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

2017 Research Tours

Spring Research Getaway at NEHGS

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

Edinburgh, Scotland Research Tour - SOLD OUT!

June 18 – June 25, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Edinburgh to research your Scottish ancestors? Let American Ancestors be your guide! Receive research assistance and support as you comb through 500 years of Scottish history at the National Archives of Scotland and ScotlandsPeople. This tour is now sold out. Please contact to be added to a waiting list.

NEHGS Summer Institute for Advanced Researchers: Publishing a Genealogical Article

July 11 – July 15, 2017

You’ve been researching your ancestry for years and are most likely the foremost expert on certain families. Don’t let your research findings fall victim to the sands of time. Ensure your legacy by publishing a scholarly article and contributing to the genealogical canon. During this immersive week-long program, the writing and publishing experts at NEHGS will help you craft your research into a polished and compelling article for submission to the Register, American Ancestors magazine, Mayflower Descendant, or even a sketch for a published study project. Register today.

Come Home to New England

August 8 – 12, 2017

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 research program provides the opportunity for you to “come home” to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to advance your research. Register today.

Fall Research Getaway at NEHGS

October 12-October 14, 2017

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. Register today.

Salt Lake City Research Tour

November 5 – 12, 2017

Navigate the resources of the world’s largest genealogy library with the help of experts from American Ancestors. With nearly 40 years of experience leading researchers of all levels to Salt Lake City, you will benefit from special orientations and tutorials, one-on-one consultations, informative lectures, and more. Register today.