Upcoming Classes, Conferences & Workshops
Fall Conference and Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Chateau Event Center and Restaurant
201 Hanover Street ~ Manchester, NH
(about a mile from our library)
Sandra Goodwin, Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, has been researching her family's history since 1992. Besides researching, she has also spoken at local, regional, and national conferences. She has also taught family history writing and beginning and intermediate genealogy classes at various local venues as well as through Worcester Night Life. She is currently the producer of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.Using Print-on-Demand: Write a Family History Book Your Relatives Will Actually Want to Read
Walter Hickey recently retired from the National Archives after 25 years, having served at both the Waltham and Pittsfield regional archives. He has been a frequent speaker at genealogical societies and conferences throughout New England on Federal records, including those relating to naturalization and immigration.
Online and More:
This session will present an overview of some of the naturalization records available on line, as well as the records series available from the Genealogy Program of the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). This program makes available several series of genealogically important naturalization files.
Michael J. Leclerc is the grandson of French-Canadian immigrants. He started researching those roots back in the 1980s and became a professional genealogist twenty years ago. He currently serves as Chief Genealogist for Mocavo. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a former Vice-President of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is the author of numerous articles for scholarly journals and popular genealogical magazines. He is co-editor of Genealogical Writing in the Twenty-First Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, and editor of the Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, Fifth Edition.
Advanced French-Canadian Research
Move beyond indexes and images from parish registers to propel your research. Discover a variety of online, print, and original records that will help you blast through brick walls and give you more information about your ancestors.
Early Bird Fee: $50/ by September 15, 2014
Full Conference Fee: $60 after September 15, 2014
This year we will be having a modified auction. Some excellent items are being donated – join the fun. For complete details as well as a registration form, please download the Program Brochure.
Join us for a great weekend of lectures and research!
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