June 22, 2016—Carlsbad, California—Experts from the New England Historic Genealogical Society
(AmericanAncestors.org) in Boston are traveling to southern California to give a full day seminar on how to research pilgrim and patriot ancestors. More than 35 million people worldwide can claim a genetic tie to Mayflower passengers and many more can claim descendancy from a soldier or officer of the American Revolution. But tracing and documenting that connection is not without its challenges.
Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton from America’s founding genealogical society will deliver a series of illustrated lectures that walk participants through using genealogical resources for early New England, researching revolutionary war soldiers, applying to lineage societies, finding occupations of early ancestors, and more. This seminar “Making America: Researching Early New England and Revolutionary War Ancestors” will be held at a unique venue where east coast meets west coast—the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum.
Boston’s original Green Dragon Tavern was known as the headquarters of the Revolution where the Sons of Liberty, Boston Committee of Correspondence, and the Boston Caucus met to discuss the future of our soon-to-be nation. The Boston tea party was planned there and Paul Revere rode from the tavern to Lexington on his famous ride. In 1854, this place of historic significance was demolished.
Today the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, California promotes and celebrates our country's heritage and reconnects guests with the life events and contributions of our founders. Exhibits feature authentic original documents, newspapers, and letters from the era and depict the life, times, and perspectives of those who shaped our great country. It is fitting that the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum will also be the location where New England Historic Genealogical Society will reconnect attendees to their own early American origins.
Seminar Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Admission: $85 includes five lectures, lunch, and evening reception; $30 reception only
Time: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Registration info: AmericanAncestors.org. More information: 617-226-1226