Events at NEHGS in Boston – and a little plug

Here’s a list of upcoming events at NEHGS/American Ancestors in Boston MA.

We just visited NEHGS last week to do some research in their library – it was wonderful!  If you find yourself in Boston, we highly recommend you stop by.  A day of research for non-members is only $20 and they have a terrific selection of research materials and genealogists on site to assist.

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.

Click HERE to Register.

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.
Click HERE to register!

Online Course from American Ancestors

Researching Irish Ancestors

Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 2018, 6:00–7:30 PM EST
Cost: $125
Today, more than 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry—more than seven times the size of the population of Ireland itself! But tracing one’s Irish roots is not without its challenges. Common names, loss of records, and elusive parish origins are just some of the obstacles facing family historians. Led by the Irish experts at NEHGS, this five-week course will provide you with tips, tools, resources, and strategies for making progress in your research. Topics include: immigration and settlement patterns to the United States and Canada; identifying your ancestor’s exact origins; a survey of online, published, and original Irish records; planning a research trip to Ireland; and techniques for breaking down brick walls.
Can’t attend a live broadcast? You can still enroll! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least three months after the final class presentation.
Click HERE to register

Free Webinar from American Ancestors

Creating a Research Plan: Tips from NEHGS Research Services

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 3:00–4:00 PM EST
Presented by Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services
Free and open to the public
With all of the genealogical information at your fingertips today, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, go down research rabbit holes, and lose focus. In this webinar, NEHGS Director of Research Services, Lindsay Fulton will offer tips on how to make a research plan and stick to it! Using templates, worksheets, and other research tools available at AmericanAncestors.org, you’ll learn how to stay organized and get the most out of your research time.
Click HERE to register!