American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the nation’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the country’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.
Our professional genealogists are among the most respected and advanced in the profession with specialties including early American, New England, New York, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, Chinese, and Jewish genealogy.
To support the research of family historians, we produce some of the most significant original research and important publications in genealogy, including, the Register, American Ancestors magazine , twenty to thirty books per year, The Weekly Genealogist, and as of 2016, the Mayflower Descendant.
AmericanAncestors.org is the most-used genealogical society website in the world. It provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines.
Our Education activities offers exclusive, in-depth learning opportunities for all levels of family history researchers through lectures, seminars, research programs, tours, online courses, webinars, and special events.
Named by USA Today as a top 10 world destination for family history, all are invited to visit our eight-story library and archive and explore the largest collection of original family history research materials in the country.
Come visit us at Booth 415 for website demos, publication and membership specials, free giveaways, and to consult with our expert staff!