Break Through Brick Walls

Tracking Down Elusive Records


Our genealogy librarians can provide one-on-one consultations in person at NEHGS offices in Boston, or by phone. Our genealogists have deep knowledge of many topics, including New England, Canada, New York, the Midwest, Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, other European countries, computer resources, royal descents, matrilineal descents, military records, urban genealogy, and Pilgrim ancestry. To save you time, we match you with an expert on the topic you are researching.

Consultations may be scheduled for a minimum of thirty minutes and a maximum of two hours. Give us a call at 617-226-1271 to schedule at least four weeks in advance of your anticipated appointment date.


If you find a probate record on our website that you would like a copy of, please send us the court, docket number, year, and name of deceased person. The price includes photocopying and postage. Requests are generally completed within 1-3 weeks from receipt.


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