Events and Programs

NEHGS events in and around Boston

Coronavirus Information

Learn with NEHGS experts and partner organizations at dozens of lectures, seminars, workshops, and other special events, offered each year at the American Ancestors Research Center and in the greater Boston area.

NOTE: All in-person events and programs have been postponed for the foreseeable future. But, not to worry—you can still learn from home! View our list of upcoming programs.



POSTPONED: Salt Lake City Research Tour

Original dates: May 2-9, 2021

New Dates: November 7-14, 2021

Registration not yet open. Please check back here to register soon.

Navigate the resources of the world’s largest genealogy library with the help of experts from American Ancestors. We have more than 40 years of experience leading researchers to Salt Lake City. You will benefit from special orientation and tutorials, one-on-one consultations, lectures, and more.


NOW VIRTUAL! Spring Research Stay-at-Home

Registration not yet open. Please check our Online Events page to register soon.

The Spring Research Stay-at-Home is a three-day online experience filled with consultations, lectures, and more! Learn about essential resources and research strategies that can be accessed and applied digitally, attend lectures from our staff on popular genealogical topics, chat with our experts and other participants daily, and receive one-on-one consultation time focused on your research questions. From the most advanced researcher to someone just beginning their journey into family history research, the Spring Research Stay-at-Home will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to continue your family history research online from home.


CANCELLED: Massachusetts Research Tour

June 21-26, 2021

Whether your family ties to Massachusetts began 400 or 40 years ago, the Boston area is a fantastic place to conduct genealogical research. Moving beyond the doors of our own research center, this new tour will help you navigate world-class research facilities in and around Boston, providing special orientations, lectures, and guided research time. Repositories include Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts State Archives, and more!

We hope to plan this tour in the future. In the meantime, we will have a Massachusetts Research online course in May 2021 which will help you further your Massachusetts genealogy. Please check our Online Events page soon to register for that program.


NOW VIRTUAL! American Ancestors Summer Institute for Advanced Researchers: Managing an Oral History Project

July 15-18, 2021

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Whether you are interested in collecting stories about an individual, a family, or a community, oral history projects require a methodical approach. This seminar will give you the tools to organize your oral history project, encourage meaningful and productive conversations, record interviews, and share your results with generations to come. Open to current American Ancestors members only.


NOW VIRTUAL! Come Home to New England

August 10-14, 2021

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NEHGS and American Ancestors have been collecting information about families in American for 175 years. This research program provides you the opportunity to “come home” to Boston and work closely with our staff to advance your research.