Welcome to Your American Ancestors Affiliate Account!

Details about your account


An LDS Affiliate Account on AmericanAncestors.org offers qualified participants online access to hundreds of databases and millions of names, courtesy of NEHGS’ partnership with Family Search.org, as well as an introduction to a variety of additional genealogical services provided by New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Below are details about your account:

What is the New England Historic Genealogical Society?

Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s oldest and most respected resource for family history research. Although the name says “New England,” NEHGS provides expertise and research in nearly all aspects of family history, from seventeenth-century colonial New England through twenty-first century immigration research.

How do I see a list of all the databases on American Ancestors.org?

Select “browse” and "databases" to see an alphabetical list of available databases, which can be searched by database name as well as location and date range.

Each database entry provides links to database search, information about the database, a database browse section where databases can be stepped through on a page-by-page and volume-by-volume basis, and a means to select any database as a “Favorite.” Favorite databases may be searched as a group in Database search.

What collections does an LDS Affiliate Account grant access to on American Ancestors.org?

LDS Affiliate Account holders have access to the majority of databases on the AmericanAncestors.org website. Collections that are not part of the partnership are listed below:

  1. American Canadian Genealogical Society Index of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1840-2000
  2. American Genealogist, The
  3. Beekman Patent, The Settlers of, Vols. 1-8 [Dutchess Co., NY]
  4. Connecticut Nutmegger
  5. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III
  6. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B
  7. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, C-F
  8. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, G-H
  9. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, I-L
  10. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, M-P
  11. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, R-S
  12. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, T-Y
  13. Massachusetts State Census 1855
  14. Massachusetts State Census 1865
  15. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
  16. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915
  17. Massachusetts Vital Records Index, 1916-1970 (forthcoming)
  18. Massachusetts: Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards, 1733-1990.
  19. Mayflower Descendant, The
  20. New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-present)
  21. New Hampshire: Miscellaneous Censuses and Substitutes, 1640-1890
  22. New Hampshire: Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937
  23. Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine
  24. Rhode Island Census Collection: 1865-1935
  25. Rhode Island Roots
  26. Rhode Island Vital Records, 1636-1850
  27. Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements, 1831-1920
  28. U.S. City Directories (forthcoming)
  29. Vermont: Miscellaneous Censuses and Substitutes, 1778–1822, 1840
  30. Vermont Vital Records to 2008
  31. Vital Records from the NEHGS Register
  32. Virginia Genealogist, The

What benefits are there to a full NEHGS membership?

Family historians need a variety of resources to advance their research. As the most comprehensive provider of family history services and the most trusted name in the field, NEHGS membership is essential for family historians of all levels.

Exclusive benefits of NEHGS membership include access to a staff of experts who can provide research advice consultations in-person, over the phone, or in writing, as well as take on research on behalf of family historians providing authoritative, documented research reports and family tree charts.

NEHGS members also benefit from receiving direct access to original genealogical scholarship and research through subscriptions to The Register, and American Ancestors magazine. NEHGS members receive unlimited access to 1+ billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org as well as invitations to partake in unique, in-depth educational and training programs, in-person and online, that build research skills and reveal important techniques for discovering family history.

What does the NEHGS comprehensive family history experience mean?

The NEHGS service model includes five core service components that allow family historians of any level to advance their research by using the service most suited to their needs. While other family history service providers may engage in one or several of these components, no other provider offers the highest-quality service in all of these areas:

Website: We offer family history researchers the most used genealogical society website in the world with access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines.

An Expert Staff: Our professional genealogists are among the most respected and advanced in the profession. With research specialties including early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, Chinese, and Jewish genealogy, our expert staff can assist family historians by providing research advice consultations in-person, over the phone, or in writing. Our expert staff can also take on research on behalf of family historians providing authoritative, documented research reports and family tree charts.

Education and Training: We provide exclusive, in-depth learning opportunities through lectures, seminars, intensive research programs, tours to libraries and archives, online courses and webinars, and special events designed to benefit family history researchers of all levels.

Research Center: We offer the largest collection of original family history research materials in the country. Our collection, which continues to grow through acquisition and preservation activities, dates from the fourteenth century to the present and spans North America, Europe, and beyond. It includes more than 28 million diaries, letters, photographs, and other manuscripts, and more than 200,000 books and microforms.

Original Scholarship: We produce the most significant original research and important publications in genealogy, including, since 1847, the longest continually published academic journal in the field, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. In addition to the quarterly journal, we publish a quarterly magazine, ten-to-twenty books per year, and a weekly electronic newsletter.

Where is the New England Historic Genealogical Society located?

NEHGS is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts where its world class research library, archive and administrative offices are located at 99-101 Newbury Street.

Can I visit the NEHGS library in Boston?

You are most welcome to visit us, but will need to pay the $20 day fee. Free and unlimited library use is a benefit of membership.