Come join us on April 20th for our next Lunch & Learn Series- Getting Started in Genealogy!

Genealogy is one of the most valuable pursuits you can participate in—learning about who you are, where you come from, and “meeting” the thousands of people who came before you, can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. But, how do you get started? You may have inherited family papers or research from a relative, have dabbled on a number of websites, or started your research and have already found a few records of interest. What’s next? There are plenty of websites, libraries, and printed sources out there, but access to all that information can leave a beginner feeling overwhelmed.

In this course you’ll learn how to navigate the first steps in tracing your family history and gain basic strategies for researching and recording data. Even if you’ve already been doing research for a few years, I’m sure you’ll learn a new tip or two!


Ann Lawthers, Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Ann assists NEHGS library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health, and has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research program. She has conducted genealogical projects as an independent researcher. Ann’s areas of interest are Massachusetts, Vermont, the Mid-Atlantic, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Canada, Ireland, and Germany.

RSVP by calling 508-202-1818 or emailing [email protected] to find out more about time and location.


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