Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upcoming Events at NEHGS


September 2012 New Visitor Welcome Tour

Where: 99-101 Newbury St
When: September 5, 2012 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Description: Starting your family genealogy can seem a little daunting. There is so much information to be found in a variety of locations. Let NEHGS help you make sense of it all by attending this FREE lecture for members and non-members. This orientation and tour introduces you to the NEHGS research facility, located at 99-101 Newbury Street in Boston.
Cost: Free

Using AmericanAncestors.org - September

Where: 99-101 Newbury St
When: September 12, 2012 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Description: The NEHGS website, AmericanAncestors.org, is full of great features, tools, resources, and content that highlights NEHGS’ national expertise in genealogy and family history. We now have more than 200 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and other areas of family research dating back to 1620. We invite you to attend this free lecture to learn more about this incredible online resource.
Cost: Free

New Israel - New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America

Where: 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston MA
When: September 12, 2012 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Description: Author Michael Hoberman will discuss his book New Israel /New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America, which examines the history of colonial New England through the lens of its first settlers. The New England Puritans’ fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. New Israel/New England tells the story of the Sephardic merchants in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often contradictory meanings that the Puritans attached to Judaism and the fraught attitudes that they bore toward the Jews as a people.

This event is cosponsored with the American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives.
Cost: Free
Contact: Please RSVP to education@nehgs.org or 617-226-1226.
Website: http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=27191

Writing and Publishing Seminar, Part I

Where: 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston MA
When: September 15, 2012 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Description: If you’re ready to turn your family history research into a publication, join the experts at NEHGS to learn best practices in publishing your findings. NEHGS offers guidance on writing and publishing your family history project in this two-part seminar. Workshops in Part 1 include defining your project, writing in genealogical format, working with images, and adding narrative to your genealogy. Part 2, to be held on February, 23, 2013, delves into the editorial process and book production, and offers a chance to meet with publishers/printers and consult with experts.
Cost: Tuition: $110. Includes light breakfast, lunch, and all program materials.Contact: Please RSVP to education@nehgs.org or 617-226-1226.Website: http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=27193