Happy New Year! The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering free access to three important vital records databases on its AmericanAncestors.org website for the entire month of January 2016. If you have family in NewEngland, you’ll want to take advantage. Free databases include:
- Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910: Each index entry includes the person’s first and last name, the town or city where the event occurred, the year, volume number, and page number.
- Vermont Births, Marriages and Deaths to 2008: The collection includes more than 1.5 million birth records, more than 1.8 million marriage records, and more than 1 million death records.
- New Hampshire Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937: This database includes records of more than 475,000 births, more than 1 million marriages, and more than 915,000 deaths.
You’ll need a free guest user account to access the free databases (I just learned a free guest account also entitles you to free access to every new database for the first 30 days after NEHGS adds it to the site). Click here to get started.
Here’s another help for New England ancestry: The New England Genealogy Value Pack at Family Tree Shop is loaded with expert webinars, easy-to-use State Research Guides, and more to help you discover your family history in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island.