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.

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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 – Online Conference: Researching Upstate New York

Saturday, October 20, 12:00–6:00 PM EDT

Presented by Genealogists at NEHGS

Cost: $125

Finding information about New York ancestors can be tricky. A fire in 1911 at the State Library and the fact that statewide registration of vital records did not start until 1880 only add to the difficulty. The presentations within this Online Conference will guide you through the maze of genealogical pitfalls, and to the bright spots in New York research. Our New York experts will discuss the settlement of New York and early migrations, vital records and substitutes, land and probate records, the state census, and more.

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