Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s

Within the lineages, family histories, vital records and historical essays compiled and indexed in this database, you’ll find information on approximately 190,000 individuals. The 22 titles reproduced here are expertly sourced and comprehensive.

Often, you’ll have the opportunity to learn not only of your immigrant ancestor’s voyage to America but of his or her new life once they settled in New England. Among the resources, you’ll find:

  • Biographical sketches of early settlers
  • Historical essays on early New England life
  • Journal entries detailing the daily struggles of early New Englanders (including entries composed by John Winthrop and compiled by James Savage)

Additional Resources:

  • One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, by John Osborne Austin
  • The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, by Charles E. Banks
  • The Planters of the Commonwealth . . . in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, by Charles E. Banks
  • The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, by Charles E. Banks
  • Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650, by Banks
  • Soldiers in King Philip’s War [1675-1677], by George M. Bodge
  • Marriage Notices, 1785-1794, by Charles K. Bolton
  • The Real Founders of New England, by Charles K. Bolton
  • Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775, by Ethel S. Bolton
  • Result of Researches . . . Relative to the Founders of New England, by Samuel G. Drake
  • Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England, by John Farmer
  • Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England, by Ernest Flagg
  • Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, by N. Goodwin
  • Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, by Frank R. Holmes
  • Peirce’s Colonial List, by Ebenezer Peirc
  • The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623-1660, by Charles H. Pope
  • Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families, by Sebastian V. Talcott
  • The History of New England, by James Savage
  • The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England, by Frederick L. Weis
  • Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, by Henry Whittemore
  • Chronicles of the First Planters . . . of Massachusetts Bay, by Alexander Young