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.


Free and open to the public

Searching Databases on
Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
Presented by Don LeClair, Associate Director of Database Search and Systems holds more than 1.4 billion searchable records with new databases and names being added each week. Join Associate Director of Database Search and Systems Don LeClair to learn more about the scope of these databases, how to leverage search terms to find your ancestors, and what improvements are being made to the website. 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 or call 617-226-1226 to book your webinar.

Online Courses

exclusively for NEHGS members

Organizing and Preserving Your Family History Papers

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31; February 7 and 14, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Cost: $125

Do you have boxes of family papers, photographs, and letters in your basement or attic? Learn how to organize and preserve these important family heirlooms for generations to come. In this online course the archival experts at New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS will guide you through the process of assessing your collection for preservation needs, storing and caring for photographs and albums, managing your born-digital files, scanning and digitizing your materials, and organizing your collection. Register today.

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.


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.

If you have technical difficulties during an event, please consult GoToWebinar’s support service.