Online Learning: Bridging the Atlantic: From New England Back to England

$ 39.95

Whether your ancestors arrived on the Mayflower or came over during the 19th century to work in New England’s mill towns, most New Englanders who were here by the early 1800s trace the bulk of their ancestry back to England. In this online learning opportunity, you will learn about key resources and records, how to access them, and research strategies for when you hit a brick wall. Trace your English ancestry without having to hop the pond! 

This virtual course includes:

  • One hour recorded class session
  • Extensive bibliography listing essential records and resources
  • Slides of the class presentation (in worksheet and large format)

About the Instructor:

David Curtis Dearborn, Senior Genealogist Emeritus and Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (elected 1982), joined the NEHGS staff in 1976. Interested in genealogy since the age of eighteen, David graduated with a B.A. in History in 1971 from University of Massachusetts at Boston, received his M.A. in History in 1974 from Northeastern University, and his M.S. in Library Science in 1982 from Simmons College.

David’s genealogical interests include the Dearborn Family (descendants of Godfrey, who arrived in New Hampshire by 1638); families of Essex County, Massachusetts and of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; New York City and urban genealogy; twentieth-century genealogy; eighteenth and nineteenth-century English and Scottish genealogy; Italian genealogy; Westward migration.

David has written numerous articles in scholarly journals and assisted in many published books. His publications include "Migrations out of New England" in New England Ancestors, 3.2 (2002) and “Inside Torrey: Perspectives of New England Marriages Prior to 1700” in New England Ancestors, 1 (2000): 22-25; contributions to the Thorndike Genealogy (2001); and contributions to articles in NEXUS on the ancestry of President Bill Clinton (1992) and Supreme Court Justice David Hackett Souter (1994). 

To download course materials:
Once this course is purchased, you will receive two emails confirming your purchase and a third separate email from FetchApp with a link to download the PDFs and/or video materials (be sure to check your junk mail and SPAM filters). Please note: This course originally broadcast in 2014 and does not include the moderated introduction and original Q&A sessions. If you were a student of the original online course, please contact as you do not need to purchase this product again. Learn more about our upcoming first-run courses and their additional benefits.