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

2018 Research Tours

Albany Research Tour

May 16 – 20, 2018
Albany, NY

Explore the New York State Library and the New York State Archives. Now in its fifth year, this popular tour includes individual consultations, lectures from experts, and group meals. Register today.

Spring Research Getaway

June 7 – 9, 2018
NEHGS Library and Archives, Boston, MA

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

Belfast Research Tour

June 24 – July 1, 2018
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Join NEHGS for our third trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and delve into the resources at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Ulster Historical Foundation, and other repositories. Track down your ancestors in Northern Irleand through individual consultations, educational opportunities, and expert assistance. Register today.

NEHGS Summer Institute for Advanced Researchers: Developing a Genealogical Study Project

July 18 – 21, 2018
NEHGS Library and Archives, Boston, MA

You've been researching your family history for years and are most likely the foremost expert on certain families, communities, or surnames. Make a lasting contribution to genealogical scholarship and turn your compiled notes into a study project that will assist researchers for generations to come! During this immersive four-day program, members of the NEHGS research staff, the team behind, and NEHGS study project directors will help you develop a study project—whether a surname study, area study, or a record study—from scope to published scholarship. Register today.

Come Home to New England

July 31 – August 4, 2018
NEHGS Library and Archives, Boston, MA

For more than thirty years, researchers have learned with NEHGS during Come Home to New England, an intensive workshop offering lectures, guided research, extended library hours, and one-on-one consultations. NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for 170 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 rigorous research program provides the opportunity for you to “come home” to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to find your family. Register today.

Fall Research Getaway

October 11 – 13, 2018
NEHGS Library and Archives, 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. Escape to NEHGS for three days of research, consultations, lectures, and social events. Register today.

Salt Lake City Research Tour

November 4 – 11, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

Experience the world’s largest library for genealogy and family history as NEHGS returns to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library for our thirty-eighth annual research tour. Activities include individual consultations with NEHGS genealogists, lectures, and other special events. Register today.