Wednesday 15 March 2017

Free access to Irish resources at AmericanAncestors, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), is offering free access to many of its resources to mark St Patrick's Day.
The resources include its Irish databases and its Boston Catholic records, plus 'How-to' Irish Research Guides, a webinar, and more. These are all available with free Guest Registration is the online source for Boston's RC records. The NEHGS is digitizing parish records from 1789 to 1900, a period of significant growth for both Boston’s Catholic Church and the Irish immigrant population, and researchers can browse record images of baptisms, marriages, and more from Boston’s oldest parishes, including the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Holy Trinity.

Additionally, the website holds free Irish collections, including Irish Immigrant Advertisements, 1831-1920, and the NEHGS-exclusive databases of The Annals of Beara and The Session Book of Aghadowey, 1702-1725, plus many more.

This Irish-themed promotion includes an hour-long webinar on NEHGS Irish resources, an online subject guide to locate key resources and records in Irish genealogy, and popular articles from American Ancestors magazine.

To take advantage of this week-long promotion, register as a Guest (it's free) at

The promotion runs until midnight (EDST) on Wednesday 22 March.