Winter Research Getaway 2019



Winter Research Getaway 2019
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Winter Research Getaway, Boston, MA
February 21 – February 23, 2019


“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

Escape to Boston for three days of research, one-on-one consultations, an orientation, and social events while exploring the rich offerings at the NEHGS research library and benefiting from the knowledge of expert genealogists.

Agenda

Thursday, February 21
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, consultation sign-up
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Lecture: Overview of NEHGS Collections, Alice Kane
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Lecture: Using the NEHGS Library Catalog and Digital Library, Anne Meringolo
11:00 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 – 9:00 p.m. Personal Research

Friday, February 22
9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Group Discussion: Recognizing Context Clues, Lindsay Fulton
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Light Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Personal Research

Saturday, February 23
9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Lecture: Read All About It! Techniques to Find Your Ancestors in the Newspapers, Melanie McComb
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations

Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before December 31, 2018, 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. 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