The following is an announcement from the New England Historic Genealogical Society:
In recognition of Patriots' Day this week, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering free online access to the Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (MVR) database for three days - beginning immediately and continuing until Saturday at noon. If you are not yet a member, but want to spend some time researching your pre-1850 roots, this is a unique opportunity.
Patriots' Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord which took place on April 19, 1775. A state holiday in Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, Patriots' Day is also known for the running of the Boston Marathon. NEHGS would like to invite patriotic genealogists (and loyalists too, for that matter) everywhere to use this special database to rediscover another piece of their Yankee heritage.
To participate, click here http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/Patriots-Day_Launch.asp to go to our launch page, where we will offer you more information and ask you to fill out a short online survey. From there, you will click through to the MVR database where you may search to your heart's content.
We invite you to forward this offer to a friend.