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Introduction to Probate & Family Court Records and Their Genealogical Uses

Tuesday March 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts

Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01013

Our speaker, Ms. Lori Landers-Carvalho, Esq., Assistant Register of Probate for Hampden County, will explain what probate records are, their types including wills, divorce, name changes, etc., and why these records are valuable for your genealogical research. She will also discuss who files probate records, how do you go about getting probate records, and statistic about the Hampden county records along with what records are impounded. She will bring probate hand-outs. There will be Q&A at the end of the talk.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


Quirky Quebec

Saturday, April 11 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Massachusetts Society of Genealogists - Middlesex Chapter

Online via GoToWebinar. Registration at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8182973858478637580

Presented by Janine Penfield.

For decades, compilations of French-Canadian genealogy focused on Catholic marriages. Recently, compilations of baptisms and burials have appeared. But what if you’re looking for a Protestant event and it’s not indexed on standard genealogy sites? Are there strategies for identifying children born out of wedlock, where the parents’ names are always “undeclared”? After you review a family and find there are unmarried children and you suspect they joined a religious order, where can you look?

After a brief review of useful genealogy databases, examples of Protestant records, identifying children with the last name “Inconnu/Inconnue”, and an introduction to a religious order database will be presented. A bientôt!

This meeting is free and open to the public.


Current Strategies for Analyzing DNA Results

Saturday April 18 @ 12:00 p.m.
Essex Society of Genealogists

Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield

BYO lunch at noon followed by our speaker, Seema-Jayne Kenney, at 1:00 p.m.

A look at the logic, and the latest vendor & third-party online tools to use in connecting your DNA matches to your family tree. Many of these were used by the presenter to narrow in on a missing grandfather for her own family tree.

A wife, mother of three, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, has completed ProGen, and is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


Panning for Gold in the 21st Century: Ethically Linking the Present to the Past

Saturday, May 9 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Massachusetts Society of Genealogists - Middlesex Chapter

Probably online. Visit the MSOG website or the MSOG Facebook page for updated information

Presented by Francine Griffis.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


Adding Spreadsheets to Your Genealogy Toolkit

Saturday, June 13 @ 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Massachusetts Society of Genealogists - Middlesex Chapter

Acton Memorial Library
486 Main St., Acton

Presented by Susan O'Connor.

This meeting is free and open to the public.


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