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Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Step

October 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop fee: Members-$15; Non-members-$20
Come to the Folsom Tavern for a genealogy workshop to help you get started tracing your roots or for help with your ongoing project.  The informative presentation will be followed by workshop time for questions, advice, and expert support.

Presented by Penny Stratton: A veteran of the book publishing industry, Penny retired as NEHGS Publishing Director in June 2016; she continues to consult with the Society on publications projects. Among the more than 65 titles she managed at NEHGS are The Great Migration Directory, Elements of Genealogical Analysis, Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, and the award-winning Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts She has written for American Ancestors magazine and is a regular poster on Vita Brevis. With Henry B. Hoff, Penny is coauthor of Guide to Genealogical Writing: How to Write and Publish Your Family History; she is also the author of several Portable Genealogists on writing and publishing topics.

American Revolution at Sea: Workshop for Teachers

October 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The War of the American Revolution was conducted mainly at sea and its outcome was ultimately determined by naval power. This workshop for teachers will explore the Revolutionary War in this context, including framing the conflict as a competition among the world’s two greatest naval powers—Britain and France. Teachers will receive resources demonstrating the unprecedented scale of the maritime conflict, along with materials introducing the daily life of sailors at sea in the eighteenth century.

Teachers only. Registration required. No registration fee. Lunch provided.

To register, contact American Independence Museum Education Manager, Abigail Pietrantonio, at