Getting Started in Genealogy? 

So you want to find out about your family history. Maybe you want to learn the identity of your ancestors, and find out where they lived and what they did for a living. 

Use this FREE “Getting Started” guide from American Ancestors and NEHGS—the most respected name in family history—and you’ll be on your way.


Getting Started



American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, We are the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

We are a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.