American Genealogical Biographical Index, Volume 9
Godfrey Memorial Library is the owner and publisher of the American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI) which contains more than four million names, statistics, and sources for research including local histories, church and vital records, military lists, and more. It also includes over two million records from the Boston Transcript. AGBI is the largest and most important genealogical reference set ever published and clearly the best starting point to find any early New England settlers. The final index has about 6.25 million names. It is also an every-name index to about 850 sources for eastern United States research.
The purpose of the Godfrey Memorial Library is to promote the study of family history by:
- Inspiring individuals in all sectors of society to study their heritage and their own place in history.
- Supporting educational activities that create enthusiasm for family research.
- Making genealogical and historical resources available to all on a national and international level by continuing the expansion, modernization, and distribution of the collection of print, electronic manuscript and other information media as technology develops.
Presently, Godfrey Library has approximately 200,000 books and periodicals in its collection including: state and local histories, international resources, family histories, biographies, records by religious organizations, church records, funeral records, cemetery records, military records, maps, etc.
From the Godfrey Memorial Library Collection.
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