Guest Membership

Get started with free access

Guest members receive limited access to free databases and the Online Learning Center

Full Membership

Individual, Family and more

Unlock 1.4 BILLION searchable names, quarterly publications, exclusive discounts, and more

Life Membership

Life Member & Life Benefactor

For family history enthusiasts who have made a lifelong commitment to pursuing the discovery, documentation, and sharing of their genealogy

Gift Membership

Give the gift of family history

A year of access to American Ancestors at any level, for the family historian in your life

Institutional Membership

Access for your patrons

For libraries, historical societies, universities and more

JHC Membership

Join the Jewish Heritage Center

Discover Jewish family and institutional history, and receive special benefits and access.

Full Membership Levels and Benefits

All levels below include:

  • Access to over 1.4 billion searchable names on
  • Quarterly delivery of the magazine American Ancestors and the flagship journal of American genealogy, The Register
  • $20/hour discounts on research-for-hire and consultations
  • 10% discount on books published by NEHGS (some restrictions and exclusions apply)
  • Free admission to the NEHGS library and special collections
  • The Weekly Genealogist e-newsletter
  • Free access to the NEHGS Ask-a-Genealogist service
  • Save up to 30% off the best available rate at participating hotels reserved through and
  • Standard access to American AncesTREES, an online family tree program

Research Membership (Individual & Family)

All the benefits of membership for one individual or up to three people in a household.

Select an Individual Membership ($94.95/yr)

Select a Family Membership ($119.95/yr)

Contributing Membership (Friend, Associate, Supporter, Benefactor, & Patron)

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. These levels of membership include tax-deductions, increased discounts and more. You'll also receive access to the Advanced plan on American AncesTREES. See below for details.

Select a Friend Membership ($150/yr)

Select an Associate Membership ($250/yr)

Select a Supporter Membership ($500/yr)

Select a Benefactor Membership ($750/yr)

Select a Patron Membership ($1,500/yr)

Life Membership(Life Member & Life Benefactor)

A central part of the NEHGS community since our founding. Life Members are committed to pursuing their family history discovery for life and to sharing with their families.

Select a Life Membership ($5,000 one time)

Add spouse to a Life Membership ($2,500 one time)

Select a Life Benefactor Membership ($7,500 one time)

Add spouse to a Life Benefactor Membership ($3,750 one time)