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  • 06 Oct 2017

    Improvements in Search User Experience

    We are happy to deliver some new capabilities tooday to improve your search experience. The new capabilities include: Database information at bottom of Image and Transcript Pages – the database ...

  • 02 Oct 2017

    Update to Existing Database: Guilford, CT Deaths, 1883-1890

      We have updated an old database with new information! The new name of the database is: Guilford, CT: Deaths, 1883-1890. To this database we have added First & Last Names, and complete ...

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Update to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

    We have added three new volumes to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Alden, John (Vol. 16, p. 2) ...

  • 25 Sep 2017

    Archdiocese of Boston Charlestown Records Now Searchable

    We’ve added St. Mary’s parish in Charlestown to our searchable collection of Archdiocese of Boston records, Massachusetts: Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  St. Mary’s was ...

  • 15 Sep 2017

    Transcription Challenge #11

    It’s time for Transcription Challenge #11!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Immaculate Conception and St. Mary’s in ...

  • 13 Sep 2017

    St. Bernard (Newton) records now browsable

    We have just added three new volumes to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, from St. Bernard’s in Newton.  St. Bernard began as a mission attached to St. ...

  • 08 Sep 2017

    Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambridge) records now searchable

    We have added 12 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge.  The first Catholic church in Cambridge, Sacred ...

  • 07 Sep 2017

    Transcription Challenge #10

    After a busy August, we’re back with our next Transcription Challenge!  Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Immaculate Conception ...

  • 06 Sep 2017

    New browsable Catholic records from Framingham

    We’re announcing 7 new volumes in Massachusetts: (Image Only) Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  These volumes come from St. George in Framingham and St. Patrick in Natick.  The ...

  • 01 Sep 2017

    Update to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

    We have added two new volumes to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880: Warren, Richard (Vol. 18, p. ...

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Chatham Vital Records: Update to Massachusetts Vital Records, 1620-1850

      We’ve added a new volume of Chatham vital records to Massachusetts Vital Records, 1620-1850.  This new volume appears as “Chatham – V3” in Massachusetts Vital ...

  • 29 Aug 2017

    New Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 sketches

    We have 6 new sketches for Early Vermont Settlers to 1784.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s ...

  • 24 Aug 2017

    New Sketches for Western Mass. Families in 1790

    Today we’re announcing three new sketches in Western Massachusetts Families in 1790, one of our study projects by Helen Schatvet Ullmann, CG, FASG. This database focuses on families listed ...

  • 22 Aug 2017

    New Searchable Archdiocese of Boston Records: Immaculate Conception in Salem

    We’ve added 12 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, from the parish of Immaculate Conception in Salem.  This update consists of 2,860 ...

  • 17 Aug 2017

    New sketch: Early New England Families, 1641-1700

    Alicia Crane William’s study project, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 focuses on immigrants to New England , using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide. The newest sketch ...

  • 14 Aug 2017

    Transcription Challenge: Week 9!

    We have a new transcription challenge for this week! Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cambridge. We really ...

  • 11 Aug 2017

    Update to Maine: Marriages by Reverend H.F.A. Patterson, 1854-1892

    We have updated the index to Maine: Marriages by Reverend H.F.A. Patterson, 1854-1892  to enable searches by first name and last name, spouse names, dates and locations. It is also still possible ...

  • 10 Aug 2017

    New browsable Catholic records from Dorchester and Charlestown

    We have added over 1,200 new pages to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900!  These new records come from the parishes of St. Ann in Dorchester and ...

  • 04 Aug 2017

    Enhanced Kennebunkport, ME: Voters for Town Officers, March 1833

    We have updated the index to Kennebunkport, ME: Voters for Town Officers, March 1833  so that it is now searchable by first name and last name, in addition to Keyword search. This database ...

  • 02 Aug 2017

    Transcription Challenge: Week 8

    We have a new transcription challenge for this week! Visit our Transcription Challenge page to offer a suggestion.  These new challenges come from Immaculate Conception (Salem) and St. Mary ...

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Western MA Families in 1790: 7 new sketches

    We have added seven new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which ...

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Transcription Challenge: 7th Edition

    We really appreciate the help with last week’s Transcription Challenge.  Week 6 was particularly hard–not just the special challenge, but also some of the other names.  Here are the ...

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Sacred Heart Roslindale Records Now Searchable

    Today we have a small new addition to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  Sacramental records from Sacred Heart in Roslindale are now searchable.  This update ...

  • 14 Jul 2017

    Transcription Challenge: Week 6

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 60 responses!  This week we have more mystery names to decipher from Sacred Heart (Boston), Sacred Heart ...

  • 13 Jul 2017

    Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

    We are very excited to announce the creation of a new searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies; Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880. The General ...

  • 10 Jul 2017

    New browsable Catholic records

    We’re announcing an update to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  The new records come from the parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in ...

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Transcription Challenge #5

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 80 responses!  This week we have 5 more mystery names to decipher from Holy Cross and St. Joseph (Boston) ...

  • 05 Jul 2017

    St. Joseph (Boston) Baptisms Now Searchable

    Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 has a new update–8 volumes of baptisms from St. Joseph’s parish in Boston’s West End.  Thanks to our ...

  • 28 Jun 2017

    Transcription Challenge #4

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 60 responses!  This week we have 5 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help.  Visit ...

  • 26 Jun 2017

    Addition to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions

    Addition to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions Five new volumes have been added to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977 database which provide ...

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Cathedral of the Holy Cross Records Now Searchable

    The records from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross are now available in Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900.  This update includes over 555,000 names searchable ...

  • 21 Jun 2017

    Transcription Challenge: Week 3

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 150 responses!  This week we have 8 more mystery names to decipher and we would love your help!  Visit ...

  • 20 Jun 2017

    Database Name Spring Cleaning

    We have been making some updates to better standardize our database names and make them more convenient for your research. Highlights include: Location oriented databases – They are consistently ...

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Two new and two revised sketches in Early New England Families, 1641-1700

    Today we have two new sketches by Alicia Crane Williams: John Hollister of Wethersfield, CT (m. 1639, Joan/Joanna Treat); and Thomas Nichols of Hingham, MA, (m. 1638, Rebecca Joslin; m. 1681, ...

  • 16 Jun 2017

    Early Vermont Settlers to 1784: 5 Windsor County sketches

    We have 5 new sketches for Early Vermont Settlers to 1784.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald Alan Smith’s ...

  • 15 Jun 2017

    St. Mary (Charlestown) Browsable Catholic Records

    We have a new addition to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900: the records from St. Mary in Charlestown.  St. Mary’s was the first parish established as a ...

  • 12 Jun 2017

    New Transcription Challenge!

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our very first Transcription Challenge last week.  We had over 55 responses, giving us many helpful suggestions for the 8 names we needed to transcribe. ...

  • 09 Jun 2017

    Early Vermont Settlers to 1784: 30 new sketches!

    This week we’ve released 30 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers to 1784.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified ...

  • 07 Jun 2017

    Enhanced Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633

    We have greatly expanded the index to Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III. There are nearly 15,000 new birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records that ...

  • 06 Jun 2017

    Announcing Transcription Challenge!

    We’re offering a new challenge as part of Database News!  As we work on Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1798-1900, we occasionally run into some words or names that ...

  • 05 Jun 2017

    Berkshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1761-1900

    Berkshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1791-1900 now makes available 21,143 Berkshire County probate cases filed between 1761 and 1900. This database was created from digital images and index ...

  • 01 Jun 2017

    6 New Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 Sketches

    We have just added 6 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers to 1784. This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in Donald ...

  • 23 May 2017

    Update to Salisbury, MA: Marriages by Elder Jabez True, 1812-1835

    We have just updated the database Salisbury, MA: Marriages by Elder Jabez True, 1812-1835. It can now be searched by both spouse’s first and last names and the date of the marriage. The images of ...

  • 18 May 2017

    Searchable Archdiocese of Boston Sacramental Records

    Today we are launching Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1900!  Thanks to the wonderful work of our volunteers, this database will make searchable the sacramental records ...

  • 11 May 2017

    Tip: How to Navigate the Boston Evening Transcript Genealogy Columns

    This week we thought we’d highlight The Boston Evening Transcript Genealogy Columns, 1911-1941.  The Boston Evening Transcript ran a genealogy column about twice a week during this time ...

  • 05 May 2017

    New records from St. James the Greater, Boston

    We’re adding St. James the Greater to our Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1900 collection.  This parish was established in 1854 in what is now ...

  • 28 Apr 2017

    New sketches! Western Massachusetts Families to 1790

    We have added seven new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which ...

  • 20 Apr 2017

    Search our Probate Databases for Free

    This week our probate databases are available for free to everyone.  We have 32 databases which fall under the Court, Land, and Probate Records category.  We’ve pulled together some ...

  • 13 Apr 2017

    Bristol County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1880

    We are now offering a new database, Bristol County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1880.  This database was created from digital images contributed to NEHGS by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial ...

  • 06 Apr 2017

    Update to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790

    We have added six new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which ...

  • 30 Mar 2017

    New Middleborough and Florida, Massachusetts records

    We’ve updated Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.   Middleborough – V1 and Middleborough – V2 are now searchable by parents’ and spouse’s names.  Florida – V1 ...

  • 28 Mar 2017

    Update to North American Cemetery Transcriptions

    Ten new volumes have been added to the North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts database covering cemeteries in Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. Our hard-working ...

  • 22 Mar 2017

    New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers to 1784

    Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 now has five new sketches, enumerated below.  This database focuses on families that lived in Vermont prior to the end of the Revolutionary War, as identified in ...

  • 21 Mar 2017

    Update to Hampshire County Probate File Papers

    This update to the Hampshire County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1660-1889 adds 6,538 additional case records and 175,000 individual file papers.  This database is possible through our collaboration ...

  • 20 Mar 2017

    American Ancestors Magazine Vol. 17 2016

    American Ancestors Magazine is NEHGS’s quarterly magazine, containing a wealth of information for family historians.  Volume 17 (all issues published in 2016) is now available to be ...

  • 17 Mar 2017

    New Catholic records from Salem and Roslindale

    We now have volumes online illustrating the early history of Catholics in Salem. This latest update to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 includes ...

  • 16 Mar 2017

    New Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston volumes

    We have two new additions to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900. Saint Joseph’s Parish in Boston served the Irish community in the West End. ...

  • 10 Mar 2017

    Advance Search Improvements

    Search Improvements. We are very happy to introduce several enhancements to your search experience this week. The new capabilities include: Copy Citation to clipboard – When you have a search ...

  • 09 Mar 2017

    Onondaga County, NY Abstracts of Wills

    Minnie L.C. Coleman was a passionate genealogist in the 1930s who transcribed many records from the Surrogate’s Office in Syracuse, NY.  Among other work, she abstracted names and dates ...

  • 07 Mar 2017

    Connecticut Marriages and Deaths 1790-1833

    Connecticut Marriages and Deaths 1790-1833 is our newest updated collection.  This database is now searchable by first name, last name, year, location, record type, spouse name, and ...

  • 02 Mar 2017

    Updated Rockingham County, New Hampshire Collections

    Londonderry, NH: Vital Records 1720-1910 is now searchable by first name, last name, year, record type, spouse name, and parents’ names.  The location for all records this database is set ...

  • 01 Mar 2017

    1910 Census Now Has Images

      Our database, United States 1910 Federal Census is now accompanied by images, thanks to our partnership with FamilySearch.org.       This census collected the following set ...

  • 17 Feb 2017

    Early Murphys in Newport, RI

    Helen Schatvet Ullmann has been researching Murphy families from Rhode Island for years, trying to sort out the lineage of an ancestor.  Her collection of sketches, Early Murphys in Newport, RI ...

  • 01 Feb 2017

    The NEHG Register Vol. 170 2016

    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register  Volume 170 is now available as part of our database New England Historical and Genealogical Register.  This update consists of the four ...

  • 25 Jan 2017

    New Western Mass. Families in 1790 sketches

    We have added six new sketches to Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. This database focuses on families listed in the 1790 census in historic Berkshire and Hampshire counties, an area which ...

  • 25 Jan 2017

    New mission records from St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

    From 1816-1819, priests from Boston ministered to Catholics in New Brunswick, Canada, and their record book became part of the Archdiocese of Boston’s collection. St. John, New Brunswick ...

  • 23 Jan 2017

    New Italian parish records

    Sacred Heart parish records have been added to Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1900. This update comprises of nine volumes for this church located in ...

  • 23 Jan 2017

    New Back Bay parish records

    Saint Cecilia parish records have been added to our Massachusetts: (Image Only) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 1789-1900 database. This update consists of two volumes, St. Cecilia (Boston) ...

  • 20 Jan 2017

    New North Amer. Cemetery Records

    North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts now has 10 new volumes encompassing cemeteries in Vermont and New Hampshire. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this ...