About NGS


Ways to Donate/Support NGS

Thank you for your support of NGS and our mission. Donations submitted through donation forms on this site are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are processed in U.S. dollars. National Genealogical Society is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 52-0745713) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult with your tax advisor for additional information.

Donate Now!

2020 #NGSGivingDays was a Success!

You answered the call—from Kathryn Doyle, David Rencher, Judy Russell, Rick Voight, Tom Jones, and Elizabeth Shown Mills—and helped us surpass our fundraising goal in 2020.

Ancestry, VIVID-PIX, and individual members promised matching funds for #NGSGivingDays. In the end, the matching appeal

  • RAISED $28,500 FROM 312 DONORS.

As a result, our original donors stepped up their efforts and raised their donations to


for a GRAND TOTAL of


We are so thankful to all our members and contributors, and we particularly want to thank the original donors who made the promise to launch this effort and make #NGSGivingDays a success!


What Your Donation Means

Your donation will help NGS to accomplish many new goals this year.

  • The NGS merger with FGS has united individual genealogists with genealogy societies and organizations, giving the #NewNGS a powerful voice in protecting access to local, regional, and national genealogically significant records.
  • We will build on new and innovative conference services delivered in the midst of the pandemic.
  • We will develop exciting new online courses to add to the DNA, Transcription, and Reading Old Handwriting courses introduced this year.
  • We will add more robust tools and resources to the website for our new society and organization members.

This and much more are in the planning stages for the coming year.

Please join us in helping the #NewNGS continue its important work with individual genealogists and genealogy societies and organizations! Donate now on our secure website or call 703-525-0050.

Thank you for your generous support!


Kathryn Doyle
David Rencher
Chair, Development Committee

Donate to NGS Through Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the National Genealogical Society (NGS)—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization—every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same selection as at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NGS.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. To start generating donations to NGS from the Amazon Smile Foundation, go to AmazonSmile and log into the site using your existing Amazon.com email and password. Under the Account drop-down, select “Your AmazonSmile,” and search for the “National Genealogical Society.” Select the National Genealogical Society as your designated charity. Every eligible purchase you make at Smile.Amazon.com will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?
Please see complete program details at the AmazonSmile website.