Fall Research Getaway 2019



Fall Research Getaway 2019
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Fall Research Getaway, Boston, MA
October 17 - 19, 2019

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. The Fall Research Getaway includes three days of research, one-on-one consultations with our genelaogists, and social events all while exploring the rich offerings at the NEHGS Library.

Program includes:
  • 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

  • Schedule:

    Thursday, October 17
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, consultation sign-up
    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 and Digital Library, Anne Meringolo
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Library Tour (optional), meet on 7th floor
    11:30 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 18
    9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Group Discussion: Using Associates to Break Down Genealogical Brick Wallls, David Allen Lambert
    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 19
    9:00 a.m. Refreshments and consultation sign-up
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Lecture: Using Early New England Finding Aids, Tricia Mitchell
    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Personal Research and Consultations

    Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations received before August 16, 2019, 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
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