From Pilgrims to Pioneers: Researching Early New England Ancestors

$ 125.00

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Czech Center Museum Houston, 4920 San Jacinto Street, Houston 
Registration includes five lectures, doorprizes, lunch, and an evening reception.

NEHGS is coming to Houston, Texas! Many Texans can trace their roots back to early New England. Following the end of the Revolutionary War, approximately 25 percent of the eastern population left settled lands and headed West. Thousands of those families would eventually settle Texas in the 19th century. Join Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert for a full-day seminar on how to trace your early New England ancestors. Discover essential resources for 17th-c. New England research, find out how your early American ancestors made a living, learn how to research your patriot ancestors, and more.

Beyond lectures you will have the opportunity to chat with our genealogists and visiting staff, enter to win door prizes, browse select publications, take advantage of NEHGS membership specials, and enjoy a meal and special reception with fellow family historians. Further your study of genealogy with the experts in family history!


9:00 Registration, Czech Center Museum
9:30 Opening remarks
10:00 Lecture: Migrations out of New England
11:00 Lecture: 17th-Century New England Research and Resources
12:00 Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 Lecture: Using Early Probate Records
2:00 Break
2:30 Lecture: Researching Early New England Occupations
3:30 Lecture: Researching Revolutionary War Soldiers
4:30 Break
5:00 Reception, Czech Center Museum


About the Speaker:

David Allen Lambert has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s Chief Genealogist. David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries. He is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts and a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. David can be heard each week on the popular podcast, Extreme Genes: America's Family History Show.