Welcome to the Seminar


Welcome to our Virtual Seminar,
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Live This Week

  • April 2   9:00 AM EDT   Orientation

  • April 2   11:00 AM EDT   LIVE Keynote Address:  John Warner - Riders in the Storm: A History

                                                    of the Fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry

  • April 5    7:00 PM EDT   CHAT:  Technology with Alec Ferretti, Susan M. O'Connor, and

                                                    Jennifer Zinck

  • April 6    7:00 PM EDT   WORKSHOP: Susan M. O'Connor - Finding Family History Evidence

                                                    in Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

  • April 7    7:00 PM EDT   TRACK TALKS:  Technology and Cultural Tracks

  • April 9    2:00 PM EDT   Connect with Member Societies



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Track 1: Culture


Track 2: Repositories


Track 3: Technology

Track 4: Town & County Records


Track 5: Unique Records

 Kabria Baumgartner 

Searching for Sarah: Education, Activism, and Archival Research in Boston 

 Thomas Green

History of the Massacusett Tribe

Michael J. Leclerc, CG®

French Canadians and the American Revolution

Alice Nash, PhD

Indigenous Peoples in the Archives

Adina Newman, EdD

Conducting Jewish Genealogical Research in Massachusetts

John Warner, PhD

Riders in the Storm:  Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

Track 1: Culture


Track 2: Repositories


Marta Crilly

Old Records Made New: Using Newly Accessible Records at the Boston City Archives 

Janis P. Duffy

Passenger Lists for the Port of Boston, 1848-1898

Kimberly Toney

Exploring your Ancestry at the American Antiquarian Society

Jessy Wheeler

An Overview of Genealogy Resources at the Boston Public Library


Alec Ferretti

Thinking Outside the (Search) Box:  Ancestry Search Strategies 

Susan M. O'Connor

Pinpointing Your Ancestors Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Jennifer Zinck, CG®

Tools and Techniques for Connecting with DNA Matches

Track 3: Technology


Michael J. Leclerc, CG®

Massachusetts Town Records 

Beth Finch McCarthy

Who Lyeth There?  Digging Up Colonial New England Ancestor Records

Rhonda R. McClure

Genealogy Research in New England

Claire Smith

Piecing It Together - Uncovering a Family Secret in Massachusetts

Track 4: Town & County Records


Margaret R. Fortier, CG®

Catholic Records in Massachusetts 

Kathleen Kaldis

Huzzah! Researching Your Revolutionary Roots

Margaret R. Sullivan

Crowdsource Genealogy:  Documenting the 1919 Boston Police Strikers

Track 5: Unique Records


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