Societies, Family Associations, Surname Groups

Genealogical and historical societies and museums not only offer membership benefits but also often provide research opportunities and materials. Updated 8/1/18.

. American Antiquarian Society
. American Battlefield Trust
. Colonial Society of Massachusetts
. Connecticut Ancestry Society
. Connecticut Historical Society
. Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands
. Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, Massachusetts
. Federation of Family History Societies (UK)
. International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
. Maine Historical Society
. Massachusetts Historical Society
. Mystic Seaport: Collections and Research in Mystic, Connecticut
. National Genealogical Society
. New Bedford Whaling MuseumGrimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room and Archives in New Bedford, Massachusetts
. New England Historic Genealogical Society
. New England Historical Society
. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
. New Hampshire Historical Society
. New York Historical Society
. Pioneer Valley History Network (Western Massachusetts)
. Piscataqua Pioneers
. Rhode Island Historical Society
. Scituate Historical Society: Early Scituate Families
. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War | SUVCW National Graves Registration Database
. The Mayflower Society
. The Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts
. The Winthrop Society
. Vermont Historical Society
. Virtual Genealogical Society

Family Associations and Surname Groups

Search the following for family history and surname groups and data links:

. Cyndi’s List — Surnames, Family Associations & Family Newsletters
. Family Search Research Wiki: Family Associations
. Guild of One-Name Studies
. The German Genealogy Group
. The Internet Surname Database
. The Surname Society