Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the country’s leading resource for family history research. They help genealogists of all skill levels improve their knowledge and understanding of their family and its place in history. Although their name says New England, NEHGS provides expertise and research in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th-century colonial New England through twentieth-century immigration research. 

NEHGS maintains an award-winning website,, the online repository for more than 200 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond.

NEHGS is a non-profit, member organization that is open to the public. NEHGS members and nonmembers are invited to visit their 8-story library and archive located at 99–101 Newbury Street in Boston. To learn more about NEHGS or become a member, visit

Findmypast is proud to present the following collections of the New England Historic Genealogical Society on its website: