Research Guide - New England Historical Genealogical Library

New England Historical Genealogical Library
101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday & Monday Closed

Holdings (brief overview):

The NEHGS Research Library offers a comprehensive collection of more than 200,000 books, periodicals, and microform materials, as well as over one million manuscripts.

Its book holdings include nearly all published New England genealogies, local histories, and related periodicals.

Its microtext collection, with more than 40,000 items, contains copies of the original town, probate, land, and vital records; city directories; censuses; and immigration records for most of New England and eastern Canada.

Beyond New England, family researchers will find many important published and primary sources for other regions, including U.S. states beyond New England, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, eastern Canada, French Canada, Europe, and Australia.


Admission to the Research Library is free for NEHGS members (research memberships and above); non-members (including seniors and students) and members at the subscription level will be charged a $15 day fee.

Use their Web site to plan your work:

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