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Virtual Genealogy Workshop: Know Your Neighbors
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 7 to 8 p.m.

This one-hour virtual workshop describes the tools and techniques for using information about neighbors to solve family history mysteries. Our ancestors often moved in groups and settled near one another. Thus, learning about your ancestors’ neighbors can provide critical information about your own family, particularly women. Genealogist Sheilagh Doerfler of New England Historic Genealogical Society covers sources that may provide information about your ancestors’ neighbors, explains how we can look at traditional sources in new ways to shed light on these relationships, and outlines strategies that can illuminate migration patterns. The workshop is $15 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society and $25 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required via

Virtual Workshop: Identifying and Caring for Photographs
Wednesdays, November 1 and 8, 2023, 7 to 9 p.m.

Designed for small museums and historical societies, this two-part webinar will introduce participants to the most common types of photographs found in the paper-based collections of historical societies, as well as an overview of the history of photography and an introduction to photographic methods and production. The webinar will also cover best practices for cataloging, care and handling, and preservation and storage of photographic materials. No prior knowledge is required; beginners are welcome. This virtual workshop is offered in two parts, with the first part held on November 1 and the second part held November 8. The presenter is Elena Cordova, an archivist and preservation specialist who was formerly with the Northeast Document Conservation Center. This event is being co-sponsored by the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire (AHSNH). The cost is $50 for members of either the New Hampshire Historical Society or the AHSNH and $75 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required via

Genealogy Workshop: Tracing Ancestors on the Move
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1 to 4 p.m.

Our ancestors moved near and far seeking economic opportunities, religious freedom, and connections with friends and family. These mobile ancestors, however, are notoriously difficult to track. We might have an ancestor in our sights and then—poof!—they’re gone. Or we may have an ancestor for whom we have no idea where they came from. Genealogist Ann G. Lawther of the New England Historic Genealogical Society offers context and motivations for migrations across America in the 17th through 20th centuries, strategies for discovering ancestral origins and movements, and provides tools, including go-to sources, to help track your family on the move. The cost of this workshop is $35 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society and $50 for nonmembers. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online through


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