Thursday, November 1, 2012
Genealogy Calendar for the Fall
Local Genealogy 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 1 – 2:30 PM. contact: Christine Sharbrough 603-432-6140
Greater Lowell Genealogy Club, http://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/
Tricks, Treats and Treasures, Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem, Massachusetts. FREE. Join the sea shanty singing Salem pirates for tricks, treats and treasures at the Phillips House on Halloween night. Call 978-744-0440 for more information.
New Visitor Welcome, Wednesday, November 7, 10 – 11 AM, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury St., Boston. This orientation and tour introduces new visitors to the NEHGS research facility. FREE. 617- 994-5959
Uncovering Voices from the Back Stairs, Wednesday, November 7- 6 – 8:30 PM, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury St., Boston. A lecture on the roles of servants in New England, and a demonstration of how anyone can research hard-to-trace ancestors such as servants, immigrants, and members of the working class. FREE to NEHGS and Historic New England members, $5 non members. 617- 994-5959
Mary Todd Lincoln: An Unconventional Woman, Wednesday, November 7, 1:15 PM at the Windham Town Hall, 3 Lowell Road, Windham, New Hampshire, FREE, 603-883-2932. As men went off to the Civil War, women sowed their own seeds of rebellion and independence. The First Lady was no exception. Presented by Sally Mummey.
John Wight – Early Stone Carver of Forest Hill Cemetery, Thursday, November 8, 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. John Wight was an early 18th century settler of Nutfield and his stone carvings grace many of the early gravestones in Forest Hill Cemetery. Learn about him and his artwork. FREE
Marcia Melnyk at the Joint Meeting of the Cape Cod and Falmouth Genealogical Societies, Saturday, November 10, 10AM, with presentations concluding at 1PM followed by a Lobster Roll Luncheon with informal genealogical conversations. To order the luncheon for $10 contact Jennifer McDevitt at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 2.
A Visit with Rachel Revere, Thursday, November 15, 7PM at the Londonderry, NH Leach Library. Come hear performer Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere tell the story of her life as the second wife of Boston’s most famous patriot. Learn how Mrs. Revere escaped occupied Boston with her children, and why one son was left behind to face the British on his own. Free and open to the public. For more information contact 603-432-1132
Genetic Genealogy: Adding DNA to Your Toolkit, Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 PM in the Orientation Room at the Boston Public Library. FREE. Michael Maglio, professional genealogist and owner of the Origin Hunters genealogy service, will present how genetic genealogy can provide new evidence to your origins. Learn about your deep ancestry, confirm your existing family history or break through brick walls in your genealogy research.
New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 PM at the Weeks Public Library, 36 Post Road, Greenland, New Hampshire. FREE. 603- 436-8548. . 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. Presented by Glenn A. Knoblock.
Finding Clues in Obituaries, Thursday November 29, 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 and learn how to pull the most information out of an obituary. We will look at a few sample obituaries, talke about what records to search and how to find them. FREE
Bring Your Ancestors to Life: Connect via Social History, Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 PM in the Orientation Room at the Boston Public Library, FREE. Lori Lyn Price, a professional genealogy speaker, will present a lecture on connecting with ancestors via social history- an aspect of genealogy that brings ancestor’s traditions and culture to life. Learn to incorporate local history, and other sources of social history such as occupation, military service and war, daily life and recreation into your genealogical research to gain a greater understanding of your roots.
Tracing Your Medical Heritage, Thursday, December 13th, 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. A medical pedigree of your family gives you the ability to provide any healthcare provider with essential information that is often necessary when diagnosing and treating family members. Learn how to create one using records you may have already collected during your genealogical research. FREE.
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo