The following announcement was written by the New England Historic Genealogical Society:
NEHGS LAUNCHES NEW WEB PORTAL HIGHLIGHTING NEW YORK RESEARCH TOOLS
NewYorkAncestors.org Features a Wealth of New York State Resources
Boston, MA – May 15, 2008 – New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston today announced the launch of a new Web portal highlighting the wide variety of New York resources available on their award-winning Website, NewEnglandAncestors.org. This new portal, located at www.NewYorkAncestors.org, will direct members to a wide range of databases, publications, and articles focusing on New York state research.
“We are thrilled to feature our New York resources with this new portal,” said D. Brenton Simons, NEHGS President and CEO. “We’ve seen a tremendous increase in New York research within our membership in recent years. Although our organization has long been associated with New England research, we want people to know that we offer so much more. When we look at the region genealogically speaking, the two areas of New England and New York are very closely connected.”
Resources and research tools will be available to all NEHGS members as part of their membership, and include a wide range of New York databases such as vital records, probate records, census, tax, and voter lists, cemetery records, church records, court records, and published genealogies and biographies. NEHGS also has available articles such as Marian Henry’s “The Erie Canal: ‘Mother of Cities’” and “New York State Cemeteries: A Finding Aid.” Visitors can also find for sale a variety of publications helpful to the New York researcher.
Also, NEHGS will soon be making available for the first time, electronic access to the scholarly quarterly publication, “New Netherland Connections,” published by Dorothy Koenig.
Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country's oldest and largest non-profit genealogical organization. Located in Boston, NEHGS collects, preserves, and interprets materials that help make accessible the histories of families in America. The NEHGS research library, one of the most respected genealogical libraries in the field, is home to millions books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms, documents, records, and artifacts that date back more than four centuries. The award-winning web site www.NewEnglandAncestors.org offers access to more than 110 million names in 2,400 searchable databases. NEHGS has more than 23,000 members nationally. NEHGS staff includes some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, and Jewish genealogy.