Yesterday, Vita Brevis, the blog of the oldest genealogical library in the country, published an article I wrote about going there when I was ten years old! I am humbled and excited to share it with you. 

You can see the full article here: https://vitabrevis.americanancestors.org/2023/07/becoming-a-genealogist-at-age-10/. 

A couple of months ago I wrote about going to the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), a research library in Boston, MA, for the first time when I was ten years old. NEHGS is to a genealogist what the National Baseball Hall of Fame is to a die-hard MLB fan or what the Appalachian Trail is to a hiker. It is the oldest genealogical library in the United States, packed with records, books, quiet areas, and passionate genealogists. 

A photograph my dad snapped of me before heading into NEHGS for the first time in 2011.

It is currently closed for renovations until 2024, but if you love genealogy, you need to put NEHGS on your bucket list. 


In other news, Genealogy-Jack.com launched today! I have been working on building a website and I am thrilled that it is up and running. There, you can see more about me and if you are looking to dive into your own genealogy, could use some help tackling a brick wall, or would like to read a biography about your great-grandmother, these are all things I have done for fun with my ancestry that are available to you.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts and for subscribing. It truly means the world to me that you like what “Genealogy Jack” has to share and I sure hope you’ve taken things away from what you have read over the past six months. 


Jack Palmer is a History and Psychology double-major at Duke University. I’ve done genealogy research since I was 10 and love writing about it for family, friends, and anybody else who might enjoy a blast from the past.

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