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The following was received this afternoon from from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEHGS WINS AWARD FOR
HANNAH MATHER CROCKER BOOK
This marks the second national and regional award for the Hannah Mather Crocker book.
November 14, 2012, Boston, MA – The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced today that its book, Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker edited by Eileen Hunt Botting and Sarah L. Houser, received the 2012 Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) "Edition Award." This award is given every three years in recognition of excellence in the recovery of American women writers. SSAWW praised the book for its interdisciplinary and collaborative nature, and the way it brings American women's voices to a larger audience.
Published for the first time by NEHGS in 2011, the book features Crocker's diary entries of daily life in early nineteenth century Boston and its environs from the 1620s to the 1820s. A leading female writer and women's rights advocate, as well as the granddaughter of influential New England Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Crocker provides a significant resource for women’s historians, scholars of feminist political thought, and early American historians alike. Crocker's history chronicles Puritan law, colonial and provincial history, interactions with the British, French, and Native Americans, the establishment of Boston churches, and Boston's economic growth, paying special attention to women's work and culture. This book also presents Crocker's treasury of poetry including a poem by Phillis Wheatley dedicated to Hannah, and a comical recipe for chowder.
D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of NEHGS, said, "This book gives us a charming, anecdotal view of a city and its peoples now long gone. It will be prized by historians, genealogists, and readers interested in Boston and its early history as recounted by a native daughter."
Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker was recognized earlier this year for its design with a New England Book Show Award. It also received a glowing review in a recent issue of The New England Quarterly, noting, "Botting and Houser have made a notable contribution to the literary and historical legacy of Hannah Mather Crocker. . . After more than a century in an archive, it can now benefit general readers, genealogists, teachers, and scholars."
Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker is available for purchase in our book store and online at www.americanancestors.org/store or by calling 617-226-1212.
Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country's leading resource for family history research. We help family historians expand their knowledge, skill, and understanding of their family and its place in history. The NEHGS research center, located at 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, houses millions of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms, documents, records, and other artifacts that date back more than four centuries. NEHGS staff includes some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, and Jewish genealogy. Our award-winning website, www.AmericanAncestors.org, provides access to more than 135 million searchable names in 3,000 collections.
During this year of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, why not find out if you had an ancestor who served in the military or performed other worthwhile service at the time of the War? One way to do this is to visit the ancestor database of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.
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"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer."
Saturday, November 17
Ventura County Genealogical Society
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Denise Levenick - "The Paper-Less Genealogist"
Saturday, November 17
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alice Colby Volkert - "Do It Backwards"
Tuesday, November 20
Conejo Valley Genealogical Society
6:45 - 8:45 PM
"The Gift of Freedom" and Annual Business Meeting
There are many, many reasons why Americans love this country. Whatever your particular reason is, I hope you will take a few moments today to get out to the polls and cast your vote.
Remember, your right (and responsibility) to vote may have come from the sacrifices of your ancestors. Honor them today.
And enjoy this lovely video. No matter how much we might disagree about politics, I think we can all agree that this is a beautiful country, and there is much to love about it.
(Hat tip to Penny of The Why About This.)