Research Tours and Programs

Travel with New England Historic Genealogical Society

When it's time to dig into the collections at libraries and repositories to uncover your family history, NEHGS can help. NEHGS offers guided research tours to locations in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles, as well as research programs at the NEHGS library in Boston. Each program includes intensive days devoted to research, one-on-one consultations, presentations by NEHGS genealogists and local experts, and social activities.Travel with NEHGS, access local knowledge, and explore your family's history with personalized assistance and guidance from our experts. To be added to the waiting list for a sold out program, please contact

Genealogical Skills Boot Camp

May 16 – May 18, 2019
Boston, MA

Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. This intensive three-day program will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle genealogical problems like a pro. Topics include: strategies for analyzing records, online research, breaking down genealogical brick walls, and more.Register today.

Spring Research Getaway

June 13 – June 15, 2019
Boston, MA

Escape to Boston for three days of research, one-on-one consultations, an orientation, and social events while exploring the rich offerings at the NEHGS research library and benefiting from the knowledge of expert genealogists. Register today.

Dublin, Ireland Research Tour

June 23 – June 30, 2019
Dublin, Ireland

Visit the treasures of Dublin’s many genealogical repositories, including the National Archives of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, Registry of Deeds, Valuation Office, Dublin City Archives, Trinity College, and more. Throughout the week, participants will discover each repository’s unique holdings through special orientations and tours, guided research, one-on-one consultations, and lectures. NOTE: Registrants must know where in Ireland their ancestor(s) came from. Extended! Register by March 31, 2019 to receive special discounts. Register today.

NEHGS Summer Institute for Advanced Researchers: Preserving Your Family History Papers

July 10 – July 13, 2019
Boston, MA

You’ve been researching your family history for years and have most likely amassed binders, notebooks, and boxes of genealogical notes, family papers, photographs, letters, and more. Learn how to organize and preserve these important family heirlooms for generations to come. In this four-day, intensive program, the archival experts at New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS will provide hands-on help to assess your collection for preservation needs, store and care for photographs and albums, manage your born-digital files, scan and digitize your materials, organize your collection, and even create a finding aid. Participants will transport a portion of their collection to NEHGS for processing during the program. Open to current NEHGS members only. Register by April 1, 2019 to receive special discounts. Register today.

Come Home to New England

August 6 – August 10, 2019
Boston, MA

NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for nearly 175 years. Our collections are international in scope and contain significant materials that cover the United States, especially New England and New York, as well as Canada and Europe. This research program provides the opportunity for you to “come home” to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to advance your research. Register by May 1, 2019 to receive special discounts. Register today.

Fall Research Getaway

October 17 – October 19, 2019
Boston, MA

Autumn in Boston is about bright foliage, pumpkin pie, and research! Discover the millions of genealogical resources at the NEHGS library and maximize your results with help from our experts. Register by July 1, 2019 to receive special discounts. Register today.

Salt Lake City Research Tour

November 3 – November 10, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah

Navigate the resources of the world’s largest genealogy library with the help of experts from American Ancestors. With nearly 40 years of experience leading researchers of all levels to Salt Lake City, you will benefit from special orientations and tutorials, one-on-one consultations, informative lectures, and more. Register by August 1, 2019 to receive special discounts. Register today.