One week of free access to Irish resources at NEHGS

In time for St. Patrick’s Day, the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announces free access to many of their Irish resources until midnight Eastern time, Wednesday, March 22.

Access requires a free, brief sign-up on

Only online source for Boston’s Catholic records
Browse record images of Catholic baptisms, marriages, and more from Boston’s oldest parishes, including the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Holy Trinity. NEHGS is digitizing parish records from 1789 to 1900, a period of significant growth for both Boston’s Catholic Church and the Irish immigrant population.

Search unique collections, such as Irish Immigrant Advertisements, 1831-1920, and the NEHGS-exclusive database The Annals of Beara, The Session Book of Aghadowey, 1702-1725, and others.

This Irish-themed promotion includes an hour-long webinar on NEHGS Irish resources, an online subject guide to locate key resources and records in Irish genealogy, and popular articles from their American Ancestors magazine about Irish and Irish American genealogy.

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