Join or Renew

To enjoy the many benefits of American Ancestors membership, join or renew below.

Access 1.4 billion+ searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org, subscriptions to American Ancestors magazine and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, two of genealogy’s leading print publications, and discounts on research for hire, books, and more.

To renew your current membership or to join as a new member, simply select a level of membership below, and continue the check out process.

Research Memberships

Individual Membership ($94.95/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of the magazine American Ancestors
  • Quarterly digital delivery of The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy. Get print delivery for an extra $20/year (see below)
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Standard access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Individual Membership

Individual Membership with Register print edition ($114.95/year)

Give a Gift Individual Membership

Family Membership ($119.95/year)
  • All the benefits of Individual Membership for up to three members of the same household

Family Membership

Family Membership with Register print edition ($139.95/year)

Give a Gift Family Membership

3-Month Membership ($34.95)
  • All benefits for only one person
  • Over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and digital delivery of the flagship journal of American genealogy, the Register
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discounts on research-for-hire
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center

3-Month Membership

Give a Gift 3-Month Membership

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Membership ($94.95/year)
  • All the benefits of Individual Membership or Family Membership

Plus

  • Free consultation with a JHC archivist about organizing and preserving your family papers
  • Tour of the JHC Archives
  • Discounts to JHC events
  • Free admission to one Sunday program of your choice with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

JHC Individual Membership

JHC Family Membership

Contributing Memberships

Friend ($150/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Plus

  • $30 eligible for tax deduction
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • 30-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Free admission for additional guests to our Research Center

Friend Contributing Membership

Associate ($250/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Plus

  • $130 eligible for tax deduction
  • 45-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Antique-gold style member pin
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Free admission for additional guests to our Research Center

Associate Contributing Membership

Supporter ($500/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Plus

  • $380 eligible for tax deduction
  • 60-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Antique-gold style member pin
  • $30/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Free admission for additional guests to our Research Center
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

Supporter Contributing Membership

Benefactor ($750/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Plus

  • $630 eligible for tax deduction
  • 90-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Antique-gold style member pin
  • $30/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Premium access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Free admission for additional guests to our Research Center
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

Benefactor Contributing Membership

Patron ($1,500/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and The Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • Free admission to the NEHGS Research Center
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org and HistoricHotelsWorldWide.com
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Plus

  • $1,260 eligible for tax deduction
  • 120-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Antique-gold style member pin
  • $40/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Premium access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Free admission for additional guests to our Research Center
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

Patron Contributing Membership

Guest Membership – Free!

Free Guest Membership accounts allow web visitors to use a limited suite of AmericanAncestors.org databases to sample a portion of the vast offerings that American Ancestors provides family historians of all levels.

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Life Membership

For those committed to pursuing family history and supporting American Ancestors for life. Partially tax-deductible.

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Institutional Membership

For libraries, historical societies, archives, and research centers—offer your patrons a seat in our world-class research center while they’re still seated in yours.

Corporate Membership

Make family history research an employee or client benefit.