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
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 5, 12-1pm, Shoulder Your Arms: Colonial Militias in Early Plymouth Colony, a
“Lunch & Learn” lecture at Plimoth Plantation Museum, Plymouth,
Massachusetts, Free for members, $8 non-members. Learn the role of famous military figures
(such as Capt. Myles Standish), and the importance of Colonial arms and
armament in early New England. Bring a
lunch or buy one at the Patuxet Café. Please pre-register here http://pplunchandlearnseptember2013.eventbrite.com/
September 7, Saturday, 12:30pm Tell Your Life Story with Eddie Adelman,
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road, Cape
Elizabth, Maine, sponsored by the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine
Genealogical Society. Social Hour at
12:30pm and speaker at 1pm. Business
meeting to follow at about 2:10.
September 7, Saturday, Family Natutical Night at Battleship Cove, Fall River,
Massachusetts. Spend the night on a WWII
battleship. Sleep in the bunks, eat
meals in the chow line, and rise and shine to the sound of reveille. Guests will enjoy all day admission, two
meals and the opportunity to participate in shipboard activities. www.battleshipcove.com
Further afield in Salt Lake City - for those with Hispanic ancestry
September 9 - 14th, Conferencia Iberoamericana de Genealogia, at 345 W. North Temple, Brigham Young Salt Lake Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Free classes to the public Friday September 13th and 14th and preceding the conference will be a four day gathering of genealogists, archivists, and professionals in the field of Hispanic research from September 9th to 12th. This portion costs $90, register at the website http://genealogia2013.org
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 13, Friday, 1pm All Aboard the Titanic, Rye
Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road, Rye, New Hampshire, contact 603-964-6281
for more information. FREE and open to the public. Ted Zalewski explores the personal
experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire
September 14, Saturday, 2pm African American Soldiers and Sailors of
the New Hampshire during the American Revolution, at the Discover
Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, FREE and open to
the public, call 603-380-0193 for more information.
September 15, Sunday, 11:30am, World War II New Hampshire, Deering
Community Church, 763 Deering Center Road, Deering, New Hampshire, A documentary about life in New Hampshire
during the war, with interviews, news reel footage, photos and radio reports
from the battlefields, with a discussion facilitated by John Gfoerer. Call 603-529-7764 for more information. FREE
and open to the public.
September 19, Thursday, 6:30pm, A Woman That Keeps Good Orders: Women,
Tavern Keeping and Public Approval, at the American Independence Museum’s
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter, New Hampshire, 603-772-2622. A discussion on the regulations, licensing,
handing drunks, controlling the flow of information- why would the Colonial era
government allow women to run a tavern? Why would a woman want to keep
one? FREE and open to the public.
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 21, Saturday, Maine Genealogical Society 2013 Fall conference, at Jeff’s
Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, Maine.
Featured speaker will be Laura Prescott with a keynote address “How the
Internet Makes Us Sloppy Genealogists”.
There will be a number of breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
Registration is $40 for MGS members, $50 for non-members (Register before
August 23 and enter a chance to win a $50 LL Bean gift card). For more info see the website http://conference.maineroots.org/
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.
September 30, Monday, 7:30pm Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages
Failed, at the Riverwoods, 7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter, New Hampshire,
603-658-3049, A lecture exploring how 18th century wives tired of
the marriage contract could run, but they could not hide. FREE and open to the
October 11 and 12, Polish Genealogical Conference, at Central Connecticut State
University, New Britain, Connecticut.
$80 early bird, $90 late registration, single day admission also
available. For info see http://www.pgsctne.org/Conference%202013/List%20of%20Documents.aspx
October 19, 2013, Saturday, 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.
October 19, Saturday, 1pm – 5pm, Open House to Benefit the Hollis Hisotrical
Society, 19 Main Street, Hollis, New Hampshire, across from the Wheeler
House Museum.Visit the recently restored Whiting/Poole/Hackett House. Nine rooms available for the tour after a
boiler explosion in 2008 damaged much of the main floor. 603-465-3935, Tickets
at $20 per person may be purchased ahead of time.
October 22, Tuesday, 6:30pm A
Soldier’s Mother Tells her Story, Brookline Public Library, 16 Main Street,
Brookline, New Hampshire, with Sharon Wood portraying Betsey Phelps, FREE and
open to the public. Contact Erin Kennedy
at 603-673-3330 for more information.
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
Café. Please pre-register here http://pplunchandlearnnovember2013.eventbrite.com/
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 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 Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street,
Deerfield, New Hampshire, FREE and open to the public, contact 603-362-5234 for
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
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-tavern. Just like at
Plymouth, tickets sell out fast and there are limited seatings.
Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo