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Become a member of American Ancestors, the most respected name in family history, to have access to our online database of 1.4 billion+ searchable names, discounts on original scholarship, and special member-only pricing on research expertise.

Guest Membership

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.

Research Memberships

Everything you need to discover family history. Access to 1.4 billion online records, subscriptions to our quarterly magazine and journal, and more. Non-tax-deductible.

  • 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
  • $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

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  • All the benefits of Individual Membership for up to three members of the same household

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All the following benefits for three months:

  • All benefits for only one person
  • Over 1.4 billion searchable names on AmericanAncestors.org
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and 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

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  • All the benefits of Individual Membership

Plus

  • Tax-deduction (to be calculated), directly supporting our Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center
  • 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

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Contributing Memberships

Support American Ancestors while gaining additional benefits to further your research, including free consultation time with a genealogist and free admission for additional guests to our Research Center. Partially tax-deductible.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

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  • 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
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

.

  • 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
  • Quarterly updates from our President & CEO

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Life Memberships

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

Institutional Memberships

American Ancestors for Libraries

For libraries, historical societies, archives, and research centers. Learn More

Corporate Membership

For companies looking to provide the joy of family history as a benefit to employees and clients. Learn More

Other Organizations and Access Types

Looking to request temporary access to AmericanAncestors.org for your conference or event? Not sure if your organization fits into one of the categories above? Contact us at membership@nehgs.org.