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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
  • Publications

    Members of CMGS have compiled several publications. Read More
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    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.
  • "The Immigrant" and "The Believers"
  • Ancestry in the Canadian Maritime Provinces with Acadian Roots
  • No Meeting in December
  • NERGC 2019 Information

 

Date:  October 23, 2018

"The Immigrant" and "The Believers"

Speaker:  Alfred Woolacott, III, Author of Historical Fiction Novels

Alfred Woollacott, III retired from KPMG in 2002 after a career spanning 34 years, choosing to reside full time at his summer residence on Martha's Vineyard. Being "45 minutes from America" and with a 50 - 60 hour per week void to fill, he began dabbling into his family history. His dabbling grew into an obsession and he published several genealogical summaries of his ancestors. But certain ones absorbed him such that he could not leave them. So he researched their lives and times further while evolving his writing skills from "just the facts ma'am" to a fascinating narrative style. Thus with imagination, anchored in fact and tempered with plausibility, a remote ancestor can achieve a robust life as envisioned by a writer with a few drops of his ancestor's blood in his veins. More than a historical novel, "The Immigrant" has many meaningful layers to savor and several historical puzzles to uncover. For more about Alfred Woollacott, III and his writings visit his website at http://www.myfourleggedstool.com/

The author will be offering his books for sale at he meeting.

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Date:  November 27, 2018

"Ancestry in the Canadian Maritime Provinces with Acadian Roots"

Speaker: Richard Reid

This presentation covers the availability of online and on-site resources in the Maritime Canadian provinces as well as a review of the early history of the area, in particular, the Acadian roots. Growing up in Nova Scotia and with relatives in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, Richard has a personal interest in these resources and what can be uncovered in one's family research. Sample documents used in the presentation are from the presenter's personal family research.

 Richard Reid is the director of Friends of Irish Research which is based in Brockton, MA. The Friends provide training seminars, host a website full of research resources and provide consultations in the Brockton facility or via email. Richard has worked in the computer industry and taught in high schools, trade schools and colleges for over 30 years. He has co-authored four computer books, and established several computer training centers in New England. He is an active member of MSOG, MGC, APG, NEAPG, PCGI, Genealogical Associastion of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Genealogical and Historical Association. In addition to the computer and genealogical work, Richard also paastors North Baptist Church in Brockton, MA.

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No meeting is scheduled for December

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NERGC 2019

Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past

April 3-6, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown (Formerly the Radisson Hotel)

700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101

(Click link below for more information)

The fourth 2019 New England Regional Genealogical Conference E-zine is now available at http://www.nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NERGC-2019-E-zine-4.pdf. It introduces our Opening Session speaker and provides information about the Conference hotel, Exhibit Hall booth space, sponsorship opportunities, some Wednesday pre-Conference events, and more.  Please note that registration for the 2019 Conference will not open until mid November, 2018.


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