NEHGS – Now also Publishing at

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS,) the oldest such organization in the United States was formed in 1845, and they have been concentrating immensely on New York State research lately, as well as the old standard New England States.

The NEHGS, also fondly referred to as the HistGen, has always offered information on their neighbor New York, now you will want to take a look at the website and publications that are being published online by the NEHGS at:

With all of the grumbling that has been taking place lately about the possible demise of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B,) or at least the loss of the library as it was, might want to visit this NEHGS sponsored website.

Some of the excellent articles that are online and freely available to all visitors are; Settlers of the Beekman Patent, The Erie Canal, New York State Census Records, New York State Vital Records, The Vosburgh Collection of Congregational Church Records, Earliest Records of Western New York, Early Palatine Families of New York, and New York State Cemeteries. That is just a taste, there are many more online!

There are also a great many public access databases available at:

The NEHGS is offering a 15% discount until June 30th for any new members that join from this website. If you are not yet a member, you should be.

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2 Responses to “NEHGS – Now also Publishing at”

  • Anonymous:

    It took long enough for HistGen to realize that the majority of New Englandrs that did the unthinkable, left (pause for heart attack) New England went to New York. Many of them lost from most research for the ties. Which happens due to sparse data recorded in the Indian Country of NY.

    I personally have ties to New England for 21 migrated and 35 added immigrant lines. So you can see my frustration. It seems that many geneaology authors stopped research when a family left New England.

    I, personally, am very thakful to have this happen. I have been a member of NEHGS for 23 years and found it very helpful where I have had a distinct tie there. But, when if is the slightest bit murky there is a vast chasm of authenticity that is akin to a brick wall.

    I found the NYHGS to be very centered on New York City and my family is not, so I had little dealings with them, and never considered membership. Although I do have membership in many that are interested in areas where my family resided.

    This is a welcome action and I applaud it.

  • unyg:

    Thank you for posting your comments. We encourage all readers to do so.

    You should be able to hear our applause right back. The NEHGS has a winner here for sure.

    Please do not despair about the difficulty of Upstate New York Genealogy research. We work hard on giving many absolutely free tips and ideas on just how to find those elusive Yorkers.

    Keep reading this Blog and also visit our main website at for a ton of great ideas.

    All the best.

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