Meetings – 2024


Date: January 23, 2024VIRTUAL MEETING
“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
Speaker:  Sara Campbell


Date: February 27, 2024 – Leominster Public Library in Partnership with CMGS – VIRTUAL MEETING
Speaker:  Thomas MacEntee – Escape Room – “The Case of Martha Sleeper – The Gadget Girl”

Accidentally, you are locked in at the Leominster Public Library after hours. It seems that you fell asleep in a cubicle while researching the history of bakelite jewelry from the 1930s and 1940s. Your current research subject is Martha Sleeper, who was known not only as a film and stage actor, but also as a jewelry designer. Some of her designs were produced by the New England Novelty Company in Leominster. You MUST complete your research on Martha Sleeper by answering a set of questions related to her genealogy and family history. USE THIS FORM AT https://forms.gle/4KiygsZMzzbWDE1w9. Sharpen those research skills by researching NOW and then participate in the “actionable genealogy education” event on Tuesday, 2/27 @ 7 PM!

NOTE: You are allowed to use ANY online sites for GENEALOGY research; most clues can be found on Ancestry at https://www.ancestry.com and FamilySearch at https://www.familysearch.com. And if you “cheat” by simply using Google to find information, you are only cheating yourself out of an amazing story of an amazing woman. 

ZOOM LINK for participation in the answer reveal: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82137212466?pwd=dE51SHNmZTBPZm45MXJxTmY0MjQ0UT09


Date: March 26 2024 – ANNUAL DINNER MEETING(Hope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA)
“Lighthouses of New England and the People Who Kept Them”HYBRID MEETING
Speaker: Jeremy D’Entremont


Date: April 23, 2024HYBRID MEETING Hope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
“Records That Tragedy Leave Behind”
Speaker:  Gena Philbert-Ortega


Date: May 28, 2024 HYBRID MEETING – Hope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
“Have a Computer, Will Document-A Review of Genealogy Software for Windows and Mac”
Speaker:  Richard Reid


Date: June 25, 2024HYBRID MEETINGHope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
“Cemetery Peojects”
Speaker: June Williams / Erica
Milano


Date: July 23, 2024 – “Mixers and Shakers -Tracing Your Saloon, Tavern and Bar Keeping Ancestors Before Prohibition”- HYBRID MEETINGHope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
Speaker:  Deborah Dudek, Author


Date: August 27, 2024 – “The Unlocked Path” – HYBRID MEETINGHope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
Speaker: Janice Robinson Daley


Date: September 24, 2024 – “History at Play” – IN PERSON ONLY – Leominster Public Library
Speaker: Judy Kalaora


Date: October 22, 2024 – “The Skeleton Whisperer” – HYBRID MEETINGHope Lodge, 42 Central Street, Gardner, MA & ZOOM
Speaker: Sara Cochran


Date: November 19, 2024 – “Mount Auburn Cemetery” VIRTUAL by ZOOM
Speaker: TBD


NO MEETING IN DECEMBER