A selection of treasures from the NEHGS collections
Decorative Family Registers
The family register as a decorative art form began in the late 18th century and continued in popularity through the mid 19th century. It was very popular among school children and was often part of their curriculum.
City directories are an important source in genealogical research, helping you confirm where and when a person lived and worked.
Throughout the 1970s-1990s, the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Boston focused on the plight of Soviet Jewry.
Here is just a sampling the types of images and documents found in our family and individual papers.
We have several online exhibits, or galleries, of items of special interest to genealogists. Please browse the following:
City Directories Examples from our collection, including: Boston, New York , Providence, and Utica (N.Y) directories.
Community Builders AJHS-NEA's collections illustrate the vibrant history of Jewish institutions, organizations and family-run businesses, including supermarkets, factories, schools, synagogues, philanthropic institutions and community groups. These photographs only constitute a small sampling of our collections.
Among Mishpocha AJHS-NEA holds the papers of numerous Jewish families and individuals from the Greater Boston and New England communities, including those of businessmen, judges, educators, and Rabbis. Here is just a sampling the types of images and documents found in our family and individual papers.