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As a group, 17th century New Englanders are an extensively studied population, which serves as a backdrop for the next workshop in the American Independence Museum’s Genealogy Workshop Series on Saturday, September 21.

“In many cases, town vital records, church, colony, court, probate, land, military, and tax records have not only survived, but have been abstracted and published,” said museum Executive Director Emma Bray. “The question is how can we locate and use these original and published records, which is what will be explored in this workshop.”

Entitled “Researching Early New England Ancestry,” the workshop will be facilitated by David Allen Lambert, chief genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), which is presenting the workshop series in partnership with the museum.

“The New England Historic Genealogical Society is the premier authority in this industry, so it is a pleasure to work with them again for this series,” added Bray.

The next workshop, “Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Steps,” takes place on November 16.

“Researching Early New England Ancestry” takes place on Saturday, September 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Fees are $20 for museum/NEHGS members and $30 for ‘not-yet’ members. Reservations are required.

The museum’s Genealogy Workshop Series is sponsored by the William W. Treat Foundation.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,500 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.

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