Does someone have "Descendants of William Sabin" by Morris et al?

+2 votes

Seeking someone who has a copy of the out-of-print book:

Gordon Alan Morris and Thomas J. Prittie, Descendants of William Sabin of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, The; Philip Sabin Hibbard/Penobscot Press,1994; pp 2-7, 13.

This books is supposedly the source of William Sabin's 1609 baptism; would like someone to scan pertinent page(s) and share here, or at least transcribe what the book says about this baptism record, including a footnote citation. Thank you.

WikiTree profile: William Sabin
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (837k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes

I found a digital copy online!

Here is a screencapture (I took of the relevant page [2])

And Here is where you can download the ebook/PDF yourself

(click "To view a digital version of this item click here .")


Alternately, a number of libraries hold this book. You can search for one near you by entering the book title Here and entering your zip code. WorldCat will then suggest nearby libraries that have it.


by Matt Bowler G2G4 (5.0k points)
Matt, you ROCK! Thanks for finding this. I forgot to look at Thanks so much for finding this out-of-print book onliine!
UGH!!! A book from 1994 and he doesn't cite his sources! This makes me so mad, I could scream. (I am screaming.)

Did he see the actual, original church register at the church? Did he read it on microfilm? Was it a transcription created by someone else?

This kind of "documentation" drives me wild.


Okay I'll calm down now.
Later in the manuscript, the author cites IGI as the source for the christening. I went looking for it and did not find it. The author does a pretty good job of citing other pieces of information, but this particular piece is SO critical it should be really solidly cited.
Yeah, until today I didn't even know they had a digital "book" collection. I guess it should have been obvious it's not only limited to "historical documents".
Yes, familysearch has been digitizing its collection, slowly but surely. Unfortunately, as we've learned, this particular item does still not provide sufficient source documentation to confirm the 1609 baptism. We'll need to find someone who can access that microfiche mentioned above and see if the 1609 baptism is there. Do we have any Salt Lake City folks here? Otherwise, I can order the fiche through my local FHC.
+1 vote
I have this book.
by Deena Cross G2G6 Mach 4 (44.2k points)
Thanks, Deena. As it turns out, we found an online copy but it unfortunately did not provide a useful citation for the birth. We're now seeking someone who can look at the microfiche or other original baptism record.

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