Boston, MA - January 19, 2013 - The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced today that staff genealogist David Allen Lambert was promoted to Chief Genealogist,giving him a more visible role for the non-profit genealogical society's growing membership and constituent base.
Lambert's new role as Chief Genealogist will give him more direct access to a growing number of beginner genealogists and hobbyists from all across the country who are interested in learning more about accessing and understanding the wide variety of resources available to conduct research. He'll be available for free to anyone with questions via the new "Ask a Genealogist"online portal on the NEHGS web site AmericanAncestors.org.
Additionally, Lambert is positioned in a more visible location at the NEHGS library in Boston. Patrons visiting NEHGS at their Newbury Street headquarters can now find David just inside the main entrance, greeting and welcoming patrons with questions and requests to get started with genealogy. NEHGS has seen a tremendous increase in new visitors and first-timers beginning their own family history research in recent years, and fully expects that trend to continue.
"NEHGS now has more than 65,000 members and registered users,and we're working to make sure we find the best possible ways to help serve them all," said Brenton Simons, NEHGS President and CEO."We've seen an increase in traffic to our library and having David available to these patrons - as well as our online visitors - is an important part of what NEHGS provides: expert assistance to everyone."
Lambert, who joined NEHGS in 1993, previously served as the NEHGS Online Genealogist. He has more than 25 years of research experience and has spoken at numerous national and regional conferences on a wide variety of topics. He has also appeared on several national and local television programs including most recently appearing on the PBS show, "History Detectives." He has particular interest in military research, ranging from Colonial Wars through Vietnam, as well as Native-American, Canadian, and New England research. Lambert is the author of five books, including "A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries."
For more information on NEHGS visit their website at AmericanAncestors.org.
Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the country's leading resource for family history research. We help family historians expand their knowledge, skill, and understanding of their family and its place in history. The NEHGS research center, located at 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, houses millions of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, microfilms,documents, records, and other original artifacts that date back more than four centuries. NEHGS staff includes some of the leading expert genealogists in the country, specializing in early American,Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian,African American, Native American, and Jewish genealogy. Our award-winning website, www.AmericanAncestors.org,provides access to more than 135 million searchable names in 3,000collections.