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2016


Date

Event

Location

Details

5 February 2016

Crime and Punishment in Early Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

Part of our First Fridays lecture series
Friday, February 5 noon - 1 pm
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street Boston, MA
Presented by Rose Doherty, Partnership of the Historic Bostons

In early Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony crime and punishment were key aspects of maintaining community solidarity and security. The Puritan churches and the civil government both defined appropriate behavior and took action when rules were broken. This talk describes the relationship between the two institutions and emphasizes the civil role of laws and courts to apply sanctions ranging from minor shaming to corporal punishments, imprisonment, and death.

Learn about the remarkable protections for individuals in the justice system that were first established in Massachusetts. Massachusetts had 25 capital crimes by the mid 17th century, however many were seldom actually punished by death and guilty persons were put to death for many more crimes in England much later in history. Jails (gaols) were little used and Boston had the only one for decades.

Fascinating examples of early colonial crimes and punishments are used to bring the story to life for our audiences. The lecture will locate the sites of stocks, whipping posts, gaols, and gallows in Boston. We will discuss public punishments and the cultural values around them.

About the speaker: Rose A. Doherty is the current President and former Treasurer of the Partnership of the Historic Bostons, Inc. She has been a member of NEHGS since 2005.


6 February 2016

21st Century African American Genealogy Seminar - Kenyatta Berry

Camarillo, California

Saturday, February 6, 2016
VCGS: 21st Century African American Genealogy Seminar - Kenyatta Berry (General Meetings)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Speaker: Kenyatta Berry

1:00 PM
"21st Century African American genealogy: How the media and technology are changing research"

2:00 PM
"Using Little-Known Slave-Owner Records to Locate Ancestors of Slaves and Descendants of Slave-Owners"

Kenyatta D. Berry is a genealogist, businesswoman and lawyer with more than fifteen years experience in genealogical research and writing. A native of Detroit, she began her genealogical journey while in law school and studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing.


6 February 2016

NEHGS New Visitor Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive. With more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs, and records--and expert staff to help you navigate it all-- NEHGS provides the access you need to research your family history. You do not have to be a member to participate. Tour attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.


20 February 2016

NEHGS New Visitor Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This free orientation and tour introduces you to the resources available at the New England Historic Genealogical Society research facility. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit genealogy library and archive. With more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs, and records--and expert staff to help you navigate it all-- NEHGS provides the access you need to research your family history. You do not have to be a member to participate. Tour attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.


20 February 2016

NEHGS Art & Architecture Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting unique items of Americana and fine art since its founding in 1845. On this free tour, participants will learn the story behind items that illustrate life in early America as well as the history behind our building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Attendees are welcome to use our resources following the tour. No registration necessary. Paid parking is available at neighborhood garages or on street meters.


6 March 2016

Irish Family History Day

Boston, Massachusetts

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Explore your Irish heritage with the experts at NEHGS and the Ulster Historical Foundation. Learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and understand important historical context. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won?t want to miss this full-day seminar with lectures and consultations!


12 March 2016

Germanic Genealogy Society's Spring Meeting

Bloomington, Minnesota

We are pleased to welcome Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin to be our speaker. This meeting will be a full day event.

Early bird registration must be postmarked (or paid online) by February 1st.

Presentation Topics:
Read the Tabloids: German Church Records
Boost your Germanic Research: Understanding Jurisdictions
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records
Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

Time and Location:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington , MN

Meeting will be located in Normandale?s Fine Arts Building-Lorenz Auditorium, room number F1265.
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12 March 2016

DGS 2016 Spring Seminar

Dallas, Texas

"From Whence They Came"; Dallas Genealogical Society?s 2016 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner:
1. Effective Use of England?s National Archives Website
2. Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine
3. Scottish Emigration to North America: Before, During and After the Rebellions
4. Overlooked Sources for 17th and 18th century English Research

J.Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201


19 March 2016

Middle TN Genealogical Society, Bi-Monthly Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

Time: 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. David Dowell, TOPIC: DNA
Mr. Dowell holds 2 degrees in history and 2 in library science. He has authored the book: "NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection." His program is entitled, "Can DNA Breach My Brick Wall?" This is an interactive meeting. Please visit our website for more information, fill out the chart and bring to the meeting. Don't miss Dr. Dowell's expertise on this subject.


2 April 2016

TVGS Spring Seminar 2016

Huntsville, Alabama

TVGS Spring Seminar with Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist. Ms. Russell is a Certified Genealogist (CG) and Certified Genealogical Lecturer (CGL). She earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from Rutgers. She serves on the faculty at IGHR, at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and at Boston University?s Center for Professional Education.

Topics:
- Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence
- Widows and Orphans Under the Law
- Using Court Records to Tell Family Stories
- Where There is, or Isn't a Will
Seminar will be held at the SpringHill Suites Downtown hotel. Please see the TVGS Website for more details and registration information.


16 April 2016

2016 Annual Spring Seminar

Plain City, Ohio

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Plain City, Ohio
Ohio Chapter Palatines to America Spring Seminar
Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave, US Rt 42, Plain City, Ohio
"Where, Oh Where, Are My Ancestors From?
Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, a Board Certified Genealogist..
Topics: Where, Oh Where, are My Ancestors From? So You've Found Your Ancestor's Town of Origin - Now What?
Finding Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
Fees include syllabus, seminar sessions, vendor showcase, breakfast pasties, coffee & juice, and Full Buffet lunch with Broasted Chicken and Roast Beef.

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