New England Historic Genealogical Society

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
March 14, 2023

Eastern Massachusetts





American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a full-time Researcher. Under the direction of Vice President of Research & Library Services and the Manager of Research & Library Services, a Researcher will conduct genealogical and historical research, in written and verbal form. This exciting opportunity is available as a full time, non-exempt, hourly position located at our beautiful headquarters on Newbury Street in Boston.

Some of the outstanding benefits for the full-time position include medical, dental, vision, AFLAC, life insurance, generous paid time off, paid holidays, Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, FSA, 403(b) retirement plan, and so much more!

Responsibilities of Researcher Position:

· Provide accurate genealogical and historical research, using knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources.

· Efficiently conduct research in an allotted hourly time frame

· As full-time, assist with in-person reference desk visitation at our Library in Boston. Must be able to work on-site in Boston at least one day per week. 

· Contribute to the New England Historic Genealogical Society publications including American Ancestors magazine and our online blog, Vita Brevis.

· Attend virtual and in-person genealogical conferences (as needed)

Genealogical Training

3-4 years of genealogical or historical research experience

Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.

Writing skills

Computer skills

Knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe

Customer services experience

Knowledge of the NEHGS collection

Education level for the position:

Bachelor’s degree in a history related field or related experience.

How To Apply:

Please send resume, genealogical sample, and a compelling cover letter, to Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources

No phone calls please.

Apply by:
April 07, 2023
22.00 / Per hour
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.