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Bentley, Elizabeth Petty

Overview
Works: 48 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 11,138 library holdings
Genres: Genealogy  Directories  Passenger lists  Census data  Registers (Lists)  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: CS44, 929.102573
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
The genealogist's address book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is classified by subject, cross-referenced and alphabetized and puts the user in touch with all the key sources of genealogical information. As much as possible, the following information is included on each source: names, addresses, phone numbers, FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, web sites, contact persons, and business hours of more than 25,000 libraries, archives, genealogical societies, historical societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, religious organizations and archives, surname registries, research centers, special interest groups, periodicals, newspaper columns, publishers, booksellers, services, databases, and much more.
County courthouse book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a complete overhaul of the 1990 classic, featuring updated coverage of 3,125 county jurisdictions and 1,577 New England towns and independent Virginia cities, details of the 18 Vermont probate districts, 9 Massachusetts districts, and 12 Connecticut judicial districts, plus informative state profiles and cross-references to name changes and extinct towns and counties. Based on her written survey of county courthouses and other jurisdictions, Mrs. Bentley here presents the names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of organization of all county courthouses, and for those that responded (65 percent), a concise summary of record holdings, personnel, and services. Besides its obvious genealogical uses, the County Courthouse Book can also be used for land title searches, legal investigations, questions of property rights and inheritance, and indeed for personal searches and investigations of all kinds. But it is the genealogist who stands to benefit most from the book because it offers a concise guide to the county courthouses and courthouse records which are the main focus of his research. Just the book he's always needed!
Directory of family associations by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists 5,000 family associations across the United States in alphabetical order with addresses, telephone numbers, and contact persons
New England marriages prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Torrey's twelve-volume manuscript contains an estimated 99% of all marriages of New Englanders prior to 1700"--Container
The Genealogist's address book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( )

in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index to the 1800 census of North Carolina by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia marriage records : from the Virginia magazine of history and biography, the William and Mary College quarterly, and Tyler's quarterly by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ther Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly
Passenger arrivals at the port of Baltimore, 1820-1834 : from customs passenger lists by Michael Tepper( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passenger arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819 : the Philadelphia baggage lists by Michael Tepper( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohio cemetery records by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracted from the "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quaterly
Index to the 1810 census of North Carolina by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in alphabetical order by surname
Index to the 1810 census of Virginia by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genealogist's address book : state and local resources : with special resources including ethnic and religious organizations by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Genealogist's Address Book is the answer to the perennial question, 'What's out there in the world of genealogy?' What organizations, institutions, special resources, and websites can help me? Where do I write or phone or send e-mail? Once again, Elizabeth Bentley's Address Book answers these questions and more. Now in its 6th edition, The Genealogist's Address Book gives you access to all the key sources of genealogical information, providing names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, names of contact persons, and other pertinent information for more than 27,000 organizations, including libraries, archives, societies, government agencies, vital records offices, professional bodies, publications, research centers, and special interest groups. Based on a written survey of thousands of organizations and institutions across the country, and supplemented by information from printed and Internet sources, the new 6th edition of the Address Book has been extensively revised and updated, eliminating undeliverable addresses and defunct organizations, while adding thousands of additional sources. Besides new websites and e-mail addresses, the new edition features greatly expanded coverage of archival agencies and vital records offices, especially in the New England states and New York. In addition, it is now easier to use than ever, with all 27,000 entries divided into two easy-to-use sections."--Page 4 of cover
List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691 by Lucius R Paige( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains a complete list of freemen, arranged chronologically by the date of the meetings of the General or Quarterly Court at which they were admitted. 4,500 men were admitted freemen, the ancestors of nearly three-fourths of the inhabitants of 18th and 19th century New England. Originally published in 1849
Index to the 1820 census of Tennessee by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passenger arrivals at the Port of New York, 1820-1829 : from customs passenger lists by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Act of Congress passed on 2 March 1819, called An Act to Regulate Passenger Ships and Vessels, required masters of ships arriving at American ports from abroad to submit a list of all ships' passengers to the Collector of the customs district in which the ship arrived. These lists-- Customs Passenger Lists--were collected at all ports of entry from 1820 onwards, and they mark the beginning of official U.S. immigration records. The Act called for a strict enumeration or listing of all ships' passengers--cabin and steerage passengers, immigrants and non-immigrants--and was thus the mechanism for an epic documentation. Well into the 1890s, Customs Passenger Lists furnish proof of the arrival in the United States of nearly twenty million persons. With the single exception of federal census records they are the largest, the most continuous, and the most uniform body of records of the entire century. Under the 1819 Act, ships' masters were required to deliver a list, or manifest, indicating each passenger's name, age, sex, occupation, and the country to which he belonged, the country which he intended to inhabit, the name of his ship, his port of embarkation, and the date of his arrival. The lists were kept under the authority of the collectors of the customs at the various ports of entry and were subsequently deposited with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Eventually they were acquired by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where they were sorted and arranged by port, date, and ship, and then microfilmed. Arranged chronologically by port of entry and only partially indexed, these Customs Passengers Lists are somewhat hard to use, even for the early years at the port of New York, where, for example, the existing National Archives index is based on a card index to copies of the original passenger lists rather than an index to the original lists themselves. This compilation by Mrs. Bentley, however, goes a long way to rectifying this situation, as it is a direct transcription of the original microfilmed lists (National Archives Microfilm #237) for the port of New York during the time period 1820 through 1829. The majority of the passengers arriving in New York at this time were of British or Irish origin (occasionally listed by place of nativity rather than country to which they belonged), and proof of their arrival can be found in no other immigration records of the period. Indeed, this publication is itself utterly unique, and it is not available on CD or in any printed form but this. Here, then, in this one encyclopedic volume are the names of 85,454 passengers with their age, sex, occupation, origin, etc., and the names of the 6,247 ships that brought them to New York. (As a matter of interest, the book contains a separate list of ships with the names of ship masters, ports of embarkation, and dates of arrival.) ..."--Publisher description
Index to the 1800 census of Massachusetts by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passenger arrivals at the Port of New York, 1830-1832 : from customs passenger lists by Elizabeth Petty Bentley( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriages of Wake County, North Carolina, 1770-1868 by Brent Holcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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County courthouse book
Alternative Names
Bentley, Elizabeth P.

Bentley, Elizabeth P. (Elizabeth Petty)

Languages
English (128)

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County courthouse bookDirectory of family associationsIndex to the 1800 census of North CarolinaVirginia marriage records : from the Virginia magazine of history and biography, the William and Mary College quarterly, and Tyler's quarterlyPassenger arrivals at the port of Baltimore, 1820-1834 : from customs passenger listsPassenger arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819 : the Philadelphia baggage listsOhio cemetery recordsIndex to the 1810 census of Virginia