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    Gain valuable research skills from the experts at NEHGS through how-to videos, archived webinars, lectures, and interviews.

     

    Archived Webinars

    Find Your Union Civil War Ancestor at NEHGS
    Live broadcast: August 21, 2014
    Presented by: David Allen Lambert
    Intended audience: Anyone with Union veteran ancestors
    Level: Beginner to intermediate Running Time: 1:04:49
    Description: 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 Database
    National Archives: Request Service Records and Pension Files

    Get the Most from the NEHGS Online Library Catalog
    Live broadcast: June 26, 2014
    Presented by: Anne Meringolo and Emily Baldoni
    Intended audience: Anyone using our online library catalog
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 1:07:41
    Description: 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 NEHGS
    Live broadcast: May 29, 2014
    Presented by: David Allen Lambert
    Intended audience:Anyone with New England ancestry
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 59:48
    Description: 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 Home
    Live broadcast: April 10, 2014
    Presented by: David Lambert and Suzanne Stewart
    Intended audience: Anyone looking for research assistance
    Level: All levels Running Time: 47:05
    Description: 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 NEHGS
    Live broadcast: March 25, 2014
    Presented by: Judy Lucey
    Level: Beginners Running Time: 1:09:46
    Description: 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 NEHGS
    Live broadcast: Feb. 15, 2014
    Presented by: David C. Dearborn
    Intended audience: Anyone with early New England roots
    Level: All levels Running Time: 1:03:34
    Description: 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 History
    Live broadcast: Jan. 29, 2014
    Presented by: Penny Stratton
    Intended audience: Anyone interested in writing and publishing their research
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 1:02:20
    Description: 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, 2014
    Presented by: Jean Maguire
    Intended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest Users
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 57:07
    Description: 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 II
    Live broadcast: Dec. 18, 2013
    Presented by: Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    Intended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest Users
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate Running Time: 61:42
    Description: 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 I
    Live broadcast: Nov. 20, 2013
    Presented by: Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    Intended audience: Members of NEHGS; Guest Users
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 43:57
    Description: 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 Databases
    Live broadcast: Nov. 6, 2013
    Presented by: Ellie Spinney and Sam Sturgis
    Intended audience: Guest Users of AmericanAncestors.org
    Level: Beginner Running Time: 51:02
    Description: 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.



    Video Lectures

    Technical Instructions: To watch the videos below you will need Macromedia Flash and Silverlight installed to run the lectures. When you click on the link you may be prompted to install either player. If prompted, click yes to allow the installation to run. If you are not prompted to install and you are still unable to see the lecture you can download the Flash player from the Macromedia website and the Silverlight player from the Silverlight website.

    getting startedGetting Started: Genealogy
    with Rhonda R. McClure
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 10:09
    Description: Learn tips and best practices for conducting research, choosing software programs, and filling out charts. Created in partnership with FamilySearch.

     

    using american ancestorsSearching AmericanAncestors.org
    with Ryan Woods
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 10:36
    Description: Learn tips and techniques for searching AmericanAncestors.org. Created in partnership with FamilySearch.

     

    getting started in Irish genealogy Getting Started:
    Irish Genealogy

    with Marie Daly
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 15:09
    Description: Learn tips and best practices for conducting Irish research. Created in partnership with FamilySearch
    Civil War in your family treeIdentifying Civil War Ancestors
    with David Allen Lambert
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 8:43
    Description: Learn the basics of finding and researching your Civil War ancestors. Created in partnership with FamilySearch.

    How-To Videos

    Searching JournalsSearch Journals on AmericanAncestors.org
    with Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 1:58, CC

     

    Saving SearchesSave Searches on AmericanAncestors.org
    with Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 1:38, CC

     

    Printing Records Print Records on AmericanAncestors.org
    with Andy Hanson-Dvoracek
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 2:09, CC

     

    How to Ahnentafel Number an Ahnentafel
    with Penny Stratton
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 2:39, CC
    Register Style Numbering Number in Register Style
    with Penny Stratton
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 3:39, CC

     

    torrey video Use Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700
    with David C. Dearborn
    Level: Beginner
    Running Time: 2:52, CC

     

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