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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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    • 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.
  • Under the Petticoats
  • NERGC 2017 Information
  • The City that William Pynchon Built
  • Immigration & Naturalization


March 28, 2017

"Under the Petticoats"

Speaker:  Patricia Perry

Patricia Perry is a professional historical interpreter, a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums and the former Chairperson for the Blackstone Valley interpreter Network. She lives in Rhode Id, is a former junior high school teacher and also a bit of a history nut.

Her programs ae "edutainment". That means while you are having fun, you are also learning. She thoroughly researches and presents with an eye on accuracy, but without the dust one often finds in old history books.


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NERGC 2017

Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past

April 26 - 29 2017

Mass Mutual Center

1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA  01103

(Click link below for more information)

Information and Registration






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Date:  April 18, 2017

"The City that William Pynchon Built - The Agawam Plantation"

Speaker:  Dave Robison

Dave Robison, owner of Old Bones Genealogy of New England, is a professional genealogist from Western Massachusetts. A frequent lecturer, he offers a variety of presentations and workshops, both live and virtual, throughout New England and the US.

He holds a certificate in BU’s Genealogy Research Program. Dave is an active member of several Genealogical Societies in the U.S. and Canada. He also volunteers at the Museum of Springfield History and Archives as well as the regular genealogy clinics at the Chicopee Library.

Dave is currently serving as the president of the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society and is a past president of the New England Chapter of APG. He is also a Tri-Chair and a speaker at the 2017 NERGC conference in Springfield, MA.


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Date:  May 23, 2017

"Immigration & Naturalization"

Speaker:  Seema-Jayne Kenney

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an exprienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany and Sweeden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies. She is currently President of the Worcester Chapter of MSOG and part of the NERGC planning committee. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

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