American Ancestors October Webinars


October Online Learning
Online Conference
Researching Upstate New York
Saturday, October 20, 12:00–6:00 PM EDT
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Presented by Genealogists at NEHGS
Cost: $125
Finding information about New York ancestors can be tricky. A fire in 1911 at the State Library and the fact that statewide registration of vital records did not start until 1880 only add to the difficulty. The presentations within this Online Conference will guide you through the maze of genealogical pitfalls, and to the bright spots in New York research. Our New York experts will discuss the settlement of New York and early migrations, vital records and substitutes, land and probate records, the state census, and more.
Can’t attend a live broadcast? You can still enroll! All sessions are recorded and posted to the course webpage. Participants have exclusive access to these recordings and other course materials for at least three months after the final class presentation.
Database Volunteer Opportunities at
Thursday, October 25, 3:00–4:00 PM
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Presented by Molly Rogers and Rachel Adams
FREE and open to the public
Volunteers are essential to the creation of databases at—from scanning and indexing parish records for the Historic Catholic Records Project to assisting in the creation of the Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880 database and other important collections. Learn about opportunities for helping the Database Team that you can participate in from home!
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.
Call 617-226-1226 or email