NextGen Welcomes New Social Media Coordinator

The NextGen Genealogy Network is pleased to welcome Dr Adina Newman as our new Social Media Coordinator. Adina takes over from Melanie McComb who held the position for 2 years.

Adina Newman is a professional genealogist and educator who resides in Massachusetts. As the founder of My Family Genie, Adina assists clients in their family research, particularly in cases related to Jewish genealogy and genetic genealogy. She also uses the platform to blog about her personal family history, the family history of reality TV celebrities, and strategies to assist others in their genealogy research. She has a doctorate in educational leadership and has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and the SLIG Virtual All-DNA Advanced Practicum. She also volunteers as a Facebook moderator for a Jewish genetic genealogy group.

Find her online at, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We Need You!

Here at The NextGen Genealogy Network, we are constantly evolving to keep up with all the developments in the genealogy world.

We are looking to add some new faces with fresh ideas to our Leadership Team! If you can spare a few hours each month, we would love to hear from you!

Currently , we have an opening for a Social Media Coordinator. Your duties would include posting a couple of times a week to our social media outlets – Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

However, if this doesn’t seem like a good fit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss ideas you have for the future of NextGen, we are open to all ideas.

Contact us via email at or via our Facebook page –

End of the Year, End of the Decade! – Be a Part of NextGen Genealogy Giving.

Wow, this year went by fast and we couldn’t be happier transitioning into a new year, and a new decade here at NextGen Genealogy Network. In the past few years, we have had a lot of changes, but we are excited to grow into the future with all of you!

As a non-profit organization, we rely on your donations to help us not only survive but to thrive and bring genealogy education to our generation and the following ones. Today we are asking for end-of-year donations so we can continue to bring you the best of the best.

Any amount helps, whether it is $1, $10 or $100, we appreciate your donations.

Being able to have donations from our members, followers and even the curious helps us bring you things like scholarships, Faces of NextGen, and meetups at various genealogy conferences around the world.

Do you want to be part of NextGen Genealogy Network and see what we have to offer? Join our Facebook group here. Have ideas of what sort of scholarship we should offer? Donate here and let us know in the comments below what you would like to see in the coming year!

Thank you so much for the wonderful year and for staying with us into the next amazing decade.

-The NextGen Genealogy Network Team

Thanks and Giving From NextGen #GivingTuesday

For the third year in a row, NextGen Genealogy Network has joined the collective giving power of individuals in joining #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving that encourages and celebrates philanthropy globally.

Occurring today (December 3rd!), #GivingTuesday is held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and uses the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to collectively inspire people to collaborate and give back to their communities.

We have some exciting projects coming up in the new decade of 2020 and whole host of new blog posts, interviews and the second year of our annual NextGen Genealogy Scholarship coming up!

To implement various projects and programs, we are asking for our members to show their support on #GivingTuesday with a donation to NextGen. Any donation is appreciated! Those who are interested in joining NextGen Genealogy Network’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit and click on the green “DONATE NOW” button.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website,

To inspire you more, read about when we asked the members of the NextGen Genealogy Group on Facebook about Thanksgiving, gratitude, tradition, and family.

Chris Ferraiolo: “Gratitude means being thankful for all the things people have done to make your life better or just little things here and there. It means being humble about the things people go out of their way to do and just appreciating the friendships and relationships around you.”

Cheryl Passey: “We started a scrapbook several years ago. I leave a space outlined for photos to be added on a couple of pieces of scrapbook paper after the big day, but during our time together on Thanksgiving, everyone signs their name and or leaves a message. It’s fun to go back through the years and see the photo and what we wrote. Especially poignant after the loss of a family member.”

Heather Rojo: “We hold hands and then we go around the table and each shares short gratitude. I grew up doing this. I asked my parents and they said they grew up doing this in New England”

Note: Responses edited for clarity and length.

Sincerely, The NextGen Genealogy Network Leadership Team