Source:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England

Source A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register
Author Savage, James
Coverage
Place District of Columbia, United States
Rhode Island, United States
Maryland, United States
West Virginia, United States
Vermont, United States
New Jersey, United States
New Hampshire, United States
New York, United States
Massachusetts, United States
Virginia, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
Maine, United States
Delaware, United States
Connecticut, United States
Year range 1620 - 1692
Subject Finding aid
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Little, Brown, and Co
Date issued 1860-1862
Place issued Boston
Number of Volumes 4
Citation
Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).
Repositories
Family History Centerhttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatal..Family history center
Ancestry.comhttp://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3124Paid website
USGenNethttp://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/sav..Free website
Heritage Quest OnlineOther
Open Libraryhttp://openlibrary.org/books/OL7027648M/A_geneal..Free website
Google BooksVol. 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=HWEblLuls8kC Vo..Free website
Internet ArchiveVol 1 (A-C): http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicaldic01savarichFree website
Internet ArchiveVol 2 (D-J): http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicaldic02savarichFree website
Internet ArchiveVol 3 (K-R): http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicaldic03savarichFree website
Internet ArchiveVol 4 (S-Z): http://www.archive.org/details/genealogicaldic04savarichFree website
WeRelateSavage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New EnglandFree website


Overview

Extremely important dictionary reference of European settlers in New England, updates Farmer's Register.

Usage Tips

  • See the preface for the scope of Savage's project - he endeavored to cover all the settlers prior to 1692, but he also narrowed the descendants of those who came earlier by not following beyond their grandchildren.
  • Savage is well-respected but not infallible. Errors such as confusing men of the same name or repeating theories debunked since the 1860 publishing date are present. A survey of defects known to the WeRelate community can be obtained from the WeRelate transcription of Savage, by examining the list of pages that link to the defect marker template.
  • This is a multiple volume set where the pages are discretely numbered within each volume ("pg 123" is not sufficient). A useful citation must include volume and page information (ideally - using the {{savagepg|vol|pg}} template - see tip on WeRelate transcription), and should probably also include a sufficient quotation to indicate exactly what on the page is being cited.
  • The WeRelate transcription of Savage was created to address difficulties in using other electronic forms of Savage to create proper citations (it maintains the line and page organization of the original work, as updated by Dr. Robert Kraft). The best way to cite a page is to use the {{savagepg|vol|page}} template, which will yield a visible page reference that is also an active link to the indicated page in the transcription.
  • Female Index - Independently compiled and published in 2008, indexes the full names of all females found in Savage's volumes.

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