Thursday, April 5, 2012

Genealogy Calendar of Events


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, at 11AM  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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Genealogy Events


The 1940 Census is Here Today! Monday, April 2nd, 9AM at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

Introduction to Genealogy, Tuesday, April 3rd, 2PM at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

Genealogical Research in Connecticut, Wednesday, April 11th, 10AM, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free lecture by Christopher Child, genealogist of the Newbury Street Press.  Listen to an exploration of genealogical research in Connecticut. Learn more about the records, resources, and strategies you need to discover information about your Connecticut ancestors. Family history researchers of all levels are encouraged to attend. After the lecture, visit the NEHGS research library to apply what you've learned.  http://www.americanancestors.org/events/

Portuguese and Azorean Immigration: Records and Resources in Massachusetts, Friday, April 13th , 12 – 1:30 PM at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free lecture about Portuguese and Azorean immigration to highlight the NEHGS’s recent acquisition of microfilmed Azorean records including Catholic church and civil records, consisting primarily of birth, baptism, marriage, and death records from the 16th through the 19th centuries. http://www.americanancestors.org/events/

Preserving and Promoting Ethnic Heritage, Identity, and Representation in the U.S.
Sonia Pacheco, Librarian/Archivist at UMass Dartmouth, will provide a brief history of Portuguese immigration to the United States, and share the resources available at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.

Immigration of Azoreans to the United States: Through the Documents of one Family 
Michael J. Hall of FamilySearch will demonstrate how documents can be used to reconstruct the history of a family, and the importance of preserving all documents for the family historian. Follow the journey of the Brilhante Family from Relva, Sao Miguel, Azores to Fall River, Massachusetts. The story of Azorean immigration, told through the eyes of Antonio Brilhante, will unfold through photos, newspaper accounts, government and religious records, and personal documents created in the Azores and the United States.


NH Society of Genealogists, Saturday, April 14th, 9:30 – 2:15 PM, at the Manchester, NH Public Library, Main Branch, Winchell Room and the Auditorium, New Hampshire Society of Genealogists. Spring Meeting of the NH Genealogy Society, bring a bag lunch.  See this link for more information http://nhsog.org/nhsog/mtgs/mtg1204.htm   Free and open to the public

Wednesday Night Jewish Genealogy, Wednesday, April 18th, 6 – 8PM, at the 5th Floor reference desk of the American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library at 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston.  All sessions are free, and those interested are encouraged to call 617-226-1245 prior to the session if planning to attend. http://ajhsboston.org/

1940 Census Workshop, Saturday, April 21st, 10 AM at the Nashua Public Library, a good review of the long awaited release of the 1940 US Census with genealogy researcher Laura Prescott.  See the link www.tinyurl.com/npllectures Free.

Civil War Lecture, Wednesday, April 25, 7pm, Trinity Episcopal Church hall, 120 Broad Street, Claremont, NH; Steven Robert Closs, author of "Willing Sacrifice: Granite State Valor During the American Civil War, 1861-1865," will speak; This is the second program in a three-part series titled "Loyalty, Sacrifice, Courage: Remembering the Civil War," co-sponsored by the Claremont, NH Historical Society and the Friends of the Fiske Free Library; free and open to the public, Information: 603-542-7017

American Canadian Genealogical Society Spring Workshops, Saturday April 28th,  Free day of workshops from 8 AM to 3:15 PM and a used book sale.  See more information at this link http://acgs.org/about/activities.html  4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire (603) 622-1554

Genealogy Research: What’s Online; What’s Not Online, Tuesday, May 1st, 2 PM, National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

A Visit with Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, May 3 10:30 AM, a living history talk by re-enactor  Steve Wood at Bow High School, 32 White Rock Hill Rd, Bow, New Hampshire, sponsored by the Bow Baker Library, with funding in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, free and open to the public; Information: 603-224-7113

The 8th Annual Granite State Story Swap, Saturday, May 5, 8th at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd Rye NH, $16 includes breakfast & lunch, 2 story concerts, 2 story swaps, Information: Lauretta Phillips, 603-735-5965 or lphillipstale@comcast.net

Basic Introduction to Genealogical Databases,  Tuesday, May 8th, 2:30PM at the Manchester, NH Public Library, Main Branch, Winchell Room.  Free

Using AmericanAncestors.org,  Wednesday, May 9th, 10AM, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free. The NEHGS website, AmericanAncestors.org, is full of great features, tools, resources, and content that highlights NEHGS’ national expertise in genealogy and family history. We now have more than 200 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and other areas of family research dating back to 1620. We invite you to attend this free lecture to learn more about this incredible online resource.


Navigating the US Censuses, 1790 – 1940, Thursday, May 17th, at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

The New Hampshire Humanities Fair , Friday, June 1, at the NH Technical Institute, 8:30 to noon, 12:30 to 4:30; the public is invited to attend and hear and evaluate prospective programs for the Humanities to Go speakers bureau; information at http://www.nhhc.org/ or 603-224-4071

Searching for Seamen: 19th Century crew lists, shipping articles, citizenship and more, Tuesday, June 5th, 2 PM at the National Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts, 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov

Lunch & Learn: The Winslow Family & Their Servants, Thursday, June 7th, 12 – 1PM at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The Winslows were an up-and-coming family in colonial New England, who contributed to local politics, government and the military. While the family is fairly well documented, what about the servants and slaves who helped run their households? Join Dr. Karin Goldstein as she presents: The Winslow Family & Their Servants. Lecture will begin promptly at noon in the Accomack Building. A brief Q& A will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Free.  Please pre-register at http://www.plimoth.org/learn/programs-adults/lunch-and-learn

Lunch & Learn: Wearing History- Reproducing Historical Clothing, Thursday, July 5th,12 – 1 PM at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plimoth Plantation is delighted to present Wearing History- Reproducing Historical Clothing with Manager of Historical Clothing and Textiles Denise Lebica. Lecture will begin promptly at noon in the Accomack Building. A brief Q& A will follow. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Free.  Please pre-register at http://www.plimoth.org/learn/programs-adults/lunch-and-learn

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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