Friday, July 3, 2015

Free Access to Database of Early New England Immigrants

"Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers" illustration from p. 83 of _British Enterprise beyond the Seas_ by J. H. FyfeThe New England Historic Genealogy Society (NEHGS) is offering free access to its “Great Migration” databases starting last Wednesday and continuing through next Wednesday, 8 July 2015. Access requires free registration. The goal of the Great Migration Project is to “compile comprehensive genealogical and biographical accounts of every person who settled in New England between 1620 and 1640. Between these years about twenty thousand English men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic to settle New England.” The databases currently cover 1620-1635.

The databases are taken from a series of books compiled by Robert Charles Anderson. NEHGS just announced the latest, Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England.

To access the Great Migration databases, visit

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