Guide to the William C. Folger Genealogical Record Books, circa 1850–1900

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

William C. Folger was born January 8, 1806 to parents Alexander and Rebecca Folger and died on November 10, 1891. This collection contains record books, compiled by Folger, listing male heads of Nantucket families, alphabetically by surname.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS187
Title:
William C. Folger Genealogical Record Books
Date(s):
circa 1850–1900
Creator:
Folger, William C., 1806-1891.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the William C. Folger Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

  • MS186 Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • MS504 William C. Folger / Collatz Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • MS240 Henry Barnard Worth Genealogy Record Books, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Genealogy.

Biographical Information

William C. Folger was born 8 January 1806 to parents Alexander and Rebecca Folger. He married Jane Middleton in 1842 and died 10 November 1891.

 

Scope and Content

This collection contains record books, compiled by Folger, listing male heads of Nantucket families, alphabetically by surname. Information includes birth, death, and some marriage dates, spouses, children, and occasionally date a family member moved off-Island.

Contents

Book 1 A – D, circa 1850–1900

Book 2 E – L, circa 1850–1900

Book 3 M – Z, circa 1850–1900

Processing Information

Finding aid by Ashley Miller, January 2022.

Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.

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