Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Genealogy and Local History Events

Local Genealogy Club Meetings

Hudson Genealogy Club, at the Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH  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  every first Tuesday of the Month, at 11AM  contact: Christine Sharbrough 603-432-6140

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

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

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Using at Boston Public Library, 2 August 2012, 2:30 – 3:30PM, at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, Mass., Learn to use the NEHGS website, with over 200 million searchable names from New England, New York and beyond dating back to 1620.  FREE handson workshop, with laptops provided by the Boston Public library.  See the New England Historic Genealogical Society website for more information.

Lunch & Learn- Plimoth Plantation Lunchtime Lecture, 2 August 2012, 12 – 1PM, Accomack Building at Plimoth Plantation Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  A lecture on connecting the region’s Native American tribes and communities with university innovation and research through collaboration with Dr. James Cedric Woods.  Bring a bag lunch.

New Visitors Tour, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury St., Boston, Mass, 10 – 11 AM. An orientation talk and tour to learn about the resources at the NEHGS research library.  Staff genealogists will be available to offer advice on starting your own research. FREE.

Quilt Festival, 9 – 11 August 2012.  Lowell, Massachusetts. Trunk show, lectures, vendors, teas and special events all across the city.  All accessible via a free shuttle.  See for more information.

Munro Clan Gathering,  9 – 11 August 2012, Boston, Massachusetts.  Family reunion for members of the Munro/Munroe clan.  Excursion to Lexington where William Munroe and his descendants lived and fought in the Battle of Lexington.  Friday afternoon presentation by Diane Rapaport and John Kilgore. Saturday tours and Gala Banquet.  Sunday service at the Historic King’s Chapel for the “Kirkin’ of the Plaid”.   See for more information and registration.

Getting Started in Genealogy, August 15, 29 and September 5th,  6 – 8PM, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.  Let an NEHGS expert help you navigate the first steps in tracing your family history.  Three sessions with Rhonda McClure.  $30 for the full course.  Register online at

Londonderry, NH Old Home Day Celebration, 15 – 19 August 2012, see the website for schedule and information for the 113th annual celebration.  Parade, Children’s night, 10K race, baseball games, food, concerts, games and other community activities all week long.

Sgt. William Harlow Family Association Reunion- 25-26 August 2012, Kingston and Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Contact: Kimberly Northrup, 7 Grove St., #12, Boston, MA  02114, or

Lunch & Learn – Plimoth Plantation Lunchtime Lecture, 6 September 2012, 12 – 1 PM at the Accomack Building at Plimoth Plantation Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Lecture “Fur, Fortune and Empire – An Epic History of the Fur Trade in America” with author Erick Jay Dolan.  Bring a bag lunch.

Genealogy Discovery Day, Saturday, 20 October 2012, 1:30 – 4:30 PM at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Genealogy Club.  To volunteer or to obtain more information, please contact: Judy Sylvia at or Paula McCarron at


Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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