Updated: Feb 2, 2019
If your ancestors came from New England, there's a good chance you can find information about them in this collection published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society over a period of 76 years, one volume for each year.
The names from the first 50 volumes were consolidated into one index (1281 pages divided into three volumes), in 1906 and are available for viewing online at no charge.
Instead of searching through the 50 volumes, I've made it easy to find your ancestor(s) in a couple easy steps, starting with the index. Use my links to jump the books and pages you need.