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 ($99.95/year)
  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine
  • Quarterly digital delivery of the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy. Get print delivery for an extra $20/year (see below)
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • 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
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Individual Membership

Individual Membership with Register print edition ($119.95/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)

Benefits for one person only.

  • Over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Digital access to new and past issues of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy.
  • 10% discount on online courses
  • 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 American Ancestors Research Center

3-Month Membership

Give a Gift 3-Month Membership

Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Membership ($99.95/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)

For you and up to two additional members of your household.

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Plus

  • $30 eligible for tax deduction
  • Free 30-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Exclusive access to recorded lectures, handouts, and activities from a curated selection of past online seminars
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program

Friend Contributing Membership

Associate ($250/year)

For you and up to two additional members of your household.

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Plus

  • $130 eligible for tax deduction
  • Free 45-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • Exclusive access to recorded lectures, handouts, and activities from a curated selection of past online seminars
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program

Associate Contributing Membership

Supporter ($500/year)

For you and up to two additional members of your household.

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Plus

  • $380 eligible for tax deduction
  • Free 60-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • $30/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Exclusive access to recorded lectures, handouts, and activities from a curated selection of past online seminars
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program

Supporter Contributing Membership

Benefactor ($750/year)

For you and up to two additional members of your household.

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Plus

  • $630 eligible for tax deduction
  • Free 90-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • $30/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Exclusive access to recorded lectures, handouts, and activities from a curated selection of past online seminars
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

Benefactor Contributing Membership

Patron ($1,500/year)

For you and up to two additional members of your household.

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly print delivery of American Ancestors magazine and the Register, the flagship journal of American genealogy
  • 10% off all online lectures and courses
  • 20% discount off the subscription price to Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $100 discount on Personal Genealogist for the Day consultation session
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the American Ancestors Research Center
  • Free access to databases from external organizations (would cost $10,000 total for an individual subscriber)
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through HistoricHotels.org
  • Exclusive discount on one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine
  • 10% off a Tier 1 membership to GEDmatch

Plus

  • $1,260 eligible for tax deduction
  • Free 120-minute consultation with a genealogist (redeemable within one year)
  • $40/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • Exclusive access to recorded lectures, handouts, and activities from a curated selection of past online seminars
  • Premium access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • 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.