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Join the American Ancestors Family

NEHGS members enjoy full access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on, quarterly delivery of the member magazine, American Ancestors, and our scholarly journal, The Register, discounts on research-for-hire, consultations and publications, free admission to our library including special collections and manuscripts, member-only online courses, and our weekly e-newsletter The Weekly Genealogist.

Friend Membership: $150 ($30 eligible for tax deduction)

Member benefits:

  • All benefits for up to three members of the same household
  • Over 1.4 billion searchable names on
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and the flagship journal of American genealogy, The Register
  • Free admission to the NEHGS library and special collections
  • The Weekly Genealogist e-newsletter
  • Free access to the NEHGS Ask-a-Genealogist service
  • Advanced access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through and
  • Exclusive discount on a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine

Additional Friend Member benefits include:

  • Complimentary 15-minute consultation time with NEHGS experts
  • $20/hour discount on research-for-hire
  • $30/hour discount for consultations
  • Priority registration for all education programs
  • Advance NEHGS news from the President and CEO
  • Exclusive invitations to special events
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)

Contributing memberships help support our important nonprofit mission to advance the study of family history in America and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise.


How would you like to receive the Register?

You can help us reduce costs and better utilize important resources by opting to not have our quarterly journal The Register sent by mail. Every member will have the option to read each issue online.

How would you like to receive the Register?
Contact Member Services if you need help at or 888-296-3447.