FamilySearch, NEHGS Form Resource-Sharing Partnership

By Diane Haddad

FamilySearch and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) have announced a new resource-sharing partnership, and at the same time NEHGS revealed changes coming to its website.

Under the multi-year agreement, FamilySearch will provide NEHGS with more than 2 billion records from its global collections at and its online Family Tree. These records will be added to the newly upgraded, as well as an online family tree experience NEHGS is planning for the site.

The FamilySearch records NEHGS will add to its website include US census transcriptions (1790–1930); civil registrations for Italy, Germany, Scotland, and the Netherlands; English birth, christening, marriage, and death record transcriptions dating from the 15th century through 20th centuries; and census and vital records for states across the United States.

In return, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members will get free access to the genealogy databases at LDS church members can register for this access on the website (where they also can get free access to, Findmypast and MyHeritage).

Additionally, NEHGS will provide millions of its records to FamilySearch, including US and Canadian cemetery records, old tax records, early American military records, early New England marriage records, historical newspapers, and more.