Free access to NEHGS cemetery databases, October 30 — November 7

The New England Historic Genealogical Society issued the following news release.

NEHGS Halloween promo 2015

October 30, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!”

Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) have made their complete collection of American cemetery databases accessible for FREE to guest users on their data-rich website.

The collection of more than 100 databases comprising more than one million records is accessible FREE from Friday, October 30, through midnight on Saturday, November 7. The collection includes cemetery transcriptions from New England and other states and was compiled from many different sources to create a unique group of cemetery offerings.

Registration at is required as a FREE Guest Member to gain access to these valuable resources. Guest User accounts allow web visitors to use a limited suite of databases on and to access web content such as making purchases from the NEHGS online store. Unlimited access to more than one billion online records on the website and to other benefits is through membership at NEHGS.

Family historians may start digging for their ancestors in these historic American cemeteries at:

The cemetery databases included in this special offering and FREE Access event are:

American Jewish Historical Society – New England Archives:
Jewish Cemeteries in Massachusetts
Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston
Brooklyn, NY: Cemetery Inscriptions, 1686-1882
Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections
Charleston, SC: Inscriptions in Old Jewish Cemeteries, 1762-1903
Dedham, MA: Church and Cemetery Records 1638-1845
Gloucester, MA: Burials in Gloucester Cemeteries
New York: Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions, 1652-1910
North Andover, MA: Burials in Ridgewood Cemetery, 1848-1950
Northampton, MA: West Farms Cemetery
Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index
Sharon, MA: Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery
Sterling, MA: Leg Cemetery Records
Westbrook, CT: Cemetery Inscriptions
Western Massachusetts: Jewish Cemeteries of Western Massachusetts

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