Employment Opportunities

Help us educate, inspire and connect family historians

To advance the study of family history in America and beyond, the New England Historic Genealogical Society educates, inspires, and connects people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise. We are supported by more than 80 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, serving 25,000 members and 160,000 total constituents. Our jobs span a broad range of careers, from entry-level to professional, including genealogical research, publishing, library science, curatorial, internet technology, finance, information systems, development, sales, education, and member services.

For immediate consideration to any of our open staff positions, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, mmajor@nehgs.org.




Due to an increasing demand for quality genealogical research, NEHGS is looking for a full-time researcher who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 25 billable hours per week). 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. This is an on-site, full-time, benefits eligible position.


  • ­ Bachelor’s degree in a history related field.
  • ­ Genealogical training.
  • ­ General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing.
  • ­ 3-4 years of professional genealogical experience
  • ­ Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.

Salary depends on experience

Apply by 07/31/2016

Please submit acover-letter, resume, and a written sample of genealogical research, to:

Michelle Major

Human Resources Coordinator

New England Historic Genealogical Society



About NEHGS: Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the nation’s oldest genealogical society. We hold the largest collection of original family history research materials in the country. Our website provides access to thousands of databases and scholarly resources to help our members discover their ancestors. Our research library in Boston houses millions of manuscripts, books, and original items to preserve the stories of families in America. To learn more, visit AmericanAncestors.org.

How To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to:
Michelle Major
Human Resources Coordinator
New England Historic Genealogical Society
mmajor@nehgs.org. Apply by: June 28, 2016