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Come Home to New England - August

Where: 99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA

When: August 5, 2013 9:00AM - August 10, 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, August 5

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, August 6

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Research Services Case Study, Suzanne Stewart

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

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


Wednesday, August 7

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Researching Revolutionary War Ancestors, David Allen Lambert

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


Thursday, August 8

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Using DNA in Your Research, Christopher Child

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

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


Friday, August 9

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Genealogical Writing Made Easier, Penny Stratton

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

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


Saturday, August 10

9:15 a.m.                           Lecture: Migrations Out of New England, Rhonda McClure

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

 Schedule is subject to change.


Register online


This program is now sold out. Please call 617-226-1226 for more information.


Cancellation policy

 Written cancellations received before June 15, 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 Identify yourself as an NEHGS member and expect to show your membership card upon arrival.



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