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    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
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    Members of CMGS have compiled several publications. 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.
  • Funeral Homes & Family History
  • Time Traveling with Google Earth
  • No Meeting in December

 

Date:  October 29, 2019 ** Note Date Change (5th Tuesday) **

Funeral Homes & Family History: They're Dying to Meet You

Speaker:  Daniel Earl

Daniel Earl got his start at age 10 when he visited his great-grandfather's grave. He spent the last 25 years researching his own family and helping others make history a part of their story. Daniel is a member of several groups and organizations and has experience doing research in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states in the United States, New England, Eastern Canada, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland.

Most genealogists know how to look in a cemetery to find their ancestors, but what about funeral homes? Funeral home records can provide loads of genealogically rich information. This presentation will teach participants what types of records are typically found in funeral homes, how to locate these resources online an "in the field", as well as provide real-life examples of how to search from ancillary clues in funeral home records.

 

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Date:  November 19, 2019

WEBINAR

Google Earth for Genealogy – Time Traveling with Google Earth

Speaker: Lisa Louise Cook

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials available to Genealogy Gems Premium Members and the books: Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and The Genealogist's Google Toolbox, as well as producer of the video series Google Earth for Genealogy and over 60 videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel.


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No meeting is scheduled for December

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