Online Classes

Attend classes from your home

NEHGS offers online educational programs on a variety of topics. Watch archived webinars, videos, and more. Note: The schedule below is subject to change.

Webinars

Using the US Federal Census

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00 pm eastern time
Presented by: Lindsay Fulton
Level: All levels
Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

The US Federal Census is often the go-to resource for family historians researching ancestors from the 19th and 20th centuries. To get the most out of this resource, however, it’s important to understand the record’s context, specific search tips, and shortcomings. Join Genealogist Lindsay Fulton for an overview of the Federal Census and the varying information found in each and gain valuable search techniques for using this important resource. Register today!

Digital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS-NEA

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:00 pm eastern time
Presented by: Sally Benny and Stephanie Call
Level: All levels
Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

NEHGS and the American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives has partnered to digitize and make accessible unique manuscript items, including unpublished family papers, diaries and account books, ledgers, letters, and more. Learn about our joint digitization program and how to access these important digital collections from home. Register today!

Request a Webinar for Your Group

Hire one of our experts to present to your group on a subject of your choosing! Our custom webinars allow members of your group to hear and watch a presentation in real time, interact with a genealogical expert, type in questions and receive verbal responses, and have exclusive access to a recording of the presentation.

Each custom webinar is $250, lasts one hour, and can serve a maximum of 500 individual registrants. Webinars may be scheduled for anytime between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST on Wednesdays. Requests must be made at least 6-8 weeks prior to the intended event date. Contact education@nehgs.org or call 617-226-1226 to book your webinar.

Online Courses

exclusively for NEHGS members

Writing and Publishing Your Family History

Instructors: Experts from the NEHGS Publications Team
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, and 27, February 3, 10, 2016, 6:00–7:30 pm EDT (5:00 CDT; 4:00 MDT; 3:00 PDT)
Audience: NEHGS members; beginning and intermediate level researchers

Why is it important to write your family history? Think about the legacy you will be leaving if you write and publish your own family research: not only a legacy for current and future family members, but an important resource for current and future genealogical researchers. The ease and affordability of digital printing give you all the more reason to write and publish! This 5-week course led by the experts at NEHGS will provide you with a step-by-step approach to turning your raw data into an illustrated narrative, Register style genealogy, or ahnentafel. Topics include: choosing a genealogical format, getting the most out of Microsoft Word, adding citations, indexing, layout, and final steps in self-publishing. Cost: $115 Register today!

Can't attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least one month after the final broadcast.

Using New England Land, Court, and Probate Records

Instructor: David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist
Wednesdays, March 16, 23, and 30, 2016, 6:00–7:30 pm EDT (5:00 CDT; 4:00 MDT; 3:00 PDT)
Audience: NEHGS members; beginning and intermediate level researchers

Land, Court, and Probate records contain key information that can connect generations, confirm family groups, provide vital data, and build the stories of your ancestors. Join Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert to learn how to get the most out of these important resources. This three-week course will focus on New England resources from the 17th century to present day, but many of the strategies and methods discussed can be applied to other regions of the country. Cost: $85 Register today!

Can't attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least one month after the final broadcast.

FAQs

NEHGS webinars are FREE, live events that provide an overview of the resources, expertise, and educational opportunities available at NEHGS. They are open to anyone. Online Courses are paid, in-depth programs available only to active NEHGS members and offer more support material and greater access to the instructor(s). Not a member? Join today!

Anyone can register and attend our free webinars. Participation in online courses is a benefit of NEHGS membership and thus only active members may enroll.

Register for an event by clicking on the program title above or the “Register” link. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the live broadcast.

All information needed to join a live webinar is included in your confirmation email sent upon registration. You will receive the same information by email one day and one hour before the presentation. Note: Log on 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to download the Citrix Online Launcher.

All online programs are recorded for future viewing. Recorded webinars are posted to our Online Learning Center and may be viewed by anyone. Recordings of online courses are available only to registered participants of a given course.

If you have technical difficulties during an event, please consult GoToWebinar’s support service.