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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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  • Elissa, thank you so much for that information! I attended a webinar recently for BU's genealogy programs, and did not hear that part mentioned. That is ...

  • Sarah, Wonderful that you caught the genealogy bug and want to take advantage of learning opportunities to create a solid foundation. As you may be aware, ...

  • I have early records for Hebron Primitive Baptist Church, Garfield, Georgia. I also have early records for Primitive Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Metter, ...

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Kathryn Townsend

Pennsylvania, United States

Kathryn "Kate" Townsend is vice chair of the NGS Delegate Council. She’s an experienced researcher and investigator with a passion for family history pursuing a career in genealogy.

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