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Come Home to New England

Research Tour
In Person
August 9 - 13, 2022
American Ancestors Research Center, Boston, MA
$1000
Registration Closed

NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for more than 175 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 our staff to advance your research.

Program includes:

  • Tour and orientation to collections of American Ancestors Research Center
  • Daily lectures
  • Three, thirty-minute consultations with expert genealogists
  • Group meals (daily breakfast, opening reception, and closing dinner)
  • Pre-program preparatory webinar and resources

Tuesday, August 9
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Refreshments, welcome and introductions
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.: Collections at American Ancestors Research Center: Digital and Non-Digital, Judy Lucey
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Library Tour (optional), meet on 7th floor
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Wine and cheese reception, 2nd floor

Wednesday, August 10
9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture: Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls in 17th-c. New England, Christopher C. Child
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations

Thursday, August 11
9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture: 400 years of Immigration to America, Rhonda R. McClure 
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations

Friday, August 12
9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture: Researching Civil War Ancestors, David Allen Lambert
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Light Dinner

Saturday, August 13
9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture: Researching Massachusetts in the 18th Century, Melanie McComb
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations


*Schedule subject to change.

American Ancestors Research Center, Boston

42.351711014476, -71.075319

Member Pricing

American Ancestors NEHGS members receive $150 discount on all of our research tours. Member discount will be applied to items in your cart at check-out. Be sure you are logged in to see the applied member pricing. If you are not yet a member, join today to waive this surcharge.

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received before June 10, 2022, will be subject to a $100 per person cancellation fee. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation. There is no refund for services or portions of the tour not taken, or for participants who do not complete the tour.

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Travel Insurance

We encourage participants to purchase travel insurance tailored to their individual needs to protect against unanticipated disruptions to their plans. NEHGS does not endorse or recommend any travel insurance company, but the following is a partial list of possible agents:

Access America 1-800-284-8300
Travel Insurance Services 1-800-937-1387
Travel Guard Insurance 1-800-826-4919
HTH Worldwide 1-888-243-2358

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