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Date:  June 27, 2017

Annual Dinner Meeting

"Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer"

Theatrical performance by Neil Gustafson

The Isaiah Thomas - Patriot Printer program will be brought to life by an interactive theatrical performance by professional actor, Neil Gustafson. in this performance Thomas's own story and the history of the nation's founding will be told through a selection of documents created or collected by Thomas. All the historic documents and graphic images described in the theatrical presentation come from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, a national research library of the American history, literature and culture.

Neil Gustafson is a member of both Actors Equity and the Screen Adtors Guild - American Federation of Television, and Radio Artists. His list of credits includes work with the Worcester Foothills Theatre Company, the Wheelock Family Theater, the Lyric Stage and other regional theatre companies. Gustafson also has extensive experience performing for young audiences, having toured nationally for three years with the Chamber Theatre Company, and presenting Isaiah Thomas in schools since 2001.

  • No Meeting in December
  • How to Be a Good Ancestor
  • WolframAlpha for Genealogists


No meeting is scheduled for December

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Date:  January 23, 2018

"How to Be a Good Ancestor"

Speaker:  Seema Jayne Kenney

While you may feel there is nothing important or noteworthy about your life, sometime within the next 100 years, someone who is researching their own history is going to want to know more about you. We'll look at a few ways to leave them something to find.

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 Date:  February27, 2018 - WEBINAR

"WolframAlpha for Genealogists"

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee

WolframAlpha, according to Thomas MacEntee, Internationally known genealogist and blogger, is a "computational database and NOT a search engine." So why is this an important resource for the serious researcher? Well, you can enter a given name into WolframAlpha's database, like Elizabeth, and it will list all the common nicknames for that particular moniker. Very helpful when researching census records and civil records including births and marriages. It is also possible to find the modern day equivalent to diseases referred to in very old documents. Using this database is a fun and easy way to add another dimension to what you already know about your ancestors' lives. 



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