FamilySearch.org recently announced a new partnership with AmericanAncestors.org, the premier research website for the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The new partnership provides LDS members access, at no cost, to all the tools, features, and affiliate-level resources at http://www.americanancestors.org.
Founded in 1845, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society is the oldest and most respected resource for family history research and the largest genealogical society in America today. The NEHGS library and archive is home to more than 28 million items, including artifacts, documents, records, journals, letters, books, manuscripts, and other items dating back hundreds of years. Although the sponsoring institution has “New England” in its name, the organization is national in scope and provides research materials and expertise through its website for all aspects of family history research from seventeenth century colonial New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia through twenty-first century immigration records the world over.
To register for the free subscription, LDS patrons will need to:
- Visit http://familysearch.org/partneraccess
- Click on the link provided
- Sign in with your LDS Account
- Press “Continue for your FREE account” and accept terms
- Provide demographic and password information and submit
With your registration complete, you are ready to become acquainted with the site’s vast resources. The databases are organized alphabetically, or you can use the search feature by database name as well as location and date range. You will find hundreds of primary sources not found together anywhere else on the web. A few are excluded from the affiliate-level access, but many, many more will be a source of discovery for tracing your ancestors.