Meetings – 2023

Date: January 24, 2023VIRTUAL MEETING
“Genealogical Treasures in Military and VA Pension Files”
Speaker:  Lori Miller

Date: February 1, 2023 – Leominster Public Library in Partnership with CMGS – VIRTUAL MEETING
Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee – Escape Room – “Who’s Behind Those Foster Grants?”

  • Research Form:
    Sharpen those research skills by researching NOW and then participate in the “actionable genealogy education” – NOTE: You are allowed to use ANY online sites for GENEALOGY research; most clues can be found on Ancestry at and FamilySearch at And if you “cheat” by simply using Google to find information, you are only cheating yourself out of an amazing story of an amazing man.

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Date: February 28, 2023VIRTUAL MEETING
“ How to Clear the Mess on Your Desk”
Speaker:  Kelli Bergheimer

Date: March 28, 2023 – VIRTUAL MEETING
“The Photo Angel Project”
Speaker:  Kate Kelley

Date: April 25, 2023 IN-PERSON ONLY(Hope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA)
“Resources and History of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts” (Rescheduled to June 27, 2023)
Speaker:  Walter Hunt

Date: May 23, 2023 HYBRID
“Evaluating and Analyzing DNA Results”
Speaker:  Dwight Fitch

Date: June 27, 2023- CMGS 30th Anniversary Dinner Meeting
Hope Lodge, 42 Chestnut Street, Gardner, MA – Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Dinner – Cost $12/person
Speaker:  R.W. Walter H. Hunt (Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts)

Send checks to CMGS, PO Box 811, Westminster, MA or by PayPal – go to Member’s page, use the paypal donation link, then send an email to cmgsorg1@gmail with the individuals names who will be attending 

Date: July 25, 2023 – HYBRID
“Bethsheaba Spooner, A revolutionary War Murder Conspiracy”
Speaker:  Andrew Noone/Author

Date: August 26, 2023 – Saturday – 10am to 3pm – Free to the Public
Genealogy and History Fair
Hope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA

Date: September 26, 2023 – HYBRID MEETINGHope Lodge, 42 Chestnut Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
“Wild Ireland”
Speaker: Tom Toohey

Date: October 24, 2023 – Leominster Public Library IN PERSON (This Program will NOT be recorded)
“Welcome to the Graveyard Virtual Tour Chronicling Art, History, and Symbolism of the N.E. Burial Grounds.”
Presented by The Gravestone Girls
Joint Program with CMGS and Leominster Public Library

Date: November 28, 2023 -Weather permitting in Hybrid, otherwise Virtual by ZOOM
Have a Computer, Will Document – A Review of Genealogy Software for Windows and Mac
Speaker: Richard Reid