A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors
Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Bellevue Club, 11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA
Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception
From before the end of the Revolutionary War through the 19th century, thousands of New England families moved westward into Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and other areas. Despite the harsh journey across the Rockies, many if their descendants went even farther West seeking new land, industry, gold, and opportunity. Today, many families in the Pacific Northwest can claim New England heritage.
Spend the day with NEHGS and learn how to trace your early New England ancestors. Discover essential resources for 17th-c. New England research, understand early settlement and migration patterns, learn how to research your patriot ancestors, and more.
Beyond lectures you will have the opportunity to chat with our genealogists and visiting staff, enter to win door prizes, take advantage of NEHGS membership specials, browse select publications, and enjoy a meal and special reception with fellow family historians. Further your study of genealogy with the experts in family history!
9:00 Registration check-in, Bellevue Club
9:30 Opening remarks
10:00 Lecture: Migrations out of New England, David Allen Lambert
11:00 Lecture: 17th-Century New England Research and Resources, Lindsay Fulton
12:00 Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 Lecture: Using Early New England Land Records, David Allen Lambert
2:30 Lecture: Using Early New England Probate Records, Lindsay Fulton
3:30 Lecture: Researching Colonial and Revolutionary War Soldiers, David Allen Lambert
5:00 Reception, Bellevue Club
About the Speaker:
Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services, joined the Society in 2012, first a member of the Research Services team, and then a Genealogist in the Library. She has been the Director of Research Services since 2016. In addition to helping constituents with their research, Lindsay has also authored Portable Genealogists on the topics of Applying to Lineage Societies, the United States Federal Census, 1790-1840 and the United States Federal Census, 1850-1940. She is a frequent contributor to the NEHGS blog, Vita-Brevis, and has appeared as a guest on the Extreme Genes radio program. Before, NEHGS, Lindsay worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she designed and implemented an original curriculum program exploring the Chinese Exclusion Era for elementary school students. Her areas of expertise include New England and New York research, with a focus on lineage society applications.
David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s Chief Genealogist. David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries. He is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts and a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. David can be heard each week on the popular podcast, Extreme Genes: America’s Family History Show.