Thursday, January 06, 2011

NEHGS: Upcoming learning opportunities

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Please note their new web address and address all inquiries to (reflecting an email reference to the society's old web site.)

Winter Weekend Research Getaway - Effective Use of Technology

NEHGS Weekend Research Getaways combine personal, guided research at the NEHGS Research Library with themed educational lectures to create a unique experience for every participant. Personal consultations with NEHGS genealogists throughout the program allow visitors to explore their own genealogical projects, under the guiding hand of the nation’s leading family history experts. 

Our Winter Research Getaway, “Effective Use of Technology,” offers a variety of lectures surrounding “best practices” in using technology including researching online, software, and other topics relevant to any genealogist.

January 27, 2011  9:00AM – January 29, 2011 5:00PM

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St., Boston MA, 02116

English Heritage Long Weekend
Discover the rich heritage of London with NEHGS in February 2011. This unique long weekend will feature memorable events led by renowned scholars George Redmonds and John Titford, including talks, a guided tour of historic London churches, a visit to the College of Arms, optional side visits, special guests, and dinner at an exclusive private club. The weekend also includes up to three full days at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! — the largest family history event in the world. Space is extremely limited. In addition to events, the NEHGS English Heritage Long Weekend includes six nights lodging at the Hilton London Kensington Hotel, located at 179–199 Holland Park Avenue, London, daily coach service, and daily English breakfast for five days, and two additional group meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the Hilton London Kensington Hotel and optional activities and all other meals not included in scheduled tour events. Refer to for more information about the trip and accommodations.

February 22, 2011 – February 28, 2011 12:00PM

London, England

Washington, D.C. Research Tour
Research in the repositories of the nation’s capital with NEHGS as we return to Washington, D.C.  Researchers will visit the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, Library of Congress (LOC), and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) during this intensive week of guided research, individual consultations, lectures, and group meal events. Featured consultants include Henry B. Hoff, David A. Lambert, and Rhonda R. McClure. Refer to for more information about the trip and accommodations.
March 6, 2011, 3:00PM – March 13, 2011, 12:00PM Location: Washington, D.C.


Allen County Public Library Research Tour—Fort Wayne, Indiana

Join NEHGS for our inaugural visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana, as we explore one of the world's largest genealogical collections at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). Fort Wayne has been dubbed the “Best Read City” by Places Rated Almanac as ACPL holds more than 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. Consequently, ACPL is a destination for every genealogist. The tour includes individual consultations, group meals, lectures, and other events. Please refer to our website,, for more information about the trip and accommodations.
May 22, 2011 3:00PM - May 29, 2011 11:00AM
Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Weekend Research Trip to Albany, New York

July 13, 2011 3:00PM - July 17, 2011 11:00AM; Albany, NY

Searching for ancestors from New York State? Join NEHGS as we explore the vast resources of the New York State Archives. The weekend includes individual consultations, lectures, and a group dinner. Featured consultants include Henry B. Hoff, editor of the Register, and Christopher C. Child, Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press. Please refer to for more information about the trip and accommodations.

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116. Phone 617-226-1261

1 comment:

  1. Wish I wasn't a day's flight away - sounds like an awesome program.