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Your Gift Supports Free Programming

As an independent 501(c)3 non-profit institution, less than half of our revenue comes from membership and program fees. We rely on generous donors like you to support our work.

Your gift provides the critical funding necessary to enhance and expand free family history programs and services. 

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Give to the 10 Million Names Project

Give to American Ancestors

There are several ways you can give to support family history, heritage, and culture

  • Donate now and make your payment online
  • Write a check made payable to American Ancestors and mail to:
    American Ancestors
    Advancement Office
    99-101 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Call 617-226-1217 to provide credit card information by phone

For our tax identification number or to review our latest financials, please visit our donor resources page.

Give to the 10 Million Names Project

10 Million Names is dedicated to recovering the names of the estimated ten million men, women, and children of African descent who were enslaved in America between the 1500s and 1865. Your gift provides the critical funding necessary to enhance and expand research, programming, and staffing for 10 Million Names. Every donation counts, and helps us fulfill the 10 Million Names mission.

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Make a One-Time Donation

Please consider a gift today to help develop new family history resources, programs, and scholarship. You can choose to make your gift to NEHGS in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Make a Pledge Payment

If you have an existing pledge with American Ancestors/NEHGS, you can make your pledge payments online here. Thank you for your generous support of our programming!

Make a Recurring Donation

When you join our monthly giving program, the Family History Sustainer Circle, your gifts make a difference all year long. Since recurring gifts are automatic, you can make a continuous impact without the continuous effort!

Support Current Programs

Your gift to our Special Projects Fund develops enriching opportunities for members and the public to engage in inspirational experiences, research their own family history and expands published scholarship.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to leave a legacy, and for those who value family history, there are creative ways to support American Ancestors/NEHGS. In fact, legacy giving (or “planned giving”) can benefit American Ancestors, you, and your loved ones all at the same time.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to NEHGS could be matched by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or employees’ spouses. Check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Appreciated Securities

By making a gift of appreciated securities you receive a double tax benefit as an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of your gift and pay no capital gains tax on your gift. Learn more about gifts of appreciated securities here.

IRA Distributions

An IRA charitable distribution is a terrific way to make a tax-free gift to NEHGS and support the programs you enjoy! Learn more about IRA gifts here.