New England Historic Genealogical Society Annual Report

This Annual Stakeholder Report covering our 171st year highlights our institutional accomplishments of the last year, and announces exciting upcoming projects.

Our giving societies and circles (pp. 18–31), named after historic figures from our membership who embraced the goals and objectives of our work, include two Presidents, a First Lady, a Prime Minister of Great Britain, several statesmen, a famous nineteenth-century author, and distinguished genealogical figures.

This presentation and these designations capture just a small part of the noble efforts of generations of our predecessors upon whose good work we build today and whom we honored in Fiscal Year 2016 with special events. Our honorees at these events included performer Dame Angela Lansbury, political advisers James Carville and Mary Matalin, bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick, legendary television anchors David Hartman and Bob Schieffer, and, in our present fiscal year, historian and journalist Cokie Roberts. At each event we gave our guests powerful new views into their family legacies and heretofore unknown genealogical connections.

Please submit any comments, questions, or corrections to Jenna LaRiviere, at or 617-226-1215.