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American Ancestors
AJHS - New England Archives
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This collection contains selected published genealogies from the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s research library in Boston. NEHGS has been collecting compiled genealogies since its founding in 1845. Forming the core of the NEHGS collection, these published family histories may include information such as family narratives, biographies, genealogical data, photographs, and genealogical charts. NEHGS holds over twenty thousand published family histories, spanning from the seventeenth century to the present.

The majority of the works in this digital collection are rare genealogies published prior to 1923. Many of them were privately published and distributed on an extremely limited basis. In these cases, NEHGS may be the only library that holds a copy of the work. Some older genealogies in the collection also contain handwritten annotations or supplements that make them unique; these additions have been scanned and included in the online version of the book whenever possible.

This digital collection also contains a growing number of recent self-published genealogies that have been donated to NEHGS by the author. To speak to NEHGS staff about making a family history that you have written available through American Ancestors Digital Collections, contact techservices@nehgs.org.

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