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Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the country’s leading resource for family history research. We help genealogists of all skill levels improve their knowledge and understanding of their family and its place in history. Although our name says New England, we provide expertise and research in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th-century colonial New England through twentieth-century immigration research.

Our experts and their research have appeared in many major regional and national news outlets including CNN, ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The New York Times, BBC News, NPR, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many other press and media outlets. We have also been featured in the popular television programs, “Who Do You Think you Are?,” “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr,” and “History Detectives.” Visit the NEHGS Press Room for more info.

NEHGS is a non-profit, member organization that is open to the public. Both members and nonmembers are invited to visit our 8-story library and archive located at 99–101 Newbury Street in Boston. Nonmembers can spend the day researching for a fee of $15. For more information, visit






 The New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) is the local chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), is a place where professionals from a wide variety of specialties can come together with the common ground of genealogy to:

 Promote international awareness of, and interest in, professional genealogical services,
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Engage in activities which improve access, facilitate research and preserve records used in the fields of genealogy and local history,
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Our members represent many different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Members include family historians, professional researchers, librarians, archivists, writers, editors, consultants, indexers, instructors, lecturers, heir searches, house historians, lineage society applications, identification and dating of old photographs, columnists, booksellers, publishers, computer specialists and geneticists.

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For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose- to unite families. One of our earliest products- the popular “Family Origins” software, introduced thousands of people to the joy and excitement of family history.

That tradition continues today with “RootsMagic”, our award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. “Personal Historian” will help you easily write and preserve your life stories. “Family Reunion Organizer” takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. And our newest product “Family Atlas”, which makes creating custom family maps fun and easy. For more information, visit





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"From our conference to your conference, best wishes from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston!"
The JGSGB is co-sponsoring the 2013 International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies Conference, to be held this year from 4-9 August, in Boston!

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