Now in its fifth edition, this handbook is an indispensable resource for anyone doing research in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. More than just a how-to book, it is a location guide to public records, repositories, libraries, and genealogical societies throughout New England. This edition includes introductory essays explaining basics of research and resources unique to each state, nearly 80 state and county maps, a listing of each town's parent and daughter towns, a checklist of published and manuscript vital and church records, and a user-friendly two-color design. What's new in the 5th edition? * Introductory essays for each state * Nearly 80 state and county maps * Checklist of published and manuscript vital and church records * Listing of parent and daughter towns * Updated repository information * Charts, artwork, photos, and other illustrations from New England * Two-color format throughout Praise for previous editions: This fine research tool is perhaps the most thorough listing and discussion of New England resources available-in print or on the Internet. -The Connecticut Nutmegger Winner of a 2012 G.K. Haukebo Heritage Resource Award and 2013 New England Book Show Design Award.