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Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700

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Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700

"The work is so huge and so comprehensive (it is estimated that 99% of all marriages are included), that it has become one of the principal resources for seventeenth-century New England genealogy."

The original text may be accessed at the NEHGS Research Library. The call number is F3.T6 1971 http://library.nehgs.org/record=b1065447
"Torrey," or Torrey's Marriage Index, as it's often called, is a compilation of approximately 37,000 known or presumed marriages that occurred prior to 1700, arranged alphabetically by groom. The work is so huge and so comprehensive (it is estimated that 99% of all marriages are included), that it has become one of the principal resources for seventeenth-century New England genealogy. Indeed, the usage of "Torrey" to refer both to the creator and to the work itself places it within that exclusive genealogical lexicon of by-names that includes "Savage," "Pope," and "Filby."
Introduction by David Curtis Dearborn: http://www.americanancestors.org/uploadedFiles/American_Ancestors/Content/Databases/PDFs/Torrey/TorreyIntro.pdf
Guide to Torrey's source references: http://www.americanancestors.org/uploadedFiles/American_Ancestors/Content/Databases/PDFs/Torrey/TorreySources.pdf
The 2011 edition builds on extensive work done for the 2001 CD-ROM which was corrected by comparing the original sources, and should be preferred to previous editions.
  • Citation Example:
<span id='Torrey'></span>Torrey, Clarence Almon. ''[[Space:Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700|Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700]]'' (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985)
  • Footnote Example:
<ref>[[#Torrey|Torrey]]: Vol. 1, Page 134</ref>




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