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Genealogical Skills Boot Camp

Research Tour
In Person
May 5 - 7, 2022
American Ancestors Research Center, Boston, MA
Member Cost: $450

Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. This intensive three-day program will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle genealogical problems like a pro. Topics include: strategies for analyzing records, online research, breaking down genealogical brick walls, and more.

• In-depth lectures and hands-on activities
• Resource binder with detailed handouts, exercises, and articles
• Group meals (daily breakfast, opening reception, and closing luncheon)
• Certificate of completion


Thursday, May 5
9:30 – 10:00 – Check in, refreshments
10:00 – 10:30 – Introductions (staff and participants)
11:00 – Genealogy 101
12:30 – Lunch break (on your own)
1:30 – Record Analysis, Part I
3:00 – Break
3:15 – Record Analysis, Part II
4:45 – Conclude/questions
5:00 – Reception

Friday, May 6
9:30 – 10:00 – Refreshments
10:00 – Taking Action: How to Create a Research Plan
11:00 - Family Ties: Using Extended Family to Circumnavigate a Brick Wall
12:00 – Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00- Broadening Your Scope: Employing Ancestral Associates in Your Research
2:00 - Knowing the Neighbors: How Neighbors Can Help Solve Genealogical Mysteries
3:00 - Break
3:15 - Making Your Case and Drawing Conclusions
4:15 - Conclude/questions

Saturday, May 7
9:30 – 10:00 – Refreshments
10:00 – General Best Practices for Researching Online
11:00 – Searching Databases on
12:00 – Group lunch (provided), Graduation Ceremony
1:00 – Using
2:00 – Getting the Most from
3:00 – Break
3:15 – Using Google for Genealogical Research
4:15 – Final questions
4:45 – Conclude

*Schedule is 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.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received before March 11, 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