Upcoming Meetings 2021

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June 14, 2021 – “Got Books” – Kathleen Kaldis

Attendees will learn the tools, tricks, and organizational styles useful when organizing personal genealogical libraries of all sizes as well as how to best care for your books. With so many repositories & libraries closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, personal genealogical libraries, no matter the size, have become an overlooked resource to help researchers conduct research projects. Personal libraries can connect with other personal libraries to create a Virtual Genealogical Community Research Library using LibraryThing.com, a free online cataloging tool.

Attendee Challenge: Will your library become besties with my library? My library is Pixel11 on LibraryThing.com. Create a free account today!

Register in advance for this webinar using the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iku7v60lRSu0J3NLTBcPjA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Kathleen is a professional genealogist, genealogical speaker and current president of CMGS. Her interest in genealogy started at a young age when she heard stories about how her great-grandfather, who was born on Cape Brenton Island, came to Boston to build Fenway Park. Her enthusiasm will shine through this live presentation as she shares her passion for genealogy with her audience. Kathleen and her husband grew up on Cape Cod and now live in the historic Kullman house in North Leominster.

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June 22, 2021 – Presentation by David VermetteAnother Boarder: The Reception of French-Canadians in New England

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Register in advance for this webinar using the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdO-gqDksEtJaK8BZRKw3u_9-gtHu4OUi

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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July 27, 2021 – Member Sharing Time

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August 24, 2021 – Sanborn Maps

Presentation by Ari Wilkins

Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to build a map using Sanborn Fire insurance maps, census records, and city directories in Google Maps.

Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of local societies.  

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007.   She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research.

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