Genealogy Workshops

We are pleased to be offering a four-part Genealogy Workshop Series made possible through a generous grant from the William W. Treat Foundation and held in partnership with New England Historic Genealogical Society. Come explore your roots!

Using DNA in Your Family History Research
Saturday, April 20, 1pm-4pm
Workshop fee: $20 AIM members and NEHGS members; $30 not-yet-members
Entire Series: $70 AIM members and NEHGS members;  $110 not-yet-members

DNA is rapidly becoming an important tool in genealogical research, and as more people take the test, the number of matches increase, making it even more useful. Unfortunately, when many people receive the results of their test, they are unsure what they mean or what to do with them. The goal of this workshop is to explain the tests, show you what tools are available for research, and how to use them to identify ancestors and previously unknown relatives.

Presented by Tom Dreyer, Genealogist NEHGS

 

Researching Veteran Ancestors: American Civil War, World War I, and World War II
Saturday, June 8, 1pm-4pm
Workshop fee: $20 AIM members and NEHGS members; $30 not-yet-members
Entire Series: $70 AIM members and NEHGS members;  $110 not-yet-members

Throughout American history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve our country and defend our families. Many of us can claim these courageous citizens as our ancestors, but how do we learn more about their service? In this workshop, David Allen Lambert of the New England Historic Genealogical Society will provide tools, tips, and strategies for researching veteran ancestors who served in the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

Presented by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at NEHGS

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Researching Early New England Ancestry
September 21, 1PM-4PM
Workshop fee: $20 AIM members and NEHGS members; $30 not-yet-members
Entire Series: $70 AIM members and NEHGS members;  $110 not-yet-members

As a group, 17th-century New Englanders are arguably the most studied group on the planet, and thus descendants are blessed with a multitude of resources. In many cases, town vital records, church, colony, court, probate, land, military, and tax records not only have survived, but have been abstracted and published. In this workshop, Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert will discuss the settlement of and migrations within New England, how to locate and utilize original and published records, and strategies for breaking down common brick walls.

Presented by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at NEHGS

Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Steps
November 16, 1PM-4PM
Workshop fee: $20 AIM members and NEHGS members; $30 not-yet-members
Entire Series: $70 AIM members and NEHGS members;  $110 not-yet-members

Once you’ve done your research and discovered your roots, what comes next? Our final workshop of the season will offer advice on your ongoing project, when to stop your research, and how to compile it into a unique record of your history that you can share with family and pass on to your future generations. The informative presentation will be followed by workshop time for questions, advice, and expert support.

Presented by Penny Stratton, Retired Publishing Director at NEHGS

Additional Information

All Workshops are held at the Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter, NH.  Parking is available in the museum parking lot on Spring Street, in Exeter Municipal lots, or on Water Street.  Wifi is available in the tavern and you are welcome to bring laptops and tablets. Please note that the presentation will take place on the second floor of the Folsom Tavern which is only accessible by stairs due to the historic nature of the building.  

Questions? Please contact events@independencemuseum.org

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