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Call to Action: New Blog Series!

The NextGen Genealogy Network is excited to announce two new upcoming guest blog series and we are seeking contributions from our talented community.

#IamNextGen Spotlight 

This blog series will focus on the varied community of NextGen bloggers.   Each month, we will highlight a different NextGen blogger/YouTuber.   This will include one of their own blog posts or Youtube videos, short biography and links to their various pages.

Starting your Genealogy Business

Many of us are interested in starting a genealogy business, but are clueless about where to start.   This guest blog series will feature articles from those who have already established their own genealogy business, as well as general business advice.   This will be an invaluable resource for future genealogy professionals.


Blog Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in writing a blog post for NextGen, please review the following submission guidelines prior to submission.

  • Please ensure all necessary citations are included.
  • Include a photo and short bio on yourself in the email.
  • By submitting your work, you are giving NextGen permission for use on our website and social media.

Please send your submissions to



Zazzle Store

We recently revamped our NextGen Zazzle store and there are tons of great new designs and products to show your NextGen pride!

Pictured below are some of our new products – all clothing is fully customizable (style and color) and is available in sizes Small – 5X

3x3in #IAMNEXTGEN sticker : a very popular new item – ideal size for laptops, folders and car windows

Perfect for the younger genealogists – available as a shirt (sizes Youth XS-XL) or a baby onesie (sizes NB- 24m)










Proudly tell the world I AM NEXTGEN!

Climb to the top of your family tree just because you can!






The perfect mug for a long night of research

Keep warm with this NGGN hoodie


Faces of NextGen LIVE! Meet Renée Schmidt

The NextGen Genealogy Network’s Faces of NextGen LIVE! is a popular feature hosted by Education Coordinator Eric Wells. In this recorded interview, get to know Renée Schmidt, a programmer and avid genealogist.

Want to say hello to your fellow young genealogists during a fun and informal interview with Eric? Let us know at

Don’t forget to bookmark our YouTube Channel to keep up with the latest on Faces of NextGen LIVE!



Ontario Genealogical Society / NextGen Support Partnership


The NextGen Genealogy Network (NGGN) and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) are pleased to announce a new partnership. OGS is providing NGGN with financial support, together with promotional support in the OGS weekly online newsletter, eWeekly, together with an information page on the OGS website.

NGGN, a United States based 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization was founded in 2013 to create a community for young genealogists.  Building connections and fostering engagement among young genealogists eighteen to fifty, NGGN strives to build connections between generations, and welcomes the friendship, mentorship, and support of our fellow genealogists of all ages.

OGS, an Ontario registered non-profit corporation and a registered Canadian charity. Is Canada’s largest member supported genealogical organization. Founded in 1961, OGS is dedicated to cooperating with, offering support to and sharing experience and technical support to other genealogical organizations.

Eric Wells, NextGen Educational Coordinator, commented that NextGen welcomes the friendship and support offered by OGS and looks forward to the possibilities of future collaboration with OGS to support and assist NextGen members.

OGS President Patti Mordasewicz said: “We are excited to announce this support partnership with NextGen and the next generations of genealogists. NextGen represents a new form of  genealogical organization, dedicated to supporting the growth and expansion of genealogy. OGS is proud to support NextGen and its members.”

To learn more about NextGen, visit To learn more about OGS visit  

Social Media Coordinator:

Melanie McComb

OGS Media Contact:

Heather McTavish Taylor,