05 September 2010

Boston: NEHGS, newspaper research, Sept. 15

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, in addition to its new AmericanAncestors.org website, offers excellent programming with expert speakers at its Boston headquarters.

Elissa Scalise Powell CG will present "Windows to the Past: Newspaper Research," at 10am, Wednesday, September 15, at the NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury St., Boston, Massachusetts. The program is free and open to the public.

Newspapers contain more than obituaries -- they record many important events in our ancestor's lives and can be a substitute for missing vital records. Learn how to access them online and off in order to reap the huge rewards that are hidden in their pages.
A Pennsylvania resident, Powell has been doing genealogical research since 1985, and has been helping others find their ancestral roots since 1990. She became a Certified Genealogical Records SpecialistSM (CGRS) in 1995 and, in 2005, changed her designation to Certified GenealogistSM (CG).

In addition to being a national and regional speaker, Powell is the Professional Genealogy course coordinator, Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy instructor, Salt Lake City; and an expert and instructor at Boston University's Certificate in Genealogical Research program.

She has authored articles and book reviews published in NGS NewsMagazine, NGS Quarterly, APG Quarterly, Digital Genealogist, and the now-defunct Genealogical Computing.

For more information visit AmericanAncestors.org.

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