ORNE 001 – Microtext at the NEHGS

ORNE 001 – The Microtext Department at the New England Historic Genealogical Society
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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.


Welcome to On-site Research New England!

On-site Research New England is a podcast created to help people do historical research in New England. Researchers might be genealogists, house historians, curators, collectors searching for the provenance of antiques, photo historians, authors and screen writers doing background research, freelance writers and many others. This podcast is for you.

Each podcast will contain an interview recorded on location at a New England archive, library, repository or society. The staff will provide overviews and tips for researching at their facility. To conduct successful on-site research is to “Know before you go!”

Tips will also be provided for researchers who can’t get on-site themselves by providing a list of staff or consulting researchers who can be your on-site eyes and ears.