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Published quarterly since 1847, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is the flagship journal of American genealogy and the oldest in the field, focusing on authoritative compiled genealogies. Typical articles also solve genealogical problems, identify immigrant origins, or present treatments of multiple generations.

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A 64-page magazine published by NEHGS beginning in 2010, American Ancestors contains a wealth of information for family historians. American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles, and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels. Topics include coverage of a particular region or group of people; case studies; descriptions of particular record sets; “how-to” articles; compelling historic accounts that illuminate the past; research strategies and methodology; and accounts of migration and immigrant groups.

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A journal of Pilgrim genealogy and history, Mayflower Descendant is one of the most highly respected scholarly journals in the field of genealogy. The journal is published twice per year, in winter and summer. Each issue is approximately 100 pages plus an annual every-name index in summer.

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Since 1988, the goal of The Great Migration Study Project has been to create accounts of immigrants to New England from 1620 to 1640. The project’s published works contain thousands of sketches, many of which are also included in our Great Migration databases, available to NEHGS members. They are necessary resources for any genealogist, historian, or descendant with early New England interests and connections.

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The Early New England Families Study Project provides accurate and concise published summaries of seventeenth-century New England families. Using Clarence Almon Torrey's bibliographic index of early New England marriages and its recent successors as a guide, the project focuses on individuals who immigrated from 1641 through 1700, grouped by year of marriage.

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This study project addresses families enumerated in the 1790 census for Berkshire and Hampshire Counties (and from which Franklin and Hampden Counties were later formed). In 1790 this part of Massachusetts was a crossroads for New England families heading west into New York or beyond, or north into Vermont.

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Early Vermont Settlers, a sister project to Western Massachusetts Families, covers those who traveled north of the Massachusetts border on their migration out of southern New England. The goal of this study is to reveal the players on political and religious fronts, uncover migration patterns in the region, and identify those just looking to better their lives on the new frontier.

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