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About Leah Walczak

Leah Walczak is the Director of Education at NEHGS. She oversees the Society’s educational programs and family history research tours. Leah has extensive experience in museum and cultural education, specializing in public programs, administration, and community relations. Leah holds a B.A. in anthropology from Cornell University and an M.A. in museum studies from Syracuse University.

A Research Getaway in Boston

February 2014 Research Getaway consultation
David Dearborn (left) consults with a Research Getaway participant

Genealogy is often a solitary pursuit, and increasingly, one that is conducted primarily online. Last week, NEHGS welcomed 26 members and supporters to our research library in Boston for a program that provides three days of in-depth exploration of NEHGS resources. A preparatory webinar provided an overview of the program and tips for preparing for their research trip, such as searching the catalog in advance; making a to-do list and a research plan; and, most importantly, staying flexible. Sometimes the information we discover about our ancestors takes us in a direction we weren’t expecting. Continue reading A Research Getaway in Boston