From Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Early American Ancestors

From Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Early American Ancestors

NEHGS is traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Museum of the American Revolution,
101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception

What better place to learn about your early New England and Patriot ancestors than the cradle of liberty? Spend the day with NEHGS at the Museum of the American Revolution in the heart of Philadelphia. Learn how to trace your Colonial American ancestors with NEHGS experts David Allen Lambert and Katrina Fahy. Discover essential resources for 17th-c. New England research, understand early settlement and migration patterns, learn how to research your early veteran ancestors, and hear how to apply to lineage societies.

Beyond lectures you will have the opportunity to chat with our genealogists and visiting staff, enter to win door prizes, browse the MoAR galleries, take advantage of NEHGS membership specials, and enjoy a meal and special reception with fellow family historians. Further your study of genealogy with the experts in family history!


9:00 Registration check-in, MoAR
9:30 Opening remarks, Welcome from MoAR
10:00 Lecture: Migrations Into and Out of New England, David Allen Lambert
11:00 Lecture: 17th-Century New England Research and Resources, Katrina Fahy
12:00 Lunch (included with registration, MoAR Galleries open)
1:00 Lecture: Researching Veterans of Colonial Conflicts, David Allen Lambert
2:00 Break
2:30 Lecture: Researching Soldiers of the American Revolution, David Allen Lambert
3:30 Lecture: Applying to Lineage Societies, Katrina Fahy
4:30 Break
4:30-6:00 Explore the MoAR galleries
6:00 Reception, Oneida Indian Nation Atrium

About the Speakers:

David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist, has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993. David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009). David is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Mass., and a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts.

Katrina Fahy, Senior Researcher, has been a member of the Research Services team since August 2013. A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, she earned a B.A. in History from St. Anselm College. Previously, she interned at the New Hampshire Historical Society, constructing biographies of New Hampshire quilt makers as well as transcribing a mid-nineteenth century New Hampshire diary and creating an educational program based on its contents. Katrina specializes in lineage society applications, as well as New England, New York, westward migration, and Irish research. At NEHGS, she taught a course on breaking down brick walls using cluster research with her fellow Senior Researchers, as well as a lecture on applying to Lineage Societies. Katrina has also contributed an article about using family members to verify a Mayflower lineage to the American Ancestors Magazine.