Friday, September 27, 2013

October 2013 Genealogy and Local History Event Calendar

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.

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

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.  

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 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

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


September 28, Saturday, American Canadian Genealogical Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.  Speakers will be Dick Eastman, Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, Joe Manning. Stay tuned for details.  www.acgs.org

September 28, Saturday, New Hampshire Historical Society Museum will offer free admission as part of the 9th annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.  Visitors must present a Museum Day ticket to gain free admission for two.  9:30 am to 5pm at 6 Eagle Square, Concord, New Hampshire.  For more information visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday.  Regular admission is $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3 children 6 -18, $17 family maximum.  Call 603-228-6688 for more information.

September 30, Monday, 7:30pm Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed, at the Riverwoods, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, New Hampshire, 603-658-3049, A lecture exploring how 18th century wives tired of the marriage contract could run, but they could not hide. FREE and open to the public.

October 1, Tuesday, 2pm, Webinar: Beyond Ancestry.com: Using Archival Collections for Genealogical Research, presented by the Vermont Historical Society www.vermonthistory.org Librarians Paul Carnahan and Marjorie Strong present an array of “hidden” resources at the Leahy Library that can be used by genealogists to advance their research.  These resources will be useful for advanced genealogists who have exhausted the standard sources available online.  Participants will be able to give feedback to guide the content of this webinar and ask questions about their own pressing genealogical questions.  Registration link:  http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E957DD82884830 for more information 802-828-2190 or Amanda.gustin@state.vt.us

October 1, Tuesday, 2pm What's Not Online: Researching Family History Using the Original Records of the National Archives, at the National Archives Waltham, Massachusetts facility at 380 Trapelo Road, Free to the public

October 2, Wednesday, 7pm, New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the First Baptist Church, 122 Main Street, Plaistow, New Hampshire, Free to the public, Learn more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock.  Learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight in the the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. Contact Jean Latham 60-382-5843 for more information. 

October 2, Wednesday, 7pm, The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What Primary Sources Tell Us, at the Lee Safety Complex, 20 George Bennet Rd, Lee, New Hampshire.  Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in 17th century New England, using facsimilies of primary source manuscripts including arrest warrents, indictments of formal charges and death warrants.  For more information contact the Lee Public Library at 603-659-2626. Free to the Public

October 5, Saturday, 9am, Walking Tour of a Mile of Mills, by the Millyard Museum, meet at the PSNH Parking Lot, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, walk the millyard followed by lunch in the Millyard Museum.  $20 general public, $15 Manchester Historic Association members, Children under 12 are free.  Pre-registration required, see the website http://www.meetup.com/Manchester-History-Network/events/136307022/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

October 5, Sunday, 2pm, Mary Todd Lincoln: An Unconventional Woman, at the Tuck Museum, 40 Park Avenue, Hampton, New Hampshire,  Sally Mummey portrays Mary Lincoln and shares stories of her life, love, triumphs and challenges, during the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Contact Betty Moore 603-926-2543 for more information. Free to the public.

October 7, 21 and 28, Mondays, from 1:30 to 3:30pm Constructing Your Family History, by the Education Committee of the Cape Cod Genealogy Society, at the Barnstable Senior Center on Route 28 in Hyannis, Massachusetts.  Registration is $25 for the entire series and can be done through the Senior Center by calling Susan Griffin at 508-862-4761 by the deadline of September 29th.  Inquiries to David Martin at davidchina_2000@yahoo.com

October 7, Monday, 6:30pm New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the the Congregational Church of Amherst, 7 Church St, Amherst, New Hampshire, Free to the public, Learn more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock.  Learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight in the the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. Contact Neil Benner 603-315-8413 for more information. 

October 7, Monday, 7pm Using Census Reports, a free genealogy workshop taught by Seema-Jayne Kenney of Mass Researchers.  Part 2 of a 4 part series, held at the Norfolk Public Library.  Separate registration is required for each workshop via the website http://library.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/genealogy 

October 8, Tuesday, 7pm, The Other Side of the Midnight Ride:  A Visit with Rachel Revere, at the Salem Historical Museum, 310 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire.  Joan Gatturna presents a living history program and the remarkeable story of tea, trouble, and revolution by the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Free to the public.  Contact Ann LeClair 603-893-6783 for more information. 

October 9, Wednesday, 2:30pm Introduction to Genealogical Databases, at the Manchester Public Library Main Branch, Winchell Room, Free to the public
October 11 and 12, Polish Genealogical Conference, at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.  $80 early bird, $90 late registration, single day admission also available.  For info see http://www.pgsctne.org/Conference%202013/List%20of%20Documents.aspx

October 15, Tuesday, 7pm, Witches, Pop Culture and the Past, at the Amherst Town Library, 14 Main Street, Amherst, New Hampshire.  Free to the public, Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism and performance collide, and "truth", both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history.  Contact Ruslyn Vear for more info at 603-673-2288. 

October 16, Wednesday, 6pm Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary Era Women and the Radical Men they Married, by author Nancy Rubin Stuart, at the 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.

October 16, Wednesday, 1:30pm, Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the Amsokeag Manufacturing Company, at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate, 266 N. Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire. Free to the public.  Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society, and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves. Contact Carole Elliott for for information at 603-764-9888. 

October 19, 2013, Saturday, 8:45 am – 1pm, Family History Day “Update Your Family History Toolbox”, LDS church, 90 Clinton St, Concord, New Hampshire.  This 6th annual conference is FREE to the public, recommended for ages 12 and over.  For more information contact Martha Methot  603-668-2958. Registration at EventBrite online http://concordfamilyhistoryconference-zvents.eventbrite.com/   You will have a choice of four class sessions, 50 minutes each, from a large conference schedule. 

October 19, Saturday, 1pm – 5pm, Open House to Benefit the Hollis Hisotrical Society, 19 Main Street, Hollis, New Hampshire, across from the Wheeler House Museum.Visit the recently restored Whiting/Poole/Hackett House.  Nine rooms available for the tour after a boiler explosion in 2008 damaged much of the main floor. 603-465-3935, Tickets at $20 per person may be purchased ahead of time. 

October 20, Sunday, 1:30pm Walking Tour – The Way Manchester’s Original City Plan Worked, at the Manchester Historic Association’s Research Center, 129 Amherst Street, Manchester, NH, $10 General public, $5 MHA members, children under 12 free, pre-registration required, see the website http://www.meetup.com/Manchester-History-Network/events/136308332/

October 20, Sunday, 3pm Witches, Pop Culture and the Past, at the Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue, Keene, New Hampshire.  Free to the public, Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism and performance collide, and "truth", both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history. Contact Robert Gewanter at 603-355-1585 for more information. 

October 22, Tuesday, 4pm, New Hampshire History Week Celebration, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire.  Free to the Public.  Organizers will unveil a new New Hampshire in the Civil War primary source website at this event. 

October 22, Tuesday, 6:30pm  A Soldier’s Mother Tells her Story, Brookline Public Library, 16 Main Street, Brookline, New Hampshire, with Sharon Wood portraying Betsey Phelps, FREE and open to the public.  Contact Erin Kennedy at 603-673-3330 for more information.

October 26, Saturday, 10am, All About Genealogy Blogging, by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, at the Nevins Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA, with New England genealogy bloggers Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, Marian Pierre-Louis, Bill West, Cynthia Shenette and Heather Rojo.  FREE and open to the public.  http://massachusettssocietyofgenealogists.org/merrimackvalleynews.php 

October 26, Saturday, 1:30 - 4pm, Annual Genealogy Discovery Day 2013 sponsored by the Chelmsford Genealogy Club at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  Volunteers with genealogical research skills will be on hand to provide free genealogy consultations for attendees. Discover the best free websites, watch demonstrations of genealogy tools, bring what you know and watch your family tree grow.  Free to the public.  For more information contact Judy at jjsylvia582@aol.com or visit www.chelmsfordlibrary.org 

October 28, Monday, 7pm, New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the the Griffin Free Public Library, 22 Hooksett Road, Auburn, New Hampshire, Free to the public, Learn more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock.  Learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight in the the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. Contact Ricky Sirois for more info at 603-483-5374. 

October 30, Wednesday, 6pm The Last Muster: Photographs of the Revolutionary War Generation, by author Maureen Taylor, at the 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.

Future Events:
November 4, Monday, 7pm Writing Your Family History, a free genealogy workshop taught by Seema-Jayne Kenney of Mass Researchers.  Part 2 of a 4 part series, held at the Norfolk Public Library.  Separate registration is required for each workshop via the website http://library.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/genealogy

November 6, Wednesday, 12:30pm, Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible! at the Windham Town Hall (upstairs), 3 Lowell Road, Windham, New Hampshire, Free to the Public, Sally Matson portrays Susan B. Anthony in this living history program. Contact Polly Chervincky at 603-883-2932 for more information. 

November 7, Thursday, Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln & Mrs. Hale, portrayed by Steve and Sharon Wood as Lincoln & Hale, at the Ridge at Riverwoods, 10 White Oak Drive, Exeter, New Hampshire, FREE and open to the public, contact 603-658-1510 for more information.

November 7, Thursday, noon – 1pm, Native Foods, a “Lunch & Learn” lecture at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Free for members, $8 non-members.  Carol Wynne, the Wampanoag Foodways Manager at Plimoth Plantation will discuss Wampanoag foods and how they were grown, used and stored in the 17th century.  Bring a lunch or buy one at the Patuxet CafĂ©.  Please pre-register here http://pplunchandlearnnovember2013.eventbrite.com/

November 10, Sunday, 2pm Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln & Mrs. Hale, portrayed by Steve and Sharon Wood as Lincoln & Hale, at the Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street, Deerfield, New Hampshire, FREE and open to the public, contact Jeanne Menard at 603-463-9869 for more information.

November 12, Tuesday, 10am, Using AmericanAncestors.org at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. A FREE lecture to learn more about the NEHGS website with over 200 million searchable names covering New England, New York and other areas of family research back to 1620

November 12, Tuesday, 6:30pm Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln & Mrs. Hale, portrayed by Steve and Sharon Wood as Lincoln & Hale, at the Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street, Deerfield, New Hampshire, FREE and open to the public, contact 603-362-5234 for more information.

November 15, Friday, 9am- 12noon, Preserving and Identifying Family Photographs with Maureen Taylor, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society library at 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.  This is a half day seminar to learn techniques for identifying important historical and genealogical information in family photos, and how to preserve photos from daguerreotypes to digital images.  Personal consultations available after the seminar for an additional fee.  $50 per person, space is limited, see the web site http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=29174 to register.

November 18, Monday, 7pm Using the Internet for Genealogy, a free genealogy workshop taught by Seema-Jayne Kenney of Mass Researchers.  Part 2 of a 4 part series, held at the Norfolk Public Library.  Separate registration is required for each workshop via the website http://library.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/genealogy

November 20, Wednesday, 6pm, Finding and Using Colonial Records in Genealgical Research, by genealogist Barbara Jean Matthews, at the 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 4, 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 7, 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

NOTE FOR THANKSGIVING
(never too early to plan ahead!)

Tickets are now on sale at Plimoth Plantation for the annual Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims.  The 2013 dates are Saturdays October 13 – November 23rd, Sunday November 24, Wednesday November 27, Friday November 29 and Saturday November 30.  Tickets go fast!  For reservations and more information please see the webpage: http://www.plimoth.org//dining-functions/thanksgiving-dining-special-events/harvest-dinner-pilgrims

Also, there is a Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, November 28th, at four seatings, and a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th at several seatings.  See this webpage for reservations and more information: http://www.plimoth.org/dining-functions/thanksgiving-dining-special-events/thanksgiving-dining

Tickets are also on sale for Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village.  The Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet http://www.osv.org/event/thanksgiving-dinner-buffet and the more traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bullard Tavern http://www.osv.org/event/thanksgiving-dinner-at-bullard-tavernJust like at Plymouth, tickets sell out fast and there are limited seatings.

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1 comment:

  1. Heather, would you please include MSOG's Merrimack Valley Chapter meetings on your list of meetings. I will ask our VP Margaret F. to contact you. Thanks.
    Karen

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