This section lists the country-wide associations from the British Isles FHS to National Genealogical Society giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Founded in 1988, its aims are to promote and encourage interest in genealogy, particularly that relating to the British Isles, to exchange genealogical information and to maintain a collection of genealogical materials.
Their website gives help to people wishing to trace an immigrant ancestor. It is possible to download copies of their bi-monthly newsletter from May/Jun 2002 to Sep/Oct 2012, and their half-yearly journal from 1988-2010.
Resources are accessible in Los Angeles FamilySearch Library. Resources relating to England and Wales include:
Some resources relating to Scotland:
Some resources relate to Ireland:
There is also a Surname Register, which contains details of Surnames being researched by group members.
Study Groups which help people who have English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish roots or those who have Colonial Connections are also available.Website:
Established in 1976, the association represents over 500 organisations across the US and overseas. It is possible to download copies of the FGS Voice Newsletter and the Society Strategy Series white papers from their site.Website:
The society was established in 1979 by people who wanted to help others to trace the origins of their British Isles emigrant ancestors. They are on Facebook and have a searchable blog.
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on the site, along with a list of links to other sites you may find of use.Website:
The association was founded in Washington DC in 1903. Many publications are sold by the society, which include:
Other great resources for tracing your genealogy in America are also available.
If you are just starting your research in America, the Home Genealogy Guide may be of use.
Your ancestors may have come into America through Ellis Island. You can go to this site if you require further information regarding the history of Ellis Island.