Welcome to the web version of William T. Hearne's Brief History and Genealogy of the Hearne Family. This is based on the 1907 revision of his book and the 1912 Addendum. Both editions have been out of print for years. The 1907 edition can be had on microfilm or reprint duplication. The addendum seems to be much harder to find, and to my knowledge, is only available here. Hopefully putting the book on line will make this wonderful resource available to all who wish to use it.
History, Title Page (1907 edition)
Original Tree Diagram Added I've added a scan of the 1895 version of the Family Tree Diagram that was provided as an insert with each edition. The image is mostly true to form. I apologize for a few discontinuities in the image. I had to stitch several scans together because my aging copy is in more than one piece, and it was too large for a single scan.
The web version is organized on a page by page basis, just like the book. Each page has text and a link to a page image for comparison. Many pages have notes and cross references submitted by other researchers; the notes follow beneath the actual text. In this way we can supplement on Hearne's original research -- he would have wanted it that way. You may browse page to page, or you may follow the text and skip the images.
In addition to text, this on-line version includes an index of names and full-text search capabilities, links to other Hearne resources, and text versions you can download for your own searching. If you get lost, come back here by pressing the "Home" button, or use the Page Map which shows each page and whether it is text or a photo page. If you have a question, you might check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or send me an email.
Some of my own thoughts on Hearne's work are in Favorites.
The transcription of the 1907 edition and the addendum are now both complete, with a complete index. Only a percentage of the photo pages are complete. You can see the status of the photo pages on the Page Map.
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