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Online Genealogy Classes

Details: NEHGS webinars are FREE, live events that provide an overview of the resources, expertise, and educational opportunities available at NEHGS. Online Courses are paid, in-depth programs and offer more support material and greater access to the instructor(s). Our online education programs are open to …

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Education and Family History Learning Resources

Details: The Weekly Genealogist Get special features, articles, and news about family history; The NEHG Register Flagship journal of American genealogy since 1847; American Ancestors Award winning magazine that contains articles about genealogical topics, plus advice and resources; Mayflower Descendant Pilgrim genealogy and history; Database News Get real-time alerts when we add new …

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Education and Family History Learning Resources

Details: The NEHG Register Flagship journal of American genealogy since 1847; American Ancestors Award winning magazine that contains articles about genealogical topics, plus advice and resources; Mayflower Descendant Pilgrim genealogy and history; Database News Get real-time alerts when we add new information to our databases; Vita Brevis NEHGS blog highlighting topics in genealogy and stories of

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Research Tours and Programs

Details: NEHGS offers guided research tours to locations in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles, as well as research programs at the NEHGS library in Boston. Each program includes intensive days devoted to research, one-on-one consultations, presentations by NEHGS genealogists and local experts, and social activities.Travel with NEHGS

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Genealogical Software Programs

Details: FamilySearch, Ancestry ($), World Vital Records ($) multiple. To Do Items, Research Log. Yes. FamViewer (iOS - $9.99), GedView (iOS - $3.99), Family Bee (Android - $10.00), GedStar Pro (Android - $9.95) Putting the famiy on a phone or tablet is done using a GEDCOM file and is not done directly through the Ancestral Quest program. Brother’s

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Preserving Your Family Treasures

Details: NEDCC also maintains a 24/7 free disaster hotline at 1-855-245-8303 and answers preservation emails. Minnesota Historical Society Preserve Your Family Treasures. The Minnesota Historical Society offers advice from curators and conservators on how to best preserve your …

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Read Essential Resources for Family History Research

Details: Access to all 1+ billion records on AmericanAncestors.org. Quarterly delivery of the member magazine, American Ancestors. Delivery of NEHGS's scholarly journal, The Register. Discounts on research-for-hire, consultations and publications. Free admission to NEHGS's library including special collections and manuscripts. Member-only online courses.

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Prince Edward Island genealogy research guide

Details: Prince Edward Island was originally a French colony, named Île Saint-Jean, and was settled in the early 18th century by Acadians. Most of the Acadians were deported by the British in 1758 after the battle of Louisburg, but about 300 Acadian families stayed on the island by hiding out in the woods. In 1763, when the Treaty of Paris was signed

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Youth Education Resource Guide

Details: Printed on high-quality archival paper that won’t yellow or crumble. This family activity kit is designed to get boys and girls curious about their family history. Helps teach children family history, geography, cultural traditions, and more! Contains research pages, including fan charts, interview sheets, and maps.

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Youth Education Curriculum Pilot Program

Details: Help bring family history education to new heights! Pilot Lessons and Strategies. Strategies will empower all students, regardless of their background and family configuration, to develop the skills and agency to conduct genealogical research. Lessons plans are based on authentic methodologies used by genealogists to trace families back in time.

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Research Tours and Programs

Details: To be added to our waiting list, please contact [email protected] Salt Lake City Research Tour. November 3 – November 10, 2019 Salt Lake City, Utah. Navigate the resources of the world’s largest genealogy library with the help of experts from American Ancestors. With nearly 40 years of experience leading researchers of all levels to Salt

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DNA and Genealogy

Details: The Biology Autosomal DNA. We are each endowed with twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, twenty-two pairs of non-sex chromosomes, and one pair of sex chromosomes (XX [female] or XY [male]).. Mitochondrial DNA. Separate from the chromosomes, each of us also receives mitochondrial DNA from our biological mothers.

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Events and Programs in the Boston Area

Details: June 21-26, 2021. Whether your family ties to Massachusetts began 400 or 40 years ago, the Boston area is a fantastic place to conduct genealogical research. Moving beyond the doors of our own research center, this new tour will help you navigate world-class research facilities in and around Boston, providing special orientations, lectures, and

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World War genealogy research guide

Details: U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present by James C. Neagles. NEHGS, 7th Floor Reading Rm Z1249.M5 N43 1994. How to Locate Anyone Who is or has been the Military – Armed Forces Locator Guide, 8th ed. by Richard S. Johnson and Debra Johnson Knox. NEHGS, 7th Floor Reading Rm U11.U5 J54 1999.

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John Howland Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: His inventory included "1 great Bible and Annotations on the 5 Books of Moses" valued at £1 and "Mr. Tindall's Works, Mr. Wilson's Works, 7 more books" valued at £1. OFFICES: Plymouth Colony Assistant, 1 January 1632/3, 1 January 1633/4, 1 January 1634/5 [PCR 1:5, 21, 32].

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Stephen Hopkins Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: He signed his will. The inventory included "diverse books" valued at 12s. [PCPR 1:63] OFFICES: Assistant, 1633-36 [PCR 1:5, 21, 32, 36]. Volunteered for service in the Pequot War, 1637 [PCR 1 :61]. ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth division of land "Steven Hobkins" received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower [PCR 12:4].

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Samuel Fuller Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Sufficient to act as a surgeon. He wrote three polished letters to Bradford in 1630 [Bradford LB 56-59]. Inventory included about thirty books valued at £3 2s. 6d.; they were mostly Bibles and other religious volumes, but there were also his "physic books," …

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Edward Winslow Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Attended the King's School of Worcester Cathedral from April 1606 until April 1611 [Edward Winslow 2). Apprenticed to "John Beale, citizen and stationer, for the term of eight years," on 19 August 1613, but left his master in 1617 [Edward Winslow 3-4).

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William Brewster Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

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Edward Doty Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Signed his deeds by mark. OFFICES: In Plymouth section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:187]. His inventory included "a matchcock musket" valued at 12s. and "a watch bill" valued at 3s.

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Francis Eaton Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Signed deed of 30 December 1631 [PCR 12:17]. OFFICES: Appointed arbiter in dispute between William Bennet and Edward Doty, 3 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:7]. His inventory included "1 pistol, one powder horn & one shot purse" valued at 9s. and "one piece" valued at £1 14s.

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Using The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center

Details: The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a destination for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. The JHC engages historians, genealogists, partner organizations, and the general public in the study of Jewish history, culture, and

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William Bradford Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Although not educated at one of the universities, Bradford could certainly hold his own with any of those who were. His library was one of the most extensive among the first generation of New Englanders, being valued at £15 3s. [MD 3:232-33], and, like many of the ministers, he had knowledge of many languages, including Hebrew

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John Carver Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: JOHN CARVER. ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland. MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower. FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth. EDUCATION: Signed the will of WILLIAM MULLINS [Waters 255; MD 1:230-32]. OFFICES: Governor from landing at Plymouth until his death in early 1621 [Bradford 76]. BIRTH: By about 1585 (based on date of first appearance in Leiden). DEATH: "In this month

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John Alden Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Although there is no direct evidence for his literary and educational attainments, his extensive public service, including especially his appointments as colony treasurer and to committees on revising the laws, certainly indicates that he must have been well­-educated.

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John Turner Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: Bradford describes the Mayflower passengers, including "John Turner, and two sons; he had a daughter came some years after to Salem, where she is now living" [Bradford 443]. In 1651 Bradford reported that 'John Turner and his two sons all died in the first sickness. But he hath a daughter still living at Salem, well married, and approved of

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George Soule Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: EDUCATION: Signed his name as witness to the will of John Barnes of Plymouth, 6 March 1667/8 [MD 4:98, citing Scrapbook 56]. Signed his will. His inventory included "books" valued at i pound [MD 2:83].

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Degory Priest Biography Mayflower Heritage and History

Details: DEGORY PRIEST. ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland. MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower. FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth. OCCUPATION: Hatter (when admitted as a citizen of Leiden) [Leiden Pilgrims 216]. ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth land division "Cudbart Cudbartsone" received six acres as a passenger on the Anne in 1623 [PCR 12:6]; four of these six shares would be for

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