Thank you for attending the 2016 New England Family History Conference. We hope you had an enjoyable and educational day! We look forward to seeing you again in 2017.
Meg L. Winslow, Mount Auburn Cemetery
“Stories of Life in Records of the Dead: Discovering Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Historical Collections”
More than just “a file of the dead,” Mount Auburn Cemetery’s historical collections are an incredible resource for families, researchers, and genealogists. Aware that they were creating a new American landscape, the founders of Mount Auburn took care to preserve the Cemetery’s records, and recent efforts have now brought these extraordinary collections to light. Mount Auburn’s Curator of Historical Collections Meg L. Winslow will share highlights from the Cemetery’s collections and the stories they hold.
Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1831 as a designed landscape of exceptional beauty with the purpose of burying the dead and providing comfort and inspiration to the living. With its founding, Mount Auburn led the rural cemetery movement in this country and provided the landscape pattern for the public parks movement that followed. Today, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, an internationally-renowned arboretum and botanical garden, a wildlife sanctuary, an important birding site, an outdoor museum of commemorative art and architecture, and a vibrant natural oasis in the midst of urban development.
The Family History Help Center
Computer Stations with internet access and Family History Consultants are available to all conference attendees throughout the day. Stop in for help with a specific research challenge or to receive assistance with Family Search, indexing an other online tools.
Conference session will once again feature numerous genealogy experts sharing their broad expertise in a variety of sessions. In addition to live speakers, the conference agenda again includes several pre-recorded sessions from Roots Tech 2016 which will include a session moderator sessions, hosted by a Family History Consultant with experience in the topic presented. The session hosts will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
The New England Family History Conference is sponsored by the Hingham Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.