New England Historic Genealogical Society

101 Newbury St
Boston MA 02116
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Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is one of the oldest genealogical organizations in Boston. The organization specializes in the collection and preservation of genealogical and historical matter related to New England families. It maintains a collection of books, databases, manuscripts and research materials. Its manuscript collection includes articles, images, charts, and Bible, town, cemetery and church records. The association also specializes in the publication of genealogical guidebooks, source records, classic reprints, and scholarly and educational monographs. In addition, New England Historic Genealogical Society serves as a cultural and educational center. It organizes various events, including seminars, historical presentations and guest lectures. The organization also publishes a journal, "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" for its members.