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New England Historic and Genealogical Society

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Open today: 09:00 - 13:00
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Not only is this the #1 spot for genealogical research in New England, it has a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Pauline M
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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
A wealth of knowledge under one roof!

NEHGS is an amazing repository of historical records. It's worth taking time online to review their... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
JLZplus4
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Granby, Connecticut
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23 Mar 2018
“Frequent visitor”
3 Jan 2018
“A wealth of knowledge under one roof!”
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We are located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, and are America's leading research center for genealogists of every skill level. Visitors have access to millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts...more
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99 Newbury St # 101, Boston, MA 02116-3007
Back Bay
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Not only is this the #1 spot for genealogical research in New England, it has a wealth of historical artifacts that would interest the casual visitor.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

NEHGS is an amazing repository of historical records. It's worth taking time online to review their catalog before you go in order to make the best use of your time. The staff members are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A very user friendly and extensive collection of local history and genealogies from across North America , and a very helpful knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

For genealogy research, this place represents a mother lode of information. They have many floors of books, maps, etc to peruse for research sake. The staff is very helpful save one clerk on the 5th? floor. The best thing to do is have a well...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best original source document repository for genealogical research in New England. They've also got many artifacts in storage that can be examined upon request. Of course, a lot of this info has found it's way into the internet, but it's...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is one of the best library/history resources for information about early Boston and New England, from the time of the Pilgrims to current day. It has 5 floors with books, manuscripts, on-line data and maps. Staff is very good. If you are trying to...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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