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Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:30 PM

Digging Deeper with Military, Pension and Probate Records
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter
Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

Presented by genealogist Diane MacLean Boumenot. Digging deeper with record sets that are hard to access and challenging to analyze can add so much to our family's story. Digitization is gradually improving our chances of finding legal records that list family members and associates, the contents of our ancestor's homes, and details of our ancestor's livelihood and lifestyle. Learn more about less commonly used resources, the surprising secrets they can reveal, and how to access them online or order copies of them.

Diane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family. In 2018 she co-authored, with Maureen Taylor, the National Genealogical Society's NGS Research in the States volume, Research in Rhode Island. Diane speaks locally and also on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She holds a B.A. in American History and English from Wesleyan University. Diane is also a graduate of ProGen 28.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 9, 1:30 PM

Finding Ancestors with Old Maps: Where to find them, how to use them, and why old maps can be fun
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter
Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

Presented by genealogist Sara Campbell. Come and learn about the early maps of our region. Have you ever wondered how the first maps were made? Some maps were required by statute to be drawn. Some were made for commercial purposes. Some maps can show us the location of an ancestor’s farm, or the size of her chicken coop.

Sara Campbell combines her background in civil engineering with her love of family history to present a comprehensive overview of Massachusetts map research.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 13, 1:30 PM

Swedish Research
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter
Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA

Presented by genealogist Michael McClellan. Millions of Swedes emigrated to the United States for several different reasons during the last 200 years. The presentation will discuss the reasons for emigration and how to find historical documents related to their ancestors, along with how to interpret and translate them, which would also help find current relatives still residing in Sweden.

Michael is a certificate holder of the Genealogical Research course from Boston University along with holding degrees in Computer Programming and Accounting. He is passionate about researching his family history and specializes in Swedish and New England research. He loves to talk about genealogy and is more than willing to help in any way possible.

Free and open to the public.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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