Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 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

Barrington, NH Genealogy Club, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the Barrington Public Library, 105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington, NH  or email Wendy at

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 978-256-5521

Genealogy Roundtable, at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH  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  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

Greater Lowell Genealogy Club, meets at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA 10AM to 1PM once a month. 

Meredith NH, Genealogy Club

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

Rowley, Massachusetts Genealogy Club, meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the Rowley library, 6 -8pm in the Local History Room.  141 Main Street, Rowley, Massachusetts 978-948-2850

Rye Genealogy Club, at the Rye Public Library, first Tuesday of the month at 2PM.

RISE Genealogy Group at the Nashua Public Library, Hunt Room, on the first Friday of the month at 1pm  (Rivier College Institute for Senior Education, see )

Southborough, MA Genealogy Club, at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA  508-485-5031 or   Third Thursday of the Month.  See the website 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

Wednesday Night Jewish Genealogy, Every 3rd Wednesday at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.

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 and to confirm the meeting time and date.


March 1, Saturday, 5pm, Treasure from the Isles of Shoals:  How New Archaeology is Changing Old History, at the Kittery Point Yacht Club, Rt. 113, Goat Island, New Castle, New Hampshire.  Contact the Little Harbor Yacht Club at 603-436-8223 for more information.  Free to the public.

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

March 3, Monday, 12:30pm Petticoat Patriot: A Woman in the Continental Army, at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, New Hampshire.  Joan Gatturna presents a living history program about Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a young man and enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.  Contact Anita Chouinard at 603-886-7201 for more information.  Free to the public.

March 10, Monday, 6:30pm,  Local History Series: Houses of Derry, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Karen Blandford Anderson of the Derry Heritage Commission and Director of the Derry Museum of History. . Contact Sherry Bailey at 603-432-6140 for more information.  Free to the public.

March 12, Wednesday, 6 -7 pm Six Women of Salem, join historian and author Marilynne K. Roach for a lecture about her newest book at the New England Historic Genealogical Society 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  For more information:

March 12, Wednesday, 6pm Jewish Settlement in and out of Mattapan and Race and Ethnicity in Mattapan, 1860 – 2010 at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon presented by Amy Schectman and Dr. Kerri Greenidge.  Free to the public.

March 12, Wednesday, 7:30pm Family Stories:  How and Why to Remember and Tell Them, at the Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, New Hampshire.  Contact William Earnshaw at 603-472-3866 for more information.  Free to the public.

March 19, Wednesday, 7pm From the Roots Up (Genealogy 101) presented by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino at the Methuen, Massachusetts Historical Society, Tenney Gate House, 37 Pleasant St, (next to the town hall).

March 24, Monday, 7:30pm Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, at the Riverwoods at Exeter, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, New Hampshire.  Elena Dodd presents a living history presentation as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  Contact Jeanne Wild at 603-658-3049 for more information.  Free to the public.

March 26, Wednesday, 7pm, Acadian & French Canadian History and Genealogy presented by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, at the Methuen, Massachusetts Historical Society, Tenney Gate House, 37 Pleasant St, (next to the town hall).

March 26, 6pm Family Research through Oral History for Less Documented Groups at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, presented by genealogist Marian Pierre-Louis.  Free to the public.

March 29, 1pm, Genealogy Blogging Workshop presented by Heather and Vincent Rojo, at Memorial Hall in the Andover Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts.  Sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Merrimack Valley Chapter.  Learn how to start your own genealogy blog.  Free to the public. See and for more information email

March 29, Saturday, New England Family History Conference, at the Franklin, Massachusetts LDS church, 91 Jordan Road, sponsored by the Hingham Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  FREE to the public.  See the website for schedule of classes, directions and more information Pre-registration closes March 14, but walk-ins are welcome although some classes may be full by then.  Email or call 339-206-1628 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.

April 1, Tuesday, 7:30pm New Hampshire’s Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline, at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, New Hampshire. Contact Laura Martin Gowing at 603-778-2335 for more information.  Free to the public.

April 2, Wednesday, 7pm, If I am Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me?  George Washington’s Runaway Slave, at the Lee Safety Complex, 20 George Bennett Road, Lee, New Hampshire.  Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti portrays Oney Judge Staines, the slave who ran away to New Hampshire.  Contact Phyllis White at 603-659-2883 for more information.  Free to the public.

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  1. Don't you wish we could easily time travel to all of these! By the way, Penobscot County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Dona Saucier, representing the 2014 Acadian World Congress, at the Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, March 8, 3-5 PM. The Acadian World Congress is held every five years at different locations around North America, maybe the globe, and this year has scheduled commemorations throughout August 2014 in northern Maine, northern New Brunswick and the neighboring area of Quebec. I'm signed up for 5 different bus trips - can't wait!