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Coronavirus Response

Updated November 16, 2020

Dear Friends,

As cases of COVID-19 increase internationally and within the United States, I want you to know that New England Historic Genealogical Society-American Ancestors has been closely monitoring every communication on this topic from local, state, and federal authorities.

To help ensure the health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff, effective today, we are pausing onsite research visits.

The safest and most effective way to take part in our activities is through our website at AmericanAncestors.org where we offer a huge array of records, online programs, video lectures, and many special features. We encourage your use of our website until this health crisis has subsided. During this time, our dedicated staff will be working remotely and remain available to help you with your family history endeavors by telephone, email, and videoconference.

We will continue to plan for, and adapt to, changing circumstances, as merited, and we will communicate with you via email and our website as more information becomes available. Information will be regularly updated on AmericanAncestors.org/coronavirus.

If you have questions about access to services, please contact our Member Services team at 1-888-296-3447 or membership@nehgs.org.

We hope that all members of the greater NEHGS-American Ancestors family will stay safe during this health crisis. We are committed to carefully monitoring the situation and taking any additional steps as merited.

Brenton Simons
President & CEO



For More Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)