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Donor Privacy, Policies & Charity Rating

Resources for Donors

Donor Resources

As an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, American Ancestors and New England Historic and Genealogical relies on our generous donors to help make ends meet.

Founded in 1845, we advance the study of family history in America and beyond, we educate, inspire and connect people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise. Your continued support ensures that we continue this tradition for generations to come.

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Donor Privacy

We respect the privacy of our donors. We protect personal information and adhere to all legal privacy protection requirements. We do not rent, sell, trade, or otherwise share our donor information with any outside party. The information you provide will be used to deliver services and keep you informed on our activities, including services, programs, funding needs, and opportunities to give or volunteer. If at any time you wish to be removed from our contact lists, please email us or call 617-226-1217.

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Questions About Our Policies

If you have any questions about these privacy statements, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please us know.

Annual Report

Financial Statements (August 31, 2023)

IRS 990

American Ancestors Research Center

Charity Navigator Rating

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NEHGS is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID #04-2104757), and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 We are grateful for your support of general operating support and the vital programming at the heart of our mission. If you have any questions please contact our Advancement Office at or 617.226.1217.

Please go to our staff directory to learn more about our Advancement team.