Online Classes

Attend classes from your home

NEHGS offers online educational programs on a variety of topics. Watch archived webinars, videos, and more. Note: The schedule below is subject to change.

Webinars

Free and open to the public

A Guide to Connecticut Resources

Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Claire Ammon, CG
Level: All levels

Connecticut has a wealth of information available to researchers, ranging from the seventeenth-century to present day. Join genealogist Claire Ammon, CG, to learn what resources are available, while gaining valuable research tips. Register today!

Request a Webinar for Your Group

Hire one of our experts to present to your group on a subject of your choosing! Our custom webinars allow members of your group to hear and watch a presentation in real time, interact with a genealogical expert, type in questions and receive verbal responses, and have exclusive access to a recording of the presentation.

Each custom webinar is $250, lasts one hour, and can serve a maximum of 500 individual registrants. Webinars may be scheduled for anytime between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST on Wednesdays. Requests must be made at least 6-8 weeks prior to the intended event date. Contact education@nehgs.org or call 617-226-1226 to book your webinar.

Online Courses

exclusively for NEHGS members

Mastering New York Genealogy

Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $125

Finding information about New York ancestors can be tricky. A fire in 1911 at the State Library and the fact that statewide registration of vital records did not start until 1880 only adds to the difficulty. This five-week course will guide you through the maze of genealogical pitfalls, and to the bright spots in New York research. Our New York experts will discuss the settlement of New York and early migrations, vital records and substitutes, New York City in the 19th and 20th centuries, land and probate records, the state census, and more. Instructors for this course are Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press and Editor of The Mayflower Descendant; Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services; Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, Editor of the Register; David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist; and Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Genealogist. Register today!

Elements of Genealogical Analysis: A Class in Methodology

Instructor: Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $125

Learn how to analyze records and make sound genealogical conclusions using the same method applied by Robert Charles Anderson in the Great Migration Study Project, but applicable to genealogical problems of all times and places. This five-week online course will present a systematic approach that considers each source, each record, and each possible linkage before making a genealogical conclusion. In addition to more than seven hours of live instruction and video content, the course will provide handouts, downloadable tools, and checklists to help make this method both accessible and effective. Registration for this course will open in late March.

Researching Early New England

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $125

As a group, 17th-century New Englanders are arguably the most studied group on the planet, and thus descendants are blessed with a multitude of resources. In many cases, town vital records, church, colony, court, probate, land, military, and tax records not only have survived, but have been abstracted and published. This five week course will discuss the settlement of and migrations within New England, how to locate and utilize original and published records, and strategies for breaking down brick walls. Registration will open in late May.

Can't attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least one month after the final broadcast.

FAQs

NEHGS webinars are FREE, live events that provide an overview of the resources, expertise, and educational opportunities available at NEHGS. They are open to anyone. Online Courses are paid, in-depth programs available only to active NEHGS members and offer more support material and greater access to the instructor(s). Not a member? Join today!

Anyone can register and attend our free webinars. Participation in online courses is a benefit of NEHGS membership and thus only active members may enroll.

Register for an event by clicking on the program title above or the “Register” link. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the live broadcast.

All information needed to join a live webinar is included in your confirmation email sent upon registration. You will receive the same information by email one day and one hour before the presentation. Note: Log on 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to download the Citrix Online Launcher.

All online programs are recorded for future viewing. Recorded webinars are posted to our Online Learning Center and may be viewed by anyone. Recordings of online courses are available only to registered participants of a given course.

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