Unlocking the Manuscript Treasures at NEHGS - This talk will help the genealogist make the most effective use of manuscript materials. First, the different categories of manuscripts will be discussed and examples provided. Next, how to use manuscripts to locate hard to find people and vital events will be described, as well as using manuscripts to round out your family history. Finally, the talk concludes with where to find manuscripts when you can’t make it in to NEHGS.
Ann Lawthers assists NEHGS library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health, and has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research program. She has conducted genealogical projects as an independent researcher. Ann’s areas of interest are New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, Ireland, Canada and Germany.