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    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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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.

  • WolframAlpha for Genealogists
  • Gravestones and Genealogy
  • Displaying Your Genealogy Research


 Date:  February27, 2018 - WEBINAR

"WolframAlpha for Genealogists"

Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee

What if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine than anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine also calculate information based on set input parameters? Great concept, right?

 Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha ( What sets this computational knowledge search engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from external sources (meaning websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are curated (meaning selected for their data reliability and sources). In In this webinar you’ll learn more about Wolfram|Alpha including how to calculate information related to these areas: Family Relationships, Names, Words and Text, Dates, Historical Weather and Historical Money.

 Our presenter, Thomas MacEntee, is an internationally known genealogical presenter, author and entrepreneur. He will walk you through the inner workings of Wolfram/Alpha with the serious genealogist in mind. His tips and tricks will just amaze you!



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Date:  March 27, 2018

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

Speaker:  Brenda Sullivan from the Gravestone Girls

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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 family research.

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