NEHGS Holiday Genealogy Gift Ideas

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[Editor's Note: 'Tis the season folks! We just received this press release from our friends at the New England Historic Genealogical Society with some great gift ideas for your favorite genealogist - or yourself!]

Give the Gift of Family: Genealogy Makes a Wonderful Holiday Gift

Boston Genealogy Center has great gift ideas for family history buffs.

Boston, MA – November 2010 – This coming holiday season, The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston offers a unique and possibly eye-opening holiday gift idea: The gift of finding your family.

This year, NEHGS offers two unique ways to give the gift of family this holiday season:

1)     Family Discovery Package: this new and unique gift includes 1.5 hours of genealogy research by an NEHGS staff expert, a copy of RootsMagic genealogy software, a printed pedigree chart with recipient’s information, an annual subscription to the NEHGS member magazine New England Ancestors, and tips for continuing with your research. Contact NEHGS research services department at 617-226-1233 or email research@nehgs.org. Package price: $99.

2)     NEHGS annual memberships make perfect holiday gifts for genealogists of every experience level, or those wanting to get started. Membership includes full access to the NEHGS Web site, www.NewEnglandAncestors.org which contains more than 110 million searchable names in over 2,400 databases. Members also have full access to the 8-story research library located at 99 Newbury Street, Boston, and they receive two of the most trusted and respected genealogy publications in the industry, New England Ancestors member magazine and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Contact NEHGS membership office at 888-296-3447 or email membership@nehgs.org.
Annual research membership is $75.

NEHGS, founded in 1845, is a premier genealogical resource with a collection of more than 12 million artifacts, records, books, manuscripts, photographs, documents, and other items dating back more than four centuries. And whether your family has long New England roots or whether they arrived in this country more recently, NEHGS can help members explore and discover their unique stories. The NEHGS staff of experts includes some of the most respected and experienced genealogists in the country, specializing in a wide variety of research areas such as early American, New England, New York, Irish, English, Scottish, Jewish, African American, and French and Atlantic Canadian.

Today, genealogy is one of the fastest growing and most popular hobbies in the country, with millions of people around the world now engaged in their family research. Every day, more information is made available online, fueling a renewed interest in uncovering the stories of our families and our region. This holiday season give the gift of family with an NEHGS membership.

For more information, visit NEHGS at www.AmericanAncestors.com or call 888-296-3447.

About NEHGS

Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country’s oldest and largest non-profit genealogical organization. Located in Boston, NEHGS collects, preserves, and interprets materials that help make accessible the histories of families in America. The NEHGS research library, one of the most respected genealogical libraries in the field, is home to millions of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms, documents, records, and other artifacts that date back more than four centuries. The award-winning web site www.AmericanAncestors.com offers access to more than 110 million names in 2,400 searchable databases. NEHGS has more than 23,000 members nationally. NEHGS staff includes some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, and Jewish genealogy.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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