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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.
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  • "Researching Your Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Ancestors"
  • June 23,2020 - TBD


Date:  May 26, 2020

"Researching Your Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Ancestors" - VIRTUAL MEETING

Speaker:  Kathleen Kaldis (Genealogist, NERGC 2020 Director, and Lecturer)

We will be having a Virtual Meeting on May 26, 2020.  Our, President, Carol Bosworth, will be sending out email invitations with directions on how to access this webinar hosted through ZOOM.  She will also be sending out ballots for people to cast their votes for Board members and Committee heads. 

This lecture focuses on the resources available for researching the New England Planters and the Scots who settled up in Cape Breton.

 A professional genealogist who is known as The Ancestor Finder.  Her interest in genealogy started at a young age when heard stories about how her great great-grandfather, who was born on Cape Breton Island, came to Boston to build Fenway Park.  Her enthusiasm shines through when she shares her passion of genealogy with her clients and audiences. 

  Kathleen is a professional genealogist and genealogical speaker.  She has worked as a Genealogist at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants and The New England Historic and Genealogical Society and specializes in lineage and forensic research. 

  She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and has successfully completed many advanced level genealogical institute courses. Kathleen is very active within the genealogical community, and serves in many leadership positions for many organizations. A proud member of the Lexington Massachusetts DAR and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.   Her areas of genealogical expertise are:  New England and the Atlantic Canadian Provinces, lineage research, forensic research, researching mariners who sailed the seas, and resolving tough genealogical problems. 

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Date:  June 23, 2020


Normally our Annual Dinner Meeting with entertainment.

 This meeting will be determined by the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and the if the Legion Hall will be open to gatherings.

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