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Zoom Demo: The New American
February 4, 2022
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Online Course: Tracing Female Ancestors in America
Live Broadcasts: February 2, 9, 16, 23
January 2021 Benefit Dinner
Virtual Winter Family History Benefit: Dialogues on a Dream with David M. Rubenstein in conversation with Stacy Schiff
January 27, 2022
Author and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein
Stacy Schiff

Save 10% off online courses with your American Ancestors membership!

Starting in February, members of American Ancestors at the individual level and higher can register for online courses with a 10% discount. Discount is automatically applied when you log in with your membership. Register now for online courses starting February 1 or later and save today!

New 6th Edition! Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research

A must-have for anyone researching New England family history. This new full-color edition is an extensive update of an indispensable resource for those researching in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The new edition features a user-friendly redesign and restores useful information from the 4th edition such as earlier probate districts in Connecticut.

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I can't tell you how great it feels to be so supported by NEHGS and those of you who bring together such quality programming and make sure it goes as planned.  The online courses, the website, the databases, the "chat with a genealogist" opportunities, the list goes on . . . it all is simply a treasure.  For years my mom was a member of NEHGS and found it so helpful; I just wish she were still alive to attend and enjoy with me the courses now offered.  She would be delighted to know that I'm following in her footsteps.
Barbara Owens

From Our Blog, Vita Brevis

The case of Hannah Hitchcock Smith reminds us that up until the Civil War, Christian churches were divided on the subject of slavery. Many southern Baptist and Episcopal churches condoned slavery, citing its presence in the Bible. By the 1840s, most New England Congregational ministers allied themselves with the abolitionist movement. Pittsford was no exception.


Upcoming Events


Connecticut Research: Four Centuries of History and Genealogy

Three-week seminar | Whether your family connection to Connecticut is 400 years old or 40, there is a treasure trove of genealogical resources waiting for you.

January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

The Brue Family Learning Center


Building Genealogical Skills

SOLD OUT | Take your research skills to the next level! With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive into your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist.

January 11, 18, 25, 2022

The Brue Family Learning Center


Virtual Winter Family History Benefit 2022

Virtual Winter Family History Benefit Honoring Author and Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein

January 27, 2022 6:00 p.m. ET

Tracing Female Ancestors in America

This course will explore finding women in your ancestry including strategies for finding maiden names, discussing women’s legal rights through history, uncovering material and written culture left behind, and using mitochondrial DNA to trace maternal lines. 

February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022

The Brue Family Learning Center


Zoom Demo: The New

Join Claire Vail, Vice President for Digital Strategy and Communications, for a demonstration on the newly launched!

February 4, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

The Brue Family Learning Center


Classical Architecture in Europe and America

This three-week course will examine outstanding and influential public and private buildings from the 1st to the 21st centuries that helped create the modern world.

February 8, 15, 22, 2022

Fine Art & Architecture with Curt DiCamillo

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The Antiquarto

Join D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of American Ancestors/NEHGS, for exclusive interviews about family history, fine art and architecture, favorite books, and more. 

The latest episode features Kyle Hurst, Senior Genealogist for the Newbury Street Press at American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society. Hear about her work at the Newbury Street Press, researching and writing family histories; how she got started in genealogy; and her award-winning genealogy "Ancestors and Descendants of Charles Le Caron and Victoire Sprague."

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Statement of Inclusion

A message from D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO