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Brenton Simons on history, genealogy, collecting, and the arts

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June 21, 2018

Save the date! On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org will honor the eminent author, presidential historian, and CNN contributor Douglas Brinkley with a dinner gala in his honor. Brinkley will be presented...

June 21, 2018

From "John Adams Today:"

"He thoroughly wowed our bright, affluent, and informed audiences" -- David Bryant, Library Director, Ranch Mirage Public Library

"Since 2008, the renowned re-enactor George Baker has portrayed the historical figure of John Adams for colleges, bu...

June 14, 2018

COURTESY OF USA TODAY June 13, 2018
 

DOYLE RICE

Are you related to one of America's first immigrants? A new "Pilgrim database" from the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants will let you know for sure.

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June 4, 2018

Congratulations! On Thursday, June 21, Old Sturbridge Village will honor two colleagues of mine: Margaret Burke, Executive Director Emerita of the Concord Museum and Dennis Fiori, President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Historical Society, with the 2018 President's Awa...

June 1, 2018

The history of witchcraft in New England has always been a personal interest of mine. Boston witchcraft was one of the central themes of my 2005 book, "Witches, Rakes, and Rogues."

In the newly published issue of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Spr...

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