Thursday, March 27, 2014

April 2014 Genealogy and Local History 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 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

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 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.  

Littleton 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 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

Rowley, Massachusetts Genealogy Club, meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Rowley library, 6 -8pm in the Local History Room.  141 Main Street, Rowley, Massachusetts 978-948-2850


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 )

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, Massachusetts 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 Wednesday at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=29156

Monthly Irish Study Genealogy Group, usually every 4th Saturday of the month at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts between 9:30 and noon in the Education Center (2nd floor).  Contact Mary Ellen Grogan for more information megrogan@ix.netcom.com and to confirm the meeting time and date.

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March 29, Saturday, New England Family History Conference, at the Franklin, Massachusetts LDS church, 91 Jordan Road, sponsored by the Hingham Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  FREE to the public.  See the website for schedule of classes, directions and more information http://www.nefamilyhistory.com/index/main Pre-registration closes March 14, but walk-ins are welcome although some classes may be full by then.  Email nefamilyhistory@gmail.com or call 339-206-1628 for more information.

March 29, Saturday, Crime and Punishment in 19th Century Lowell, presented by the Lowell Historical Society, speaker Walter Hickey at the Pollard Library Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. Free to the Public. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/1395506410719257/

March 29, Saturday, 1pm, Start your own Genealogy Blog, speaker Heather Rojo, presented by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, at the Andover Library, Memorial Hall, 2 North Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts. Free to the public.

April 1st, Tuesday, 7pm, Writing Your Family History presented by the Chelmsford Genealogy Club, at the Chelmsford Public Library, speaker Seema Kenney.  Free to the public www.chelmsfordlibrary.org

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 1, Tuesday, 7:30pm New Hampshire’s Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline, at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, New Hampshire. Contact Laura Martin Gowing at 603-778-2335 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 2, Wednesday, 7pm, If I am Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me?  George Washington’s Runaway Slave, at the Lee Safety Complex, 20 George Bennett Road, Lee, New Hampshire.  Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti portrays Oney Judge Staines, the slaw who ranaway to New Hampshire.  Contact Phyllis White at 603-659-2883 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 4, Friday, 5:30pm to 10pm, Genealogy Lock-In, at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts www.mhl.org There is a $10 fee and preregistration required at http://www.mhl.org/about/events/hall/2013/genealogy_lockin.htm here will exclusive access to databases, computers, a light dinner with cookies for dessert will be served.

April 5, Saturday, Maine Genealogical Society Spring Workshop, at the Elks Club, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine, Featuring Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, co-hosted by the Maine Historical Society.

April 5, Saturday, 10am, “Welcome to the Graveyard” by The Gravestone Girls, at the Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts. This is a 90 minute presentation on interesting burial places around Amesbury. Free to the public.  Registration required, call 978-388-8148.

April 6, Saturday, 10am, A Look at our Computerized Databases, by Gerry Savard at the American Canadian Genealogy Society, at the ACGS library, at 4 Elm Street in Manchester, New Hampshire.  See the website www.acgs.org for more information. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

April 8, 7pm, Treasure from the Isles of Shoals:  How New Archaeology is Changing Old History, at the Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford, New Hampshire.  Contact 603-249-0645 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 9, Wednesday, Brighton:  A Historical Neighborhood, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon presented by historian Anthony M. Sammarco, free to the public.

April 12, Saturday, 11am - 1pm, Lowell Doughboys and More..., a lecture by Eileen Loucraft presented by the Lowell Historical Society, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, Massachusetts, Free to the public. 

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.

April 22, Tuesday, 5:30pm Treasure from the Isles of Shoals:  How New Archaeology is Changing Old History, at the West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Contact 603-436-6660 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 23, Wednesday, 6pm Researching Your Jewish Ancestors in Old Boston Neighborhoods, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon presented by genealogist Meredith Hoffman.  Free to the public.

April 26, Saturday, Spring Conference of the American Canadian Genealogy Society, at the ACGS library, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. See the website www.acgs.org for more information.

May 7, Wednesday, 6pm, Migration to the Boston Neighborhoods and Suburbs, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon presented by author James O’Connell, free to the public.


Upcoming Spring Tours at the Lowell Cemetery,
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10am
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10am

Lowell Cemetery Tours in the spring begin at the Lawrence Street Gate and are led by Richard P. Howe Jr. Tours focus on the stories of some of the fascinating Lowell residents buried in the cemetery and consist of a 90 minute walk through this historic, natural setting. Free of charge; no registration required; rain or shine.
For directions and more information see:  http://www.lowellcemetery.com/events_tours.aspx 

May 10, Saturday, 2pm, The New England Lighthouse Storm and Yankee Gale by John Horrigan, at the Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts.  A presentation about the 16 April 1851 nor’easter. Free to the public. Registration required, call 978-388-8148.

May 13, Tuesday, 6:30pm, Vanished Veteran’s – NH’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials, at the Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua Street, Milford, New Hampshire, contact 603-249-0645 for more information.  Free to the public.

May 17, Saturday,10 am,  Searching National and Regional On Line Databases, by Janine Penfield at the American Canadian Genealogy Society library, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. See the website www.acgs.org for more information. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

May 21, Wednesday, 6pm, Mining Family History:  Gold in Local Archives and a Speaker’s Roundtable, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon presented by Joanne Riley, with a roundtable discussion about the Local and Family History Lecture Series led by James Madden and Tunney Lee.  Free to the public.

May 31, Saturday,  9am to 4pm. Southern Maine Genealogy Conference, to be held at Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Avenue, Portland, Maine, the keynote speaker will be Joe Anderson.

June 14, Saturday, 10am, Acadian Research Pre- and Post-Deportation, presented by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino at the American Canadian Genealogy Society Library, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  See the website www.acgs.org for more information.  Free for members, $5 for non-members.

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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