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Donate to The Family History Guide

The Family History Guide is a free site for everyone. We have great things in store for the site, so we greatly appreciate your support in helping family history dreams come true.

The Family History Guide is different from many family history sites, in that it contains no paid advertising and has no fees. It's funded by donations to The Family History Guide Association, a charitable non-profit organization. There are many different ways to contribute to our cause. Remember that contributions to The Family History Guide Association are tax-deductible in the U.S.

To order pass-along cards for The Family History Guide, click here.

Fidelity Donor Advised Fund

We are approved by Fidelity as a Donor Advised Fund (DAV). Fidelity offers the the largest donor-advised fund program in the United States, offering creative giving solutions and specialized services. For more information, see https://www.fidelity.com/building-savings/charitable-giving


Vanguard Charitable

Vanguard Charitable is a top U.S. grant-making organization that fulfills its mission to increase charitable giving by sponsoring donor-advised funds ... a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. For more information, visit https://www.vanguardcharitable.org



The Family History Guide Association, a platinum-level member of Guidestar, is registered with both Fidelity and Vanguard through Guidestar. For more information on Guidestar, see https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-108168

Donations in Kind

Donations in kind such as property, trusts, other assets may also be donated either in a lump sum or over a time period as recurring gifts. This may be done through the Vanguard and Fidelity programs described above.

Direct Donations

Donations may be made directly to The Family History Guide Association via check or other types of direct bank deposit. You can also click the Donate button below to make a donation through PayPal or other bank cards.


On Facebook, you can donate to The Family History Guide Association. In the Create Post window, click the three dots and select Support a Non-Profit. Then type "The Family History Guide Association" in the search bar, select it from the list, write a message, and click Post. This shares your message with your addressee list, and they can click Donate to make a donation.

Amazon Smile

Also at the bottom of each page in The Family History Guide is a link to the Amazon Smile program. You can designate The Family History Guide Association as your preferred charitable organization, and Amazon donates a portion of your purchase proceeds to it. For more information, see https://www.thefhguide.com/fhg-amazon-smile.html


When you click the Donate button at the bottom of any page on The Family History Guide website, you can make a donation through PayPal, or you can use another method such as Visa, American Express, etc.  The link to donate is here: https://www.thefhguide.com/donate.html


From time to time The Family History Guide Association does GoFundMe (GFM) campaigns. Here is the link to our current GFM campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/help-us-teach-more-people-about-family-history

Ordering Pass-along Cards

Pass-along cards are an ideal way to introduce The Family History Guide to others. You can see samples here.

If you would like to receive high-quality pass-along cards for The Family History Guide, or for the Come, Follow Me Companion, please complete the steps below:

  1. When you are ready, click the Donate button at the bottom of this screen. You'll then see a screen like the following (don't click this image; instead, click the Donate button at the bottom of this page):
  2. At the top of the new screen, type the payment for the number of cards you want. (The screen says "Donate" but it works like a payment.)

    • 100 cards - $15
    • 200 cards - $20
    • 300 cards - $25
    • 400 cards - $30
    • 500 cards - $35
  3. Click Donate with a Debit or Credit Card, or click Donate with PayPal. If you choose the latter, you will be prompted to log in to your PayPal account.
  4. Fill in the fields in the payment/donation screen. Note : Be sure to fill in the Billing Address fields, and we will use that information for the address to ship your order to.
  5. Come, Follow Me Companion cards: If you are ordering Come, Follow Me Companion cards, please note that in your order; otherwise you will receive pass-along cards for The Family History Guide.
  6. Click Donate Now.

Note: Shipping is free in the U.S. For orders to Canada, add $25 in shipping; for other countries, add $44 in shipping. Please allow about a week for U.S. order delivery, and two weeks for international delivery.