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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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    Sharing Your Family History: Ideas from NEHGS
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:00 EDT (2:00 CDT; 1:00 MDT; 12:00 PDT)
    Presented by: Penny Stratton, Publishing Director
    Level: All levels
    Audience: NEHGS members and guest users

    With the holidays upon us, you may be thinking of different ways to share your family history findings with your family. Join publishing expert Penny Stratton, as she provides tips for organizing your materials for a variety of formats: from home-produced documents to photobooks to Register-style publications to simple online presentations. She’ll include examples from our library and archives. 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.

    Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England—SOLD OUT!
    Thursdays, October 23 & 30; November 6, 13, and 20 2:00–4:00 EDT (1:00 CDT; 12:00 MDT; 11:00 PDT)
    Instructor: Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, Director of the Great Migration study project
    Audience: NEHGS members

    The sketches published in the Great Migration volumes have generally not probed too deeply into the backgrounds of the seventeenth-century immigrants. They may identify where each immigrant lived at the time of migration, but not why they chose to leave England. It may be surprising to learn that the motivations of many of these early immigrants can be traced back a number of generations, to the early days of the English Reformation.

    In this online course, Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, Director of the Great Migration Study Project, will explore these deep roots of the Puritan migration to New England. The first two lectures will set the background for the English Reformation and the remaining lectures will cover the century following the appearance of that movement, approximately one decade at a time. Each lecture will conclude with a prospective look at how these events would later affect the migrations of the 1620s and 1630s.

    This course includes five two-hour classes (each discussing three lecture topics); exclusive access to a dynamic course page with handouts, recordings of each presentation, timelines, and more; and in-depth Q&A sessions with the instructor. If you are unable to attend any or all of the live broadcasts, please note that all lectures will be recorded and posted to the course page so that participants may review the material according to their own schedule. Students have access to the course page until 12/31/2014.

    Cost: $115 This event is SOLD OUT.


    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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