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Fall Research Getaway


Fall Research Getaway, Boston, MA
October 15 - October 17, 2020

“The extended weekend format helped me to become comfortable working in one of the best repositories in the country. It is an experience that is both deeply humbling and deeply inspiring. Thank you!” —Research Getaway participant

Autumn in Boston is about bright foliage, pumpkin pie, and research! Discover the millions of genealogical resources at the NEHGS library and maximize your results with help from our experts.

• Tour and orientation to collections of NEHGS Library and Archives
• Daily lectures
• At least two, thirty-minute consultations with expert genealogists
• Extended, exclusive research time at the NEHGS Library and Archives
• Group meals (daily breakfast, opening reception, and closing dinner)
• Pre-program preparatory webinar and resources


Thursday, October 15
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, consultation sign-up
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Lecture: Overview of NEHGS Collections
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Lecture: Using the NEHGS Library Catalog and Digital Library
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Library Tour (optional), meet on 7th floor
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception, 2nd floor
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Personal Research

Friday, October 16
9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Group Discussion: Using Standard Genealogical Forms to Write and Publish Your Family History
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Light Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Personal Research

Saturday, October 17
9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Lecture: 400 Years of Immigration and Naturalization in the United States
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations

*Schedule subject to change.

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before April 15, 2020, will be subject to a $100 per person cancellation fee. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation. There is no refund for services or portions of the tour not taken, or for participants who do not complete the tour.

Member Pricing: NEHGS members receive $150 discount on all of our research tours. Member discount will be applied to items in your cart at check-out. Be sure you are logged in to see the applied member pricing. If you are not yet a member, join today to waive this surcharge.

Travel Insurance: We encourage participants to purchase travel insurance tailored to their individual needs to protect against unanticipated disruptions to their plans. NEHGS does not endorse or recommend any travel insurance company, but the following is a partial list of possible agents:

Access America 1-800-284-8300
Travel Insurance Services 1-800-937-1387
Travel Guard Insurance 1-800-826-4919
HTH Worldwide 1-888-243-2358

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