New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-3087
Founded in the mid-nineteenth century, the society is an extremely active center for New England family research, with an extensive collection of local and family histories, educational programs, and superior publications, including The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, a quarterly periodical, and New England Ancestors (formerly Nexus), now a quarterly magazine, both distributed to the membership. Library facilities of open stacks (except for manuscripts and rare books) and massive microfilm collections of New England town and vital records are available on a per-day basis (free for members). The book loan department makes materials available by mail to members for a small fee, with an online catalog listing circulating books. A research service is available to the general public for a fee.