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April 2020

Webinar: Treasures of New England Historic Genealogical Society

April 30, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Treasures of New England Historic Genealogical Society Thursday, April 30 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT Presented by Curt DiCamillo, FRSA, Curator of Special Collections Cost: FREE The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting family treasures for 175 years. From exceptionally rare 17th-century Boston portraits to beautiful early American furniture to art and relics associated with John Hancock, our fine art collection spans three centuries of American history. Join Curator of Special Collections Curt DiCamillo, FRSA to hear the…

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March 2021

Old House Do’s and Don’ts

March 12 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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Join Historic New England’s Team Leader for Preservation Services, Carissa Demore, for an illustrated talk full of tips and ideas for approaching common projects, improving energy efficiency, and appropriately caring for your older home. Learn how to apply historic preservation best practices to adapt your home to suit your needs without losing its character and charm. Carissa's lecture will be followed by a lively Q&A moderated by Curt DiCamillo.

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Recreating Place: Uncovering, Interpreting, and Presenting the Past

March 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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$65

As family members, researchers, humans, we want to step into the shoes of those who came before us. To truly understand the experiences and daily lives of our ancestors and communities of the past, we must start with place: that unique and complex blend of space, time, and relationships. But how do we start to rebuild that context? This conversation series brings together three experts from different fields—museum studies, literature, and genealogy—to discuss the how and why of recreating place:…

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Researching Urban Ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries

March 18 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, American cities seemingly sprang up overnight as new industries, new immigrant populations, and new opportunities blossomed. Finding your ancestor in a growing metropolis can be tricky. Luckily there are several resources, records, and research strategies available to assist you in your search. Researcher Danielle Cournoyer will discuss some of these key sources and techniques for researching your urban ancestry.

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Researching Northern Irish Ancestors

March 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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$125

The Scots-Irish have been migrating from Northern Ireland to the United States and Canada since the 18th century. As with any genealogical research, there are challenges to researching your Northern Irish ancestors—finding their exact origins, sifting through common names, working through record loss—but there is a way forward! This online conference aims to provide you with the historical context, record overview, and research strategies to not only make real headway in your family history research, but also provide you with…

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John Matteson with A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation

March 23 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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December 1862 drove the United States toward a breaking point. The Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and Northern confidence. As Abraham Lincoln’s government threatened to fracture, this critical moment also tested five extraordinary individuals – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., army chaplain Arthur Fuller, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and John Pelham, a West Point cadet on the other side of the national schism. The changes they underwent led to profound repercussions in the country’s law, literature, politics, and popular…

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Virtual Research Tour to Washington, D.C.

March 24 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 27, 2021

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$475

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most important repositories for genealogists. Whether you are doing research on your veteran ancestor, immigrant ancestor, homesteading ancestor—or simply want to leverage published resources, newspapers, and maps in your family history research—our nation’s capital holds the records you need. While we are unable to bring a group to Washington, D.C. this year, this four-day virtual research program will bring D.C. to you! We will devote time to each of the major repositories…

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Virtual Research Tour to Washington, D.C.

March 25 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 27, 2021

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$475

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most important repositories for genealogists. Whether you are doing research on your veteran ancestor, immigrant ancestor, homesteading ancestor—or simply want to leverage published resources, newspapers, and maps in your family history research—our nation’s capital holds the records you need. While we are unable to bring a group to Washington, D.C. this year, this four-day virtual research program will bring D.C. to you! We will devote time to each of the major repositories…

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Virtual Research Tour to Washington, D.C.

March 26 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 27, 2021

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$475

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most important repositories for genealogists. Whether you are doing research on your veteran ancestor, immigrant ancestor, homesteading ancestor—or simply want to leverage published resources, newspapers, and maps in your family history research—our nation’s capital holds the records you need. While we are unable to bring a group to Washington, D.C. this year, this four-day virtual research program will bring D.C. to you! We will devote time to each of the major repositories…

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Tissington Hall Virtual Tour

March 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
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$15

Architectural historian Oliver Gerrish is welcomed into Tissington Hall, the historic house and home to the FitzHerbert family since the 15th century. Located five miles north of the delightful market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, Tissington Hall is unique in that it is one of only 300 homes in the country that can boast the fact that the descendants of the original builder still live there, 400 years later. Sir Richard FitzHerbert, the current baronet, together with Oliver conduct a…

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Virtual Research Tour to Washington, D.C.

March 27 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until March 27, 2021

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$475

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most important repositories for genealogists. Whether you are doing research on your veteran ancestor, immigrant ancestor, homesteading ancestor—or simply want to leverage published resources, newspapers, and maps in your family history research—our nation’s capital holds the records you need. While we are unable to bring a group to Washington, D.C. this year, this four-day virtual research program will bring D.C. to you! We will devote time to each of the major repositories…

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April 2021

Boston’s Jewish Family Businesses: The Colonial Era to the Present

April 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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From the Hays-Touro family in the 1770s, to Filene's and Stop and Shop in the 20th century, to today's fourth- and fifth-generation Jewish family enterprises, Boston and its environs have been home to notable multi-generational Jewish family businesses. Michael Feldberg, Ph.D., Executive Director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, shares his research into notable family businesses in Greater Boston and explores the role that Jewish values and tradition may have played in the inter-generational transfer of significant Boston-area…

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Virtual Genealogical Skills Boot Camp

April 8 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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$375

Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. This intensive three-day program will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle genealogical problems like a pro. Topics include: strategies for analyzing records, online research, breaking down genealogical brick walls,…

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What’s New at AmericanAncestors.org?

April 8 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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AmericanAncestors.org is the award-winning website of New England Historic Genealogical Society and home to hundreds of databases with 1.4 billion searchable names, our robust online library catalog, digital manuscript collections, educational resources, and online periodicals with more being added each week. Stay up to date with what’s new at AmericanAncestors.org with this quarterly webinar series! Hear about new databases, search features, and resources only available at AmericanAncestors.org.

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Stellene Volandes with Jewels that Made History: 100 Stones, Myths, and Legends

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Since ancient times, shiny stones and precious metals have determined empires and inspired expeditions, communicated status and brought about ruin. In Jewels, Stellene Volandes takes us a on surprising and glittering tour of historic turning points and gem-driven drama, delving into the passions and predilections of those who’ve been adorned by or collected jewelry. With NEHGS Curator of Special Collections and jewelry enthusiast Curt DiCamillo, she’ll discuss the prevalence and influence of jewels as part of ancient treasures, the prize…

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Tobey Pearl with Terror to the Wicked: America’s First Trial by Jury that Ended a War and Helped to Form a Nation

April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Journey back to a little-known moment in colonial history that changed the course of America’s future. In Terror to the Wicked, author Tobey Pearl provides a riveting account of a brutal killing, an all-out manhunt, and America’s first murder trial, of a white runaway servant who stabbed a Nipmuc tribesman in Plymouth Colony in 1638. Set against the backdrop of the Pequot War between the Pequot tribe and the colonists of Massachusetts Bay, this work of history brings to vivid…

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Tartan Tales: Stories from Historic Scottish Houses

April 16 @ 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
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From the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace in Croatia to Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast, historian and raconteur Curt DiCamillo leads a romping, fascinating tour through Scottish history using architecture and great houses as his guide. With “appearances” by master architect and Scotsman Robert Adam, Dwight Eisenhower, Rudolf Hess, Macbeth, the Roman Pantheon, and Rugby School, among others, this wide-ranging lecture paints a rich story of Scotland that leaves you breathless. Kidnappings, bloody battles, and cannibalism – these, together with…

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Out to Sea: Researching Mariner Ancestors in New England

April 22 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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For many living in New England during the 17th through 19th centuries, their livelihood and even survival was inextricably linked to the sea. In this webinar genealogist Susan Donnelly will provide a brief history of mariners in New England, discuss major ports and sources of industry, highlight key records, and demonstrate how to reconstruct your ancestor’s life on the sea and along the shore.

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Blake Bailey with Philip Roth: The Biography

April 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, biographer Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Philip Roth: The Biography has been named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 by Oprah Magazine, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and The Times (UK), Financial Times, and others.…

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Quiara Alegria Hudes with My Broken Language: A Memoir

April 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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In this remarkable memoir, Quiara Alegría Hudes tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse. She was awed by her aunts and uncles and cousins, but haunted by the secrets of the family and the unspoken, untold stories of the barrio—the sea of language around her, written and spoken, English and Spanish. Hudes has since found her language, and in this powerful,…

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May 2021

Massachusetts Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy

May 5 @ 6:00 PM - May 19 @ 6:00 PM EDT
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One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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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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Stories from the Archives: Diaries

May 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Diaries are important primary source records for genealogists, historians, and family members alike. Even if it’s not written by your ancestor, a diary can provide incredible insight into the daily life of an individual and a specific time and place. This webinar will feature just some of the diaries held by the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections and the Wyner Family Heritage Center at NEHGS. We will also discuss how to find these resources in historical societies and other repositories…

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Joshua Jelly-Schapiro with Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future Through Its Place-Names

May 6 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Join us for a journey through New York City and its history, as this celebrated writer, creator, and scholar shares images and stories behind the naming of its places. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s latest work reveals the marks left on the city by the native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and a successive wave of immigrants. Drawing on his background in cultural geography, he excavates the wealth of tales embedded throughout the five boroughs and illuminates the power of naming to shape…

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Daniel James Brown with Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

May 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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An unforgettable chronicle of war-time America, Facing the Mountain portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons. One demonstrated his courage as a resister. The three others volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed fierce courage on the battlefields of France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible in often suicidal missions. Based on deep archival research and extensive family interviews, Brown also tells the story of these soldiers’ parents, immigrants…

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Massachusetts Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy

May 12 @ 6:00 PM - May 26 @ 6:00 PM EDT
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One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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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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The Untold Story of Jewish Families and Their English Country Houses

May 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
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The story of the Jews and England is long and complicated. Expelled by King Edward I in 1290, they were not permitted back in the country until 1655, when Oliver Cromwell allowed 400 Jews to settle in England. By the 19th century, Protestant England was one of the most tolerant countries in Europe for Jews and had a prime minister who had been born Jewish. The result was a flourishing Jewish community, primarily centered in the counties near London, that…

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Massachusetts Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - June 2 @ 6:00 PM EDT
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One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Boston, 02116
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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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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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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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Getting the Lay of the Land: Using American Lands Deeds in Your Family History Research

June 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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$125

For generations, land has meant opportunity, independence, and even survival in America. It is what drove many of our ancestors to immigrate and what motivated some to migrate across the country. While land records are essential to our family history research, they are often overlooked or misunderstood. Hidden in the legalese and metes and bounds, there can be critical clues to extended family members and family relationships, the location of ancestral homelands, and why our ancestors move from point A…

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Virtual Spring Research Stay-At-Home

June 10 @ 9:30 AM - June 12 @ 5:00 PM EDT
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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 Spring 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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Researching the Deep South

June 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Do you have ancestors from the Deep South? In this webinar, Genealogist Ann Lawthers will address key challenges in researching families from South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and offer tips and solutions for getting ahead. Topics include migration and settlement patterns, what to do when vital records are not available, how to leverage land, probate, and tax records, and finding confederate records. The session concludes with tips for conducting African American research in the region.

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Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center

June 10 @ 5:30 PM EDT
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Join us for a lively evening celebrating history and community, and marking the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center’s first decade at New England Historic Genealogical Society Schedule of Events 5:30 pm EDT Reception hosted by Dammara Kovnats Hall of Jewish Cocktails 6:00 pm EDT Program Honoring Margot Stern Strom, Founder of Facing History and Ourselves, with the Tzedakah Lifetime Achievement Award In Conversation with Adam Strom, Co-Founder of Re-Imagining Migration Presenting Herbert Selesnick with the Volunteer Leadership Award

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Exhibitions

At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

“The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.”  -Demita Frazier (2021)   At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston in 1974 and co-publishing the landmark statement in 1977, Collective Co-Founder Demita Frazier remains eyes forward. And basic justice remains elusive. And capitalism’s chokehold tightens. And academic…

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Virtual Curator Talk: Art, Culture, and Adaptation with Elizabeth James Perry

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom presentation/New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill Rd.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Join Aquinnah Wampanoag, whaling descendant, and marine scientist Elizabeth James Perry as she discusses her exhibition and how it connects to her family history, Wampanoag culture, and 400-years of environmental change and adaptation. In this hour-long interactive discussion, Elizabeth, along with the Museum’s Curator of Social History Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes and other panelists, will share the importance of future generations taking an active role in exploring history, community connections, and awareness of and capacity for cultural adaptation to…

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Closing Reception of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns

May 30, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Pao Arts Center is proud to host Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns, an exhibition curated by queer Chinese American scholars, organizers, and artists Mei Lum, Diane Wong, and Huiying B. Chan. Join us for refreshments and to celebrate the closing of this exhibition. Homeward Bound centers narratives of home, community, and intergenerational resistance. The exhibition draws from four years of ethnographic research and oral history interviews with the Chinese diaspora that spans nine countries and 13 cities. The…

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Facebook Live Salem State Artifacts Showing

April 29, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tune into our Facebook channel at 1:30 on Wednesday April 29 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and…

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Faith in a City: Artist + Curator Talk

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $10

Join us at the Somerville Museum for a talk with some of the artists of the "Faith in a City" exhibit and producer/curator Charan Devereaux. Admission is $10, free for Somerville Museum members and members of participating congregations. More about "Faith in a City" "Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville. Massachusetts through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people…

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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part II

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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Faith in a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, Massachusetts

November 17, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $5

"Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people across the City. The project includes concerts, talks, panel discussions and an exhibit. "Faith in a City" includes some congregations near Somerville where local residents go to worship. Many thanks to Keyzom Bhutti, Boston Japanese Christian Church, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,…

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Beyond Jazz: A Gathering Place

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108-4620 United States
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$8 – $62

A new exhibit exploring how the African meeting House fortified Boston's 19th-century African American community by providing a space for cultural expression.

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Chinatown PhotoVoice Exhibition

September 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02111-1409 United States
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Free

Inside Chinatown features photography by eleven Chinatown community members who used photography to not only share the experiences, challenges, and successes found in their community, but also to author their own history of what it means to work and live in Boston's Chinatown. The exhibition is a culmination of six months of coursework where participants K.C., Qianying Guan, B.K., Barney Ko, Yingyan Liang, Kim Sit, Angela Soo Hoo, Heman Tang, Justine Wang, and Warren Wong learned about the neighborhood's history…

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“F/V Innovation” Exhibit

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-6318 United States
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$3 – $5

"F/V Innovation" is a new exhibit at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center that explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era. The Center is open Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

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