NEHGS Webinar Notarial Records in Quebec

Upcoming Webinar—Watch from Home!
Navigating Notarial Records in Quebec
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:00–4:00 PM EST
Presented by Sheilagh Doerfler, Senior Researcher
Free and open to the public

Notarial records are an essential—yet often overlooked—resource for family historians researching ancestors with roots in Quebec. From marriages to estate inventories to labor contracts these records can provide a wealth of genealogical information not found elsewhere. Join Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler to learn about what types of notarial records exist, how to access them, and how to get the most out of these important resources.
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Can’t attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! You will be able to watch a recording of the presentation on our website following the broadcast.

About the Speaker

NEHGS Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler received her B.A. in History and Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include New England, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Ireland, Sweden, and Norway.
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Call 617-226-1226 or
email education@nehgs.org

NEHGS Webinar Introduction to Heraldry in America

 

Upcoming Webinar—Watch from Home!

Introduction to Heraldry in America

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

Presented by Nathaniel Lane Taylor, PhD, FASG

Free and open to the public

Heraldic symbols are all around us, from state seals to institutional emblems to family heirlooms. Yet the significance behind these cultural and familial symbols is often misunderstood. Discover the history of heraldry in America from colonial times to present day. Join esteemed Vice Chairman of the NEHGS Committee on Heraldry Nathaniel Lane Taylor, PhD, FASG to learn how heraldry can enrich your family history research.

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Can’t attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! You will be able to watch a recording of the presentation on our website following the broadcast.

About the Speaker

Nathaniel Lane Taylor of Barrington, Rhode Island, is Editor and Publisher of The American Genealogist. He holds a PhD in medieval European history and taught medieval and modern history at Harvard (where he was a resident dean) and elsewhere for twelve years. Historical interests include the history of genealogy in pre-modern and modern times. Genealogical interests range from medieval Spain, France, and Britain, to colonial New England and Virginia.

Questions?

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A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors

 

A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors
$ 125.00

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.

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FREE Access to 32 Probate-Related Databases on AmericanAncestors.org

FREE Access to 32 Probate-Related Databases on AmericanAncestors.org  (18-25 April 2017)

From our friends at AmericanAncestors.org …

April 18, 2017—Boston, Massachusetts—New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering free access to thirty-two probate-related databases for one week—from Tuesday, April 18, through midnight (EDST) Tuesday, April 25—with registration as a free Guest Member on AmericanAncestors.org. These databases contain some of the earliest probate records of colonial Massachusetts and other New England colonies and states, as well as New York, and New Brunswick, Canada.

AmericanAncestors.org/probate provides a wide variety of information and features on the use of probate records in family history research, and brings the probate research expertise of NEHGS staff to genealogists of all levels. It is a gateway to a deeper understanding of the use of probate documents in the study of one’s family history.

Probate records can be a powerful resource for genealogists and other researchers. These papers document legal decisions that explain how an individual’s estate is distributed to heirs, dependents, and creditors. Probates may list a person’s spouse, children, and other relatives. They may also contain important clues to a person’s financial status, by including a list of worldly possessions at the time of death. These details can reveal a lot about an ancestor’s personal life in addition to being a reliable proof of identity and may provide previously unknown information about an ancestor to add to the family tree.

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A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors

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 98004
Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception.
Cost: $125

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 of their descendants went further 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!

Agenda
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
2:00     Break
2:30     Lecture: Using Early New England Probate Records, Lindsay Fulton
3:30     Lecture: Researching Colonial and Revolutionary War Soldiers, David Allen Lambert
4:30     Break
5:00     Reception, Bellevue Club
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A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors