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May 2021

Massachusetts Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - June 2 @ 6:00 PM EDT
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$115

Whether your family connection to Massachusetts is 400 years old or 40, there is a treasure trove of genealogical resources waiting for you: vital records have been kept by towns since the early seventeenth century; newspapers have existed since colonial times; and there are thousands of published genealogies, local histories, study projects, and other references that exist for Massachusetts research. This online course will provide a century-by-century look at the records, resources, repositories, and research strategies that are essential to…

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Artful Stories from Historic New England

May 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
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For the first time in its 111-year history, Historic New England has gathered 45 of its most intriguing paintings for an exhibition that is now on view at Eustis Estate (Milton, Massachusetts) through Autumn 2021. "Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England" offers a rare opportunity to experience these artworks in museum-style galleries quite unlike their customary contexts at the organization’s 37 historic properties and collections storage facility. Together the paintings reflect significant, sometimes surprising, aspects of the region’s intellectual…

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Skip Finley with Whaling Captains of Color: America’s First Meritocracy

May 25 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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The history of whaling as an industry has been well-told in books, but none has shared the stories of whaling’s leaders of color in an era when the only other option was slavery. Working with archival records at whaling museums, in libraries, from private archives and interviews with people whose ancestors were whaling masters, Skip Finley now profiles the lives of over 50 black whaling captains. Whaling was one of the first American industries to exhibit diversity. A man became…

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Using the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Archives for Family History Research

May 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society preserves the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. The JHC holds more than 2 million records in its archives and more than 600,000 searchable documents in its digital collections. Learn more about the collections, resources, and expertise at the JHC, and how these materials can be leveraged by family historians.

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June 2021

Joseph M. Bagley with Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

June 3 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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The first book to survey Boston’s fifty oldest buildings, this work by the city archaeologist and historic preservationist is a great guide for history lovers, architectural enthusiasts, and tourists. In an approachable narrative which will appeal to non-architects and those new to historic preservation, Joseph M. Bagley tours fifty buildings that pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. Approaching its four-hundredth anniversary, Boston continues to shift with near-constant development; still, it maintains its historic character. Don’t miss hearing from an…

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