Upcoming Classes, Conferences & Workshops

American-Canadian Genealogical Society

Classes offered at the ACGS Library
4 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

On Saturdays from 10-12 unless otherwise noted. In the event of bad weather, call 603-622-1554.

Pre-registration not required.

Free for members
$5.00 per class for non-members.
Apply your class fee towards membership and attend all classes free for a year!

March 29th - Compare and Contrast French-Canadian Indexes
Instructor: John Cooke

There are a number of Quebec indexes that will lead to you church records; some cover a limited time frame; others are indexed surname to surname or by female surnames. There are indexes with corrections, alternate dit names, and family information. This workshop will provide you with a strong foundation to improve your research skills with Blue, Petit, Red and Female Drouin, Loiselle, Jette, and Tanguay.

Sunday April 6th, 10 to 12 - A Look at Our Computerized Databases: An on screen Demonstration of Lafrance, Drouin originals, and other records.
Instructor: Gerry Savard

An overview of the computerized research tools available at our library.

What's available?
•Primary records through Ancestry.com, AmericanAncestors (Mass Vitals), Lafrance and Family Search.
•Indexed records through PRDH/Dictionaire Genealogique, searchable database of our repertoires, index of our obituary collection.

We will discuss what is available through these various resources including time periods and the locations that they cover.

An effort will be made to discuss the logical progression through the various databases as you begin your research and as you start gathering those facts and events that help fill out your family's history.

May 17th - Family Search to Pistard: Searching National and Regional On-line Databases
Instructor: Janine Penfield

Are you getting the most out of your searches on Family Search and Ancestry? Are you interested in putting more flesh on the bones of your ancestors using Ancestry?

You've heard about using notarial records, but where can you find them online? We'll introduce you to a couple of resources to begin investigating that part of French-Canadian research on Family Search and Pistard.

June 14 Acadian Research Pre- and Post-Deportation
Instructor: Lucie LeBlanc Consentino

Sources and strategies for finding that elusive ancestor. This class will provide a short overview of Acadian history to facilitate understanding why there are difficulties involved in Acadian Research.

Then there will be a recap of the best resources to use when researching your Acadian ancestor.


Local Events- Something for Everyone!

Radio Broadcasts:
Dimanche - Samedi  L'Air du temps, WUMB, Boston, MA (www.wumb.org)
Dimanche - Samedi  Canal Academie, Paris, FR (www.canalacademie.com)
Dimanche - Samedi  Couleur France, Paris, FR (www.couleurfrance.net)
Dimanche - Samedi  Radio France Internationale, Paris, FR (www.rfi.fr)
Dimanche 08:30-09:30 Salut! Bonjour! WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Dimanche 09:00-11:00 La Revue Francaise, WEZR 1240 AM, Auburn, ME (www.cnn1240.com)
Dimanche 09:00-12:00 Chez Nous, WFEA 1370 AM, Manch ester, NH (603-669-5777)
Dimanche 12:00-14:00 L'Echo Musical, WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Dimanche 17:00 -1 8:00 L'Heure Francaise, WHTB 1400 AM, Fall River, MA (508-677-1400)
Dimanche 17:00-19:00 Your French Connection, WUML 91.5 FM, Lowell, MA (www.wuml.org)
Lundi 06:00-08:00 French Toast, WMBR 88.1 FM, Cambridge, MA (wmbr.org)
Samedi 11:00-13:00 L'Echo Musical, WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Samedi 12:00-14:00 L'Heure Francaise, WCUW 91.3 FM, Worcester, MA (www.wcuw.com)


Manchester Historic Association

Millyard Museum
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531

Research Center
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531

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