Historical & Genealogical Associations

The American Society for Genealogy and Family History
Requires no membership fees, just access to great information, publications and support!
National Genealogical Society
Offers membership, news & events, library, education (online course) and a bookstore.
Cyndi’s Complete List of Societies and Groups Index
An incredibly large list of associations and groups in alphabetical order. Search your state for organizations in your area!
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Find information on your central and east European ancestors. Go through the WebPortal and search for specific surnames. Get news on lectures and current projects the society is conducting.
Federation of Genealogical Societies
How to become a member, conferences currently offered, offers a magazine and current publications, gain access to FGS’s extensive knowledge in records preservation and access.
Titanic Historical Society
Have an ancestor who was on the Titanic?? Join the society and receive The Titanic Commutator, a quarterly journal. Browse the Titanic Museum and see actual artifacts brought up from the Titanic.
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Membership includes a journal, newsletters and information on upcoming conferences regarding your African-American roots.
American Association for State and Local History
Includes membership information, continuing education workshops, History News magazine, resource information, video lending library, online workshops and annual meeting information.
America’s First Families
Check out their surname registry to see if your family belonged to one of those first brave people to immigrate to America! If your family was one of these first families you may be able to join the society!
Association of Personal Historians
Join the association for more information on recording your life history. Site includes a listserv option so that you can coorespond via e-mail with other personal historians.

The American Society for Genealogy and Family History

http://www.erols.com/kingr/

Requires no membership fees, just access to great information, publications and support!

National Genealogical Society

http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/

Offers membership, news & events, library, education (online course) and a bookstore.

Cyndi’s Complete List of Societies and Groups Index

http://www.cyndislist.com/society.htm

An incredibly large list of associations and groups in alphabetical order. Search your state for organizations in your area!

Federation of East European Family History Societies

http://feefhs.org/

Find information on your central and east European ancestors. Go through the WebPortal and search for specific surnames. Get news on lectures and current projects the society is conducting.

Federation of Genealogical Societies

http://www.fgs.org/

How to become a member, conferences currently offered, offers a magazine and current publications, gain access to FGS’s extensive knowledge in records preservation and access.

Titanic Historical Society

http://www.titanic1.org/

Have an ancestor who was on the Titanic?? Join the society and receive The Titanic Commutator, a quarterly journal. Browse the Titanic Museum and see actual artifacts brought up from the Titanic.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdaahgs/

Membership includes a journal, newsletters and information on upcoming conferences regarding your African-American roots.

American Association for State and Local History

http://www.aaslh.org/

Includes membership information, continuing education workshops, History News magazine, resource information, video lending library, online workshops and annual meeting information.

America’s First Families

http://www.linkline.com/personal/xymox/

Check out their surname registry to see if your family belonged to one of those first brave people to immigrate to America! If your family was one of these first families you may be able to join the society!

Association of Personal Historians

http://www.personalhistorians.org/

Join the association for more information on recording your life history. Site includes a listserv option so that you can coorespond via e-mail with other personal historians.

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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