Current Health & Safety Protocols

Onsite access to the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and the American Ancestors Research Center is by confirmed appointment.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is no longer required for entry to our building, and masks are now optional in accordance with City of Boston protocols. At-risk populations are still encouraged to mask, as defined by CDC guidance.

More information about recent CDC guidance:
When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC

More information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)


Scheduling an in-person research appointment is required. We are currently open for research appointments on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Although many of our collections have been digitized, several are stored in an off-site facility and we require at least two weeks to ensure the collection you need can be delivered in time for your appointment. Please email or call 617-226-1245 for more information and to schedule your appointment.

Address & Contact Information

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007

Phone: 617-226-1245


Our building is fully wheelchair accessible. Also, a wheelchair is available for use by request.


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