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  • American Ancestors

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    Search our 64-page magazine published by NEHGS beginning in 2010, American Ancestors contains a wealth of information for family historians. American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles, and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels. This database currently contains the first two volumes of the publication, Vol. 11 and Vol. 13.

    You can also search the prior iteration NEHGS magazine, New England Ancestors.

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    American Ancestors
    101 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116-3007

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  • Letters and Feedback

    Please send letters to American Ancestors, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 or We regret that we cannot reply to every letter. Published letters will be edited for clarity and length.

    Have you hit a brick wall in your research?

    We seek stories of readers’ most challenging “brick walls” for publication in American Ancestors. To contribute, please send your story to Please limit your submissions to 200 words or less, and include your name as you wish it to appear if your item is selected for publication. We regret that we cannot publish or respond to every submission. Published submissions will be edited for clarity and length.

    Submit your Book Notice

    American Ancestors is pleased to list members’ recently published family history and source records publications. Books must be published within twelve months of the date of submission. The donation of one copy of each book to the Society is required. In order to have a book listed in American Ancestors, please provide the following:
    1) Surname (genealogies), state or subject (other books)
    2) Title
    3) Author(s)/editor(s)/compiler(s)
    4) Place of publication
    5) Publisher/self-published
    6) Year of publication
    7) Hardcover/softcover/other
    8) Page count
    9) Specify if index, illustrations, or appendixes are included
    10) Description of book in 25 words or less
    11) Contact/ordering information, including email address

    To place your listing, email Book donations may be sent to Family Focus, American Ancestors, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-3007.

    Family Associations and DNA Studies in Progress

    Family association events and DNA Studies in Progress are announced free for NEHGS members on a space-available basis. (The same notice will be published only once per year.) Event notices should be submitted at least six to nine months prior to the event date. To submit your brief notice (75 words or less), email: with “Family Associations” or “DNA studies in progress” in the subject line.

    Submit an Article

    For information on writing and submitting an article to American Ancestors, please click here to review our writer’s guidelines.

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