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Digital Collections contains more than a million digitized archival and published materials such as letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, business records, and other sources for historians and genealogists.

NEHGS Publications

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Mayflower 2020

Find extensive information about the Mayflower passengers, their journey and their lineages, the Wampanoag nation and their culture, and much more in this information-rich website.

GU272 Memory Project

Our project traces 8,000 of the descendants of the GU272, the more than 314 men, women, and children sold by Maryland's Jesuit priests in 1838. Use this site to search for an ancestor and to hear the stories of the descendants, and access their family trees.

Historic Catholic Records

We offer the only way to search millions of sacramental records from over 100 parishes across greater Boston.