Fellows > Current > George Freeman Sanborn Jr.

george-240George Freeman Sanborn Jr., a native of Moultonborough, N.H., has been engaged in genealogy since the age of 15. Areas of expertise include research in New Hampshire, Prince Edward Island, Eastern Townships of Québec, and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. A former teacher and government language translator in New Brunswick and Ontario, I work in both French and English, and do reasonably well in Scottish Gaelic. I was active in resurrecting The New Hampshire Genealogical Record, and served as its editor for several years. Now retired from 23 years at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, I live in Prince Edward Island where I am working simultaneously on several family genealogies of early P.E.I. settlers. I do not take private commissions.

Selected Publications:

“Thomas Caswell of Taunton and His Descendants,” The Mayflower Descendant 35(2) (1985) et seq.

“Mary (Ramsden) Caswell: A New Francis Eaton Line?” The Mayflower Descendant 39(1) (1989).

“Joseph3 Dow’s Second Wife, and the Byfield Crew,” The New Hampshire Genealogical Record 7(3) et seq.

“The First wife of John Fifield,” The American Genealogist 55 (1979), 18–19.

“Ruth Marshall, First Wife of John2 Newcomb,” The American Genealogist 61 (1985-86), 111–13.

editor, Genealogist’s Handbook for Atlantic Canada Research, 2d ed. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997).

“Robert Drake’s Two Wives,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 138 (1984), 107–113.

“Elizabeth Dearborn of North Hampton,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 139 (1985), 50–56.

with Melinde Lutz Sanborn: Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire to the End of the Year 1900, 2 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992)

with Alice Eichholz: “New Hampshire” chapter, Ancestry’s Red Book, rev. ed. (Salt Lake City, 1992).

with other authors: Goin’ to the Corner: A History of Elmsdale, Elmsdale West [P.E.I.], and Brockton, 2 vols. (Elmsdale [P.E.I.] and Area Historical Society, 2006-2010).

Deaths of Prince Edward Islanders in Massachusetts, 1889-1900, 6 vols. (Charlottetown, 2005–).

“Who Was Corporal Richard Moorfield of the 17th Light Dragoons?” New England Historic Genealogical Society NEXUS 9(5).

“Solving a Typical New Hampshire Research Problem—Will the Real Jonathan Leighton Please Stand Up?” New England Ancestors 1(1).

“Alexander Anderson’s Surveyor’s Records: An Unexpected Prince Edward Island Research Source,” New England Ancestors 2(1).

with Robert Charles Anderson and Melinde Lutz Sanborn: The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634–1635, vols. 1 and 2 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999, 2001).