Thursday, May 26, 2011

Educational Events at NEHGS

In the summertime, when all the trees and leaves are green, I get antsy for New England...

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has excellent educational programs for researchers at all levels.  Here is a list of this summer's opportunities (from NEHGS):

Programs at NEHGS
1)  June New Visitor and Welcome Tour
June 1, 2011 10:00AM - 11:00AM
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007

Make plans to start your genealogy with this great tour. This program begins with a thirty-minute introductory lecture and will be followed by a tour of the NEHGS library and its vast holdings.

2)   Come Home to New England
June 13, 2011 9:00AM - June 18, 2011 5:00PM
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007

Dubbed as one of the society’s most popular programs, “Come Home to New England,” is a fun-filled week of family history discovery and education. This program features research, individual consultations, interesting lectures, group meals, and other exciting activities.

3)  Talking Back to Your Ancestors: Reweaving the Family History
June 22, 2011 6:00PM - 7:00PM
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007

Dr. Barbara B. Reitt will describe what she learned in a four-year search for truths long hidden by the family and what compelled her to respond to her late father’s memoirs by researching and writing a biography of his grandmother.

Programs and Events

1)  A Tour Through Ireland and Irish History
July 5, 2011 5:00PM - July 15, 2011 5:00PM

Please join NEHGS as we explore our Irish immigrant ancestors’ native land, the rolling hills of Ireland. We will discover spectacular scenery, and enjoy legendary Irish hospitality in internationally renowned hotels and restaurants and elegant private homes.

Please e-mail if you wish to be placed on a waiting list for the event.

2)  Weekend Research Trip to Albany, New York
July 13, 2011 3:00PM - July 17, 2011 11:00AM
Albany, New York

Join NEHGS as we explore the vast resources of the New York State Archives. The weekend includes individual consultations, lectures, and a group dinner.

 3)  English Research Tour
September 25, 2011 3:00PM - October 2, 2011 12:00PM
London, United Kingdom

Discover the wealth of information available in London's repositories as NEHGS returns to London in 2011. Participants will take part in two group dinners, consultations, and guided research tours through the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the National Archives (UK).
To learn more about upcoming events, programs, and tours, visit to register online or download a registration form. Please mail your registration form to:

NEHGS, Education & Tours
Attn: Joshua Taylor
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
For more information call 1-888-296-3447, or e-mail


NEHGS has a Learning Center on their website which has:

*  A wealth of genealogy-related articles on locality and research topics at

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