Connie Reik

Melrose, Massachusetts 02176
Please contact me via email


Contact between 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm Eastern


I specialize in published federal publications.


This is just a selection of my talks as new ones are being developed.

Researching Your War of 1812 Veteran in Federal and Publications and Documents
Researching your Farmer Ancestor in Published Federal Publications
Researching Your WWII Veteran in Published Federal Publications
Beyond Pension Files! Discovering Your Civil War Veterans in Federal Publications and Documents
Using Zotero, the Free Citation and Note Manager, for Electronic Research Logs. Either as a talk or hands-on workshop
Find Your Military Ancestor in the Published Documents of Pre-Federal and Federal Congresses
They Served: Researching Your 18th Century Military Ancestor in Published Federal Government Documents & Publications
They Served: Researching Your 19th Century Military Ancestors in Published Federal Government Documents & Publications.

Speaking Conditions:

I work full-time, so I would only be able to speak on the weekends. I would require payment for talks or day, full travel compensation, hotel nights for before and after conference depending on location, meals and conference registration. This is now more flexible.

Previous Engagements:

• National Genealogical Society, 2012
• Ohio Genealogical Society, 2009-2010, 2012
• Federation of Genealogical Societies, 2006 (invited), 2008
• New England Regional Genealogical Conference, 2009 and Pre-Conference for Librarians & Teachers (invited for latter), 2011, 2013
• Falmouth Genealogical Society, 2013 (invited)
• South Shore Genealogical Society, 2013 (invited)
• Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc., 2013 (invited)
• Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. Worcester, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex & Bristol Chapters, 2012-2013
• Cape Cod Genealogical Society, 2012
• Palatines of America, New York Chapter, 2011
• The Irish Ancestor Research Association (TIARA) 2010 (invited)
• Essex Society of Genealogists, 2008, 2011
• Swedish Ancestry Research Association, 2011 (invited)
• Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society 2010, (invited) 2012
• Massachusetts Genealogical Council, APG Track, 2007, 2011
• New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists meetings, 2007, 2009, 2010
• Massachusetts State Library, 2010, 2012
• Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc., Annual Meeting & Conference, 2009


Connie Reik, M.S.L., M.A., is Government Publications Coordinator and Research Librarian for History at Tisch Library at Tufts University, has a B.A. in History from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research at NARA. She wrote a column in NEHGS’s New England Ancestors (2006-2007) and has spoken at various genealogy and library conferences. She is currently (2013-2015) the archivist and historian for the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

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