Dear friend:

It will come as no great surprise that with the current situation with COVID-19 we will postpone our 2020 Gala in Boston scheduled for April 22, 2020. The event will move to later in the year, most likely October. We are working closely with Sir John Major, who is eager to join us and to find a new date for this very special event. We have the support of our many benefactors, supporters, and collaborators in making these new arrangements. Likewise, our headquarters in Boston will be closing temporarily as a precautionary safety measure.

Our Signature Events team will plan to move your reservation to the list of guests attending in the Fall. If the new date selected in the weeks ahead is in conflict with your schedule or if you decide not to attend, we will happily refund you at that time or, if you wish, receive it as a charitable donation to our 175th Anniversary Fund in support of our mission. Our team is available at or 617-226-1215 (Signature Events), or, alternatively, 1-888-296-3447 (our Membership Office). If you do reach out, please give our staff a few days for a response at this complicated time. They are in the process of relocating to remote work locations.

Please know you have my sincere thanks in advance for your patience and support of our mission.

We wish you and your family good health, and we will look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you for your support and understanding,


D. Brenton Simons
President and CEO
American Ancestors & New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116