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

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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