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Come Home to New England

Where: 99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA

When: August 12, 2014 9:00AM - August 16, 2014 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 genealogy explorations. Participants also enjoy group meals and social events, making every moment of this special program a chance to learn more about your family history.

Monday, August 11: Special opportunity - Exploring the Old Connecticut Path (additional fees apply)

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Tuesday, August 12

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

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

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

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                Library Tour (optional)

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


Wednesday, August 13

9:15 a.m.                                           Lecture: Research Strategies for Upstate New York, Henry Hoff

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


Thursday, August 14

9:15 a.m.                                           Lecture: Migrations between New England and Atlantic Canada, David Allen Lambert

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


3:00 - 4:00p.m.                              Lecture: Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives, Judi Garner and Stephanie Call

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



Friday, August 15


9:15 a.m.                                           Lecture: Overview of Connecticut Resources: At NEHGS and Elsewhere, Chris Child

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

 3:30 - 4:30 p.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 16


9:15 a.m.                                           Lecture: Mobile Applications for Genealogy, Alice Kane

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


*Schedule is subject to change


Register online: This program is SOLD OUT. Please send an email to to be placed on a waiting list.

Early Registration $675 

(received on or before June 13, 2014)  

Standard Registration $750 (per person) 

(received after June 13, 2014)

Non-Researching Guest $100 

(includes reception and dinner only) 

Accommodation Information

Please note the Come Home to New England registration is exclusive of hotel accommodations. NEHGS members receive discounted room rates as available at the Charlesmark Hotel, located three short blocks from the library. The Charlesmark can be reached at 617-247-1212 or at Please identify yourself as an NEHGS member when contacting the Charlesmark for reservations, and expect to show your NEHGS membership card upon arrival.

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received before July 18, 2014 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.

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