Those interested in signing up for NEHGS and an Ancestry.com U.S. Deluxe membership can now do so for the single price of $155.40, a combined savings of $75. This subscription provides annual memberships to both organizations and gives subscribers access to some of the most valuable and important genealogical research information anywhere. Current NEHGS members wishing to join Ancestry.com, or Ancestry.com members wishing to join NEHGS, can also do so for a special low price. In addition, as part of the agreement, Ancestry.com will publish on its site indexes of the leading NEHGS publication, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-2002).
"We want this collaboration to give people an opportunity to engage in genealogy at a level that they maybe haven't before," said D. Brenton Simons, NEHGS President and CEO. "Ancestry.com is an extraordinary online resource and we are thrilled to be working with them on this. We hope this provides the groundwork for future opportunities."
Since 1845, NEHGS has been one of the leading genealogical resources in the country. And while NEHGS does have a rich collection relating to early colonial American history and genealogy, the organization also offers access to other regions throughout the country, including New York State. Members of NEHGS also have access to its staff of expert genealogists, which includes leading genealogists in American, English, Irish, Scottish and Canadian research. NEHGS also produces some of the most important publications in genealogy, including The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, published continuously since 1847, and the member magazine New England Ancestors. Other NEHGS collections include:
* Mass Vital Records (1841-1910)
* Early Mass vital records to 1850
* New York Probate Records (1787-1835)
* The New England Historical and Genealogical Register online (1847-2004)
* More than 1,650 cemeteries and burial grounds transcriptions from all of the New England states, New York, and Eastern Canada
* Town Records
* The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England (1620-1633), Volumes I-III
* Early American Newspapers (1690-1876)
* The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in The Boston Pilot (1831-1920)
* Special collections and manuscripts from the Archives of NEHGS
* Premium Database - Early American Newspapers, (Series I) (1690-1876)
* Premium Database - The 19th Century U.S. Newspapers database provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from throughout the 19th century
With more than 5 billion names and 24,000 searchable databases and titles, Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history information. Free services on Ancestry.com offer individuals the opportunity to create online family trees and share them with others. Members can upload photos, add stories to their tree – even record oral histories. The membership option available within the joint NEHGS and Ancestry.com package includes an Ancestry.com U.S. Deluxe subscription, which provides access to all U.S. historical records available on the site such as:
* More than 3.8 million Ancestry.com family trees with more than 330 million names included
* The only complete online U.S. Federal Census Collection (1790-1930)
* U.S. State and territorial census records including Iowa (1836-1925), Kansas (1855-1915), Minnesota (1849-1905), Wisconsin (1895 & 1905), Mississippi (1792-1866) and more
* U.S. Indian Census Schedules (1885-1940)
* The most comprehensive online collection of U.S. passenger lists (1820-1960) from over 100 different U.S. ports including New York (Castle Garden and Ellis Island), Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco, among others
* Border crossings from Canada to the U.S. (1895-1956) and Border crossings from Mexico to the U.S. (1903-1957)
* The largest online compilation of U.S. Military records with more than 90 million names from the 1600s through Vietnam, including more than 24 million World War I draft registration cards
* 20th century vital records from California, Texas, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and more
* More than 16 million pages of U.S. historical newspapers from the 1700s through 2003
Maps and Photos
* The largest online collection U.S. historical land ownership maps (1850-2000) encompassing nearly 50,000 from across the country
* Access to over 3.5 million mostly vintage photographs uploaded by Ancestry.com users
"This partnership allows members of both organizations the ability to search U.S. and New England records from one location – their home computer," said Drew Izzo, Vice President of Marketing for Ancestry.com. "NEHGS offers its members the unique opportunity to closely examine their New England roots. With a U.S. Deluxe membership to Ancestry.com, members can expand their family history research into other parts of the country."
Other aspects of the special collaboration include member discounts on select services and products. To learn more, visit NEHGS Web site at: http://www.NewEnglandAncestors.org/tgn_collaboration.asp or call 1-888-296-3447.