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Historical societies are a great resource when you are unable to visit the town of your ancestors. Many societies keep local records, photos and even information about cemeteries. These directories of historical society listings are the result of contributions from dozens of volunteers.

Directories of Societies

United States Historical & Genealogical Societies
Started in March 1998 and now has 4,534 listings.

United States Societies

Canadian Historical & Genealogical Societies
Started in April 1998 and now has 772 listings.

Canadian Societies

Australian Historical & Genealogical Societies
Started in May 1998 with 605 listings.

Australian Societies

Attention Society Members

If you are a member (or officer) of a local historical (or genealogical) society, please take a few minutes to verify your listing in the directory. If your historical or genealogical society is not listed, fill out the online form.

Upcoming Events

Announce your upcoming meetings and seminars using the Genealogy Calendar feature at Genealogy Today. To locate events in your area, access the Genealogy Directory regional pages.

Are you in search of a speaker for your next meeting/workshop/seminar? If so, visit the Ancestor Detective Speakers Bureau. And be sure to read Hiring a Speaker for some helpful tips from the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

American Jewish Historical Society

In 1999, the American Jewish Historical Society returned to New York City, where it joined the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO, to form the Center for Jewish History.

Chicago Historical Society

Describes the preservation and educational work of the Chicago Historical Society.

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Society: 1. Human beings in general. 2. A group of people with a common culture or way of life. 3. A group of people who unite to share a common interest. In Reality: Probably the most helpful people you will find to research local genealogy. Ways this word is NOT spelled: sociaty, sociely, socity, sohsiety, Socrates. Socrates: Greek philosopher, abt. 470-399 b.c.

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"Historical Societies seek to relate and preserve the history of your home town." - Write a letter and see what you can find out. Genealogical Societies (usually at the county level) may be equally helpful.

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