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    Wednesday January 1, 2014  - New Year's Day
    Saturday February 15, 2014 - Presidents Day
    Saturday May 24, 2014 - Memorial Day
    Friday July 4, 2014 - Independence Day
    Saturday August 30, 2014 - Labor Day
    Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Closes at 1 pm
    Thursday November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
    Wednesday December 24, 2014 - Closes at 1 pm
    Thursday December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day
    Wednesday December 31, 2014 - Closes at 1 pm

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  • NEHGS Library Collections Overview

  • Library CollectionsNEHGS has a wealth of on-site materials in our Boston Library. We encourage you to talk with our expert staff during your visit to make sure you’re accessing all the available genealogical resources we have to offer. These include:


    Published Genealogies 

    30,000 titles covering families in America, Canada, Europe, and around the world.

    Local Histories and Records

    40,000 state, county, and town histories and record collections covering all U.S. states and eastern Canadian provinces and a wide array of ethnic groups.

    Genealogical Journals and Other Periodicals

    4,500 titles, including core journals such as The American Genealogist and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, as well as 700 other current journals, magazines, and newsletters from around the world, focusing on surnames, geographic areas, or general genealogy topics.

    Reference Works

    Including The Great Migration, New England Marriages to 1700, and Revolutionary War pension abstracts.

    Rare Books

    12,000 rare genealogies (many with author annotations), church records, local and military histories, heraldic works, and atlases.

    Records on Microform

    New England: vital records, census records, court records, city directories, newspapers, and pre-1906 naturalizations.

    Canadian: records for Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, including vital records, census records to 1901, and parish registers.

    Irish: including Griffiths Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books, and Ordnance Survey maps.

    Portuguese/Azorean: Catholic parish registers and civil records of the Azores islands of Portugal, consisting of birth, baptism, marriage, and death records from the 16th-19th centuries.

    Scottish: including parish register index.

    English: including city directories and parish registers.

    Be sure to learn more about our R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, which includes more than 28 million original objects, artifacts, documents, family papers, diaries, journals, family Bibles, photographs, and other items dating back more four hundred years.

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