The New England Historic Genealogy (NEHGS) has launched a new website, AmericanAncestors.org to reflect the society’s broad range of genealogical resources, announced NEHGS president D. Brenton Simons.
AmericanAncestors.org includes NEHGS’ New England and New York content, features, articles, and resources, as well as weekly updates and databases in a variety of regional and ethnic specialties, such as sources for mid-Atlantic, Irish, and African-American research. The site has a new image viewer for genealogical records, an enhanced search engine, faster navigation and search results time, and social networking-type profiles for NEHGS members.
Most records databases and indexes on the site are available to NEHGS members ($75 per year); but the site also has a few free indexes, an array of how-to articles, a genealogy question of the day, the NEHGS library catalog and more.
Though its scope has broadened, Simons says NEHGS will remain committed to its core strength: New England genealogical scholarship. “New England will always be our greatest strength and primary focus, as well as our cherished institutional name. We have much New England material to bring to the public and the new website will add 25 million additional New England names to search.”