New England Historic Genealogical Society

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
March 04, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Researcher- Full time


American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history, is seeking a full time Genealogical Researcher. Due to an increasing demand for quality genealogical research, NEHGS is looking for a full-time Researcher, who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department. The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.

This is a non-exempt, full-time, benefits eligible position.


Bachelor’s degree in a history related field. ­  

Genealogical training. ­  

General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing. ­  

3-4 years of genealogical experience.  

Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.  


Benefits for full-time staff include: generous pooled time off (PTO), 13 holidays, medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement program, professional development, direct deposit, free admission to cultural institutions, Family membership, and much more.

How To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and a Written Sample of Genealogical Research to: Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources,
No phone calls please.

Only candidates who submit all required materials will be considered.

Apply by:
March 08, 2021
About this Organization:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website,, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100  genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.