The Family Album: A Visual History of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1845–2020
Edited by Cécile B. Engeln, Introduction by D. Brenton Simons
Published: March 2020
81 pages. 11 x 9 paperback, illustrated
The vibrancy of the nation’s founding genealogical institution and largest nonprofit organization of its kind, New England Historic Genealogical Society, is captured for all to see in The Family Album: A Visual History of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1845–2020. This beautiful volume includes dozens of historical images, many of which have never been published before. In these pages, you will find a rich—and at times surprising—array of images of our organization’s buildings of the past, present, and future; the significant achievements of our scholars, key stakeholders, and members are celebrated herein along with the joy and intellectual vigor of our special events, publications, collections, and much more—all brilliantly illustrated to show the sweep of our progress from a small Victorian reading room to that of a full-bodied cultural icon of international importance.