Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEHGS Salutes Labor Day with FREE Access to Databases on

I received this press release today from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS):


Family Historians May Commemorate Labor Day by Working FREE on Family History on September 2 through September 9

September 2, 2015Boston, Massachusetts—To commemorate the Labor Day holiday, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is granting FREE Access to a large group of databases within its popular Census, Tax, and Voter List category on, its data-rich website.

The Census, Tax, and Voter Lists category is a collection of 40 separate databases containing a range of resources to provide information about the families who resided in the New England states between the 18th and 20th centuries. Other broader databases help to trace families as they moved to other areas of the United States. And a handful of European databases within the collection can assist researchers attempting to further document their family’s heritage.

Included within the collection are transcripts of the U.S. Federal Census, 1790—1880, and a variety of state and town tax records. Because these records often carry occupational information, researchers might uncover their ancestors diligently at work.

These databases from NEHGS will be open with FREE access to the public beginning Wednesday, September 2, through Wednesday, September 9. Registration is required at as a FREE Guest User to gain access to these valuable resources. Guest User accounts allow web visitors to use a limited suite of databases and access web content such as making purchases from the online store. Unlimited access to all 450+ million records and to other benefits is available through membership at NEHGS.

Family historians may start their Labor Day research at


The advanced search page at AmericanAncestors looks like this (I put 'seaver' in the last name field):

I checked to see what databases are included on this list:
This is an excellent opportunity for researchers with New England ancestors to search the Census, Tax and Voter List databases on AmericanAncestors.

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