The National Genealogical Society's (NGS) mission is to inspire, connect, and lead the family history community. We foster collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy.
NGS helps individuals learn about their family history and genealogy organizations serve the family history community. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, we are the leader in teaching genealogical research skills and providing a pathway for growth. We publish exceptional content in our industry-standard journal. We lead the genealogy community of over 600 other genealogy organizations. We celebrate exceptional family historians, volunteers, and leaders. And we provide the leading conference for genealogists of all skill levels.