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01 July 2014

NEHGS Comes West! Navigating New England and New York Resources

Join the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the California Genealogical Society at a one-day seminar on exploring your New England and New York roots. The seminar is at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, California.

NEHGS genealogists Chris Child and Alice Kane will present tips for navigating the records of New England and New York. Special emphasis will be placed on resources available online.

Useful genealogy and history books will be available for sale by both the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the California Genealogical Society, and CGS will also offer a used books sale and silent auction. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 9:00 am  Welcome  
 9:15 am  Migrations Into and Out of New England, 1620-1900, Chris Child 
10:30 am  Boston in a Whirlwind: A Primer Tour of 10 Repositories, Alice Kane 
11:30 am  Break (lunch on your own)
 1:00 pm  NEHGS Sources for New York Research, Chris Child
 2:15 pm  I Had Him in My Sights & POOF!: Strategies for Relocating the Disappearing Ancestor
, Alice Kane
 3:30 pm  Seminar concludes
 6:00 pm  Optional Dinner at Hotel Shattuck Plaza (additional fee)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (by July 31, 2014): $65
Registration (after July 31, 2014): $75 Dinner $75


About the Speakers
Chris Child has worked at NEHGS for fifteen years and has been a member since the age of eleven. He is an expert in genealogical research in Southern New England and New York, the ancestry of notable figures, genetics and genealogy, African-American and Native-American genealogy, westward migrations out of New England, and applying to hereditary societies. Chris has authored several articles in American Ancestors magazine, The Register, and The Mayflower Descendant. He is the co-editor of The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton and co- compiler of The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Alice Kane assists patrons of the NEHGS research library with queries and genealogical challenges of all kinds. Prior to joining the NEHGS staff, Alice was a librarian at the Boston Public Library for nineteen years. Alice is an expert in using mobile tools for genealogy, Chinese and Chinese-American genealogy, and also has experience with French-Canadian, Irish, and German research. 

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