The US National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced the launch of Forum, a new membership benefit.
Forum is a private, online platform that allows members to engage with fellow members, share knowledge and best practices, and discuss a wide range of family history topics. Forum features groups called communities that connect individual members as well as delegates from member organizations including genealogical societies, libraries, archives, and museums.
At launch, unique communities exist for general discussion and specialty topics such as methodology, libraries, and reference resources. Over time, NGS will add additional communities to meet a variety of needs. Members also have access to libraries of resources specific to each community and can post images, videos, and documents.
“Forum provides a dynamic, interactive environment for our members,” said NGS President Kathryn M. Doyle. “It’s their new online home to exchange practical tips and information, help solve challenges, learn from more experienced members, and enjoy fun conversations with people who share their love of family history.”