If you are new to genealogy and have started researching ancestors who lived in New England, don’t forget that Curtis Library has purchased a subscription to AmericanAncestors.org for its library patrons. The following describes the database:
It provides family historians access to more than 400 million records spanning the U.S. and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines. Special strengths include English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials.
You can use this database for free at Curtis Library. Simply log on to the library’s website (www.curtislibrary.com)from anywhere inside the library . Click on the “Research” tab at the top of the page, then click on the “Genealogy” box. There is a box with a link on the right side of the Genealogy page or you can click on the link on the left side that says “New England Historic Genealogical Society”.