New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) to Present “Making America: Researching Early New England and Revolutionary War Ancestors” in Carlsbad, California

From Pilgrims to Patriots: Explore Your Early American Roots with America’s Founding Genealogical Society

June 22, 2016—Carlsbad, California—Experts from the New England Historic Genealogical Society ( in Boston are traveling to southern California to give a full day seminar on how to research pilgrim and patriot ancestors. More than 35 million people worldwide can claim a genetic tie to Mayflower passengers and many more can claim descendancy from a soldier or officer of the American Revolution. But tracing and documenting that connection is not without its challenges. Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton from America’s founding genealogical society will deliver a series of illustrated lectures that walk participants through using genealogical resources for early New England, researching revolutionary war soldiers, applying to lineage societies, finding occupations of early ancestors, and more. This seminar “Making America: Researching Early New England and Revolutionary War Ancestors” will be held at a unique venue where east coast meets west coast—the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum.

Boston’s original Green Dragon Tavern was known as the headquarters of the Revolution where the Sons of Liberty, Boston Committee of Correspondence, and the Boston Caucus met to discuss the future of our soon-to-be nation. The Boston tea party was planned there and Paul Revere rode from the tavern to Lexington on his famous ride. In 1854, this place of historic significance was demolished.

Today the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, California promotes and celebrates our country's heritage and reconnects guests with the life events and contributions of our founders. Exhibits feature authentic original documents, newspapers, and letters from the era and depict the life, times, and perspectives of those who shaped our great country. It is fitting that the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum will also be the location where New England Historic Genealogical Society will reconnect attendees to their own early American origins.

Seminar Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Admission: $85 includes five lectures, lunch, and evening reception; $30 reception only
Time: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Registration info: More information: 617-226-1226

About American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society

The founding genealogical society in America, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) was established in 1845. Today it has a national collecting scope and serves more than 150,000 constituents through an award-winning website, Since 1845, NEHGS has been the country’s leading comprehensive resource for genealogists and family historians of every skill level. Today NEHGS provides constituents with worldwide access to some of the most important and valuable research tools anywhere.

American Ancestors is the public brand and user experience of NEHGS representing the expertise and resources available for family historians of all levels when researching their origins across the country and around the world. NEHGS’s resources, expertise, and service are unmatched in the field and their leading staff of on-site and online genealogists includes experts in early American, Irish, English, Scottish, Italian, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, Chinese, and Jewish research. Expert assistance is available to members and nonmembers in a variety of ways. The NEHGS library and archive, located at 99-101 Newbury Street in downtown Boston, is home to more than 28 million items, including manuscript documents, genealogical records, books, photographs, and other items dating back hundreds of years.

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