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Fall Weekend Research Getaway: Researching Female Ancestors

Where: 99-101 Newbury St, Boston, MA

When: October 18, 2012 9:00AM - October 20, 2012 5:00PM


 Uncover the wealth of materials available to researchers at the NEHGS Library during our Weekend Research Getaways. Each program features extended library hours, individual consultations, and themed lectures. Spend one, two, or three days devoted to your family history research under the guidance of NEHGS experts.

This year's Fall Weekend Research Getaway, “Researching Female Ancestors,” offers lectures focused on methods, techniques, and strategies for approaching the often challenging task of tracing the women in your family's history.


Thursday, October 18

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.          Welcome and introductions, continental breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.     Overview of NEHGS Collections, Judith Lucey 

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.      Using the NEHGS Library Catalog and Digital Library, Jean Maguire

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Personal Research and Consultations

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.             Library Tour (optional), Marie Daly

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.             Reception

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations

Friday, October 19

9:00 a.m.                   Fruit, Pastries, and Coffee

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.      Women’s Voices in the Archives: Finding your Female Ancestors in Manuscripts, Judith Lucey

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Personal Research and Consultations

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.          Light Dinner

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.         Personal Research and Consultations

Saturday, October 20

9:00 a.m.                  Fruit, Pastries, and Coffee

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.     Cluster Research for Identifying Maiden Names,  Rhonda McClure

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Personal Research and Consultations

*Schedule is subject to change


 Registration for this program is now closed. 


NEHGS members receive special rates on standard rooms at the Charlesmark Hotel on a space-available basis. The Charlesmark Hotel is a short three-block walk from NEHGS. Call 617-247-1212 or visit  Identify yourself as an NEHGS member and expect to show your membership card upon arrival.

Please note: The Fall Weekend Research Getaway takes place the same weekend as the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River. Please plan for increased traffic and high demand for hotels and parking.

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