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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!
    Watch recordings of previous webinars.

    Find Your Union Civil War Ancestor at NEHGS
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:00 EDT (2:00 CDT; 1:00 MDT; 12:00 PDT)
    Presented by: David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist
    Level: All levels
    Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

    If you know of or even suspect that one of your ancestors may have served in the Union Army during the Civil War, you can find a wealth of materials at NEHGS. Join Civil War expert, David Allen Lambert as he provides a step-by-step look at researching your Civil War ancestors at NEHGS, an overview of the resources and records you're likely to encounter, and suggestions for other repositories to consult. Registration for this program is not yet open.

    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 & Publishing Your Family History
    Saturdays, July 12 and 19 3:00–4:30 EDT (2:00 CDT; 1:00 MDT; 12:00 PDT)
    Instructor: Penny Stratton, Publishing Director
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Audience: NEHGS members

    Learn how to transform your research into a publication that can be shared with family, the genealogical community, and future generations. This course includes two 90-minute online seminars, exclusive access to a recording of each presentation, handouts, templates, homework assignments, and Q&A sessions with the instructor. Topics include: choosing a format, the writing process, adding narrative, standards in citations, the editorial process, and finishing touches. This course will not go into detail regarding book design or specific functions of your word processing or layout software. Cost: $50 Register today!
    Building Your Genealogical Skills
    Saturdays, August 9, 16, and 23 3:00–4:30 EDT (2:00 CDT; 1:00 MDT; 12:00 PDT)
    Instructor: Rhonda R. McClure, Genealogist
    Level: Beginner
    Audience: NEHGS members

    With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. Certainly you'll learn along the way and devise your own methods, but it's also easy to become overwhelmed and form bad habits. Whether you are new to genealogy, want to refresh your skills, or learn best practices, this course will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research. Topics include: how to record your findings, strategies for analyzing records, online research, and more. This course includes, three 90-minute seminars, exclusive access to a recording of each presentation, handouts, assessment, and in-depth Q&A sessions with the instructor.Cost: $65 Register today!


    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.

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