Known by many as "The Thwing Index," this CD database, a collaboration between NEHGS and the Massachusetts Historical Society, includes Annie Haven Thwing's massive collection of work on the families of pre-1800 Boston. Over 125,000 index cards have been transcribed from original and published sources, resulting in a database that includes information on vital records, property holdings, occupation, town offices held, church affiliation, burial, and more for thousands of property holders. In addition, the complete contents of the book "Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston" - which Thwing wrote to put her collected information in context - are included on this CD in a fully-searchable version. Thwing's work, which provides one of the most complete pictures possible of Boston's inhabitants, will prove invaluable to historians, as well as genealogists.
2001: NEHGS, CD.
PC: Pentium I or higher processor; Windows 98, NT, 4.0, 2000, or XP operating system. 28 mb hard disk space minimum (32 mb recommended); VGA or higher resolution video adapter for monitor (SVGA Monitor 256-color or higher recommended).
MAC: PowerPC or higher processor; System 7.5 or higher (emulation / classic mode only for System OS X) 30 mb hard drive space (minimum) 20 MB RAM minimum (32 MB recommended)
Please note that not all Macintosh computers support emulation / classic mode.