Great Genealogy and Historical Books and Websites


This is a list of the books I have found to be useful in my research.  Some are available on, click the orange colored words to follow the link for the book.  Most of the older books are also available on google books, hathi trust or  

Threlfall, John Brooks. Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England & Their Origins. Bowie, MD.: Heritage, 1992. Print.

Fischer, David Hackett. Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. New York: Oxford UP, 1989. Print.

Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Print.

Anderson, Robert Charles, George Freeman Sanborn, and Melinde Lutz. Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999. Print.

Taylor, Alan. American Colonies. New York: Viking, 2001. Print.

Kulikoff, Allan. From British Peasant to Colonial American Farmer. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina, 2000. Print. 


Hoyt, David Webster. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts: With Some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton, and of York County, Maine. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1982. Print.

Thompson, Roger. Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680. Amherst: U of Massachusetts, 2001. Print.

Merrill, Joseph. History of Amesbury including the First Seventeen Years of Salisbury, to the Separation in 1654, and Merrimac, from Its Incorporation in 1876. Haverhill: F.P. Stiles, 1880. Print.

Parmenter, C. O. History of Pelham, Mass.: From 1738 to 1898, including the Early History of Prescott ... Amherst, MA: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1898. Print.

New Hampshire

Chase, Benjamin. History of Old Chester. S.l.: Book On Demand, 2013. Print.

Stearns, Ezra S., William F. Whitcher, and Edward E. Parker. Genealogical and Family History of           the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a                 Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Lewis Pub., 1908. Print.

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial; a Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. New York: Lewis Historical Pub., 1913. Print.

Dow, Joseph, and Lucy Ellen. Dow. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire From Its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892. Salem, MA: Printed by the Salem Pub. and Print., 1893. Print.

Chase, John Carroll. History of Chester, New Hampshire including Auburn. A Supplement to the History of Old Chester, Published in 1869. Derry, NH: Author, 1926. Print.

Noyes, Sybil I., Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis.Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1972. Print.

Leonard, Levi Washburn, Mason, Charles, The History of Dublin, N.H., Harvard University, J. Wilson and Son, 1855

Runnels, M. T. History of Sanbornton, Vol 2, Boston, MA, 1882


Family Names:
Melick, Matthew D., Gertrude Frances. Rowell, and Valentine Rowell. A Rowell Family History: From the First Generation in America to the Pioneer Families and on toward the Present. S.l.: S.n., 2002. Print.

Thornton Family

Adams, Charles Thornton. The Family of James Thornton Father of Hon. Matthew Thornton. New York City: Publisher Not Identified, 1905. Print.

Websites:  New Hampshire State Papers with Index

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