The New England Historic Genealogical Society has added half a million names to its databases, 2.5 million names from the Social Security Death Index, and three volumes of their flagship publication, The Register. Here is their announcement:
Also added are three new volumes of The Register and 2.5 million new SSDI names.
Boston – June 2007 – The New England Historic Genealogical Society announces the addition of more than 500,000 new searchable names to its electronic databases, available to members via their Web site, www.NewEnglandAncestors.org.
Also available are more than 2.5 million additional names from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). This brings to total more than 78 million searchable SSDI names on the NEHGS Web site.
The new names, all added this year with the help of more than 100 NEHGS volunteers, brings to well over 110 million the total number of names available online. These names provide the foundation for family history and genealogical research. While much of NEHGS’ content is rich in colonial American ancestry and history, the organization has for several years been providing access to records throughout the Northeast, and most of the U.S.
Since 1847, NEHGS has published the periodical, “The New England Historical and Genealogical Register”, long considered the cornerstone of American genealogical research. Three new volumes, years 2000-2002 of The Register, are also now accessible.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, has more than 23,000 members nationally, making it the oldest and largest non-profit genealogical organization in the country. The NEHGS library and archives, located in Boston, includes more than 5,000 linear feet of shelves holding millions of manuscripts, letters, records, photographs, books, documents, and other rare and valuable items. These collections provide genealogists of all levels and expertise immeasurable access to their own family histories and stories. The NEHGS staff includes some of the most respected and experienced genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, English, Irish, Scottish, and Canadian research.
NEHGS publishes several publications including The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Published since 1847, the Register is considered by many to be the leading source of early American genealogical research information. Under the NEHGS and Newbury Street Press imprints, NEHGS also publishes a number of books on family and local history.