The researcher is responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 20-25 billable hours per week). The position supports the work of other members of the research team. The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.
Bachelor’s degree in a history related field. Genealogical training. General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing. 4-5 years of professional genealogical experience Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports. A test research case will be administered by e-mail to those that meet our initial qualifications.
About the Company/Organization
Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit genealogical organization. Located in Boston, NEHGS collects, preserves, and interprets materials to document and make accessible the histories of families in America. The NEHGS research library, one of the most respected genealogical libraries in the field, is home to millions of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms, documents, records, and other artifacts that date back more than four centuries. The award-winning website www.AmericanAncestors.org offers access to more than 110 million names in 2,400 searchable databases. NEHGS has more than 24,000 members nationally. NEHGS staff include some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, and Jewish genealogy.
How To Apply
Please submit a cover-letter, resume, and a written sample of genealogical research, to: Michelle Major Human Resources Coordinator 101 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply by 5/1/2012.
Salary depends on experience.