Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

An educational and inspirational webinar on researching your family in Essex County. Friday, Apr 29, 2022, 7:00 PM EST Register here Join Essex Heritage and a panel of experts to learn about the resources and methods for researching Black ancestry in Essex County. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of … Continue reading Event tonight | Researching Black Ancestry in Essex County: Resources and Methods on 4/29

Researching Black Histories from the Eustis Estate: Notes on Process

By Eleanor Proctor Research Scholar, Historic New England In the fall of 2021, I began a research fellowship at Historic New England’s Study Center in Milton, MA, hoping to find information on those who worked for the Eustis family at their estate there between 1880 and 1930. I expected to see histories of the Irish … Continue reading Researching Black Histories from the Eustis Estate: Notes on Process

Event | Flouting the Law: Massachusetts Residents Still Owned Slaves in 1850!

Held in the Balance: The Trask 250 An Evening with Nicka Sewell-Smith Hosted by the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET Click here to register In late 2014, Nicka Sewel-Smith uncovered one of the biggest finds of her genealogical career. She discovered ancestors that were enslaved by brothers Israel Elliot … Continue reading Event | Flouting the Law: Massachusetts Residents Still Owned Slaves in 1850!

Workshop | Researching Black History and Genealogy

2021 Finding Our Roots Hosted by the BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Register here Thursday, June 17 | 10:00 PM – 2:30 PMVirtual Workshop | Cost $40 Embarking for the first time, or relatively new to researching African American History and Genealogy? This workshop, divided into 4 one-hour sessions, will provide you with the … Continue reading Workshop | Researching Black History and Genealogy