Come Home to New England 2019



Come Home to New England 2019
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Come Home to New England, Boston, MA
August 6- 10, 2019

NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for nearly 175 years. Our collections are international in scope and contain significant materials that cover the United States, especially New England and New York, as well as Canada and Europe. This research program provides the opportunity for you to “come home” to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to advance your research.

Program includes:
  • Tour and orientation to collections of NEHGS Library and Archives
  • Daily lectures
  • At least three, 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


  • Schedule:

    Tuesday, August 6
    9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions; refreshments served
    10:15 -10:45 a.m. Lecture: Overview of NEHGS Collections, Alice Kane
    10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Lecture: Using the NEHGS Library Catalog, Anne Meringolo
    11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Library Tour (optional), meet on 7th floor
    11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Consultations and Research
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception, 2nd floor
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Extended Library Hours

    Wednesday, August 7
    9:00 a.m. Building opens; refreshments served
    9:15 a.m. Lecture: Creating a Research Plan, Tricia Mitchell
    10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Consultations and Research

    Thursday, August 8
    9:00 a.m. Building opens; refreshments served
    9:15 a.m. Lecture: Planning an Oral History Project, Stephanie Call
    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Consultations and Research
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Extended Library Hours

    Friday, August 9
    9:00 a.m. Building opens; refreshments served
    9:15 a.m. Lecture: Early New York: 17th and 18th Century Records and Research, Henry B. Hoff, FASG, CG
    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Consultations and Research
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lecture: Notable Mayflower Descendants, Gary Boyd Roberts
    5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Closing Dinner, 2nd floor
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Extended Library Hours

    Saturday, August 10
    9:00 a.m. Building opens; refreshments served
    9:15 a.m. Lecture: Follow the Money: Go-To Records for Tracing Ancestors on the Move, Melanie McComb, Genealogist
    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Consultations and Research
    5:00 p.m. Building closes

    Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before June 7, 2019, will be subject to a $150 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