Monday, October 28, 2013

November 2013 Genealogy and Local History 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.  (on summer hiatus until September)

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

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


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.

November 2, Saturday,  8:30 am – 4:30pm, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists Annual Meeting:  American Civil War theme,  at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 616 Great Road, Littleton, Mass.

November 3, Sunday, 2pm, Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region, at the Hampton Falls Town Hall, 1 Drinkwater Road, Hampton Falls, NH contact Elizabeth Volpone 603-926-9561. Speaker Edie Clark celebrates our regional favorite foods along with an examination of how contemporary life has distanced us from these classics. Free to the public

November 4, Monday, 7pm New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the Concord Public Library, 45 Green Street, Concord, NH, contact Robbin Bailey 603 – 225-8670 for more information.  Glenn Knoblock presents rubbings, photographs, and slides to illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods.  Learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. Free to the public.

November 5, Tuesday, 4 – 5:30pm, Genealogy for Beginners, at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Mass, in the Tech Classroom, contact 617-859-2323 to pre-register and reserve a spot.  Free.

November 5, Tuesday, 7:30pm, A Conversation with John Marshall, at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, NH, contact 603-778-2335.  Richard Hesse portrays Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court John Marshall in the year 1835 in this living history program. Free to the public

November 6, Wednesday, 12:30pm, Susan B. Anthony, the Invincible! At the Windham Town Hall (upstairs), 3 Lowell Road, Windham, NH contact Polly Chervincky 603-883-2932.  Sally Matson portrays Anthony in this living history program.  Free to the public.

November 7, Thursday, Identification and Care of Photographs, a workshop at the New Hampshire Historical Society presented with the Northeast Document Conservation Center.  Choose from one of two sessions, 9am to 12:30pm, or from 1:30 to 5pm.  A hands-on workshop to recognize the various photographic formats and the preservation problems associated with each format.  The workshop also addresses storage, preservations, environmental guidelines, care and handling.  Bring your photos for discussion. $90 for Society members and $115 for non-members.  Register by phone with a credit card by calling Stephanie Fortin at 603-856-0604.  Or download this form and mail it with payment to History Workshop, New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Avenue, Concord, NH 03301 at this link: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103155922201-378/Enrollment+Form.pdf

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 9, Saturday, 2pm, Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, Or did She? At the Newmarket Public Library, 1 Elm Street, Newmarket, Free to the Public, Anette Holba reviews the facts of the case and explores the evidence that some experts suggest points to Lizzie’s guilt and others believe points to Lizzie’s innocence.  Lizzie’s connections to New Hampshire will also be explored.  Contact Carrie Gadbois for more info at 603-659-5311.

November 9, Saturday, 1:30pm Bring Your Ancestors to Life: Connect via Social History, at the South Shore Genealogical Society, John Curtis Free Library, Route 139 Hanover, Massachusetts.  Presented by Lori Lyn Price, Free to the public

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 11, Monday, 7pm, Vanished Veteran’s – NH’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials, at the Stratham Fire House, 2 Winnicut Road, Stratham, New Hampshire.  George Morrison has located, inventoried and photographed the fascinating variety of NH’s Civil War monuments.  He shares his discoveries, from the earliest obelisks to statuary, and artillery, to murals, cast iron, stained glass and buildings from the 1860s to the 1920s. Contact Wiggin Memorial Library 603-772-4346 for more information. Free to the Public

November 12, Tuesday, 4 – 5:30pm, Genealogy for Beginners, at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Mass, in the Tech Classroom, contact 617-859-2323 to pre-register and reserve a spot.  Free.

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 Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, New Hampshire, FREE and open to the public, contact 603-362-5234 for more information.

November 12, Tuesday, 6:30pm A Woman That Keeps Good Orders:  Tavern Keeping and Public Approval, at the Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, New Hampshire, Free to the Public. Marcia Schmidt Blaine explores the world of female tavern keepers in the Colonial period.  Contact Betty Tidd at 603-524-6042 for more information.

November 12, Tuesday, 7pm New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones, at the Madbury Town Hall, 13 Town Hall Road, Madbury, New Hampshire, Gelnn Knoblock explores these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them.  Learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire.  Contact Richard Erickson for more information at 603- 749-9011. Free to the Public.

November 12, Tuesday, 7pm Petticoat Patriot:  A Woman in the Continental Army, at the Candia Baptist Church, 188 Deerfield Road, Candia, New Hampshire, Joan Gatturna presents a living history program on Deborah Sampson, a patriot who disguised herself as a young man and enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and served undetected for 17 months.  Contact Linda Thomas at 603-483-8199 for more information.  Free to the Public.

November 13,  7pm, Wednesday, Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook, at the Litchfield Middle School, 19 McElwain Drive, Litchfield, NH, contact 6-3-434-4044.  Bob Cottrell presents the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinook sled dogs.  Free to the Public

November 14, Thursday, Crime and Punishment on the Isles of Shoals: The Ballad of Louis Wagner, at the Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, NH, contact 603- 964-6281.  John Perrault presents the story of Louis Wagner, who was accused of murdering Anethe and Karen Christenson on Smuttynose Island in 1873.  He weaves his “Ballad of Louis Wagner” through the program with guitar and vocals.  Free to the public.

November 15, Friday, 9am, The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere, at the Community Church of Durnham, 17 Main Street, Durham, New Hampshire, a living history program with Joan Gatturna who tells the story of tea, trouble, and revolution by the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere.  Contact Dianne Ramey for more information at 603-868-1219.

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 15, Friday, 7pm Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale, at the Effingham Historical Society Bldg, 1014 Province Lake Road (Rte 153), Center Effingham, New Hampshire.  Sharon Wood portrays Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, New Hampshire native, who tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday.  Contact Sheila Jones for more information at 603-539-4071. Free to the public

November 19, Tuesday, 6:30pm 7pm Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale, repeat of the above program at the Richard Free Library, 58 N. Main Street, Newport, New Hampshire. Free to the Public.
November 19, Tuesday, 4 – 5:30pm, Genealogy for Beginners, at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Mass, in the Tech Classroom, contact 617-859-2323 to pre-register and reserve a spot.  Free.

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.

November 21, Thursday, 6:30pm, Mary Todd Lincoln: Wife and Widow, at the Brookline Public Library, 16 Main Street, Brookline, New Hampshire.  Living historian Sally Mummey portrays Mary Todd Lincoln as she muses on her life from her dreams as a girl to her years as First Lady during the Civil War. Contact Erin Kennedy at 603-673-3330.

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 4, 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, 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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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