Saturday, September 19, 2015

Upcoming NEHGS Events

The following is from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Tours & Education Programs
Happenings at Our Library & Archives in Boston
One-Name Studies and Early New England & Atlantic Canada Research-- last chance to register!
Where: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.
When: September 24-25, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: $80
While most family historians focus their efforts on researching their own ancestry, others undertake surname studies, which compile all occurrences of a single surname. Have you started collecting surnames? You may be interested in building a one-name study! NEHGS, together with the Guild of One-Name Studies, is pleased to offer a two-day seminar that aims to teach you how to create, organize, and share a one-name project while deepening your knowledge of early New England and Atlantic Canadian research. The program includes lectures, research, consultations, and informal workshops. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. View the agenda and register today

Book Event: Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga 
Presented by author Dr. Jane Beck
Where: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.
When: September 30, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner (1883-1988) became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her began among the Yoruba in West Africa and represented four generations of family history. Beck combines Turner's storytelling with historical research to build and authenticate a family saga. Join the author to learn more about Daisy Turner, her family's stories, and the hazards and uses of memory from a folklorist's perspective. Book sales and signing to follow. Register today

*To register for this free event you must "Add to Cart" and go through the checkout process--your total will be $0.00.

Questions? Call us at 617-226-1226 or email
Visit us online for a full listing of education programs, including our September book talks!

Sign up for a FREE Webinar
Mining the Treasures in Newspapers 
Wednesday, September 30, 3 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. CDT; 1 p.m. MDT; 12 p.m. PDT)  
Presented by Rhonda R. McClure, Genealogist
Newspapers contain a wealth of information for genealogists and can provide historical narrative and glimpses into your ancestors' everyday lives. Learn what information is available, how it can help you in your family history research, and how to access these important resources--particularly those available at the NEHGS library and on Register today

*The previously scheduled webinar "Digital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS-NEA" has been rescheduled for March.
Additional Resources
Visit the Online Learning Center for subject guides on a variety of genealogical topics, informative videos, webinars, online courses, and more. If you have questions or feedback, contact Ginevra Morse, Director of Education and Online Programs.

Join Us for Family History Day - 3 Oct 2015
Family stories connect us to loved ones, the past, and each other. Find your family stories with American Ancestors (NEHGS) and Findmypast at Family History Day 2015!

NEHGS members--bring a nonmember guest and receive 50% off your admission!

This seminar will help new researchers learn the basics of genealogy and advanced researchers delve deeper into their family history.
  • Attend lectures and demos
  • Meet one-on-one with genealogical experts
  • Browse published volumes
  • Receive special discounts on books and memberships
  • Enter to win door prizes
  • Connect with fellow family historians

Visit for a full schedule of events and to register. Special offers are available for members, students, and groups. Preregistration is encouraged as space is limited.

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