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At the NEHGS Research Library in Boston, members and visitors have access to a wide range of databases to assist them with their genealogical research. Links to the databases listed here can be found on the welcome screen of each computer in the library.
Newspaper content from throughout the 1800s. Full text and images from hundreds of papers from every region of the U.S. Includes birth, death, and marriage notices. Also available to NEHGS members on the AmericanAncestors.org External Databases page.
The largest electronic collection of biographical information on African Americans, 1790-1950.
NEHGS databases — including vital, probate, cemetery, church, and other records for New England, New York, Canada, and beyond; the New England Historical & Genealogical Register, The American Genealogist, The Virginia Genealogist, and other periodicals.
Census, vital, military, immigration, family-tree, newspaper, city-directory, and court records, primarily for the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Also includes Swedish church records.
Parish, census, cemetery, military, school, funeral-home, ship, obituary, and land records for Cape Breton and other regions of Nova Scotia. (Login required; please ask librarian for assistance.)
Sanborn fire insurance maps for Connecticut, Maine Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Over one million pages of fully-searchable early newspapers, such as the Boston Gazette, New-York Evening Post, and many more. Includes marriage, death, and court records. Also available to NEHGS members on the AmericanAncestors.org External Databases page.
Records from countries worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Ireland, and many more
Records for the UK, including parish records (1538-2005), civil registrations (1837-2006), and censuses (1841-1911), as well as military, travel, education, and work records.
U.S. military records from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam eras
U.S. census, Revolutionary War, and Freedman’s Bank records; over 24,000 family and local history books; and the PERSI index of periodical articles.
1.4 million historic U.S. and international maps, including over 800,000 U.S. property maps from the late 1700s to the present
The primary newspaper for the Jewish communities of Greater Boston and New England
Profiles of over 1.4 million individuals from all fields of endeavor. Includes biographies from Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and other titles.Also available to NEHGS members on the AmericanAncestors.org External Databases page.
Catalog of books, periodicals, manuscripts, microfilm, CDs, and other resources held by the NEHGS library. Also includes the Digital Library and Archive , which contains online versions of items from the NEHGS collections.
British and Irish records, including the most complete version of Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, the National Wills Index (pre-1858 English wills and probate documents), and census and vital records.