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    NEHGS is pleased to offer online educational programs on a variety of topics. Below is a list of upcoming presentations. You can also view a list of all our in-person and online programs on our event calendar. Stay informed about forthcoming programs and open registration through The Weekly Genealogist—our weekly e-newsletter. Subscribe today! Note: The schedule below is subject to change.


    NEHGS Webinars are live, online seminars that you watch and hear from your computer or mobile device. Topics range in subject, but tend to focus on how to better use NEHGS resources, services, and educational opportunities. During the session, participants can write in questions, participate in polls, and engage in other ways. All NEHGS webinars are FREE and open to the public (unless otherwise stated) and are recorded for future viewing. Registration generally opens one month prior to the event date. When registration does open, you can signup for any of the events by clicking on the presentation title or “Register.” Space is limited and registration fills up quickly!
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    Access the Expertise at NEHGS from Home
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:00 EST (2:00 CST; 1:00 MST; 12:00 PST)
    Presented by: David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist, and Suzanne Stewart, Director of Research Services
    Level: All levels
    Audience: Anyone interested in research assistance

    Hit a brick wall in your research? Need help locating, accessing, or using records? Want to organize your family papers? The experts at NEHGS can help! Chief Genealogist David Lambert and Director of Research Services Suzanne Stewart will explain how our staff of experts can assist you through our email service Ask A Genealogist, consultations by phone or in person, and our research for hire program—all of which you can access from home. Cost: FREE Register today!

    Online Courses

    NEHGS Online Courses are in-depth, paid programs that may include multiple webinar presentations, handouts, readings, assessment, and access to event recordings. You must be an NEHGS member to register and participate in our online courses. Not a member? Join today! Some courses may have prerequisites—read the description carefully before registering. At this time we are unable to provide any refunds for online programs.

    Writing Your Family History: Let Word Work for You
    Saturday, June 14 3:00–5:00 EST (2:00 CST; 1:00 MST; 12:00 PST)
    Instructor: Penny Stratton, Publishing Director
    Level: Intermediate
    Audience: NEHGS members using Microsoft Word to write their family history

    Compiling your research into a published work can add years to your project—let Microsoft Word help! Learn how to maximize Word's existing functions to streamline your writing process and formatting. This course includes one, two-hour online seminar, exclusive access to a recording of the presentation, handouts and templates, and an in-depth Q&A session with the instructor. Cost: $30 Registration for this program is not yet open.


    1. What is the difference between NEHGS Webinars and Online Courses?
      Answer: NEHGS webinars are FREE, live events that tend to 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 consist of more support material and greater access to the instructor(s). Not a member? Join today!
    2. Do you need to be an NEHGS member to attend a webinar or online course?
      Answer: Anyone can register and attend our free webinars. Participation in online courses is a benefit of being a member to NEHGS and thus only active members may attend.
    3. How do I register for an event?
      Answer: You can register for an event by clicking on the presentation title above or the “Register” link after the presentation's description. You will be asked to enter your first and last name, your email address, and may be asked for some additional information. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the live broadcast.
    4. How do I attend a live webinar presentation?
      Answer: All information needed to join a live webinar presentation 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.
    5. What if I miss a webinar or online course session?
      All online programs are recorded for future viewing. Recorded webinars are posted to our Online Learning Center here 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 the event, please consult GoToWebinar's support service.

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