Local Genealogy Club Meetings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Roundtable, at the Derry Public
Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH http://www.derry.lib.nh.us/ every first Tuesday of the Month, at 1 – 2:30
PM. Contact: 603-432-6140 for more
Greater Lowell Genealogy Club, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maglgc/ meets at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA
10AM to 1PM once a month.
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
NH Genealogy Club- Gale Library,
Newton, NH, 603-382-4691, 3PM on the third Wednesday of the month.
Hampton, NH Genealogy Club, at the
North Hampton Public Library, 237A Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton NH
July 27, Saturday,
9am to 4:30pm Star Island Excursion with
Historic New England, discover the fascinating history of the Isles of
Shoals. Take a boat through Portsmouth
Harbor and eight miles out to Star Island for a historic walking tour. Lunch at the Oceanic Hotel. Lunch and boat included. $60 members/ $70 non
members. Registration required
603-4326-3225. Another tour will run on
August 7, 2013.
July 31, Wednesday,
6:30pm, Digging into Derry: Forest Hill
Cemetery, at the Derry Public Library, Derry, NH, contact Sherry Bailey at
432-6140 or email@example.com for more
information. Presented by TJ Culane of
the Friends of the Forest Hill Cemetery.
August 2, 10am to
4pm, Free Fun Friday at the Wenham
Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Highland
Street Foundation, the museum will be FREE all day. http://www.wenhammuseum.org/
August 3, 9am, Saturday, Fort George, Penobscot, 1778 - 1783 - A Safe Haven for Loyalist Close and Far, by the Old Broad Bay Family History Association of Waldeboro, Maine, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 277, Manktown Road. Talk by Anette Ruppel Rodrigues, a German instructor from the University of Maine, Orono. Snacks and lunch provided. After lunch there will be a historical tour of Waldoboro Village conducted by historian Mark Biscoe. A $5 donation requested. All are welcome. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 4 – 9, 2013, The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. See the website
August 5, Monday, 6:30pm Digging into Derry: The Portrait of Elizabeth McGregor, contact
Sherry Bailey at 432-6140 or email@example.com
for more information, Karen Blandford-Anderson of the Derry Museum of History
will discuss the portrait of Elizabeth McGregor, daughter of Molly and General
Reid, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Staff Faithful. Hear about the
family and hw the portrait was returned to Derry.
August 6, 2pm, Tuesday, Census, Passenger Lists, and Naturalization Records, at the National
Archives, 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass.
Reservations required call 866-406-2379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
and for more details. FREE to the
public. Website http://www.archives.gov/boston/
August 7, 6pm, Wednesday, If I am
Not For Myself, Who Will Be for Me? George Washington’s Runaway Slave, at
the Barrington Public Library, 105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington, NH, Contact Amy
Inglis for more information. The story
of Ona Judge Staines, a runaway slave, will be portrayed by Gwendolyn
Quezaire-Presutti. Ona ran away from
Philadelphia to freedom in New Hampshire. FREE to the public.
August 7, 9am to 4:30pm, Wednesday, Star Island Excursion with Historic New
England, discover the fascinating history of the Isles of Shoals. Take a boat through Portsmouth Harbor and
eight miles out to Star Island for a historic walking tour. Lunch at the Oceanic Hotel. Lunch and boat included. $60 members/ $70 non
members. Registration required
August 7, 7pm, Wednesday Mystic, Connecticut and the War of 1812 at the Mystic and Noank Library, Connecticut presented by author and professor Glenn Gordinier, who just wrote the book Rocket's Red Glare: the War of 1812 and Connecticut, which has won the American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit. Free and open to the public.
August 13, 7pm, Wednesday, Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Prize: New
Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, at the Salem Historical Museum,
310 Main St, Salem, NH, contact Ann LeClair 603-893-6783 for more
information. FREE to the public. Charles
Doleac’s program focuses on Roosevelt’s diplomacy and the Russian Japanese
peace treaty in Portsmouth when NH hosted 30 days of negotiations that resulted
in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and earned Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace
Prize. The program also focuses on the
ordinary people from NH who positively affected the negotiations.
August 13, 7pm, Wednesday, Treasures from the Isles of Shoals: How New
Archaeology is Changing Old History, at the Hampstead, NH Public Library, 9
Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead. Contact
603-329-6411 for more information. J. Dennis Robinson, historian, presents the
new digs by Nathan Hamilton which have unearthed mover 300,000 artifacts on
this largely uninhabited group of islands. FREE to the public.
August 15, 7pm, Thursday, Treasures from the Isles of Shoals: How New
Archaeology is Changing Old History, at the Bedford Public Library, 3
Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH (see above)
August 16, 10am to 6pm, Free Fun Friday at the USS Constitution Museum, Bldg. 5 Charlestown
Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Highland Street
Foundation, the museum will be FREE all day. http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/
August 17, 10:30 -
11:30am, Saturday, The Mobile
Genealogist: Part II, Imaging on the Go at the New England Historic
Genealogical Society, 99 - 101 Newbury Street, Boston. Staff member Alice
Kane introduces these helpful technology tools including digital cameras and
the Flip-Pal scanner. To reserve your space call 617-226-1226 or email
August 21, 1pm, Wednesday, The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A
visit with Rachel Revere, at the Wentworth Home, 795 Central Avenue, Dover,
NH, contact Samantha Simpson 603-516-8826 for more information. FREE to the public. Joan Gatturna portrays Rachel Revere, wife of
Paul Revere. See the events of the
Revolutionary War through the eyes of the woman who engineered the escape of
ther family from occupied Boston and smuggled money to the Songs of Liberty.
August 23, 9am to 5pm, Free
Fun Friday at the New Bedford
Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts, sponsored
by the Highland Street Foundation, the museum will be FREE all day. http://www.whalingmuseum.org/
August 23, 10 am to 4pm, Free Fun Friday at the Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road,
Harvard, Massachusetts sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the museum
will be FREE all day. http://www.fruitlands.org/
August 24 and 25, Saturday and Sunday, Revolutionary
War Weekend at the Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire, www.fortat4.org The Fortified village will be open for tours,
sutlers will sell trade goods, and there will be a muster and battle
re-enactment. See the website for the
schedule of events.
August 30, 9am – 5pm, Free Fun Friday at Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth,
Massachusetts, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the museum, grist
mill and Mayflower II (open until 7pm) will be FREE all day. http://www.plimoth.org/
September 4, 10am, New Visitor Welcome Tour, at the New England Historic Genealogical
Society Library, 99 – 101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA. A FREE orientation and tour
of the resources available at NEHGS with over 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts,
microfilms, journals, photographs, records and expert staff. For more info 617-536-5740
September 9, 7pm, Monday, Digging into Native History in New
Hampshire, at the Stratham Fire House (Morgera Mtg. Room), 2 Winnicut Road,
Stratham, NH, contact the Wiggins Library for more info 603-772-4346. Abenaki history presented by Robert Goodby
who reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here in New
September 10, 7pm, Tuesday, Harnessing History: On the Trail of New
Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook, at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary
E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, NH. Contact
603-329-6411 for more information. FREE
to the public. Bob Cottrell covers the
history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks.
Inquire whether the speaker’s dog will accompany him.
September 11, 7pm, Wednesday, The Founding Fathers: What were they
Thinking? At the Wadleigh Memorial
Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford, NH, contact 603-673-2408 for more
information. FREE to the public. Richard
Hesse presents the cast of characters called “founders”, the problems they
faced, and the solutions they fashioned.
September 12, 7pm, Thursday, New Hampshire Towns and the Civil War,
at the Brentwood Historical Society Museum, 140 Crawley Fall Road, Brentwood,
NH, contact 603-679-8635 for more information.
FREE to the public. Jere Daniell discusses the home front during the
war, responses to the Civil War, with specific examples from the history of
September 12, 7pm, Thursday, The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us, at the
Rochester Historical Society, 58 Hanson Street, Rochester, NH, contact
603-330-3099. Margo Burns presents an
array of witch craft prosecutions in 17th century New England, using
facsmiles of primary source manuscripts, and cases from Salem as well as New
Hampshire, Boston and Connecticut.
September 20 -21, First New York State Family History Conference, Holiday Inn and
Conference Center, Liverpool, New York (just outside of Syracuse) For complete details see the website at http://www.nysfhc.org/ Jointly produced by the Central New York
Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society for
the first ever statewide genealogical conference in New York State.
September 21, Saturday, Wyman Family Association Meeting and Reunion, at the Francis Wyman
House, built in 1666, at 56 Francis Wyman Road, Burlington, Mass., see www.wyman.org for more information
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.
October 19, 2013, 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.
Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo