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15 August 2018

The Great Migration: Researching 17th-Century New England: NEHGS comes to Oakland September 22!

Robert C. Anderson and Christopher Child
The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock, and preparations for celebrations are well under way. Leading the way is of course the grandparent of all American genealogical societies: The New England Historic Genealogical Society. On September 22, Bay Area residents have a chance to hear two renowned experts in early New England research: Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, Director of the Great Migration Study Project and Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press, editor of The Mayflower Descendant, and frequent contributor to the NEHGS Vita Brevis blog.

Anderson and Child are the featured speakers at "The Great Migration: Researching 17th-Century New England," a daylong seminar exploring the genealogical and ideological connections among the Puritans who settled New England. Speakers will also address settlement and migrations within early New England, research strategies for breaking down genealogical brick walls, and longoing scholarly contributions to the field of study. Beyond lectures, participants will have the opportunity to chat with visiting NEHGS staff, enter to win door prizes, take advantage of NEHGS membership specials, and enjoy lunch with fellow family historians. CGS will host a membership table and have a silent auction.

On Friday, September 21, consultations with members of the California Genealogical Society who are experienced in early New England research will be available at the CGS Library.

Click here to sign up for a consultation on September 21.

For tickets and more details about the September 22 event, go to the EventBrite listing.

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