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American Ancestors Building in Boston

Fall Research Getaway

Research Tour
In Person
October 13 - 15, 2022
American Ancestors Research Center, Boston, MA
Member Cost $450

Escape to Boston for three days of research, one-on-one consultations, orientations, and social events while exploring the rich offerings at the American Ancestors Research Center and benefitting from the knowledge and assistance of expert genealogists.

Program includes:

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



Thursday, October 13

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Refreshments, welcome and introductions
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.: Lecture: Collections at American Ancestors Research Center: Digital and Non-Digital, Ann G. Lawthers
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, 1st floor


Friday, October 14

9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture: Using Maps in Your Family History Research, Hallie Borstel
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Dinner, 2nd floor


Saturday, October 15

9:00 a.m.: Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Lecture:  Follow the Money: Breaking Down Brick Walls Using Financial Records, Melanie McComb
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Personal Research and Consultations


*Schedule subject to change

American Ancestors Research Center, Boston, MA

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.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received before April 8, 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.

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