National Genealogical Society

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is a non-profit American genealogical organization founded in 1903. It is a national society for all genealogists, from beginner to professionals. The NGS serves its members by:

  • Providing genealogical skill development through education, information, publications, research assistance, and networking opportunities;
  • Establishing and promoting the highest standards of ethical research and scholarly practice;
  • Establishing important links with other groups worldwide;
  • Providing depth and breadth of knowledge and opportunities for its members;
  • Creating programs to increase public awareness of family history; and,
  • Promoting interest in the field of genealogy and family history.

Since 1912, the National Genealogical Society has published a genealogical journal, National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ).

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