Free NEHGS Webinar – Preserving Your Family Treasures

Thursday, January 17, 3:00–4:00 PM EST

Presented by Todd Pattison, NEHGS Conservator

FREE and open to the public

Many of us have books, photographs, Bibles, letters, and other paper-based objects relating to our families—some of which can be quite old and fragile. While these materials have sentimental value to us as individuals, collectively they form a large part of our cultural heritage; they need special attention in order to preserve them for future generations. This webinar will present and discuss strategies and steps for preserving your individual cultural heritage, with a focus on ways to store your material to ensure long-term survival.

Click HERE to register

15th New England Regional Genealogical Conference 3-6 April 2019 Manchester, NH

The New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc. (NERGC) invites you to join us at our fifteenth conference 3-6 April 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester, New Hampshire. Continue to follow our E-zines to keep up-to-date on the planning and the excitement of this conference.

REGISTRATION FOR NERGC 2019 IS NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open! Printed conference brochures are available around New England thanks to distribution by our participating societies. A pdf of the brochure is available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-conte…/uploads/2018/…/NERGC-2019.pdf.

After exploring the brochure, register online at http://bit.ly/REG_NERGC_2019 and then “Register Now”.

The fifth 2019 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NERGC-2019-E-zine-5.pdf.  It includes Conference registration information, important hotel updates, and much more.

Ancestry Class at The Berkshire Athenaeum – December 11, 2018 at 2 pm.

December 11, 2018:  Tuesday (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)  Join The Western Mass Roots Events team for a new two hour session entitled “One Family’s History – from 1840 to 1940” using the US Census and Ancestry Library Edition.

In this class, presented by Cathi Iuliano, you will learn how to search for relatives listed on the US Census using the Library Edition of Ancestry. A single family will be traced from 1940 back to 1840, and a sketch of their lives will be constructed using the census and additional documents found on Ancestry. Computer literacy and an email account are required. A personal Ancestry.com account is not necessary to take the class.

Registration is required and seating is limited so please call The Berkshire Athenaeum at 413-499-9486, extension 6, to sign up. You may bring your own laptops for use during class.  There is no charge for this class.