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An Open Letter to the GSS Acquisition Committee:
Barbour Collection

DearREADERS,
As a member of the Genealogical Society of Sarasota's Book Acquisition Committee, I recently submitted a report on the Barbour Collection, as follows:

As you know, the Barbour collection is available in book form through GPC. Its also at every LDS FHC in the country (on fiche) because of its importance.  I've been getting some of them in book form from GPC from time to time.

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I just went to the web site and found the following description of the first title in the collection:

The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records [Vol. 1]
Andover, 1848-1879; Ashford, 1710-1851; Avon, 1830-1851
Format: Paperback
Pages: 297 pp.
Published: 1994
Status: Available
Price:  $25.00
ISBN#: 0806314435
Item#: GPC6311

"This is the inaugural volume of one of the last great genealogical manuscript collections to be published -- the Barbour Collection of Connecticut town vital records at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. (See the list of the other volumes in The Barbour Collection by looking in our online catalogue under United States--Connecticut, and scrolling down the author's column until you get to White.) Covering 137 towns and comprising 14,333 typed pages, this magnificent collection of birth, marriage, and death records to about 1850 was the life work of General Lucius Barnes Barbour, Connecticut Examiner of Public Records from 1911 to 1934.

This present volume is a transcription of the vital records of the first three towns covered in the collection--Andover, Ashford (comprising 90 percent of the volume), and Avon. The entries are in strict alphabetical order by town and give name, date of event, names of parents (in the case of births and sometimes deaths), names of both spouses (in the case of marriages), and sometimes such items as age, occupation, and specific place of residence."


The Committee decided to purchase the complete 43 volume set to improve the Connecticut collection of the Selby Library in Sarasota, Florida.

Myrt     :)
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