Sandra Clunies, CG

Sandy Clunies has been certified by BCG since 1993 and has served as President of the National Capital Area Chapter of APG and on the APG Board of Directors. A past winner of the NGS Family History Writing Contest and the APG Grahame T. Smallwood Award of Merit, she currently serves as an officer for several lineage societies at the state and national level and as a mentor for ProGen Study Group 31. This is likely to be her farewell tour in terms of a four-lecture seminar participation, as she is preparing to retire her CG credential in 2018. Then she can continue research and writing her own family history!
Researching in New England
Friday, 31 March 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
(F41) Life in 17th & 18th Century New England.  Pilgrims & Puritans How did these two distinctive groups develop? What were the similarities and differences between them? What values and practices became part of developing New England? Town and court records remaining from 1636 provide a contemporary and often colorful look at the community and legal climate in the early colonies.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
(F42) Life in 19th & 20th Century New England.  The Industrial Revolution - Urban development – Expanding immigrant origins- War of 1812 - Civil War - power of local politics - genealogical societies first formed.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
(F43) Onsite New England Research.  A variety of repositories containing unique resources plus long-preserved historical homes and museums make a personal visit to New England richly rewarding.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
(F44) Online New England Research.  Digital collections of primary records, plus classic books of historical and genealogical interest are expanding daily. Learn where to find and interpret them.