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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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Date:  September 26, 2017

"Remembering the Salem Witch Trials:  The Limits and Possibilities of Public History"

Speaker:  Benjamin Railton, PhD

Ben Railton is a Professor of English Studies and the Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University. He is the author of four books, most recently History and Hope in American Literature: Models of Critical Patriotism (2016). He writes the daily AmericanStudier blog, is a frequent contributor to Huffington PostWe're History, and many other sites, and is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.

  • 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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