Program Support

Your gift to our Special Projects Fund develops enriching opportunities for members and the public to engage in inspirational experiences, research their own family history, expand published scholarship, attend educational programs, interpretive and interactive exhibitions, Heritage Tours, and other personal experiences that preserve legacies and communicate the power and importance of family history.

Every year we identify strategic priorities that you may help to advance the study of family history in America and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise.

American
Inspiration

American Inspiration is an author series featuring best-selling writers and their latest books that explore themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history.

Fine Art &
Architecture

Our American Ancestors Heritage Tour went online through a new webinar series, Art & Architecture with Curt DiCamillo, transporting audiences to the beautiful countryside, luscious interiors, and the art collections of English country houses.

Woman at a computer using AmericanAncestors.org

Database
Expansion

As family history researchers, you want to access one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of Catholic records online.

Late 19th century photographs

Library Collections
& Conservation

The American Ancestors Research Center is one of the nation’s leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. In it are housed millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our history.

NEHGS books on a shelf

Scholarly
Publications

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogy produces some of the most important publications in the field of genealogy, both periodicals and books, in print and online, reflecting our continuing commitment to excellence in genealogical scholarship.

Youth Education
Initiative

American Ancestors is developing a national family history curriculum that will introduce students to the concepts, benefits, and joy of family history research, thereby inspiring the next generation of family historians.