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From Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Early New England Ancestors


American Ancestors is coming to Colorado!
From Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Early New England Ancestors
Presented by Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton
Saturday, May 2, 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
History Colorado Center, 1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Cost: $125 (includes five lectures, lunch, and reception)

Explore the history and lives of your early New England ancestors with the oldest genealogical society in the country! Discover essential resources and records for colonial New England research, understand early settlement and migration patterns, learn how to research your early veteran ancestors, and hear how to verify your connection to the passengers of the Mayflower.

In addition to lectures, you’ll have a chance to browse some of our most recent publications, hear about upcoming activities and projects, and speak with attending staff.


9:30 AM – Check-in, coffee and tea
10:00 AM – Welcome and introductions
10:15 AM - Lecture: Migrations In and Out of New England, David Allen Lambert
11:15 AM - Lecture: Breaking Down Brick Walls in Early New England, Lindsay Fulton
12: 15 PM - Lunch
2:30 PM - Lecture: Verifying Mayflower Lineage, Lindsay Fulton
1:30 PM - Lecture: Colonial Conflicts, David Allen Lambert
3:30 PM - Break
4:00 PM - Lecture: Researching Revolutionary War Ancestors, David Allen Lambert
5:00 PM – Reception

About our 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.

Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services, joined the Society in 2012, first a member of the Research Services team, and then a Genealogist in the Library. She has been the Director of Research Services since 2016. In addition to helping constituents with their research, Lindsay has also authored a Portable Genealogists on the topics of Applying to Lineage Societies, the United States Federal Census, 1790-1840 and the United States Federal Census, 1850-1940. She is a frequent contributor to the NEHGS blog, Vita-Brevis, and has appeared as a guest on the Extreme Genes radio program. She holds a B.A. from Merrimack College and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Lindsay's areas of expertise include New England and New York research, with a focus on lineage society applications.

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