Monday, April 16, 2012

Rhode Island Genealogical Register

Rhode Island Genealogical Register by midgefrazel
Rhode Island Genealogical Register, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Moses Barber
Fellow Genea-blogger, Randy Seaver, asked anyone if they were related to the Barber line. Yes, I am, I replied. What an adventure my Barber line has been!

I decided to look up the beginnings of what I have learned about the man called Moses Barber of Rhode Island.

I pay for a subscription to Genealogy.com just because they have offered access online to some important Rhode Island Records.

I discovered that, for some reason, the images that I found there are not available at this time, so I have to pull the large binder and scan the pages (with references) so Randy and I can see how we are related.

The RI Genealogical Society offered me copies of some, but not all, of the bound copies of the RI Genealogical Register. I gratefully accepted. I have been looking at them a volume at a time, when I have the time. These books are referred to as Beaman because Dr. Alden G. Beaman and his daughter compiled them. I am lucky in that two of my families are "featured".

I thought you might like to see Vol. 1 and 2 and the exact reprints of the beginning of the part about Moses Barber.

2 comments:

Celia said...

How exciting, Midge! Amazing to be able to find such detailed records of that time.

Diane B said...

I love those books, too. The Will Index alone (volume 16) is just awesome. Which of your lines did you find special treatment of?