21 August 2010

NEHGS Unveils its New AmericanAncestors.org Website

SCGS offers free access to a number of fee-based genealogy databases to SCGS members who visit the library. Through our association with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the NEGHS website, formerly known as newenglandancestors.org, is one of the offerings in this "Fee for Free" database access benefit.

At the FGS conference this week, NEHGS rolled out its brand-new website, www.americanancestors.org.  . You can read the entire news release here on Dick Eastman's Online Newsletter.

Among other things, AmericanAncestors.org will provide:
  • More exclusive content: more unique, searchable, highly vetted materials for New England, New York, and other regions added weekly
  • Enhanced search engine: an all-new, true "master search" that will search across all databases and other web-based content, with faster results and easier navigation
  • Personal research profile: a social networking feature for NEHGS members to develop an online profile and input family research information, and even share them with others
  • Improved images: a state-of-the-art new image viewer that will provide easier saving, and viewing of images and data
  • Timely information: more news on our homepage and an enhanced blog, "The Daily Genealogist," will bring our weekly electronic newsletter to the next level with stories and helpful research tips
In addition, NEHGS is inviting people to sign up for the NEHGS "Guest User" program. This free registration gives anyone access to the popular weekly news stories as well as special access to a variety of databases, resources, articles, and other tools to help with their research. More information can be found on the NEHGS website at www.AmericanAncestors.org.

Check it out the next time you're in the SCGS Library.

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