Tuesday 24 August 2021

US$20 saving offered on range of AmericanAncestors memberships

In my regular summaries of new and updated US genealogy collections from the major databases, I always include the latest record-sets joining AmericanAncestors.org, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, which is based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is an important site for genealogists researching Irish ancestors who emigrated from Ireland and settled in the United States (it is, for example, the only online source for Boston's Catholic records, which have been – digitised at some pace over the last year).

But it also gives you access to a total of 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, Britain and Ireland, Europe and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records.

I've found the site extremely useful for locating my family emigrants and their descendents, many of whom settled in Massachusetts, and it's been wonderful for my Santry one-name study. I don't have a continual or rolling subscription, but I pick up a three-month sub every now and again when I plan an 'extended-family blitz'.

The site is currently offering a (rare) discount on membership. It's not huge, but it's worthwhile. The US$20 saving will remain on offer until the end of the month and you can claim it off a range of membership options by quoting the discount code 08AUG2021.

Check out the range of memberships available by clicking the sunny image above. You'll find there's a lot more included than access to the database.