Friday, September 7, 2012

Genealogy and Local History Events for the Fall


Local Club Meetings

Hudson Genealogy Club, at the Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH http://www.rodgerslibrary.org/  every 2nd Friday of the Month, at 1:30 PM contact Gayle St. Cyr 603-886-6030

Genealogy Roundtable, at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH  http://www.derry.lib.nh.us/  every first Tuesday of the Month, 1 - 2:30 PM  contact: Christine Sharbrough 603-432-6140

Chelmsford Genealogy Club, at the Chelmsford, MA Public Library, first Tuesday night of the month at 7PM in the McCarthy Meeting Room, contact Judy Sylvia
http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/programs/genealogy_club.html 978-256-5521

Rye Genealogy Club, at the Rye Public Library, first Tuesday of the month at 2PM.  http://ryepubliclibrary.org/

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Lunch & Learn – Plimoth Plantation Lunchtime Lecture, 6 September 2012, 12 – 1 PM at the Accomack Building at Plimoth Plantation Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Lecture “Fur, Fortune and Empire – An Epic History of the Fur Trade in America” with author Erick Jay Dolan.  Bring a bag lunch.

Introduction to Genealogy, A four week class, Thursdays, Sept. 6 – 27, 1 to 3PM, at the Amesbury, MA Public Library.  Space is limited and pre registration is required.  Visit www.amesburylibrary.org or contact Margie at the library at 978-388-8148, ext. 610 or email mwalker@mvlc.org

Walk with Washington, September 7, 14 at 11 AM, and 2PM at the Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  $6 Historic New England members, $12 non members.  Explore the streets of Portsmouth in the footsteps of George Washington when he visited in 1789.  Registration required, call 603-436-3205. 

New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, Sunday September 8, 9:30 AM Errol Town Hall, 33 Main St., Errol, New Hampshire.  Contact Debbie Freedman 603-482-3884 for more information.  Long forgotton stories of historical events such as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution told through gravestone rubbings, photographs and stories.  FREE.

Susan B. Anthony, The Invincible! Sunday, September 8 at the Millyard Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Contact 603-622-7531 for more information.  A living history presentation by Sally Matson.  FREE.

Ladies of the House Tours, September 8, 11 AM to 3 PM at the Marrett House, 40 Ossipee Trail East, Route 25, Standish, Maine.  Free for Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers.  Special tours focusing on the lives of upper class Maine women.  The Marrett House was occupied by one family for over 150 years.  Tours on the hour until the last tour leaves at 2PM.  Registration recommended at 207-882-7169. 

12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State, Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 PM at the Derry Public Library, 603-432-6140.  Presented by Robert Goodby of Franklin Pierce University, a lecture on the native Abenaki people and an archeological dig near Keene, New Hampshire that revealed tools and society.  FREE

New Hampshire’s One Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality, Thursday, September 13, 7PM  at the Mary E. Bartlett Library, 22 Dalton Road, Brentwood, New Hampshire. 603-679-8635.  Steve Taylor will present a lecture on the history of education in New Hampshire, from financing the local schools, teacher preparation, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and community involvement.  FREE

The Art of Gathering and Presenting Oral History, September 14 - 16,  at the World Fellowship Center, 368 Drake Hill, Road, Albany, New Hampshire.  Jo Radner will lead a hands on workshop through effective strategies of interviewing, designing oral history projects, and presenting community stories.  The entire weekend is $30, $20 for the seond registrant from the same organization or family. Advance reservations required.  Meals and overnight lodging available at the World Fellowship Center.  For more information jradner@american.edu or 207-925-6244.  To make a reservation for the workshop call 603-447-2280 or email reservations@worldfellowship.org 

Genealogy Writing and Publishing Seminar, Part I,  Saturday, September 15, 9AM – 4:30 PM, at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury St, Boston, Mass. Join the NEHGS experts to learn the best practices in publishing your genealogical research.  Part I includes defining your project, writing in genealogical format, working with images, and adding narrative to your genealogy.  (Part 2, to be held on February 23, 2013 delves into the editorial process and book production, and offers a chance to meet with publishers/printers and consult with experts)  Tuition $110.  Register online at www.americanancestors.org


Revolutionary War Encampment, Saturday, September 15 and 16, 10 - 4PM, at the Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road (Rt. 11) Charlestown, New Hampshire, Mock Battles 1:30 PM Saturday and Sunday, Visit the British and American camps, tour the fort, shop Sutler's Row for 18th century goods, military drills all weekend, Gates open each morning at 10AM.


DNA and Genealogy, Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2PM at the Amesbury, Mass. Public Library.  Presented by Jeff Carpenter, a member of the Mass. Society of Genealogists since 2004.  Space is limited and pre registration is required.  Visit www.amesburylibrary.org or contact Margie at the library at 978-388-8148, ext. 610 or email mwalker@mvlc.org

Vintage Baseball Double Header, Essex Base Ball Club versus Melrose Pondfielders, Sunday, September 15, noon – 3PM at the Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, Massachusetts.  FREE.  Watch a game with 1861 rules.  Snacks, beer and baseball cards available for purchase.  Grass field seating, bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Weather permitting.  Call 978-462-2634 for more information.

All Around the Common, Sunday, September 16, 1 – 4 PM, at the Winslow Crocker House at 250 Main Street, Yarmouthport, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) FREE.  The Capt. Bangs Hallet House, the Yarmouth New Church, the Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House are all open and free to the public at this annual event.  Call 617-994-6661 for more information.



Vintage Baseball Double Header, Lowell Base Ball Club versus the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Sunday, September 16, noon – 3PM at the Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, Massachusetts.  FREE.  Watch a game with 1861 rules.  Snacks, beer and baseball cards available for purchase.  Grass field seating, bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Weather permitting.  Call 978-462-2634 for more information. 


Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region, Monday September 17, 6:45 PM at the Goffstown Historical Society, 18 Parker Station Road, Goffstown, New Hampshire.  FREE.  603-497-9933.  Presented by Edie Clark.  Optional dinner at 6:15 with presentation to follow. So many foods are distinctive to New England.  This is a humorous and informational lecture with fascinating nuggets about our regional cuisine.

Tracing Common Names to Find Your Ancestor, Thursday, September 20, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Derry Public Library, 64 E Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire.  603-432-6140.  Presented by Genealogist and Reference Librarian Christine Sharbrough. Learn how to trace common names in a community to find the right one.  Learn why "John the Eldest" and "John the Youngest" may be of no relation to each other.  FREE

American Canadian Genealogical Society Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, Saturday, September 22, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, $35 registration fee, call 603-622-1554 for more information and registration details.  Two lectures in the morning: Aurore Eaton on "Woven in Time- The people of Manchester, NH" and Jean Nudd Elliott on "The 1940 Census".  One lecture in the afternoon: "Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne on "Making the most of the Quebec Archives in Montreal: On-line and In Person", followed by the annual meeting of the society and election of officers.  www.acgs.org 

Maine Genealogy Society Fall Conference, Saturday, September 22, 8 AM – 5PM, Brewer, Maine at Jeff’s Catering and Event Center.  See the website www.conference. maineroots.org  Featured speaker will be Ted Steele discussing family stories and “Did it Really Happen That Way?” 

Vintage Baseball Double Header, Newburyport Clamdiggers versus the Lynn Live Oakes, Sunday, September 23, noon – 3PM at the Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Newbury, Massachusetts.  FREE.  Watch a game with 1861 rules.  Snacks, beer and baseball cards available for purchase.  Grass field seating, bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Weather permitting.  Call 978-462-2634 for more information.

Cops and Robbers: Researching Ancestors on Both Sides of the Thin Blue Line, Wednesday, September 26, 6PM, at the Orientation Room in the Boston Public Library.  FREE.  Margaret Sullivan (Records Manager for the Boston Police Department) and David Allen Lambert (NEHGS) will present how to find the clues to track down ancestors in the wealth of criminal and law enforcement records available to researchers.

Dissent Among the Puritans, Thursday, September 27, 7PM at the Peirce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Land, Concord, New Hampshire, 603-224-4653.  Presented by Linda Palmer, a living history presentation as Ann Vassall in 1637, wife of one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Company.  Her wods of advice and narration of the events going on in town make you wish you had stayed in England or look towards New Hampshire or Connecticut as a place of settlement.  FREE

Certified/Accredited Genealogist - Are you Ready?, Thursday, September 27, 6:30 - 8 PM, at the Derry Public Library, 64 E Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire.  603-432-6140.  Presented by Genealogist and Reference Librarian Christine Sharbrough. Learn about the process of genealogical credentialing and if it is right for you.  FREE

The Lost Art of Etiquette, Thursday, September 27, 7 – 8:30PM at the Phillips House, 43 Chestnut Street, Salem, Massachusetts, $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers.  Which fork do I use? How do I call on the lady of the house?  Find the answers to these and other questions as Megan MacNeil looks at the role of etiquette in entertaining in the early twentieth century.  Following the lecture, a first floor tour highlights just how the Phillips family demonstrated proper etiquette throughout their daily lives. Registration recommended 978-744-0440.

Lunch & Learn – Plimoth Plantation Lunchtime Lecture, October 4, 12 – 1 PM at the Accomack Building in Plimoth Plantation Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Lecture on “Crime and Controversy in Colonial New England” by Diane Rapaport, author of the book The Naked Quaker: true Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Bring a Bag lunch!

Irish Genealogy, Saturday, October 6, at 2PM at the Amesbury, Mass Public Library, presented by Tom Toohey, this program offers a description of six ways to research Irish families.  Toohey will return on Saturday, November 3, at 2PM to present six more ways to find one’s Irish ancestors. Space is limited and pre registration is required.  Visit www.amesburylibrary.org or contact Margie at the library at 978-388-8148, ext. 610 or email mwalker@mvlc.org

Remembering the War of 1812: A Sailor's Life in War, Wednesday, October 10, 7PM, at the Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth,NH, 603-431-2538, or info@portsmouthathenaeum.org.  What was life really like for sailors during the War of 1812?  Join Sarah O'Connor for a discussion as she demonstrates clothing, weaponry and tools.  Refreshments will be served.  $10 or $25 to become a Friend of the Portsmouth Athenaeum and attend the entire program series for free.

Researching the History of your Derry Home, Thursday October 11, 6:30 - 8PM, at the Derry Public Library, 64 E Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire.  603-432-6140.  Presented by Genealogist and Reference Librarian Christine Sharbrough.  Come learn what resources are available at the library and other local repositories to research your home.  FREE

Descendants Celebration Sunday, Sunday, October 14, First Congregational Church of Hampton, New Hampshire, 127 Winnacunnet Road.  www.firsthamptonchurch.org As part of the celebration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Hampton descendants of founding families are invited to worship, a picnic lunch, a tour of the Tuck Museum and area cemeteries. Aids are available for genealogy research, see the registration form.  $5 for lunch on site, area restaurants are nearby, too.   Pre-registration is required by the form online.  

NH African Americans in the Revolutionary War, Thursday, October 25, 6:30 - 8PM, at the Derry Public Library, 64 E Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire.  603-432-6140.  Presented by Genealogist and Reference Librarian Christine Sharbrough.  Almost 200 African and Native Americans from New Hampshire fought in the Revolutionary War.  FREE

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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