Scope and arrangement
Genealogical research papers of John Dorrance Morrell, including medieval to 20th century information in the form of typed and handwritten research notes, correspondence, charts, copies of legal documents, certificates, wills, deeds, vital records, church records, military records, and photographs. The principal families researched are Bailey, Beebe, Bickford, Brownell, Burgess, Burns, Denison, Dorrance, Gallup, Goodrich, Groesbeck, Hess, Holmes, Leavitt, McDougall, Moard, Morrell, Moulthrop, Nichols, Proctor, Rossiter, Schramling, Scramlin, Silver, Slade, Somers, Sommer, Thompson, Van Alstyne, Wilbor, Williams, and Young; the families originated mostly in England, Ireland and Scotland and settled principally in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Canada. Of note is a copy of a letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower thanking George F. Dorrance for material sent to him and a photostat of a letter dated April 15, 1865, by George E. Dorrance describing the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Arranged alphabetically by family or place name