Friday, November 29, 2013

December 2013 Genealogy and Local History Calendar of Events

Local Genealogy Club Meetings

Amesbury, MA – A new genealogy club has started, every last Monday of the month.  No registration, come to as many meetings as you would like.  For info contact Margie Walker, Local History Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA  978-388-8148 or mwalker@mvlc.org

Barrington, NH Genealogy Club, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Barrington Public Library, 105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington, NH 
http://barringtongenealogy.weebly.com/  or email Wendy at genealogyclub@gmail.com

Chelmsford, MA 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

Derry, NH 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 7pm to 8:15pm in the downstairs meeting room.  Contact: Alan Howard at 603-432-6140 for more information.

Hudson, NH 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 603-886-6030 for more information.  (on summer hiatus until September)

Littleton, MA Genealogy Club, at the Couper Room in the Littleton, Massachusetts Reuben Hoar Public Library, third Monday of the month. For more information see the website at http://www.littletonma.org/content/19459/19471/26579/26595/default.aspx

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

Meredith NH, Genealogy Club  http://www.meredithlibrary.org/genealogy.html

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

North Hampton, NH Genealogy Club, at the North Hampton Public Library, 237A Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton NH 603-964-6326   http://nhplib.org/?p=1386
Rye, NH 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 )

Southborough, MA Genealogy Club, at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA  508-485-5031 or info@southboroughtlib.org   Third Thursday of the Month.  See the website www.southboroughlib.org for a schedule

South Shore Genealogical Society, at the John Curtis Free Library, Rt. 139, Hanover, Mass at 1:30pm ever second Saturday of the month from September to June.

Shrewsbury, MA Genealogy Club, meets third Monday of the month at the Shrewsbury Public Library, contact George C. Brown at 508-841-8531 or gbrown@cwmars.org

Wednesday Night Jewish Genealogy, Every 3rd Monday and Wednesday at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=29156


 December 3, Tuesday, 5:30pm Telling Our Stories is What Saves Us, Worcester Public Library, Sax Room- Main Library, Worcester, Massachusetts. Contact Maureen Ryan Doyle 508-829-6968 for more information. Worcester Women’s Oral History Project.

December 3, Tuesday, 2pm, Salem Spice presents: Exotic Spices, at the Danvers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Salem Spice’s David Bowie presents samples of spices from around the world, with a question and answer period.  Discover some of the spices that made Salem Maritime Merchant Joseph Peabody, one of America’s wealthiest men in the 19th century.  $40 per person.  Call 978-777-1666 for more information and tickets.

December 4, Wednesday, 6pm, A Recipe for Wellbeing: Health and Illness in Colonial New England, by genealogical speaker Lori Lynn Price at the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library, Free to the public. Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library. Free to the public.  See http://www.bpl.org/programs/local_family_history_series.htm for more information.

December 3, Tuesday, 5:15pm  Marriage and the Boston Massacre, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, presented by Serena Zabin of Carleton College.  Phone 617-646-0568 for more information. Free to the public.
December 4, Wednesday, 7pm, New Hampshire on Skis, at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, NH, contact 603-329-6411.  Free to the public.  Professor E. John B. Allen presents a unique New Hampshire history.

December 7 and 8, Saturday 5-9pm and Sunday 4 – 8pm, 34th Annual Candlelight Stroll, at Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Bring the whole family for a stroll through the sights, sounds, and smells of American holiday traditions through the centuries.  $22 for adults, $11 for Kids 5 – 17, Kids 4 and under are FREE.  Family rate $55.  For more information click here http://www.strawberybanke.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&catid=19&Itemid=114  

December 7, Saturday,  Pearl Harbor Day at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts.  Commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a brief ceremony at 12:55pm- the exact hour of the Japanese strike.  The service includes a wreath casting with remarks. Open to the public. www.battleshipcove.com

December 7, Saturday, Open House at the Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester, New Hampshire, Free admission 10am – 4pm.  Shopping, children’s activities, holiday music, silent auction and more! Sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association.

December 8, Sunday, 1pm, Strategies for Breaking down your Brick Wall, at the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  A panel of experts will review methods to use in solving your genealogical brick walls.  A case study will be presented for everyone to solve.  This program is a prelude to our upcoming Brick Wall Sundays in 2014. www.acgs.org or call 603-622-1554 for more information. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

January 7, Tuesday, Starting your Family History, at the National Archives facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, 380 Trapelo Road, Free to the public.  This workshop will provide you the strategies for collecting and organizing what you have found, and the methodology for embarking on this meaningful and engaging pastime.

January 13, Monday, 6:30pm Derry’s Medal of Honor Winners, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, in the main meeting room,  presented by TJ Cullinane, contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information. Free to the public.

January 14, Tuesday, New Hampshire’s One Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality, at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, New Hampshire, Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school house and how they echo today.  Contact the library at 603-329-6411 for more information.

January 16, Thursday, 5:30pm, When Subjects Talk Back:  Oral History, contemporary Biography, and the Runaway Interview, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, a conversation with Joyce Antler of Brandeis University, Clair Potter Professor of History at the New School, and Ted Widmer, senior advisor to former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Free to the public.

February 8, Saturday, 1:30pm, The Underground Railroad in New England, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Eleanor Strang in honor of Black History month. Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

February 10, Monday,  6:30pm, Local History Series: The Day that Made Robert Frost, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by the Derry Town Historian Rick Holmes. Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

March 10, Monday, 6:30pm,  Local History Series: Houses of Derry, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Karen Blandford Anderson of the Derry Heritage Commission and Director of the Derry Museum of History. . Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 1, Thursday, Researcher Forum, at the National Archives facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, 380 Trapelo Road, Free to the public. Researching original records has changed in recent years, no longer are you winding the microfilm, and the resources and strategies have expanded.  Learn about the new and exciting initiatives for researchers, and use this open forum opportunity to tell the National Archives how researching can be made better for you.

April 14, Monday, 6:30pm, Local History Series: A History of Derry, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Elizabeth Ives, Library Trustee and retired theater professional.  Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

July 8, Tuesday, Passenger Lists, Censuses and Naturalizations: The Big 3 Sources for Family History, at the National Archives facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, 380 Trapelo Road, Free to the public.  Learn how to locate and use these resources, and there will be assistance from archives staff and volunteers.

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