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Resources for researching your ancestors and your family history

Local and Family History Series and Genealogy Classes

All BPL events are free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the events listed below.

Genealogy: Immigration and Naturalization Records (class)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Online Event

Register Here-

The U.S. is a country built by immigrants. Most residents of the U.S. today are either immigrants themselves or descended from immigrants, many of whom became naturalized citizens. This section will provide an overview of what kinds of immigration and naturalization records are available for genealogical research and where to find them.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this event is happening over Zoom.

The Jews of New England (lecture)

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6pm-7pm
Online Event

Register Here-

This presentation will focus on the rich and dynamic history of New England’s Jewish population. An outline of key events and trends specific to New England’s Jews will be addressed from the colonial period through the present. Various resources and repositories to conduct Jewish genealogical research in the New England states will also be discussed.

Dr. Adina Newman specializes in Jewish genetic genealogy and volunteers as a moderator for a popular Jewish DNA group on Facebook and is regularly called on in other genetic genealogy forums when questions arise. Her comfort with social media platforms has prompted her to serve as Social Media Coordinator for the NextGen Genealogy Network. A trained educator, Dr. Adina lectures on various genealogical topics related to Jewish genealogy, DNA, New England, and more. She is also a 2020 AncestryProGenealogists Scholarship winner and participant and co-chat leader in ProGen 50.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this event is happening over Zoom.


Check out the BPL Classes section of this guide for modified versions of some of our past class offerings!