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Most family history periodicals publish transcriptions of local sources used in genealogical research. Information published in periodicals may include family histories, genealogies, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, census indexes, transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Often published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular county, while a few may specialize in records of a particular ethnic group or religion. Among the periodicals at the Family History Library are:  
 
Most family history periodicals publish transcriptions of local sources used in genealogical research. Information published in periodicals may include family histories, genealogies, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, census indexes, transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Often published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular county, while a few may specialize in records of a particular ethnic group or religion. Among the periodicals at the Family History Library are:  
  
''The American Genealogist (formerly: Families of Ancient New Haven) 1923-.''<br>{{FHL|161997|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25aga}} and {{FHL|319844|item|disp=FHL film 1425624 (first of 20 films)}}  
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==== ''The American Genealogist (formerly: Families of Ancient New Haven) 1923-.'' ====
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{{FHL|161997|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25aga}} and {{FHL|319844|item|disp=FHL film 1425624 (first of 20 films)}}<br>
  
 
:Published by<br>David L. Greene<br>P.O. Box 398<br>Demorest, Georgia 30535–0398
 
:Published by<br>David L. Greene<br>P.O. Box 398<br>Demorest, Georgia 30535–0398
  
[http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Re=essex+antiquarian&db=96&Run=1 ''Essex Antiquarian'']. 13 Volumes. 1897-1909.<br>{{FHL|974.45 B2a|item|disp=FHL book 974.45 B2a}}. Volumes 1-4 are also on film {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL films 599729-3}}.<br>Published by the Essex Antiquarian, Salem, Massachusetts.<br>This source has information on families of Essex County, mostly Salem and some Lynn.<br>This periodical is available online and a subscription is required.
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==== [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Re=essex+antiquarian&db=96&Run=1 ''Essex Antiquarian'']. 13 Volumes. 1897-1909. ====
  
''The Mayflower Descendant. 1899-1937, 1985-.''<br>{{FHL|245045|item|disp=book 974.4 D25md}}. Volumes 1–34 are on {{FHL|245045|item|disp=FHL film 01250 (first of 11 films}}<br>Published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>376 Boylston St.<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116<br>Phone: (617) 266–1624.<br>Issues are devoted to information on Mayflower descendants, with genealogical history, places, and dates.  
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{{FHL|974.45 B2a|item|disp=FHL book 974.45 B2a}}. Volumes 1-4 are also on film {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL films 599729-3}}.<br>Published by the Essex Antiquarian, Salem, Massachusetts.<br>This source has information on families of Essex County, mostly Salem and some Lynn.<br>This periodical is available online and a subscription is required.
  
''The Mayflower Quarterly. 1935-.''<br>{{FHL|973 D25mq|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25mq}}<br>Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>P.O. Box 3297<br>Plymouth, Massachusetts 02361<br>Phone: (508) 746–3188.
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==== ''The Mayflower Descendant. 1899-1937, 1985-.'' ====
  
''[http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Re=new+england+historical+and+genealogical+register&db=202&Run=1 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.] 1847-.''<br>{{FHL|974 B2ne|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne}} also FHL compact disc 33 pt. 1–9.<br>Some volumes on film.<br>Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>This has a cumulative index to 1995. Includes genealogies, vital record extracts, church records, local genealogical histories, and New England source material. Issues through 2003 are available online and a subscription is required.
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{{FHL|245045|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 D25md}}. Volumes 1–34 are on {{FHL|245045|item|disp=FHL film 01250 (first of 11 films)}}
  
For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:  
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:Published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>376 Boylston St.<br>Boston, Massachusetts 02116<br>Phone: (617) 266–1624.
  
''PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (PERSI).''<br>Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987-.<br>{{FHL|973 D25per|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25per}}; {{FHL|519852|item|disp=FHL fiche 6016863, set of 40, 1847-1985}} and {{FHL|539226|item|disp=FHL fiche 6016864, set of 15, 1986-1990}}. Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details see the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index]] Guide.  
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Issues are devoted to information on Mayflower descendants, with genealogical history, places, and dates.  
  
For more family history periodicals, study the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog]] under:
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==== ''The Mayflower Quarterly. 1935-.''  ====
  
MASSACHUSETTS - PERIODICALS
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{{FHL|973 D25mq|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25mq}}
  
MASSACHUSETTS - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS
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:Published by<br>The General Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>P.O. Box 3297<br>Plymouth, Massachusetts 02361<br>Phone: (508) 746–3188.
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==== ''[http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Re=new+england+historical+and+genealogical+register&db=202&Run=1 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.] 1847-.''  ====
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{{FHL|974 B2ne|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne}} also FHL compact disc 33 pt. 1–9.<br>Some volumes on film.
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:Published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society.<br>This has a cumulative index to 1995. Includes genealogies, vital record extracts, church records, local genealogical histories, and New England source material. Issues through 2003 are available online and a subscription is required.
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Issues are available [[New_England_Historical_Genealogical_Register_Online|online]].
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For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:
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==== ''PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (PERSI).''<br>  ====
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Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987-.<br><br>{{FHL|973 D25per|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25per}}; {{FHL|519852|item|disp=FHL fiche 6016863, set of 40, 1847-1985}} and {{FHL|539226|item|disp=FHL fiche 6016864, set of 15, 1986-1990}}.
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Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details see the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index]] Guide.
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For more family history periodicals, study the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog]] under:
  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Massachusetts  Gotoarrow.png  Periodicals

Most family history periodicals publish transcriptions of local sources used in genealogical research. Information published in periodicals may include family histories, genealogies, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, census indexes, transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Often published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular county, while a few may specialize in records of a particular ethnic group or religion. Among the periodicals at the Family History Library are:

Contents

The American Genealogist (formerly: Families of Ancient New Haven) 1923-.

FHL book 973 D25aga and FHL film 1425624 (first of 20 films)

Published by
David L. Greene
P.O. Box 398
Demorest, Georgia 30535–0398

Essex Antiquarian. 13 Volumes. 1897-1909.

FHL book 974.45 B2a. Volumes 1-4 are also on film FHL films 599729-3.
Published by the Essex Antiquarian, Salem, Massachusetts.
This source has information on families of Essex County, mostly Salem and some Lynn.
This periodical is available online and a subscription is required.

The Mayflower Descendant. 1899-1937, 1985-.

FHL book 974.4 D25md. Volumes 1–34 are on FHL film 01250 (first of 11 films)

Published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants
376 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: (617) 266–1624.

Issues are devoted to information on Mayflower descendants, with genealogical history, places, and dates.

The Mayflower Quarterly. 1935-.

FHL book 973 D25mq

Published by
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
P.O. Box 3297
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02361
Phone: (508) 746–3188.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 1847-.

FHL book 974 B2ne also FHL compact disc 33 pt. 1–9.
Some volumes on film.


Published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society.
This has a cumulative index to 1995. Includes genealogies, vital record extracts, church records, local genealogical histories, and New England source material. Issues through 2003 are available online and a subscription is required.

Issues are available online.

For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:

PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (PERSI).

Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987-.

FHL book 973 D25per; FHL fiche 6016863, set of 40, 1847-1985 and FHL fiche 6016864, set of 15, 1986-1990.

Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details see the PERiodical Source Index Guide.

For more family history periodicals, study the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: