ORNE 001 – Microtext at the NEHGS

ORNE 001 – The Microtext Department at the New England Historic Genealogical Society
[to listen press the play button above]

NEHGSIn this episode, host Marian Pierre-Louis visits the 4th floor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston Massachusetts to interview genealogist Rhonda McClure about the microtext collection.

The microtext department at NEHGS has a large collection of New England microfilm and microfiche. They also have a strong collection of the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Their collection is not limited to these regions but you will RhondaMcClurehave to check their online catalog for details on specific microfilm.

In this interview Rhonda McClure provides an overview of the microtext department with tips for a successful visit.

This 30 minute show will prepare your for a successful research visit to the microtext department.


10 thoughts on “ORNE 001 – Microtext at the NEHGS

  1. Hi Marian,
    I am trying to download your podcast to my MP3 player to listen while I walk the dogs. But I haven’t figured out how. I tried finding you in iTunes Store with no success. Am I doing something wrong or do you need to set up those possibilities?
    We are planning a trip to Massachusetts for April, so this podcast is very timely and your Legacy Webinar gave me some things to think about as well.

  2. Hi again,
    Just found where I could add your podcast to iTunes, so have done that. Hopefully it will show up soon.

    • Margie,
      I haven’t submitted the podcast to iTunes yet. I will as soon as I have the 2nd episode out. I will publish an announcement to let everyone know.
      Thanks for having a listen!


  3. Marian Dahling,
    I am coming back to Rhode Island at the end of April. I want to tag along on one of your road trips!

    Love, Love, Love this refreshing podcast! However you should be thinking video – people like visuals.

    Congratulations on going outside the box!

    • Can’t wait to see you again, Sheri! I’ll have to schedule a Rhode Island site for us to visit while you’re here. I’ll get to video in a year or two! Have to stick with audio for now. LOL

  4. This was a very informative podcast. Thank you for all the information you provided. I would never have thought to bring a thumb drive with me. I will at some point go to NEHGS to gather information so anything I can learn before I go is helpful.

  5. Mona, you’ll have to rely on the show notes for information but I’ll try to make them as informative as possible. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to be able to transcribe each episode. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Thank you Fred! Please let me know if there are any additional items, content-wise, that you would like to hear in these podcasts.

  7. That would be a helpful feature for me. I meant to check your site again, and completely forgot about it until I read this morning’s Genea-Musings, which includes your press release. Having new posts emailed is a great memory-jogger, and reminds me to check the blogs and sites I enjoy following.

  8. I second the request for a land records podcast. Most of my ancestors moved to the mill – towns in the early 1800s so not alot of records for them. But the earlier ancestors owned land in the Warren/Barrington, RI/ Swansea, MA border area. Challenging since two states are involved in the search! I have not yet spent alot of town with land records and would love to know a bit more before my next research trip.

    And congrats on the show! It is a great idea!

Comments are closed.