- cover letter describing your project and why it would be a good fit for NEHGS and what the expected market would be
- outline of the project or, if available, sample chapters (including a table of contents)
- if no sample chapters are available, a writing sample of no more than twenty pages
Please allow up to three months for a reply.
NEHGS occasionally accepts for publication guides, how-to books, and books of transcribed records. We publish compiled genealogies only through our Newbury Street Press arm, which is supported by philanthropy. We are most likely to select books that can support themselves through book sales. Please note that we do not offer publishing services for hire.
Penny Stratton, Publishing Director
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99–101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Interested in writing a family history? We offer webinars and online courses to help you. See the Writing and Publishing Subject Guide in our Online Learning Center. We also publish helpful books on the topic, including Guide to Genealogical Writing: Writing and Publishing Your Family History and several Portable Genealogists.