Our August 2017 newsletter is now available by clicking HERE. Happy Searching!
Making the most of your Catalog search
By simply entering a keyword in the search box, you can search all of the records and authority files from the National Archives Catalog and web pages from Archives.gov and the Presidential Libraries. With so many resources to search across, how can you refine your search to help find exactly what you are looking for? Click HERE to find out!
Check out current educational offerings from American Ancestors by clicking HERE. Please note that some online courses require NEHGS membership.
Learn with NEHGS experts and partner organizations at dozens of lectures, seminars, workshops, and other events, offered each year at the NEHGS research library and in the greater Boston area. Recent seminar topics have included Irish research, digital preservation, identifying family photographs, organizing your family history, writing and publishing your family history, and many more.
Click HERE for details!
The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England presents the Young Dubliners, one of the most acclaimed and quite possibly Celtic rock’s hardest working band. They perform on Friday, August 11 at 8:00 pm at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Cash bar is available. The Young Dubliners hail from California and Ireland – learn more about the band.
Tickets are available online or by calling the ICC at 413-333-4951. Tickets are just $18 for ICC Patrons, $20 for general public, $25 at the door. Receive a 10% off coupon for the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant with each ticket.
The (Springfield) Republican newspaper will be publishing it newest volume in their Ethnic Heritage Book Series this Fall with the printed volume available by late November 2017. Following the format of the previous volumes, this latest volume explores the history of the Polish-American Community of Western Massachusetts.
Co-editors Wayne E. Phaneuf (Executive Editor of The Republican) and Joseph Carvalho III (retired Exec. Director of the Springfield Museums) are assembling a group of authors and contributors who are writing articles and submitting photographs for publication in the book. Phaneuf and Carvalho would like to include material from as many historical research repositories, Historical Societies, and individuals who have materials related to this topic.
If anyone has any photographs of early Polish immigrant families, organizations, businesses, farms, military service personnel, etc. that they would be interested in having us publish in the book, please contact the project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
They will need captions for each photo at least 300 dpi quality digital images, and attribution information so that each photo is credited to the institution or individual allowing it’s use for publication in the book. They will need these by the end of July 2017. (Images can be scanned at the newspaper if the loaning individual or institution does not have that capability).
Have you ever wondered how to make connections between historical figures across archival collections? Where to find those collections, and how to discover if two individuals from history have ever crossed paths?
You can now find and make these connections more easily with Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC). The National Archives is a key partner in SNAC, a pilot project that is helping researchers connect the scattered archival collections of important people, places, and events.