Thursday, December 10, 2009 Available to NEHGS Members

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) newsletter yesterday said:

NEHGS is pleased to announce that members may now access the Footnote and Marquis Who’s Who databases through

On Footnote, users can search and browse millions of historic documents, many of them made available through partnerships with the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress. Among the many resources are census records, military records (including Revolutionary War pension files), naturalizations, vital records, and the Pennsylvania Archives historical records.

Marquis Who’s Who features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million individuals from all fields of endeavor. It includes biographies from Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and many other Who’s Who titles. Please note: access to this database is limited to five simultaneous users. If you are unable to access it when the limit has been reached, please try again later.

To search these new databases, visit our External Databases page at, where you will find links to Footnote and Marquis Who’s Who, along with links to 19th Century Newspapers and Early American Newspapers. You must be logged onto with your NEHGS login in order to access the databases. (These resources are not available to Institutional Members of NEHGS.)

In other database news, please note that Access NewspaperArchive through will end on December 29, 2009.

The access to is a major benefit for NEHGS members - the retail subscription to is $79.95, while the NEHGS membership for individuals is $75.

I am sorry to see the NewspaperARCHIVE access dropped by NEHGS. Many of the newspapers on NewspaperARCHIVE are available to subscribers, and many public libraries have a subscription to NewspaperARCHIVE through their websites.

By the way, you can receive the weekly NEHGS eNews - to subscribe or view back issues of eNews, please visit


geneabloggers said...

Thanks for this news Randy.

One reason why I am a far-flung member of Southern California Genealogical Society is the remote access available to Newspaper Archive as part of their membership. Yearly individual membership is $30:

Eileen said...

Thank you for this good news since I am now a member of both and NEHGS. I also subscribe to so it would have been nice to be able to drop both extra subscriptions. These fees are starting to really mount up. The NEGHS offers excellant benefits.