New England Emigrant Aid Company

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The New England Emigrant Aid Company was originally formed in April 1854 as the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company. The name was changed in February 1855. Its purpose was to provide assistance to New Englanders who wished to emigrate to Kansas.

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The New England Emigrant Aid Company Papers have been microfilmed and are available for search at the Kansas State Historical Society. A finding aid to this collection is available online. In their MS624, there are lists of persons who came to Kansas in many of the groups sponsored by the company. The rest of the collection consists primarily of the business records of the company. The entire collection is also available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (microfilm roll numbers 812749 through 812757)