Sunday, January 8, 2017

New England Genealogy Clubs and Societies

(scroll to the bottom for state and regional societies)

Clubs (that meet on a regular basis - If you know one that I missed, please leave a comment or email me at and I'll add it to this list.)

Acton, MA - Genealogical Round Table meets at the Acton Library on the fourth Monday of most months at 1PM.    

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

Andover, MA –  “Discover Your Past Genealogy Club”, Memorial Hall Library, every second Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am.  Everyone is welcome.  See the webpage

Augusta, ME - Maine State Library genealogy club, fourth Thursday of the month, 10am to noon.  Contact Emily Shroeder at the state library for more information.

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

Bedford, MA - Genealogy club meets up at the Bedford Library on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10am.  

Boston, MA  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.

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

Canton, MA  Irish Cultural Centre, meets at 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, Massachusetts.  The Irish Cultural Centre ( and the Friends of Irish Research ( bring genealogy to the ICC library every third Friday of the month from 7 – 9pm.  Free Wifi in the building.

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

Derry, NH  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.

East Haven, Connecticut Genealogy Club, at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, Connecticut

Franklin, Massachusetts Genealogy Club, at the Franklin Library, 25 Kenwood Circle, Franklin, Massachusetts.  Held on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.  No meeting in November, December, July or August. 

Gray, Maine, The Maine Genealogical DIG, a DNA interest group, is a new group to assist people using and understanding Genetic Genealogy, DNA testing. They will help you decide who to test, when to test, why to test, and how to work most efficiently with the results. DNA results are to be used as a tool along with traditional genealogy research. Meetings are free and open to all on the second Saturday of the month starting Saturday, Jan. 9th, from 10am to noon at the Gray Public Library, 5 Hancock Street in Gray, Maine. For more information contact Nancy Milliken Mason at or 207-239-1970

Haverhill, Massachusetts at the Northern Essex Community College, a free genealogy discussion group on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 10am, in the Library building upstairs in the Pailes room.

Hudson, NH  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)

Kennebunk, ME  Genealogy Group, at the Kennebunk Public Library, 112 Main Street Kennebunk, Maine, meets monthly.  No charge for the program.  Call Janet at 207-985-2173 or email

Littleton, MA Genealogy Club, at the Couper Room in the Littleton, Massachusetts Reuben Hoar Public Library, second Monday of the month at 10am. For more information see the website at

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

Meredith NH, Genealogy Club

Middletown, CT  Genealogy Club at the Godfrey Library in Middletown, Connecticut

Nashua, NH   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 )

Newton, MA  The Newton Genealogy Club, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm in room A of the Newton Free Library. Contact Ginny Audet

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

Portsmouth, NH- Genealogy workshop at the Portsmouth Public library on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.

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

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Genealogy Club, meets third Monday of the month at the Shrewsbury Public Library, contact George C. Brown at 508-841-8531 or

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

Tewksbury, MA Genealogy Support Group, 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2pm, at the Tewksbury, Massachusetts Public Library.  All are welcome. 

Townsend, MA Genealogy Group, Townsend, Massachusetts every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Townsend Public Library in meeting hall B.  Use the library subscriptions to Ancestry, Heritage Quest and Historic Maps, borrow a laptop or bring your own.  

Turner’s Falls, MA  Genealogy Gathering, Every First Thursday 6 – 8pm, at the Carnegie Public Library in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.  Informal genealogy sharing after hours at the library with use of the computers and the local history room. Contact the library for more information.

Wayland, MA  Genealogy Club, second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, at the Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, Massachusetts.


The American Canadian Genealogical Society, has a physical building with a library at 4 Elm Street,  Manchester, New Hampshire open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, staffed by volunteers.  603-622-1554

American French Genealogical Society, has a physical library at 78 Earle Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island   open Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturday (closed Saturdays in July).  401-765-6141 

Cape Cod Genealogy Society

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, meets at the American Legion, 22 Elm Street Gardner, Massachusetts every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Connecticut Society of Genealogists  A newsletter, quarterly journal, office and physical library, and many events, bus trips, annual meeting, and more.

Essex Society of Genealogists, third Saturday of each month at 12 noon for a social hour followed by a 1pm business meeting, except for January, June, July and August.  Meets in Lynnfield, Massachusetts at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield Center, Massachusetts.

Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets at 1pm on the first Saturday of every month (except July) at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.  New members are always welcome.  Refreshments at 12:30pm.  There is a one hour educational program at 1pm, with a business meeting to follow.  $3 suggested donation for speaker and room rental. 

Maine Genealogical Society -   Nine chapters around the state, quarterly journal, yearly conference.

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.  Four chapters: Bristol, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex and Worcester.  Go to    

New England Historic Genealogical Society, website and a five story library located at 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 

New Hampshire Society of Genealogists  Yearly meeting and a quarterly journal.

Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc, meets the 1st Saturday of each month from noon to 3pm in the Community Room of the East Bridgewater Public Library. 

Rhode Island Genealogical Society   Member meetings, bus trips, and a quarterly journal. 

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.

Genealogical Society of Vermont Spring meeting and a quarterly journal.

The Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets at Belfast, Maine in the Belfast Free Library every third Wednesday of the month, at 2pm. 

Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society, first Monday of every month at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main Street, Agawam, Massachusetts. 

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