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  • Our Resources

  • Our Resources IconNEHGS provides a wealth of opportunities for all genealogists to learn more about family history and genealogy — whether you are just beginning your search or have been researching for many years.




    The NEHGS website is one of the most widely used online genealogical resources in the country. This site features nearly 3,000 unique searchable online collections, offering information on more than 300 million people. The extensive NEHGS Library catalog is also fully searchable through the site.


    The NEHGS Library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation’s leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. In it are housed millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our history.

    Expert Staff & Services

    Our staff of experts is available for a number of research services to help you with any challenges, questions, or ‘brick walls’ you may have in your research. Our staff specialize in a variety of ethnic and geographic areas such as New York, French and Atlantic Canada, Jewish, African American, Italian, English, Irish, Scottish, immigration, Native American, military research, and of course early and colonial New England research. For general research guidance and suggestions, NEHGS offers a free Ask a Genealogist service. We invite you to submit your reference question, and the genealogists on our staff will do their best to provide an answer.


    NEHGS has an active publications program, publishing; genealogies and family histories, genealogical guides, compilations of records, many of them under the imprint of Newbury Street Press and the works of the Great Migration Study Project.  Our titles reflect the Society’s mission of preserving and interpreting materials to document the history of families in America.

    Learning Center and Education Programs

    Visit our Online Learning Center to improve your skills and maximize your research results. Access how-to videos, online seminars, articles, and more. NEHGS programs and tours offer a unique blend of personalized, one-on-one attention from some of the country's leading family history researchers and access to the records and resources from the world's leading genealogical and historical repositories. Whether you're just starting your family history journey, or have been visiting libraries and archives for decades, NEHGS can help you learn more about the records, technology, and techniques that will help you find your family's stories.


    NEHGS offers a weath of resources in the field of genealogy through its online article archive. This archive covers a variety of topics, including: Mayflower research, computers and genealogy, professional development, Canadian family history and much more.


    We have partnerships with the American Jewish Historical Society, Boston University, and others.

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