Program Support

Your gift to our Special Projects Fund develops enriching opportunities for members and the public to engage in inspirational experiences, research their own family history, expand published scholarship, attend educational programs, interpretive and interactive exhibitions, Heritage Tours, and other personal experiences that preserve legacies and communicate the power and importance of family history.

Every year we identify strategic priorities that you may help to advance the study of family history in America and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise.

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Our in-person and online learning opportunities on a variety of topics leverages experts and partner organizations at webinars, online courses and conferences, research tours, lectures, seminars, workshops, and other events.

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American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogy produces some of the most important publications in the field of genealogy, both periodicals and books, in print and online, reflecting our continuing commitment to excellence in genealogical scholarship.

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& Conservation

The American Ancestors Research Center is one of the nation’s leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. In it are housed millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our history.

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As family history researchers, you want to access one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of Catholic records online.