Jeanette Behan's 1988
book "The Woodworth Family of America, Descendants of Walter Woodworth of
1630 through Six Generations, Volume 1", is the first book for the Walter
Woodworth line in ninety years. The last one before Jeanette's was
William Atwater Woodworth's, published in 1898.
Jeanette worked with
numerous Woodworth genealogists, and saw the loss of valuable records of
deceased researchers when their estates would not respond. With the
passing away of one of her closest collaborators, and the discovery that
she had a terminal illness, she focused on publishing and perpetuating
the works of other researchers and hers. Further, she wanted to document
the corrections that would spare future generations time and discussion.
We have all benefitted.