• 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.
  • Gravestones and Genealogy
  • Displaying Your Genealogy Research
  • Genealogy Holdings in the Boston Public Library
  • An Afternoon of Genealogy in Gardner


Date:  March 27, 2018

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

Speaker:  Brenda Sullivan from the Gravestone Girls

Learn how to "read" the cemetery for clues and information. Using both direct observation and deductive reasoning from objects such as writing, art, geology and cemetery landscape, much new insight can be revealed. That new insight can answer questions, create new inquiries and open dooors for further detective work.

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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 genealogy research to encourage interest of family members.

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Date: May 22, 2018

"Genealogy Holdings in the Boston Public Library"

Speakers:  Linda McIver and Charlene Sokal


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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