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    Improve your research skills through our hundreds of articles and subject guides. Developed by the experts at NEHGS, these materials provide helpful research tips and techniques, essential resources, contextual information, and more.


    Articles

    NEHGS offers a wealth of genealogical resources through its online article archive. Written by the experts at NEHGS and well known authorities in the field, these articles cover a variety of topics, including: Mayflower research, technology, professional development, Canadian family history, and much more. You can sort articles by topic, author, or location. Browse our online article collection.

    Subject Guides

    Subject guides provide how-to tips and methods, a listing of essential resources (in print and online), contextual background, and more.

    General Topics

    Getting Started
    Level: Beginner
    Description: Gain tips and tools for starting your family history research
    Getting Organized
    Level: Beginner
    Description: Learn how to organize both your genealogical research and your findings.
    Genealogical Software
    Level: Beginner
    Description: Determine what genealogical software program is right for you.
    Using AmericanAncestors.org
    Level: Beginner
    Description: Learn how to search AmericanAncestors.org.
    Using the NEHGS Library
    Level: All levels
    Description: Make the most of your visit to the NEHGS Library.
    Genealogy for the Next Generation
    Level: Beginner
    Description: Educate and engage the next generation of genealogists with in class or at home activities and resources.
    Writing & Publishing Your Family History
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn how to make your dream of writing and publishing your family history a reality.

    Research and Resources

    17th-C. New England Research
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Delve into the vast array of resources available for seventeenth-century New England.
    Chinese-American Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Discover important resources for locating your Chinese-American ancestors.
    English Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Find important resources for locating your English ancestors; includes information on early New England families.
    French-Canadian Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn how-to tips, where to find key records and resources, language notes, and more.
    German Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Discover your German ancestors with this subject guide.
    Irish Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Jump-start your Irish research with this list of key resources, records, and repositories.
    Japanese-American Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Discover important resources for locating your Japanese-American ancestors.
    Massachusetts Research
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Get a general overview of just some Massachusetts resources.
    Naturalization Records
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn where to find and how to access these important records.
    New York Research
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn what resources and record exist for New York family history research.
    Newfoundland Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn what resources exist for Newfoundland family history research.
    Pennsylvania German
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Find key resources for your Pennsylvania German ancestry.
    Polish Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Access important resources for locating your Polish ancestors.
    Prince Edward Island Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn what resources exist for PEI family history.
    Quaker Genealogy
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Find your Quaker ancestors using these online and printed resources.
    World War Veteran Research
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Description: Learn how to access records pertinent to researching WWI and WWII U.S. veteran ancestors.
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