August 3, Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm Tracing Your Essex Ancestors, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, $35. Join Neil Wiffen and Allyson Lewis from the Essex Record Office in the UK to learn how to explore your English roots. A full day workshop that will include lectures, a deomonstration of the website Essex Ancestors, and a special display of original records. The NEHGS library and archives will not be open for research during this event. Please pre-register at 617-226-1226.
August 4, Tuesday, 1pm, The Records of the Essex, England, Records Office, at the National Archives Boston facility at 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts. Essex, England archivists Allyson Lewis and Neil Wiffens will demonstrate their new webpage, and how to begin research with their online collection. FREE to the public, please register at the reference desk 1-866-406-2379 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 6, Thursday, 7pm, Vanished Veterans – NH’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials, at the Third Congregational Church, 14 River Street, Alstead, New Hampshire, Contact 603-835-7900 for more information. Free to the public. Historian George Morrison presents a diverse selection of New Hampshire’s commemorations.
August 9, Sunday, 2:30 and again at 4pm, Stamp Act Reenactment - 250th Anniversary, at the Boston National Historical Park, Boston, Massachusetts, visitors can join Park Rangers and recreate a Town Meeting set in 1765. Free to the public.
August 14, Saturday, 8pm, Stamp Act Reenactment, Boston National Historic Park at the corner of Washington and Winter Street in Boston, Massachusetts, join historic reenactors in placing lanterns near the "orginal" Liberty Tree.
August 15, Saturday, 10am - 4pm, The Wedding of William Bradford, at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Included with museum admission. The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of Governor William Bradford to Alice Southworth. Please join the Sachem Massasoit, his wife and leaders from surrounding Wampanoag communities and their entourage for a reenactment of the actual wedding that took place almost 400 years ago. Learn how 16th century weddings were celebrated. http://www.plimoth.org/calendar?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20150815#/?i=1
August 15, Saturday, 4pm, Stamp Act Reenactment, Boston National Historic Park, at the corner of Washington and Winter Streets, Boston, Massachusetts, join historic reenactors in a raucous through the streets of Boston to the Old State House to protest the Stamp Act.
August 16, Sunday, 2:30 and again at 4pm, Stamp Act Reenactment - 250th Anniversary, at the Boston National Historical Park, Boston, Massachusetts, visitors can join Park Rangers and recreate a Town Meeting set in 1765. Free to the public.
August 16, Sunday, 11:30 am Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed, at the Deering Community Church, 736 Deering Center Road, Deering, New Hampshire, contact Don Johnson at 603-529-7764 for more information. Free to the public.
August 23, Sunday, 3pm, Boston Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see this website: http://bostonmiddlepassage.org/
August 29, Saturday, 10:30 - noon, Genealogy Workshop, at the Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Led by Muriel Chabot Normand and Pauline Cusson of the American Canadian Genealogical Society. Please pre-register at 603-622-7531 or email email@example.com. $5 for Manchester Historic Association members and $10 general public.
August 29, Saturday, all day, Newport Stamp Act Protest Reenactment and Party, at Washington Square, Newport, Rhode Island. This is a large scale reenactment celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots, including a colonial city illustrating daily life in the colonial era, an upper class lady's tea, an effigy demonstration, and a "rank sacking" of the Newport Historical Society museum. http://www.newporthistory.org/events/event/newport-stamp-act-protest-reenactment-party/
September 26, Saturday, American Canadian Genealogical Society Fall Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire, speakers include Lucie LeBlanc Consentino.
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "August 2015 Genealogy and Local Events Calendar", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 30, 2015, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/07/august-2015-genealogy-and-local-events.html: accessed [access date]).