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. To be added to the waiting list for a sold out program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Research Tours
March 7-12, 2016
Explore the repositories of Hartford including 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. Learn more.
April 8-16, 2016
Experience one of the largest family history conferences in the world—Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE—and spend a week of intensive research at some of England’s most important genealogical repositories. Visit the British Library, the National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists, attend lectures, and receive one-on-one research assistance. Learn more.
May 15-22, 2016
Join NEHGS for our inaugural research tour to New York City! The Big Apple can be a genealogist’s paradise—you just need to know where to look. We’ll research at the New York Public Library, the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and the Municipal Archives. In addition to lectures and consultations, we’ll make group visits to the Tenement Museum, Ellis Island, and other cultural gems Learn more.
May 22-26, 2016
Explore the New York State Library and the New York State Archives. Now in its fifth year, this popular tour includes one-on-one consultations, lectures, and group meals. Learn more.
October 30-November 6, 2016
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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-eighth annual research tour. Activities include individual consultations with NEHGS genealogists, lectures, and other special events. Learn more.
2016 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.
February 25 – 27, 2016
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. Learn more.
August 9-13, 2016
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. Learn more.
July 16-24, 2016
Between King Philip's War in 1675-76 and the fall of Quebec in 1759 almost 1,000 captives—soldiers and civilians, men, women, and children—were taken by Natives and French from the New England frontier to Canada. Join NEHGS and Donald Friary—experienced tour leader, historian, and former Executive Director of Historic Deerfield—on a once-in-a-lifetime tour that traces the captives’ route north and recounts the story of their lives and fates.
Whether you are a descendant of the captives, want to learn first hand about Native American culture and New England history, or simply wish to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the St. Lawrence valley in lovely July weather—this will be an unforgettable journey! Register by February 15, 2016 to receive a special discount!