Does anyone have the latest Thayer Comprehensive Series Vol VIII?

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I wonder if someone has access to the Thayer Comprehensive series put out by the Thayer Families Association.  I think this would be Volume VIII, which was the one the came out recently.

I'm curious to know the info, and especially the children listed for Samuel Thayer b 1713, husband of Keziah Partridge and Sarah Merrick Robinson.

The children currently in Wikitree are based on the Memorial of Thayer name, but most can't be found in the vital records, nor could I find a probate record for Samuel.

Thanks for any help!
WikiTree profile: Samuel Thayer
in Genealogy Help by M Cole G2G6 Mach 5 (51.0k points)
edited by M Cole
Have you checked Worldcat for libraries that own it?
I did and also the FHL catalog. No luck. Maybe it’s still too new.

There may be other ways to approach this, so I was looking at deeds. There is a deed from Isaac Thayer of Mendon to his son Samuel Thayer of Mendon. In that deed Samuel Thayer is just called by that name, but in one place on the instrument he is called Samuel Hay Thayer. Is this the correct Samuel? My late father had a large Thayer database and his data matches what is here, but no Samuel Hay Thayer, Deed is Worcester County, MA 13:526 dated 1741, 

"Massachusetts Land Records, 1620-1986," images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Worcester > Deeds 1739-1741 vol 13-14 > image 305 of 658; county courthouses and offices, Massachusetts.

I have Samuel as the son of Isaac Thayer and Mary Rockwood [unknown surname according to Wiki], but have yet to get into their children.
Hi Cinde: Isaac was married twice. First marriage was to Mercy Rockwood, second wife Mary Unknown.
Hi my name is Tamie, my grandmother was a Thayer. My direct line comes down through Thomas Thayer by his son Dr. Rueben Thayer. I have some information on Samuel Thayer. I found a great deal of it on Ancestry. If you are interested please contact me I would really like to help and learn more on my family. Thank You

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Do you know that I looked on-line for that book and they were selling it for almost $400.  I thought it if wasn't too much, I would get it for the information, but, sorry - that is too rich for my blood.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
Wow. I think it’s like $140 direct from the Thayer Families Assn. If it were my direct line....maybe. But just a collateral line so it doesn’t make sense.
You are so right, M.

Definitely if it were my direct line.
Being in the direct Thayer line, the last volume I saw was 5 in 2013.  That volume contained erroneous information about my parents, Charles Edwin Thayer and Ethel Darlene Peck.  I posed a question to TFA about where they came by the absolutely ludicrous information and never received a response.  I would take with a grain of salt anything they publish, and consider their research not worth my money.
Like any source, it needs to be verified.  In my experience the earlier generations from the TFA is very good (not perfect, still needs verification).  I always like to compare information from the Thayer Memorial to their work.  They've caught many of the errors and overall is a better guide.

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