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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.
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  • Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research
  • No Meeting in December

 

 Date: November 28, 2017

"Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Researchr"

Speaker:  Marian Pierre-Louis

Your brick wall is giving you countless headaches and troubles. Perhaps it's time to take a fresh look at different people in your family tree. In this presentation we will discuss doing in-depth research on cousins and siblings in order to remove genealogy obstacles.

Marian Pierre-Louis, a native of Connecticut, grew up in a picturesque colonial town surrounded by historic houses and an ancient burial ground.  During her childhood she was nurtured in the ways of genealogy by a mother who had spent a better part of every Saturday at the Connecticut State Library. A poster calendar on the kitchen wall recorded five generations of ancestors’ birthdays for every day celebration.

Now Marian is a House Historian and Genealogical Lecturer who specializes in southern New England (CT, RI, MA) research. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, and a broad range of genealogical topics. Once a month you'll find her as the host of the evening webinar series for Legacy Family Tree webinars.

 

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No meeting is scheduled for December

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