The NextGen Genealogy Network was founded in 2013 following a Twitter conversation between Jen Baldwin, Kassie Nelson, and D. Joshua Taylor, who wanted to create a community for other young genealogists. Additional collaboration from Shannon Combs Bennett, Tara Cajacob, Wendy Callahan, Melanie Frick, Barry Kline, and other volunteers turned this vision into reality.

As young genealogists ourselves, we knew how hard it could be to meet peers who share our interests and to find our place within the genealogy community. We wanted everyone to experience the incredible benefits of enrichment and encouragement that being a part of and contributing to a vibrant and active community can offer.


The NextGen Genealogy Network could not have been established without the hard work and generous donations of our Founding Members.