Member Services and Book Sales

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff

Contact us at membership@nehgs.org or 888-296-3447 (choose option 1).

Kathleen Mackenzie
Manager of Member Services
Kathleen Mackenzie

Kathleen leads the Member Services team in growing the NEHGS constituency and oversees daily operations for membership communications, gift processing, and reporting. Kathleen joined the NEHGS staff in 2014 and has led the Member Services team since February 2018. Kathleen previously worked at Boston Ballet, and interned at Historic Northampton and the Skinner museum of Mount Holyoke. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in History, and is currently earning her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Rachel Carmela Farago
Member Services Associate
Rachel Farago

Rachel graduated from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2019 with a degree in the History of Art & Architecture with a minor in Archaeology. From 2019 to 2020 she worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston before joining the NEHGS team. She enjoys history, archaeology, art, and science so she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in conservation.

Shannon Westlund
Member Services Associate
Shannon Westlund

Shannon graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in 2018 where she earned a BA in History and Anthropology. Before joining the NEHGS team, she worked in the Member and Visitor Services department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Shannon particularly enjoys the cultural aspects of history, including the arts, pop culture, and the ever-changing sociological patterns throughout the times. Though her focus lies mostly within U.S. and European histories, Indigenous studies took a primary role during her time in college as well. Shannon also enjoys learning about cultures from around the world and hopes to travel to many places to become acquainted with their histories and customs first hand.

Kyle Lindsay
Member Services Associate
“Kyle

Kyle earned his BA from Providence College in 2014, where he majored in History and American Studies. He later earned his MA in History from the University of Rhode Island in 2017, where he also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the History Department for two years. He previously tutored high school and college students and assisted them with many subjects, including history. Kyle has always had a strong interest in American history, and is happy to work in an area with so many historic sites and institutions.