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Gain valuable research skills from the experts at NEHGS through how-to videos, archived webinars, lectures, and interviews.
Find Your Union Civil War Ancestor at NEHGS Live broadcast: August 21, 2014Presented by: David Allen LambertIntended audience: Anyone with Union veteran ancestorsLevel: Beginner to intermediate Running Time: 1:04:49Description: Learn how to research your Union veteran ancestors. For a list of essential resources and for more tips, read David's article "Strategies for Tracing Union Civil War Veterans" (American Ancestors 12 [Fall 2011]). Links mentioned in the lecture:National Park Service: Soldiers and Sailors DatabaseNational Archives: Request Service Records and Pension Files
Get the Most from the NEHGS Online Library Catalog Live broadcast: June 26, 2014Presented by: Anne Meringolo and Emily BaldoniIntended audience: Anyone using our online library catalogLevel: Beginner Running Time: 1:07:41Description: Join Technical Services Manager Anne Meringolo and Technical Services Librarian Emily Baldoni as they show you how to get the most out of the NEHGS online library catalog. Learn how to search for resources, organize your research, borrow e-books, and access digital editions and manuscripts—all through our online catalog.
New England Vital Records at NEHGSLive broadcast: May 29, 2014Presented by: David Allen LambertIntended audience:Anyone with New England ancestryLevel: Beginner Running Time: 59:48Description: Most New England towns began recording births, marriages, and deaths soon after settlement. In this webinar, Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert introduces you to the New England vital record databases on AmericanAncestors.org, providing basic search tips. He also discusses additional resources available at our library and offers tips for finding VR substitutes.
Access the Expertise at NEHGS from HomeLive broadcast: April 10, 2014Presented by: David Lambert and Suzanne StewartIntended audience: Anyone looking for research assistanceLevel: All levels Running Time: 47:05Description: Learn how the experts at NEHGS can help you with your research. Chief Genealogist David Lambert and Director of Research Services Suzanne Stewart 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.
Irish Resources at NEHGSLive broadcast: March 25, 2014Presented by: Judy LuceyLevel: Beginners Running Time: 1:09:46Description: Discover what Irish resources await you at NEHGS—both on-site and online, plus, gain a basic understanding of the concepts essential to Irish research. For online versions of "General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland" (mentioned in the lecture) visit: irish-place-names.com and leitrim-roscommon.com. For Northern Ireland place names: placenamesni.org.
Find Your 17th-c. New England Ancestors with NEHGSLive broadcast: Feb. 15, 2014Presented by: David C. DearbornIntended audience: Anyone with early New England rootsLevel: All levels Running Time: 1:03:34Description: Learn the basics of researching your early New England ancestors (1601-1700) using NEHGS resources—both onsite and online. Join Senior Genealogist David Dearborn as he discusses key reference works, records, and databases available to NEHGS members and guest users.
Ten Steps to Writing & Publishing Your Family HistoryLive broadcast: Jan. 29, 2014Presented by: Penny StrattonIntended audience: Anyone interested in writing and publishing their researchLevel: Beginner Running Time: 1:02:20Description: Whether you are just starting your research or wrapping up years of genealogical investigation, you're probably thinking about how to share your findings with family, the greater genealogical community, and generations to come. Consider writing a book! This webinar will give a brief overview of the key steps to writing and publishing your family history.
Get the Most from NEHGS . . . from Home!Live broadcast: Jan. 22, 2014Presented by: Jean MaguireIntended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest UsersLevel: Beginner Running Time: 57:07Description: Even if you don't live in the Boston-area, you can still access the expertise and resources at NEHGS from the comfort of your own home. Learn about online educational opportunities, digital collections and resources, services, and support.
Maximize Your AmericanAncestors.org Search Results, Part IILive broadcast: Dec. 18, 2013Presented by: Andy Hanson-DvoracekIntended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest UsersLevel: Beginner to Intermediate Running Time: 61:42Description: Get more from your AmericanAncestors.org database searches in the second part of this webinar series. Join NEHGS Web Content Coordinator, Andy Hanson-Dvoracek as he discusses tips for searching journals and periodicals, using wildcards, and more.
Maximize Your AmericanAncestors.org Search Results, Part ILive broadcast: Nov. 20, 2013Presented by: Andy Hanson-DvoracekIntended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest UsersLevel: Beginner Running Time: 43:57Description: Discover what digital collections await you on AmericanAncestors.org and how best to search them. NEHGS Web Content Coordinator, Andy Hanson-Dvoracek, will guide you through some basic search techniques to help maximize your results.
Expand Your Research Using NEHGS Online DatabasesLive broadcast: Nov. 6, 2013Presented by: Ellie Spinney and Sam SturgisIntended audience: Guest Users of AmericanAncestors.orgLevel: Beginner Running Time: 51:02Description: NEHGS offers more than 15 free databases—plus monthly access to select databases—to guest users of AmericanAncestors.org. Learn more about these incredible free resources, how to get the most out of your online search, and what additional benefits you receive as an NEHGS member.
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