THE BOOK OF THE WILDERS (REVISED)
by Edwin M. Wilder, M.D.

THIRD PRINTING IS NOW AVAILABLE

Contents
Short Description
Contact Information
Long Description
Index of Wilder Names
Index of Non-Wilder Names A-L
Index of Non-Wilder Names M-Z
Links



Short Description

This book covers the descendants of Thomas and Edward Wilder who came from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1638. It was first printed in the 1960s as an update of the old 1878 Book. Much information has now been added correcting many omissions and errors. A complete new index is included.

This is one large hardbound volume of 1585 total pages. Price is $59* (check or money order) to just cover the cost of printing and mailing.

Say that you saw it at WWW.BookOfTheWilders.Com. * This price includes shiping within U.S.A. Call or write for international shipping.


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Contact Information

This Web Page: WWW.BookOfTheWilders.Com

Douglas Wilder
2229 W Greenleaf Ave
Chicago, IL 60645-4803

eMail - WILD190@AOL.COM


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Long Description

Dr. E.M. Wilder compiled his revision of the old 1878 Book of the Wilders covering the descendants of brothers, Thomas and Edward Wilder who came from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1638. Harold K. Wilder arranged for the typing and printing and mailed out loose-leaf pages in batches from 1963 to 1969. He turned the material over to me and I arranged for a small second printing in 1975 - 1976. This third printing is one large, attractive and durable hardbound volume of 1585 total pages. It includes the Introduction, Picture Section, Thomas Line, Edward Line, Supplement of Unattached Branches and a complete new Index.

I have incorporated much new information that I have received through my correspondence with many Wilder descendants and others in the twenty-two years since the last printing. One-third of the text pages are either new material or retyped with changes. This includes additional data that had not been available to Dr. E.M. Wilder, as well as correction of many errors. I was able to verify corrections to some errors and omissions by referring to Dr. Wilder’s original data sheets. I made changes when the source showed that the new data was more reliable than the old. The Introduction includes the latest information that is known about our Wilder ancestors in England. Many of the families in the Supplement of Unattached Branches are connected to their proper place in the main part of the Book.

This is not an extension of Dr. Wilder’s genealogy. I have not added information on families born since Dr. Wilder completed his work. That would have been a larger task than I felt I could undertake. The new data is basically information that Dr. Wilder could have included if he had found it at the time. My role is to provide a channel through which many contributors could make improvements to the new Book that Dr. Wilder spent years compiling and which "Cousin" Harold K. Wilder promoted, printed and distributed back in the 1960s.

This is not a moneymaking proposition. I do not expect any payment for my efforts, as neither did Dr. Edwin M. Wilder or Harold K. Wilder. I only hope to cover the actual cost of printing and mailing the Books at a price of $59.00* each. If you will send me a check or money order for this amount, I will mail a Book to you. The Wilder coat of arms in full color is included in the front of the Book. I have extra prints of the coat of arms with a sheet of description at $2.00 each that includes the cost of mailing.

Say that you saw it at WWW.BookOfTheWilders.Com.

* This price includes shiping within U.S.A. Call or write for international shipping.

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Links

Grandfather Stories

Wilder genealogy forum

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Last Revised: 08-03-2013