Free NEHGS Webinar – 18 April 19

Researching Women in Archives

Live Broadcast: Thursday, 4/18, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Presented by NEHGS Archivist Judy Lucey
Cost: FREE
Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history. Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history. When items such as diaries, letters, account books, family Bibles, samplers, and organization records survive, they can reveal more about a woman’s daily life than any government record. Archivist Judy Lucey will discuss how these unique records and manuscripts can be used to piece together a family story and how digging in the archives can lead to hitting genealogical gold.

Free Webinar from NEHGS/American Ancestors – 21 March 2019

Using and Evaluating Published Genealogies

Thursday, March 21, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Presented by Alicia Crane Williams, FASG
FREE and open to the public

 

Following the advent of American genealogy in the early to mid-19th century, thousands of genealogies were published featuring families across the country. While largely uncited—and arguably biased—these early works continue to be an important resource for modern day family historians. Join Lead Genealogist of the Early New England Families Study Project and frequent contributor to the Vita Brevis blog, Alicia Crane Williams, to learn how you can access, evaluate, and utilize early published family histories in your research.

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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.

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NEHGS Now Offering Online Conference Attendance

Attend a genealogical conference without leaving home!

  • Participate in multiple sessions throughout the day
  • Hear from renowned speakers, scholars, and professional genealogists
  • Interact with instructors and fellow attendees
  • Stay engaged with surveys and quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Take advantage of special offers and virtual “door prizes”
  • Download and/or print handouts, worksheets, and other resources
  • Access recordings of each presentation for later review

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Free Webinar from American Ancestors

Tracing Mayflower Lineage: Resources at AmericanAncestors.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:00–4:00 PM EDT 
Presented by Don LeClair, Associate Director, Database Search and Systems
FREE and open to the public
Interested in learning if you are descended from a Mayflower passenger? American Ancestors can help. Discover the databases and online resources at AmericanAncestors.org that can help you make the connection you’ve been looking for. From scholarly journals to compiled genealogies and study projects, you will learn how to leverage these resources in your family history research.
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