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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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  • Hello Everyone! I am Michelle from Oklahoma. I have been doing genealogy for 10 years but have grown up in a family of genealogist. Family history ...

  • Hello. Thank You For The Opportunity To Join And Be A Part Of This Great Community. I Began Doing Genealogy Almost 23 Years Ago. I Lived The First 24 Years ...

  • When you ask about a book "that goes backward through all branches of someone's ancestry" you are talking about a pedigree structure (also known as an ...

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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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