Conversations with D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO

Dates of event
October 19, 2021

The Antiquarto, Episode 8: Conversation with Kyle Hurst, Senior Genealogist of Newbury Street Press

Interview with Kyle Hurst, Senior Genealogist for the Newbury Street Press, about her work researching and writing family histories.

The Antiquarto, Episode 7: Conversation with Julian Radcliffe and Lost Art

September 9, 2021

Brenton Simons interviews Julian Radcliffe, British businessman and the founder and chairman of the Art Loss Register, about his work in investigating and recovering lost art, and documenting art frauds and forgeries.

The Antiquarto, Episode 6: Celebrating 175 Years of NEHGS

July 5, 2021

Brenton Simons and Assistant Publishing Director Cécile Engeln look back at the 175-year history of American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society through their collaboration on the book, "The Family Album: A Visual History of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1845–2020."

The Antiquarto, Episode 5: Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon

April 29, 2021

Brenton Simons and Curator of Special Collections Curt DiCamillo chat with Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon, about Powderham Castle, family treasures, and his role in the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing.

The Antiquarto, Episode 3, Part 2: Conversation with Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland

February 6, 2021

D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO and Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections at American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society welcome Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland.

The Antiquarto, Episode 3, Part 1: 21st Century Duchess with Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland

February 6, 2021

D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO and Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections at American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society welcome Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland as she presents "21st Century Duchess" for American Ancestors members.

The Antiquarto, Episode 2: D. Brenton Simons interviewed by Christian Di Spigna and J. L. Bell

January 5, 2021

Historians Christian Di Spigna and J. L. Bell of the Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society interview D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society, about his book Witches, Rakes  and Rogues, the collections at NEHGS, and trends in genealogical research.

The Antiquarto, Episode 1: D. Brenton Simons in conversation with Curt DiCamillo

December 14, 2020

Join D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society for a conversation with architectural historian and NEHGS Curator, Curt DiCamillo as they discuss some of the highlights in the fine art collection at New England Historic Genealogical Society.

D. Brenton Simons

President And CEO

D. Brenton Simons has changed the face of nonprofit-based genealogy in America and beyond by bringing the best scholarship to millions of users for more than fifteen years as President and CEO of American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society. He has overseen an historic expansion of the organization ― the founding genealogical institution in America ― which now serves more than 355,000 members in 139 countries, and millions of online users, with 1.6 billion records at AmericanAncestors.org.

D. Brenton Simons