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Come Home to New England - June

Where: 99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA

When: June 17, 2013 9:00AM - June 22, 2013 5:00PM



One of NEHGS's most popular programs, Come Home to New England is an intensive week of family history discovery at NEHGS headquarters in downtown Boston. Staff experts provide individual consultations and useful lectures to guide researchers of all levels in their family history explorations. Participants also enjoy group meals and social events, making every moment of this fun-filled week a chance to learn more about your family history.


Monday, June 17  

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.            Welcome and Introductions

10:00 -10:40a.m.             Lecture: Overview of NEHGS Collections, Judith Lucey 

10:45 - 11:15a.m.            Lecture: Using the NEHGS Library Catalog and Digital Library, Jean Maguire

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Library Tour

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Consultations and Research

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.               Welcome Reception

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.               Extended Library Hours

Tuesday, June 18

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Irish Immigration to Boston, Marie Daly

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

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.               Extended Library Hours

Wednesday, June 19

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Clues and Context: What Social History Can Tell You about Your Family History, Jean Maguire

10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.     Consultations and Research                       

Thursday, June 20

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Searching (Advanced), David Allen Lambert

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

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.       Extended Library Hours

Friday, June 21

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Torrey's New England Marriages, David Dearborn

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

3:00 - 4:30p.m.               Optional Lecture (Topic TBD), Gary Boyd Roberts

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.               Closing Dinner, Treat Rotunda, 1st Floor

7:00 - 9:00p.m.               Extended Library Hours

Saturday, June 22

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Using Manuscripts in Your Research, Judith Lucey

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


Register online

 Registration for this program is now closed.


 Cancellation policy

Written cancellations received before May 25, 2013, will be subject to a $100 per person cancellation fee. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation.There is no refund for services or portions of the program not taken, or for participants who do not complete the program.



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 yourself as an NEHGS member and expect to show your membership card upon arrival.

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