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Virtual Spring Research Stay-At-Home

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New Online Program from American Ancestors!
Thursday, June 25 - Saturday, June 27
Presented by various experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS

Do you find you have more time than ever to work on family history but don’t know where to start? Are you tackling a brick -wall and need more guidance as you research from home? The Spring Research Stay-At-Home, an all-new virtual program from the experts at American Ancestors and NEHGS, is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff on popular genealogical topics, chat with our experts and other participants daily, and receive one-on-one consultation time focused on your research questions. From the most advanced researcher to someone just beginning their journey into family history research, the Spring Research Stay-At-Home will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to continue your family history research online from home.

This program includes:

  • 6 lectures and access to recordings
  • Lecture handouts and materials
  • 2 one-on-one consultations (scheduled by our staff ahead of time)
  • Break-out sessions with our experts and other participants
  • Access to our experts via online chat

Live sessions will be broadcast through Zoom Video Conferencing. Information about accessing both live and recorded content will be sent to participants ahead of time. Access to a personal device, and internet connection is required to take full advantage of this program.

Agenda

Thursday, June 25: How to Make Progress
9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Creating a Research Plan
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Break-out Session
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Lecture: Using DNA in Family History Research
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Break-out Session

Friday, June 26: Researching Female Ancestors
9:30 AM: Welcome and review
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Finding a Maiden Name
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Break-out Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Lecture: Women and Naturalization
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Break-out Session

Saturday, June 27: Immigration
9:30 AM: Welcome and review
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Consultations* and time for personal research
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lecture: Immigration and Naturalization
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Break-out Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Migrations Out of New England
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Break-out Session

*Each participant is guaranteed 2 consultations during the program. Consultations will be scheduled ahead of time by American Ancestors staff and will be based on information provided on the research questionnaire filled out by participants.

*Schedule subject to change.

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