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Welcome to FORUM

Welcome to the National Genealogical Society's member community—FORUM.

Individual NGS members. Join the discussions and learn more about genealogy and family history.

Society, library, archive, and museum delegates. Chat with colleagues about building successful genealogy organizations.

NGS committees and workgroups. Share information and ideas with your teams.

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Whether you are just beginning your search for your family history, seeking to enhance your research skills, or looking to share your genealogy expertise with others, the National Genealogical Society is here to support you. Let’s discover the past and create a legacy together.

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  • Hi Kate, I started doing genealogy about 35 years ago, but I took a long pause after I lost all my research in a computer crash - not going to let that ...

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    Hi everyone, NGS is currently thinking about what we do with AI conversations and FORUM. We appreciate the feedback about Facebook, FORUM, and other options ...

  • Hi! I am new to this format but a long-term member of NGS; long ago I lived in DC and helped in the NGS office there. What is your interest in Warren? ...

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Elissa Scalise Powell

Pennsylvania, United States

Elissa Powell, CG, is co-founder of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), a past-president of BCG, an educator, author, and active member of several genealogy societies.

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