Neil D. Thompson, Ph.D., FASG, an attorney and longtime genealogical editor, with a doctorate in history, is one of the world's great authorities on medieval families.

Dr. Thompson was elected Fellow Emeritus at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Genealogists on November 7, 2020, Dr. Neil D. Thompson, the 100th Fellow, was elected as a Fellow Emeritus, in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to genealogy. Among Dr. Thompson’s many contributions to the field is the journal The Genealogist, which he founded in 1980 and edited and published for many years; it is now published by the Society.


  • The Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain (Herald Genealogist)
  • Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (1987–2012)