Austin W. Spencer

ProGen Member Overview

Lineage society genealogist with independent research experience


Education

B. A., Arizona State University, 2000. National Institute on Genealogical Research (now Genealogical Institute on Federal Records), 2009. ProGen 29, 2015–7.


Experience

My publications center on colonial New England, but I also have research experience in the upper South and Midwest U. S., England, Scotland, and Germany, especially Württemberg. My professional activity has particularly concentrated on lineage society application practices and standards, and records of service in the American Revolutionary War.


Publications & BLOGs

• “Abdication and Succession: Thomas⁴ Green of Boston and the ‘Dynasty of Printers,’” The Genealogist 17 (2003): 209-22
• “The Yeo-Condy Family of Marblehead, Massachusetts: Some Proposed Corrections to Torrey,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165 (2011): 165-72
• “Joseph and Mary (Whitcomb) Wood of Tolland, Connecticut, and Dalton, Massachusetts,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 166 (2012): 109-18
• “The Two Elizabeth³ Daniels of Medfield, Massachusetts,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 167 (2013): 135-9
• “Joseph⁴ and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Whitcomb of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and Some of Their Descendants,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 169 (2015): 121-30, 245-55
• Coauthor with Beverly Spooner, “William¹ Sheffield of Braintree and Sherborn, Massachusetts, with Further Notes on the Daniel(s) Family of Medfield,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 170 (2016): 299-318; a&c, 171 (2017): 244
• “Margaret (James) (Drew) Keen of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Her Husbands’ Mayflower Lines from Richard Warren,” Mayflower Descendant 65 (2017): 11-26
• “Joseph Mason of Cummington and Plainfield, Massachusetts, and His Family,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 172 (2018): 212-20, 332-40
• “Rebecca Dike, Wife of Abiel Sadler and Josiah Tainer of Gloucester, Massachusetts: A Reassessment,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 173 (2019): 315-8