Wednesday, January 7, 2009

David Allen Lambert's "Question of the Day" on

David Allen Lambert has started a Question of the Day feature on the web site of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). David has written this feature in the print magazine New England Ancestors since 2004, but now it is online (which only seems fitting for a column titled "Online Genealogist."

The Question of the Day feature is available to NEHGS members and non-members alike. The page says:

"Each day, David Lambert, the NEHGS Online Genealogist, will post an interesting 'Question of the Day' to share with you. We hope these questions are valuable and beneficial in your research. Check back daily for new questions and answers or read through our archives"

I had the pleasure of meeting David on the Wholly Genes cruise. He hosted several evening seminars around the cafe tables, and was a one-on-one mentor for many researchers, including me. David's biography from the NEHGS site:

"David’s genealogical expertise includes specialties in New England and Atlantic Canadian research, military records, and Native American and African American genealogical research. David has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the PBS-TV show History Detectives. He is the host of a local public access television talk show, devoted to capturing the stories of the U.S. Military veterans of the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. "

You can submit a question to David - the site says:

"You are invited to submit research questions to David Allen Lambert at Please note that he will make every effort to reply to each message, but will respond on a first come, first-served basis. In some cases he may need to refer individuals to the NEHGS Research Service for more in-depth research services for a fee. "

This service, and others like it, can be very useful for researchers, and extremely helpful for those that get their questions answered.

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