Created by Ann Lawthers, Genealogist
Published: October 2021
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Whether your ancestors lived in New England in the 17th century or the 21st centuries, this syllabus will give you the basic information to begin—and advance—your research into New England records. In preparation for the release of the Sixth Edition of Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, this presentation will give you the basic historical context, general organization of records, go-to resources, and unique strategies that will give you a good foundation to succeed in tracing your New England ancestors.
This syllabus is intended to accompany our webinar “Basics of New England Research” (archived recording as of 10/29: https://www.americanancestors.org/watch). It includes the key information covered in the session, plus additional references for each state.
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