Doing Research at the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

Visiting the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Scheduling an appointment is required. 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 call 617-226-1245 or email for more information and to schedule your appointment.

Reading Room Hours
Our reading room hours are Monday through Thursday, 9AM-5 PM, and Friday 9AM-2PM.

The staff is available to help researchers with their photocopying, research, photography and genealogy requests. Due to the additional time involved in satisfying these requests, we must charge fees for certain services.

We accept payments by cash or check.

Photocopy and Digital Archive Services
Hourly labor charge for copying and/or researching the digital archives- $25 per hour

$0.25 per photocopied or PDF page, plus postage, if applicable.
$5.00 minimum for all photocopy/PDF orders requested from off-site.

Please note that certain restrictions may be placed on photocopy requests. These include restrictions based upon the condition of material and copyright compliance. In some cases, written permission of a donor or author of the document is required. Staff members have the final authority regarding what may or may not be photocopied.

Genealogical Research Services and Fees
If you are interested scheduling a genealogical consultation, hiring a researcher to conduct genealogical research, or more in depth assistance with your own genealogical research, contact the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Not sure which service you require? You can review each service, and any fees associated with that service, by visiting their website.