Online Classes

Attend classes from your home

NEHGS offers online educational programs on a variety of topics. Watch archived webinars, videos, and more. Note: The schedule below is subject to change.

Webinars

New York Resources at NEHGS

Chris Child

Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:00 EST (2:00 CST; 1:00 MST; 12:00 PST)
Presented by: Chris Child
Level: All levels
Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

Finding information about your New York ancestors can be tricky. Learn what resources are available at NEHGS and on AmericanAncestors.org and gain valuable research tips from genealogist and New York expert, Chris Child. Register today!

Digital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS-NEA

Sally BennyStephanie Call

Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 EST (2:00 CST; 1:00 MST; 12:00 PST)
Presented by: Sally Benny and Stephanie Call
Level: All levels
Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

NEHGS and the American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives has partnered to digitize and make accessible unique manuscript items, including unpublished family papers, diaries and account books, ledgers, letters, and more. Learn about our joint digitization program and how to access these important digital collections from home. Registration for this event is not yet open.

Request a Webinar for Your Group

Hire one of our experts to present to your group on a subject of your choosing! Our custom webinars allow members of your group to hear and watch a presentation in real time, interact with a genealogical expert, type in questions and receive verbal responses, and have exclusive access to a recording of the presentation.

Each custom webinar is $250, lasts one hour, and can serve a maximum of 500 individual registrants. Webinars may be scheduled for anytime between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST on Wednesdays. Requests must be made at least 6-8 weeks prior to the intended event date. Contact education@nehgs.org or call 617-226-1226 to book your webinar.

Online Courses

Effective German Research: Records, Resources, and Repositories

Instructor: Rhonda R. McClure
Wednesdays, July 15, 22, and 29, 6:00–7:30 pm EDT (5:00 CDT; 4:00 MDT; 3:00 PDT)
Audience: NEHGS members; beginning and intermediate level researchers

Germans have been emigrating to America since the seventeenth century and today are the largest self-reported ancestry group living in the country. No matter when your ancestors arrived in the U.S., this three-session online course will teach you how to trace your German ancestry. You will discover key records, resources, and repositories, while gaining important skills and strategies for finding your ancestors. Topics include: migration patterns, finding German origins, deciphering records and German script, records, and online resources. Cost: $75 Register today!

Can't attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least one month after the final broadcast.

FAQs

NEHGS webinars are FREE, live events that provide an overview of the resources, expertise, and educational opportunities available at NEHGS. They are open to anyone. Online Courses are paid, in-depth programs available only to active NEHGS members and offer more support material and greater access to the instructor(s). Not a member? Join today!

Anyone can register and attend our free webinars. Participation in online courses is a benefit of NEHGS membership and thus only active members may enroll.

Register for an event by clicking on the program title above or the “Register” link. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the live broadcast.

All information needed to join a live webinar is included in your confirmation email sent upon registration. You will receive the same information by email one day and one hour before the presentation. Note: Log on 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to download the Citrix Online Launcher.

All online programs are recorded for future viewing. Recorded webinars are posted to our Online Learning Center and may be viewed by anyone. Recordings of online courses are available only to registered participants of a given course.

If you have technical difficulties during an event, please consult GoToWebinar’s support service.