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ELLEN JACKSON was born and raised in southern California. As a teenager, she always wished her feet were small and delicate, and tried to cram them into shoes that were several sizes too small. Later, when she read the story of Cinderella to her kindergarten classes, she wondered how anyone could run in glass slippers, much less dance in them.

Now the author of several books for children, Ellen lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she has gladly forgotten the recipes for dozens of ways to make tuna casserole.

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