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,


RootsTech Roundup

RootsTech is one of the biggest events in the genealogy calendar and NextGen was there!

From February 28- March 3, Salt Lake City was packed with tens of thousands of genealogists from all areas of the globe.  People of all ages and skill levels enjoyed hundreds of presentations, vendors and events.

The Expo Hall was home to a huge variety of vendors, exhibits and demonstrations.  One of the most popular booths was AncestryDNA.  Everyone who stopped by the booth got a badge with one of the AncestryDNA regions on it.  You then had to try and find your match – not an easy feat with thousands of people around!


Photo credit: Instagram @Thehipsterhistorian

Each day was full of different lectures for every skill level and on every topic imaginable.  Amongst the famous faces there, you may have recognized some of our NextGen associates.  Some of the most popular lectures included D. Joshua Taylor discussing diversity within family history technology in his lecture ‘Call to Action: Diversity in Family History Tech’ and David Allen Lambert (New England Historical & Genealogical Society) discussing ‘Researching U.S. and Canadian World War I Ancestors’.

Keynote speakers included Henry Louis Gates Jr, Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York), and Natalia Lafourcade. However, Friday morning’s speech by Olympic Champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was a particularly moving highlight.

Scott Hamilton (Photo Credit:

RootsTech has all the keynote speeches and many more classes available to view at their website – RootsTech 2018 Videos



NextGen’s Social Media Coordinator Melanie McComb was lucky enough to interview CeCe Moore, internationally renowned genetic genealogist.  Catch up on that interview below:





We held a very successful meetup with around 30 NextGen members dropping by –  it was great to connect with so many passionate young genealogists.  A special thank you to Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage for inviting each of the NextGen attendees to the annual MyHeritage after party.  Great fun was had by all!

The NextGen Meetup – Thursday March 1