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A south-west view of the City of New York in North America courtesy of The New York Public Library

New York City Roadshow

Tracing Colonial Ancestors in New York and New England
In Person
May 13, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
David Allen Lambert
Christopher C. Child

While we may have our differences when it comes to baseball and clam chowder, New Yorkers and New Englanders have a lot in common when it comes to colonial family history! This in-person seminar will help you understand the foundations of early New York and New England research. We will discuss migrations, go-to records and published resources, researching strategies, and tracing your Revolutionary War ancestors. Join our experts, Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Senior Genealogist Christopher C. Child, as they travel from Boston to the Big Apple to connect you with your colonial roots and explore our interconnected histories.

Program Schedule

10:00 a.m. Check in, breakfast (included)

10:25 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

10:30 a.m. Settlement of New England and New York

11:30 a.m. Published Resources and Go-To Guides

12:30 p.m. Lunch (included)

1:30 p.m. Colonial Records

2:30 p.m. Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Breaking Down Colonial Brick Walls in New England and New York

4:30 p.m. Extended Q&A; door prize winner announced

5:00 p.m. Program concludes

Education and Programming
David Allen Lambert
Military Records
New England
Eastern Canada
Areas of expertise: New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; American and international military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. 
Books and Journals
Christopher C. Child
New England
African American
Lineage Societies
Chris Child has worked for various departments at NEHGS since 1997 and became a full-time employee in July 2003. He has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven.
The Museum of the City of New York

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