April 20-22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel, BostonGovernor Michael S. Dukakis, Guest of HonorKeynote Speaker, Bryan SykesClick here for more information.
SOLD OUT!Saturday, April 21, 20122:00 pmReception and Celebration ofThe New England Historical and Genealogical RegisterHenry Hoff and Helen UllmannNew England Historic Genealogical Society99-101 Newbury Street, BostonSloane Education Center
The editor and associate editor will discuss developments during a decade of editing the Register. They will highlight the changes in the Register during the past decade and their outlook for the future. They will talk about what makes them accept some articles and reject others.
Saturday, April 21, 20123:00 pmReception and Celebration ofThe Great Migration Study Projectwith Robert Charles AndersonNew England Historic Genealogical Society99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
A foundation of early New England historical and genealogical research, the Great Migration Study Project has, since 1988, sought to create comprehensive biographical and genealogical accounts of all immigrants to New England from 1620 to 1643. Now in its 24th year, the Project has published two significant series, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1633 (3 vols.) and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634–1635 (7 vols.), and issued twenty years of The Great Migration Newsletter.
After an introduction by Register editor Henry Hoff, Project Director Robert Charles Anderson will speak on new discoveries he has made while researching the forthcoming Winthrop Fleet volume. He will talk about his perpetual search for patterns in the migration process, and reveal unexpected new insights into the process undergone by Winthrop and the other leaders in organizing the Great Migration. He will also discuss his vision for further expanding on this discovery of patterns to continue to add to our knowledge of the Great Migration.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:30 am – 5:00 pmColonial New England's Colorful History: A Special Opportunity with Historian Roger Thompson
Back Bay Events Center, 200 Berkeley Street, Boston MA
The first generations of New England colonists left surprisingly colorful stories behind in the records. During this special opportunity, colonial historian and scholar Roger Thompson will share his many years of research into the daily lives of early New Englanders, including in-depth studies of town settlement, religion, court records, crime and violence, the role of women, and the region’s relationship with England. In his books Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699; Divided We Stand: Watertown, Massachusetts, 1630-1680; Cambridge Cameos: Stories of Life in Seventeenth-Century New England; and his most recent work, published by NEHGS, From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692, Mr. Thompson uses rigorous scholarship to bring this vibrant world to life. The day will conclude with a retrospective on Mr. Thompson’s illustrious career exploring this fascinating period in our nation’s history.
Roger Thompson is emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, where he taught American Colonial History for thirty years. He has also taught at many other distinguished institutions, including Eton College and several major American universities. Mr. Thompson is the author of ten books on English and American early modern history. Fee: $85. Request a registration form at email@example.com or register online.