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August 2021

Sian Evans with Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and Women Who Traveled

August 5 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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At the peak of summer, join us for an afternoon journey back to the early twentieth century and the Golden Age of Ocean Liners. Inspired by family research – her great-great uncle was a Cunard Chief Officer – Siân Evans documents the journeys of women whose lives were changed by their voyages between the Old World and the New. Some set off for leisure, others, for work; many, to reinvent themselves. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and…

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Researching Colonial War Ancestors in New England

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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$85

In the 17th and 18th centuries, conflicts between European superpowers often played out in their fledgling North American colonies. The seizure of land from and hostilities with Indigenous Peoples often turned violent. Many of our colonist ancestors in New England participated in these bloody wars. This three-part online course will provide you with the historical context of these conflicts, point you to essential published resources and original documents, and demonstrate strategies for proving your descent from a colonial war veteran.…

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Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 12 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 AM, repeating until August 14, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$375

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Summer Research Stay-At-Home, a virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff…

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Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 13 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 AM, repeating until August 14, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$375

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Summer Research Stay-At-Home, a virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff…

Find out more »

Virtual Summer Research Stay At Home

August 14 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:30 AM, repeating until August 14, 2021

online, No Address
Boston, 02116
View on Google Maps
$375

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Summer Research Stay-At-Home, a virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff…

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Scott Borchert with Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America

August 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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free

The plan was as idealistic as it was audacious, and utterly unprecedented. Take thousands of hard-up writers and put them to work charting a country on the brink of social and economic collapse, with the aim of producing a series of guidebooks to the then forty-eight states—along with hundreds of other publications dedicated to cities, regions, and towns—while also gathering reams of folklore, narratives of formerly enslaved people, and even recipes. With this effort, America was documented, its families and…

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Stories from the Archives: Family Bible Records

August 19 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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free

Family bibles are not only treasured heirlooms, but they can also provide key genealogical information on the generations that came before you. They can act as vital record substitutes, detail family connections, and provide clues to what religious denominations your ancestor may have belonged. Bible records have also been donated to archives and historical societies across the country, including the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections at American Ancestors. This webinar will look at some of the items in our collection—detailing…

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Researching German Ancestors: Records, Resources, and Repositories

August 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
online, No Address
Boston, 02116
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$125

Germans have been emigrating to America since the seventeenth century and today are the largest self-reported ancestry group living in the country. No matter when your ancestors arrived in the U.S., this online seminar will teach you how to trace your German ancestry. You will discover key records, resources, and repositories, while gaining important skills and strategies for finding your ancestors. Topics include: migration patterns, finding German origins, deciphering records and German script, using and accessing records, and leveraging online…

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John Maclean with Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River

August 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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free

A memoir about the power of place to shape generations, Home Waters is John N. Maclean's remarkable memoir of his family's century-long love affair with Montana's majestic Blackfoot River, the setting for his father's classic novella, A River Runs through It. Maclean returns annually to the simple family cabin that his grandfather built by hand, still in search of the trout of a lifetime. When he hooks it at last, decades of longing promise to be fulfilled, inspiring John, reporter…

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Virtual Tour of Weston Park

August 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Boston, 02116
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$15

Weston Park, which stands in 1,000 acres of magnificent Capability Brown parkland at the very heart of England, was a house built not only for show, but also for hospitality—as NEHGS members know from the many tours that have been based here! Gareth Williams, Curator & Head of Learning at Weston Park, welcomes us on a virtual tour of the art-filled house and superlative collections of the Earls of Bradford. Gareth will also share fascinating stories of the family’s links…

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