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  • 1999 Archive

  • Vol. 1, No. 2
    Whole #2
    August 19, 1999
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    HisGen Highlights

    1-2 8.19.99

    -Sydney Online
    -Register Index Offer
    -Genealogy 101 Hits the Road!
    -Microtext and Microfiche Update
    -NEHGS in Cyberspace
    -Society News

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    The Society's catalog of collections which have been indexed since 1987 is now available online. Also known as Sydney, it will be a major feature of our new website NewEnglandAncestors.org, but until then is available by following the "Society Members…Click Here" link on our current site http://www.nehgs.org. It currently lists items in our circulating and reference libraries, in addition to some of the Society's Manuscript Collection.

    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Index to Names, Vols. 51-148 (1897-1994)

    Special Price:  $150.00 (includes shipping)

    An invaluable accompaniment to both the traditional Register and the CD-ROM version, this four-volume cumulative index offers quick and easy browsing, parenthetical references to thousands of maiden names NOT included in the CD-ROM index, and concise, easy-to-read entries. In addition, if you elect to purchase the Index at this reduced price, you may purchase the Register on CD-ROM for only $150, representing combined savings of over $300! This offer is available only until August 31, 1999, and is not valid on the purchase of the Register CD-ROM alone.

    The Education Department is pleased to announce the expansion of the Society's popular Genealogy 101 Program. In response to numerous requests, this popular course will be offered outside Boston, with course sites and dates being confirmed in New London, Connecticut and Concord, New Hampshire. Many more "off-sites" are being finalized, so stay tuned to the Education area of www.nehgs.org for specifics.

    Several other major events are right around the corner: The fourth Boston-area Irish Genealogical Conference takes place on September 17th and 18th in Randolph, Massachusetts. Computer Resources for Genealogists, a day-long seminar on September 24th (repeated the next day) features guest experts Richard W. Eastman, Stephen B. Kyner and noted computer genealogy editor Rhonda R. McClure. Registration information for all events is available by calling the Education Department toll-free at 1-888-286-3447.

    The 1881 British Census and National Index is now available for microtext library patrons. According to reference librarian David Allen Lambert, this addition "will become a major asset for anyone doing English, Scottish or Welsh genealogy in the late 19th century." Included in this 24-CD collection are Census Records of the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Royal Navy. This comes on the heels of the Society's recent microfiche acquisition of over seventy-five 19th century Great Britain county directories.

    Members logging into the "Members Only" area of the Society's new website www.NewEnglandAncestors.org are advised that only their Membership numbers and names will be required as part of the procedure. If you are unsure of your Membership number, it can be found on the label affixed to your Register and/or NEXUS. Please stay tuned for further details.

    Society News

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Woodle as head of the Society's circulating library.

    Plans for construction on the first and second floors are underway at the Society's Newbury Street home, and contractors have completed the initial phase of assembling compact shelving in the basement. Patrons are advised that library operations will NOT be interrupted over the course of the next several months.

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