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Analyzing family trees

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St., will welcome guest speaker Richard C. Fipphen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.

This lecture will present the history of one of the most unique written family pedigrees to survive from the colonial and early national period – the Phippen Genealogical Chart of 1808, now owned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The chart documents the English and early American origins of the Phippen family of Salem, spanning 10 generations of the family in England and America, including the speaker’s great-great-great grandfather.

Fipphen will share the fascinating story of the chart’s 17th and 18th century origins. The pedigree, like a family Bible, was passed from one generation of the family in Salem to the next, and was acquired by the MFA in 1976, where a reproduction is on permanent display in the museum’s new American wing.

Further information can be found at or by calling 888-296-3447.

Youth symphony

The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., will welcome members of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra for their fourth annual concert in the courtyard at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras created the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a rigorous instrument training program that brings quality classical music instruction to underrepresented communities.

ICP accepts young students who show exceptional interest in studying an instrument and provides them with weekly music lessons, ensemble classes and the use of an instrument, preparing them to audition for the BYSO orchestras.

For more information on this free performance, call 617-536-5400.