Are American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society the same organization?
Yes, American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society are one organization, and you'll see us use the names interchangeably! Our organization was founded in 1845 as the New England Historic Genealogical Society. However, even though we have "New England" in our name, our records and expertise stretch far beyond New England- you can view a full list of our databases here, as well as our webinars on a variety of topics here. We introduced the name American Ancestors to better reflect the full scope of our resources and expertise. American Ancestors is the name of our website and magazine, and you will also see it used interchangeably with New England Historic Genealogical Society as a name for the organization.