The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced today that its Newbury Street Press book, The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts, by Scott C. Steward and Christopher C. Child, has won another top honor. The American Society of Genealogists (ASG) awarded the Lowell book the Donald Lines Jacobus Award. The book marks the first full treatment of the Lowell family since an 1899 genealogy written by Delmar R. Lowell.
Former Governor Mike Dukakis and wife Kitty made the scene at the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s annual dinner at the Four Seasons. The couple was presented with a detailed genealogical history of their families by NEHGS president D. Brenton Simons. Coincidentally, Dukakis and his wife are just back from a trip tracing their family histories. (For him, that meant the Greek Islands, and for her it was Hungary, France, and Germany.) Guests included Dukakis’s onetime political rival John Sears, Susan Sloan, John Cabot, Henry Lee, and Bill Crozier.
NEHGS participated in the Highland Street Foundation's 3rd Annual Free Fun Friday summer series, which offered free access to the research center on Friday, July 8th 2011. Some of the highlights were free library tours, information on getting started with your own family history research, one-on-one consultations with our expert staff, “Kids’ Zone” for children, discounts on publications and membership, and many other special perks.
NEHGS announced the opening of a newly designed and constructed front garden entrance at its 99-101 Newbury Street research center during a ribbon cutting held on Monday, June 27th.
Book Published by NEHGS Highlights Kate’s American Cousins, Which Include President, General, Comedienne.
This morning, NEHGS was featured on the Ellen Show and TheBostonChannel.com. Comedian talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and soon-to-be princess of United Kingdom Kate Middleton are, in fact, related.
An article by Jonathan Soroff about NEHGS and the expert help he received from Director of Research Services Rhonda McClure.
Maureen Taylor discusses her latest book, The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation. A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images, primarily daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and carte des visite paper photographs of the Revolutionary War generation.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is pleased to announceits new publication, The History of the Brigham Family: Descendants of Thomas Brigham, the first comprehensive treatment of this significant American family in nearly one hundred years.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston has discovered that Burlington, Massachusetts native and Saturday Night Live Alum Amy Poehler has some interesting family ties that date back to early New England history.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced a new collaboration that brings together three Boston-area organizations dedicated to the research, understanding, and education of African American family history.