Manuscript Submissions

Array for Book Submissions
NEHGS publishes guides, how-to books, and books of transcribed records. If you have written or compiled such a book and want to submit the manuscript for consideration, please send the following, either electronically or in hard copy:
  • 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.

Email submissions

Penny Stratton, Publishing Director

Hard-copy submissions

Book Publications
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.