NEAPG 2023 Events

Wednesday, January 18

6:30-8:30 p.m. (virtual)

Evening Bunch: Goals 2023 Kickoff

Let’s set goals for 2023!

Join us as we review our goals from 2022 and set new ones for 2023. We’ll be breaking into small groups to talk about our hopes and dreams for our careers in the coming year.

This is a great opportunity to set some intentions and learn about what other members of our chapter are looking to accomplish in 2023. This is the first meeting in a two-part series. The follow-up meeting will be held at 7 p.m. December 7.

Host: Jenifer Kahn Bakkala

Thursday, February 23

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (virtual)

Mica L. Anders: “Ancestral Enslavers and the Enslaved”

Do you suspect your ancestors were enslavers or benefited financially from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade? Have you found documents identifying enslaved people among the records for your ancestors? Professional genealogist Mica L. Anders will discuss how to examine census records, probate files, and property records and the potential emotions associated with identifying enslavers in your family.

This workshop will also provide tips on researching the descendants of the enslaved and provide ways to use genealogy to transform historical harm.

Mica L. Anders is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and oral historian. Her special interests include African American genealogy and families from Minnesota, Nebraska, & Missouri. She holds an MFA in art and enjoys combining her two passions—genealogy and art—to research, design, and curate community history exhibits. Ms. Anders is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Host: Mica L. Anders

Tuesday, March 28

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (virtual)

Evening Bunch: Build your genealogy infrastructure!

Tools and encouragement for connecting and collaborating with your chapter colleagues.

Wednesday-Saturday, May 3-6

In-person, Springfield, MA

Thursday, May 4 – 11:30 am 7:30 pm

Friday, May 5 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 6 – 9 am – 4:00 pm

New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Conference

Meet and Greet, photo opportunities, games, prizes, and snacks for chapter members.

Meet us for group photos on Thursday at 4:00 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am.

Saturday, June 10

9:30 am -5:00 pm  –  (in person)

Old Sturbridge Village – Sturbridge, MA

Explore Old Sturbridge Village as you like at your own pace. When you are ready for coffee, snacks, or a rest, chat and catch up with NEAPG colleagues at the picnic tables in the Grove, followed by a business meeting. You are then free to stay and visit or explore more.

9:30 am – Arrival

10:00 am – Enter Old Sturbridge Village (late arrivals will have to pay standard entry fee)

10:00 am -12:00 pm – Explore at your own pace or visit picnic tables in the Grove

12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch at picnic tables in the Grove (bring your own or purchase at Bullard Tavern)

2:00-5:00 pm – Stay until closing to explore the village or chat with colleagues if you choose!

Tuesday, June 13

6:30 – 8:30 pm –  (virtual)

NEAPG Business Meeting

We will open Zoom at 6:30 pm for informal conversations.

The business meeting will start at 7 pm. By 7:20 or 7:25 pm, we will wrap up the meeting and break into small groups.

Our informal theme is “What are you working on right now?” Bring your inspiring ideas, or benefit from your colleagues’ stories!

At 8 pm, we will be back in the full Zoom group to chat about anything we’d like until 8:30 pm. 

July – August Summer Break

Pick Your Own Adventure (in person)

Use this time to connect with colleagues locally in person. Enjoy lunch, visit a historical place, take photos, and share with the group on Facebook.

Saturday, September 23 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (in person)

Fall Social

Get to know your fellow chapter members at this casual potluck gathering.

Saturday, October 28

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (in person and partially via Zoom)

Annual Meeting, Plymouth, MA 

Tour of the Mayflower Society. Bonnie Wade Mucia, NEAPG member and Director of the Silver Books Project at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, will present on the Silver Books. 

9:00 am – 9:15 am  – Greeting/welcome
9:15 am – 10:15 am – Presentation by Bonnie Wade Mucia 
10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Annual meeting, door prizes
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30  pm –  Tour of the Mayflower Society

Additional event details and Zoom link are available to NEAPG members via email (sent on Aug. 16.)

Thursday, December 7

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (virtual)

Goals 2023, the finale! Review and sharing of our 2023 goals progress.

Host: Jenifer Kahn Bakkala