• Join Us

    Cost of Annual Membership: Individual: $15.00 Family: $20.00; Organization: $25.00 Read More
  • Meetings

    Meetings are held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the American Legion Post #129, 22 Elm Street, Gardner, MA 01440 Read More
  • Publications

    Members of CMGS have compiled several publications. Read More
  • Links

    Links to Genealogy Resources Read More
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    • Welcome to the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, Inc.
    • CMGS was founded 29 June 1993 in Gardner, Massachusetts.
    • Membership is open to all those interested in family history.
    • We meet January through October on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00PM. Our November meeting is on the third Tuesday in November from 7:00 to 9:00PM. There is no meeting in December
    • Membership extends from January to December.
    • Our members are always happy to help those just starting with genealogy or with questions for finding their ancestors.
    • Guests are welcome for a $2.00 donation.
    • Please use the navigation menu to see further details about our organization.
  • WolframAlpha for Genealogists
  • Gravestones and Genealogy
  • Displaying Your Genealogy Research


 Date:  February27, 2018 - WEBINAR

"WolframAlpha for Genealogists"

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee

What if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine than anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine also calculate information based on set input parameters? Great concept, right?

 Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha ( What sets this computational knowledge search engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from external sources (meaning websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are curated (meaning selected for their data reliability and sources). In In this webinar you’ll learn more about Wolfram|Alpha including how to calculate information related to these areas: Family Relationships, Names, Words and Text, Dates, Historical Weather and Historical Money.

 Our presenter, Thomas MacEntee, is an internationally known genealogical presenter, author and entrepreneur. He will walk you through the inner workings of Wolfram/Alpha with the serious genealogist in mind. His tips and tricks will just amaze you!



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Date:  March 27, 2018

"Unlocking the Cemetery Gate ~ Tombstones as a Genealogy Resource"

Speaker:  Brenda Sullivan from the Gravestone Girls

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Date: April 24, 2018

"Displaying Your Genealogy Research"

NOTE:  Due to a booking error, this meeting will be held in the larger room in the lower level of the Legion

Speaker:  CMGS Members

 Creative ways of sharing genealogy research. Notebooks belonging to Louise Cordon as well as other CMGS members will share the different ways they display their family research.

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