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Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:30 PM

Book Publishing for Genealogists
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter
Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

Presented by literary agent Linda Roghaar. Free and open to the public.

In this talk, Linda will explain all the parts that make a book, from concept to finished book. She will discuss the difference between printing and publishing, how to organize your materials and set goals to get your book completed, and the most important piece you’ll need to get started. Filled with examples and stories, and many details, she will give you the overall picture of the journey of a manuscript - or an idea - to a professionally published book.

Linda Roghaar has worked for decades in book publishing helping writers get published. In 2007, she recognized that advances in technology could benefit authors and developed an exciting, collaborative platform that combines standards of traditional publishing with today’s innovative publishing tools. Backed by a team of talented writers, editors, and designers, she helps genealogists get their stories written, edited, and published.

https://msoginc.org/


Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mining for Gold in Federal Records with Linda MacIver
ESSEX SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS, Lynnfield, MA

As the recipient of the Richard S. Lackey Scholarship for 2018, Linda was awarded tuition and coverage for some other expenses for the week-long seminar, the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, held at NARA in Washington, DC, in July. She will be sharing with us some of her discoveries regarding the wealth of federal records useful for genealogical research, as well as some breakthroughs in her own family history. You haven't done that "reasonably exhaustive search" unless you include more than the usual federal records. It really is a myth that our families weren't important enough to be in records preserved at the National Archives. Come and hear why!

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She recently retired from a 27-year career at the Boston Public Library, where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes in 2011. She taught the multi-week beginners' genealogy course for the past five years. She also organized two seasons of the Local and Family History series and developed the Intermediate Genealogy Summer Lecture series over the past three years. She is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (Mass.) Society of Genealogists (ESOG). She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England) Record Office. Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd. from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College.

Meetings are held at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield MA. The church is on the corner of Summer and Main Streets, next to the Lynnfield Public Library. Parking is in the rear, off Main Street. Join us for a bring-your-own lunch and social hour at noon. Lectures will begin at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.esog.org/


Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chipping Away At Brick Walls Using DNA with Sandy Murray, PhD
ESSEX SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS, Lynnfield, MA

DNA testing estimates the “degree of relatedness” between individuals rather than filling in names in a tree but it can point the investigator in the right direction to break down those pesky brick walls - if the analysis is both organized and comprehensive. In this presentation we’ll briefly compare the five major companies commonly used today, illustrate different approaches to organizing and analyzing results, overview the newest exciting analytical methods developed in the last year, and then apply DNA results to several case studies. Handouts will include a reference list for blogs, webinars, charts, YouTube videos and other resources in this fast-moving field.
After a career as a laboratory research cell biologist, Sandy has been working with DNA in a genetic genealogy setting since 2011. She is particularly interested in helping genealogists who have received their “DNA results” and “matches” but have no idea how to work with them. She also moderates the monthly Chelmsford Genealogy Club’s DNA Special Interest Group.

Meetings are held at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield MA. The church is on the corner of Summer and Main Streets, next to the Lynnfield Public Library. Parking is in the rear, off Main Street. Join us for a bring-your-own lunch and social hour at noon. Lectures will begin at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.esog.org/


Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:30 PM

Impact of the 1918 Flu Epidemic
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter
Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland MA

Presented by genealogist, Lori Lyn Price.

https://msoginc.org/



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