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Start your family history quest or brush up on genealogy basics by reviewing our free online course for members of the National Genealogical Society. Access now.

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Video Features and Interviews

Member exclusive videos of interviews with leading genealogists.

Database Resources

  • The National Intelligencer, 1800–1850
    Abstracts from The National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 1800–1850. This database is a fully indexed abstracted database of marriage and death notices from this early newspaper. The name index to the database is fully searchable including assistance with name variations and misspelled names.
  • NGS Bible Records
    The NGS Bible Records collection is currently being indexed and digitized. A large percentage of the Bibles, but not all, have an every-name index. The index to the database is fully searchable. Images of most of the Bible pages have been scanned and are available for download in PDF format.
  • NGS Member Ancestry Charts (MACs)
    The massive collection of family group sheets sent in by NGS members since the 1960s is being indexed and digitized. A full abstract of all (1,000,000+) names on every MAC, along with dates and places, has been completed for more than 66,000 MACs sent in before 1995. Work continues on MACs received since then.

Research Resources

  • Research Aids and Forms
    Download free research forms as published in The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms, by Ann Carter Fleming, cg*, cgl, fngs. From census to will abstract worksheets, these PDF files are very handy.


10% tuition discount for NGS members who enroll in the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research Program.

For information about the new online program, click here

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Current Fold3 members can renew at the discounted rate and their current subscription will be extended by a year.

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*Certified Genealogist®, cg®, Certified Genealogical Lecturer and cgl are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.

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