NEHGS Visits Minnesota! Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls: Strategies for Success

$ 125.00

Saturday, November 18
9:30 am - 6:00 pm 

presented by Lindsay Fulton and Andrew Krea
Bunker Hills Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN
Five lectures, lunch, and reception included

Research your ancestry long enough and you’re bound to hit a brick wall—the paper trail vanishes, the family seemingly disappears, and you’re unable to go back to earlier generations. Whether you are struggling to find an immigrant’s exact origins, uncover a maiden name, determine parentage, or discover where a family moved to, cluster research can help. Join Director of Research Services Lindsay Fulton and Senior Researcher Andrew Krea to learn how broadening the scope of your search can break through a genealogical brick wall.


9:30 a.m. Check in and refreshments
10:00 a.m. Taking Action: How to Create a Research Plan, Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services
11:00 a.m. Family Ties: Using Extended Family to Circumnavigate a Brick Wall, Andrew Krea, Senior Researcher
12:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m. Broadening Your Scope: Employing Ancestral Associates in Your Research, Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services
2:00 p.m. Knowing the Neighbors: How Neighbors Can Help Solve Genealogical Mysteries, Andrew Krea, Senior Researcher
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Making Your Case and Drawing Conclusions, Lindsay Fulton
4:30 p.m. Conclude
5:00 p.m. Reception

About our Speakers

Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services, joined the New England Historic Genealogical Society staff in 2012, first as a member of the Research Services team and then as Genealogist in the Library. She has been the Director of Research Services since 2016. In addition to helping constituents with their research, Lindsay has also authored a number of Portable Genealogists including, “Applying to Lineage Societies,” “the United States Federal Census, 1790-1840,” and “the United States Federal Census, 1850-1940.” She is a frequent contributor to the NEHGS blog, Vita-Brevis, and has appeared as a guest on the Extreme Genes radio program. Before, NEHGS, Lindsay worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she designed and implemented an original curriculum program exploring the Chinese Exclusion Era for elementary school students. She holds a B.A. from Merrimack College and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her areas of expertise include, New England and New York research with a focus on lineage society applications.

Andrew Krea, Senior Researcher, Andrew Krea received his B.A. from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and his M.S. from Simmons College in Boston, MA. He completed Internships at the Framingham State University Archives as well as the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. His research interests include Maine and Massachusetts history as well as New England Civil War genealogies.

Cancellation Policy: We are unable to provide a refund for non-attendance. If you are unable to attend, please notify us and we will provide a credit to be used at a future NEHGS education program (tours, seminars, online courses, etc.).