NGS 2023 Speaker Spotlight—David Allen Lambert

April 3rd, 2023 by Teresa Kelley


David Allen LambertDavid Allen Lambert has been on the staff of American Ancestors/NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s chief genealogist. David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history.  He has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has authored and/or co-authored the published genealogies presented to David McCullough, Ken Burns, Angela Lansbury, Michael and Kitty Dukakis, Nathaniel Philbrick, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.  He has also authored eleven books including NGS Research in the State Series – Massachusetts (NGS, 2018); A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2018); and Vital Records of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1850 (Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008). David received his B.A. in History from Northeastern University. He is an elected Honorary Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Mass.; elected Resident Member of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts; and a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati and the General Society of the War of 1812. David also serves as the tribal genealogist for the Massachusett Tribe at Punkapoag in Massachusetts.

David is presenting two lectures at the onsite conference.

Session Number: F206
Title: After Appomattox: Researching Confederate Veterans in State-Awarded Pension Files
This class will focus on various federal records for your veteran ancestor including service and pension files for American War of 1812 veterans. The class will also discuss local and state resources, as well as “Adopting the Regiment” to better understand your ancestors service through the records of his fellow veterans.
Session Number: F243
Title: Researching your American War of 1812 Veteran
This lecture will also discuss “Adopting the Regiment” to better understand your ancestors service through the records of his fellow veterans.
These lectures are sponsored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

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