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Below you’ll find an archive of our database blog posts:

New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 - Today we’ve added 2 new sketches and updated 4 sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The people profiled in the new and updated sketches lived in Brattleboro and Fort Dummer. With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches the heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political...
The Genealogist: Volume 2 (1981) now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 2 (1981) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 4,790 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy....
The Genealogist: Volume 1 (1980) now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 1 (1980) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds 5,170 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Since...
Westfield, MA: Baptisms Performed in the Church of Christ, 1679-1836 Now Fully Indexed and Browsable - Today we are releasing an updated version of our Westfield, MA: Baptisms Performed in the Church of Christ, 1679-1836 database. This updated version includes the images from the collection and the index now includes full names, relationships, locations and race where available. The story of the first church in Westfield is inextricably tied to that of its...
Now available to guest members: General Society of the War of 1812 Membership Applications, 1854-1979 - We are very excited to announce that our database, General Society of the War of 1812 Membership Applications, 1854-1979, is now available to NEHGS guest members, free of cost. This database includes all applications and supplemental applications to the General Society of the War of 1812 starting from their formal founding in 1854. Material is not...
New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 - Today we’ve added 3 new sketches and updated 2 sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The people profiled in the new and updated sketches lived in Brattleboro. With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches the heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political and religious fronts, uncover...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Georgetown - Today we’ve added 6 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from  St. Mary (Georgetown). This small update adds more than 6,000 names to search. The new volumes are listed below: St. Mary (Georgetown) Baptisms, 1916-1920 St. Mary (Georgetown) Confirmations, 1917-1920 St. Mary (Georgetown) Deaths, 1916-1920 St. Mary (Georgetown) First Communions, 1915-1917 St....
New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 - Today we’ve added 5 new sketches to Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The people profiled in the new sketches lived in Brattleboro. With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches the heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political and religious fronts, uncover the migration patterns for this period...
Archdiocese of Boston: new searchable records from Lowell - Today we’ve added 41 new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from  St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell). This update adds over 53,400 records and more than 110,000 names to search. The new volumes are listed below: St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1901 St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1902 St. Jean Baptiste (Lowell) Baptisms, 1903-1904...
Early New England Families, 1641-1700: new sketch - Today we’ve updated Early New England Families, 1641-1700, adding one new sketch. This new sketch features Isaac Jones and his family. Isaac arrived in New England at the age of eight, with his family largely settling in Dorchester and the surrounding area. The Early New England Families, 1641-1700 study project is led by Alicia Crane Williams. This project highlights heads...