National Genealogical Society: One Year–One Million Names Online!

Received the following press release from the National Genealogical Society. Congrats to NGS for this impressive milestone!

Arlington, VA–12 February 2007. Just under a year since the first Member Ancestry Chart (MAC) became available to members on its website ( ), the National Genealogical Society (NGS) today uploaded the millionth ancestral name from its MAC collection. All of the names are searchable, including separate entries for women’s maiden and married surnames.

After a decade of dedicated work by over 100 NGS volunteers, the entire MAC collection is being made available to members online, using a database designed by NGS member Linda Gouaze and an excellent online software application designed completely in-house by Gayathri Gopiram, NGS’ Information Technology Specialist. The MAC collection is joining the Family Bible Records collection and the National Intelligencer abstracts in the rapidly expanding Members-Only section of the NGS website,

For more information, please visit the NGS website at .

Gayathri Gopiram
Information Technology Specialist and Learning Center Director
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: 703-525-0050 Ext-221
Fax: 703-525-0052
NGS Website:


3 thoughts on “National Genealogical Society: One Year–One Million Names Online!

  1. I’ve been a long time user of I found the above interesting so I clicked on the link to go to the website.

    I can’t really figure out what is being offered at National Genealogy or how to do a search (a prelim free search to see if they have anything that isn’t available elsewhere). Is anyone a member of this service who could speak to the benefits of joining? Ancestry pretty much ‘taps out’ my funding BUT if this group (National Genealogy) has a lot of depth to what it offers, I might be persuaded to join.

  2. I have had no luck. I’m searching for parentage of Flavel Crouch who came from CT, then NY and then Iowa. Help!!

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