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American Ancestors
AJHS - New England Archives

Digital Collections

American Ancestors Digital Collections contains digitized collections from the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and the Library and R. Stanton Avery Special Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The digital collections include letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, business records, organizational records, and other materials for historians and genealogists, focusing on the Jewish community in New England and the study of family history in America.

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center

To request access, please complete this form. You must then email your username to jhcreference@nehgs.org. You will receive an email once your account has been approved.  

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS serves as the archival repository for the documentary record of Jewish life in the Greater Boston area and New England communities. The JHC's extensive holdings include personal papers, organizational records, photographs, reports and other materials for researching the history of the Jewish community of Boston.

For additional information, please contact:

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts
617-226-1245
jhcreference@nehgs.org

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Library and R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, NEHGS

The New England Historic Genealogical Society began collecting books, manuscripts, and other materials shortly after it was founded in 1845. Unpublished manuscripts are held by the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, and include family and personal papers, the records of family associations, the papers of professional and amateur genealogists, military records, town and government records, church records, and other original manuscript collections. The collections include letters, diaries, genealogies, family Bible records, photographs, scrapbooks, account books, muster rolls, wills, deeds, and other documents from New England, the United States, and Europe.

In addition to manuscripts, the NEHGS Library in Boston holds published works, including genealogies, local histories, reference works, and periodicals. The Library also has an extensive collection of rare books and microfilms, and provides access to electronic resources and online databases.

For additional information, please contact:

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007
1-888-296-3447
library@nehgs.org
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