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New England Historic and Genealogical Society

99 Newbury St # 101, Boston, MA 02116-3007
+1 888-296-3447
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Not only is this the #1 spot for genealogical research in New England, it has a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Pauline M
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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
A wealth of knowledge under one roof!

NEHGS is an amazing repository of historical records. It's worth taking time online to review their... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
JLZplus4
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Granby, Connecticut
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We are located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, and are America's leading research center for genealogists of every skill level. Visitors have access to millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our nation's history. NEHGS genealogists, archivists, and librarians are available to assist patrons with their research inquiries and provide orientations to the library collections.
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Mar 23, 2018
“Frequent visitor”
Jan 3, 2018
“A wealth of knowledge under one roof!”
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99 Newbury St # 101, Boston, MA 02116-3007
Back Bay
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+1 888-296-3447
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Not only is this the #1 spot for genealogical research in New England, it has a wealth of historical artifacts that would interest the casual visitor.

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

NEHGS is an amazing repository of historical records. It's worth taking time online to review their catalog before you go in order to make the best use of your time. The staff members are friendly and helpful.

Thank JLZplus4
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A very user friendly and extensive collection of local history and genealogies from across North America , and a very helpful knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

For genealogy research, this place represents a mother lode of information. They have many floors of books, maps, etc to peruse for research sake. The staff is very helpful save one clerk on the 5th? floor. The best thing to do is have a well...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best original source document repository for genealogical research in New England. They've also got many artifacts in storage that can be examined upon request. Of course, a lot of this info has found it's way into the internet, but it's...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is one of the best library/history resources for information about early Boston and New England, from the time of the Pilgrims to current day. It has 5 floors with books, manuscripts, on-line data and maps. Staff is very good. If you are trying to...More

Thank Bill H
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