Tag Archives: New England Historical Genealogical Society

Register for Finding Women in the Archives

Date & Time:
March 11, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Finding Women in the Archives
Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history.  Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history.  When they survive, diaries, letters, account books, family bibles, samplers, organization records, and more can reveal more about a women’s daily life than any government document. Genealogist Ann Lawthers will discuss how these unique records and manuscripts can be used to piece together a family story and how digging in the archives can hit genealogical gold.

Ann Lawthers, Genealogist, assists visitors to the American Ancestors Research Center, both in the building and online, with their family history research.  She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health, with Masters and Doctoral degrees in Health Policy.  With a long-term interest in history and family research, Ann Lectures frequently on behalf of American Ancestors.  Areas of particular interest include New England and New York, the Mid-Atlantic states, the southern colonies, Ireland, and migration patterns.


Warm up with your family history at NHGS and Ancestry.com

Tintype photo of four women with parasols, courtesy of the Boston Public Library.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is hosting Ancestry Day with NEHGS. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Boston hotel.

This day-long program will offer you a chance to discover and celebrate your family history. There will be sessions throughout the day to help you get the most out of your research using Ancestry.com and NEHGS resources. Full day admission is $30.

For more information and to register, click here.

Free Workshop: Preparing your Research Trip to Ireland

Discover Irish Genealogy

Who:  New England Historical Genealogical Society sponsored by American Express Travel
What: Preparing your research trip to Ireland
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
39 JFK Street, Cambridge
Free with complimentary parking for first 20 guests to RSVP
RSVP:  www.cambridgetraveloffice.com