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Date:  April 28, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING

"Maps, Maps, Maps"

Speaker:  Sara Campbell

We will be having a Virtual Meeting on April 28, 2020.  Our, President, Carol Bosworth, will be sending out email invitations with directions on how to access this webinar hosted through ZOOM.  She will also be sending out ballots for people to cast their votes for Board members and Committee heads.

 

Sara began teaching workshops in Genealogy at Greenfield Community College about 2001.  Interest in the community has grown, topics expanded to include Beyond the Shaking Leaf (internet research), Missing Persons (census research), They Didn't Change His Name at Ellis Island (immigration research), Using Land Records, Overlooked Municipal Records, One Cotton Sock, Unfinished (Probate Files), Digging into Women's History, Did Grandma Own a Filling Station? (married women's business certificates, and a Civil War Case Study.

Sara has presented programs for the Pioneer Valley Institute, Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Wistariahurst Museum, Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts, Lowell Genealogy Club, and local area libraries.  Several of the topics were sponsored by Local Cultural Councils under the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

  • "Researching Your Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Ancestors"
  • June 23,2020 - TBD

 

Date:  May 26, 2020

"Researching Your Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Ancestors" - VIRTUAL MEETING

Speaker:  Kathleen Kaldis (Genealogist, NERGC 2020 Director, and Lecturer)

We will be having a Virtual Meeting on May 26, 2020.  Our, President, Carol Bosworth, will be sending out email invitations with directions on how to access this webinar hosted through ZOOM.  She will also be sending out ballots for people to cast their votes for Board members and Committee heads. 

This lecture focuses on the resources available for researching the New England Planters and the Scots who settled up in Cape Breton.

 A professional genealogist who is known as The Ancestor Finder.  Her interest in genealogy started at a young age when heard stories about how her great great-grandfather, who was born on Cape Breton Island, came to Boston to build Fenway Park.  Her enthusiasm shines through when she shares her passion of genealogy with her clients and audiences. 

  Kathleen is a professional genealogist and genealogical speaker.  She has worked as a Genealogist at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants and The New England Historic and Genealogical Society and specializes in lineage and forensic research. 

  She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and has successfully completed many advanced level genealogical institute courses. Kathleen is very active within the genealogical community, and serves in many leadership positions for many organizations. A proud member of the Lexington Massachusetts DAR and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.   Her areas of genealogical expertise are:  New England and the Atlantic Canadian Provinces, lineage research, forensic research, researching mariners who sailed the seas, and resolving tough genealogical problems. 


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Date:  June 23, 2020

TBD

Normally our Annual Dinner Meeting with entertainment.

 This meeting will be determined by the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and the if the Legion Hall will be open to gatherings.

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