Friday, January 31, 2014

February 2014 Genealogy and Local History Events 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.

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)

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 Clubhttp://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

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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February 1, Saturday, 1pm Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. Meeting. At the East Bridgewater Public Library, Lower level meeting room, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Frederick Channell will discuss his book “The Immortal Patriot”- the story of his fifth great grandfather.  http://www.plymouthcountygenealogists.org/

February 1, Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30am Mobile Genealogy, Part II, Imaging on the Go, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Genealogist Alice Kane presents how to use digital cameras and the Flip-Pal scanner for recording documents.  Free and open to the public. To reserve your space email education@nehgs.or or call 617-266-1226.

February 1, Saturday, 9:30 to 11am, Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club, genealogist Michael Brophy will present a discussion on how to access and use electronic databases, at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., Duxbury, Massachusetts.

February 4, Tuesday, 7pm Beginning Again: Tackling a New Research Area, at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Public Libary,  by the Chelmsford Genealogy Club with presenter Christine Sharbrough, librarian and certified genealogist. 

February 4, Tuesday, 7:30pm, Winning the War, Shaping the Peace: Industry, Civil War, and the Birth of Consumerism, at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, New Hampshire.  Contact Laura Martin Gowing 603-778-2335 for more information.  Free to the public. 

February 5, 12, and 19, at 6 – 8pm, Getting Started in Genealogy, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Genealogist Rhonda McClure will share her knowledge in this three part course.  Sessions held on three consecutive Wednesdays.   $30 for all three sessions.  Click here for registration information http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=29746&utm_source=twgnewsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=664

February 6, Thursday, 12:15pm, Sarah Prince: A Life in Meditations and Letters, at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, part of the Midday at the Meeting House talks,  free to members, $1 - $6 for others, presented by historian and Wheelock College professor Laurie Crumpacker. 

February 8, Saturday, 1:30pm, The Underground Railroad in New England, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Eleanor Strang in honor of Black History month. Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

February 10, Monday,  6:30pm, Local History Series: The Day that Made Robert Frost, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by the Derry Town Historian Rick Holmes. Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

February 12, Wednesday, 6:30pm Mary Todd Lincoln: An Unconventional Woman, at the Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, New Hampshire.  Watch Sally Mummey interpret Mary Lincoln during the Civil War years.  Contact the library 603-326-5234 for more information.  Free to the public.

February 13, Thursday, 12:15pm, Abigail Adams: Life, Love and Letters at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, part of the Midday at the Meeting House talks, free to members $1 - $6 for others, presented by living history interpretoer Patricia Bridgman using Abigail's correspondence with her husband, John Adams. 

February 18, Tuesday, 7:00pm Civilians of Gettysbury, 1863, at the Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, New Hampshire.  Contact Anita Creager at 603-424-5084 for more information.  Free to the public.

February 20, Thursday, 12:15pm, Petticoats at the Revolution,  at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, part of the Midday at the Meeting House talks, free to members, $1 - $6 for others, presented by Joan Gatturna who portrays Rachel Revere. 

February 22, Saturday, 10am, Land Records with Richard Howe, Middlesex Register of Deeds and Blogger, Merrimack Valley chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists meeting at the Nevins Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, Mass. Free and open to the public.    http://massachusettssocietyofgenealogists.org/merrimackvalleynews.php 

February 26, Wednesday, 6pm Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, presented by Evan Thornberry, the cartographic reference librarian for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library and by Jonathan Wyss.  Free to the public.

February 27, Thursday, 12:15pm, "Lett No Country Grants to be Laid Upon our Lands"  at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, part of the Midday at the Meeting House talks, free to members, $1 - $6 for others, an illustrated lecture by anthropologist and UMass Boston professor Amy Den Ouden who explores what we can learn about indigenous women's daily lives from 18th century land petitions.  

March 1, Saturday, 9 am to 3pm, Museum Clean Up Day at Plimoth Plantation, join the staff raking, painting, set up exhibits and much more.  Complimentary lunch and a free pass to Plimoth Plantation as a thank you for this popular tradition.  Registration now open online www.plimoth.org

In the future-

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 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.

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.


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5 comments:

  1. Wow, Heather-- It is so helpful to have all of this in one place. Oh, to live closer, or find a group up here in VT. I think the Maine Cemetery group also has a couple of workshops coming up, including one on how to restore an old cemetery.

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  2. FYI The Derry Genealogy Round Table Will not be meeting in February. We should re-start in March. We flip flop times between the evening and afternoons (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM).
    We do TRY to get it into both the Derry News and the Nutfield News with an announcement. Also, MyY phone # is 603-505-1570.
    Thanks for the promo.

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  3. Thanks for the promo for the Derry Roundtable. However, we aren't meeting in February. We plan to restart in March.
    Also, we flip flop the meetings between the evening and afternoons (1PM to 2:30PM). We try to get a notice in both the Derry News and the Nutfield News.
    Also my contact number is 603-505-1750.
    Again, thanks for the promo.

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  4. Heather, this is great! Thank you for taking the time to compile it all!

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