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Boston City Archives Day Trip

Research Tour
In Person
June 6, 2023 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Boston City Archives, 201 Rivermoor Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Join American Ancestors/NEHGS experts at Boston City Archives for a day of genealogical research! The Boston City Archives collects a number of records that are essential to researching your Boston ancestors—including housing authority records, neighborhood photographs, voter registration records, school records, institutional records, and much more. Our experts will help you plan your research for the day with a pre-trip consultation, and they’ll be there with you during the trip to provide additional support. Whether this is your first trip to the Boston City Archives or one of many, American Ancestors will help you make the most of your time there while also enjoying the company and camaraderie of fellow researchers! 

This program includes:

  • 30-minute virtual consultation via Zoom, scheduled prior to the day trip
  • Tour and orientation by Boston City Archives staff
  • Lunch (held at a local restaurant a 10-minute walk from the repository)
  • Research assistance by American Ancestors/NEHGS experts while at the repository

Please note: registration does not include transportation to or from the repository.

Please also note: Boston City Archives is a different repository from the American Ancestors/NEHGS Research Center. Boston City Archives is a separate organization that is hosting our group for this special day trip.


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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

9:30 a.m.: Tour and Orientation by Boston City Archives Staff

10:30 a.m.: Personal Research

12:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided; held at a local restaurant a 10-minute walk from the repository)

1:30 p.m.: Personal Research

4:30 p.m.: Boston City Archives closes

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