Friday, May 16, 2008

NEHGS Announces New York Web Portal

If you do research in New York the following press release will be of interest to you. The Family History Library in Salt Lake has free access to NEHGS.

NEHGS is pleased to announce a new Web portal that highlights the tremendous New York resources available to our members.

Visitors to can access a wide range of important resources specific to New York state research, including a series of articles by Marian Henry published in book form 2007 as New York Essays. Visitors can also find for sale a variety of publications helpful to the New York researcher. A wide range of databases, including vital records, probate records, census, tax, and voter lists, cemetery records, church records, court records, and published genealogies and biographies, are available to members of the Society.

The Society has seen a tremendous increase in our members’ interest in New York State research over the past few years. In fact, today New York represents the second-most popular state for member research, behind Massachusetts, and we are working to increase our online resources in this area. While the portal has a different address, all NEHGS members have full access to the materials. is part of the growing NEHGS family of web portals, including,, and

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