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Garden and Façade Unveiled

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Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, June 27, 2011, The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston, Carolyn Lynch, Vice Chairman of the NEHGS Board of Trustees, and Brenton Simons, NEHGS President and CEO, presided over the unveiling of the new front garden and entrance at the NEHGS headquarters on Newbury Street in Boston.

Eric B. Schultz, Chairman of the NEHGS Board of Trustees, David A. Bruce, NEHGS Councilor, Holly McGrath and David McGrath of the Highland Street Foundation, NEHGS Garden and Façade Study Committee members Virginia Whitman Koster and Kelly McCoulf, along with State Rep. Byron Rushing and a large group of cheerful-onlookers gathered to celebrate the beautiful new entryway -- witnessing the long-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony, graciously preformed by Mayor Menino.

This historic moment is also mentioned in the Back Bay Patch, and The Boston Globe.


Learn more about the progress of the garden and façade project.

Learn more about the Stedman DNA Study

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DNA SequenceNEHGS is actively seeking a living agnate patrilineal descendant of Isaac Stedman (1605-1678) to voluntarily take a complimentary Y-Chromosome DNA test for comparison purposes with what may be another branch of the same family. Isaac Stedman was a native of Biddenden, Kent, England, who married Elizabeth Winchester and came to Massachusetts in 1635 on the Abigail and settled in Boston. Isaac and Elizabeth had three sons – Nathaniel, Isaac, and Thomas who left numerous male descendants into the 1800s.

Please contact NEHGS staff member Christopher Child at or by phone at

Visit NEHGS in Burbank, CA

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Join NEHGS staff members, volunteers, and friends at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree in Burbank, CA, June 10-12, 2011, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Browse new NEHGS publications for sale, chat with Brenton Simons (President and CEO), David Allen Lambert (Online Genealogist), Gary Boyd Roberts (Senior Research Scholar Emeritus), Tom Champoux, and Kelly McCoulf at the NEHGS booth in the Jamboree exhibition hall, bring your charts and discuss your ancestry, and attend informative NEHGS lectures. For information on how to register, please visit


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