May 12, 2021 | News & Events

Supporting the NEHGS Family History Virtual Benefit Gala Honoring Sir John Major

Welch & Forbes is proud to have supported the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s (NEHGS) Family History Virtual Benefit Gala held on April 22, 2021.

The Family History Virtual Benefit Gala honored Former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major in conversation with British Consul Peter Abbott.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society characterizes Sir John Major’s introduction as the following:

“Sir John entered the British Parliament in 1979 and joined Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet in 1987. He became Prime Minister in November 1990. As Prime Minister, Sir John focused his efforts upon securing peace in Northern Ireland and upholding Britain’s position in the world community as a political, social, and economic leader. He was Prime Minister throughout the first Gulf War and, at home, instigated long-term reforms in education, health, and public services. On leaving office in 1997, he handed over the strongest economy any incoming UK Government had inherited. Sir John retired from Parliament in 2001. In 1999, Sir John was awarded the Companion of Honour by HM The Queen, in recognition of his initiation of the Northern Ireland peace process. In 2005, HM The Queen appointed him a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, England’s highest award for chivalry.”

Click here for more information on the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Once again, we are proud to support an institution like NEHGS which holds dear care and respect towards comprehensive family history research and legacy services.

If you have questions about this benefactor support or other subjects, contact Ed Sullivan, Vice President, at 617-557-9800 or

Disclosure: Welch & Forbes is a sponsor of this event and this advertisement should not be considered an endorsement by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.