Thursday, March 28, 2013

April 2013 Genealogy and Local History Event Calendar


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 for more information.

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

Greater Lowell Genealogy Clubhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maglgc/ meets at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA 10AM to 1PM once a month. 

Newton, NH Genealogy Club- Gale Library, Newton, NH, 603-382-4691, 3PM on the third Wednesday of the month. 

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/

RISE Genealogy Group at the Nashua Public Library, Hunt Room, on the first Friday of the month at 1pm http://www.nashualibrary.org/  (Rivier College Institute for Senior Education, see http://www.rivier.edu/rise/default.aspx?id=1619 )


April 2, Tuesday, 2pm, Researcher Forum: Resources, strategies, services, and navigating the world of 21st century research at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass. Reservations required, call 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov FREE

April 2, Tuesday, 7pm, Using Our Nation’s Library Online, at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA.  For info call 978-256-5521.  A lecture by Laura Prescott on the most rewarding, yet overlooked, free resources available at loc.gov, the website for the Library of Congress.  FREE to the public, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

April 3, Wednesday, 7:30pm New Hampshire’s One Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality, Bedford , NH Public Library, 3 Meeting House Road, Bedford.  Contact Bill Earnshaw 472-3866.  FREE. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.

April 5, Friday, 5:30 – 10pm, Genealogy Lock-In at the Andover Memorial Hall Public Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA  $10 fee. Space is limited.  Register at www.mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401 x31  Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library

April 6, Saturday, 10 am – 2:30pm, New Hampshire Society of Genealogists: Spring Meeting, at the Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH.  Two lectures “Researching your Ancestors on the Internet” and “Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families” with a lunch buffet. $15 members, $20 non members, must register in advance by emailing Hal Inglis at Hal@inglis-unltd.com or calling 1-603-0664-9080.  Seating is limited so register early.

April 7th, Sunday, 2 – 3:30pm, Tobias Lear and the Barbary Wars, at the Gov. John Langdon House, 143, Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH  $4 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers, Registration required, call 603-436-4406 for more information and to purchase tickets.

April 8, Monday, 7:30pm, The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere, at the Congregational Church, 7 Church St. Amherst.  FREE.  Contact Neil Benner 603- 315-8413.  Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.

April 10, Wednesday, 7pm, Liberty is Our Motto: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers, The most notable musical entertainers of the mid-19th century, recognized for their songs about social reform and abolition, women’s suffrage, temperance, and the Civil War. Contact the Merrimack Public library 603-424-5021.  FREE at the Merrimack Public Library, 470 DW Hwy, Merrimack, NH.  Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.

April 12, Friday, Historic Deerfield, ends the winter hours and starts the regular season of daily operations.  This living history museum is located at Deerfield, Massachusetts www.historic-deerfield.org

April 13, Saturday, 1 – 4:30pm, Two Brothers: Stories from the Front Lines of World War I, at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, Free to Historic New England and Cape Ann Museum members, $5 nonmembers.  Archaeologist and curator Timothy Kendall shares the story of his grandfather and great-uncle who were volunteer ambulance drivers in the American Field Service during World War I.  The Boston born brothers documented their experiences in photos and journals. Gloucester resident Abram Piatt Andrew founded the American Field service with Beauport’s Henry Davis Sleeper.  Following the talk at 2:30 is a viewing of Our American Boys at War in Europe, the film Sleeper used to recruit volunteers and funds for the American Field Service.  Registration recommended 978-283-0800.

April 13, Saturday, 2pm, Irish Genealogy, Amesbury, MA Public Library. 149 Main St., Amesbury, MA Tom Toohey will present Irish Genealogy 404.  Registration required .  978-388-8148 or register online at www.amesburylibrary.org

April 13, Saturday, 2 – 4pm, Beacon Hill in the Civil War: Walking Tour, meet up at the Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.  $7 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers.  Call 617-994-5920 for more information and to purchase tickets.

April 17 – 21, New England Regional Genealogical Conference, at the Raddison Hotel and Conference Center, Manchester, NH  For more information see the website www.nergc.org
April 18, Thursday, 7pm Getting Started in Genealogy, an informative talk by Rhonda McClure, at Andover’s Memorial Hall Public Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA    Free.  Please register at www.mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401 x31

April 21st, Wednesday,10am  FREE Vacation Week Genealogy For Kids Program at the National Archives,  38Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts.  Participants research their family history with volunteers and staff available to help out.  Reservations are required, please call 866-406-2379 2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

April 21st, Wednesday, 2pm, Behind the Scenes at the National Archives, a 45 minute tour to see original documents of our nation’s history.  National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass.   Reservations suggested, please call 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

April 25th, Thursday, 7pm Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow, at the Epping Historical Society, 11 Water St., Epping, NH, contact Joy True 603-679-8855, FREE, sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
 
April 25, Thursday, 6 – 7:30pm Voices from the Back Stairs, at the Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass, $7 Historic New England members, $15 non-members.  Call 617-944-5920 for tickets and information.

April 27, Saturday, 9:30 am – 4pm, Introduction to New England Architecture, at the Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass., $45 Historic New England members, $60 non-members.  Call 617-944-5959 for more information and to purchase tickets.

May 1, Wednesday, Strawbery Banke Museum reopens for the season.  You can find this living history museum at 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire www.strawberybanke.org

May 7, Tuesday, 2pm, Our Town: Discovering Local History at the Archives,  National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass.   Reservations suggested, please call 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

May 10, Friday, The Fort at No. 4 re-opens for the season.  You can find this living history museum at 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, New Hampshire www.fortat4.org

May 16, Wednesday, 6pm Finding Our Jewish Ancestors: Jewish history, migration, and genealogy, Genealogist Meredith Hoffman of the Jewish Genealogical Society presents. .  National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass.   Reservations suggested, please call 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

May 20, Monday, Canterbury Shaker Village re-opens for the summer season until October 31st.  This museum is located at 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH  03224 www.shakers.org

May 22, Wednesday, 7pm Genealogy Apps for Mobile Phones, a lecture by genealogist Dick Eastman at Andover, Massachusetts’ Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA.  Free.  Register at www.mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401 x31

May 30, Thursday, 1pm, Introduction to REUNION by Richard Doyle at the Amesbury Public Library, . 149 Main St., Amesbury, Mass.  Registration required .  978-388-8148 or register online at www.amesburylibrary.org  This is a gathering for participants that went to Richard’s first class, it will be a fun afternoon to see everyone and talk about their successes.

Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 1:00 Richard Doyle’s Introduction to Genealogy.  At the Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St., Amesbury, Mass. Learn basic steps to get started on your genealogy.  He will also show you how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest to further your search.  When you register for June 6th you are registered for all of the classes.  Registration required .  978-388-8148 ext. 610 or register online at www.amesburylibrary.org 

Coming Up:

August 4 – 9, 2013, The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Boston Park Plaza Hotel

October 19, 2013 Family History Day, LDS Church, Concord, New Hampshire

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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