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Spring Weekend Research Getaway - Discovering New England Records

Where: 99-101 Newbury Street

When: March 29, 2012 9:00AM - March 31, 2012 5:00PM

Description:

Uncover the wealth of materials available to researchers at the NEHGS Library at 99-101 Newbury Street during our Weekend Research Getaways. Each program features extended library hours, individual consultations, and themed lectures.

This year's Spring Weekend Research Getaway, “Discovering New England's Records,” offers lectures focused on getting the most out of the many records available in New England. Staff will explore techniques and strategies for using sources in print, online, and on film. Land and probate record research will also be highlighted.

Suggested reading:

Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition

Schedule*

Thursday, March 29

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.                      Welcome and Introductions (Light Breakfast)
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.                  Lecture: Overview of NEHGS Collections, Judith Lucey 
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.                  Lecture: Using the NEHGS Library Catalog and Digital Library, Jean Maguire
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.           Personal Research and Consultations
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                      Library Tour (optional), Marie Daly
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.                      Reception

Friday, March 30

9:00 a.m.                                 Fruit, Pastries, and Coffee
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.                    Lecture: Getting the Most out of New England Vital Records Online, in Print, and on Film, David Allen Lambert
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Personal Research and Consultations
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.                      Light Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.                      Personal Research and Consultations 

Saturday, March 31

9:00 a.m.                                 Fruit, Pastries, and Coffee
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.                    Lecture: New England Probate and Land Records, David Dearborn
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Personal Research and Consultations

*Schedule is subject to change

Registration

  Download a registration form or register online:

Full registration, $300

Thursday only registration, $110

Friday only registration, $110

Saturday only registration, $110

Lodging

NEHGS members receive special rates on standard rooms at the Charlesmark Hotel on a space-available basis. The Charlesmark Hotel is a short three-block walk from NEHGS. Call 617-247-1212 or visit www.thecharlesmark.com. Identify yourself as an NEHGS member and expect to show your membership card upon arrival.

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