Feb 27, 2023

Jerome E. Anderson, R.I.P.

Jerome E. Anderson of Easthampton, Massachusetts, formerly of Warren, MA, and Boston, died on February 13, 2023, at age 81. 

Genealogist, book collector, and former chemist, Jerome was a longtime member and staff member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, delivering lectures around the country, preparing exhibits, and carrying out valuable research for patrons and colleagues, for publications and his own projects. He was an editorial consultant for the NEHGS Register and contributing editor for The American Genealogist (TAG). 

He was known as a specialist in early handwriting on Anderson family lines and the Scotch-Irish of early New England and Canada with a particular interest in Maine ancestry. 

He was also an enthusiastic member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. As a book collector, Jerome concentrated on American and New England history and science, and the history of books, bookbinding, and printing. With memberships such as in the Ticknor Society of Boston, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Friends of the Houghton Library, he contributed uniquely to research and collections in early New England book and printing history. 

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