Celebrating Rehoboth Through Genealogy

This full-day event on May 12, 2018 featured presentations on effective genealogy techniques and religious life in early New England. Attendees had the opportunity to talk with local genealogy experts.

Carpenter Museum Director Elyssa Tardif, Ph.D. welcomes over fifty participants to the day-long event that included many representatives of Rehoboth residents whose family members date back centuries.


Rhode Island Historical Society Librarian Phoebe Bean, M.L.S., talks about the many potential sources of genealogy information that family members can access.


J. Stanley Lemons, Ph.D. talks about Religion in Early New England beginning with a description of the different religious groups that migrated into early Rehoboth from England. Click here for a video of his opening remarks and here for several minutes of him speaking on Roger Williams at another event.


Following some remarks, Otis Dyer, Sr., accepts the plaque honoring his son, E. Otis Dyer, Jr., after who the Museum’s Research Center has been named before Genealogy Researcher Lende McMullen, M.Ed.leads small group tours of the Center. Click here for a video of Otis Dyer’s remarks.