Using Bank Records in Family History Research – FREE American Ancestors Webinar

Historical bank records are an overlooked resource for family historians. When they survive, these records can provide information about an ancestor’s residence, occupation, family relationships, and even immigrant origins. And don’t assume that your ancestor was too poor to have had a bank account! Savings banks were established with those very individuals in mind. In this webinar, Genealogist Eileen Pironti will present a brief history of savings banks in the United States, how to locate these records, and what information is provided. She will focus on examples from the Emigrant Savings Bank, Freedman’s Savings and Trust, and Provident Institution for Savings.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 15th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT and it’s free.

Click here to register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8410695914531162382?source=Website   You can register right up until October 15th, prior to the beginning of the broadcast.

Northern New England Resources at American Ancestors – FREE Webinar

In the 17th and early 18th centuries, Maine (then part of Massachusetts), New Hampshire, and Vermont were considered frontier lands for the early New England colonists. Whether you are researching these states during the colonial period or present day, there are certain record sets and go-to resources that you should be aware of. This session will review various study projects, databases, manuscript items, and other resources available through American Ancestors that can assist you in researching northern New England.

This webinar takes place on Thursday, September 17th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m EDT and it’s free.

Click here to register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/798555913119931919?source=website  You can register right up to September 17th, prior to the beginning of the broadcast

Using U.S. Vital Records Substitutes – American Ancestors Webinar

We normally don’t provide free advertising for American Ancestors’ paid webinars because they are expensive, but we’re making an exception for this one because of the content.  This three week course teaches you how to search for vital records in the U.S., and discusses a number of vital records substitutes that can be used if you can’t find the original vital records, they were destroyed, or never existed at all.  Given the fact that we are all confined to home online research at this point, this webinar may be worth the expense for some of you.  The cost is $85 for all three sessions.  The live sessions take place on September 16th, September 23rd and September 30th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT, but you can watch recorded versions through December 31th.  The training will be provided through the GoToTraining online application.

Click here for curriculum and to register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/798919851470223361

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 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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