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.
2015 Research Tours
Washington, D.C.—SOLD OUT
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—SOLD OUT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Heritage Tours
Scotland Sublime: Great Houses & Gardens of the Scottish Borders—SOLD OUT
June 4 – 10, 2015
The exclusive tour, "Scotland Sublime: Great Houses and Gardens of the Scottish Borders," will be led by renowned country house expert Curt DiCamillo, editor of the DiCamillo Companion.
Based at The Roxburghe on the Floors Castle Estate, seat of the Duke of Roxburghe, we will have an exceptional tour of the Scottish Borders, home to some of the country's finest houses and gardens. The largest castle in Scotland, Floors is a magnificent ducal residence filled with room after room of treasures. At Mellerstain, we will see one of Robert Adam's Neoclassical masterpieces, and while at Dalmeny House, home of the Earl of Rosebery, we will peruse one of the largest collections of Napoleonic memorabilia in the world, admire paintings by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds, Lawrence, and experience the Rothschild collection of eighteenth-century French furniture. Other exclusive visits will include Sir Walter Scott's iconic and recently restored Abbotsford, and the splendid Traquair, continuously occupied for almost 1,000 years and the originator of the Scottish Baronial style.