Upcoming Meetings 2021


October 26, 2021 – Huzzah! Researching Your Revolutionary Roots Virtual Meeting

Presentation by Kathleen Kaldis

What a Glorious Morning! The countdown to the 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington has begun. Do you have Revolutionary Roots? Discover how to trace your family back to the Revolutionary War and document their service. Attendees will learn about the essential genealogical and historical record commonly used when documenting lineages back to the Revolutionary War. Research strategies will include traditional methodologies, and introduction to the repositories associated with the various records, and learn pitfalls to avoid. Linage Societies will also be discussed as a way to honor your Ancestor’s contribution to the Revolutionary War. 

ZOOM Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdOutqDMqHNcV0zGtWPuIZbfjBR6GjtWV 

Kathleen Kaldis (Genealogist, NERGC 2020 Director, and Lecturer

A professional genealogist who is known as The Ancestor FinderHer interest in genealogy started at a young age when she heard stories about how her great great-grandfather, who was born on Cape Breton Island, came to Boston to build Fenway Park.  Go SOX! 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, Greek Research, Researching Mariners who Sailed the Seas, and Resolving Tough Genealogical Problems. 

Kathleen and her husband grew up on Cape Cod and currently resides in Leominster, Massachusetts.


November 16, 2021 – “Naturalization Records” – Virtual Meeting

Presentation by Seema-Jayne Kenney

There are six ways to become a U.S. citizen.  We will review each, concentrating on the court option which produced a paper trail and can help with your family genealogical research. This presentation also covers ways in which citizenship was lost & perhaps re

Seema-Jane Kenney – A wife, mother of three, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, has completed ProGen, and is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC 2021 planning committee. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.


No Meeting in December