Research Tours and Programs

Travel with NEHGS

When it's time to dig into the collections at libraries and repositories to uncover your family history, NEHGS can help. NEHGS offers guided research tours to locations in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles, as well as research programs at the NEHGS library in Boston. Each program includes intensive days devoted to research, one-on-one consultations, presentations by NEHGS genealogists and local experts, and social activities.Travel with NEHGS, access local knowledge, and explore your family's history with personalized assistance and guidance from our experts.

2015 Research Tours

Washington, D.C.

February 22 – March 1, 2015

Discover family history resources in the nation’s capital with NEHGS. Visit the National Archives and Records Administration, the Daughters of the American Revolution Library, and the Library of Congress during this week of guided research, individual consultations, lectures, and group events.

Hartford, Connecticut

April 7 – 12, 2015

Explore the repositories of Hartford at the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Historical Society. NEHGS staff and local experts will provide consultations, lectures, and the information you need to get the most out of Hartford’s genealogical resources.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

June 21 – 28, 2015

Join NEHGS for our second trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and delve into the resources at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and other repositories. Track down your ancestors in Northern Ireland through individual consultations, educational opportunities, and expert assistance.

Salt Lake City, Utah

October 25 – November 1

Experience the world’s largest library for genealogy and family history as NEHGS returns to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library for our thirty-seventh annual research tour. Activities include individual consultations with NEHGS genealogists, lectures, and other special events.

2015 Research Programs

The NEHGS research library in Boston holds millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our history. Travel to our headquarters and explore the treasures within the NEHGS collections, with personalized assistance and guidance from our expert staff.

Come Home to New England

August 4 – 8, 2015

For more than thirty years, researchers have learned with NEHGS during Come Home to New England, an intensive workshop offering lectures, guided research, extended library hours, and one-on-one consultations. NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for 170 years. Our collections are international in scope and contain significant materials that cover the United States, especially New England and New York, as well as Canada and Europe. This rigorous research program provides the opportunity for you to “come home” to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to find your family.

Research Getaway

October 15 – 17, 2015

Escape to NEHGS for three days of research, consultations, lectures, and social events while exploring the rich offerings of the NEHGS research library and benefiting from the knowledge of expert genealogists.